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by Ed Oschmann
December 28th, 2008, 11:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cryptic Crosswords
Replies: 12
Views: 2932

Re: Cryptic Crosswords

Thanks for the tutorial. Made the trip across the country more the enjoyable. I had to cheat on a few. The clue for Lovell was way beyond me.
by Ed Oschmann
December 12th, 2008, 12:05 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Two ton transpo
Replies: 20
Views: 4193

Re: Two ton transpo

The only routine that I've seen it used in is Jim Swain's Airmail Card from 'Miracles with Cards.
by Ed Oschmann
April 25th, 2008, 5:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Contest for Marlo's Revolutionary Card Technique
Replies: 7
Views: 2642

Re: Contest for Marlo's Revolutionary Card Technique

God bless you Margaret!

Arrived today, thanks Richard and Magic Inc. What an amazing surprise!
Ed
by Ed Oschmann
April 15th, 2008, 11:34 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Book that this trick is in
Replies: 7
Views: 2147

Re: Book that this trick is in

There's a nice version of this trick in Chris Kenner's book. 5-Speed I think it's called(?)
by Ed Oschmann
January 12th, 2006, 2:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Darwin Ortiz Lecture in West Palm Beach!
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Re: Darwin Ortiz Lecture in West Palm Beach!

The lecture will be at 7:00 at the Muvico Parisian Theater CityPlace. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.muvico.com/main/muvico_parisian.htm">http://www.muvico.com/main/muvico_parisian.htm</a><!-- m --> The teach in will be right after (could be a long night). It will possibly take place...
by Ed Oschmann
January 11th, 2006, 5:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Darwin Ortiz Lecture in West Palm Beach!
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Re: Darwin Ortiz Lecture in West Palm Beach!

Wish I could. How's that baby of yours? I'll see you this June!
by Ed Oschmann
January 11th, 2006, 4:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Darwin Ortiz Lecture in West Palm Beach!
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Darwin Ortiz Lecture in West Palm Beach!

Darwin Ortiz will be lecturing in West Palm Beach Wednesday, February 1. This will be his only stop in the South Florida area. He will be presenting material from his fabulous book 'Scams and Fantasies with Cards. Even better is the low price of $10.00 for the lecture. Also, Darwin will be giving a ...
by Ed Oschmann
December 5th, 2005, 6:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Joshua Jay in West Palm Beach
Replies: 0
Views: 439

Joshua Jay in West Palm Beach

Joshua Jay will be bringing his new lecture to WPB this Wedesday at 7:00 p.m at the Muvico Parisian Theater.
For more information/directions etc. call Ed @ 561/315-7017.
by Ed Oschmann
April 19th, 2005, 5:24 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Carney Fingertip Vanish
Replies: 17
Views: 1139

Re: Carney Fingertip Vanish

Try John Carney's handling which is written up in Chris Kenner's book.
by Ed Oschmann
April 19th, 2005, 5:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mondo Magic, Vancouver BC Trick Question
Replies: 4
Views: 652

Re: Mondo Magic, Vancouver BC Trick Question

I'm pretty sure that was Larry Jenning's and Gordon Bean's (New) Limited Edition. A marketed trick.
by Ed Oschmann
April 5th, 2005, 11:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Cummins in West Palm Beach
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Paul Cummins in West Palm Beach

Paul Cummins will be bringing his FASDIU lecture to West Palm Beach at the MUVICO Parisian Theaters Monday, April 18, at 7:00 p.m. Seats will be $10.00 at the door. For info email Ed Oschmann. <!-- e --><a href="mailto:eoschm@yahoo.com">eoschm@yahoo.com</a><!-- e -->. Believe me folks, you don't wan...
by Ed Oschmann
April 1st, 2005, 3:03 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: coin under lapel
Replies: 19
Views: 1977

Re: coin under lapel

Double stick carpet tape (not the foam kind) works great. I also use this stuff for my flipper.
by Ed Oschmann
March 2nd, 2005, 6:23 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Good trick...wrong audience
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Good trick...wrong audience

I once performed an amazing memorized deck effect to conclude my set. Upon completion the man said "That was good, but how did you fit two tennis balls under that cup?" reffering to my previous trick. Should've stopped at the chop cup routine with this particular audience.
by Ed Oschmann
February 9th, 2005, 10:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Allan Ackerman vegas kardma
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Re: Allan Ackerman vegas kardma

Steve Ehler's Three Card Trick is the best trick in the book bar none. It's in the appendix. I felt like I got sucker punched when Steve performed this for me. It's also the trick that motivated me to memorize a stack.
The Kosy cut is also one of the best flouishy cuts that maintains deck order.
by Ed Oschmann
January 31st, 2005, 9:39 am
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Penumbra #9?
Replies: 13
Views: 2700

Penumbra #9?

Any word folks?
by Ed Oschmann
December 5th, 2004, 10:34 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Hofzinser's unsolved card problem
Replies: 61
Views: 6624

Re: Hofzinser's unsolved card problem

See 'Reversal of Fortune' in Smoke and Mirrors.
by Ed Oschmann
November 10th, 2004, 9:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Larry Jennings' Four Card Retention
Replies: 8
Views: 805

Re: Larry Jennings' Four Card Retention

Michael Close revamped some of the handling in 'Closely Guarded Secrets'.
by Ed Oschmann
June 10th, 2004, 10:15 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Prayer Cull
Replies: 18
Views: 3565

Re: Prayer Cull

The best Hofzinzer style cull that I've seen described is in the Earick book. It utilizes a push with the left fingers as opposed to the right hand pull.
Ed
by Ed Oschmann
May 8th, 2004, 9:34 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Earick Bottom Palm
Replies: 11
Views: 1596

Re: Earick Bottom Palm

Pete: Is it better? Well, I think the gambler's cop is an excellent move. There is no unnatural gripping of the cards before the move is made. However, you're exposing the move to the people behind you and to the extreme left side. Believe me, people are looking at you even when you'e not performing...
by Ed Oschmann
May 7th, 2004, 7:55 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Earick Bottom Palm
Replies: 11
Views: 1596

Re: Earick Bottom Palm

Bill, You don't have to grab the card with your ring finger at the right corner. I do find that my ring finger does come into contact with this corner, but only to hold it briefly in place as my middle finger contacts the center of card (the short end)and drive it into the palm. Of course this is al...
by Ed Oschmann
May 7th, 2004, 2:29 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Earick Bottom Palm
Replies: 11
Views: 1596

Re: Earick Bottom Palm

Hi Bill, Usually when one performs the bottom palm, a mild concave bend occurs as it is rotated into the palm. When I did this with Earick's palm the top cards were squirting all over the place. This worked for me: Instead pull the pinky down in a manner which creates a convex bend in the cards. The...
by Ed Oschmann
March 2nd, 2004, 9:49 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Birthday Card Trick variation
Replies: 7
Views: 1076

Re: Birthday Card Trick variation

Rafael Benatar posted a terrific idea that I immediately adapted. At the end of Larry Jenning's Ambitious Classic I reveal a birthday message on the final card. Great idea, thanks Rafael!
Ed
by Ed Oschmann
January 20th, 2004, 11:59 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: One handed palm
Replies: 30
Views: 2757

Re: One handed palm

In his video, 'Creating Magic', Gary Kurtz gives a very lucid description of the OHTP. I'm pretty sure that it's in his routine 'Hypothetical Possibilities.
by Ed Oschmann
January 8th, 2004, 4:35 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gadabout coins
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: Gadabout coins

I recently picked up Ron Bauer's booklet for the Gadabout Coins. The patter he uses justifies the coins coming together, whether in the hand or the pocket. His handling is very nice which eliminates the click passes and retentios. He has a website
Ron Bauer Performance Scripts
by Ed Oschmann
August 5th, 2003, 8:39 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Tricks you've always wanted to know but did not know who to ask..
Replies: 27
Views: 1739

Re: Tricks you've always wanted to know but did not know who to ask..

I came into the world of magic in the late seventies, just a few short years before the advent of video instruction. Now, I'm as ADD as the next magician, but I had no choice in how to learn "new" material. It was either books, or bug the hell out of the local pros. Learning magic fast was...
by Ed Oschmann
June 12th, 2003, 9:25 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: 'Variations' on e-Bay
Replies: 0
Views: 212

'Variations' on e-Bay

I am selling my 1979 2nd edition (Mark Wilson Publications)of Earl Nelson's 'Variations'. Starting price $150.00
E-bay item number- 2179356380
by Ed Oschmann
June 2nd, 2003, 12:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jumbo Index Bicycles at Costco?
Replies: 2
Views: 708

Re: Jumbo Index Bicycles at Costco?

Yep, same thing in West Palm Beach. If this is the shape of things to come then I'll switch over to the Walgreen's brand.
by Ed Oschmann
May 19th, 2003, 11:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shoot Ogawa & Apollo Lecture tour
Replies: 12
Views: 1028

Re: Shoot Ogawa & Apollo Lecture tour

E-mail us here in West Palm Beach. We'll pull a boatload of people here!
by Ed Oschmann
May 16th, 2003, 9:26 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Top Five
Replies: 15
Views: 940

Re: Top Five

Directness of an effect seems to be the main attribute of many of our "classics". Ambitious Card- Card comes up to top. Triumph- Mixed cards right themselves except the selection Card to Wallet- 'Nuff said. Chicago Opener- Selection changes color In most cases the plot can be expressed in ...
by Ed Oschmann
May 15th, 2003, 10:27 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: looking for shops
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Re: looking for shops

Hey,

I'll join in on this. William's is the best magic shop there is. Very friendly service that will go the extra miles to help you find what you're looking forward.
Steve, I'll be in Tucson next month. Let's get together. I'll be there for the whole month.
Ed
by Ed Oschmann
April 22nd, 2003, 9:32 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Kelly bottom placement
Replies: 18
Views: 4008

Re: Kelly bottom placement

Guy Hollingworth published a very good handling of the move in one of the Penumbra magazines in his Collectors routine. It eliminates the awkward clutch. Issue 2 maybe?
Ed
by Ed Oschmann
April 15th, 2003, 8:15 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Unexplainable Acts
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Re: Unexplainable Acts

Ian,
I tried it out and it definately feels much better than the Kurtz variation. Also, I like your choice of nomenclature (sp?), dom/nondom. Perhaps more books could be written this way.(?)
Good job, Ed
by Ed Oschmann
April 9th, 2003, 11:53 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Devil's Elevator
Replies: 10
Views: 2031

Re: Devil's Elevator

What do you think is the most effective way to present this trick? In the past I've always used it as a mini-ambitious card routine.
I suppose it depends on the crowd your working for.
by Ed Oschmann
April 9th, 2003, 9:34 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: A question that needs....
Replies: 20
Views: 1358

Re: A question that needs....

Skinny dipping in Alaska? I guess you could always perform the diminishing....ah never mind.
by Ed Oschmann
March 8th, 2003, 10:48 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Complete Works of Derek Dingle
Replies: 25
Views: 3684

Re: Complete Works of Derek Dingle

I could be wrong about this but I'm pretty sure that I learned the Gordon double lift from Jenning's '67. The write-up in Cardshark confused me, but the description in the Jenning's book was very accurate.
by Ed Oschmann
January 25th, 2003, 9:58 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Pemumbra #4?
Replies: 0
Views: 532

Pemumbra #4?

Any word on when it will be out?
by Ed Oschmann
January 18th, 2003, 8:57 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Name for a Magic bar?
Replies: 47
Views: 4964

Re: Name for a Magic bar?

Hong Kong Phooling?
by Ed Oschmann
January 13th, 2003, 8:29 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Collected Almanac
Replies: 65
Views: 34733

Re: Collected Almanac

Wow, great start guys! I'm already playing around with the Latta effect and reading Sankey's.
Fugitive Coins is also a terrific coin effect. I first read the effect in the pages of the Almanac.
by Ed Oschmann
January 13th, 2003, 4:22 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Collected Almanac
Replies: 65
Views: 34733

Collected Almanac

What's your favorite trick(s) from this toe-breaker of a book? Mine (so far...) is the Hotel Mystery and Dingle's handling of Jenning's Visitor. C'mon, I want an extensive list!
Ed :eek:
by Ed Oschmann
November 22nd, 2002, 3:49 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Which Triumph do you use??
Replies: 64
Views: 5095

Re: Which Triumph do you use??

If table space allows I use Two Shuffles Harry by Bro. Hamman.
For a really nice In the hands version that's short and sweet is by doing Karl Hein's shuffle and use Mr. Earicks surprising ending.

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