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by smokemist
November 24th, 2013, 6:08 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Oh Reallys...
Replies: 14
Views: 3223

Re: Oh Reallys...

Max: I did mean when TTs where made presentable. I have heard the "pink" comment at castle lectures within the last couple of yrs.. But, I do agree if they where goblin style & basically metal nubs. However my original post was a normative statement, thereby very valid. I thnk it's sti...
by smokemist
November 22nd, 2013, 2:44 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Oh Reallys...
Replies: 14
Views: 3223

Oh Reallys...

What are the most ridiculous things you've heard in magic?


Such as:

"If you use the TT correctly, it can be bright pink, & the audience would never know it's there.."

That one has to top the list for me.
by smokemist
July 6th, 2012, 3:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: master classes?
Replies: 0
Views: 486

master classes?

Anyone take Jeff McBride's "master classes"?

I'd really like a rewiew on what one can expect..

thx
by smokemist
February 27th, 2012, 4:57 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: cig thru anything..
Replies: 5
Views: 888

Re: cig thru anything..

actually, I think that just uses a special coin.. Im looking for a special cig
by smokemist
February 27th, 2012, 4:52 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: cig thru anything..
Replies: 5
Views: 888

Re: cig thru anything..

thanks
by smokemist
February 27th, 2012, 3:39 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: cig thru anything..
Replies: 5
Views: 888

cig thru anything..

Looking for a ma*&^%$# version of cig thru 1/4 effect.. So this is not the traditional method with the flap.

anyone remember what it's called?
by smokemist
February 21st, 2012, 12:28 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Custom Streamer Silks
Replies: 4
Views: 1381

Re: Custom Streamer Silks

only thing i can think of is buying a 36" silk, cutting it and sewing the ends up.. THese single color streamers dont seem to exist!
by smokemist
February 19th, 2012, 9:02 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Custom Streamer Silks
Replies: 4
Views: 1381

Re: Custom Streamer Silks

Really?? Nobody has any idea on where to get a scarf shaped silk, or custom sized silks?

Do I need to go to a fabric store and have them make it??
by smokemist
February 19th, 2012, 5:50 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Custom Streamer Silks
Replies: 4
Views: 1381

Custom Streamer Silks

What company makes them? P&A dont seem to anymore..
by smokemist
September 7th, 2011, 4:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: My New Act
Replies: 14
Views: 2652

Re: My New Act

sex sells... I bet she'd get more bookings than most of us due to that.. Makes me thing of the magis who are booked for their character, style, look, etc.. and not the mediocre magic they do..
by smokemist
July 28th, 2011, 5:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2011 S.A.M. Convention
Replies: 49
Views: 7587

Re: 2011 S.A.M. Convention

where were they announced?
by smokemist
July 27th, 2011, 9:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2011 S.A.M. Convention
Replies: 49
Views: 7587

Re: 2011 S.A.M. Convention

Does anyone know who the judges were at SAM? Curious about their backgrounds..
by smokemist
July 21st, 2011, 10:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2011 S.A.M. Convention
Replies: 49
Views: 7587

Re: 2011 S.A.M. Convention

Its interesting how different we all think about how an act should be constructed.. I competed with Richard Forget, but on the previous day. In Richard's defense, it was refreshing to not see another act doing billiard balls, traditional cards, or doves. So many assume they must follow the cookie cu...
by smokemist
July 3rd, 2011, 5:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic pet peeves.. stir things up!
Replies: 94
Views: 16090

Re: Magic pet peeves.. stir things up!

Wow, ya leave and have a life for a few days, come back & the party has gotten started.. Awe, the joys of internet arguing.. reminds me of road rage a bit, when we feel like supermen in our cars :D Justin, Id like to see your invis palm routine if ya have a link to it.. Ps. I have no relations t...
by smokemist
June 29th, 2011, 10:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic pet peeves.. stir things up!
Replies: 94
Views: 16090

Re: Magic pet peeves.. stir things up!

John Kennedy's Translocation is what I wish the invisible palm could be like. Convincing the specs that the card is gone from the 1st pile, & appearing in the 2nd is of course the hardest part. So, my thinking is: stealing off the card with the palm quickly, using sweat or adhesive, to have the ...
by smokemist
June 29th, 2011, 3:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic pet peeves.. stir things up!
Replies: 94
Views: 16090

Re: Magic pet peeves.. stir things up!

SmokeMist, I called myself enlisted scum, not you. I'm not certain if you're from the U.S. or if certain colloquialisms are always going to make sense. But I rarely call other people names, well not on magic boards anyway. I called you JC Sum, which can be an anagram for J. Scum, but that's way too...
by smokemist
June 28th, 2011, 6:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic pet peeves.. stir things up!
Replies: 94
Views: 16090

Re: Magic pet peeves.. stir things up!

Smokemist, You don't respond very well to questions. That's ok though. You're the one that moved from shooting to murder. I just wanted to inflict pain, you're the one who's extending my comments to murder. I never did trust you stage guys. Adjudging someone as gentleman or scholar is not very easy...
by smokemist
June 28th, 2011, 1:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic pet peeves.. stir things up!
Replies: 94
Views: 16090

Re: Magic pet peeves.. stir things up!

Smokemist, I can think of several magicians who make their entire living from magic who should be taken out and shot simply because they're that bad for magic. How does you slamming two tricks serve any purpose except allowing us all to see how smart you are about methods? So who is Smokemist? Gott...
by smokemist
June 27th, 2011, 6:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic pet peeves.. stir things up!
Replies: 94
Views: 16090

Re: Magic pet peeves.. stir things up!

You probably perform pieces I'd find complete rubbish or you don't perform at all. I find mostly dilettantes and those who only perform in their fantasies have such strong and difficult to defend opinions. KG As for Mr. Gunn's comment, it makes me chuckle a bit. Sorry to dissapoint, but I'm no armc...
by smokemist
June 27th, 2011, 4:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic pet peeves.. stir things up!
Replies: 94
Views: 16090

Re: Magic pet peeves.. stir things up!

It's really a pet peeve of mine to see an effect done by sooo many. For me, this would be & is and instant turn off. That's really my main issue with the table. I'd love to see a guy use some creativity with it and mix other methods with the table. What happened to adding to magic? sigh.... Mr. ...
by smokemist
June 26th, 2011, 5:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic pet peeves.. stir things up!
Replies: 94
Views: 16090

Re: Magic pet peeves.. stir things up!

Losander's Floating Table is a work of genius. Jennings' Invisible Palm Aces is a work of genius. Both of these gentlemen, and their creations, have changed the way other magicians perform magic. Don't dump on them. In my opinion.. yes my opinion both effects are lame. Let me explain. Floating tabl...
by smokemist
June 25th, 2011, 9:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic pet peeves.. stir things up!
Replies: 94
Views: 16090

Magic pet peeves.. stir things up!

Why oh why, does it seem like every magician who does stage magic feel compelled to do the floating table? After a few seconds, is it really that deceptive? Reminds me of the "Invisible Palm", but less obvious. I personally can't stand the effect. I'm almost tempted to buy the table, then ...
by smokemist
March 24th, 2010, 3:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Flash unit ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1558

Flash unit ?

Am looking for a flash unit to replace John's unmatched FISM flash unit. It appeared to came down to "Beam Blaze" ( which apparently isn't made anymore) or "Flash Burst", which I refuse to buy again: My first unit stopped triggering after 1 week. The replacement unit stopped trig...
by smokemist
January 4th, 2010, 12:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Talent or Image?
Replies: 24
Views: 4011

Re: Talent or Image?

yes, seeing guys like Rick Jay is encouraging.. That appears to be talent overshadowing image.

..not to mention Susan Boyle & Paul Potts... sometimes when the Image does not at all match the Talent, it's Very interesting indeed!
by smokemist
January 2nd, 2010, 12:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Talent or Image?
Replies: 24
Views: 4011

Re: Talent or Image?

Terry wrote:In today's marketing driven world, image is everything.

If you don't have the right look, they can't sell you. How else would a no talent individual like Paris Hilton become famous?



Possibly the best example so far.

Depressing isn't it...
by smokemist
January 1st, 2010, 1:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Talent or Image?
Replies: 24
Views: 4011

Re: Talent or Image?

Nice feedback Glenn..

I agree that image is surely part of the package.. But, I hope the talent is stronger than the image.
by smokemist
December 31st, 2009, 2:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Talent or Image?
Replies: 24
Views: 4011

Re: Talent or Image?

Your post has no meaning unless you put some names to it, and since you're posting anonymously, I don't see what the problem is. I meant the post to envoke some individual thinking among fellow magis.. Maybe this will stir up some ideas of people who may fit into this category for them. I thought t...
by smokemist
December 31st, 2009, 8:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Talent or Image?
Replies: 24
Views: 4011

Talent or Image?

I have noticed something about a few magicians & other unrelated poeple, such as athletes, etc that something, has/is happening. Ex: Anna Kournikova ( a hot tennis star ) who, to my knowledge, has never won a grand slam, was one of the most famous tennis stars... Due to her tennis ability? I thi...
by smokemist
December 19th, 2009, 2:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mr Tuxedo (Thailand) copies Rafael's sawing on a couch illusion!
Replies: 18
Views: 4145

Re: Mr Tuxedo (Thailand) copies Rafael's sawing on a couch illusion!

For what it's worth Rafael, he is struggling selling tickets to his show for $8.00 lowered from $16.00 I reside in Thailand & have personally seen his advertisements with what u have noted. People don't come to that city to see magic, that's for sure.. I guess some feel if they are on the other ...
by smokemist
November 6th, 2009, 3:19 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: 5 Minutes to Perform...What do you do?
Replies: 29
Views: 6310

Re: 5 Minutes to Perform...What do you do?

And what, then IS entertainment. Just putting it in capitals does not define it. Is it corny jokes? Playing card neck ties? Bunny rabbit pins with eyes that blink? And cannot magic, simply done well, not be entertaining or must it be "propped up" with pull my finger gags? What. SPellbinde...
by smokemist
November 6th, 2009, 2:48 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Zombie Gripe
Replies: 37
Views: 9350

Re: Zombie Gripe

I have NEVER been a fan of this "effect". Why do you need a cloth under a ball, in order to have it float? Why not get rid of the zombie effect, and replace it with Okito's or Wayne's effect instead?! Simple logic really.. ps. let's put that Floating mini table in the same category.. If yo...
by smokemist
November 6th, 2009, 2:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What's the deal with this guy?
Replies: 0
Views: 568

What's the deal with this guy?

"brandon silverfield" apparently looks as though he has done a show in vegas and overseas.. The little that youtube shows is most un-encouraging.
by smokemist
October 1st, 2009, 2:20 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Flash Units
Replies: 3
Views: 1586

Flash Units

My first Flash Burst stopped working after a month or 2. Just received my second one today... It doesn't work at all ! It's going back...
Now, will try Beam Blaze.. since it seems the Flash Bursts are constructed.. ommmm, like crud.

Any experience with beam blaze?
by smokemist
September 14th, 2009, 5:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Scam or Legit magic site..?
Replies: 6
Views: 1570

Scam or Legit magic site..?

anyone deal with 52magic.com ?

Seems fishy why there prices are quite low.. Wut's the deal?
by smokemist
August 25th, 2009, 12:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vito Lupo?
Replies: 0
Views: 392

Vito Lupo?

Just wondering what happened to Vito.. Haven't found a website or any revent info about him and what he's up to now days..

Almost as if he tried to vanish..
by smokemist
August 9th, 2009, 1:34 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Russ Stevens - Shape of My Heart Routine
Replies: 69
Views: 15544

Re: Russ Stevens - Shape of My Heart Routine

One routine is stage card manip, and the other is close-up.. from what i gather.. I think the sting song is an obvious choice for magicians to use, since it names cards.. How could one not come up with a card routine with this song?! It's too perfect. A lot of us know that feeling when, after months...
by smokemist
June 19th, 2009, 1:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: your own magic special..
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Re: your own magic special..

guess we're all in the same boat... tough one to answer..
by smokemist
June 16th, 2009, 2:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: your own magic special..
Replies: 2
Views: 599

your own magic special..

just wondering if you were in a position to have a one time magic special on TV.. would you do it? If, so in what kind of format?
by smokemist
March 29th, 2009, 9:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: travelling with props
Replies: 5
Views: 1141

Re: travelling with props

Dude--you don't want to have your belongings confiscated, or miss your flight, or go to jail. Leave the flash paper, flash string, flash cotton AT HOME. I had not intention of "smuggling these items".. I assumed magis notified the airport officials beforehand.. I also assume that magis do...
by smokemist
March 29th, 2009, 3:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: travelling with props
Replies: 5
Views: 1141

travelling with props

wut is recommended when traveliing by plane with things like flash paper and matches, etc..? Do u notify somebody first before checking this bagage?

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