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Topic: Looking through Focus....
Message: Posted by: Schaden (Apr 11, 2003 05:35PM)
I just got this book and I tend to look at the pictures to tell if the effect is interesting. I know this method isn't the greatest, but it works.

In Focus, what are some of the 'goods?' I am looking for very visual routines, I am just not sure if Phil has a visual style.

Is Masque the best trick in the book? What is the best Collectors? Thanks, I read the other post on Focus and it didn't really answer my questions.

Message: Posted by: Joshua Quinn (Apr 11, 2003 07:44PM)
A Fine Mesh is my favorite Collectors routine, not just in that book but anywhere.

Message: Posted by: Adam V (Apr 11, 2003 07:46PM)
Yes, Masque is the best trick in the book. At least in my opinion.

May I suggest you drop your current method of reading books? I'm ashamed to admit that I have read books this way, and then when I've gone back and read them properly I've realised how many great things I've missed.
Message: Posted by: Schaden (Apr 11, 2003 07:48PM)
Yah, i know what you mean. I do this and key on certain routines. Then I go back and read the whole book.

Message: Posted by: Pavlo (Apr 12, 2003 12:46AM)
Picasso Aces
Jumpin Bean Aces
Fine Mesh

and lots of others.
A great book!
Message: Posted by: Steve Friedberg (Apr 12, 2003 11:56AM)
Goldstein's "No-Gaff Differential" is, IMHO, a classic. This was the first book I really started studying when I moved past Svengali decks and their like. Well, well, well worth every penny.
Message: Posted by: wert (Apr 12, 2003 12:05PM)
And as a bonus, it's also fairly easy to do. Great routine. Who needs NFW when you can accomplish a lot of the same via fairly simple sleight of hand?
Message: Posted by: Paul (Apr 12, 2003 12:05PM)
Amongst other routines in the book I was always fond of "Tearable,", an effect I bought when it was marketed prior to the book's initial release.