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by EndersGame
June 10th, 2018, 8:01 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Book "Handcrafted Card Magic 3" (Denis Behr)
Replies: 4
Views: 806

Re: New Book "Handcrafted Card Magic 3" (Denis Behr)

Yes, he did! I actually just uploaded a demo of Herbert doing his old and new thing. It is from one of the shows I filmed at the Magic Castle a few weeks ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIjxeu31jzA To Denis: What a beautiful routine! The second phase is a wonderful addition, and is a stunningl...
by EndersGame
June 5th, 2018, 8:55 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Book "Handcrafted Card Magic 3" (Denis Behr)
Replies: 4
Views: 806

Re: New Book "Handcrafted Card Magic 3" (Denis Behr)

Congratulations Denis! I just loved your Magic on Tap DVDs (my review is posted elsewhere on the Genii Forum here ), so it's great to hear that you've released another book. Herbert The Trained Rubber Band has become an internet celebrity in his own right, so I'm sure many will be pleased to see tha...
by EndersGame
June 5th, 2018, 8:48 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Max Maven’s Kayfabe – Reviewed by Dustin Stinett
Replies: 5
Views: 969

Re: Max Maven’s Kayfabe – Reviewed by Dustin Stinett

I first came across Max Maven's work in the 1980s, and seeing his name anywhere always causes me to have a second look. He's produced some wonderful magic over the last few decades, and it can only be good for magic that he is still producing and sharing high calibre magic, like the material include...
by EndersGame
June 4th, 2018, 8:05 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Street Hot Rod (Magic Makers)
Replies: 13
Views: 548

Re: Review: Street Hot Rod (Magic Makers)

Enders Game: I appreciate your reviews posted here, but please use some common sense when reviewing something as simple and well known as "Hot Rod" for a group of magicians. Your review could have been, at most, two short paragraphs and we would have known all there was to know. That's a ...
by EndersGame
June 4th, 2018, 11:45 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Street Hot Rod (Magic Makers)
Replies: 13
Views: 548

Re: Review: Street Hot Rod (Magic Makers)

I'm curious how others end this routine - what do you think of the idea of 'painting' just one side red after showing both sides restored as coloured, and then handing it out for examination?
by EndersGame
June 4th, 2018, 5:08 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Street Hot Rod (Magic Makers)
Replies: 13
Views: 548

Review: Street Hot Rod (Magic Makers)

Street Hot Rod (Magic Makers) An over-sized and light-weight metal version of a classic trick! Overview The Hot Rod is a well known classic of magic, and it's been around long enough that there are a lot of different versions of it available on the market. This particular one is a premium one made ...
by EndersGame
June 1st, 2018, 3:24 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Copperfield Forced To Reveal Secret To Trick
Replies: 13
Views: 1330

Re: Copperfield Forced To Reveal Secret To Trick

Richard Kaufman wrote:No, he didn't reveal the secret.

On the positive side, it's great that they consulted you and quoted you Mr Kaufman!
by EndersGame
June 1st, 2018, 3:21 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Hacking the Lottery
Replies: 7
Views: 1013

Re: Hacking the Lottery

Fascinating stories - I'll echo the thanks others have expressed to Bill for sharing this. Somehow there's something pleasant about reading about a little guy who out-wits the big corporation, isn't there? Maybe someone should talk to Derren Brown about How To Win the Lottery ? :) https://m0.joe.co....
by EndersGame
June 1st, 2018, 2:39 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Grandma does a magic trick
Replies: 5
Views: 1431

Re: Grandma does a magic trick

Bill Mullins wrote:youtube link

That link no longer works. Is this the same video?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUgsHWhFw7k

And don't miss the epic grandma trick shots - not bad for a 91 year old lady!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8jALZ2zjLg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oJ5UY13vL0
by EndersGame
June 1st, 2018, 2:15 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: US Playing Card magic site
Replies: 5
Views: 2223

Re: US Playing Card magic site

For those that haven't seen it, US Playing Cards has a site dedicated to magic. Besides interviews with some well know magicians, it shows how to make a hypercard: http://www.bicyclecards.com/article_categories/magic/ Thanks for sharing that. I especially enjoyed reading the interviews with David B...
by EndersGame
May 31st, 2018, 10:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mahdi is THE AMAZING MAGICIAN! 超凡魔术师
Replies: 7
Views: 1303

Re: Mahdi is THE AMAZING MAGICIAN! 超凡魔术师

Congratulations Mahdi! This was a lovely and inspiring performance. It's just a real pity that the second half of the TV performance video is nearly all in Chinese. It would be great if an English translation was provided on the fly, so that we could know what all the judges were actually saying to ...
by EndersGame
May 25th, 2018, 11:36 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Mirage V3 Eclipse Edition (Patrick Kun)
Replies: 0
Views: 196

Review: Mirage V3 Eclipse Edition (Patrick Kun)

Patrick Kun's Mirage Playing Cards V3 Eclipse Edition Perfect playground equipment for cardists and magicians The Mirage V3 Eclipse Edition Deck The Mirage V3 Eclipse Edition Deck is the third edition of the Mirage Playing Cards that have been released by magician Patrick Kun. The very first versio...
by EndersGame
May 22nd, 2018, 2:10 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: The Vault - Backlash 2 (Paul Harris & Bro Gilbert)
Replies: 0
Views: 229

Review: The Vault - Backlash 2 (Paul Harris & Bro Gilbert)

The Vault - Backlash 2 (Paul Harris & Bro Gilbert) How can a Card-to-Pocket routine so easy to perform be so powerful? Overview Considering the economy of method, the impact that Backlash 2 can have is way out of proportion. For very little dirty work, you get a powerful punching routine. But t...
by EndersGame
May 11th, 2018, 7:35 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Naked Strange (Paul Harris)
Replies: 11
Views: 765

Re: Review: Naked Strange (Paul Harris)

To Mr Jack Shalom: Thanks for sharing that video clip. A great performance from Ricky Jay indeed - a true entertainer and showman! To Mr Richard Kaufman: Do you happen to know the names of the two different Theodore DeLand tricks that Paul Harris combined to create the original version of Strange Tr...
by EndersGame
May 11th, 2018, 4:15 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Naked Strange (Paul Harris)
Replies: 11
Views: 765

Re: Review: Naked Strange (Paul Harris)

Thank you for your comments, Richard Kaufman. You are of course right that what I mentioned as a "weakness" is really all about the magician's ability to manage his spectators. A good magician will certainly find ways to overcome this, and ensure that it isn't a problem. But I wonder if it...
by EndersGame
May 10th, 2018, 9:21 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Naked Strange (Paul Harris)
Replies: 11
Views: 765

Review: Naked Strange (Paul Harris)

The Vault - Naked Strange (Paul Harris) An ungimmicked version of David Blaine's popular Strange Travellers `card across' routine Overview David Blaine is of course a household name in magic courtesy of his many TV specials. One of his all time favourite effects in card magic, is a routine called S...
by EndersGame
May 7th, 2018, 2:52 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: The Fall/Winter 2017 Virtuoso deck (The Virts)
Replies: 0
Views: 273

Review: The Fall/Winter 2017 Virtuoso deck (The Virts)

Fall/Winter 2017 Virtuoso deck (The Virts) The latest cardistry-optimized Virtuoso deck from the world famous Virts Cardistry and the Virts Cardistry is an art-form with playing cards that has become increasing popular over the past few years. Originating from magic, where magicians like to use fan...
by EndersGame
May 6th, 2018, 3:03 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Youtube Boobs
Replies: 10
Views: 1046

Re: Youtube Boobs

As Christopher1979 points out, there's a LOT of youtube videos like this out there. Are we talking here about some teenager filming some cheap-and-nasty footage from his mom's basement? Many youngsters today have a low sense of self-worth, and try to compensate for it by posting videos of "[ins...
by EndersGame
May 4th, 2018, 10:41 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Jaw Droppers! Two (Harry Lorayne)
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Re: Review: Jaw Droppers! Two (Harry Lorayne)

Thanks for the feedback so far. In honour of Genii's publisher/editor Richard Kaufman, and the occasion of today's date being Harry Lorayne's birthday, I think sharing this picture is particularly appropriate: https://i.imgur.com/NWF2KNr.jpg To see more great pictures of Harry's 90th birthday bash f...
by EndersGame
May 4th, 2018, 3:51 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Jaw Droppers! Two (Harry Lorayne)
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Review: Jaw Droppers! Two (Harry Lorayne)

Jaw Droppers! Two (Harry Lorayne) Over seventy great tricks in the newest book from living legend Harry Lorayne! Harry Lorayne Turns 92 Mr Harry Lorayne doesn't go away quietly. He's 92 years old as of today, 4 May 2018, and he's still making a lot of noise. And he's still writing books. But if his...
by EndersGame
April 30th, 2018, 7:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hidden Leaves Playing Cards
Replies: 30
Views: 1851

Re: Hidden Leaves Playing Cards

Mahdi Gilbert wrote:Since we funded so early in my Kickstarter I was able to print with USPCC.

That's terrific Mahdi, how many did you get printed?

I seem to recall that their minimum size order is around 1000, or is it even higher than that?
by EndersGame
April 30th, 2018, 6:43 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Move Zero Vol 1 (John Bannon)
Replies: 0
Views: 364

Review: Move Zero Vol 1 (John Bannon)

Move Zero (Vol 1) (John Bannon) Self-Working Tricks Made Truly Magical with the Genius of John Bannon INTRODUCTION Overview Move Zero (Vol 1) is the first in a series of four videos by John Bannon, in which he teams up with Big Blind Media to bring self-working magic to dazzling new heights. The ad...
by EndersGame
April 29th, 2018, 9:28 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cellphone magic
Replies: 12
Views: 900

Re: Cellphone magic

Out of interest, for those who might be unfamiliar with the possibilities, here's the official list of effects that are included with Inject 2.0, taken from the ad copy: 1. Google Peek - Know what your spectator is searching for on their phone. You can also perform Google Peek even if your phone is ...
by EndersGame
April 29th, 2018, 8:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hidden Leaves Playing Cards
Replies: 30
Views: 1851

Re: Hidden Leaves Playing Cards

Also, I did a Hidden Leaves session yesterday in Toronto. Here's a sneak peak: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-SLkA_RLBQ Thanks for sharing that video Mahdi - some nice cardistry moves happening there! I especially liked the colour changes with your deck. The multiple instant colour changes start...
by EndersGame
April 29th, 2018, 7:53 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cellphone magic
Replies: 12
Views: 900

Re: Cellphone magic

I appreciate your reply erdnasephile, and particularly I would agree wholeheartily with the following: It's just that it's my aim to leave no possible explanation and (as Hadyn has written), I want people to hurt themselves over and over when they think about what they've seen. If the explanation &q...
by EndersGame
April 28th, 2018, 8:27 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: An anniversary with playing cards galore
Replies: 1
Views: 367

Re: Review: An anniversary with playing cards galore

In this review series, I'm featuring a number of decks I recently received as part of my first ever order from PlayingCardDecks.com (PCD). For their first anniversary, until the end of April you can get 20% off everything on their website using the coupon code "YEAR1" at check out. In the ...
by EndersGame
April 28th, 2018, 5:34 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cellphone magic
Replies: 12
Views: 900

Re: Cellphone magic

Are you familiar with Greg Rostami's Inject 2.0 ? It's a very versatile tool that has a lot of potential, and can be used to perform a wide range of effects. If you're not familiar with it, check out this promo video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-2Sv71s-kE Below are a couple of raw perform...
by EndersGame
April 28th, 2018, 5:20 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Magic Books 2017
Replies: 40
Views: 6829

Re: Magic Books 2017

Is Harry Lorayne's Jaw Droppers! Two a contender? https://i.imgur.com/OV8sT8R.jpg It came out towards the end of 2017, and has 70+ card magic effects, including some handy utility moves, in Harry's usual inimitable style. I especially like S/H/F Killer (p. 143), which is very clever and deceptive.
by EndersGame
April 28th, 2018, 5:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Electronic Book [Reference] Burning
Replies: 10
Views: 1194

Re: Electronic Book [Reference] Burning

Please forgive my ignorance, because I'm not privy to the background here. But what is the reason that the admin folks at the Green Diner are deleting these threads? Is it considered spam or blatant advertising? It seems to me that there's a lot of creators plugging their own work there, so surely i...
by EndersGame
April 26th, 2018, 9:26 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Magic on Tap (Denis Behr)
Replies: 0
Views: 854

Review: Magic on Tap (Denis Behr)

Magic on Tap (Denis Behr) Four amazing DVDs from one of the best card technicians in magic Overview Vanishing Inc describes Denis Behr as " Denis Behr is a superb card magician--one of the world's finest by any measure. He exhibits extraordinary skill, creativity, and humor, packaged in a uniq...
by EndersGame
April 25th, 2018, 5:19 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: An anniversary with playing cards galore
Replies: 1
Views: 367

Review: An anniversary with playing cards galore

*** PlayingCardDecks.com's FIRST ANNIVERSARY *** Lately I've been fascinated with PlayingCardDecks.com (which I'll mostly refer to as PCD in this article). Actually that's not quite true; what I'm fascinated with is playing cards . But PCD sells playing cards. Get the connection? That means I'm goi...
by EndersGame
April 23rd, 2018, 2:58 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Märchen Playing Cards
Replies: 0
Views: 396

Review: Märchen Playing Cards

Introducing the Marchen decks I first came across Danish artist Nicolai Aaroe when I reviewed some of his decks of playing cards that were produced by Ukrainian company Noir Arts. Nicolai comes from Denmark and has produced a three volume set of dark art decks entitled "Light Versus Darkness&q...
by EndersGame
April 17th, 2018, 9:01 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Designing Miracles
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Review: Designing Miracles

Designing Miracles: Creating the Illusion of Impossibility (Darwin Ortiz) The sequel to Strong Magic - essential magic theory about creating impossible effects Overview and Importance Why should you care about a book that deals with magic theory? Designing Miracles by Darwin Ortiz, along with its c...
by EndersGame
April 17th, 2018, 7:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hidden Leaves Playing Cards
Replies: 30
Views: 1851

Re: Hidden Leaves Playing Cards

3. Borders One potential concern you may want to consider is that USPCC is known for not being able to provide consistent printing registration on their decks, and this can especially be noticeable when there are thin white borders. Legends Playing Card Company (based in Taiwan) is an industry lead...
by EndersGame
April 17th, 2018, 6:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hidden Leaves Playing Cards
Replies: 30
Views: 1851

Re: Hidden Leaves Playing Cards

Mahdi, there is a whole international community of custom card collectors, that is growing by the day. Some of them are magicians, others are cardists; some are both; and some are neither. In any event, I would think these collectors and connoisseurs of the art of fine playing cards are likely to a...
by EndersGame
April 15th, 2018, 10:46 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Newly released decks from Art of Play
Replies: 0
Views: 428

Review: Newly released decks from Art of Play

*** NEWLY RELEASED DECKS FROM ART OF PLAY *** https://i.imgur.com/T7lmyXa.jpg Dan and Dave Buck's Art of Play Art of Play is the online home of Dan and Dave Buck, twins who first made a name for themselves as magicians. They subsequently branched out into the world of cardistry (i.e. card flourishi...
by EndersGame
April 13th, 2018, 11:51 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Coin Magic by a Master
Replies: 3
Views: 2222

Re: Coin Magic by a Master

That routine from Allen Okawa is just beautifully done!
by EndersGame
April 13th, 2018, 11:30 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Royal Fantasy Assembly ...got a pack of cards to match?
Replies: 14
Views: 2310

Re: Royal Fantasy Assembly ...got a pack of cards to match?

Mahdi Gilbert's playing cards should be exactly what you've been looking for. Poker size, no indices, white borders. Case closed! Mahdi's deck? Unfortunately I don't think Mahdi's Hidden Leaves deck will quite work to make the needed gaff. As you can see from the image below showing cards from this...
by EndersGame
April 13th, 2018, 4:28 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Royal Fantasy Assembly ...got a pack of cards to match?
Replies: 14
Views: 2310

Re: Royal Fantasy Assembly ...got a pack of cards to match?

Hi Folks, has anyone here made the window gaff described in Hamman's Wild All the Way? I'm getting tripped by USPC court card indices being smaller than the spot cards. Ideas? There's an enormous amount of decks of custom playing cards available these days, and I'm familiar with quite a few of them...
by EndersGame
April 13th, 2018, 4:13 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card Magic Without Indices
Replies: 4
Views: 587

Re: Card Magic Without Indices

That's an exacting requirement that will eliminate a lot of traditional card tricks, or at least make them less clear and obvious to follow. But as you point out in the Kickstarter, it can also create stronger magic with the right tricks, where spectators can concentrate more on the plot with less d...

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