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Hi Jim,

Major fan of your word hère.

I just wanted to know what you considered to be your most requested or audience pleasing/fooling Effects, Either from your material or others.
Thank you!

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Brian,

Thanks for your question. I will respond at length soon. I'm getting ready now for a gig tonight where I'm working with belly dancers. Man I've got it rough! Smile
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I can see where your focus is. Smile
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I will respond soon. This morning I hosted the Young Magicians of Dallas meeting in my home and now I'm preparing for a private party for tonight.
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This always happens when we have talented, working professionals.

Can't we get some club guys that have never performed a gig so we can learn from them?

Jim, congratulations on your career. We're all big fans and look forward to learning from you when you get a break.

LOVE your products on the market. Real worker stuff!
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Thanks for the kind words. I do use many commercial effects when performing but I'd rather not say what they are. I use effects that pack small and play big. I prefer effects that fit in my pocket. I use effects that have almost instant reset. The only folks that get to see me do those things are the ones that hire me. I perform others routines but with my own jokes and twists. I prefer sleight of hand routines with cards, coins, rubber bands and borrowed objects. I like it to look like I can do magic with anything.

As far as routines of my own I perform often:
-fireball
-FBI trick
-collateral
-ring & string
-sweet
-pieces of eight
-birthday card
-many things from Bamboozlers
-hydro
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Had a lodge club date last week. Also, they booked a belly dancer. Meh! He wasn't any good.
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Thank you Jim. What is the difference however between Collateral and the Ring and String routine?
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My ring and string routine was featured in my book Pockets Full of Miracles and on the DVD of the same name. the Collateral DVD features the ring and string routine with some new nuances. It also includes two leather laces. I did that in case they break one or more importantly one is light color and one is a dark color. So depending on what the performer is wearing they'll have a choice of laces for contrast.

Now Collateral is an ending to the ring and string routine that ties a nice bow on things to wrap it up.

The performer asks to borrow a mans wedding band.
The performer removes his own ring and places it in a small coin envelope and suggests that the helper place it in their own pocket as collateral.
A ring routine is performed and the ring vanishes.
The magician takes the envelope from the spectator and asks them to cup their hands together.
From inside the envelope the magician dumps out the SPECTATOR'S ring and the magicians ring is back on his finger.

Most ring and string routines are monotonous or predictable.
Collateral gives you a nice strong finish.

See this review and fast forward to 23:56

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQb-jlLzIUw&sns=em
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I've always liked your New Age Spellbound.
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Thank you Motown. I visited Motown for the first time when I was in Detroit last year and absolutely loved it.
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