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by Oliver Corpuz
March 6th, 2002, 6:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Endless Loop
Replies: 16
Views: 4835

Re: Endless Loop

I like Marc DeSouza's "Chain Gang" video because he shows you two ways to throw a win/win combination. This unique throw gives you more possibilities in the presentation. But Brian is right, also study the school for scoundrels notes by Whit Hadyn & Chef Anton, there are some important...
by Oliver Corpuz
February 19th, 2002, 6:39 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Wands
Replies: 13
Views: 2576

Re: Wands

COMUS, Try Michael Gates. He makes wands with tips made from either solid brass or solid stainless steel, which gives the wand the proper weight for a Vernon wand spin. He also makes wands from exotic woods too! They are not only functional, but really beautiful. You certainly get people's attention...
by Oliver Corpuz
February 18th, 2002, 4:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Card Glue
Replies: 13
Views: 8904

Re: Card Glue

Stuart, Try 3M Super 77 spray adhesive. I have tried just about everything and this stuff really is extra tacky and holds the best, especially when making acrobatic cards. Also, if you really want to get the back-to-back gaffed card right, you should split the cards first so you don't have an extra ...
by Oliver Corpuz
February 17th, 2002, 4:57 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Poker Deals
Replies: 21
Views: 2938

Re: Poker Deals

Harold, Sorry for the delay in responding. I got distracted going through my magic library looking for the manuscript! Anyway, I recall Bruce Bernstein said in his latest lecture that he doesn't like to work hard or risk failure when he performs, so he tries to come up with killer routines that are ...
by Oliver Corpuz
February 14th, 2002, 11:38 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Poker Deals
Replies: 21
Views: 2938

Re: Poker Deals

Bruce Bernstein has an outstanding poker deal routine called "Psych Out." It is very entertaining and doesn't require any difficult slights or complex stacks. It is based on an improvement of the Jonah card principal. I really like it.

Regards,

Oliver
by Oliver Corpuz
February 11th, 2002, 10:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magicians & Airport Security
Replies: 18
Views: 2171

Re: Magicians & Airport Security

I actually had a pleasant experience... Recently when I was going through Houston Hobby to catch a connecting flight back home to Chicago, I was pulled aside after going through a security check point. My carry on bag was flagged to be searched... aparently because of my jumbo coins. A very cute sec...
by Oliver Corpuz
January 23rd, 2002, 9:35 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: El Duco Mini Gold Cups or Riser Cups
Replies: 16
Views: 1496

Re: El Duco Mini Gold Cups or Riser Cups

Jim,

You can add my name to the waiting list for the Jumbo and Regular size cups you plan on making. I can't wait!

Oliver :)
by Oliver Corpuz
January 22nd, 2002, 2:59 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: El Duco Mini Gold Cups or Riser Cups
Replies: 16
Views: 1496

Re: El Duco Mini Gold Cups or Riser Cups

Jeffery, I agree with Robert Kane on every point he made on the Riser Cups. My Riser cups nest perfectly and are a joy to handle. I have over three dozen different sets of cups in various styles and materials, and the Riser set is one of my favorites. You can't go wrong with the Riser set. As for th...
by Oliver Corpuz
January 17th, 2002, 12:03 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Close Up Tables
Replies: 4
Views: 935

Re: Close Up Tables

I've seen Jim Zee's tables used in serveral magic videos and have always been impressed by how classy they look. I bought a deluxe exotic wood sit-down table from Jim a couple years ago when the SAM convention was in Milwaukee. After examining his tables up close, I fell in love with their exquisite...
by Oliver Corpuz
December 18th, 2001, 7:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: JANUARY ISSUE IN THE MAIL ON DECEMBER 10!
Replies: 29
Views: 2858

Re: JANUARY ISSUE IN THE MAIL ON DECEMBER 10!

Lombard, IL (Suburb of Chicago), my Genii arrived on 12/17! Wow, it usually takes at least two weeks to get to me. Thank's Santa for bringing it so fast.

Happy Holidays.

Oliver
by Oliver Corpuz
November 21st, 2001, 3:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: December Genii Mailed on Nov.8: Have you received yours?
Replies: 60
Views: 6567

Re: December Genii Mailed on Nov.8: Have you received yours?

Lombard, Illinois checking in. (A suburb west of Chicago). Christmas came early. My Dec. Genii actually arrived Monday Nov. 19th. I usually am one of the last to get Genii in the mail, so I didn't expect to see it until next week. Been too distracted reading it to post its arrival. This issue is OUT...
by Oliver Corpuz
November 9th, 2001, 5:12 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Harry Lorayne's Personal Collection has Arrived
Replies: 51
Views: 7017

Re: Harry Lorayne's Personal Collection has Arrived

Oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy!!! My copy of Personal Collection finally came in the mail today! Although it was sent to me via US Postal Service rather than UPS, it was carefully wrapped in newspaper and packed in a thick padded envelope, so the book safely arrived in perfect condition-- no dented cor...
by Oliver Corpuz
November 5th, 2001, 4:26 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Harry Lorayne's Personal Collection has Arrived
Replies: 51
Views: 7017

Re: Harry Lorayne's Personal Collection has Arrived

I'm still waiting... no Personal Collection book yet. (cough cough). This Lorayngitis would probably have killed me by now, but luckily, I've been self medicating myself with lots of helpings of Curry. Curry is wonderful stuff and I recommend that everyone that is sufering from Lorayngitis to take i...
by Oliver Corpuz
November 2nd, 2001, 10:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Let's all wish Jay Marshall well
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Re: Let's all wish Jay Marshall well

This evening, Tom Dobrowolski and I visited Jay Marshall at Magic, Inc. and the three of us went out for dinner (we had Thai food). Although Jay said he had some minor discomfort from the operation, he was in very good spirits, cracking jokes and telling stories. . . being the Jay Marshall we all kn...
by Oliver Corpuz
October 31st, 2001, 7:55 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Harry Lorayne's Personal Collection has Arrived
Replies: 51
Views: 7017

Re: Harry Lorayne's Personal Collection has Arrived

Richard, why did you have to post this? You make me sick! (Cough cough). Now I won't be able to (cough) get any work done (cough) done tomorrow, knowing my copy of Personal Collection (cough) is on its way and will probably arrive tomorrow (cough). I'm definitely coming down with a cold now(sniff, s...
by Oliver Corpuz
October 31st, 2001, 7:28 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Ramsey Cylinder & Coins
Replies: 57
Views: 5030

Re: Wanted: Ramsey Cylinder & Coins

Originally posted by Jamie: I want to use something besides the cork. I like it from a classical sense, but it just seems illogical and a bit old-fashioned. Anybody have any ideas? How about using a big red button? A red button would be pretty visible, everyone knows what they are, and you can say ...
by Oliver Corpuz
October 31st, 2001, 7:58 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Ramsey Cylinder & Coins
Replies: 57
Views: 5030

Re: Wanted: Ramsey Cylinder & Coins

az two ramsey's favoright trik triveyah qwestion (acording two galoweigh), mie guesss iz tripel reztoration (tohrn aynd reztored tizzue). sawree, i noe i kant spewl two goad. especialie afftur midknight. :)
by Oliver Corpuz
October 30th, 2001, 11:01 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Ramsey Cylinder & Coins
Replies: 57
Views: 5030

Re: Wanted: Ramsey Cylinder & Coins

Originally posted by ChrisDavid: Why a cork? Galloway wrote in the "Ramsey Classics" that Ramsey based his cylinder and coins effect off of versions of the "pence and cap" effects found in Hoffman's Modern Magic and L. Graham Lewis' The Modern Conjuror. A die was used in those e...
by Oliver Corpuz
October 29th, 2001, 10:44 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic, inc
Replies: 3
Views: 965

Re: Magic, inc

Last year they started a website at www.magicinc.net, (note the address is .net and not .com), but it never was finished.
Best bet is to call them on the phone if you want something from them.
by Oliver Corpuz
October 28th, 2001, 10:00 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Ramsey Cylinder & Coins
Replies: 57
Views: 5030

Re: Wanted: Ramsey Cylinder & Coins

Versions of Cylinder and Coins that are in print (that I know of) are found in David Roth's Expert Coin Magic and Lewis Ganson's The Art of Close-Up Magic vol 1. In Gansen's book, it is suggested by Vernon to use poker chips instead of coins and a rolled bank note to make the cylinder. Out of print,...
by Oliver Corpuz
October 27th, 2001, 4:10 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Card Craft
Replies: 30
Views: 18877

Re: Card Craft

Richard,
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLESE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE,PLEASE reprint Card Craft.
by Oliver Corpuz
October 13th, 2001, 11:50 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Gypsy Curse
Replies: 18
Views: 2670

Re: Gypsy Curse

Rick, If you want to contact Kevin Kelly, he lives in Charleston, Illinois and is listed. Tonight I got a set of Kevin Kelly's gypsy curse cards at his lecture with Don England. The set was $25. Although the cards aren't aged, they look wonderful, especially the court cards. Kevin said that the best...
by Oliver Corpuz
September 15th, 2001, 1:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Patriotic Magic for America
Replies: 16
Views: 1191

Patriotic Magic for America

In another post, Larry Horowitz suggested we, as magicians, try and do something positive in the wake of the terrorist acts against America and suggested doing walk around to entertain volunteers, such as those waiting in long lines to donate blood. Following that excellent suggestion, I found that ...
by Oliver Corpuz
September 4th, 2001, 11:09 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best torn and restored card effect
Replies: 12
Views: 3103

Re: Best torn and restored card effect

An easy to do torn and restored card trick is Paul Harris' single torn and restored card. I like Tommy Wonder's handling of this Harris' effect because it is easy to do and has a comic ending (getting 'caught' having masking tape hold the last part in place.) You can find the explanation on the Tomm...
by Oliver Corpuz
August 19th, 2001, 3:17 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks
Replies: 120
Views: 31222

Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

I like David Solomon's Technicolor Oil and Water (ref. David Solomon's Mind). His presentation blew me away... so incredibly clean with no funny moves or awkward counts. I was completely astonished because it looks so impossible. Before seeing David's version of the oil and water plot I generally st...

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