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Topic: THE RISING MATCHBOX by Jimmy Fingers
Message: Posted by: gitty (Nov 26, 2007 03:57PM)
This is a nice little trick - complete impromptu with a borrowed matchbox.
There is video-demo on his site and you can download it for just $4.00:
Message: Posted by: JohnWells (Nov 26, 2007 09:52PM)
I learned this years ago from a blackstone book, though the instructions there used a slightly different technique to accomplish the rise. It's a great effect.
Message: Posted by: Arnon (Nov 26, 2007 10:07PM)
"Old as the hills" is what it says at the link, and boy, is Jimmy Fingers right about that!

I think I learned this from a library book as a kid almost 50 years ago. Some of those old, "popular magic" books have hidden gems in them. :D

Jimmy - thanks for the reminder - I had forgotten about this one.

Message: Posted by: John C (Nov 27, 2007 12:52PM)
Hmmm, the video is no longer available. That's what it showed me anyway.

Message: Posted by: harishjose (Nov 28, 2007 05:49AM)
If the method is the one described in the "OLD AS HILLS" books, then is it right of him to sell it?

Even if it is another method, the same can be achieved by the old as hills method.
Message: Posted by: gitty (Nov 28, 2007 10:38AM)
it's still on the site - click on my link at my first message.