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Topic: Review Request: Asi - Time is Money
Message: Posted by: daver (Jan 23, 2008 07:21PM)
Does anyone have this? Quality of the video, teaching, the routine itself???

demo is at http://www.asimagic.com (and on the back cover of this month's Genii)

Message: Posted by: Ben Train (Jan 23, 2008 07:29PM)
I've been touring around the West Coast for the last two years (Ohio, Chicago, New York, New Jersey, Washington, Toronto, etc) and I've met a TON of big name guys. The person that stood out the MOST, in terms of KILLER material, was Asi.

There, I said it. I haven't been hurt so bad in a long long time.

And, the first trick I saw him do, on stage for about 400 people, was Time is Money (well, not the FIRST trick, but one of the ones in his 15 min set that really stood out).

Josh Jay called it the best trick he published the year it appeared in Talk about Tricks.

Nothing more to say.
Message: Posted by: Steven Leung (Jan 23, 2008 08:00PM)
It is also recommended by Chris Kenner as he said in Theory 11, this is must buy.
Message: Posted by: daver (Jan 23, 2008 09:06PM)
I've seen Asi a number of times, never saw him perform this (even in a casual, non-show, after-show dinner setting) and in passing have thought of getting this but never followed up, and just saw the ad in Genii which jogged my memory so I figured I'd ask.

Just placed my order.

Message: Posted by: Michael Dustman (Jan 24, 2008 09:23AM)
This routine was one of the hits of MAGIC Live this past August. Asi performed it in the close-up show and smoked my group by doing it twice to the same guy.

The next day, it was the focus of a very intensive Talk About Tricks session where he walked through it on the big screens step by step. He also made himself available for a personal session later in the day.

With all that being said, I was working on the folds of the dollar on the plane ride home and was still having to fold and refold. Having a video right in front of you would be very benficial in learning this routine.

The routine is truly killer, and having Asi show you step by step how to fold the bill in my honest opinion is a necessity.
Message: Posted by: Michael Paul (Jan 24, 2008 11:27AM)
I've seen Asi do this many times at Monday Night Magic, and he never fails to kill with it. Asi is a young, bright, creative individual who's name you'll be hearing a lot very soon. What stands out most is that he CARES about his magic like nobody else, and it's evident in his work. Look at my previous posts and notice I don't give this kind of praise to anyone... buy Asi is a gem. You'd be stupid not to buy this DVD, if for nothing else, then to experience his passion for the routine.
Message: Posted by: nimrod (Jan 24, 2008 06:15PM)
The finale of my last tv series took place in Vegas (we shoot it 4 months ago). I looked for the biggest name in US close up magic today. Asi was my pick (and Kevin James. They both did great). I truely consider him as one of the best close up workers in the world living today and those who know me know that I'm not generous with compliments.
As for the routine, I don't care much for it (I'm not a close up magician anymore), but I know (and saw) that in Asi's hands it kills. I think he should have put it with other routines of his because in my opinion a whole DVD for just this routine is too little. And again, if you are a close up worker I recommand you check it out becuase I believe you'll use it. And if you don't know Asi you should. He is phenomenal.

Nimrod , Israel
Message: Posted by: Hart Keene (Jan 24, 2008 06:36PM)
Which issue of magic did it appear?
Message: Posted by: emyers99 (Jan 24, 2008 06:42PM)
Get the dvd. The instructions are much easier to follow by watching him prepare the trick. Plus he shows several variations. The dvd is good and easy to follow. If you are interested in this trick, I would recommend learning from the dvd rather than print.
Message: Posted by: daver (Jan 24, 2008 10:47PM)
Hart, I don't think it was in Magic, as in the magazine; someone mentioned Asi was at MAGIC Live. I saw the ad on the back cover of Feb '08 Genii.

I remembered hearing about it mid last year, and even sat at dinner with the boy (Asi) some time after that, but just sorta forgot about it and lost track till I saw the ad, and since these posts, ordered the DVD.

If you get it from asimagic.com it's $35 shipped. (PayPal payment).

Just waiting for it now ;-)
Message: Posted by: Review King (Jan 24, 2008 11:40PM)
Asi - Time is Money:

"The best thing I saw at MAGIC Live!"
- Paul Harris

"You totally, TOTALLY, fooled me!!!"
- Chris Kenner

"The best money routine I have seen."
- Jeff Hobson
Message: Posted by: Ben Train (Jan 25, 2008 01:25AM)
It WAS in magic, Josh Jay's Talk About tricks section, but I believe that issue has sold out.

I would get the dvd if I was you though.
Message: Posted by: Hart Keene (Jan 25, 2008 11:29AM)
I have been getting magic magazine for about 8 years, so I'm sure I have the issue. Just wondering which one...
Message: Posted by: Michael Dustman (Jan 25, 2008 01:26PM)
February 2005 issue of MAGIC
Message: Posted by: jaded (Jan 25, 2008 05:03PM)
TIME IS MONEY wasn't for me. It takes some bold moves, similar to a watch steal. I liked the routine but it unfortunately isn't something that I will perform, especially as I gear more towards mentalism these days. The DVD quality is pretty good and so is the teaching. He has a tendency to speak very quickly so you may need to watch certain parts over and over again.
Message: Posted by: daver (Jan 25, 2008 07:42PM)
Had no idea this was around for going on 3 years! I thought it was something pretty new in 2007...
Message: Posted by: Review King (Jan 25, 2008 09:00PM)
On 2008-01-25 18:03, jaded wrote:
TIME IS MONEY wasn't for me. It takes some bold moves, similar to a watch steal. I liked the routine but it unfortunately isn't something that I will perform, especially as I gear more towards mentalism these days. The DVD quality is pretty good and so is the teaching. He has a tendency to speak very quickly so you may need to watch certain parts over and over again.

I hear where you're coming from. And if you go to mentalism, "tricks" won't be for you. Many folks have taken that road, so you're in good company!

For the closeup guys though, Martin Nash in a lecture said " If you want to perform miracles, you have to take risks".
Message: Posted by: daver (Jan 25, 2008 09:05PM)
One of the reasons I'm looking at this, and have ventured more into mentalism is exactly that, Chris. I've always been afraid of getting busted. To the point of sometimes getting paralyzed and not doing stuff in even ideal conditions. So I moved to more gimmickless effects, then away from flourishy manipulation for fear of just being accused of "hand quicker than the eye" and all that, and started to work on being just a plain guy who can do really cool and strange things and make it look (hopefully) effortless and generally prop-less...
Message: Posted by: Review King (Jan 25, 2008 09:27PM)
Dave, first off, I LOVE Jipter FLorida! Burt Reynolds country!!

Any magic that takes knucklebusting moves, or...just doesn't look good in the average hands ( practice for 50 years and it won't look good-same as trying to be like Eric Clapton on guitar ). Some guys have that knack, others don't. I don't. So....I use personality and humor.

But..you can still do miracles. Time is Money may just take some BIG stones to slip the bill under their watch. You get caught at first, but in time you get smoother and better at it. I don't have it, so I'm not sure what it will take.
Message: Posted by: daver (Jan 25, 2008 09:40PM)
Well, it kinda used to be BR country. Till Loni took it all, and his 10 acre ranch is no more. He still comes back to teach acting at a small place here once in a while, but according to the newspaper, people are getting PO'ed because he's been reneging on things, but that's not first hand info, and I digress...

I agree it takes a big pair to pull off some of that stuff, and that is where I'm forcing myself out of my comfort zone, to explore and expand. A guy in college once told me, and I have found it to be verrry true, that you can get away with almost anything as long as you make it look like you know what you're doing. I don't want to begin to tell you the stuff I've gotten away with at rock shows, sporting events... ;-)

So needless to say, I just keep trying to get the nerve to put that to use in magic. And I have been finding out more and more, that as long as you choose your (initial) spectators carefully, getting busted isn't all that bad, and when they're there to see you try to show it to someone else, they're your best friends, 'cause they wanna be "in on it", and that makes the learning better and more fun... Just getting over that initial bust is the hurdle ;-)