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bsears
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I think Josh and Jamy both have some valid points on this issue, but they both seem a bit unyielding in their opinions. IMO, there is a middleground here. (using unrecognizable props only with justification and only when necessary).
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For all you DIYers out there, take two Sucrets lids and a bulldog clip and VOILA' your own homemade (read:inexpensive) Porper Card Clip. AND I've almost never had anyone say anything about it. PLUS, you get the added bonus of Sucrets written on the lid. (Get it... Sucrets=Secrets!)
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I always say, if life gives you climonds, make climonade.
Whenever I find myself gripping anything too tightly I just ask myself "How would Guy Hollingworth hold this?"

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On 2007-10-22 16:12, Dr. Climonds wrote:
For all you DIYers out there, take two Sucrets lids and a bulldog clip and VOILA' your own homemade (read:inexpensive) Porper Card Clip. AND I've almost never had anyone say anything about it. PLUS, you get the added bonus of Sucrets written on the lid. (Get it... Sucrets=Secrets!)


I was going to do this but Magic Makers just created the same item but for much less money by using the generic brand of throat lozenges instead of Sucrets. (of course this is all done with absolutely no credit given to Dr climonds or Sucrets).
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As a magician, feeling induction is one of the most wanted techniques. Feeling induction is all about incorporating emotions into your system.
reference: http://magicspells.mountofvenus.com/feeling_induction.html
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The funniest part of this discussion is the fact that some of the people that use card clips equate using a card clip with corporate gigs and nice suits and if you DON'T use one, you wear overalls, smoke corncob pipes and have 10 year old cards with clowns on them. Probably one of the most ridiculous arguments I've ever read.

As for using a card clip, I think it's rather unnecessary but if some people feel it keeps their cards flat and they're happy with it, good for them.
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On 2008-04-23 13:56, ixnay66 wrote:
The funniest part of this discussion is the fact that some of the people that use card clips equate using a card clip with corporate gigs and nice suits and if you DON'T use one, you wear overalls, smoke corncob pipes and have 10 year old cards with clowns on them. Probably one of the most ridiculous arguments I've ever read.


It was meant ironically as a means to highlight the similarly stupid generalisations made by those who think that using a card clip is some form of blasphemy that will confuse and befuddle our delicate lay audiences and cause the magic world to implode.

Fact is: lay audiences immediately understand what a card clip is for, even if Jamy Swiss struggles with the idea.

Now: I'm talking about a plain unadorned black card clip. If Swiss is talking about ones with lime polka dots, lavender stars and rose-hued sequins, then I COMPLETELY agree with him.
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The only thing worse than a card clip is a close-up mat. NO ONE should ever be seen using a close-up mat when performing for laymen.

No card clips, no mats, no fancy card cases, nothing. Just a deck of cards when you work for laymen.
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On 2008-07-28 11:03, Richard Kaufman wrote:
The only thing worse than a card clip is a close-up mat.

Agreed. Although some of the stuff I do require close-up mat, the vast majority does not. I think it is important to adapt all types of tricks so you can do it without a close-up mat, too.
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