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Robert D. Adams
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In no order

Michael Vincent
Guy Hollingworth
Roberto Giobbi
Jerry Sadowitz
Dani DaOrtiz
Bebel
Darwin Ortiz
Helder Guimaraes
Jason England
Jared Kopf...

The list really does go on and on but I couldn't bare to omit any of the above.
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Bill Malone
Lennart Green
Derek Delgaudio
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Zephury
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Darwin Ortiz - For reasons anyone can agree with!

Jason Ladanye - Though a student of Darwins and in many ways similar, I get a different experience when watching Jason and I particularly enjoy it.

Allan Ackerman - Many people view his video tape performances as quite boring but when I saw him live at Gary Darwin's club, I'll never forget how great of a show he put on that night.

Doc Eason - Though not purely a cardician, or a technical mechanic, Doc has been one of my very favorite performers for a long time now. Watching his Snowmass tapes were amongst the most enjoyable video experiences I've ever had. I felt like I was there in person.
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Darwin Ortiz - For reasons anyone can agree with!

Jason Ladanye - Though a student of Darwins and in many ways similar, I get a different experience when watching Jason and I particularly enjoy it.

Allan Ackerman - Many people view his video tape performances as quite boring but when I saw him live at Gary Darwin's club, I'll never forget how great of a show he put on that night.

Doc Eason - Though not purely a cardician, or a technical mechanic, Doc has been one of my very favorite performers for a long time now. Watching his Snowmass tapes were amongst the most enjoyable video experiences I've ever had. I felt like I was there in person.
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Had late night dinner with Allan Ackerman the other night, what an encyclopedia of knowledge!
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For me there are only two contenders in terms of "performers:" Daryl and Malone.

It's a dead tie.

But I vote for Daryl because for me his persona sits a little better with me personally.

We are not talking about technical chops here. They are both technically outstanding. But if we were, Malone might have a marginal edge.

But as performers, these guys rarely--if ever--seem to come off as phony, awkward, or having anything less than a blast. Very little dead air during the performance.

That in itself is one helluva trick. What I mean by that is, one hell of an accomplishment. One hell of a gift. And a blessing for everybody involved.
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Bill Malone
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Melephin
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Lennart Green
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Bill Malone
rickmagic1
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These are the ones that I enjoy...no particular order:

- Dai Vernon
- Michael Skinner
- Larry Jennings
- Bebel
- Dominique Duvivier
Rick Green

The Modern Conjurer.
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Lance Pierce
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On Jun 17, 2015, supremefiction wrote:
For me there are only two contenders in terms of "performers:" Daryl and Malone.

It's a dead tie.

But I vote for Daryl because for me his persona sits a little better with me personally.

We are not talking about technical chops here. They are both technically outstanding. But if we were, Malone might have a marginal edge.

But as performers, these guys rarely--if ever--seem to come off as phony, awkward, or having anything less than a blast. Very little dead air during the performance.

That in itself is one helluva trick. What I mean by that is, one hell of an accomplishment. One hell of a gift. And a blessing for everybody involved.

You think Malone has a slight edge on Daryl technically? ...interesting.
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I hope we can have talk about most favorite performer of card magic even though we don't know all performers of card magic. Smile

Mine is Lennert Greene (spelling?). For him the cards are like part of his body and explaination of his philosophies to the world. I feel like he is true artist.
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Lennart Green. I am sorry. I will try to use google more. :/
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On Jun 22, 2015, magicfish wrote:
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On Jun 17, 2015, supremefiction wrote:
For me there are only two contenders in terms of "performers:" Daryl and Malone.

It's a dead tie.

But I vote for Daryl because for me his persona sits a little better with me personally.

We are not talking about technical chops here. They are both technically outstanding. But if we were, Malone might have a marginal edge.

But as performers, these guys rarely--if ever--seem to come off as phony, awkward, or having anything less than a blast. Very little dead air during the performance.

That in itself is one helluva trick. What I mean by that is, one hell of an accomplishment. One hell of a gift. And a blessing for everybody involved.

You think Malone has a slight edge on Daryl technically? ...interesting.



I've got to agree with magicfish here. No disrespect to Bill Malone who IS VERY good, but, he has no "edge" over Daryl. As much of a fan of Daryl's as you seem to be, I am somewhat surprised that you would underestimate even a little Daryl's skill with cards.
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I think because bill malone sell many dvd using sleight of hand as method and daryl is happy to use gimmick is easy to think Malone has more skills. I think it is not simple like that. Bill malone tells great "Sam the Belhop" story that looks like many skills are used. I think spectator thinks malone has many skills and that is ok because it is entertaining. Daryl takes rope and ties deck to finish "Ambitious Card" so that people think no skills are used.
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On Jun 24, 2015, doopyloop wrote:
I think because bill malone sell many dvd using sleight of hand as method and daryl is happy to use gimmick is easy to think Malone has more skills. I think it is not simple like that. Bill malone tells great "Sam the Belhop" story that looks like many skills are used. I think spectator thinks malone has many skills and that is ok because it is entertaining. Daryl takes rope and ties deck to finish "Ambitious Card" so that people think no skills are used.


I would counter - and strongly - that the use of gimmicks WELL requires considerable skill. I'm not talking about some curious person who walks into a shop and buys a SV pack and shows that to his buddies but rather actual magicians. And obviously I'm not talking about just one skill set. Study work by David Regal, Jay Sankey, Tommy Wonder, and Dan Harlan just to name a handful and you'll quickly realize that these three performers possess VERY honed multiple skill sets and can and DO fry audiences both with and without gimmicks. Audiences should never be able to discern differences in method my friend. If they can, the magician is failing at her/his job. And even legends like Vernon used gaffs.

So I think that your assessment is more accurate if you are talking about ill-informed magicians who mistakenly think that gimmicks make a routine "easier." [I am NOT saying YOU are ill-informed Smile].
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I do not say one has more skills than the other. I say that maybe to magicians it seem that way because of DVDs.
Vlad_77
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I do not say one has more skills than the other. I say that maybe to magicians it seem that way because of DVDs.


I understand, and I again would counter that ill-informed magicians might make that mistake. I understand that English is not your first language, but, I fail to understand how DVDs have anything to do with it. Harry Lorayne is a bona fide living legend and it wasn't until quite late in his career that he released his Best Ever DVD collection. Ask Randy Wakeman about Harry Lorayne and you'll get a perspective that is so very eloquent and accurate that I couldn't match his words in a million years. But the point is, I highly doubt that there is a single informed magician that would conclude that Bill Malone has more "skills" than Harry Lorayne because of DVD releases.
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I'm not understanding. Compare was Bill Malone to Daryl, yes? I think most magician see Bill Malone and Daryl through DVDs or maybe magic club lectures of many tricks in their DVDs which is not same as real performance and so they make guesses about skills from this. I think they make compare from this.

This is what I mean. I am not say gimmicks are bad and sleights are good.

And this has not to do with harry lorayne. Very strange you make it so? Smile
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