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davidpaul$
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Well My DVD arrived today and just finished watching it.

First of all what are my credentials?: I've been actively involved in magic for a little over 10 years and have been performing in restaurants regularly for almost 4 years as well as close-up and parlor style venues. That said, I look for material "I" can use.

I liked this DVD. No, I really liked this DVD. It only has 5 effects but they are fresh,visual,and HARD HITTING.
A brief description:

Tip Trey----Spectator picks a card and it's lost in the deck. You upjog 3 possible selections trying to devine which one it is. You place them on the table in an upright position with the backs toward audience. You slowly seperate the cards and one card is mysteriously standing upright on it's own. It's the selection. You pick it it up showing hands empty with no trace of any support whatsoever.
Very clever method and can be repeated. Right up my alley.

Homing Tie---- Spectator selects and signs a card, again it is lost in the deck. With the deck in your left hand you tell your victim that their signed card will travel up your sleeve through your jacket down your other sleeve and appear in your other hand. You go through the motions of the card making it's voyage, but wait, something has gone amuck. The card is stuck somewhere. You lift up your tie (you have to be wearing a tie for this one) and inside the loop( every tie has this on the inside) that holds the tie in place is a folded card. You take out the folded card and it is the signed card. Nice twist on the card to box scenario.
This one can be repeated with no additional set-up.

Fire Coins-----Very visual and within the grasp of intermediate skill level magi.
You have a book of matches, light a match and a coin appears. You place coin on the table. Light another match, place it in your other hand (closed fist) a burst of flame shhots up and you produce another coin. VERY NICE!!! Place this coin on the table. You lift up your other hand, close your hand into a fist and little puffs of smoke appear, you then produce the third coin. WOW !!! You then vanish them with a lighter one by one and then reproduce them. I didn't go into detail on the vanishes and reproductions but they are beautiful. Nice job Nate

Smells Like ACES---- This is a very nice production of the 4 aces. I know we've all seen 4 ace productions, but for some reason this one is pleasing yet shocking to the senses. ( pretty and astonishing) There is some spectator involvement on this one so it's more than just showing off.

Funtac Inflation-----Borrow a penny or use your own. You change the penny to a dollar size penny via (spellbound) you then slap that penny and it changes to a 3inch penny. Here is the neat concept; after all the changes there is nothing to hide. You show you hands cleanly after each transposition, Nathan tosses the 3inch coin into the air and then just puts it away. NO you cannot hand it out,but Nate explains why you don't need to. If you look at the name of the effect Funtac Inflation it sort of reveals the methodology.

Credits for the effects are listed and no you don't need a lot of gimmicks for the effects with the exception of the coin routines.But this should be a standard item(s) if you work with coins........Routines are great for walk around, they are easily resetable, and routines I will use. NOW FOR THE DOWNSIDES Smile

The DVD was too short. I wanted more...The setting was Nathan performing by himself and the routines were quick for the most part. No audience interaction. I like watching audience interaction.(except for the L&L crowd)

The DVD navigation was annoying. You have to keep the remote in hand because you have to switch from performance to explanation and back to the menu and back to the performance and back to the explanation and back to the menu and back to the...............geeeez let he thing play through already.

The other thing was that when I was watching the DVD and Nathan in paricular, if he moved quickly there was a distortion of sorts, I don't know how to describe it. It was like the DVD picture couldn't keep up the speed of movement and it was unpleasant to watch, but only when he moved quickly. Anyway aside from that, I was more than pleased with the purchase. I'll overlook the flaws.

Thank you Nathan for sharing your talents. Keep em coming.

David Paul
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Thanks David for you extensive review!
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I agree with Dave. I loved "Outside the Box" and "Visual Voodoo" (I believe it was called) was OK. This DVD seemed to be lacking. As Dave mentioned you do only get 5 effects and the DVD navigation in annoying.

Another downside was that the advertisement for the DVD stated that Nathan will give advice on Pocket Management. I am always looking for some advice on that subject so that was one of the reasons I picked up this DVD. Sad to say, I found no advice on the subject. The only thing Nathan mentioned about Pocket Management is where the props should be placed in the beginning of the effect. I'm sorry but that’s not advice, that’s the explanation.

I still love Kranzo's thinking but this doesn’t seem to be up to the "Outside the Box" standards.
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This is a great DVD compilation by Nate Kranzo. For me, "Homing Tie" alone is worth the price of the DVD (wicked, practical, astonishing)...if you're a worker, this may be the most useful card to impossible location handlings possible.

But the DVD also has Kranzo's indepth teaching on "Fire Coins" and related fire magic...great and visual. The "Funtac Inflation" routine is also eye-poppingly visual and completely thought through, including how to manage and load the needed props (another real workers routine).

The card magic included on the DVD is also first rate. I think this is Kranzo's best DVD offering to date. Highly recommended.

A.J.
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Thanks MagicSteve84 for mentioning the missing "Pocket Management Advice" that was one of the reasons for me as well for picking this up. It wasn't there. At least not as a "Feature" on the DVD. You must have read my mind...Glad I have the DVD though......
David Paul
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Thanks for the kind words Davidpaul!

If you like Homing Tie try using it with an odd colored card and it is working out as a very powerfull prediction effect!

MagicSteve just drop me an e-mail and I'll gladly make you happy with your transaction. : )

All the best,

Nathan
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Hey Nate. I just saw the demo and I'm about to order. It looks great. Don't take this the wrong way but you look a totally different person in you pictures and demo?
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On 2006-01-12 13:50, in flames wrote:
Hey Nate. I just saw the demo and I'm about to order. It looks great. Don't take this the wrong way but you look a totally different person in you pictures and demo?


hahaha. No, it's Nate. Or should I say half of him. he lost a lot of weight and looks great.

This DVD? KILLER material.
"Of all words of tongue and pen,
the saddest are, "It might have been"

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Thanks Chris!

Yeah I lost about 132 pounds. Let me know if you are ordering it from me and I'll ship it for free AND throw in some free diet tips. ; )

All the best,

Nathan
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Hey Nate,

I did notice the weight loss but to some people it's a sensitive issue. I didn't know if you would get offended. Congrats on losing all the weight. Man that's a lot! I'm a personal trainer. No need for diet tips. I appreciate the offer though.
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In flames....Burning Up....I see a pattern here..... Smile ...
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." (Einstein)...
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Hi In Flames,

Your a personal trainer?

I'll take some tips from you! : )

Nathan
check out MINDZILLA VOL. 2!!! Brand New Effects. Instant Downloads. Watch Demo Videos. Click below!!!

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