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tbaer
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What's nice about these forums, is you can read what others have to say and find reviews on certain tricks before making a purchase. I believe we've all been "burned" in making purchases only to find out when the trick arrives in the mail and we open up the package, we are very disappointed and will probably never use it.
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Hi wish I'd found magic Café years ago, would have saved a packet- alida, exit 51, solid gold easy action,and elevator spring to mind
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'Elevator'??!!!

Please elaborate (I'm expecting mine any day). Smile

*EDIT* Sorry, I was confusing it with 'Escalator'. Please ignore.
*Phew!*
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Hottrix's card thru window, I'M SO STUPID!!!! Smile
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Loved all the letters on this topic! There's some agreement on a few effects. But.... I do enjoy a whole routine with the Svengali deck (use your imagination). The color monte effect usually gets a comic rise every time & has a funny story (ps it can be done in the hands). And children LOVE the DLite TT. It amazes my wife's Kindergarten class! Now can anyone tell me what the Black Tiger deck is about?
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Can anyone remember a trick by Werry involving 4 cards with different coloured spots on them it was a prediction effect -bought it,binned it
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The Hoverball I believe it was called, the sorcery makes it. It was supposed to be and upgrade to my already existing lite flite, wrong.

The directions state to sharply bang it on your hand, those of you in the know recognize that this is something you would prefer not to do with I.T.

It gets even better, they go on to read it will light up for 15 seconds after that it's time to bang it again, of course they left out that little tidbit in there ad.

The lights they speak of are microscopic LED’s that you can almost see clearly from 1 foot away in a pitch-dark room.

Almost.
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I have to go with Braco's "Floating" ball here. ARRRRGGGHH!!
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On 2004-11-19 06:30, Marco S. wrote:
Blink! Worst trick ever.


Is this the one by J.B. Magic> If it the super quick super visual color card change, then I thought it was amazing. I saw so many video demoed tricks there. Yippee I finally found another site to watch demoes. I saw so many great tricks. I sat for like 2 hours watching JB T.V. I saw sooo many great tricks, especially some by Henry Evans. He has a great card penetrating into a clear bag effect. One trick, as soon as the cards were thrown in a spread on the table, the backs instantly changed color. I have to watch them all again. I saw like 30 that I like. I'll have to write them down, and then write a big request for the 30 tricks (unless I find info on them first here already). It's better than writing 30 different request in the same day ot is it? Would it be more confusing do you think if I asked for a review of tricks, then listed the 30 I liked and saw. I know online videos can be deceptive, so you tell me thanks, Ed, (Eddini).
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There was a trick Blink was modeled after (so I was told) that I bought, called Swadling Visible Changing Card. It was well made, well packaged... it didn't look shoddy at all.

However, I bought it based on the advertisement that this was a hands off change. You throw it in the air and it changes, which it does, with an unavoidable loud SNAP!

The "card" was actually a packet 4 cards thick which was an obstacle I was willing to try to overcome (throw a packet of 4 cards and hope the thickness is invisible) but that ***ed "sound effect" was insurmountable...
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Let's see....
The SILLIEST trick I ever purchased was the 'eclipse' TT by JSB. Yes it's a usefull gimmik, but so head-slappingly SIMPLE!!

The WORST would probably be 'trans-mental'. What a ludicrous price for a low-impact mentalism effect!
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I'd have to say "Right Write" by Andy Leviss was one of the most disappointing purchases I've made.
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Do not throw away all these "crap" tricks. Pick them all and make "The Worst Magic In The World" show. You can become a star Smile
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On 2004-12-01 11:40, Lithingorf wrote:
Do not throw away all these "crap" tricks. Pick them all and make "The Worst Magic In The World" show. You can become a star Smile



Now that's a bright idea Smile

Anybody has contacts at Fox Network ??
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There is an underground video doing the rounds of some of the worst magicians and magic shows ever seen on TV.

Very funny and very sad stuff.
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On 2004-11-29 12:30, Hoggle wrote:
There was a trick Blink was modeled after (so I was told) that I bought, called Swadling Visible Changing Card. It was well made, well packaged... it didn't look shoddy at all.

However, I bought it based on the advertisement that this was a hands off change. You throw it in the air and it changes, which it does, with an unavoidable loud SNAP!

The "card" was actually a packet 4 cards thick which was an obstacle I was willing to try to overcome (throw a packet of 4 cards and hope the thickness is invisible) but that ***ed "sound effect" was insurmountable...




Hi

If you warp the cards slightly the snap sound is reduced.

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On 2004-12-01 17:50, Nicholas J. Johnson wrote:
There is an underground video doing the rounds of some of the worst magicians and magic shows ever seen on TV.

Very funny and very sad stuff.


Rand Woodbury has talked about owning an underground compilation video of tricks going wrong in front of live audiences. Apparently one child screams and cries so much when a arm chopper goes wrong the who audience feels his pain.

In a sick twisted sort of way, I would love to see that video. I think it would make me practise more before I try out any new trick.
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Can can by hottrix, what in the world was I thinking!!!
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I have swadlings changeing card. Mine has no sound.

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