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On 2007-08-19 23:56, Andy the cardician wrote:
Even today, I sometimes look it up . . . . and that says a lot


yeah.. me too. I still perform a modified version of the sponge ball routine from the book.
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Since CCIM is such a potpouri, be sure to come up with your own list of the tricks from the book that you most want to practice/perform. Since the book is like an encyclopedia that covers a lot of different areas, it's easy to just browse the book instead of getting down to work. Since I mainly do card magic, there's a lot of tricks in here I'll never touch, but I've found card tricks in here that get killer reactions.
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Too bad more magicians just starting out don't get this book.

I know one kid who is eager to learn. When he saw my copy of this book, he agreed that he should probably get it, but wants to purchase some DVDs first! The small price of the small book, ten dollars, would pay off in bigger dividends than what he would pay for one of the DVDs he wants at thirty-five dollars. I know it's his choice, but I feel it's important for him to learn the basics first. Oh well!!! Smile
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On 2007-08-23 03:25, clynim wrote:
Too bad more magicians just starting out don't get this book.

I know one kid who is eager to learn. When he saw my copy of this book, he agreed that he should probably get it, but wants to purchase some DVDs first! The small price of the small book, ten dollars, would pay off in bigger dividends than what he would pay for one of the DVDs he wants at thirty-five dollars. I know it's his choice, but I feel it's important for him to learn the basics first. Oh well!!! Smile


I so agree with you, clynim. Just like people who want to dive into DanAndDave fluorishes without properly mastering the basic card fans.
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I just looked up DanAndDave, and that is the most impressive thing I've seen in magic so far! Wow!!!
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Dans595, you can search the forum for reviews on DnD's dvds etc etc.
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On 2007-08-23 03:25, clynim wrote:
Too bad more magicians just starting out don't get this book.

I know one kid who is eager to learn. When he saw my copy of this book, he agreed that he should probably get it, but wants to purchase some DVDs first! The small price of the small book, ten dollars, would pay off in bigger dividends than what he would pay for one of the DVDs he wants at thirty-five dollars. I know it's his choice, but I feel it's important for him to learn the basics first. Oh well!!! Smile


you are soooo right.
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To me, it's a sad commentary that in this day and age kids would rather watch a DVD than pick up a book. Books are the ultimate portable entertainment and educational device. You can take it wherever you want, you don't need batteries or an AC power source to power it up. You also don't need to lug around a whole bunch of accessories to make it work. And best of all, it helps to exercise your mind and imagination. These are things you really can't get any other way.

Personally, I can't imagine a world where nobody reads books, even if Bradbury did write Fahrenheit 451 about exactly that possibility! Smile
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Believe it or not I saw David Regal start his Cups and Balls routine the other night exactly as it is presented in Mark Wilson's book. While I was reading it I thought that some of the tricks were too simple, funny how your attitude changes quickly.

I reread the book and now realize how much valuable information there is in it.

Work through it completely and you will have a solid foundation upon which to expand.

Parson, you are absolutely right Mark and Nani are some of the nicest people you will ever meet.
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R. Cayne,

Welcome to the board. It is always good to make new friends.

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Father is right. The best way to use this book is to read it from beggining to end. That being said, I did skip the section on stage magic because I don't have any want to learn it. This book has so much in it that it will easily pay for itself in knowledge for what you put in for time and money.
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This book is great. It gives you a general info on many topics in magic. Then after going through the book you can do more direct studies on the items that interested you.
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The progression is very logical so I used both dvd and book at the same time and follow chapter after chapter...gives you technics, confidence and enlarge your global vision of magic step by step... A sure basis!
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And gives you great repertoire to start with!
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I know this thread is pretty old but I have to agree with those who recommend Mark Wilsons course. It was the first proper book I got and I still use it. Interestingly I am currently working my way through Tarbell and, for a beginner I think Mark Wilson explains the technical aspects much better (Yes, I realise Tarbell is pretty old).
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I doubt if you've reached Tarbell #7 yet.
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