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by Vraagaard
October 15th, 2008, 8:44 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is your favorite torn and restored card effect?
Replies: 88
Views: 16140

Re: What is your favorite torn and restored card effect?

Yves Doumerque Ripped and Restored Huron Low: The T&R project Is both really great sources. I've been around a lot of these effects and always goes back to Ripped and Restored as a piece by piece restoration and Huron Low's Fire In The Hole as (cut and restored version) my favourite sources. Gar...
by Vraagaard
October 15th, 2008, 8:13 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Anybody familar with Dijkman's Wonderrings routine?
Replies: 1
Views: 601

Anybody familar with Dijkman's Wonderrings routine?

Can't seem to find any reviews. Does anybody know about this effect seen at Hocus-pocus.com Blurb This is not just a trick, but a complete little magic act -- an act that, without exaggeration, puts all the other tricks of its type in the shade. The magician allows the audience to examine 3 large me...
by Vraagaard
July 30th, 2008, 4:48 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: wild card effect(explicit display of faces and backs)
Replies: 20
Views: 3255

Re: wild card effect(explicit display of faces and backs)

In Tommy Wonders fabolous "Tamed Card" effect the routine ends with a display of the faces and a casual open display of all the backs. The cards are however not in the end shown one-by-one face and back, but all cards are shown hold in a fan. However, during the routine all cards are shown...
by Vraagaard
July 24th, 2008, 9:58 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: One Card Link (Beme/Williams)
Replies: 7
Views: 2773

Re: One Card Link (Beme/Williams)

The difference is that in OCL you can tear the two card frames and have them signed indiviually before the linking part - and that is a strong difference. However, for a linking card effect you might think that the signing part is unnecesarry - especially if you can make the specs believe that they ...
by Vraagaard
July 23rd, 2008, 10:11 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is your favorite trick by Harry Lorayne?
Replies: 118
Views: 22426

Re: What is your favorite trick by Harry Lorayne?

My top 3 list is 1) Halo Aces, 2) Rock 'n Roll Aces and 3) "The Best Darn Ever....linking card...." (long title).

Great effects among a multitude of great effects by mr. Lorayne.
by Vraagaard
April 30th, 2008, 6:49 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Instant Card Shark - Alan Bursky
Replies: 5
Views: 1822

Instant Card Shark - Alan Bursky

Another poker deal demonstration. Cannot find a well descibed "blurb" and also no reviews. Has anyone bought this? Untill nowe I stick with John Bannon's routines. But always looking for new stuff. "Instant Card Shark" can be found at Hocus-pocus.com, so can "Honest poker Ch...
by Vraagaard
April 22nd, 2008, 4:38 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Believe it or Knot - by Dean Dill
Replies: 0
Views: 686

Believe it or Knot - by Dean Dill

Dear Friends, I'm very fond of rope tricks and has as a normal part of my table hopping repetoire include "The Proffesors Rope Symphony" (Joakim Solbjerg), The amazing acrobatic knot (Daryl), Ring and rope (Eric Decamps, FLIP like with my own twists), Ring and String (Jay Scott Berry). So ...
by Vraagaard
January 22nd, 2006, 12:28 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Tamed card - Tommy Wonder - what wax?
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Tamed card - Tommy Wonder - what wax?

Just a quick one. Tommy Wonders Wild card routine "tamed card" is among my favourites - what a great routine and act. So I'm getting all my acting skills in to it. Currently I'm using a bit of double scotch tape to stick the two cards together. Tommy wonder uses wax, but what sort? There a...
by Vraagaard
January 16th, 2006, 6:34 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favorite Trick that uses the Elmsley Count
Replies: 80
Views: 17752

Re: Favorite Trick that uses the Elmsley Count

Twisted Sisters, pop's tomind although the Elmsley is just used to a display of four cards -great effect.

But a lot of the above already described effects are perfect examples of exellent use of the Elmsley count - guess Vernons Twisting the Aces are the best welknown of the classics.
by Vraagaard
December 23rd, 2005, 1:57 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Tricks You Can fool Yourself (and Others) With...
Replies: 19
Views: 1914

Re: Tricks You Can fool Yourself (and Others) With...

The 4 card layout in Dai Vernon's "Slow motion aces" where the 4 aces apperently is laid out on the table. It's the most honest and convincing lay out there exists in my opinion. It fools me bad everytime I do it, it really seems like the four aces are being laid in each individual pile ho...
by Vraagaard
December 21st, 2005, 12:44 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Wine bottle production - Ammar, Hooser or Bob Read
Replies: 11
Views: 2320

Re: Wine bottle production - Ammar, Hooser or Bob Read

Dear friends,

Thanks for all your kind advice. Lots of good ideas (the inside pants topit holds some opportunities)

I think I'll go for the Bob Read routine and method.

Werner - thanks for you lengthy input.

May you all have a merry christmas

Best regards

Jan
by Vraagaard
December 21st, 2005, 12:35 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best source for in the hands out faro
Replies: 7
Views: 1228

Re: Best source for in the hands out faro

Hi Friends,

Thanks for you advice. I better go and By Michael Close's Ebook and then - well I always wanted to by the Marlo RCT - so maybe its time for that now.

Nobody familiar with the Allan Ackerman DVD? I think it is volume 6 in his DVD serie.
by Vraagaard
December 20th, 2005, 1:41 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best source for in the hands out faro
Replies: 7
Views: 1228

Best source for in the hands out faro

Ok, I'm practicing on my own from a short desciption in "Expert card magic" not the best description. I'm aware that there are som sources like Michael Close (e-book), Ed Marlo (revolutionary card technique, and his on the faro booklet), Allan Ackerman (DVD) and also that Harry Lorayne has...
by Vraagaard
December 20th, 2005, 1:35 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Wine bottle production - Ammar, Hooser or Bob Read
Replies: 11
Views: 2320

Wine bottle production - Ammar, Hooser or Bob Read

Dear magic firends, I need a little advice. I love the close up wine bottle production and among a few I'm aware of Michael Ammars using a silk and a secret placement of the bootle. It's a great routine. However, I heard a lot of good about Troy Hoosers wine bottle production and also about the Late...
by Vraagaard
December 6th, 2005, 4:50 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: ReinCARDnation
Replies: 3
Views: 2745

Re: ReinCARDnation

There is a pretty lengthy discussion of this effect including the 6 different endings at themagiccafe.com Be aware, that this effect can be performed impromptu, totally naked and without any pockets. It only uses that one card - nothing else. Thats what makes it really interesting. I'm looking forwa...
by Vraagaard
November 25th, 2005, 1:52 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Draun Control
Replies: 17
Views: 6574

Re: Draun Control

Yes, I love it. The worlds easiest pass - at least it does the same with less moves. It is a little angly, but less angly than any pass. I perform table hopping and it is perfect and 100% angel proof when you are standing up and the spectators are all sitting down. However if you are standing and th...
by Vraagaard
October 29th, 2005, 11:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Has Dr. Hofzinser Arrived at your House Yet?
Replies: 95
Views: 9721

Re: Has Dr. Hofzinser Arrived at your House Yet?

Originally posted by Werner G. Seitz:
Originally posted by Vraagaard:
[b] ...And I hope top receive the November (Hofzinser) issue soon.

Fr du via airmail??? [/b]
I'm not sure, but I don't think so.
by Vraagaard
October 27th, 2005, 5:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Has Dr. Hofzinser Arrived at your House Yet?
Replies: 95
Views: 9721

Re: Has Dr. Hofzinser Arrived at your House Yet?

I just received the September (Daryl) and October (Forte) issues the 25th and 26 of October. And I hope top receive the November (Hofzinser) issue soon. I live in Denmark, Europe, so expect to receive the issues a week later than the US subsribers, however the September issue came rather late (25th ...
by Vraagaard
October 19th, 2005, 6:32 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Who is the greatest today
Replies: 34
Views: 6869

Re: Who is the greatest today

My nominees for top mentalist in terms of utter astonishment, showmanship and ingenuity, pragmatism and cunning boldness goes to 1) Richard Osterlind (astonishment, showmanship and ingenuity, pragmatism) 2) Barrie Richardson (astonishment, showmanship and cunning boldness) Yes, I agree Banacheck, Ma...
by Vraagaard
October 19th, 2005, 1:43 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What would be the strongest card revelation if...
Replies: 27
Views: 2042

Re: What would be the strongest card revelation if...

Hi Curtis and Cameron,

Thanks a lot for the Kostya Kimlat's "Culligula's Triumph and the Ron Bauer inspiration. I will immediately look in to these. Thanks again.
by Vraagaard
October 19th, 2005, 1:39 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What would be the strongest card revelation if...
Replies: 27
Views: 2042

Re: What would be the strongest card revelation if...

Originally posted by Jim Gerrish: Sorry you don't think my revelation is "doable," but that's OK. It wasn't a joke, but I'd just as soon be the only one doing it. Hi Jim, Thanks for correcting me - I guess I was a bit presumptious - apologize for that - it just shows my lack of imaginatio...
by Vraagaard
October 19th, 2005, 1:32 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What would be the strongest card revelation if...
Replies: 27
Views: 2042

Re: What would be the strongest card revelation if...

Originally posted by Jonathan Townsend: Let's see what we have here and what sort of story might come of it. You offer them a card. Then you demand it back. Then you offer then the deck. Then you demand it back. Not quite what I'm saying Jonathan. To clarify a little bit. I offer them a freely sele...
by Vraagaard
October 18th, 2005, 7:12 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What would be the strongest card revelation if...
Replies: 27
Views: 2042

Re: What would be the strongest card revelation if...

Originally posted by Jim Gerrish: After ribbon spreading the cards, one of the cards would begin to wiggle and then slide out of the spread onto the table. Suddenly it would flip over and reveal itself to be the chosen card. The spectator, on picking it up, would see his or her signature on the fac...
by Vraagaard
October 18th, 2005, 6:34 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What would be the strongest card revelation if...
Replies: 27
Views: 2042

What would be the strongest card revelation if...

Lets say you gave the spectator a totally free selection of a card e.g. by a free choice from a ribbon spread, and afterwards handed him the deck, asked him to insert the card and shuffle. Lets say you at this point know his card but of course not its position. Yes, I know, it sounds 100% clean and ...
by Vraagaard
October 17th, 2005, 1:39 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Copper/Silver/Brass routine
Replies: 27
Views: 3730

Re: Copper/Silver/Brass routine

I believe you can get a lot of milage from this routine, however just like "card on forehead" its all about taking the sting away and not make the spectators look foolish - IMHO. The spectators believe you have one coin left, and then you have two, finallly when the believe they figured it...
by Vraagaard
October 14th, 2005, 5:05 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Patter Suggestions for The Cannibal Cards?
Replies: 8
Views: 618

Re: New Patter Suggestions for The Cannibal Cards?

Currently I perform the Larry Jennings version, but I'm going to look into Ackermann's and Curtis Kam's version as well. I never liked the missionary part of the patter. So my patter is build like "When I come home from performing I always feel like I kind of miss some cards in the deck - I kno...
by Vraagaard
October 2nd, 2005, 1:54 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Angel announces sale of Coin-In-Can on TV
Replies: 65
Views: 5440

Re: Angel announces sale of Coin-In-Can on TV

Originally posted by Werner G. Seitz: Again, it's not the trick (secret), the trick/secret is only a smal part of the whole picture, it's the performer that has to make the impact, not any piece of more or less skillfull presented magic/secret, THEREFOR I don't understand the fuzz re certain *secre...
by Vraagaard
September 28th, 2005, 2:18 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card On Forehead
Replies: 16
Views: 1768

Re: Card On Forehead

Tons of ways to accomplish this - I find the card will stick to the forehead without adding moist. In a performance situation, you will have a little moist on your forehead already. However - I would like to hear your presentations for this effect. Whats you patter and what is the flow. What is in y...
by Vraagaard
August 23rd, 2005, 1:35 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: All Backs Routine
Replies: 41
Views: 7356

Re: All Backs Routine

In the expert card technique, 3rd edition Hugaard and Braue, I can see that Vernons All Bakcs are described. I sthat the original handling or can I find it in other Vernon books like "ultimate card secrets" , the Chronicles etc?? 450 A Lesson In Card Handling, by DAI VERNON 450 The De Kolt...
by Vraagaard
August 17th, 2005, 1:37 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: THE BEST GOSH DARN IMPROMPTU LINKING CARD EFFECT YOU'LL EVER SEE!
Replies: 11
Views: 1150

Re: THE BEST GOSH DARN IMPROMPTU LINKING CARD EFFECT YOU'LL EVER SEE!

Hi Jack, Great advice there, thanks. I also have changed the initial link phase, I now patter and rub the two cards to "make" them link, Then I go into Loraynes procedure - and I believe I will try out your ending to actually have the spectator holding one end and I the other and then tug ...
by Vraagaard
August 2nd, 2005, 1:10 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Doc Eason Multi Location Trick
Replies: 13
Views: 1148

Re: Doc Eason Multi Location Trick

BTW, Bill Mallone has a great version as well on his On the loose DVD's. Would like to see Doc's version also.

Let me reveal the greatest and easiest multiple selection routine. Have 52 audience members pick a card each and remember them, have them returned and reveal them one at a time.
by Vraagaard
July 29th, 2005, 12:06 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: THE BEST GOSH DARN IMPROMPTU LINKING CARD EFFECT YOU'LL EVER SEE!
Replies: 11
Views: 1150

Re: THE BEST GOSH DARN IMPROMPTU LINKING CARD EFFECT YOU'LL EVER SEE!

Originally posted by Glenn West: Man, I've got a few handlings of my own, and some from others, both mpromtue and not, but now I want to find out more about this one. Is there a demo any where, or even does any one have a video of themselves? Thanks Glenn Hi Glenn, It's on a DVD put together by two...
by Vraagaard
July 27th, 2005, 4:39 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Editorial Frakson
Replies: 4
Views: 769

Re: Editorial Frakson

That would be a good idea. I have been looking for these late editions for more than a year. Found one on ebay but the price was outrageously high.
by Vraagaard
July 25th, 2005, 11:50 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: THE BEST GOSH DARN IMPROMPTU LINKING CARD EFFECT YOU'LL EVER SEE!
Replies: 11
Views: 1150

Re: THE BEST GOSH DARN IMPROMPTU LINKING CARD EFFECT YOU'LL EVER SEE!

Well, I dress rehearsed it yesterday, meaning I performed it for my most critical audience - being my girl friend. She had seen all the other linking card effects I have performed, so she new what was coming. She watched me like a hawk - as usual - and she didn't believe her eye's. Best part is that...
by Vraagaard
July 25th, 2005, 12:45 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: THE BEST GOSH DARN IMPROMPTU LINKING CARD EFFECT YOU'LL EVER SEE!
Replies: 11
Views: 1150

THE BEST GOSH DARN IMPROMPTU LINKING CARD EFFECT YOU'LL EVER SEE!

So, I've been doing the linking card routine by Paul Harris Card board connection, Immaculate connection and osmosis, I'm aware of Sean Fields linkage although I never decided to practice the effect, and I'm a sucker for Sixten Beme's One card link. Now I stumbled across Harry Loraynes THE BEST GOSH...
by Vraagaard
July 21st, 2005, 11:49 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Top 3 favorite Vernon routines
Replies: 45
Views: 4709

Re: Top 3 favorite Vernon routines

Thanks a lot, I will check up on stars and magic in due time, and also "revolutionary card technique". I do have the Lewis Ganson books on Vernon, but I realize that there is more in "stars and magic". In due time - it's always nice to have something to look forward to. Thanks ag...
by Vraagaard
July 21st, 2005, 1:33 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Close-Up Ring and Rope Routine by El Duco
Replies: 1
Views: 496

Close-Up Ring and Rope Routine by El Duco

I need some advice on this one Close-Up Ring and Rope Routine by El Duco : (Hocus pocus and elmwoodmagic sells it) Description: A full routine with seven different effects cleverly woven into each other to create a complete routine that lasts 3-5 minutes. In each effect the ring seems to melt throug...
by Vraagaard
July 21st, 2005, 1:22 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Top 3 favorite Vernon routines
Replies: 45
Views: 4709

Re: Top 3 favorite Vernon routines

Originally posted by Nathan Coe Marsh: Vraagaard, enjoyed your post...a quick correction..."The Travelers: A Lesson in Misdirection" is the Vernon routine..."Open Travelers" is a routine by Larry Jennings... best, N. Illusionartistry.com Dear Nathan, Thanks a lot - I like to get...
by Vraagaard
July 20th, 2005, 7:26 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Possible improvement of phase 2 - KJV Oil and water by Jennings
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Re: Possible improvement of phase 2 - KJV Oil and water by Jennings

Hi Nathan, Thanks a lot, My emphasis on 4 times 4 cards rather than 3 times 3 is a simple personal preference. I believe that it seems 10 times more impossible when using 4x4 rather than 3x3 cards. Just a personal impression. Moreover, I'm loaded with variations of 3 times 3 cards, hence I was askin...
by Vraagaard
July 19th, 2005, 12:36 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Top 3 favorite Vernon routines
Replies: 45
Views: 4709

Re: Top 3 favorite Vernon routines

Well, I guess despite of all the fuss about who invented what, that Vernon is still the professor because he made it look natural, he made it look simple, and actually made a lot of the effects simple. My Vernon favourites 1. Open Travellers (4 signed cards to 4 pockets) 2. Slow motion aces (4 ace m...

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