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by EndersGame
December 11th, 2018, 4:25 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Card College 1 & 2 - The Complete Course (Roberto Giobbi)
Replies: 16
Views: 1742

Re: Review: Card College 1 & 2 - The Complete Course (Roberto Giobbi)

Richard Kaufman wrote:And your point is?

Your involvement strengthens the credentials of this video set - for me, anyway.
by EndersGame
December 10th, 2018, 9:59 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Card College 1 & 2 - The Complete Course (Roberto Giobbi)
Replies: 16
Views: 1742

Re: Review: Card College 1 & 2 - The Complete Course (Roberto Giobbi)

Here's an interesting detail - look who is listed in the credits as Consultant for this video set:

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None other than the esteemed Mr Richard Kaufman! Surely that has to count for something! :)
by EndersGame
December 8th, 2018, 5:35 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Card College 1 & 2 - The Complete Course (Roberto Giobbi)
Replies: 16
Views: 1742

Re: RE: Re: Review: Card College 1 & 2 - The Complete Course (Roberto Giobbi)

Chris Aguilar wrote:Did you purchase this product or was it provided to you for free in return for review?

Neither. I received it as a gift from a friend who knows I love card magic.
by EndersGame
December 8th, 2018, 4:36 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Card College 1 & 2 - The Complete Course (Roberto Giobbi)
Replies: 16
Views: 1742

Re: Review: Card College 1 & 2 - The Complete Course (Roberto Giobbi)

Chris Aguilar wrote:You immediately lost me with your recommendation of the Oz Pearlman DVD.

I didn't recommend it. I said that it's popular, and I said that you might consider it. But what I'm recommending is Giobbi.
by EndersGame
December 7th, 2018, 8:02 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Card College 1 & 2 - The Complete Course (Roberto Giobbi)
Replies: 16
Views: 1742

Re: Review: Card College 1 & 2 - The Complete Course (Roberto Giobbi)

Why are you reviewing a product that is so old? Because Roberto Giobbi only recently made this available for purchase as a digital video download via his website. Until now it has only been available as a DVD product, so it's available for the first time in a new format, making it attractive for pe...
by EndersGame
December 7th, 2018, 11:30 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Card College 1 & 2 - The Complete Course (Roberto Giobbi)
Replies: 16
Views: 1742

Review: Card College 1 & 2 - The Complete Course (Roberto Giobbi)

Card College 1 & 2 - Personal Instruction: The Complete Course (Roberto Giobbi) The best video course on fundamentals for beginners in card magic Card Magic Fundamentals Where should you begin? Some of the best advice that budding magicians will receive is to start by learning the fundamentals ...
by EndersGame
December 5th, 2018, 7:42 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Roberto Giobbi's new Card Magic Masterclass DVD set (based on Card College 3,4,5)
Replies: 1
Views: 466

Roberto Giobbi's new Card Magic Masterclass DVD set (based on Card College 3,4,5)

So this just came in the mail: Roberto Giobbi's brand new Card Magic Masterclass DVDs ! Has anyone else seen these yet, or have some first impressions to share? It looks amazing! It's a beautifully presented box with five DVDs, each with around 90 minutes of teaching covering the five major areas of...
by EndersGame
October 31st, 2018, 9:33 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: AND FINALLY!
Replies: 5
Views: 2376

Re: AND FINALLY!

This book is now available, and it's every bit as good as I was hoping and expecting. I've posted my review of "And Finally!" elsewhere on The Genii Forum here:

Review: And Finally! by Harry Lorayne
by EndersGame
October 31st, 2018, 4:40 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: And Finally! by Harry Lorayne
Replies: 6
Views: 2684

Review: And Finally! by Harry Lorayne

Few living magicians are as respected and prolific as Harry Lorayne. Besides the huge influence he's had in another area of his expertise - memory training - he's enjoyed a very successful career as a magician and entertainer. Now aged 92, he's highly regarded in the magic community for his immense ...
by EndersGame
October 6th, 2018, 9:14 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Mastermind by Chris Kemnworthy
Replies: 12
Views: 2629

Re: Mastermind by Chris Kemnworthy

David Regal published a really funny routine along these lines (which he performed on Fool Us, I think). Maybe this is something different, but David Regal has just released a new effect called Simpatico Plus , which the ad copy describes as "A reputation-making card miracle 30 years in the ma...
by EndersGame
October 5th, 2018, 11:25 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Mastermind by Chris Kemnworthy
Replies: 12
Views: 2629

Re: Mastermind by Chris Kemnworthy

I've seen Chris' last name spelled in different ways online. What is his actual name with the correct spelling?

a) Chris Kenworthy
b) Chris Kenworthey
c) Chris Kentworthy
d) Chris Kentworthey
by EndersGame
October 5th, 2018, 5:29 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: looking for a specific card deck...
Replies: 11
Views: 7039

Re: looking for a specific card deck...

So the Mastermind decks do have Bicycle backs?

I've seen some negative press on the card quality, and that they don't spread evenly - anyone have experience with a Mastermind deck and whether this was an issue?
by EndersGame
September 28th, 2018, 7:55 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Interview: Thoughts on playing cards from Harry Lorayne
Replies: 1
Views: 711

Interview: Thoughts on playing cards from Harry Lorayne

Harry Lorayne on Playing Cards Harry Lorayne is of course well known to members of this forum, and well respected for his expertise with playing cards and card magic. I have corresponded with Harry Lorayne several times in the past, and he always proved to be a real gentleman in answering my inquir...
by EndersGame
September 22nd, 2018, 7:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How To Become A Magician
Replies: 8
Views: 3524

Re: How To Become A Magician

I am suitably chastised and duly admonished, and sincerely apologize. Mahdi, please forgive the feeble steps of this well intentioned tyro. With the assistance of Mr Google, I have since discovered that this is actually a direct quote from Edwin Sachs' book " Sleight of Hand " (1885). Had ...
by EndersGame
September 21st, 2018, 11:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How To Become A Magician
Replies: 8
Views: 3524

Re: How To Become A Magician

" It is my intention to give such instruction as shall enable the merest tyro to become an adept in the art of Legerdemain. " - Mahdi Gilbert Okay Mahdi, I confess you made me look up the word tyro in the dictionary. To save others looking it up: it turns out that it's an unusual word mean...
by EndersGame
September 21st, 2018, 11:37 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Jim Temple - Color Monte
Replies: 15
Views: 1702

Re: Jim Temple - Color Monte

performer wrote:IBoth are equally boring. I shall stick to the regular version with regular cards, thank you. But at least I now know what Colour Monte is.

Out of curiosity, Mark, when you speak of "the regular version with regular cards", which routine specifically are you referring to?
by EndersGame
September 21st, 2018, 11:35 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Reel Magic Magazine (Kozmo Magic)
Replies: 28
Views: 2936

Re: Review: Reel Magic Magazine (Kozmo Magic)

Fair comments Chris, and I can appreciate where you're coming from. There are different types of approaches to reviews. I'd like to think there's room for these different approaches, and that actually it is in the best interests of consumers that there is this variety. I'm certainly glad that not ev...
by EndersGame
September 21st, 2018, 3:21 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Reel Magic Magazine (Kozmo Magic)
Replies: 28
Views: 2936

Review: Reel Magic Magazine (Kozmo Magic)

Reel Magic Magazine The Best Deal in Magic? " The best deal in magic. " I remember coming across this remarkable claim in a few places while wandering around magic-related forums on the internet. At first I ignored it - it's just the usual sales pitch from someone hawking some new magic g...
by EndersGame
September 21st, 2018, 1:44 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Jim Temple - Color Monte
Replies: 15
Views: 1702

Re: Jim Temple - Color Monte

Come to think of it I have utterly no idea what Colour Monte is even though I have heard about it for years. Many workers consider Color Monte their all time favourite packet trick. If you look at lists of the packet tricks that are the most popular with your typical magician, this one is usually r...
by EndersGame
September 19th, 2018, 9:59 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: You Chose Wisely - The ACAAN (Adrian Fowell & Qmagi)
Replies: 7
Views: 827

Re: Review: You Chose Wisely - The ACAAN (Adrian Fowell & Qmagi)

The person who made this effect famous is David Berglas. Why do you name Asi Wind and John Born? No one would be discussing this effect without Berglas, who never uses a gimmicked deck. Indeed, it was an oversight that I didn't mention his name in the original post, thanks for pointing that out. Da...
by EndersGame
September 19th, 2018, 8:10 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: You Chose Wisely - The ACAAN (Adrian Fowell & Qmagi)
Replies: 7
Views: 827

Re: Review: You Chose Wisely - The ACAAN (Adrian Fowell & Qmagi)

There are better methods that do not require a gimmicked deck. Agreed. What this does is simplify aspects of the handling to make it easier to perform. In my estimation, Adrian's contribution is not that he's come up with the best method, but that he's made the effect more accessible to those who m...
by EndersGame
September 19th, 2018, 10:07 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: You Chose Wisely - The ACAAN (Adrian Fowell & Qmagi)
Replies: 7
Views: 827

Re: Review: You Chose Wisely - The ACAAN (Adrian Fowell & Qmagi)

This sounds a bit like Ken Krenzel's, "Open and Shut Case," pp. 71-73, Ken Krenzel's Close-Up Impact by Stephen Minch, Hermetic Press, 1990. Thanks for the helpful reference Bob. I'm not familiar with Krenzel's work on this, so I can't comment on the similarities. Assuming the info at Con...
by EndersGame
September 18th, 2018, 7:29 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: You Chose Wisely - The ACAAN (Adrian Fowell & Qmagi)
Replies: 7
Views: 827

Review: You Chose Wisely - The ACAAN (Adrian Fowell & Qmagi)

You Chose Wisely: The ACAAN (Adrian Fowell & Qmagi) The holy grail of card magic - ACAAN - just became easier Overview It's the holy grail of card magic: the ACAAN. Any Card At Any Number . Any card is named, any number from 1-52 is named, and the card at that number turns out to be the named c...
by EndersGame
September 14th, 2018, 9:36 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Street Hot Rod (Magic Makers)
Replies: 30
Views: 2801

Re: Review: Street Hot Rod (Magic Makers)

Matthew Field wrote:This thing is eight inches long! Where are you supposed to carry it?

Along with your Street Cups and Balls, Street Linking Rings, and Street Playing Cards, in your over-sized Street Knapsack.
by EndersGame
September 14th, 2018, 1:52 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Street Hot Rod (Magic Makers)
Replies: 30
Views: 2801

Re: Review: Street Hot Rod (Magic Makers)

What is it that makes this a "street" hot rod? How would it be different if it weren't "street"? It think it's just to distinguish it from a standard hot rod. This one is much bigger than normal, since it's more than 8 inches long. Perhaps the idea is that it's more suitable for...
by EndersGame
September 3rd, 2018, 3:27 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: The Classic Collection (Harry Lorayne)
Replies: 1
Views: 573

Re: Review: The Classic Collection (Harry Lorayne)

For discussion:

- Do you own any of the volumes of The Classic Collection, and if so, which is your favourite book?

- Do you perform any of Harry Lorayne's routines, and which ones would you especially recommend to other magicians?
by EndersGame
September 3rd, 2018, 2:55 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: The Classic Collection (Harry Lorayne)
Replies: 1
Views: 573

Review: The Classic Collection (Harry Lorayne)

The Classic Collection (Harry Lorayne) The definitive collection of card magic from the legendary Harry Lorayne Harry Lorayne's Lengthy Career Legendary magician Harry Lorayne is now in his 90s, and is still producing quality books on card magic. He recently published yet another book filled with w...
by EndersGame
September 3rd, 2018, 2:45 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: The 2018 reprint of the iconic ARRCO Playing Cards
Replies: 4
Views: 628

Re: Review: The 2018 reprint of the iconic ARRCO Playing Cards

What made these cards great, in their original form, was the stock and the finish. Those cannot be reproduced. You are referring, presumably, to the plastic coated Duratone finish, and not when these cards first were printed on standard paper by USPCC? Or did USPCC continue to print them with the D...
by EndersGame
August 29th, 2018, 1:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More
Replies: 14
Views: 1445

Re: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More

Looks like a fun concept, and some fun routines, even if they are fairly basic. What's all included besides a deck of cards and the stamps?

I liked the presentation idea of Karate Card: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ibiz_Ws56DQ
by EndersGame
August 28th, 2018, 8:53 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: The 2018 reprint of the iconic ARRCO Playing Cards
Replies: 4
Views: 628

Review: The 2018 reprint of the iconic ARRCO Playing Cards

The History of ARRCO Playing Cards While customized cards have their appeal, most savvy magicians will recognize that looks can also distract from the effect, and will prefer to use a more standard looking deck, so that all the focus can be on the magic. That's why lately I've been using my two-dec...
by EndersGame
August 28th, 2018, 8:33 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The HaLo Project
Replies: 1
Views: 706

Re: The HaLo Project

It's never the same if Harry himself isn't performing and teaching. Even so, this is a great project. I posted a detailed review of the Volume 1 video elsewhere on the Genii forums here: Review: The HaLo Project - The Magic of Harry Lorayne (Vol. 1) https://i.imgur.com/ugexX7c.jpg
by EndersGame
August 8th, 2018, 7:25 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: The HaLo Project - The Magic of Harry Lorayne (Vol. 1)
Replies: 3
Views: 727

Re: Review: The HaLo Project - The Magic of Harry Lorayne (Vol. 1)

Yes, I agree that it's a "second best" to have Harry's work being taught by others. If Harry himself was teaching it, they could be asking double or triple - he has a personality like no other! But it is a lovely tribute to the man and his work, and even though he's not doing the performin...
by EndersGame
August 8th, 2018, 4:17 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: The HaLo Project - The Magic of Harry Lorayne (Vol. 1)
Replies: 3
Views: 727

Review: The HaLo Project - The Magic of Harry Lorayne (Vol. 1)

The HaLo Project - The Magic of Harry Lorayne (Vol. 1) The first of a series of videos teaching hidden gems of Harry Lorayne's card magic Overview Volume 1 of The HaLo Project - The Magic of Harry Lorayne is a new release from Rudy Tinoco and The Magician's Forum, and available from his site for $1...
by EndersGame
July 27th, 2018, 9:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Updated and Expanded Edition of Oz Pearlman's Born To Perform Card Magic Video
Replies: 8
Views: 985

Re: The updated and expanded edition of Oz Pearlman's Born To Perform Card Magic video

based on oz’s work i am unconvinced he understands what an ‘effect’ is. I do not feel he had the experience and understanding to produce the original product in a manner that would be helpful to serious students and i’ve seen no evidence he’s learned the lessons required to change that. On that i c...
by EndersGame
July 26th, 2018, 5:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Updated and Expanded Edition of Oz Pearlman's Born To Perform Card Magic Video
Replies: 8
Views: 985

Re: The updated and expanded edition of Oz Pearlman's Born To Perform Card Magic video

Would it be possible for you to clarify for us if you have any sort of business arrangement , or if you have (or will) receive financial compensation from either Oz Pearlman, or the DVD production company for your multiple (very similar) posts to multiple magic forums making reference to the DVD .....
by EndersGame
July 26th, 2018, 1:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Updated and Expanded Edition of Oz Pearlman's Born To Perform Card Magic Video
Replies: 8
Views: 985

Re: The updated and expanded edition of Oz Pearlman's Born To Perform Card Magic video

Yes, I'm an active contributor in several magic forums - as you must be as well. But given the credentials and expertise of the people that frequent the Genii Forum, I especially value the posts I read here. I have asked this question elsewhere on a previous occasion as well, but got zero response, ...
by EndersGame
July 25th, 2018, 9:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Updated and Expanded Edition of Oz Pearlman's Born To Perform Card Magic Video
Replies: 8
Views: 985

The Updated and Expanded Edition of Oz Pearlman's Born To Perform Card Magic Video

Oz Pearlman's Born To Perform Card Magic video was produced in 2003, and is often recommended as an ideal starting point for people wanting to learn the fundamentals of card magic. But an updated and expanded edition was produced in 2013. Oz is now 10 years older, and everything has been re-filmed, ...
by EndersGame
July 17th, 2018, 7:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hidden Leaves Playing Cards
Replies: 34
Views: 3734

Re: Hidden Leaves Playing Cards

Mahdi Gilbert wrote:Hi,

I am currently writing the secrets out and will update people who purchase when they become available.

M

Thanks Mahdi, that's great - I'll pass that on to the person who asked me about this. They bought your deck at my recommendation.
by EndersGame
July 17th, 2018, 7:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Late 19th-Century Playing Cards
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: Late 19th-Century Playing Cards

JHostler wrote:Looking for authentic decks only. Zero interest in reproductions.

No problem - I suspected that is what you meant, but I shared the info above in the off chance that it was reproductions you were asking about.
by EndersGame
July 17th, 2018, 10:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Late 19th-Century Playing Cards
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: Late 19th-Century Playing Cards

Seeking a reputable dealer of late-19th century decks - Doughertys, Harts, etc. Any recommendations (other than World Class Playing Cards, which I'm familiar with)? Are you are looking for authentic decks from the late 1800s, or reproductions? The Home Run Games company produces some lovely replica...

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