Classic force

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Umpa Duze
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Classic force

Postby Umpa Duze » February 9th, 2010, 4:38 am

Hi,
I want to learn the classic force and wonder if you can recommend a good VHS/DVD to get me started. Also, any advice you might have about who I can talk to about putting the finishing touches together once I master the basics, would also be appreciated.

Thanks,
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Re: Classic force

Postby Jonathan Townsend » February 9th, 2010, 8:45 am

Beyond what's easily available via google search -

the ritual with salamanders and batwings has been rumored effective.
Mundus vult decipi -per Caleb Carr's story Killing Time

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Re: Classic force

Postby Bob Cunningham » February 9th, 2010, 8:59 am

The World's Greatest Magic series has a DVD dedicated to the classic force.

Instructions from Daryl, R. Paul Wilson and Michael Ammar.

Once you get the basic instruction you just have try it with hundreds of spectators. It's more of a knack than a slight.

Here is the link: http://www.llpub.com/zenshop/index.php? ... ts_id=2633

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Re: Classic force

Postby Steve Bryant » February 9th, 2010, 9:09 am

Paul Gertner once put out a small booklet called Forcing a Card in the Classic Manner. That info is now on a DVD from Paul along with several other forces. At paulgertner.com. Paul does a great routine with the classic force that is in Steel and Silver.

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Re: Classic force

Postby Dustin Stinett » February 9th, 2010, 1:42 pm

I recommend Paul Green's DVD on the subject.

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Re: Classic force

Postby Mark Collier » February 9th, 2010, 1:53 pm

A tip I used when learning the classic force was to ask the spectator to touch a card (instead of pick a card). This allows you use an out, such as an outjog, strip out and double turnover, if you miss the force.

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Re: Classic force

Postby Harry Lorayne » February 9th, 2010, 3:52 pm

Do it behind your back - that breaks down all psychological barriers. I teach it in one of my books. HL.

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Re: Classic force

Postby Richard Kaufman » February 9th, 2010, 3:59 pm

Reputation Makers, right?
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Re: Classic force

Postby Ian Kendall » February 9th, 2010, 5:20 pm

The best classic force I've been on the receiving end for was by Paul Daniels.

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Re: Classic force

Postby Harry Lorayne » February 9th, 2010, 5:35 pm

Right, Richard - the Reputation-Makers section of The Classic Collection, Volume 2. No earth-shaking bit of business, but I've alway found it easier to "classic force" behind my back, and - it looks better to the layman. H.

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Re: Classic force

Postby Harry Lorayne » February 9th, 2010, 5:37 pm

Incidentally, Richard, did I tell you that you did a great job with your magic book (Knack) for the public. You had a good teacher?!?! Kidding. Best - HARRY L.

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Re: Classic force

Postby Richard Kaufman » February 9th, 2010, 9:02 pm

Yes, Harry, thanks.
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