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by Frank Starsinic
November 3rd, 2004, 10:50 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: More Theorizing on the Horizon?
Replies: 33
Views: 3680

Re: More Theorizing on the Horizon?

Originally posted by Jonathan Townsend: Originally posted by Jon Racherbaumer: [b] ...One of my mental patients said (quite matter-of-factly): "The coin was never there to begin with..." Ah, a solipsist after my heart!... Would that be the guy who likes fava beans? [/b] There was a gentle...
by Frank Starsinic
November 3rd, 2004, 2:08 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Cellini version of gypsy Thread - material used?
Replies: 8
Views: 838

Re: Cellini version of gypsy Thread - material used?

Danny, it's not yellow yarn.
It's that other stuff.
It's kind of knotted.
It's different, no?

Oops. I forgot to run over at lunch.
by Frank Starsinic
October 29th, 2004, 11:06 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: CUPS EXPERTS
Replies: 69
Views: 3888

Re: CUPS EXPERTS

How do the Sherwood coppers compare to Paul Fox coppers?

I know the load is slightly larger. What else?
Waht about Weight? Attic Space? Tip back move?

Thanks
by Frank Starsinic
October 28th, 2004, 9:44 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The ULTIMATE KEYCARD
Replies: 11
Views: 643

Re: The ULTIMATE KEYCARD

I'll bet it's just 4 cards stapled together.

Just kidding.

Steven, I saw your close-up act at the castle and it was great.

Frank
by Frank Starsinic
October 28th, 2004, 9:42 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Enforcability of a Non-compete clause?
Replies: 13
Views: 1093

Re: Enforcability of a Non-compete clause?

I think you should try to negotiate. Just change to it so it looks agreeable to you and turn it into them. I'll bet they say,... "sure. that's fine". I did that last spring. Just made changes, signed it and sent it back. And notified them of what I was doing. It was no big deal. Sometimes ...
by Frank Starsinic
October 27th, 2004, 11:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: all-around greatest living magician
Replies: 57
Views: 2799

Re: all-around greatest living magician

Four words:
Two Words:

John Carney!
by Frank Starsinic
October 27th, 2004, 11:51 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Paul Wilson's Zapped now available!
Replies: 1
Views: 504

Re: Paul Wilson's Zapped now available!

Paul, How is the reset for the "zapped" routine? Would it be practical for walk-around? Thanks for your great stuff, Frank p.s. I just purchased other stuff from your website tonight and wanted to point out to everyone that the process for paying and getting immediate download was fantastic.
by Frank Starsinic
October 24th, 2004, 12:15 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Sidewalk Shuffle
Replies: 22
Views: 2071

Re: Sidewalk Shuffle

I love that effect.. "Va. City Shuffle" Very clean, very magical. No gaffus. Ahhhhh!!!!! I created a Jumbo Card version several years ago by purchasing some cheap jumbo cards and erasing the pips off of the low red spot cards with a pencil eraser. Took a while but it was worth the effort. ...
by Frank Starsinic
October 21st, 2004, 12:30 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Elizabeth IV
Replies: 14
Views: 689

Re: Elizabeth IV

It's a great trick. I've not performed it but it's got a great suspense build up.

TW does a great job of that.
I forgot all about it needing 2 decks.
Seems worth it to me.
by Frank Starsinic
October 16th, 2004, 12:58 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Between Your Palms
Replies: 39
Views: 2531

Re: Between Your Palms

You might want to consider Earl Nelson's routine
Between Your Points of Departure.
by Frank Starsinic
October 15th, 2004, 10:10 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Open for discussion, interpretation etc
Replies: 43
Views: 2652

Re: Open for discussion, interpretation etc

Originally posted by Stuart Hooper:
If you cannot bring yourselves to do more, at least refrain from condoning it.
'nuff said.
by Frank Starsinic
October 15th, 2004, 10:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: NY Magician tops B-day party $$$
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: NY Magician tops B-day party $$$

Originally posted by MaxNY:
...featuring real clowns...
A ha! There is such a thing as real clowns.
I knew it!!!
by Frank Starsinic
October 14th, 2004, 10:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Open for discussion, interpretation etc
Replies: 43
Views: 2652

Re: Open for discussion, interpretation etc

What I'm reading is this... "Everybody does it (ripping off) so end of discussion. It happens. Get over it." While perhaps a valid statement, in a way, there are things the rest of us can do after finding out that this has occured. 1. Don't purchase the rip-off 2. Don't purchase any items ...
by Frank Starsinic
October 10th, 2004, 12:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ghost Kings?
Replies: 108
Views: 10928

Re: Ghost Kings?

Tim! Well done and I will add a link from my site to that page to help educate.

I believe Lee Asher also reported that
a David Harkey effect has been ripped off from his book "Simpley Harkey" and is being sold on Penguin or MagicMakers.

Maybe Lee will chime in with the name.
by Frank Starsinic
October 9th, 2004, 10:05 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Rub 'N Tug
Replies: 24
Views: 1864

Re: Rub 'N Tug

Originally posted by Pete Biro:
Just got his newest DVD and he has a new one... 300 Fly :)
Me too!!! I couldn't believe how many coins were involved in the slot machine. I did not have the privilege to see it in person so the DVD was a treat.
by Frank Starsinic
October 9th, 2004, 9:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ghost Kings?
Replies: 108
Views: 10928

Re: Ghost Kings?

My thread on this topic was removed from the magic cafe :(

Aparently it is their policy.

Which Shakespeare play was that Richard?
Not Richard III, I presume? :)
by Frank Starsinic
October 9th, 2004, 12:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: closeup magic with an emotional hook?
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: closeup magic with an emotional hook?

One simple effect comes to mind..
From Card College I

The Lucky Coin
by Frank Starsinic
October 8th, 2004, 8:18 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: whip cup- dice
Replies: 2
Views: 429

Re: whip cup- dice

I'm making some of these cups for someone as a custom order and they are amazing. You can dice stack with the dice as well. An interesting set of effects is possible here. I'll know more after the final prototype is made. sachs dice routine whip cup routine dice stacking wow. you would look like you...
by Frank Starsinic
September 27th, 2004, 8:34 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wallets for Lovell's Packed Wallet
Replies: 0
Views: 179

Wallets for Lovell's Packed Wallet

2 wallets for Simon Lovell's "Packed Wallet" routine. Plus the video "Man of Danger 3" with performance/explaination of the routine (and several others).

$50

This is the most eye-popping card-to-wallet on earth.

Frank
by Frank Starsinic
September 24th, 2004, 7:56 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Dice Stacking Package Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: Dice Stacking Package Sale

I'm now SOLD OUT out of Todd Strong videos.
The cups will now come with the
Jim Z video.

That tape is at least as good. It's just not the one I learned from originally.

Thanks for your interest!

Frank
by Frank Starsinic
September 22nd, 2004, 4:17 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Dice Stacking Package Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Dice Stacking Package Sale

If you're new to dice stacking or want to get started I'm offering a package that includes... Dice-Stacking Cup / Chop Cup Combo Dice,Balls,Bag for the Dice & Todd Strong Dice-Stacking Video all for $49. After watching this video, I was stacking dice in 30 minutes. Click Here Without the video i...
by Frank Starsinic
September 22nd, 2004, 4:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ebay...Paul Fox and Busby Again?
Replies: 87
Views: 8218

Re: Ebay...Paul Fox and Busby Again?

I bought one of those a couple years ago.
Do I have to give it back?
by Frank Starsinic
September 22nd, 2004, 1:02 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Update Books and VIdeos CHeap
Replies: 15
Views: 515

Re: Update Books and VIdeos CHeap

Some of these volumes are pretty good but I don't see any feedback from mr. christopher.

I did notice his name as "logged in" so he's here lurking about somewhere. :)


Mr. Christopher, please chime in so we know what's up.

Thanks,
Frank
by Frank Starsinic
September 22nd, 2004, 10:18 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: HUGE DVD SALE
Replies: 28
Views: 1350

Re: HUGE DVD SALE

He's posted the same ad on alt.magic as well.
by Frank Starsinic
September 22nd, 2004, 12:16 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Cellini Pouch
Replies: 0
Views: 162

Cellini Pouch

I'm pleased to announce that after working with Jim Cellini, we were able to build to his exact specifications "The Cellini Pouch". Jim told me "They're perfect. Don't change a thing". So, they are ready. Cellini Pouch Soft leather, lined with satin, inside pockets (on both sides...
by Frank Starsinic
September 8th, 2004, 3:16 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card to wherever - the time in between
Replies: 29
Views: 1330

Re: Card to wherever - the time in between

Sammy, It was no big thing, really! I don't know what you're picturing but from my perspective, as performed, it was neither disgusting nor crude. I'm sure Mr. Ammar has the sense not to do the same thing at a little girl's birthday party or at the Ladies' Church Club Social. In a similar way, just ...
by Frank Starsinic
September 8th, 2004, 2:32 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tubthumping
Replies: 28
Views: 3207

Re: Tubthumping

I've heard great things. I'll buy a copy right now.
by Frank Starsinic
September 8th, 2004, 11:42 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card to wherever - the time in between
Replies: 29
Views: 1330

Re: Card to wherever - the time in between

One of the best card-to-whatever's I've seen was Michael Ammar's at his lecture.

It was Card-to-Fly. As in his zipper.

The time between the selection and the revelation was fantastic. Funny and entertaining.
by Frank Starsinic
August 26th, 2004, 3:42 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Randy Wakeman's Expert Card to Wallet
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Re: Randy Wakeman's Expert Card to Wallet

I have one of these and they are very good.
The size is just right. Smallish.
by Frank Starsinic
August 19th, 2004, 10:08 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Untouchable Props
Replies: 24
Views: 1754

Re: Untouchable Props

Anything that looks like it came fresh from a magic store.

Trick Decks

Packet Tricks
by Frank Starsinic
August 9th, 2004, 1:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A new printing of COINMAGIC?
Replies: 13
Views: 985

Re: A new printing of COINMAGIC?

Is it expanded or exactly the same as the original?

I have the paperback version of the original and wouldn't mind a hardback anyway.
by Frank Starsinic
August 8th, 2004, 5:22 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Steinmeyer.
Replies: 5
Views: 802

Re: Steinmeyer.

His column was basically the only reason I got a subscription to that magazine.
by Frank Starsinic
August 7th, 2004, 9:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Two Things
Replies: 22
Views: 1698

Re: Two Things

I've been meaning to chime in here for several weeks but have forgotten until now. The day after I read this thread my wife and I hosted a wine-tasting thingy. Out of the blue, one of the gentlemen at the thingy said that the easiest job ever is being a Dermatologist. He said you only need to know t...
by Frank Starsinic
August 5th, 2004, 2:04 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Request for Chop Cup input
Replies: 33
Views: 1313

Re: Request for Chop Cup input

I certainly think that a better prop is more interesting and entertaining for the magician. You're excited about using it so you practice more. And the feel is a part of that, for sure. Just like the bicyle I'm trying to talk my wife into letting me get. My thinking is that if I buy a real expensive...
by Frank Starsinic
August 5th, 2004, 1:41 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tullock
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Tullock

Oh. In that case, I'm interested. I already have the videos. I'll email you.
by Frank Starsinic
August 4th, 2004, 1:48 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Request for Chop Cup input
Replies: 33
Views: 1313

Re: Request for Chop Cup input

Originally posted by Jim Riser:
Hi Frank;
A chopped baseball is not required due to the...
Jim
Yes. Understood.

Are we going to see one of these at the Magic Castle Swapmeet in November?
by Frank Starsinic
August 3rd, 2004, 8:47 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Request for Chop Cup input
Replies: 33
Views: 1313

Re: Request for Chop Cup input

Hi Jim. Nice work as always. I like that it looks like a cocktail shaker to some degree. Looks like you've got another winner. The only input I would have is that if the baseball is inside the cup in "chopped formation" closer to the mouth would be better so it doesn't clunk when it become...
by Frank Starsinic
August 3rd, 2004, 8:23 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tullock
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Tullock

Is this the 2 video set?
Thanks,
Frank
by Frank Starsinic
August 2nd, 2004, 6:58 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wooden Dice Stacking Cups
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Re: Wooden Dice Stacking Cups

4-high ***sold***
by Frank Starsinic
July 30th, 2004, 11:16 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wooden Dice Stacking Cups
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Wooden Dice Stacking Cups

I have 3 wooden dice stacking cups for sale.
All are made from a solid block of walnut.

This was the first 3 of the wooden cups that I now offer on my website

They have all been used slightly.

I'm selling them at half price:

4-high $45
5-high $55
6-high $65

Thanks,
Frank

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