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JohnKennedy
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Marble

Postby JohnKennedy » May 29th, 2016, 4:23 pm

This falls in the category of shameless advertising. I've been working on a new trick that looks pretty cool. Check it out https://youtu.be/RFvKuR1fCNo

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Re: Marble

Postby JohnKennedy » May 30th, 2016, 8:40 pm

This is new stuff guys, any comments?

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Re: Marble

Postby Tom Frame » May 31st, 2016, 8:52 am

Hi John,

Do you have to be seated to perform the effect?
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Re: Marble

Postby JohnKennedy » May 31st, 2016, 12:48 pm

Tom Frame wrote:Hi John,

Do you have to be seated to perform the effect?


You can perform it standing or seated Tom.

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Re: Marble

Postby Brad Henderson » May 31st, 2016, 1:02 pm

the forum has been very slow of late, so don't take it personally.

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Re: Marble

Postby Jim Martin » May 31st, 2016, 2:20 pm

I like it, John; looks very clean.
Will you send out an email when it is ready to launch?
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Re: Marble

Postby JohnKennedy » May 31st, 2016, 2:33 pm

Jim Martin wrote:I like it, John; looks very clean.
Will you send out an email when it is ready to launch?

Yes Jim, I'll send an email to the people on our list when it's ready. I'm also considering a pre-release with a bonus before the product is ready to ship.

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Re: Marble

Postby Joe Mckay » May 31st, 2016, 2:37 pm

John? Your blog has been very quiet the past few months. I hope that changes! :-)

Always great to see you creating and releasing new stuff. You are one of the true geniuses of magic.

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Re: Marble

Postby JohnKennedy » May 31st, 2016, 3:20 pm

Joe Mckay wrote:John? Your blog has been very quiet the past few months. I hope that changes! :-)

Always great to see you creating and releasing new stuff. You are one of the true geniuses of magic.

Thanks for the compliment Joe! I get very few comments on the blog posts so I'm never sure if people are that into it. That said, you have inspired me to put up another post soon.

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Re: Marble

Postby Ruben Padilla » June 2nd, 2016, 1:37 am

Looks like fun, John. Well done!
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Re: Marble

Postby JohnKennedy » June 12th, 2016, 10:11 pm

The marble can not only roll behind the spread of cards, but also on top of the cards!

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Re: Marble

Postby JohnKennedy » June 13th, 2016, 5:27 pm

I'll record a brief video of this and post it when I get a chance.

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Re: Marble

Postby JohnKennedy » June 13th, 2016, 9:05 pm

When Gregory Wilson saw the original video he asked me, "Can it roll on top of the cards?" Since that was never the intent I said "Of course not!" Then out of curiosity I tried it and guess what, it worked perfectly. Thanks Gregory. Here's a quick video using another marble https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuRvdzJ ... e=youtu.be

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Re: Marble

Postby Brad Jeffers » June 14th, 2016, 4:01 pm

JohnKennedy wrote:When Gregory Wilson saw the original video he asked me, "Can it roll on top of the cards?"

By any chance, did he also say that he had been working on one that could roll on top of the cards, but probably used a different method than yours, and that if you would tell him your method he would e-mail you the details of his method as soon as he got home?

:o

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Re: Marble

Postby JohnKennedy » June 14th, 2016, 5:11 pm

I'm not going there Brad. I have a lot of respect for Mr. Wilson. He helps me with my new ideas and is brilliantly creative on the fly as I have seen in person numerous times.

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Re: Marble

Postby JFox » June 15th, 2016, 2:32 pm

Perhaps the only "problem" is convincing spectators that it does NOT work via a hidden magnet.

That would seem to be the most plausible explanation, in their minds, no?

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Re: Marble

Postby JohnKennedy » June 15th, 2016, 4:29 pm

I assumed the same thing JFox, that the spectators would think "magnet" right away. Since I don't do shows professionally I haven't performed it dozens of times, but I've done it over a dozen times and much to my surprise no one has mentioned magnets. They are however very curious and want to inspect the marble, but have no idea what's going on.

As far as I can tell the reason has to do with the handling. They see both of my open hands while the marble is rolling and probably assume that if there were a magnet they would see it in my hands. That said, if I found that everyone thought "magnet" I might carry a magnet with me and work that into the routine. Since the marble is not magnetic they would have to reconsider!

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Re: Marble

Postby Jonathan Townsend » June 16th, 2016, 9:36 am

JohnKennedy wrote:... if I found that everyone thought "magnet" I might carry a magnet with me and work that into the routine. Since the marble is not magnetic they would have to reconsider!


Wondering of an "electrostatic attraction" handing would work with a silk held in one hand and a small rod in the other hand that leads the action.
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Re: Marble

Postby JohnKennedy » June 24th, 2016, 1:09 am

That would work. Electrostatic is very plausible for this.

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Re: Marble

Postby JohnKennedy » July 18th, 2016, 4:24 pm

I released it today guys, and I'm very happy with the quality http://www.johnkennedymagic.com/scripts ... roduct=127


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