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Topic: Bonjour from France
Message: Posted by: ManuManu (Oct 9, 2013 12:22PM)
Hi Guys
A Frenchy here, very glad to have discovered this friendly forum. I am in no way a professional magician (although I happen to be in the show business... sort of) but have been dreaming about learning my entire life. I finally decided to start and have been reading Card college and RRTCM for the past few weeks as well as practicing everyday. Overhand injog shuffle, thumb fan, dribble, and the likes are my everyday companions.
Gave me a real bonus in dexterity too. Very useful in my line of work.

Anyway glad to be here.

To all the Card specialists : I was Looking into purchasing Aaron Fisher's Panic which looks pretty simple and effective with proper training and work.
However it seems it is for mandolin back cards. And I only own normal rider back bicycles. They say it works fine but I'd like some first hand Confirmation from recent buyers before purchasing it myself. Or do I need to buy a mandolin deck (which honestly I'd rather not have to do since I have a whole 12 decks cartridge at home).

cheers

Emmanuel
Message: Posted by: Mary Mowder (Oct 10, 2013 02:16PM)
Welcome ManuManu,

Aaron Fisher is a Great Magician and a very nice guy but I don't have an answer for "Panic".

You should ask your question in "The Workers" forum. There will be people there who will know the specific effect.

Does your name refer to the Hindu First Man or is it diminutive for Emmanuel? Just curious.

-Mary Mowder
Message: Posted by: ManuManu (Oct 11, 2013 04:03AM)
Hi Mary,

many thanks for the warm welcome.

I got an answer for Panic in the tricks section. Great forum :)
My Alias actually comes from a less elevated source : French comic book Philémon by French graphic artist "Fred" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_%28comics%29)
He created a character which is just a hand (like the Addams' family Thing) which he called Manumanu :

[img]http://lantidote.hautetfort.com/media/02/01/2644047254.jpg[/img]

[img]http://illustrations.zelkova.fr/blog/images/Philemon/manu_manu.jpg[/img]

Since the short name for Emmanuel is "Manu" and one of the magician's challenge is to master his/her hands... I thought it was quite appropriate ;)

Cheers

Emmanuel
Message: Posted by: Mary Mowder (Oct 11, 2013 01:59PM)
Yes it is appropriate.

-Mary