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Amazing release, you get a rope, bag and DVD, which, step by step, teaches you all the intricacies of the trick. A year ago, a similar trick came from one of the magicians. But David Hira - could create a perfect routine. I advise you this! Smile
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Is there a video of this being performed?
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No, the video will open the nuances of the presentation, but it's not a secret.
David decided not to make a promo, but many people - saw it live and probably know the power of routine.

It is the presentation that makes this trick a real brilliant.
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When I looked, I knew the principle of this trick. But the trick final - just has a stunning effect.

If you go deeper into history, the trick was developed in the 50-60s - the 20th century, a great magician and thinker. I do not publicly name it. (Pm me if you want to know the name) This is a good trick, but David put the point in this effect - ONCE AND FOREVER. Smile
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So it is simply a presentation of am old trick - but no indication is given of what the presentation is or looks like.

That's not very much for a potential buyer to go on when being asked for $80.
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This hard routine - 7 minutes of working material. I do not think you will regret after buying and viewing. I'm not interested in promoting this material, but I would like to attract the attention of guys who are interested in a strong routine.
A year ago I bought a DVD that costs 40 dollars, I got this method and that's it. ABSOLUTELY NOT WORKING routine.
I've done it three times already - this is a deception for the most attentive.
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It's amazing! But if they knew that the inventor - earned $ 500 for the performance with this trick. How much would he have earned then with the version of David?)))) Smile
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Description on the penguin corresponds to 100% of reality nothing is hidden from customers! Smile
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It might be a great routine but there is so little to go on as to what you are actually getting.

Saying, it's a great solid routine. is worthless unless you have some idea what that routine consists of. You need something to go on to determine whether or not it's likely to fit your own performing style.

Of course anyone can sell any product however they like..... but it's a mystery to me why anyone would buy something without knowing what it is they are buying.
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I assure you, but this routine will suit both the mentalists and comedians. The universal routine. Smile

The knots are untied, with the help of the power of your thought. In the set there is also a special music for the number. Which corresponds to the routine.
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This is the case - when the trick will suit all performers.
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A trick that suits all performers.... I doubt it.... and I would say the same for any trick or routine I've ever seen anyone do.

It's a claim that, to me, sounds ridiculous.

But that's just my opinion.
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Well, let's hear the opinion of other owners of this trick)
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Having conducted a research of this procedure, I can tell David have put the end once and for all to this trick.

I'm sure many saw it live and were deceived by this trick.
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To be honest, never buy it! Let it be in the repertoire of only a few magicians. Smile
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Dorogoi droog, Eugene! My dear friend, the late Karrell Fox, invented the "Foxy". I think it was when he was a young guy working behind the counter of Harold Sterling's magic shop on John R. Street in Detroit, in the '40s. Karrell showed it to me, back in the '80s, when I was playing the Tel-Twelve shopping mall in Detroit. I've never used it, but, I have a set of his lecture notes with it. I think he also published it in one of his books.

It's a d*** good trick, but, I must agree with Neal. I never found a place for it in my show, although it certainly meets my criteria!

I can understand your enthusiasm, though!
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Yes, you very accurately described the story) A year ago(Lightning by Peter the Adequate presented by Cody Fisher) It was a good idea to revive the routine.

I paid 40 dollars - then - but it was absolutely a non-working trick for me. But when I was studying it David - gives you not just a modified trick, he gives you a theatrical routine.

You can find the method here,( http://www.lybrary.com/clever-like-a-fox-p-171009.html ) I say enthusiastically because - those who know the method will be pleasantly surprised - to what David thought up, I bet, everyone who is opposed to this trick - after learning the routine will change their mind,
Let's be patient and I promise you will hear exclamations of admiration! Smile
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From the routine of David. As for the tricks in my repertoire, - I'm a perfectionist - I'm meticulous about the most trivial nuance of the trick, as a rule, I'm studying all possible methods and improvements. Sometimes it takes months. But in the end, I do a routine - which can deceive mages. This is the approach to magic I have. In the case of the routine David - I repeat, this is the last word in the routine of Karrell!
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Dick Oslund - I'm glad to see you in good health! Thank you for your memories and links!
You are a unique person with unique live stories! Smile
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The Foxy Wrist tie is not found in the book linked "Clever Like a Fox". The routine described in that book titled "Fox's Rope-Tie" is a comedy cut and restored necktie routine that starts as a cut and restored rope routine. Page 127 in the eBook and page 123 in the hard cover book.

The Foxy Wrist Tie is found in "ABRAKFOX" page 75 (paper back version). Like most of Karrell's descriptions is it rather meager and leads you to build your own routine (as did Mr. Hira). Much of Karrell Fox's stuff in his books is simply a few lines of description and a few line drawings. When you read them you wonder "how the heck did he get away with that?" then you try it and, viola!, it works.

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Harry Murphy - THANK YOU - for correcting inaccuracies in the links. I did not read the book - by the fact that Cody's and Peter routine is based on 95% of the routine Karrell Fox.

*When you read them you wonder "how the heck did he get away with that?" then you try it and, viola!, it works. Smile
In this, all the charm of books.

Thanks again!
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I think Opus, in his previous post, was overly dismissive when he said, "So it is simply a presentation of an old trick" A well routined presentation of a trick of any age can be the basis of turning a lump of coal into a diamond.

But in my opinion Opus was spot in when he went on to say: "... but no indication is given of what the presentation is or looks like. That's not very much for a potential buyer to go on when being asked for $80."

Of course the potential buyer has the choice not to buy.... and I imagine, with so little to go on, choosing not to buy will be the option that everyone will opt for. (bar those happy to take a blind $80 punt)

On the tangental subject of 'meagre' lecture notes...Ali Bongo's notes nearly always contained real gems... but the notes for his various lectures were usually simply comprised of a few scant drawings... it's often hard to see the value in the contents from the drawings if you weren't at the lecture.

But that's usually means that those who unearth something from them have a great piece magic more or less to themselves.
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Karrell Fox - He spoke of his books as follows -
I give as much information as you need to do the trick and leave plenty of room for you to add your own ideas and original twists to the effect.
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