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Topic: Rubber Band Trick
Message: Posted by: Skilless (Dec 1, 2010 05:17PM)
My friend, The Magic Juan, invented a trick and we'd like to know if anyone else invented it first.

We all know rubber band jump tricks in which the band jumps from one (or more of) the performer's finger(s) to another of the performer's finger(s); or jumps from one of the performer's hands to his/her other hand. In Juan's trick though, the band jumps from his own hand to a spectators. This could be the, or at least a, holy grail of rubber band magic, no?

We demo'd the effect around the Magic Castle a couple of days last week and none of the magicians (including some prominent ones like Eugene Berger) had ever seen it done before--except for one guy who vaguely recalled seeing it somewhere on Youtube and who thinks it's for sale on some DVD or other.

Naturally, Juan is interested in knowing if he's the original creator of this effect. Does anyone here have a clue?

TIA,

--
Skilless
Message: Posted by: mavericklancer (Dec 1, 2010 05:52PM)
Vinny Marini has an effect where the band jumps from his hand to a spectator's hand that's on top of his. Give him a pm, and he should be able to help. He's also very knowledgeable in terms of rubber band magic. On the Café, he's: vinsmagic.
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Dec 1, 2010 06:51PM)
Vinny Marini lives in San Pedro, send him a PM, make a date with him, and he will tell you if you have anything. Tell him the rubber band man sent you.
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Dec 1, 2010 07:33PM)
I've seen Dean Dill do this.
Message: Posted by: Skilless (Dec 5, 2010 04:54PM)
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On 2010-12-01 18:52, mavericklancer wrote:
Vinny Marini has an effect where the band jumps from his hand to a spectator's hand that's on top of his. Give him a pm, and he should be able to help. He's also very knowledgeable in terms of rubber band magic. On the Café, he's: vinsmagic.
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Thank you Maverick, will do!
Message: Posted by: Skilless (Dec 5, 2010 04:56PM)
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On 2010-12-01 19:51, Al Angello wrote:
Vinny Marini lives in San Pedro, send him a PM, make a date with him, and he will tell you if you have anything. Tell him the rubber band man sent you.
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Thanks, "Rubber Band Man!" I'm not sure where San Pedro is, but I'll definitely contact Vinny.
Message: Posted by: Skilless (Dec 5, 2010 04:59PM)
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On 2010-12-01 20:33, Pete Biro wrote:
I've seen Dean Dill do this.
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I like your "STAY TOONED" sig, Pete!

Thanks for the lead! Do you know if Dean Dill is contactable? (And I wish I could afford to buy some of his props.)
Message: Posted by: vinsmagic (Dec 5, 2010 11:54PM)
Dean dill does this effect differently than the one being described although the same technique is used the handling or routining is different
vinny
if any one want to see this pm me ill send a demo both versions p[lses send e amil too
Message: Posted by: vinsmagic (Dec 6, 2010 03:58PM)
Hi Al it's been a while since we spoke
any how
Skiless contacted me and yes the effect is s the same
vinny
Message: Posted by: Lawrence O (Dec 8, 2010 05:17AM)
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On 2010-12-05 17:59, Skilless wrote:
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On 2010-12-01 20:33, Pete Biro wrote:
I've seen Dean Dill do this.
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I like your "STAY TOONED" sig, Pete!

Thanks for the lead! Do you know if Dean Dill is contactable? (And I wish I could afford to buy some of his props.)
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Ask Pete Biro
Message: Posted by: Skilless (Dec 8, 2010 08:25PM)
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On 2010-12-08 06:17, Lawrence O wrote:
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On 2010-12-05 17:59, Skilless wrote:
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On 2010-12-01 20:33, Pete Biro wrote:
I've seen Dean Dill do this.
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I like your "STAY TOONED" sig, Pete!

Thanks for the lead! Do you know if Dean Dill is contactable? (And I wish I could afford to buy some of his props.)
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Ask Pete Biro
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Thanks, I've PM'd him.
Message: Posted by: Magic Patrick (Jan 1, 2011 06:18PM)
Can we see a demo of this trick?

Patrick
Message: Posted by: Skilless (Jan 1, 2011 06:29PM)
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On 2011-01-01 19:18, BYUDAD wrote:
Can we see a demo of this trick?

Patrick
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Patrick,

I do have a camera that could do the job, but I lack a tripod; so to record a demo, I'd need two assistants--one for the camera work and one "audience volunteer." That might be hard for me to arrange as I'm fairly reclusive and don't often see more than one friend at a time; but there are a couple of magic club meetings coming up in my area this week so I'll see what I can do. If that doesn't work out, I'll have another possible opportunity later this month when Dale Salwak gives a lecture at the Magic Castle that I plan to attend. (There's no photography allowed inside but maybe I can find helpers in the lobby or outside the main entrance. I do have a wristwatch that does stealth still- and motion-photography which the Castle management is aware of. They allow me to wear it inside because the trust me and I won't violate that trust.)
Message: Posted by: Skilless (Jan 1, 2011 09:19PM)
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On 2011-01-01 19:18, BYUDAD wrote:
Can we see a demo of this trick?

Patrick
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Wait, I don't need to record it. Here's a link to a video made by someone who apparently invented it independently:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTsT7pyjzxk
Message: Posted by: twistedace (Jan 2, 2011 07:33AM)
Wow. That looks incredible. I can see this trick getting phenomenal reactions!
Message: Posted by: vinsmagic (Jan 2, 2011 10:04AM)
As stated earlier this band effect is a very old idea but the new routine slapping the band on a spectators hand makes it look more increditable
vinny
Message: Posted by: Skilless (Jan 2, 2011 01:48PM)
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On 2011-01-02 11:04, vinsmagic wrote:
As stated earlier this band effect is a very old idea but the new routine slapping the band on a spectators hand makes it look more increditable
vinny
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Actually, I don't think you've seen the new routine. Hanson Chien, the Asian performer in the link I sent you, seems to perform it as a stand alone (as do I), but The Magic Juan has routined it into a beautiful, dramatic, 5-move presentation. Having completed his course at the Chavez Studio of Magic, Juan's back in Colombia now to attend muggles college; but I'll see if I can get him to record a video.