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by Ryan Matney
January 16th, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Larry Jennings "one ahead"
Replies: 27
Views: 1282

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: 3
Views: 407

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: 3
Views: 407

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: 1506

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: 1506

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: 1506

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: 1506

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: 1506

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: 1506

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: 1469

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: 14577

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: 1323

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: 1469

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: 1469

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: 1469

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: 1469

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: 1469

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: 3849

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: 425

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: 3849

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: 5416

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: 3849

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: 47
Views: 6150

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: 47
Views: 6150

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: 47
Views: 6150

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: 13475

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: 13475

Re: New Karl Fulves Pubs

Fulves was born in 1939 I think.
by Ryan Matney
June 18th, 2018, 12:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater
Replies: 44
Views: 5419

Re: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater

I purchased the reprint of Greater Magic when I was 12 years old. It was beyond me at the time but I still found magic in it that I could use at that age. But it is a book that grows with you. I've gotten so much out of it over the years and return to it often. I'm excited about the extra stuff.
by Ryan Matney
June 16th, 2018, 11:57 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 47
Views: 6150

Re: The End Times Magazine

A Tease: John Carey just sent me an amazing trick inspired by something he read in Book One. It's no-nonsense killer involving a spectators mentally selected card. It doesn't get much more direct than this. And John has made quite the creative leap from where we started. If YOU want to read it, you ...
by Ryan Matney
June 14th, 2018, 7:52 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Spelling T-R-I-C-K
Replies: 8
Views: 1085

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

Bob White also has a nice version of this on his DVD.
by Ryan Matney
June 13th, 2018, 3:42 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 47
Views: 6150

Re: The End Times Magazine

Bill Mullins wrote:Received my copy today. And it was in a plain brown wrapper, as promised.


Of course. We wouldn't want the riff-raff to know what we are really up to.
by Ryan Matney
June 13th, 2018, 3:42 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 47
Views: 6150

Re: The End Times Magazine

Thanks, Jack for the kind words! Glad you are enjoying it. More fun is coming ...
by Ryan Matney
June 13th, 2018, 3:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Don't try this trick at home...
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Re: Don't try this trick at home...

Yikes. That's more like a science experiment than a trick. It says he is a special needs child, make me wonder where his guardians were.
Poor kid.
by Ryan Matney
June 13th, 2018, 8:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Masters of Illusion Returns For Fifth Anniversary Season on The CW Network on Friday, June 29, 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: Masters of Illusion Returns For Fifth Anniversary Season on The CW Network on Friday, June 29, 2018

The performers are great. But it seems like they are performing their act out of order in an empty room. There's no ...'vibe' with the audience.

The public must like it though. I've heard nice comments from laymen and it keeps getting renewed.
by Ryan Matney
June 13th, 2018, 8:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Masters of Illusion Returns For Fifth Anniversary Season on The CW Network on Friday, June 29, 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: Masters of Illusion Returns For Fifth Anniversary Season on The CW Network on Friday, June 29, 2018

the most amazing thing about this show is how they invariably take amazing acts and with poor editing make them look at best mediocre. HAHA! I couldn't put my finger on why it seems "off." I put it down to all of the audience response seeming to be cut in and fake, disconnected from the p...
by Ryan Matney
June 12th, 2018, 8:00 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 47
Views: 6150

Re: The End Times Magazine

Now that everyone is getting their hands on the first issue, what does everyone think? Have a favorite trick?
by Ryan Matney
June 12th, 2018, 9:15 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Svengali Deck
Replies: 54
Views: 4062

Re: The Svengali Deck

I believe Daryl did pitch Svengalis in his early days. He confirmed to me via email that he had pitched different tricks, sven decks, paddles, etc.

I never noticed that but he is holding the cards weird there.
by Ryan Matney
June 12th, 2018, 6:56 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 47
Views: 6150

Re: The End Times Magazine

and from Genii's own Joe M. Turner : "Just got Ryan Matney's new magabook "The End Times - Book One." Wow!" and Sleight Club's Chris Hage "Ryan Matney’s magic magazine far exceeded my expectations. The first issue of The End Times is great!" Get in now folks, when the n...
by Ryan Matney
June 12th, 2018, 6:43 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 47
Views: 6150

Re: The End Times Magazine

Just received the following unsolicited comment from John Carey, one of my favorite card magic creators. Thanks, John! "Well so far I’ve studied and learned 3 killers in this first issue! Ryan’s Dislocation effect is a beautiful card to a number hybrid that I think many will like and do. Cerebr...
by Ryan Matney
June 11th, 2018, 4:47 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 47
Views: 6150

Re: The End Times Magazine

Jack Shalom wrote:Still waiting here in Brooklyn...


Just checked for you and it will be delivered today (Monday)!

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