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Topic: Knuckle Busting Moves
Message: Posted by: Daryl -the other brother (Oct 17, 2003 11:17PM)
Ever practice Hi-Tech moves for Hours...Weeks...Months and then be to nervous to use them in a working environment? They work fine on family and friends but "at work" I still rely on the tried and true, afraid to break new ground.
Message: Posted by: David Neighbors (Oct 20, 2003 01:03PM)
Yeah, when you are working for the $$$ you use what you know works!!! That's not to say that I don't use hard moves but I have done them 10000 Times!!! You have to try them out on people you have worked for a lot! Again I would put them with the walk on water tricks! You do one only after they know you are Good!

Best David Neighbors
The Coinjurer
Message: Posted by: TheJames (Oct 20, 2003 06:41PM)
Oh yeah, I know what that feels like. I had the Ring Leader routine down, and when I went to my first gig since learning it, I decided not to use it because I had so many other things that I knew would kill. Yeah, I'm a chicken. But once you do that routine that you have been working on, you'll do it forever. It's that first time that's the hardest
Message: Posted by: Justin Craddock (Feb 16, 2004 07:44AM)
I am afraid to do coins for people, even though I know I'm good at it; and when I do them they "kill". This is just a confidence issue, and I am just starting to get over it. A Magician I know told me to "just do it", and believe it or not it helps so much to just do it.
Message: Posted by: huggie50 (Feb 23, 2004 05:39AM)
Keep practicing the sleights, one day you will feel confident with it and start using it. It just takes practice and time.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Mar 6, 2004 10:32PM)
Sure, I still don't use Ramsay's mid-air vanish in public. The one-handed vanish I do use took a couple of years of practice before it went into performance. The classic pass is something that remains outside my comfort zone so instead I use a reverse pass.

Hope this perspective helps
Message: Posted by: Stephen Barney (Jun 17, 2004 01:33PM)
Remember that it's not the sleight that makes the magic. Fred Kapps was not afraid to use a gimick rather than a sleight. his philosophy was use the simplest method to make the magic happen. I think we often learn complicated sleight just for self gratification. Hey I can talk :)
Message: Posted by: Fayaad Manie (Jul 13, 2004 03:16AM)
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On 2004-06-17 14:33, Stephen Barney wrote:
Remember that it's not the sleight that makes the magic. Fred Kapps was not afraid to use a gimick rather than a sleight. his philosophy was use the simplest method to make the magic happen. I think we often learn complicated sleight just for self gratification. Hey I can talk :)
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I agree totally. The audience does not know the difference between a difficult sleight and an easy one. They shouldn't know the difference becuase is shouldn't be seen at all. I enjoy practicing hard moves because it gives me that sense of accomplishment.