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nalu_magic
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Hi guys,

I've tried the search engine but couldn't find much about Brad's videos. Would anyone be so kindly to give a review of any or all of his teaching videos? How is he as a performer, teacher....how are the quality of his videos, etc.

Thanks

nalu Smile
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You can't go wrong with Brad, although I've never seen his videos, but I have heard many positive reviews about his videos and he takes good care of his customers.
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I learned how to perform the one handed shuffle from Brad Burt's video. He is a very good teacher.
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Nalu I have all his teaching videos on cards coins rings etc....... they are the best around. Brad goes over all the basic slights from every angle . He teaches what is very hard to get from the written page,
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Well, here I go again being the contrarian.

When I see a video featuring Brad Burt, I don't even have to think about it - I just pass it by. Brad is certainly a likable fellow but his tapes are EXCRUCIATINGLY slow with repetitive minutia. The ratio of interesting, useful tips in Brad's tapes versus a good tape is about 1 in Brad's tapes for every 4 in a superior tape.

IMHO

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Gianni, the reason his tapes are slow is thatBrad is teaching you a move from every angle. He's not just doing a move. These are learning tapes, not tapes with effects.............
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Vinny has it right. Brad shows you all the nuances. He wants you to learn it right!
It's not about tips or effects...it's about doing the move...and doing it well.

How many sloppy Elmsly Counts have you seen? None of those guys learned it from a BB tape.
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I only ever saw the Zarrow Shuffle tape. That was enough to know that I never want to see another one. There's such a thing as doing a move correctly before you go "teaching" it.
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Don't listen to the naysayers! Brad has some of the best teaching videos availible today. They may seem slow, but it's only because Brad shows things from various angles to ensure to correctly learn the sleight.

John, I'm curious....how was Brad's technique in error when doing the Zarrow shuffle?

Bill
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Hi Bill,
I think my complaint should be obvious. When he does it, it looks like a fake shuffle...and it IS. It just shouldn't LOOK like one. I'd go into more detail, but really, I don't Have the time. Watch him do it, and watch an expert do it.
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Hi john, I was reading your post,The way Brad teaches the Zarrow shuffle I would never do it ,also the way he does a Farro shuffle I would never do it either . However most of his teaching are very good , especially for the novice. And one can learn much better from Brad than from a book,
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I live in San Diego, CA which is home to Brad Burt's Magic Shop. I have purchased magic items from him from time to time, and when I've met the guy, he seems very likeable. His shop is also very well-stocked and a nice place to visit. I, too, have almost bought some of his teaching videos, but haven't yet because I wasn't sure if it would be a good investment. Now that I've read the overwhelming good reviews that they've gotten here, I definitely will buy some!

Thanks for the reviews and honest opinions!

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Yeah, i know I work for him, but that does not mean that I have to like his videos. However, I think that his card videos are the best way to learn TECHNIQUE. And the sponge ball video is the best on the subject. Look, get them, and if you do not like them, return them for a FULL refund. Smile
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I'll have to go with John Blaze on the review of the Zarrow shuffle. It's almost comical how poorly it is done.

I do think the tape on flourishes is great and as I had mentioned, he is a great teacher so you should be able to learn from it.
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If you learn Brad's Zarrow Shuffle, and then learn mine off of my Gambling tape, it will be perfect. Brad says I have the best Zarrow Shuffle he has seen. Smile
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I have a VERY strong opinion about Brad Burt and his instructional videos. If it were not for Brad I would not be a magician today. I own 13 of his videos and HIGHLY recommend them. As many others have stated he goes to great lengths to teach technique(s) the RIGHT way. He approaches most of his vids as though the spectator is a layman.
I live in a small town and the closest magic shop is hundreds of miles from me. I do ALL my business with Brad. Not only is he an excellent magician, but, is one Kick @#$% man. He gives his honest opinion when asked. He's not just interested in your money. He has given me many "heads up" on many items and I have had opportunities to buy things from him (at a "first run" price. much cheaper and before most of you hear about the product.) If he doesn't stock it, he will get it for you. I can not say enough or thank him enough for what he has done for me. If only all shops and web sites opperated with his integrity no one would ever get "ripped off". Brad and his staff (dpe666) ROCK BIG TIME !!!!! Smile Smile Smile
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DITTO................................
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On 2003-01-12 00:30, dpe666 wrote:
Yeah, i know I work for him, but that does not mean that I have to like his videos. However, I think that his card videos are the best way to learn TECHNIQUE. And the sponge ball video is the best on the subject. Look, get them, and if you do not like them, return them for a FULL refund. Smile


FULL REFUND!!!! I'd like to think that that was a kind offer but I doubt many people take you up on it! Smile

Brad is one of the best magic teachers around. Full refund....bah! You couldn't pry 'em from my kung-fu grip!
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Brad is one of the best magic teachers around. Full refund....bah! You couldn't pry 'em from my kung-fu grip!
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Your Kung-fu grip is no match for my Iron monkey-fu style.....prepare to defend ones videos.

Michael Graves
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If you're not happy with something Brad provides, talk to him. He'll make it right. We all have flaws, but he has integrity, and this more than makes up for an inferior shuffle. I learned the Zarrow Shuffle from Brad personally in 1983. I've never been caught at it. Ever. (20 years!). Finger-flingers can debate it all they want. If you don't know how to do the stuff Brad teaches on his tapes, you will after watching them. From then on, you'll improve and discover new tips and techniques as every student should. Brad isn't the only teacher in magic, but he's one of the best.
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