Super Nova

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Al Schneider
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Super Nova

Postby Al Schneider » July 17th, 2018, 10:18 am

Decided to start a new thread for this.
Super Nova is complicated. It was meant to be a show piece.

If you see what it took to do it I think you would believe it is not for troupers.
However, I would like to share
I have thought of making it even better.
My thought is to write it up as an article for the top genii.
As I write this I plan to submit it to him as my next task.
And to those that would like to see it sooner, I am willing to provide it personally as soon as possible.

Al
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Glenn Bish Bishop
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Re: Super Nova

Postby Glenn Bish Bishop » July 17th, 2018, 10:36 am

Al Schneider wrote:Decided to start a new thread for this.
Super Nova is complicated. It was meant to be a show piece.

If you see what it took to do it I think you would believe it is not for troupers.
However, I would like to share
I have thought of making it even better.
My thought is to write it up as an article for the top genii.
As I write this I plan to submit it to him as my next task.
And to those that would like to see it sooner, I am willing to provide it personally as soon as possible.

Al

Great Al I look forward to this.

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Re: Super Nova

Postby Richard Kaufman » July 17th, 2018, 11:57 am

I'm interested!
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Al Schneider
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Re: Super Nova

Postby Al Schneider » July 17th, 2018, 4:17 pm

Super Nova was inspired by a routine of Tom Stone. It used an Okito box. I visualized a handling somewhat simpler than handling a box. I think that is why I do magic different than other people. I think my mind is not quick or is simple. I have trouble with some manipulations I observe. I want to make things simpler so I can grasp them. When watching the box routine I visualized a stack of coins with a tube placed over them and the tube immediately tipped over to reveal the coins gone. I desired a simple non-manipulative look. Took me about a year to figure it out. I came up with another method that borders on real magic about 2 years later. Curiously, most of my routines take about 5 years to mature.

Thanks Tom.
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