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From one Magician to Another, I have nothing but praise for what I am seeing here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRDFTezNk5s

Takumi Takahashi is AMAZING.
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Quite impressive. If I had never seen Lennart Green I would think this was trick photography.
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He's actually a student of Lennart's.
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He's actually a student of Lennart's.


Beautiful card work, and I can certainly see the inspiration of Lennart.
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Yes we can see works by and inspiration by Lennart Green.
I don't understand the move with the shooting card from the deck : since I've seen that done by Green, I wonder what is the purpose of this move : it is obvious the card comes from the deck because we see a very quick strange movement of the left fingers. Maybe it can be seen as a flourish. But nothing magical here.
The dealing card transforming in coin is awesome, this one is really magical.
The hand transfer move with a packet of cards is visible and unnatural.
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Man, this type of thing always makes me want to lock myself away and just practice for hours. Too bad normal life seems to get in the way. Awesome video. 1st one minute was inspiring.
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Yes we can see works by and inspiration by Lennart Green.
I don't understand the move with the shooting card from the deck : since I've seen that done by Green, I wonder what is the purpose of this move : it is obvious the card comes from the deck because we see a very quick strange movement of the left fingers. Maybe it can be seen as a flourish. But nothing magical here.


If you mean the top shot, the illusion is that the card comes from the middle of the pack. If you mean the other variant, where the deck is more openly split the by the left hand, this is just a "show-off move", and the card is actually hidden in the right hand, and does not come from the deck.
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Fantastic! I can't think of handling cards that well, but he did give me new ideas about wild card! Lynn
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When the effect is not clear, it is a bad one, or it needs verbal clarification, or other applications.
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I look forward to when he takes his skills and develops his own material.
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From the middle or the top, there is nothing magical here.
But again, cards to coins is awesome !
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From the middle or the top, there is nothing magical here.
But again, cards to coins is awesome !



Depends on how you define "magical" I guess. It's an illusion, because the card appears to come from a different place than it actually does. Also, to shoot a card from the middle of the deck appears impossible for most people, so if it is done convincingly, it seems quite magical if you ask me. If you really believe it was shot from the middle, then it appears more like a very impressive demonstration of skill. But of course it needs a magical context. I think the way Lennart Green uses it in his performance is a humorous one, usually right after the top shot.

You can see that part in this clip, starts at 14.00 and ends at approx 14.40. (green shuffle to get at the selected card, top shot, then snap deal & the fake shot).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_oa8m5Oq00&t=1265s
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I love the snap deal changes even knowing the move I would never dreamed of that
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I'm understanding your thinking eagerlylearning, I just really don't like almost everything Lennart Green does. It is too often confusing, his sloppy style create a veil, swamping the symbolic aspect of mystery in his idiosyncrasies (with the exception of his false shuffles). Of course, it is just my point of view.
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And watching the performance you put the link of, I must admit that it is really great. Just not my taste.
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I too cannot see much magic in what he does. He certainly has not surpassed Lennart Green as a performer, who is a genius in that regard. I was a bit shocked to see Lennart had said that. That said, the stuff he does is really cool. Next level awesome.
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I always thought snap deal is angly stuff, so I never bothered to learn it. Can anyone who're actually doing it comment?
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Its angle sensitive to your left, but I find it to be pretty well covered from the right, and if you turn a bit to the left you'll be covered from the front as well.
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The snap deal is mostly an auditory illusion, but it has a bad angle yes - the left one. Personally I turn the hand inwards and also turn my body a little to the left to cover as much as possible. If you do it quick you can also lap the card immediately after. I often misdirect, and do it casually, without emphasize.
I find the overt snap deal quite easy (e.g. laser deal). However the covert one - where you appear to put the card into the deck, is I think excruciatingly difficult to do convincingly. I think it has to do with the surface not being as stable as when you deal on a table. It's more difficult to get the correct sound. It's also important to make the original top card move a little bit as you snap deal, to create the illusion that a card was actually put on top of the pack (also very difficult). Green is of course a master of this.

I love Lennart Green's work. So creative, so unique. He is one of my greatest sources of inspiration.
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It's wonderful that most of the post here are very supportive of him, I wish him all the best too !
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