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by Dan LeFay
July 19th, 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Haptic illusion?
Replies: 28
Views: 5359

Re: Haptic illusion?

Ha, what a coincidence, that the moment I posted my original question, the box seemed to have been used in Fool Us and has become much in demand. It was a rather obscure effect when I first noticed it, about a year ago. I let it go for now. :lol:
by Dan LeFay
July 8th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Haptic illusion?
Replies: 28
Views: 5359

Re: Haptic illusion?

Thank you guys. It was indeed the white box (Varol) that I was looking for. Of course I also checked its predecessor, the one that Boretti offers. But I think that one does not offer the collapsible features, and it does not look like anything I would present in my corporate lecture. So there goes m...
by Dan LeFay
July 7th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Haptic illusion?
Replies: 28
Views: 5359

Haptic illusion?

Hello all, Very difficult to describe what I am looking for. There seems to be an illusion which is based on touch. I've never seen it in real live, only read about it once (and forgot where I read it). The performer places a box on a table which (supposedly) can be opened from the front, and is als...
by Dan LeFay
March 13th, 2016, 3:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "A Fine Li(n)e"
Replies: 3
Views: 1281

Re: "A Fine Li(n)e"

What a fantastic approach of life and magic Rick. I wish I was able to see it. I hope it will bring both you and your audiences joy and fulfillment!
by Dan LeFay
January 9th, 2016, 9:05 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Problems with wooden two-piece wands?
Replies: 4
Views: 2186

Re: Problems with wooden two-piece wands?

I've been using a beautiful two piece wand for more than 12 years now. Polished ebony with solid silver tips. It was made in Alaska by a pool-cue maker, very expensive, very gorgeous in a classic looking way. I've been using this wand extensively for cups and balls, jeu des tomates, cylinder and coi...
by Dan LeFay
October 18th, 2015, 6:59 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favorite Coin Routines
Replies: 115
Views: 26987

Re: Favorite Coin Routines

My personal favorite plot is Roth's Portable Hole. I have two versions, one for formal stand up and one for strolling. It's one of the most brilliant presentational concepts in magic and one of the most under-explored. As for coin magic I like to watch, there have been two releases this year that g...
by Dan LeFay
October 1st, 2015, 6:07 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Two in the hand and one in the pocket
Replies: 24
Views: 4716

Re: Two in the hand and one in the pocket

Did anyone of you consider the rather large difference in "naturalness" when putting a hand in and removing it, from jeans compared to non-jeans-trousers? If I would putting something away in my jeans, my hand would not enter the pocket at all. My fingers would just dip in to leave the obj...
by Dan LeFay
September 27th, 2015, 5:34 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Goshman
Replies: 6
Views: 1641

Re: Goshman

Thank you for sharing that! It is indeed a beautiful haunting piece. First time I hear it on youtube in HD quality. Only heard the beginning on Goshman's ancient taperecorder. :) But didn't he use it for the cards through newspaper? Have to look it up...
by Dan LeFay
September 27th, 2015, 4:58 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tommy Wonder Close Up Kit on ebay
Replies: 34
Views: 7533

Re: Tommy Wonder Close Up Kit on ebay

Thank you Dan for clearing up yet another Tommy Wonder another mystery. You're becoming the go to guy for all things TW. I agree with Erdnasephile that Tommy's cups looked a bit tall to be standard PF cups, but then again, Busby tinkered with the design of the PF cups when he was selling them. The ...
by Dan LeFay
September 26th, 2015, 3:11 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tommy Wonder Close Up Kit on ebay
Replies: 34
Views: 7533

Re: Tommy Wonder Close Up Kit on ebay

They were Paul Fox cups he got from Jeff Busby. He told me when I laughed watching him cleaning them with lemon juice.
by Dan LeFay
September 22nd, 2015, 1:45 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Big Bang Loading Theory for Chop Cup
Replies: 27
Views: 7452

Re: Big Bang Loading Theory for Chop Cup

Dan: Did Tommy ever tell you why he didn't like the Chop Cup? (He did publish some work on the chop cup in Books of Wonder, if memory serves; however, he didn't mention why he didn't like the chop cup.) If I remember correctly he once told me that he did not like the aestethics of just one cup and ...
by Dan LeFay
September 21st, 2015, 6:04 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Big Bang Loading Theory for Chop Cup
Replies: 27
Views: 7452

Re: Big Bang Loading Theory for Chop Cup

Hi, Dan: Thanks so much for the real world report. Questions: how hard did you set the chop cup down between loads? Did you relax your body language as well when it got set down? What changes in timing did you make as you experimented with the bang? Did you ever get busted on the final load? If so,...
by Dan LeFay
September 21st, 2015, 11:03 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Big Bang Loading Theory for Chop Cup
Replies: 27
Views: 7452

Re: Big Bang Loading Theory for Chop Cup

This was a very interesting read. I consider myself to be more of an intuitive performer and I use what "feels" right to me. I always did the silent loading when performing the chop-cup. I did it without too much thought, but I admit that seeing Tommy Wonder a lot must have influenced me. ...
by Dan LeFay
May 5th, 2015, 9:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lennart Green
Replies: 19
Views: 7184

Re: Lennart Green

Hi Lennart, I am sorry to hear about your healthproblem. I hope you will recover soon. If I think of you, besides all the fantastic magic, I always giggle at the memory of visiting the Summer Palace in Beijing with you. You were walking those steps and counting them and then decided to go beck up be...
by Dan LeFay
April 12th, 2015, 1:26 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gary Kurtz coins across
Replies: 6
Views: 4388

Re: Gary Kurtz coins across

Another coins across source that uses beautiful backclip/inertia recovery is Homer Liwag's Coin One (I think it was first published as 4 coins and a Filippino in Kenner's Magic Man Examiner). I've been doing that since the late 90's and it is remarkable how little problems exist in spite of the back...
by Dan LeFay
March 11th, 2015, 5:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can't find this topic!?
Replies: 2
Views: 1212

Re: Can't find this topic!?

Thank you SO much Remco!
Dan
by Dan LeFay
March 11th, 2015, 12:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can't find this topic!?
Replies: 2
Views: 1212

Can't find this topic!?

I apologize in advance if this is the wrong place to post this question. But about a week ago I read a post that I simply can not find anymore. The original poster talked about some asymetric forms and their suggested names. One of the names was someting like"Boulba". If I am not mistaken ...
by Dan LeFay
December 28th, 2014, 10:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Squirmy King at Toy-R-Us Times Square
Replies: 2
Views: 976

Re: Squirmy King at Toy-R-Us Times Square

That was nice! I used the Squirmy at one time as an "overt stagehelp" for my cards to pocket routine. I learned some touches from Dick Koornwinder who was a veteran at performing it (together with a certain mr. T. Wonder back in the days when he was still called Jos) Tommy once told me tha...
by Dan LeFay
October 27th, 2014, 7:51 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: M0-FLY by Moritz Mueller
Replies: 29
Views: 8654

Re: M0-FLY by Moritz Mueller

I've been performing the fingertips coins across since Kenner's book came out in the early 90's. And I studied almost all variations. When the trick became a hype I left it alone for a couple of years. I have seen many people do it, but this is what I think: Never seen it done better than this young...
by Dan LeFay
March 21st, 2014, 8:32 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wonderball
Replies: 125
Views: 25014

Re: Wonderball

Lawrens, extremely skillful and ABSOLUTELY magical!
(Makes me wonder why anyone would want a gimmicked version anyway?)
Have you ever tried this with a (hollow) steel ball?
I know the lucite ball is what is normally used in contact juggling, but I've never seen it done with a zombie type ball.
by Dan LeFay
February 11th, 2014, 10:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Japanese close-up mat?
Replies: 3
Views: 2855

Re: Japanese close-up mat?

Indeed it is. I found them about four months ago and immediately bought one. Everything I could only do with a Dean Dill pad can also with this one. Especially for coin pick-up moves very good.
Recommended.
Dan
by Dan LeFay
January 16th, 2014, 6:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sherlock fans, rejoice!
Replies: 48
Views: 7129

Re: Sherlock fans, rejoice!

Thank you Travis, for that delightful link. For a fanmade clip very nicely done! Reminds me of Alan Moore's concepts though he deliberately left out Sherlock from his League. For me there are other similarities between Moffat/Gatiss and Moore because both seem to possess the unique qualities to use ...
by Dan LeFay
August 12th, 2013, 5:00 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: LCD pad for impression work
Replies: 3
Views: 2276

Re: LCD pad for impression work

Briljant! Now let this thread self-destruct in 10...9...8...7... ;-)
Thanks Jim!
Dan
by Dan LeFay
August 11th, 2013, 3:48 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: LCD pad for impression work
Replies: 3
Views: 2276

Re: LCD pad for impression work

Interesting Jim. Do you know if a normal pen or pencil can be used to activate the LCD screen? If not, how would one use the stylo that would be required in a performance?

Dan
by Dan LeFay
April 22nd, 2013, 7:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Switching Decks with Giobbi
Replies: 16
Views: 3579

Re: Switching Decks with Giobbi

Knowing a little of Stephen's interests, I think he will find the confusion of heretic and hermetic quite amusing. ;)
by Dan LeFay
January 14th, 2013, 9:11 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Copper Silver Brass
Replies: 20
Views: 3416

Re: Copper Silver Brass

Sounds like you are adding a silver e[ to the c/s/b gaff. Pretending to pick up the bottom coin from a spread on the table is not quite as natural as one might expect and the audience does not always follow the implied actions. That is right. It does not look good. But try this instead: Hold the th...
by Dan LeFay
December 12th, 2012, 9:55 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Absurd Cups & Balls Routine!
Replies: 19
Views: 3672

Re: Absurd Cups & Balls Routine!

His mimics remind me a little of George Carl (the one with the microphone stand).
I love this act and it is amazing how much it has evolved in barely two years time!
by Dan LeFay
September 29th, 2012, 6:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Alan Rickman in slow motion
Replies: 3
Views: 1443

Re: Alan Rickman in slow motion

Wonderful clip, thanks Jim!
by Dan LeFay
August 31st, 2012, 6:22 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Full deck fishing
Replies: 7
Views: 2245

Re: Full deck fishing

"You thought of the nine of clubs. If not, then tell me your card."

I find it impossible to read this line without hearing your voice, Max. Well done and thank you for the LOL moment!
by Dan LeFay
August 31st, 2012, 5:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Calls out Dynamo as Copycat
Replies: 17
Views: 4637

Re: Criss Angel Calls out Dynamo as Copycat

So, logically, if Chriss weighs the same as a duck...he's made of wood.
And therefor...???
by Dan LeFay
August 10th, 2012, 10:50 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: The Shakespeare Experiment
Replies: 0
Views: 310

FS: The Shakespeare Experiment

FS: The Shakespeare Experiment. I am selling this gorgeous book(test) because it is collecting dust on my shelve. Only reason it collects dust is that it is very hard to perform in a country where English is not the main language. (I underestimated this.) Never performed with live. Book is in almost...
by Dan LeFay
July 7th, 2012, 8:01 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Moleskine Journal ideas?
Replies: 6
Views: 2404

Re: Moleskine Journal ideas?

For what it's worth, I bought the mentalism piece Behaviour Pattern's, from Alan Chitty, about a year ago. I liked the effect and method, but not so much the supplied props. I decided to make one up for myself and used a moleskine for that. Took me about two days of love and labour. I rather like th...
by Dan LeFay
June 29th, 2012, 4:16 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gaffs, gimmicks, fekes and...?
Replies: 17
Views: 4009

Re: Gaffs, gimmicks, fekes and...?

OK, topological seems to be a word that may fit some of these objects. Is a Dean's Box a topological prop?
by Dan LeFay
June 22nd, 2012, 8:15 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gaffs, gimmicks, fekes and...?
Replies: 17
Views: 4009

Re: Gaffs, gimmicks, fekes and...?

Ha, could it really be that simple Joe? I guess..?
by Dan LeFay
June 21st, 2012, 5:30 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gaffs, gimmicks, fekes and...?
Replies: 17
Views: 4009

Re: Gaffs, gimmicks, fekes and...?

@Jon, you are more or less referring to the simulacrum theory of Jean Baudrillard which is fascinating but far beyond the scope of what I am trying to understand right now. Stephen's text (quoting TA Waters)is what I was looking for. @Thomas, het gaat prima hier. Leuk om van je te horen! I know abou...
by Dan LeFay
June 20th, 2012, 10:52 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gaffs, gimmicks, fekes and...?
Replies: 17
Views: 4009

Re: Gaffs, gimmicks, fekes and...?

Denis, that is a great link. It deals exactly with what I was hoping to find!
Thanks!
I could have known Stephen would have something sensible to say about this.
by Dan LeFay
June 20th, 2012, 8:40 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gaffs, gimmicks, fekes and...?
Replies: 17
Views: 4009

Re: Gaffs, gimmicks, fekes and...?

If that is true, than a gaff can be out in the open, while not recognized by the audience. And a gimmick remains hidden (underneath clothes in a box or behind a table). I that correct? The strange thing is that because of a very small community of Dutch speaking magicians, there does not seem to be ...
by Dan LeFay
June 20th, 2012, 7:06 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gaffs, gimmicks, fekes and...?
Replies: 17
Views: 4009

Gaffs, gimmicks, fekes and...?

I've been thinking lately about the routines I prefer and how they relate to the props I use. And I noticed that my money is spent mostly to essentially the same stuff, besides books. Now a question popped up in my head that may help me understand my choices. I have to explain what I mean: Magic see...
by Dan LeFay
June 13th, 2012, 4:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shigeo Futagawa
Replies: 5
Views: 1378

Re: Shigeo Futagawa

I got two different e-mail adresses, so I will try it that way. Thanks!
Dan

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