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Topic: The hummer card
Message: Posted by: the_hidey (Dec 23, 2002 02:51PM)
I am interested in buying the hummer card. How do you all rate this, and is it easy to perform? Also, is it possible to do the floating dollar bill with this effect.
Thanks
Chris
Message: Posted by: BenSchwartz (Dec 24, 2002 02:40AM)
Yes, you can do the floating dollar bill with it. It is not easy to perform when you first get it.
Message: Posted by: mel (Dec 24, 2002 08:49AM)
Yup, it's a really cool effect, but it's not easy setting up.

But it's nice. It's like being able to spin a floating card, that cool.

Multiple uses !
Message: Posted by: BenSchwartz (Dec 24, 2002 03:43PM)
It's soooo easy to set up. It takes like 10 seconds. Maybe that's because I worked in a Houdini's for a year though. ha ha ha ha.
Message: Posted by: JSHEDDY (Dec 24, 2002 07:55PM)
Is Houdini's UFO the same effect or is it different.

Thanks,
Justin
Message: Posted by: BenSchwartz (Dec 24, 2002 09:29PM)
It is the exact same thing... but it has better quality thread.
Message: Posted by: the_hidey (Dec 25, 2002 02:57AM)
Is it the same hook-up to do the floating dollar bill?
Chris
Message: Posted by: gtxby33 (Dec 26, 2002 02:13PM)
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On 2002-12-24 16:43, BenSchwartz wrote:
It's soooo easy to set up. It takes like 10 seconds. Maybe that's because I worked in a Houdini's for a year though. ha ha ha ha.
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Hah! You worked there? I live right near there... They are so unbelievably overpriced! Do you still work there?
Message: Posted by: Anthatron (Jan 1, 2004 07:20PM)
I like this effect a lot. The book that comes with it explains everything very well. Once you have yourself set up, you can walk around and do it virtually impromptu. The method is not hard to learn and it is loads of fun to practice. I do not get to use it much in performance because the conditions have to be right to pull the effect off.
Message: Posted by: Rob Johnston (Jan 2, 2004 05:50PM)
Good trick, very visual, but setup is a pain.
Message: Posted by: kihei kid (Jan 4, 2004 08:51AM)
Nice for attracting crowds.
Message: Posted by: Reis O'Brien (Jan 4, 2004 11:07AM)
I agree, UFO is an eye-catcher and will gather a crowd like crazy. I never feel that confident with it to use it as an in-your-face effect, though. Set is a bit of a pain, but I think the results are worth it.
Message: Posted by: cheesewrestler (Jan 4, 2004 03:52PM)
Do you guys use the marketed setup, or the one that (I have heard that) Bob Hummer personally used?
Message: Posted by: Dbzkid999 (Jan 4, 2004 08:22PM)
I usually do the HummingBird Card instead.
Message: Posted by: Liams-Heart (Jan 5, 2004 03:27PM)
I'm a relative (6 months) newcomer to magic and the Hummer Card is one of the first tricks I bought. I personally found it a bit frustrating and anything but impromptu. I'd shy away from IT tricks if you're just getting started and focus on beginner level coin and card sleights. :sawingchick:
Message: Posted by: Dr Magic (Jan 21, 2004 05:35PM)
Unless I've been misinformed, the actual setup that Hummer used is something that not many, if any will ever do.

I don't know if it's been discussed on this board before and I suppose I won't blurt it out in case anyone is doing it and wants to keep it hush hush.

Lets just say that the actual method hummer used did not require a thread.

Dr Magic

:banana:
Message: Posted by: jmsilhy (Jan 22, 2004 12:50PM)
So what, did he actually make it "fly"? Just curious!
Message: Posted by: cheesewrestler (Jan 22, 2004 02:26PM)
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On 2004-01-21 18:35, Dr Magic wrote:
Unless I've been misinformed, the actual setup that Hummer used is something that not many, if any will ever do.


Lets just say that the actual method hummer used did not require a thread.

Dr Magic

:banana:
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Hmm. Way I heard it, he did use a thread (or at any rate a threadlike substance). It was the hookup that, as you said, few are likely to copy.
Message: Posted by: m.s.magic (Jan 22, 2004 02:31PM)
Hummer card is one of my favorite tricks I recommend it.

It's not difficult because you can make up your own routine and what the card does.

Best regards
Tom
Message: Posted by: maylor (Jan 22, 2004 03:43PM)
Details, details. So he didn't use IT, but that's because it wasn't around. He did use something suitably similar though.
Message: Posted by: Dr Magic (Jan 24, 2004 07:48PM)
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On 2004-01-22 15:26, cheesewrestler wrote:
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On 2004-01-21 18:35, Dr Magic wrote:
Unless I've been misinformed, the actual setup that Hummer used is something that not many, if any will ever do.


Lets just say that the actual method hummer used did not require a thread.

Dr Magic

:banana:
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Hmm. Way I heard it, he did use a thread (or at any rate a threadlike substance). It was the hookup that, as you said, few are likely to copy.
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Actually..

Hummer kept a few super long hairs which he never cut right at the top of his head.

That's dedication to your art. Can't find thread in your area? Grow your own.


Dr Magic

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