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by Chas Nigh
February 2nd, 2020, 6:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Whose Hands are These?
Replies: 35
Views: 1675

Re: Whose Hands are These?

Nobody mentioned Marlo.
by Chas Nigh
August 14th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Premium Quality Playing Cards
Replies: 43
Views: 6062

Re: Premium Quality Playing Cards

I bought a pair of Ace decks and tossed them an hour later. Complete trash.
by Chas Nigh
August 9th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Premium Quality Playing Cards
Replies: 43
Views: 6062

Re: Premium Quality Playing Cards

If you like THICK, these cards are for you. Beautiful cards.
by Chas Nigh
June 23rd, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: On Tommy Wonder's Tamed Card
Replies: 27
Views: 7991

Re: On Tommy Wonder's Tamed Card

I tried double stick tape and 3M post-it glue stick and ended up coming back to wax. A tiny flattened spot in 2 opposite corners. It's invisible and just the right tackiness. This is a great idea. It will prevent the substance from spreading to the rest of the pack. I am going to use this. but I pu...
by Chas Nigh
February 11th, 2019, 9:16 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: The Big Book of Rising Cards by Claude Klingsor
Replies: 27
Views: 6664

Re: The Big Book of Rising Cards by Claude Klingsor

Chas Nigh wrote:You may not know it, but the thing also contains the same method that Ted Baxter uses in his commercial version.
by Chas Nigh
February 10th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: The Big Book of Rising Cards by Claude Klingsor
Replies: 27
Views: 6664

Re: The Big Book of Rising Cards by Claude Klingsor

Will Ayling also wrote a small treatise on the Rising Cards. He includes some very modern methods.
by Chas Nigh
February 4th, 2019, 8:06 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Nemo Jumbo Rising Cards
Replies: 22
Views: 3246

Re: Nemo Jumbo Rising Cards

Here is Paul Daniels performing NRC. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlAcU56AZnQ
by Chas Nigh
January 23rd, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "Eight kings threatened..." Card Order
Replies: 15
Views: 9539

Re:

Thanks for that info, Greg. I think that it might fly by a lot of magicians using 8 Kings or even Mullholland"s version.
by Chas Nigh
December 14th, 2018, 4:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Johnny Hart has passed away.
Replies: 31
Views: 3682

Re: Johnny Hart has passed away.

Del Ray was another magician who could make the transition from silent to spoken word successfully.
by Chas Nigh
September 5th, 2018, 10:39 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: question of Larry Jennings Lie Detector
Replies: 5
Views: 850

Re: question of Larry Jennings Lie Detector

Bob King had a similar routine in print. I think it might be in the breather crimp book.
by Chas Nigh
August 31st, 2018, 11:27 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: The 2018 reprint of the iconic ARRCO Playing Cards
Replies: 4
Views: 1431

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

I love these cards, but if you stare at them long enough they start to look like a doily pattern.
by Chas Nigh
June 8th, 2018, 2:40 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Spelling T-R-I-C-K
Replies: 8
Views: 2220

Re: The Spelling T-R-I-C-K

I think he's referring to the Edward G Brown spelling trick using a stack.
by Chas Nigh
May 1st, 2018, 10:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Curry - The Sliding Knot
Replies: 29
Views: 4241

Re: Paul Curry - The Sliding Knot

I believe RK is correct. This is not a method for an average magician. I have the book. Reread it.
by Chas Nigh
April 27th, 2018, 4:15 pm
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Professional Card Magic by Cliff Green
Replies: 8
Views: 9174

Re: Professional Card Magic by Cliff Green

When the going gets rough I just read it out loud a few times. Sometimes it works. Otherwise I count on RK.
by Chas Nigh
March 12th, 2018, 9:33 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Showing Cards Not In Deck
Replies: 18
Views: 4136

Re: Showing Cards Not In Deck

Interesting thread. I simply reverse selected card on the bottom, turn over half the deck and bottom deal under the spread. Finally turn over remaining half and respread.
by Chas Nigh
February 12th, 2018, 10:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cardini Decks Now Available
Replies: 15
Views: 2114

Re: Cardini Decks Now Available

Already selling on eBay for 80.00.
by Chas Nigh
January 22nd, 2018, 12:38 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Draun Control
Replies: 17
Views: 9281

Re: Draun Control

I believe he calls it the Thumb Pass. Fantastic pass.
by Chas Nigh
October 20th, 2017, 9:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: NY Times Review of Dealt
Replies: 5
Views: 1213

Re: NY Times Review of Dealt

by Chas Nigh
October 5th, 2017, 3:02 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Casual Card Count? question
Replies: 14
Views: 2819

Re: The Casual Card Count? question

Derek Dingle counted from dealer's grip. I use it all the time. Sorry about the DP.
by Chas Nigh
October 5th, 2017, 3:01 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Casual Card Count? question
Replies: 14
Views: 2819

Re: The Casual Card Count? question

Derek Dingle counted from dealer's grip. I use it all the time.
by Chas Nigh
September 28th, 2017, 5:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic books auctioned; Strange Inheritances
Replies: 1
Views: 690

Re: Magic books auctioned; Strange Inheritances

I am a little surprised as to how oblivious the son was since his father died 40 years ago.
by Chas Nigh
September 21st, 2017, 7:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 385: Saratoga Ballantine - My Father
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Re: 385: Saratoga Ballantine - My Father

Scott, thanks for the interview. Really enjoyed it. BTW anybody on this forum with professional aspirations should watch this movie. One of the best docs I've seen in a long time. Keep up the good work.
by Chas Nigh
July 20th, 2017, 4:15 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Question Re: Conway Cigarette Case
Replies: 3
Views: 1565

Re: Question Re: Conway Cigarette Case

This is an item released by Ken Brooke. I believe it works almost the same as the Allerton case published in his closeup book.
by Chas Nigh
April 13th, 2017, 2:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interview with David Williamson
Replies: 3
Views: 1657

Re: Interview with David Williamson

Thanks,Herb, Really enjoyed that.
by Chas Nigh
December 8th, 2016, 4:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Elf on a Shelf Magician
Replies: 1
Views: 802

Re: Elf on a Shelf Magician

Cute.
by Chas Nigh
November 15th, 2016, 6:58 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: David Blaine on TV - this week
Replies: 6
Views: 3219

Re: David Blaine on TV - this week

I started to watch the one on Netflix but looking at all those over reactions turned me off. Cant stand to watch it anymore.
by Chas Nigh
September 20th, 2016, 10:19 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: STREAMLINED DISCERNMENT-OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND
Replies: 15
Views: 9097

Re: STREAMLINED DISCERNMENT-OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND

Anybody familiar with Jerry Sadowitz method? Very strong.
by Chas Nigh
September 9th, 2016, 7:12 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Interesting Marketed Tricks From The Past
Replies: 65
Views: 20545

Re: Interesting Marketed Tricks From The Past

Bought a beautiful steel cardbox with no instructions. It came in blue box w/latch. Shiny black bottom. Can I get some help with this. Thanks
by Chas Nigh
September 1st, 2016, 5:08 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Fortune Teller's Book of Days
Replies: 10
Views: 3076

Re: The Fortune Teller's Book of Days

For me, the Balducci force is far more convincing.
by Chas Nigh
September 1st, 2016, 4:25 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Jason Ladanye
Replies: 72
Views: 12872

Re: Jason Ladanye

The camera does not lie.
by Chas Nigh
August 23rd, 2016, 12:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cardtoon - magic exposure
Replies: 33
Views: 6438

Re: Cardtoon - magic exposure

I have never been asked by a lay audience the the name of any trick. Sounds a little stupid to me.
by Chas Nigh
May 12th, 2016, 2:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Photo Gallery of Harry Lorayne's 90th Birthday Party
Replies: 11
Views: 3306

Re: Photo Gallery of Harry Lorayne's 90th Birthday Party

Who on the Cafe would receive a tribute like this? Hint: No one.
by Chas Nigh
March 10th, 2016, 8:56 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Cheating at bridge
Replies: 10
Views: 3203

Re: Cheating at bridge

Are you assuming that everyone on the forum has subscription to the New Yorker?
by Chas Nigh
March 10th, 2016, 7:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: We Know That You're Getting Spam Private Messages
Replies: 15
Views: 2975

Re: We Know That You're Getting Spam Private Messages

Clicked on it but thank God for Bit Defender. I was half awake when I clicked.
by Chas Nigh
January 30th, 2016, 12:25 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The Nightly Show - Black Magic - #OscarsSoWhite
Replies: 1
Views: 2169

Re: The Nightly Show - Black Magic - #OscarsSoWhite

Reading the comments shows just how clueless the trolls on YouTube can be. Thanks for sharing this. I laughed my head off.
by Chas Nigh
January 24th, 2016, 9:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Price of a school assembly show in the 1950s
Replies: 6
Views: 1970

Re: Price of a school assembly show in the 1950s

I have a question similar to the OP

There was a guy who worked my high school every year. One of his big tricks was producing silks from a chrome plated box with the extra load. Can anyone tell me his name? Thanks ahead of time.
This was also in the late 50s. I was guessing it was Leon.
by Chas Nigh
December 29th, 2015, 8:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Direct Mail Marketing Question
Replies: 9
Views: 2051

Re: Direct Mail Marketing Question

Mark, you've done it again! I'm still laughing.
by Chas Nigh
December 29th, 2015, 8:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The svengali pitch in action!
Replies: 14
Views: 2579

Re: The svengali pitch in action!

Great fun to see you in action. I bought your book-looks like I'm going back to it. Thanks for posting.
by Chas Nigh
December 20th, 2015, 3:06 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Big Bang Loading Theory for Chop Cup
Replies: 27
Views: 7486

Re: Big Bang Loading Theory for Chop Cup

Then do a bottop change.
by Chas Nigh
December 8th, 2015, 2:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Best Version of Lubor Fiedler's Gozinta Boxes EVER
Replies: 90
Views: 18724

Re: Best Version of Lubor Fiedler's Gozinta Boxes EVER

Fred Kaps performed this on TV. Got a tremendous reaction. Of course this was Fred Kaps.

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