Top effects from Genii 2005

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Postby ggarcia » 02/02/06 09:52 PM

I was wondering if anyone was interested in sharing what their top 1 or 2 effects from Genii were in 2005?
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Postby Leonard Hevia » 02/03/06 11:54 AM

The Linking Ring move that appeared several months ago is amazing. I remember reading that and wondering: "Why didn't I think of that?" I don't have that copy of Genii handy and I can't remember the contributor or issue date. :)
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Postby Joe Pecore » 02/03/06 01:22 PM

Would that linking ring move be "Full Circle" by Brian Nordstrom in the August 2005 Genii (Criss Angel on the cover)?
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Postby Joe Pecore » 02/03/06 03:22 PM

Here is a list of effects from 2005 to help jog your memories:

January 2005
I don' think there were any effects this month

February 2005
Cigarette Paper Thing by Darren Brown
Bermuda by Darren Brown

March 2005
Fax by Rafael Benatar
The Favorite cards of my Friends by Rafael Benatar
Once in a Hundred years by Rafael Benatar
On Tabling Double Cards by Rafael Benatar
Right Between the eyes by Rafael Benatar

April 2005
The Blow Vanish By Romaine
Wandering By Romaine
Double Kicker By Romaine
4 x 4 Magic Square (Harry Lorayne)
May 2005
Derek Dingle's Magazine Miracle
Dyslexic Coins Across by Lee SailEr
Splitting the Difference by Gordon Bean
Flatline by David Acer and Rick Bronson
Shuffle Tracking by James Swain

June 2005
Call to Order by Shoot Ogawa
Marked Bill Through Coin by Dr. Rubinstein
Pile of Change by Richard Sanders
Uprising by Euan Bingham
Skull Scavanger by Bob Farmer

July 2005
Erdnase Sideways by Guy Hollingworth
Spellboundless by Jacky Kahan
Shrinkage by Matthew Dowden
The Mintalist by Andy Baroch
The Ruling Class by Max Maven
Conveyor Belt by Pete McCabe

August 2005
The 4D card by Alex Elmsley
Full Circle by Brian Nordstrom
Deep Vernon by Tyler Wilson
MusclePass Coin Producition by Yannick Lacroix
Venetian Deck by Tom Stone
Slop Shuffle Royal Flush by Bob Farmer
The Opposite of a Card Trick by David Regal

September 2005
Diminishing Returns by Daryl
The King of Queens by Daryl
Money Transfer by Daryl

October 2005
Mojo Boogie Boxes Two-Box Routine by Bob Farmer
Influetial Choice by Ray Kosby
Broccoli and Carrot by Mike Allee
Moe's Memory by Karl Fulves
Caffeine Overdose by David Acer

Novemeber 2005
The Four Kinds - Hofzinser
The Changed Aces - Hofzinser
To Think and Forget - Hofzinser
The Bottom Cange and The Bottom/Top change
Card Etudes - Hofzinser
Everywhere and Nowhere - Hofzinser

December 2005
Triangulation by Camille Gastine
The Draun Control by Steve Druan
A Hundred Fold by Pete McCabe
Expulsion of Aces by Jim Swain



(I hope I got them all)
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Postby David Acer » 02/04/06 12:18 PM

Hi Joe,

Thanks for the list! The only two absent entries I noticed are:

APRIL, 2005

4 x 4 Magic Square (Harry Lorayne)

OCTOBER, 2005

Caffeine Overdose (me)

Bill Duncan recently sent me some work on the latter that I'll be glad to post when I'm back on my home computer. In addition, here's a link for anyone who would like to see Romaine perform "Double Kicker," from the April, 2005 issue:

http://www.davidacermagic.com/david-ace ... -peeks.htm

Just answer the question that gets you into (onto?) the SNEAK PEEKS page, then click on Romaine's "Double Kicker" on the right side of the page.
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Postby Pete Biro » 02/04/06 01:48 PM

I got in but couldn't find the link on your SNEAK PEAK page... duh... :help:
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Postby Ian Kendall » 02/04/06 03:14 PM

Go to the home page, and then back to the Sneak Peek page - this will bring up the question box.

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Postby Guest » 02/04/06 03:59 PM

For those of you who don't know the answer to the

question to acess the sneak peek it is in the

Feb. Genii.......Mike
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Postby David Acer » 02/05/06 09:41 AM

Originally posted by Pete Biro:
I got in but couldn't find the link on your SNEAK PEAK page... duh... :help:
Hi Pete,

Once you've answered the question (which is in place only to weed out non magicians, not to foil those in the know), a new window should open, in which you will see Marc DeSouza's bill-change routine, "Picasso's Bill" from DeSouza's DeCeptions in a column down the left side of the page. On the right side of the page is a box menu with links to the rest of the site (i.e., CATALOGUE, HOME, etc.), and just below that, another box listing PAST SNEAK PEEKS. The link to Romaine's "Double Kicker" is at the top of the list.
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Postby Ian Kendall » 02/05/06 11:46 AM

Something else to think about; the first time I did this the window was blocked by Google's pop up blocker - you might want to check the yellow bar :)

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Postby Leonard Hevia » 02/05/06 08:21 PM

Yes Joe--Thank you for posting your response. It most certainly was Brian Nordstrom's "Full Circle." Locking key rings kinda make this move somewhat obsolete, but nonetheless it's a beauty!

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Postby David Acer » 02/06/06 11:26 AM

Originally posted by Leonard Hevia:
Yes Joe--Thank you for posting your response. It most certainly was Brian Nordstrom's "Full Circle." Locking key rings kinda make this move somewhat obsolete, but nonetheless it's a beauty!

Leo
Hi Leonard,

For locking key rings to have rendered Brians move obsolete, they would have to have rendered standard key rings in general obsolete. Is that really the case? Arent the vast majority of magicians still using standard key rings?
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Postby Leonard Hevia » 02/06/06 08:46 PM

Yes David, I'm sure most magicians are still utilizing standard key rings. I also believe that locking key rings are more expensive than standard ones, which would mean that more magicians are still working with traditional sets for economical reasons.

If I had a locking key ring, I wouldn't bother with Brian's utility move.
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Postby David Acer » 02/09/06 04:37 PM

I saw Richard Sanders absolutely fry a group of laymen at the holding-area bar of the ComedyWorks a few weeks back with "Pile of Change," from the June, 2005 issue, and Pete McCabe's "Conveyor Belt" (July, 2005) is officially my all-time favourite card-to-pocket routine. Also, I'm surprised there wasn't any buzz on the forum about Tom Stone's "Venetian Deck" (August, 2005). It's a great twist on the electric-deck gag, and a terrific lead-in to any card routine wherein a spectator is first handed the deck to shuffle.
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Postby Pete McCabe » 02/09/06 10:39 PM

David,

That's just about the best compliment I've ever received in magic. (Although the previous best was David Regal saying that I am the most emphatic man in magic, so perhaps this isn't saying so much.)

When are you and Richie coming back to the Castle? I'd love to see you do the dance bit.
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Postby David Regal » 02/11/06 09:26 PM

Pete, you got it wrong. I said you were the most "phonetic" man in magic because of the way you move your lips when you read.
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Postby Raj Madhok » 02/14/06 07:09 PM

"Pile of Change" is great but finding the right person with a pocketful of change can be challenging. You need to create the moment...

Next time you're at the coffeeshop or grocery check-out line feign not having the exact change. When the cashier asks, dip your hand into the spare change container near the till and work your miracle.
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Postby Pete McCabe » 02/14/06 11:55 PM

I don't have my copy of "Piles of Change" handy, but I remember thinking that if you simply had a quarter with you, it would be much easier to find a spectator with the requisite amount of change.
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Postby David Acer » 02/15/06 10:18 AM

Hi Pete,

I've always felt that part of the beauty of Richard's routine is that, a) You don't need to approach it with anything palmed, and b) At the conclusion, the spectator is under the impression that he's made 24 cents on the deal without you actually having to pay into it.
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Postby Pete McCabe » 02/15/06 08:56 PM

Well sure; I was just pointing out that the trick does not actually require a spectator with a pile of cash. Besides, you're a rich TV star -- give the spectator 24 cents.
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