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Marvello
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On 2006-10-04 05:33, Christopher Williams wrote:
I honestly can't believe so many people have got this wrong. I have used Smash and Stab for years, and even sold a couple of sets to others with my routine for the effect, and they all have agreed with me, that once you know the secret, it really is almost impossible to get it wrong, and I even use a blindfold and don't get it wrong. I don't even think a lapse in concentration could make this a mistake. Simple fact in my opinion, if you know the secret, you shouldn't mess this up. As for getting a spectator to do it for you, NEVER do this. You make them feel uncomfortable and it takes some of the routine away.
I have been working on a Gypsy thread routine done completely in the spectators hand, and then was reminded from my Mentor this was the worst thing I could do. There needs to be a line between you and your spectator. Though a lot of people believe it is best to do all magic you can in the spectators hands, remember who the magician is, and I think that applies here. The magician is the person who should be risking their hands with the effect
I agree with you about Smash & Stab, but not the Gypsy Thread - Gene Anderson showed ne a handling of Gypsy Thread that involves the spectator holding the thread in the palm of their hand - and it is very strong
Never criticize someone else until you have walked a mile in their shoes. Then, when you do criticize them, you will be a mile away from them and you will have their shoes.
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Hi Christopher Williams,

I think most of us would agree with you that it's not an issue if you are risking your own hand - though of course we want you to be sure you don't hurt yourself - and I think we can safely assume with your experience that won't be an issue.

For most of us I think the problem is that an audience members hand was put at risk, and that is just 100% wrong.
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On 2006-10-04 05:33, Christopher Williams wrote:
once you know the secret, it really is almost impossible to get it wrong


The key word there is ALMOST. Maybe no trick is 100% impossible to get wrong, but if I try a card revelation and get it wrong, I don't end up with a hole in my hand!
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you drown by staying there.



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On 2006-10-04 10:00, Danny Diamond wrote:
if I try a card revelation and get it wrong, I don't end up with a hole in my hand!
or the spectator's hand, either!
Never criticize someone else until you have walked a mile in their shoes. Then, when you do criticize them, you will be a mile away from them and you will have their shoes.
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That was truly terrible, I actually cringed and my blood pressure just shot up!

I still love the trick though, I have 2 versions that can not go wrong(I think?).
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........ Mother of god....... Do it right, if you do it at all, and NEVER put a spec in danger. +Sigh of anger+
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Wow. I can't believe he would use the spectators hand (especially putting it on the bottom, making it hit the spike first). Each time he put the hand overtop I knew it might happen (just the thought of it...yikes). I've seen the effect performed live only once, and it also went wrong. Luckily the magician used his own hand, and was okay afterwards.
I would NEVER perform a trick where there is chance for mistakes such as this, where someone might get injured.
Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.
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Gaaah!
This is one of those videos that makes me want to order all of the stupid people off of the planet.
The first guy...Ok, he screwed up, he hurt HIMSELF. Excusable. Don't know how he got screwed up, but it is excusable.
The second guy should be given a Cease and Decist order immediately, and then forced to participate in one of my Suspension shows. I am all about building drama and suspense in a show, but that was unforgivable. Not only did he put the spectator in danger, but took no risk upon himself at all. It's easy to be careless when your own flesh isn't on the line.
I really hate this as it was on my "To Do" list of tricks. Still might be, but I am definately going to rethink the method.
Maybe I'll use clear plastic cups...
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If you do Scott Alexander's Shattered, it is 100% foolproof. There is no way you could get hurt.
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Coinman21 Last week while performing Shattered the paper bag gave me a horrible paper cut. Nothing is 100% safe. Smile
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Never knew lunch bags could cut you. Maybe you should check if you had left any broken bits of glass inside. Smile
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I once saw A Magi do the same sort of trick but with a small little canary in one of three paper bags. When smashing second bag...Splat. Red stained bag and a loud little chirp. All was cool as the real bird was switched with a small packet of fake blood. It sure got my attention.
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That is so cool!
Gives me an excuse to buy a pet mouse!!
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Tell me...is that part of the trick....?? :o(

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