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by Ryan Matney
April 5th, 2019, 5:58 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The Basement Sessions
Replies: 1
Views: 504

Re: The Basement Sessions

"This guy makes good magic!" - Jonathan Friedman

"Ryan’s thinking, structure and cleverness are awesome! I love this!"- Chris Hage
by Ryan Matney
April 2nd, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The Basement Sessions
Replies: 1
Views: 504

The Basement Sessions

I've made a basic video download teaching 3 tricks and a bonus variation by Marty Kane. I can't brag about the production, lighting, or camera work, or any other technical aspect, but if you don't like the tricks I teach, I'll personally refund your purchase. Something From Nothing and Positively 4t...
by Ryan Matney
April 1st, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander
Replies: 26
Views: 1936

Re: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander

There's an old thing I've used for Color Monte. Not sure who it belongs to, maybe J.K. Hartman. Basically, you display each card before slipping it to the bottom. Single, double, single. I'm one of the weird ones that never minded the alignment move though. Layman don't care. Hi, Ryan: I tried to f...
by Ryan Matney
April 1st, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander
Replies: 26
Views: 1936

Re: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander

There's an old thing I've used for Color Monte. Not sure who it belongs to, maybe J.K. Hartman. Basically, you display each card before slipping it to the bottom. Single, double, single. I'm one of the weird ones that never minded the alignment move though. Layman don't care.
by Ryan Matney
March 28th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Slam Bang Universal Demo
Replies: 5
Views: 922

Re: Slam Bang Universal Demo

Just uploaded another DEMO. Thought I'd keep it in the same thread.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUQ7SB-hij8
by Ryan Matney
February 13th, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pick off Pip (Dai Vernon’s Version)
Replies: 28
Views: 4129

Re: Pick off Pip (Dai Vernon’s Version)

In the video above, Vernon is not using the handling described in Inner Secrets. Rather, he is stealing the card into a full palm, which needs to then be deposited on the deck before picking off the pip. The handling published in Inner Secrets was meant to eliminate the depositing action.
by Ryan Matney
February 9th, 2019, 12:02 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 62
Views: 10210

Re: The End Times Magazine

Ted M wrote:
But the more successful it is, the quicker I can work, that's just a reality.

Er, is it not also "just a reality" that it was advertised and sold as a quarterly publication?


Since I honestly explained the situation, I'm not sure what you want here Ted. You are not a subscriber.
by Ryan Matney
February 8th, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 62
Views: 10210

Re: The End Times Magazine

Thanks Rob! Don't count it over and done yet! I'm committed to finishing the run. And any subscriptions incoming will be honored. I do realize anyone thinking about subscribing now might want to wait to see if I send out Book Two and Three. But the more successful it is, the quicker I can work, that...
by Ryan Matney
February 5th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 62
Views: 10210

Re: The End Times Magazine

Obviously I missed August. The second issue should be out in a few weeks from now pending a business arrangement. Hard to give you an exact date as it depends on a couple of things but I will update here with a specific date as soon as I have that information. The fact is, there was a certain number...
by Ryan Matney
January 27th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Slam Bang Universal Demo
Replies: 5
Views: 922

Re: Slam Bang Universal Demo

The sale I'm running will end in just 3 days!
Everything has been discounted. Thanks for looking.

http://ryanmatneymagic.com/
by Ryan Matney
January 25th, 2019, 9:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 22201

Re: The Jerx Year Three

I don't know how anyone could take that site serious enough to get offended by it. He writes to provoke.
by Ryan Matney
January 25th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 22201

Re: The Jerx Year Three

I agree but I would go further and say that it is completely unacceptable. I mean come on, smacking women in the head? Are there actually people in 2019 willing to overlook this because they like a magic trick idea? And rather than take him to task they send him money? Bitch doesn't always mean fem...
by Ryan Matney
January 19th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller on Late Night With Seth Meyers tonight
Replies: 7
Views: 1131

Re: Penn & Teller on Late Night With Seth Meyers tonight

The trick is David Solomon's but appeared in John's book, "Dear Mr. Fantasy." Bannon and Tomas Blomberg aided in the development.
by Ryan Matney
January 16th, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Larry Jennings "one ahead"
Replies: 27
Views: 1569

Re: Larry Jennings "one ahead"

Its always seemed to me that there are two ways to think of this. One is the actual "one ahead" principle used in coins across routines and the like. The other is a general sense of secretly being ahead of the spectator. Of course, this is what Jennings meant. When we have a secret conditi...
by Ryan Matney
January 15th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Slam Bang Universal Demo
Replies: 5
Views: 922

Re: Slam Bang Universal Demo

Thanks, Guys!
by Ryan Matney
January 14th, 2019, 7:31 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Slam Bang Universal Demo
Replies: 5
Views: 922

Slam Bang Universal Demo

Just uploaded a quick demo of one of the effects from Powerful Stuff.
Take a look here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ufsTkKXKls&feature=youtu.be
by Ryan Matney
January 12th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Untouched
Replies: 38
Views: 2021

Re: Untouched

Q. Kumber wrote:Eugene Burger's (three card) presentation was based on Fogel's version.

Paul Green had a nice (two card) presentation in Lee Earle's SYZYGY.


I don't know Paul Green's trick but the one from Eugene is not the same as the Leech trick. I think they use the same force.
by Ryan Matney
January 12th, 2019, 12:58 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Untouched
Replies: 38
Views: 2021

Re: Untouched

I'd guess so. I learned it from PRISM but I can't recall the trick without looking.
by Ryan Matney
January 11th, 2019, 10:24 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Untouched
Replies: 38
Views: 2021

Re: Untouched

Daryl’s specific contribution was the presentation that justified each and every action of the routine. I’ve seen a lot of people do the trick and they miss parts of it. I looked for a video of Daryl performing this trick but the closest I could find was Michael Ammar performing Daryl's Untouched ....
by Ryan Matney
January 11th, 2019, 10:12 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Untouched
Replies: 38
Views: 2021

Re: Untouched

Mr. Charming wrote:Ryan Shlutz has a method to perform this effect where at the end the spectator can chose what card points the "value" and what card points the "suit"


I have a couple variations that also have this feature.
by Ryan Matney
January 11th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Untouched
Replies: 38
Views: 2021

Re: Untouched

I can't see any difference between Leech's trick and Daryl's. Daryl’s specific contribution was the presentation that justified each and every action of the routine. I’ve seen a lot of people do the trick and they miss parts of it. This is one of my favorite tricks, would be interested in discussin...
by Ryan Matney
January 10th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Untouched
Replies: 38
Views: 2021

Re: Untouched

I can't see any difference between Leech's trick and Daryl's.
by Ryan Matney
January 10th, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: New Release and Holiday Sale
Replies: 15
Views: 1773

Re: New Release and Holiday Sale

While I'm still having a difficult situation, things are improving. My apologies to everyone that placed an order with me in Dec. I've not been operating at full steam. However, I've spoken to everyone and if there's someone I missed, please contact me about your order. All orders are now either in ...
by Ryan Matney
January 5th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 109
Views: 16159

Re: Royal road to card magic

I got to spend very little time with Eugene Burger, especially compared to other members of this forum, but I can vouch that he could do a DL with no problem. He could also back palm cards which I saw him do myself. His thing was to always perform below your level of skill, and he did. In his early ...
by Ryan Matney
December 27th, 2018, 12:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pete Biro - R.I.P.
Replies: 11
Views: 1502

Re: Pete Biro - R.I.P.

I never met Pete but we spoke many times online over the years. He was a wealth of knowledge and a generous guy. One of my favorite stories about him is how he would handle dropping a gimmick during a performance. Once, while performing, Pete dropped a salt pour (I think it was) gimmick and it bounc...
by Ryan Matney
December 27th, 2018, 12:19 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: New Release and Holiday Sale
Replies: 15
Views: 1773

Re: New Release and Holiday Sale

I've emailed Robert and hopefully resolved his issue.

James, I'm not seeing a message from you. Would you contact me at retrorocketmagic@gmail.com so I can help?

My shipping issues are resolving soon too and in honor of my blown up car, the Holiday Sale has been extended till the new year.
by Ryan Matney
December 21st, 2018, 3:12 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: New Release and Holiday Sale
Replies: 15
Views: 1773

Re: New Release and Holiday Sale

Anthony Vinson wrote:Aw man... Been there, done that, and it sucks even before Murphy's Law kicks in, as it almost always does. Best of luck re-mobilizing yourself!

Av


Thank You. Temporary set back only!
by Ryan Matney
December 21st, 2018, 3:12 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: New Release and Holiday Sale
Replies: 15
Views: 1773

Re: New Release and Holiday Sale

MagicbyAlfred wrote:New Release: "Powerful Stuff" - explosive new card tricks by Ryan Matney...So, I launch a new book and a big sale and two days later my car explodes.

Explosive card tricks -- great!

Exploding car trick -- not so much.


LOL

Yeah, I have zero mechanic magic.
by Ryan Matney
December 19th, 2018, 8:27 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: New Release and Holiday Sale
Replies: 15
Views: 1773

Re: New Release and Holiday Sale

Also posted on Facebook: So, I launch a new book and a big sale and two days later my car explodes. Bear with me everyone as I'm having mobility issues. Looks like I will need a new engine. So....Sale is still going until Christmas. Buy early and often. Thanks everyone that has ordered so far, I'm w...
by Ryan Matney
December 4th, 2018, 4:22 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: New Release and Holiday Sale
Replies: 15
Views: 1773

New Release and Holiday Sale

New Release: "Powerful Stuff" - explosive new card tricks by Ryan Matney This one has an old school price of only $15, and that includes shipping in the USA! You can read about the contents and order now here: http://ryanmatneymagic.com/index.php/product/powerful-stuff-explosive-new-card-t...
by Ryan Matney
August 13th, 2018, 7:54 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times magazine giveaway
Replies: 2
Views: 3956

Re: The End Times magazine giveaway

My latest Facebook post: Contest update! The Three lucky subscribers that won a print are Gordon Meyer, John M. Ronan, and Bennie Weber . Thanks for supporting the magazine guys! Your print will be in your hands soon. How can you get one of these awesome prints? You may purchase a limited signed pri...
by Ryan Matney
August 6th, 2018, 11:40 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Special Sale for a limited time
Replies: 0
Views: 471

Special Sale for a limited time

If you are a magician reading this, you are probably not at Magic LIVE. In honor of those that are stuck at home, I have created the first ever "To Hell with everyone that got to attend Magic LIVE" Sale. Head over to http://www.ryanmatneymagic.com for some real bargain prices on my books. ...
by Ryan Matney
August 5th, 2018, 6:35 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times magazine giveaway
Replies: 2
Views: 3956

Re: The End Times magazine giveaway

End Times Book Two update: Here is just a couple of tricks you will find in the upcoming isssue of The End Times. "Rigged Result" by John Carey- an amazing commercial routine using an underexplored principle. "Let's Cut a Deal" by Scott Kahn - if you could do real magic, it would...
by Ryan Matney
August 1st, 2018, 11:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts
Replies: 100
Views: 6114

Re: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts

I agree with Al Schneider. Some great comments, Al. Being extremely "natural" when doing a DL is not only unnecessary, it can actually make it look worse and less deceptive. Further, I think we would all do well to avoid the DL as much as possible. I rarely use it. I think there is only tw...
by Ryan Matney
July 24th, 2018, 4:51 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times magazine giveaway
Replies: 2
Views: 3956

The End Times magazine giveaway

End Times Announcement! I have commissioned an original painting be done for the cover of Issue 2. You can see it at the following link: http://ryanmatneymagic.com/index.php/product/the-end-times-magazine/ I will be producing a limited number of 50 prints of this painting, signed and numbered by the...
by Ryan Matney
July 11th, 2018, 3:25 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 62
Views: 10210

Re: The End Times Magazine

If you have wanted to subscribe to The End Times but you are a broke, busted-ass magician, I have new payment option for YOU. We have all been there. Sometimes $100 is a lot to come up with at once. I am now offering a monthly payment plan. For a low monthly payment automatically drafted from your p...
by Ryan Matney
July 11th, 2018, 2:08 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 62
Views: 10210

Re: The End Times Magazine

Just received: "The End Times is a great new journal by the very clever Ryan Matney. I see a LOT of new magic in my job but when I see material of this quality I sit up and take notice. I will be subscribing. The first trick in the first issue,"Dislocation," is worth the price of admi...
by Ryan Matney
July 2nd, 2018, 8:32 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 62
Views: 10210

Re: The End Times Magazine

I am preparing an "Extra" issue for all subscribers to The End Times. It will be 30 pages or so and ship with Book 2. That will bring your total page count to 100 pages of magic! Routines from me and John Carey. The Extra will contain more great usable routines just like the main issue but...
by Ryan Matney
June 18th, 2018, 6:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Karl Fulves Pubs
Replies: 53
Views: 14144

Re: New Karl Fulves Pubs

Well, I wouldn't state anything about Fulves with certainty. He doesn't like anything to be known about him. He very well may be older. Wasn't he said to have been about 16-18 when he took over the Phoenix from Jay Marshall? Even if he was in his 20s when he did Pallbearers Review, that is very impr...
by Ryan Matney
June 18th, 2018, 1:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Karl Fulves Pubs
Replies: 53
Views: 14144

Re: New Karl Fulves Pubs

Fulves was born in 1939 I think.

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