Benson Burner

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Postby Jonathan Pendragon » 08/08/11 05:09 AM

I received Tom Stone's book Vortex a couple of weeks ago and consumed Benson Burner. I worked with Tom in Sweden where I watched him perform it. It's short, strong magic with a terrific finale. Vortex is "pro" material.
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Postby Master Payne » 08/09/11 04:15 PM

I've been wanting to try this out ever since I read the book. Unfortunately it's a routine I wouldn't have the opportunity to perform often enough to make the purchase of the seemingly hundreds of sponge balls needed justifiable. A brilliant routine though. One amongst many. I strongly urge anyone who hasn't bought this excellent volume yet to pick up a copy.

I heard a rumor that they are working on a second volume. Can anyone confirm this?
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Postby Tom Stone » 08/09/11 04:23 PM

Master Payne wrote:I heard a rumor that they are working on a second volume. Can anyone confirm this?

I can neither confirm nor deny this rumor.

All I can say is that I'm awfully tired in my drawing hand. Also, a friend has, for some reason, just finished writing a text titled "Foreword". ;)
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Postby erdnasephile » 08/09/11 05:41 PM

YESSSSSSSSS!!!!! :grin:
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Postby CraigOusterling » 04/09/12 12:02 PM

I was able to see this routine performed by Tom when he was at the Magic Castle. It was excellent. Reminded me of Japanese freestyle Bo staff fighting technique confined to a five foot space using a wand instead of six foot bamboo. I never imagined that it would look like that from reading the description in Vortex.

If you ever have an opportunity to see Tom do this routine live don't pass it up.
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Postby Jonathan Pendragon » 04/26/12 10:18 PM

Craig
There is a wonderful feeling a performer gets when a subtext is appreciated. Tom talked to me about the martial arts influences that went into his presentation.

I was backstage for most of his shows in order to help him with his intense re-sets (one can only imagine). I got to hear the rhythm of his performance which was an amazing experience.

Tom will be lecturing and performing at the "Bash" which has by far the best line-up I have ever seen, except for the blond illusion guy.
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Postby Andres Reynoso » 04/27/12 12:11 PM

Tom Stone wrote:All I can say is that I'm awfully tired in my drawing hand. Also, a friend has, for some reason, just finished writing a text titled "Foreword". ;)


Are you illustrating a book for your friend? ;)

jeje that are good news :) Maybe can we wait for a Hurricane, Swirl or Whirlpool?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 04/27/12 12:21 PM

Tom was referring to Maelstrom, which is already out.
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Postby Andres Reynoso » 04/27/12 03:02 PM

jaja oh yes, it is an oldie post ....my fault. I said "this man is fast, Maelstrom is out and he is preparing another one!!!"
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Postby Donal Chayce » 04/27/12 03:18 PM

Andres Reynoso wrote:jaja oh yes, it is an oldie post ....my fault. I said "this man is fast, Maelstrom is out and he is preparing another one!!!"


We can only hope. :)
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