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Topic: Hardcore magic
Message: Posted by: magicdave56 (Jan 1, 2014 02:59PM)
Is there a such a thing of hardcore magic ?
Message: Posted by: Ray Bertrand (Jan 1, 2014 03:13PM)
What would softcore magic look like???

Ray
Message: Posted by: MMMagic29 (Jan 1, 2014 07:37PM)
Hardcore magic generally refers to a lot of sleight of hand involved in the trick.
Message: Posted by: Mary Mowder (Jan 1, 2014 07:40PM)
There are certainly hardcore Magicians.

It's a lifestyle, a passion and a genuine reverence for Magic as a craft.

There are some card and coin sleights that could be called hardcore.

-Mary Mowder
Message: Posted by: funsway (Jan 2, 2014 04:09AM)
When one cannot see an object in a thrift-store without asking self, "Now, what magic effect can I do with this?"
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Jan 2, 2014 04:45AM)
I do not buy anything unless it has a magical purpose, the only exception is microwave oven, pots and pans to cook with. Dishes, cups, glasses, plates, can all be used in a magic trick. Everything else has a magical purpose or can be used in a magic show.
Message: Posted by: Mary Mowder (Jan 2, 2014 03:03PM)
It shows in your every post Bill.

-Mary
Message: Posted by: jay leslie (Jan 2, 2014 08:28PM)
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On 2014-01-02 05:45, Bill Hegbli wrote:
I do not buy anything unless it has a magical purpose, the only exception is microwave oven, pots and pans to cook with. Dishes, cups, glasses, plates, can all be used in a magic trick. Everything else has a magical purpose or can be used in a magic show.
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So, No gas for your car or do you have a Magic Carpet?
Message: Posted by: Ray Bertrand (Jan 2, 2014 11:21PM)
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On 2014-01-01 20:40, Mary Mowder wrote:
There are certainly hardcore Magicians.

It's a lifestyle, a passion and a genuine reverence for Magic as a craft.

There are some card and coin sleights that could be called hardcore.

-Mary Mowder
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I definitely fall into the lifestyle and have a burning passion and reverence for the art. My card sleights are based on utility moves and not on knuckle busting carpal acrobatics and my coin work is limited to pulling coins out of kids ears and the occasional 'Scotch & Soda'.

Ray
Message: Posted by: Ekuth (Jan 4, 2014 08:09PM)
I would classify 'hardcore' magic as being the same as 'shock' magic; needle swallow, razor blade swallow, ect.

I think the OP is referring to XM (I may have a partial abbreviation there) which is actually more about flourishes and manipulations than actual sleights.

My 2c.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Jan 5, 2014 03:55AM)
In Chicago, they have a Hardcore magic club or list that attends every lecture that comes to town.

I do not think the meaning has changed, but maybe this strange new finger flinger group refers to themselves as something similar. I do not consider being proficient with flipping and shuffling cards magic. I consider it more like mastering the Yo Yo, and Hula Hoop.

Thai is only my opinion, I have not been around the young flippers.

There is a trick that uses Gasoline, though, do you know which one it is?

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Jay, I don't have a car. Maybe it is your second guess. :)

There is a trick that uses gasoline, do you know which one it is? And another that uses kerosene.
Message: Posted by: TCB (Jan 6, 2014 09:28AM)
I'm with you Ray. I love the delight on kids faces when you pull a coin out of their ear. Scotch and Soda is a lot of fun too. I posted in another thread. My muggle job is a copier technician. I went into an office to fix a copier, but before I did, I performed S and S to the lady where the centavo changes to a quarter in her hand. I watched her while I was fixing her copier. She was so amused she had a smile on her face for five whole minutes. what's better than that :)