Page 1 of 1

card fixes

Posted: February 23rd, 2005, 4:39 pm
by Don
just curious to what people thaought about this book. :genii:

Re: card fixes

Posted: February 23rd, 2005, 7:28 pm
by Richard Kaufman
It needed to be fixed.
hahahahaha ...
Sorry, couldn't help myself.

Re: card fixes

Posted: February 24th, 2005, 1:09 am
by Don
i almost laughed. :D

Re: card fixes

Posted: February 24th, 2005, 9:17 am
by Guest
It's my favorite Racherbaumer book.

If you love the pasteboards, you'll love Cardfixes.

Re: card fixes

Posted: February 24th, 2005, 10:29 am
by Jon Racherbaumer
I appreciate ALL feedback. I write (to myself) long critiques of my books. This keeps one's equilibrium.

CARDFIXES was originally part of a trilogy. Many people savaged this book; however, there are some interesting effects and ideas therein. I have performed many of them over the years and afterwards magicians ask, "Is THAT in print? I really like that effect..."

When I tell them, they often add, "What? I read that book."

I'm not sure that my friend RK really read it, but he may be talking about the layout, pics, and prose...?

Onward...

Re: card fixes

Posted: February 24th, 2005, 11:07 am
by mike cookman
I think Card Fixes is cool. It gets you thinking creatively.

Re: card fixes

Posted: February 25th, 2005, 3:44 am
by John Pezzullo
From 'RAMBLE', Jon's preface to "Cardfixes":

"The primary point of this ramble is to sensitize you to the sub-text of this book. It obviously adds to the glut, superadding more sludge (raw data). But it's data that begins to take form as files of FIXED tricks. In this form they're unconnected and unassimilated, inviting you to take whatever you wish; to add to your mental storehouse and CREATE SOMETHING PERSONAL. When it reaches this stage in the hierarchy of information, it becomes KNOWLEDGE."

Keep this idea in mind as you read and study "Cardfixes".

Re: card fixes

Posted: February 25th, 2005, 3:55 am
by Mark Tams
I liked the book and especially the style. I'd like to see more books that take out of date material and "fix" it for the sake of the effect. Much the same way Darwin Ortiz did the Annotated Erdnase. :)

Re: card fixes

Posted: January 3rd, 2006, 2:50 pm
by Brad Amen
I am interested in getting Cardfixes, but I am wondering is Cardfixes only for the intermediate to professional card magician?

Also, does Cardfixes offer it's own effects or just solutions to existing effects or handlings needing a better solution?

Thank you for any help and especially to Jon for Card Finesse 1 & 2 as well as his books on Marlo. :)

Re: card fixes

Posted: January 4th, 2006, 10:15 am
by Guest
Originally posted by kiyotey:
I am interested in getting Cardfixes, but I am wondering is Cardfixes only for the intermediate to professional card magician?
......

It is not a beginners book , because there are a lot of "technical terms" , that are not explained.


Here are some :

Overhand shuffle
"Ireland technique" (red/black shuffle)
Pinky Break
Riffle shuffle
strip-out false shuffle
up-the-ladder cut
marlo's dellayed cull
Stripper deck
Faro check
In faro
Out faro
Off center faro
"Smyth Myth" principle
crimp
"fishing" techniqwues


These terms are just from the first effect in the book .( from page 1 to 5 ) , the book has more than 200 pages.

If you are a beginner choose other books ( a beginer book :D )

If you are not a beginner get it,
Excellent book with great ideas , highly recommended.

cheers..

Re: card fixes

Posted: January 5th, 2006, 7:14 pm
by Brad Amen
Daniel,

Thank you for explaining. ;)

It sounds like a really good book, but deffinantly for someone with a lot of experience in card magic.

Thanks again.