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by Kent Gunn
June 16th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 106
Views: 7861

Re: The Pass

Mark,

Do you do a turnover pass, classic or some sort of cover pass?
by Kent Gunn
May 8th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Master Class with Penn & Teller
Replies: 30
Views: 3878

Re: Master Class with Penn & Teller

Brad, do you purposefully not capitalize Penn and Teller's names? I find it jarring. If it's just indolence, on your part, fine. If not wtf?
by Kent Gunn
May 2nd, 2019, 3:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: reading vs video
Replies: 65
Views: 21874

Re: reading vs video

Got cutoff by software . . . allow me to continue my rant. Add Ed Oschmann to the list of teacher-magicians. I despise the concept of learning modalities. Its the type of twaddle that is extraneous to this discusdion. I know Ed and Gary fairly well. They were both public schoolteachers and are both ...
by Kent Gunn
May 2nd, 2019, 2:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: reading vs video
Replies: 65
Views: 21874

Re: reading vs video

Great, now I'm going now I'm going to argue witn Pete McCabe. Ironically Mr. McCabe wrote a BOOK that helped me with my magic more than any other title I've read as an aged adult. I despise the concept of learning modalities. Its the type of spineless nonsense pushed by education departments at stat...
by Kent Gunn
May 1st, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: reading vs video
Replies: 65
Views: 21874

Re: reading vs video

It used to be that getting a book printed cost so much money people would hire others to edit their books. Often multiple people were involved. Few great magicians were also good illustrators. (RK and Tom Gagnon spring to mind) The editor and illustrator would catch errors and improve the product. T...
by Kent Gunn
April 26th, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Brett Sherwood Classic Engraved All Silver Straight Set and a Chop Cup
Replies: 5
Views: 1460

Re: Brett Sherwood Classic Engraved All Silver Straight Set and a Chop Cup

Dear God, somebody buy these. I have this exact set. Stop me from buying a backup set. The price for these things is approaching bulk silver value! (ok that would require silver to jump to 66 bucks an ounce, but I digress)

This guy has them at HALF of retail.
by Kent Gunn
April 24th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Madam Zolta meets Peter Kane
Replies: 4
Views: 940

Re: Madam Zolta meets Peter Kane

Joe,

You mention I dream of Jeannie. I live about two miles from Cocoa Beach. I think Madame Zolta settled down here after the show was cancelled.

Thank you for the compliments!
by Kent Gunn
April 24th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Madam Zolta meets Peter Kane
Replies: 4
Views: 940

Re: Madam Zolta meets Peter Kane

Tommy Wonder, genius that he was had a reason for the pause.

Pete, I am a huge proponent of the scripting books. Thank you so very much for putting them put.
by Kent Gunn
April 24th, 2019, 5:16 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Madam Zolta meets Peter Kane
Replies: 4
Views: 940

Madam Zolta meets Peter Kane

You meet the strangest people at a magic shop. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157146729543917&id=706898916&sfnsn=mo Or https://youtu.be/jOk496TALTc Just got this to gel. I recently purchased David Regal's Cheating Kit . His routine is, of course, better than mine. What Madame ...
by Kent Gunn
April 22nd, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Chompy - More magic from the Fun Shop
Replies: 6
Views: 1099

Re: Chompy - More magic from the Fun Shop

Richard,

It's a pity you don't have access to some platform that could publish your version.

;)
by Kent Gunn
April 22nd, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Chompy - More magic from the Fun Shop
Replies: 6
Views: 1099

Re: Chompy - More magic from the Fun Shop

PM stuff isn't working on my end. I got Jack set up though.
I realize the method is pretty transparent. There's a reason Don Alan and Ron Bauer did this trick; it gets a great reaction. My choice of method makes for a quick demo at a magic shop counter.
by Kent Gunn
April 19th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Chompy - More magic from the Fun Shop
Replies: 6
Views: 1099

Re: Chompy - More magic from the Fun Shop

Jack,

C'mon down to the magic shop in Cocoa Florida and we'll send you home with your own Chompy.

Or you can message me.

KG
by Kent Gunn
April 19th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Chompy - More magic from the Fun Shop
Replies: 6
Views: 1099

Chompy - More magic from the Fun Shop

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157135602528917&id=706898916 Or https://youtu.be/m6do7BV7QWw We thought about marketing this when I figured out this version in 1975. Went nowhere with the idea. Now that I'm back behind a magic counter, old props and standard effects are flooding m...
by Kent Gunn
April 2nd, 2019, 12:01 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Magic in Arizona
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Re: Magic in Arizona

Thanks Brad!
by Kent Gunn
April 1st, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander
Replies: 27
Views: 2431

Re: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander

The cards have the same foil.

I like 'em. Trick's examinable at the end. Let 'em look all they want.

Q. Kumber, you mention "The Ganson Book". Is that a title of a magic book?
by Kent Gunn
April 1st, 2019, 8:22 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Magic in Arizona
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Magic in Arizona

Leaving for Phoenix/Mesa/Scottsdale AZ. I'll be sitting Shiva for my wife's father. Dr. Reuss and I got along like bandits. He liked watching magic tricks and was fond of the old sailor who married his spinster daughter. He lived a long, joyous life. Ok, I won't really be doing the shiva thing. I'm ...
by Kent Gunn
April 1st, 2019, 12:18 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander
Replies: 27
Views: 2431

Re: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander

Max,

Great story about Jennings. ;)

I have Counthesaurus I'll look Slide Three-Way up. If I even approach the Behr archive, I could fall in, to no good end.

Thank you.
by Kent Gunn
March 31st, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander
Replies: 27
Views: 2431

Re: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander

Brad, I'm not hip to Meir's version. Thank you for your amplifications and edifications. I genuinely appreciate your insights and you've encouraged me to find a cleaner handling. I suspect the answer, for me, lies in end stripping the cards. I'll bust out some tools tonight. As to why Royal chose to...
by Kent Gunn
March 31st, 2019, 7:30 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander
Replies: 27
Views: 2431

Re: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander

Richard, Earl was the first really good magician I ever saw. My dad visited his buddy, Mr. Wilson's at his bookstore. Mr. Wilson did a pretty mean French drop. As he and my dad hung out Saturdays, I'd go to 119 1/2 South Main street. Earl sold me the nexus of my collection of books. The Garcia books...
by Kent Gunn
March 30th, 2019, 8:02 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander
Replies: 27
Views: 2431

Re: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander

Brad, did you evet stoop low enough to sell magic across the counter? For you, turning over the top and bottom cards of a packet of three may be child's play. I can assure you getting enthusiastic twelve-year-olds or sixty-year-old enthusiasts through Emerson and West's (or Jim Temple, I don't know ...
by Kent Gunn
March 30th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander
Replies: 27
Views: 2431

Re: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander

Syd, I contacted the oldest magician I know. He informed me the trick came out more than 45 years ago. He led me to this link: https://geniimagazine.com/wiki/index.php?title=Color_Monte Scott eliminated the main sleight required by the original handling. My performance notwithstanding, Scott's rendi...
by Kent Gunn
March 30th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander
Replies: 27
Views: 2431

Color Monte - Pro version by Scott Alexander

Scott was lecturing through Florida. He was pimping this updated version of a truly classic packet trick.

In stock at Royal Magic and . . .
The Magic Dove Shop in Cocoa Florida. You can come in on Wednesdays or Saturdays and see the demo live or . .

https://youtu.be/Ov0AAe6BhvA
by Kent Gunn
March 29th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Great magic shops - Past and present
Replies: 46
Views: 13682

Re: Great magic shops - Past and present

I'll be waiting to hear a Scottish accent. It'll bring back memories of Holy Loch, Tennet's lager and fish/chips in newspaper.
by Kent Gunn
March 28th, 2019, 10:58 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Great magic shops - Past and present
Replies: 46
Views: 13682

Re: Great magic shops - Past and present

Andrew, if you make it to Ron Jon's you're two barrier islands too far.

The shop is in Cocoa. Ron Jon's is on Cocoa Beach.

You may have already known all that. It confuses many folks though.
by Kent Gunn
March 27th, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Great magic shops - Past and present
Replies: 46
Views: 13682

Re: Great magic shops - Past and present

The Magic Dove, in Cocoa Florida has a great collection of stuff. They're open seven days a week. The guy behind the counter on Sundays: 12 -5 or Wednesdays 10 - 6 does a heck of a cups and balls routine. Stop by and say hello. PS. I slung magic across the counter as a kid, in the seventies. Nothing...
by Kent Gunn
March 23rd, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is going on here?
Replies: 18
Views: 1852

Re: What is going on here?

Al, What's going on here is: someone is criticizing you and your legacy in magic. Why would someone do this? How could anyone disparage Al Schneider and Matrix? Al, this guy did it because you probably ripped him a new bodily orifice on-line. Having had you disparage my work, after I disagreed with ...
by Kent Gunn
February 21st, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Return of Stephen Hobbs!
Replies: 44
Views: 13751

Re: The Return of Stephen Hobbs!

Steve,

Your knowledge of the subject exceeds mine. My exposure to and use of computers beyond surfing the occasional magic board has waned dramatically the last few years.

Using an ISO format to transfer magic videos to a server is an awfully clever application.

I learned stuff today. Thanks!

KG
by Kent Gunn
February 20th, 2019, 8:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Return of Stephen Hobbs!
Replies: 44
Views: 13751

Re: The Return of Stephen Hobbs!

What's an "iso"? a .iso file extension, like the .exe extension, refers to a type of computer file. It refers to a way of storing all the necessary information to recreate all the files and file structures needed on a piece of optical, ( CD/DVD/Blu-ray ) media within a single file. It's a...
by Kent Gunn
February 17th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gravity Holdout
Replies: 27
Views: 3545

Re: Gravity Holdout

Spoke with Dave.

They have several holdouts in stock and should get back to you forthwith.

KG
by Kent Gunn
February 17th, 2019, 5:27 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gravity Holdout
Replies: 27
Views: 3545

Re: Gravity Holdout

I'm trying to get you a status. I've called Dave. No answering machine is set up.

Plan to call again today.

I suspect they've sold out of the stock they had.

KG
by Kent Gunn
February 5th, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Marlo's Magazine Vol 4 Palm Capping Methods ?
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Re: Marlo's Magazine Vol 4 Palm Capping Methods ?

I have #4. I don't want to sell it.

Send me an email at:

kentgunn@gmail.com and I'll see if I can be of some help.

KG
by Kent Gunn
February 1st, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines
Replies: 183
Views: 15162

Re: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines

I did take your post incorrectly.

I'm often a chucklehead. You're gracious, as always.

Hope you are going to be at Genii, this year.

KG
by Kent Gunn
February 1st, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines
Replies: 183
Views: 15162

Re: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines

Ian, 1. We both know you're, by far, the better magician, betwixt we two. 2. You've done the cups, for paying audiences far more times than me. 3. This still stinks, to me: While I agree with the use of cameras in rehearsal, there is a fundamental flaw in the quote above. A camera is unblinking, and...
by Kent Gunn
January 28th, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines
Replies: 183
Views: 15162

Re: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines

https://youtu.be/wksAZSAccvQ This routine has been trivialized, demonized and reviled by some pretty well known names in magic. I happen to like it, a lot. I abhor the immense number of people that do Vernon's routine poorly and think it's their own. Eight props, if you don't count final loads. Give...
by Kent Gunn
September 19th, 2018, 10:39 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Our new wallet commercial
Replies: 4
Views: 4047

Re: Our new wallet commercial

What's that monster selling for?
Snark, snark.
by Kent Gunn
July 2nd, 2018, 11:58 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gravity Holdout
Replies: 27
Views: 3545

Re: Gravity Holdout

Richard,

Hope to see you at Magi-Fest. I've several routines I think you might enjoy. Quit posting videos of my stuff. It was stupid to do so. Now I'm the hold-out guy. Magic, secrets . . . I'm a dork.


KG
by Kent Gunn
June 30th, 2018, 9:30 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gravity Holdout
Replies: 27
Views: 3545

Re: Gravity Holdout

Have you guys seen the Fitch Kohler holdout? Have you seen Antonio Romero's? I have one the holdout made and sold as a Miller holdout (thanks Ron). We've come a long way baby. Adjustable gear ratios, the ability to switch end effectors, on the fly have greatly added to the tool's efficacy. Denigrati...
by Kent Gunn
June 23rd, 2018, 4:23 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gravity Holdout
Replies: 27
Views: 3545

Gravity Holdout

A pal of mine in Indy has manufactured a new design for a gravity holdout. I've been in communication with him for two years. He sent me the first one off the line. He had nine in stock, when I spoke with him earlier thi week. I use his model to do my cups and balls routine. You can order it with ei...
by Kent Gunn
May 20th, 2018, 3:10 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: 1st Edition Erdnase
Replies: 0
Views: 1266

1st Edition Erdnase

I have one, for sale. I'm asking 8,000 dollars. Kent Gunn 2550 Palm Lake Drive Merritt Island FL 32952 650-868-1861 kentgunn@gmail.com I'll insure it and ship it to you as part of the exhorbatent price. I have pictures. I don't know how to grade old books. The pages are all tightly bound. It's in go...

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