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Review King
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Anyone familiar with this fellow?


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On this DVD we examine everything from the basics of handling (the RIGHT way), through to mixing stripper decks with normal cards, via stack control and using stripped cards as a marked deck!!

And check this out folks - each DVD comes with a FREE Bicycle Brand Stripper Deck! We also have TEN ass-kicking tricks to get you started:
Formation Aces
Binary 101
Cardman Elektra
Programmed Deck
Find My Aces
Out Of Sight (Redux)
Mentalman (Si-Stack)
Sandwich This
Genuinely Drawn
One To Ten
And, as an added bonus, this DVD marks the introduction of end-of-the-pier trickster Barry Mephisto. He's officially the worlds WORST magician, and we have brought him in to show you how NOT to use the Stripper Deck. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll pray you never turn out like him!
"Of all words of tongue and pen,
the saddest are, "It might have been"

..........John Greenleaf Whittier
Alan Rorrison
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Barry. Yeah I met him once. Not a very nice chap. Very up himself.
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Ps. But the The guys showing you how to do it right all rock!!!!!!
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Hi all,

STRIP is a new DVD dealing with the Stripper Deck. it features Jon Thompson (who recently wrote a critically acclaimed book on the subject), and covers a huge number of topics that might just persuade you to dig that old stripper deck out of your junk draw!!!

the main aim of the DVD was to prove that (with the right approach) this venerable deck can be an awesome magical weapon.

the BARRY MEPHISTO that mr Kavanagh mentions is an 'old school' magician who appears briefly on the DVD and helps demonstrate how NOT to use the stripper deck.

you can check out the trailer for STRIP at http://www.bigblindmedia.com

(oh, and in case you're interested, the STRIP DVD comes with a free bicycle brand stripper deck!)

YAY!
Jon_Thompson
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Thanks for the kind words everyone.

Yes, I wrote the book and it's me in the DVD. I'm glad it's had such a good reception so far. I couldn't believe this deck was so overlooked and started using one in front of spectators. Provided I kept it simple and subtle and never cut directly to a card or stripped one out directly, they never caught on. So I began systematically working through the possibilities to arrive at a set of what are real sleights. When combined with those from mainstream card magic, the possibilities are very exciting, as I think Dave Forrest amply demonstrates on the DVD.

If anyone has any questions, feel free to either ask me here or PM me.
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Strip with Jon Thompson

From : http://www.bigblindmedia.com

Format : DVD (with a free Stripper Deck)

Price : £22.99

Overview: Now the Stripper deck does often get looked down on by many magicians, but one man has broken that stigmata. His name is Jon Thomson and has done a great job of redefining the stripper deck. With help from David Forrest and Owen Packard you will learn how to make the stripper deck a more practical and viable tool in card magic.

Review:

10 effects are taught called Formation Aces, Binary 101, Cardman Elektra, Programmed Deck, Find My Aces, Out of Sight (redux), Mental Man (si-stack), Sandwich This, Genuinely Drawn and One to Ten. Along with all the moves and fine points of handling the deck.

David Forrest demo's each of the effects along with Rachel Townsend (who has appeared in many of BBM productions! Poor girl, I have offered to stand in just to give her a break!). Then David and Owen teach the effects with with some great close up shots. The teaching is very well done and you can and will learn all you need to know Also you will find their banter to be great! These two really make the DVD fun to watch and learn from. (Guys, do a podcast please!)

The effects are very well put together and offer many great uses in card and mentalism areas of magic. Its a great mix of effects and will suit all levels of magic.

Now Jon mainly deals with the moves and sleights, but also teaches some “out of the box” stuff as well which could well open up your creative side. Again, he shows ALL the moves in great detail and I had no problems with what he was teaching.

Now Barry Mephisto uses a totally new way of teaching which has to been seen to be believed! Now here we see a pro at work. I hope we can see more of him soon

Good Points: Very detailed, lots of info and ideas, plus a free deck of stripper cards!

Bad Points: the 2 blue heads that distract the viewer and Owen could at least dress for the DVDs (wink)

Conclusion: It seems the quality of the BBM products is getting better and better! Its just really amazing and a testament to the production team and the stars themselves! So far I have not seen one bad DVD from the guys and they use great material and magicians!

A 9 out of 10 overall, this would suit beginners very well and also those who have a few years experience. Never rule out a prop, you never know what new things you could do with it!!!

Gareth Witty
http://www.garethwitty.co.uk
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