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desprado2
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Greg Wilson's Double Take video is great. I'm practicing the pushover double lift with a revolving replacement and pop. I just love the look and feel of that DL. This is perfect video for a beginner like me. Any other comments about this video?
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If you like this video I suggest you also get his "card stunts" video it a killer
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The effects Gregory Wilson teaches are terrific and the reactions I've gotten have been worth the time I've put into memorizing the routines (e.g. Jumping Gemini). His "quickies" are great for when people ask, "Hey, show me a quick one." I've also gotten much better reactions from "Weighted Aces" than I have from its progenitor, Daley's Last Trick.

What I'm most excited about learning is a sleight Gregory uses in one of his tricks, but doesn't give instructions for (or even call attention to it out for that matter). It's in his "Double Monte" routine. Next time you watch it, notice the *first* time he does the trick (that's the only time he uses the sleight; on subsequent demos he uses a basic DL). I don't know what it's called, but I've fooled myself with it. I mean that. I forget where the card went, and I'm like, "huh?" In fact, I think GW fools himself with it for a second, too. It's right where he says, laughing at his goof, "It's THAT good!" It's such a clever move that I've incorporated it into my Ambitious Card arsenal for stacking an additional i-card.

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I really like this video. One move in particular that I like is the pop over move. The double is in your right hand and you flip it back on the deck with a 'pop'. Spectators are convinced it's a single card. Not a move you'd do constantly, but a nice little flourish during a routine.

I've been able to get the double to rotate 1 1/2 times and land on the deck without separating.
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This is one of my all time fave videos. Incredibly useful and Greg is a great teacher. I don't think people realize that the video also contains some incredibly strong routines that are actually not that hard to do. "Weighted Aces" is wonderful and his handling of gemini needs to be seen to be believed. He has a four ace production that looks as magical as anything you've ever seen. He just plucks each of the four aces apparently out of thin air with absolutely no back palming!
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This is a great video, but I hasten to add it is for those of intermediate experience. Do not jump on this if you are still in the beginning stages of magic.
That being said, it is a masters class in double xxxxx.

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I think Greg wilson is one of the guys who realy puts out WORKING routines videos.
unlike many other magicians who put out videos which can be described in one word (crap)
sometime I get the feeling they have 1 or 2 nice effects and the rest of the routines is used for filling up the 1 hour standard tape time.

I would recommend strongly G. Wilson's on the spot as well / not a card video but really amazing stuff there.
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Gregory wilson is not afraid to film performances with real people as the audience. I don't mean to imply others are, but many magicians seem to hold tightly to the blanket of "recycled spectator."

If (when) I release a video, it will conatin people who never dreamed of being in one--and hopefully an organic, real-time response.

Jim, I agree with you on the 'weighted aces." Something about that setup the first time around just nails them a moment later.

--Ron
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I think this video is a great video for references on the double lift.He covers so much on the move.
Nir Dahan
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that's true, he also keeps the shots when he goofs up a bit.
I think it is a great added value to his tapes. to see real laymen, and not the same guy from all the L&L tapes giving the same reactions.
maybe we should start a new thread - laymen from the L&L tapes:
I know steve (the black guy)
Tanya - the blond
and I think there is David too...
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On 2002-11-21 18:36, Nir Dahan wrote:
maybe we should start a new thread - laymen from the L&L tapes:


Good one. I understand convenience as well as the next guy, but it does get a little old. I wonder if any extras from those tapes are in the Café?

--Ron
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>Good one. I understand convenience as well
>as the next guy, but it does get a little
>old. I wonder if any extras from those
>tapes are in the Café?

How DOES one get on a magic video? I'd love to try out for one of those things. Some of those girls ... Mm!

I'd love to hear/see blooper segments. Now THAT would be real-world stuff.


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I'm going to call the Magic Smith and ask if they will ever consider putting Greg's early stuff on DVD. If Card Stunts and Double Take were both put onto one DVD it would be a great value for us, and for Chris Smith and Greg I would think an assurance of sales.

Is 1,000 copies sold of a DVD considered a good amount?

If only 500 copies sell, is it worth the cost to release it?

I would think a 2 for 1 would tempt many buyers. It could be a Magic Smith classics DVD release, and because we are all in this great hobby together, they can cram both tapes onto one DVD for us!

I'm getting sick of getting a DVD with one hour of material on it. I feel strongly that both the new Marlo DVD's should have been released as one for example.

Anyway, I love Greg Wilson and I would buy anything he ever released on any format. I would think that a DVD with both Card Stunts and Double Take would sell over 500 copies so maybe one day...
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Lucas Walker
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I have to agree that double take is an awesome video to learn the double lift from. If you are familiar with Greg Wilson's stuff though I'll warn you that it is a bit drier than most of his other videos (its about double lifts....what did you expect?) I almost fell asleep the first time I watched it, and since then I was too busy to go back and watch it again. I was just thinking the other day that there are some routines on there I really want to learn. Alas, my copies are in PAL format and I can't seem to find a VCR that can play them. Does anyone know Greg's email adress so I can request a video trade (my PAL formats for some NTFS and I'll pay for shipping and any other necessary costs). If you don't think he'd want it posted in public my email is I_AM_AWOL@hotmail.com Thank you very much. Also, as a final note, I'd like to say that Greg is an awesome person. I talked to him after his lecture and we hung out a bit. He is one of the nicest people I've ever met who is obviously my superior.
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