hey guys. My name is Jerred, I am 27 years old, a combat veteran, and wanting to make people happy as well as get more serious into magic. First I want to apologize in advanced for any grammar mistakes because I do understand, even though this is the internet, you guys are educated and deserve that respect. A little more about me I have always loved magic and its art, Usually I either watch it or do simple card tricks for friends but I would like to get more serious and better at it. Mainly because I stream on twitch.tv and want to not only try to provide that extra entertainment during my live streams, but also to close friends and people I work with. My main goal is to make people happy and give everyone even adults the same sense of wonder and excitement I still feel watching masters of this craft.
I wanted to learn a good one coin routine, so I bought kainoa harbottles portal routine. I love portals, the routine, and thought it would be a good place to learn a retention of vision vanish, which is one of my favorite slights. I didn't realize it was a drop retention vanish. I have practiced this slight 50-100 times almost every day since I bought it in august because its what he teaches for the routine. With that said I don't want to give up on this slight with so much time invested in it. In the video posted is where I am currently at. Even on the low quality web cam I still feel like it wouldn't be worthy of youtube let alone family. I have searched for tips on this vanish but I feel like I need fresh eyes, or at least those better than me, to see my mistakes and let me know what I am doing wrong. I wan't to learn more than gimmicks and a shuttle pass but I don't want to quit practicing basic slights. I am at the point where I feel like I should focus on easier slights or on another retention vanish. I also understand the retention of vision vanish is a very hard slight to learn and takes time. I love the magazine and heard this is the best forum for magic as well as the most honest.
link to yesterdays give it 100 video to see if i can improve it in 100 days
the portal routine that uses this vanish is at 20 seconds into the trailer.
PS. maybe I missed it but why is there no introduction sections? PPS. Thank you for reading and any and all help you guys can offer.
All beginners in magic should address their questions here.
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