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Josho
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Just performed this in public tonight (for my second time).

The spectator gave me a Diet Rite Pure Zero can. (This is their new zero-calorie Splenda-sweetened diet soda). I was initially thrilled (if you look at the can and know the routine, you'll see why).

Guess what?

You cannot do the effect with this can.

I haven't tried any of the other RC-brand drinks -- as this just happened to me earlier this evening.

I did my best to pull off the effect, and I don't think anybody was the wiser, but it was necessarily a much weaker ending.

I love this effect -- as far as I'm concerned, it's the best impromptu effect to come along in ages -- but I was certainly caught short by this. Beware the RC.

--Josh
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Thanks Josh for the heads-up.

Still practicing in private, but agree that its one of the most impactful effects I've seen in years (and the method is ingenous!)
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What's the difficulty with the can?
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Mattisdx,

I'm not sure I can explain any more without tipping part of the method...

--Josh
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Actually, let me try to say what I need to say as circumspectly as possible.

If you succeeded in performing the effect with the aforementioned brand of can, Pete Biro's suggested kicker ending would be an absolute necessity.

--Josh
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On 2005-11-18 22:17, Josho wrote:
Actually, let me try to say what I need to say as circumspectly as possible.

If you succeeded in performing the effect with the aforementioned brand of can, Pete Biro's suggested kicker ending would be an absolute necessity.

--Josh


I think I know what it is that you mean. I have see the same with diet 7-up cans here and in the military a lot of the Redbull or monster cans. I mean its doable but if you want to be a perfectionist. You would not want to give the can away. Becuase there is a little dirt on the can that might make people think.
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Just to ask, where is the best place to buy this effect from?
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On 2005-11-19 01:55, paisa23 wrote:
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On 2005-11-18 22:17, Josho wrote:
Actually, let me try to say what I need to say as circumspectly as possible.

If you succeeded in performing the effect with the aforementioned brand of can, Pete Biro's suggested kicker ending would be an absolute necessity.

--Josh


I think I know what it is that you mean. I have see the same with diet 7-up cans here and in the military a lot of the Redbull or monster cans. I mean its doable but if you want to be a perfectionist. You would not want to give the can away. Becuase there is a little dirt on the can that might make people think.


Exactly. Much of the beauty of the effect is in giving the can back at the end and letting the spectator remove the coin (or not) and examine everything. This would not be possible with the RC cans or the ones you're talking about. I'll have to play with a 7-Up can and see what the scoop is!

--Josh
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For anyone in the UK we now have this effect in stock.

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Has anyone who pre-ordered from the Criss Angel Website actually received this yet? I'm still waiting - although I am in the UK which may explain it?
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Uk probably takes a little longer to arrive, but you should see it be monday the 21.
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On 2005-11-19 09:11, Martino wrote:
Has anyone who pre-ordered from the Criss Angel Website actually received this yet? I'm still waiting - although I am in the UK which may explain it?


I ordered mine August 5th and I just got mine last night. Haven't looked at it yet though.

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I also ordered through Criss's site and recieved mine already.
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I ordered mine in July from Criss's site and have still not gotten it yet -- and I am in the US.....grrr!

Was everyone's signed by Criss who preordered from his site like they advertised?
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Did you guys pay extra for the signature? I hope not I don't think that its big deal. But best of luck for those who have not gotten it yet.
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Mine was signed and no I didn't pay extra.

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On 2005-11-18 20:37, Josho wrote:
Just performed this in public tonight (for my second time).

The spectator gave me a Diet Rite Pure Zero can. (This is their new zero-calorie Splenda-sweetened diet soda). I was initially thrilled (if you look at the can and know the routine, you'll see why).

Guess what?

You cannot do the effect with this can.

I haven't tried any of the other RC-brand drinks -- as this just happened to me earlier this evening.

I did my best to pull off the effect, and I don't think anybody was the wiser, but it was necessarily a much weaker ending.

I love this effect -- as far as I'm concerned, it's the best impromptu effect to come along in ages -- but I was certainly caught short by this. Beware the RC.

--Josh


In the UK, watch out for Pepsi Max cans..... it's the first part of the trick that MAY cause a problem if you've been practising on Coke cans.....
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Josho, I have been practicing with nothing but diet rite soda cans. This trick is easily done with them. I have yet to do a performance for a person even though I can do the routine. I have decided to practice it for one month before performing it for anyone. PS thank you for you descrecion as far as exposure goes, Im sure we all appreciate it.
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Mark,

I'm going to PM you. I don't find a way to do the effect with Diet Rite (unless "regular" Diet Rite cans are different from "Diet Rite Zero" cans) without encountering two very specific issues. I'll be very interested to hear your solutions!

--Josh
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