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Topic: "Bottoms Up" by Tommy Middleton
Message: Posted by: MagicCarisio (Sep 8, 2004 11:00AM)
I came across an awesome classic effect at Hank Lee's. Here is how the effect reeds:
"Bottoms Up"
Few momments in magic equal that of watching a spectator discover their selected card pinned beneath their own drink.
Yet, rarely do performers outside the bar fraternity attempt this classic effect. Here, finally, is a refreshing treatise containing everything you need to know to pull off this audacious stunt with ease, including the subtleties professionals seldom tip. Even if you've never palmed a card in your life, Tommy
Middleton's "Bottoms Up" will convince you that Card Under Glass is not just for bar performers anymore.
Doc Eason says,"I never saw it coming...it blew right by me."
Bill Malone says, "Heba Haba Al would have loved this!"
Doing a search at Hank lee's... it did'nt come up!
Here is the item # 30.626 The best $15.00 I've ever spent!
I do this at the club bar and the reaction I get is unbelievable! Real easy to do with just a little practice!
Gerard
Message: Posted by: Boat (Sep 8, 2004 12:08PM)
I too bought this trick and do like it.

However, the classic version of card under glass is where you repeatedly make the card appear under the spectator's glass. I feel this is much better. There is a version I've heard is great on one of Doc Easen's videos.
Message: Posted by: emyers99 (Sep 8, 2004 12:54PM)
Get the Eason video. It's much better and plus you get to learn other great material
Message: Posted by: MagicCarisio (Sep 8, 2004 04:35PM)
Hi Boat & Emyers99,
Thank you so much for the info. I will certainly get the video! I always, if possible like to have it in book form and in a video.
Gerard
Message: Posted by: runawayjag (Sep 8, 2004 04:59PM)
This is a classic trick and the little pamphlet "Bottoms Up," added nothing new to the already time-proven methods. I was very disappointed in this.
Message: Posted by: sleightofhand1 (Sep 9, 2004 08:11AM)
Bottoms up had nothing new as far as I could tell.
sorry I can NOT drink to that.
Message: Posted by: MagicCarisio (Sep 9, 2004 12:12PM)
It would be new to somebody that never had that drink!
Gerard
Message: Posted by: Srk7a (Sep 9, 2004 01:17PM)
I remember seeing a harsh review of this in one of the magazines. It turned me off of the item.
JC Wagner also has such an effect on one of his videos Vol. 1 I believe.
Message: Posted by: tdowell (Sep 10, 2004 12:24AM)
I bought this and was suprised it was only a small pamphlet. Very brief and only shows one slieght used.
Message: Posted by: HuronLow (Sep 10, 2004 12:57PM)
This is the worst manuscript I've ever 'purchased'. That $20 voucher could have gotten something so much nicer. I was terribly disapppointed.

Huron
Message: Posted by: Review King (Sep 27, 2004 12:32AM)
Why would Doc Eason endorse this junk?
Message: Posted by: runawayjag (Sep 27, 2004 01:47AM)
Now, THAT'S a good question! So many endorsements are such a load of c--p that it's hard to believe. And, I am VERY shocked by the so-called big names who write them.

For example, while I think Dean's Box is a very good trick, all three phases are all over the literature, yet, some very big names all claimed to have been "fooled" by it and some even got sentimaental about being fooled and fooled badly. Do these big names not read? The first phase is even in Tarbell!

I place very little value on endorsements now because of the over-frequency and abuse.
Message: Posted by: Review King (Oct 4, 2004 01:48AM)
[quote]
On 2004-09-27 02:47, runawayjag wrote:
Now, THAT'S a good question! So many endorsements are such a load of c--p that it's hard to believe. And, I am VERY shocked by the so-called big names who write them.

For example, while I think Dean's Box is a very good trick, all three phases are all over the literature, yet, some very big names all claimed to have been "fooled" by it and some even got sentimaental about being fooled and fooled badly. Do these big names not read? The first phase is even in Tarbell!

I place very little value on endorsements now because of the over-frequency and abuse.
[/quote]

I think the biggies support each other. How could anyone be fooled by Dean's Box? Why would laymen even be interested in this effect?
Message: Posted by: tophatter (Oct 4, 2004 02:22AM)
Hello , MagicChris VERY WELL SAID .................
Tophatter.
Message: Posted by: Doc Eason (Oct 6, 2004 09:12AM)
When Tommy Middleton came in the bar ( more than a few years ago) and did the thing for me... it *did* blow right by me...

he didnít show me the booklet at the time... I believe he mailed it to me after the encounter..

the production qualities are nice but it only has the one sleight in it. it is clever but I donít recommend it because the price is too high...

if you want to study the card under glass then there are other sources out there that are a much better value.

doc
Message: Posted by: MagicCarisio (Oct 6, 2004 11:32AM)
Hi Doc,
I would appreciate it if you could name the other sources.
Thanking you,
Gerard
Message: Posted by: emyers99 (Oct 6, 2004 12:37PM)
Just get Doc's bar magic video that teaches his card under drink routine. For that matter get all three tapes. The material taught is some of the most practical and amazing stuff out there. He goes into great detail about loading the card under the glass.
Message: Posted by: MagicCarisio (Oct 6, 2004 12:42PM)
Emyers99! Thanks a bunch!!
Gerard
Message: Posted by: Boat (Oct 6, 2004 09:50PM)
Where are the Doc Easen tapes available?

Thanks,

Al
Message: Posted by: emyers99 (Oct 7, 2004 09:39AM)
Everywhere. They are L&L videos.
Message: Posted by: MagicCarisio (Oct 7, 2004 10:15AM)
I just found them at "The Magic Warehouse"! Now I'll have it in two formats!
Gerard
Message: Posted by: Boat (Oct 8, 2004 10:16PM)
Just curious if anyone actually does the Doc Eason version of this trick. Is it hard to do and what kind of reaction do you get?

Thanks,

Al
Message: Posted by: Doc Eason (Oct 20, 2004 06:23AM)
For everyoneís information...

my dvdís are available on my website...
http://www.doceason.com

click retail...

enter the professorís name...

then look under video...

yes they are available everywhere... but when you buy em from me, the money flows in the right direction...

thanks for the consideration.

doc
Message: Posted by: IanKendall (Oct 20, 2004 12:37PM)
For info; Doc's routine is very nice and flows well (I co-opted a couple of phases out of it). Also look at JC Wagner's first video, the Heba Haba Al tape that Wakeman put out. John Bannon's Imposibilia has a very nice sublety which is worth your consideration.

Then have a look a Kurtz's Leading with your head (although you'll have to read between the lines on that one), Mike Close's Salt Shaker routine from Workers Three and I think Jamy Ian Swiss has something in print as well (although I can't think of it at the time).

When you have digested all these references, play around with them, taking some from here, some from there and make a routine. Then throw away that routine and make up your own with your new found knowledge.

Hope this helps,

Take care, Ian