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by swamy
August 27th, 2018, 10:12 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Any news on Chu's Magic(seems closed down)
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Any news on Chu's Magic(seems closed down)

After a long time i checked on the Chu's Magic products on internet and I could not find it. Appears Chu's Magic is closed.

Does anybody know why Chu's Magic got closed ???

regards
Swamy
by swamy
February 18th, 2015, 1:33 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Face to Face by Dupier
Replies: 0
Views: 2362

Face to Face by Dupier

Can Anybody tell where can I find the packet effect "Face to Face: by Dupier
It was marketed by Aldo Colomibini but now the product is not there on www.wildcolombini.com

regards
Swamy
by swamy
September 13th, 2014, 12:12 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Labyrinth--Karl Fulves
Replies: 1
Views: 780

Labyrinth--Karl Fulves

Karl Fulves created a unique close up effect named 'Labyrinth". Could somebody help as to where could it be available...

Swamy
by swamy
September 4th, 2014, 2:13 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Three Handlings--Twisting the aces
Replies: 14
Views: 5299

Re: Three Handlings--Twisting the aces

Hi Swamy, In case you haven't seen this, Stephen Hobbs has some interesting work on twisting the aces in his Technical Toolbox: http://www.stephenhobbstechnicaltoolbox.com/ Weeks 19 and 20. Hello Glenn Thank you very much for the interesting and informative site.I saw the twisting routines with won...
by swamy
September 4th, 2014, 5:59 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Three Handlings--Twisting the aces
Replies: 14
Views: 5299

Re: Three Handlings--Twisting the aces

1. Agreed that the concept of extra card was in the effect "Touch and Turn" by Marlo, but the entire handling could be of some other gentleman. 2.This handling is described in the "Hamman Twist" without any name. So why does in the effect "Twist" by Vic Trabucco printed...
by swamy
September 3rd, 2014, 10:08 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Three Handlings--Twisting the aces
Replies: 14
Views: 5299

Three Handlings--Twisting the aces

Hello Everybody Mainly, there are three handlings for Twisting the aces : 1. Elmsley Count 2. Ascanio Spread 3. Vic Trabucco(Hamman count style, cards transferred from one hand to another) (In the book "Packet Tricks" by Jerry Mentzer, the effect "Twist" mentions that Vic Trabucc...
by swamy
February 4th, 2011, 3:22 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: A card effect with a story "Gang of Dacoits"
Replies: 2
Views: 719

A card effect with a story "Gang of Dacoits"

Here is the description of a card effect that I thought off. Came out with a solution to his effect. 1. A gang of 4 dacoits have a strong presence in a dense forest. They are a nuisance to the villagers nearby the forest. 2. One day an intelligent strong man went inside the dense forest in search of...
by swamy
September 5th, 2010, 10:26 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Fred Kaps' Gypsy Curse
Replies: 15
Views: 2927

Re: Fred Kaps' Gypsy Curse

Here is the link where Frde Kaos performing 7 Card Gypsy Monte
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufyCwkc0M6I

Is this what is being reffered to by Jackie Huang ?
by swamy
March 2nd, 2010, 5:47 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Larry Jennings' Ambitious Classic
Replies: 52
Views: 7965

Re: Larry Jennings' Ambitious Classic

Is it proper to say that the Ambitious Classic plot is a packet version of the Ed Marlo's Elevator plot using a deck of cards.
by swamy
March 1st, 2010, 1:18 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Larry Jennings' Ambitious Classic
Replies: 52
Views: 7965

Re: Larry Jennings' Ambitious Classic

Too Many cards effect is inspired by Bruce cervon's effect "A Matter of Psycology". It is being mentioned in the book "Complete works of Derek Dingle"
by swamy
October 28th, 2009, 10:05 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Last two card match
Replies: 0
Views: 698

Last two card match

The popular effect "Last two card match" was known Martin Gardner. I read this information long time ago in one of the magic magazine.

Can some body add to this.
by swamy
March 27th, 2009, 10:10 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Twisting the aces(original name of the variation)
Replies: 4
Views: 1373

Re: Twisting the aces(original name of the variation)

Does the twisting moves in the effect "Think Touch and Turn" inspired the twisting moves used in the effect "Trick Kards" by Nick Trost or in the effect "Trabucco's twist by Vic Trabucco ?
by swamy
March 17th, 2009, 11:41 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Twisting the aces
Replies: 1
Views: 773

Twisting the aces

Twisting the aces effect "One Simple Twist" from The Cardwright by larry jennings is a simple and nice effect. Does anybody has any feedback on this effect ?
by swamy
February 11th, 2009, 6:47 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: swami mantra
Replies: 0
Views: 475

swami mantra

Here is a link where two twisting aces effect is being mentioned. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.littleegyptmagic.com/swami.htm">http://www.littleegyptmagic.com/swami.htm</a><!-- m --> "The Twist" by George Blake and "Twisting the Aces Again" by Sam Dalal are, res...
by swamy
December 17th, 2008, 10:28 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Impact on magic during the Renaisssance period
Replies: 22
Views: 4963

Re: Impact on magic during the Renaisssance period

What is meant by "Enlighten": Today audience knows that secrets behind the effects exists and they enjoy the effects. In earliear days the existence of secret itself was not known and the ignorance prevailed. It was during the Renaissance period, efforts were being made to remove ignorance...
by swamy
December 16th, 2008, 1:27 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Impact on magic during the Renaisssance period
Replies: 22
Views: 4963

Re: Impact on magic during the Renaisssance period

There are aspects to an effect: 1. The relation between what should have happened logically and what actually happens. The audience gets amused with the Illogical conclusion. 2. The unexplained or the secret behind certain facts or experiences. It is the second point that was in focus during the Ren...
by swamy
September 29th, 2008, 1:21 pm
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: Teaching Magic to Kids
Replies: 13
Views: 3597

Re: Teaching Magic to Kids

Interesting conclusions.
by swamy
September 29th, 2008, 12:25 pm
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: Teaching Magic to Kids
Replies: 13
Views: 3597

Re: Teaching Magic to Kids

Soft skills does not have age restrictions.

One of the elements of creativity is possibilities. Magic provides an individual to develop the ability of perceiving and analysing from different possibilities
by swamy
September 29th, 2008, 12:09 pm
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: Teaching Magic to Kids
Replies: 13
Views: 3597

Re: Teaching Magic to Kids

How would you compare the motor skill work in conjuring to something less convoluted like juggling or pen spinning or even tai chi? Comparing magic with MOTOR skills does not arise. The message is to use the various aspects of magic for e.g. handling props etc to develope appropriate/improve/correc...
by swamy
September 29th, 2008, 1:55 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ambitious ace to five -- Nick Trost book
Replies: 20
Views: 2545

Ambitious ace to five -- Nick Trost book

The handling of the effect "Amitious ace to five" published in the book "Subtle card Creations" by Nick Trost is really good in terms of simplicity and consitency of moves. Trost in his book mentions that the effect titled "Too Many Cards" appears in Ron Zollweg's notes...
by swamy
September 29th, 2008, 1:22 am
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: Teaching Magic to Kids
Replies: 13
Views: 3597

Re: Teaching Magic to Kids

An example of MOTOR Skills : Have a look at the this video link: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.metacafe.com/watch/325684/card_puzzle_trick/">http://www.metacafe.com/watch/325684/card_puzzle_trick/</a><!-- m --> The holding of the pen/pencil by the individual in the video is inapprop...
by swamy
September 26th, 2008, 4:31 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Getting into the Magic Business
Replies: 23
Views: 5909

Re: Getting into the Magic Business

1. In today's scenario diversity in business is very important to survival. Therefore a business apart from magic must deal with eductaional and entertainment related products like puzzles etc will be helpful. 2. Apart from marketing products customers now days are expecting different kinds of servi...
by swamy
September 26th, 2008, 4:08 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Financial Crisis
Replies: 29
Views: 5786

Re: Financial Crisis

Magic is an independent demand not backed by desires. Therefore it will have the least impact.
by swamy
September 26th, 2008, 3:47 am
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: Teaching Magic to Kids
Replies: 13
Views: 3597

Re: Teaching Magic to Kids

MOTOR SKILL is the most immediate and visible contribution of magic being taught particlularly to kids. Motor related skills are difficult to be developed or corrected in the grown up ages.
by swamy
September 26th, 2008, 3:05 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Tomo Maeda Interview
Replies: 14
Views: 6785

Re: Tomo Maeda Interview

A bit on the word "BORED" being used in the sentence : "people get bored with it and it just" Human beings tend to compare the present with the past knowingly or unknowingly. If they find any significant difference with respect to past then the present(what they are watching, see...
by swamy
September 22nd, 2008, 12:40 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Interesting Paper cutting
Replies: 0
Views: 436

Interesting Paper cutting

Happened to watch a performance where a performer held two folded papers of same size together. When the paper edge is cut together and unfolded, a "six of hearts" on one paper and four of diamonds" on the other gets displayed(holes appear as 6H and 4S). The performer used this as an ...
by swamy
September 17th, 2008, 4:04 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vampire Card Trick
Replies: 8
Views: 1435

Re: Vampire Card Trick

Came across the following information.

Karl Fulves offering called the Vampire Chronicles, a "collection of offbeat card tricks based on vampire themes," which originally came in a deluxe version with special cards (the "Vampire Activity Kit").
by swamy
September 12th, 2008, 10:55 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vampire Card Trick
Replies: 8
Views: 1435

Re: Vampire Card Trick

This effect has been marketed with different colored pictures and story line. For e.g.
a. A hunter chasing the rabbits
b. Rabbits escaping the fox who want them for dinner

The origin is never mentioned.

If anybody is aware of the inventor's name please post it in the forum.
by swamy
September 11th, 2008, 9:35 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Two packet effect
Replies: 17
Views: 2211

Re: Two packet effect

Does this effect has any original name ??
by swamy
September 10th, 2008, 11:50 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vampire Card Trick
Replies: 8
Views: 1435

Re: Vampire Card Trick

Four cards are shown, three spot cards and a court card. The three spot cards are the "victims" and the court card is the "Vampire". One by one the vampire sucks the blood from each of the three spot cards turning them into blank cards. In the end the vampire card turns blank as ...
by swamy
September 10th, 2008, 11:41 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vampire Card Trick
Replies: 8
Views: 1435

Vampire Card Trick

Who is the creator of the effect "Vampire Card Trick" and is it being published in any book ?
by swamy
September 10th, 2008, 11:29 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Backflip and Flipped out(Small but Deadly)
Replies: 6
Views: 1538

Re: Backflip and Flipped out(Small but Deadly)

Thank you very much the reply.

I had also emailed you regarding the diplacement of cards after every Elmsley count in the effect "Backflip". Have you got any further information on that ?


Also there are a few more points which I have noted it which I will email it to you.
by swamy
September 10th, 2008, 9:53 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Backflip and Flipped out(Small but Deadly)
Replies: 6
Views: 1538

Backflip and Flipped out(Small but Deadly)

The book "Small but Deadly" by Paul Hallas mentions that the effect "Flipped Out" by Ed Hollins had one card less than the effect "Backflip" by Sam Schwartz". According to me both these effects have the same number of cards. What is being mentioned in the book &quo...
by swamy
September 9th, 2008, 11:51 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Backflip v/s Flipped out(Small but Deadly)
Replies: 0
Views: 458

Backflip v/s Flipped out(Small but Deadly)

The book "Small but Deadly" by Paul Hallas mentions that the effect "Flipped Out" by Ed Hollins had one card less than the effect "Backflip" by Sam Schwartz". According to me both these effects have the same number of cards. I would like to know that what is being ...
by swamy
September 5th, 2008, 9:29 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Trick-- "Masque"
Replies: 9
Views: 1802

Re: Trick-- "Masque"

A variation of "Masque" is the effect titled "Masque Backward" from Aldo Colmbini's Packet tricks CD is a nice.
by swamy
August 25th, 2008, 4:31 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Two packet effect
Replies: 17
Views: 2211

Two packet effect

The following YOUTUBE clipping is a nice two packet effect.
http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=0am_duWn1bw
by swamy
July 29th, 2008, 12:19 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: wild card effect(explicit display of faces and backs)
Replies: 20
Views: 3248

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

Thanks for the "ERASER CARD". Let me know where could I get it. Secondly to clarify further I am looking for the small packet wild card effct where only faces are transformed and at the end the backs and the transfomed faces are display explicitly. The backs remain unchanged as displayed e...
by swamy
July 29th, 2008, 12:02 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: wild card effect(explicit display of faces and backs)
Replies: 20
Views: 3248

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

I am looking for a small packet wild effect where at the end both the faces and backs are displayed explicitly.
by swamy
July 29th, 2008, 9:08 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: wild card effect(explicit display of faces and backs)
Replies: 20
Views: 3248

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

Does the ungimmicked wild card effect is a packet effect withot any interaction of the deck?
by swamy
July 29th, 2008, 8:56 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: wild card effect(explicit display of faces and backs)
Replies: 20
Views: 3248

wild card effect(explicit display of faces and backs)

I am looking for the name of the wild card effect where both faces and backs are explicitly displayed at the end of the performance.

Post the name if your know it.

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