Any other Magicians out in AV land ?!

partyweb

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:hiya: Hi Geordie Jester,

Yes I'm a full-time magician / children's entertainer. I also run an entertainment agency.

As for magic my favourite at the moment is Guy Hollingworth's 'Once Upon A Time' which is a fun 'sort-of' card trick but with a fun 'book' of story cards that magically tells fairy tales. It's a great trick for children but takes a very long time to memorise as it's full of long important patter and moves. But worth the effort and gets requests for 'again, again!!' from them. :thumbsup:

Another couple of magic trick sites that i use are www.emagictricks.co.uk and www.alakazam.co.uk :smashin:

There are a couple of good magic forums that I have frequented in the past when I can get away from here: www.talkmagic.co.uk and www.magicbunny.co.uk :smashin: (hope the mods don't mind me posting them as they are specialist sites)
 

Geordie Jester

Well-known Member
partyweb said:
:hiya: Hi Geordie Jester,

Yes I'm a full-time magician / children's entertainer. I also run an entertainment agency.

As for magic my favourite at the moment is Guy Hollingworth's 'Once Upon A Time' which is a fun 'sort-of' card trick but with a fun 'book' of story cards that magically tells fairy tales. It's a great trick for children but takes a very long time to memorise as it's full of long important patter and moves. But worth the effort and gets requests for 'again, again!!' from them. :thumbsup:

Another couple of magic trick sites that i use are www.emagictricks.co.uk and www.alakazam.co.uk :smashin:

There are a couple of good magic forums that I have frequented in the past when I can get away from here: www.talkmagic.co.uk and www.magicbunny.co.uk :smashin: (hope the mods don't mind me posting them as they are specialist sites)


Hi partyweb,

I am also a member of those forums you mention, and the magiccafe. Glad to hear of a performing magician. I am currently trying to get involved with the Northern and Newcastle magic circles.

Any experience of the Rama deck ? Heard some good stuff about it recently, and am tempted. Trouble is it's addictive thinking of that next purchase !


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partyweb

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Geordie Jester said:
Hi partyweb,

I am also a member of those forums you mention, and the magiccafe. Glad to hear of a performing magician. I am currently trying to get involved with the Northern and Newcastle magic circles.

Any experience of the Rama deck ? Heard some good stuff about it recently, and am tempted. Trouble is it's addictive thinking of that next purchase !


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Also a member of magiccafe too and www.expertmagic.com but I found the 2 i mentioned previously serve me best. (saying that I've not been on for a v long time - due to inability to drag myself away from here. :D)

As for 'trick' decks I've stuck with my Svengali deck for about 25 years. Ok, every kid has one but in the hands of a 'pro' it is never sussed and has fooled and stunned many. :cool:

Other decks I regularily use are: cardtoon2, and deep astonishment1&2

I'm also a great fan of D'lites and rope tricks.
 

Geordie Jester

Well-known Member
I have both Deep Astonishments.. I like the second version. A nicer feeling of quality. I must admit though, I have never actually shown anyone it! I just don't feel comfortable with the "business part" of the trick. It just feels too guilty !

I think I need to just bite the bullet and go for it. I would imagine some good reactions would give me the encouragement to use it more. Do you have any tips with it ?

Like I say Beyond ESP 2 is a brilliant buy if you don't have it. Brilliant quality and attention to detail.

Currently Im working on David Williamsons 2-cup routine which I think is fantastic. He also has a nice rope effect that might tempt me towards that sort of stuff.

There is so much out there that I would like to perfect. Im trying to freeze the spending and just learn to do what I currently have well.


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Woodywizz

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Beeeeeeeeeeennnn inntoooooooooo maggic trickks for about 1 week, can anyy of you guys tell me how to get ouut of aa straivght--jacket. Been inn this daamned thing for 5 dayz now.

Sick of tyyping with my nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnose.

:lease: :lease:
 

partyweb

Distinguished Member
Geordie Jester said:
I have both Deep Astonishments.. I like the second version. A nicer feeling of quality. I must admit though, I have never actually shown anyone it! I just don't feel comfortable with the "business part" of the trick. It just feels too guilty !

I think I need to just bite the bullet and go for it. I would imagine some good reactions would give me the encouragement to use it more. Do you have any tips with it ?
Go on, give it a test drive. :smashin:

I'm still playing with DA2 but have been using DA1 for some time now to great success. Don't worry about the business bit (if you are worried you'll be found out work with DA2 instead as it's hidden better) I find the final impact is so strong, especially the twist, that no-one will even remember the 'business'. Don't forget, as Paul Harris said, don't be afraid to let that final moment of astonishment build before speaking. :thumbsup:


Geordie Jester said:
Currently Im working on David Williamsons 2-cup routine which I think is fantastic. He also has a nice rope effect that might tempt me towards that sort of stuff.
For rope tricks try the dvd: Fiber Optics by Richard Sanders. :smashin:
(I got it off emagictricks.co.uk)

I've been performing Professors Nightmare (aka the 3 rope trick) for 25 years having developed some of my own killer moves to make it different from what everyone else does, but this dvd takes the trick to a complete new level. In fact most of the effects (and there's about 30) are done with just 2 of the ropes. With this dvd you've not got just a good trick, you've got a whole act! :thumbsup:


Geordie Jester said:
There is so much out there that I would like to perfect. Im trying to freeze the spending and just learn to do what I currently have well.
That's top thinking, it is often said the best magicians only know 6 tricks well. Like I said my mainstay is my aforementioned rope trick and my svengali cards. Worked with them for so long that I can perform them blindfolded, drunk, or both in any situation. (And generally have done. :D)


Geordie Jester said:
Like I say Beyond ESP 2 is a brilliant buy if you don't have it. Brilliant quality and attention to detail.
Looks good for a 'Non card trick'. This would go well with the BIP book trick. If you've not seen this it's a little book by the 'British Institute of Parasycology' that can be used for a variety of mind reading tricks. :smashin:
 

Geordie Jester

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partyweb said:
Looks good for a 'Non card trick'. This would go well with the BIP book trick. If you've not seen this it's a little book by the 'British Institute of Parasycology' that can be used for a variety of mind reading tricks. :smashin:

Yeah you are probably right. both are marked up as if they are genuine psychic testing kit ! Not seen BIP myself though, but its had good reviews.

I don't suppose you used/seen this have you ?
http://www.magictricks.co.uk/prodshow.asp?code=350

I don't normally like heavy gaffed stuff.......but can see this as being a nice closer. i.e lose a coin at start of act, do other things, then at the end say...."Oh ! I nearly forgot.....that coin you signed..." and then reveal it is now inside four boxes, one inside the other.

The special price is really tempting........ but I'm a bit concerned at it "talking too much".

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partyweb

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Geordie Jester said:
Yeah you are probably right. both are marked up as if they are genuine psychic testing kit ! Not seen BIP myself though, but its had good reviews.

I don't suppose you used/seen this have you ?
http://www.magictricks.co.uk/prodshow.asp?code=350

I don't normally like heavy gaffed stuff.......but can see this as being a nice closer. i.e lose a coin at start of act, do other things, then at the end say...."Oh ! I nearly forgot.....that coin you signed..." and then reveal it is now inside four boxes, one inside the other.

The special price is really tempting........ but I'm a bit concerned at it "talking too much".

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BIP is one of my regular tricks that I've always got on me. There's a newer BIP2 which has a few more things you can do with it.

As for the other one I remember a version of this 25-30 years ago in the old Paul Daniels pocket money magic range (Does anyone else reading this thread remember those?). I wouldn't worry about the problems with it's workings. At the end of the day it's down to bravado and presentation to cover up any misgivings in how something works. I'm only put off it myself as it probably does not reset to easily.

Geordie, as this is not a magic forum please feel free to email or pm me anytime if you want to chat more about tricks, gaffs, technique, effects, etc.
 

Geordie Jester

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cheers. will do (have done!)

Yeah, I believe the Daniels range did have a plastic version. I remember all of those tricks too. the die in a sealed tub, vanishing coin "coaster", cups and balls etc etc. they got me started !


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partyweb

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krish72 said:
mmm... not sure about that because they made the thanks button disappear :rotfl:

Will this do instead:

Thanks-For-Info.jpg
 

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