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by Frank Starsinic
January 20th, 2003, 7:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ellusionist
Replies: 148
Views: 19907

Re: Ellusionist

Originally posted by Joe M. Turner: Originally posted by frank starsinic: [b]I thought the ellustions clips were misrepresenting what it takes to do good magic. I'll be impartial. I'll judge. If that's what you got from reading the review and this thread, I suggest you go back and read them again. ...
by Frank Starsinic
January 19th, 2003, 11:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ellusionist
Replies: 148
Views: 19907

Re: Ellusionist

I thought the ellustions clips were misrepresenting what it takes to do good magic.

I'll be impartial. I'll judge.
by Frank Starsinic
January 19th, 2003, 10:50 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Chewing Gum Switch
Replies: 0
Views: 270

Chewing Gum Switch

2 gum-chewing spectators have their gum switch places.

This has been abandoned. See the thread in the close-up forum.
by Frank Starsinic
January 19th, 2003, 10:36 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: FrankenWarp - A Presentation for Card Warp
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: FrankenWarp - A Presentation for Card Warp

Obviously kings and jacks for the men and a queen for the woman work best. If I did this with jumbo cards for a stand up show, sure, that's what I'd do but that only provides you 4 performances per deck (4 queens). In reality I do a lot of table-hopping in a restaurant so, I've created a card-warp d...
by Frank Starsinic
January 19th, 2003, 10:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ellusionist
Replies: 148
Views: 19907

Re: Ellusionist

"Revolutionary methods teach powerful street magic in hours" This is the part that scares me... Ellusionist clips certainly provoke a "Wow, I could do that in HOURS!!!" attitude. That is what ruins magic for the rest of us. People running around, screwing up a card warp presentat...
by Frank Starsinic
December 9th, 2002, 4:23 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Phoenix Cups and Balls - Are they worth the price
Replies: 18
Views: 2057

Re: Phoenix Cups and Balls - Are they worth the price

Jay, I agree. I'm keeping my Phoenix cups for the street etc.

I will admit however, when i put 4 red balls in a johnson cup and it nested perfectly I had to celebrate and have a beer.

If only I could produce a beer from a johnson cup (or a phoenix cup for that matter).
by Frank Starsinic
December 9th, 2002, 10:08 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Phoenix Cups and Balls - Are they worth the price
Replies: 18
Views: 2057

Re: Phoenix Cups and Balls - Are they worth the price

I see what you mean. Often I wish they would roll over and stand up without continuing the roll. This looks pretty cool, however it requires a touch that I have not mastered yet. It also depends on the surface you work on. I almost have to let it drop all the way to horozontal and let go to get them...
by Frank Starsinic
December 9th, 2002, 9:14 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Phoenix Cups and Balls - Are they worth the price
Replies: 18
Views: 2057

Re: Phoenix Cups and Balls - Are they worth the price

Originally posted by Pete Biro: Cups runneth over... OK. To the original poster. What do you want the cups for? Collecting? Performing a standard Vernon-style routine? Walk Around? Have you seen the Video of Ricky Jay and his 52 Assistants? Have you seen Stevens Magic's cups video? BOTH A MUST, as ...
by Frank Starsinic
December 8th, 2002, 9:19 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: FrankenWarp - A Presentation for Card Warp
Replies: 4
Views: 332

FrankenWarp - A Presentation for Card Warp

Below is my presentation for Roy Walton's Card Warp. I really liked Eugene Burger's presentation but I wanted to come up with my own. I posted it at the magic cafe and it was well received. I thought I'd post it here as well. The jokes/lines all come from the public domain. I've just strung a few to...
by Frank Starsinic
December 6th, 2002, 3:55 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Phoenix Cups and Balls - Are they worth the price
Replies: 18
Views: 2057

Re: Phoenix Cups and Balls - Are they worth the price

I got my Phoenix cups cheap off ebay. They are heavy but they don't nest well and attic space (as posted above) is limited. The attic cannot take 3 3/4 in balls. I ended up getting a cheaper set of johnson cups off ebay, as well. These nest like a dream. I think the max load is about the same for bo...
by Frank Starsinic
October 4th, 2002, 12:36 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What's in your pockets?
Replies: 35
Views: 2415

Re: What's in your pockets?

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
A deck of ordinary playing cards has resided in my front trousers pocket since the age of 14: that would be 30 years. It is all I have ever carried. :)
It has never let me down.
After 30 years I think its time for a new deck.

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