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Mr.Crebar
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Someone made the suggestion on the "mentalism" forum that you gentlemen (and ladies, my wife gambles better than me) might have a suggestion for me regarding mirrors that sneak peeks. I would use this as a mindreading sort of feat. something over the shoulder. any suggestions from you sneaky little devils! cheers.
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Almost anything that reflects can be used to sneak peeks at things. It all depends on what you are trying to see and where you are hiding the mirror. I'm not sure what you mean by "over the shoulder". In your situation I'd say, figure out what you want to see, where you want to see it from, and then just keep your eyes open for something that will work. A tiny mirror or shiny piece of metal or whatever it takes.
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http://www.toddlassen.com/misc.htm
http://www.jamesriser.com/Magic/JamesRiserMagic.html

The Jim Riser shiner is at the very bottom of his web page.
Jim's is a 50 cent piece.

Todd offers his in a 50 cent piece or a 10 cent piece.
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Speaking of shiners...

I don't mean to highjack this thread but does anyone know where to get the "stack of chips - shiner". it looks like a stack of chips and it has a shiner within it...

silverking, thanks for the link to toddlassen website, was interested in thoughs shiners as well...
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Wow,50 bucks for a shiner? that's a cut throat price
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Black coffee anyone?

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Yes, black coffee seems perfect for an over the shoulder peek during a mentalism routine. Very, very clever. Now if I could only get the coffee to stay in the cup so I could see behind me...
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If there is a single truth about Magic, it is that nothing on earth so efficiently evades it.

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When using a shinner, you also have to decide whether you want a convex mirror of flat.

It is MUCH easier to get a flat mirror, but, it is genrally not as good as a convex mirror.

The problem when using the better quality convex mirror is insuring that the curve is "just right" to reflect an image that is not too large and not too small.

Good luck !

Try a silver christmas tree bulb....Use a large bulb since it does not have a large curve and tends to work better. On the downside, the glass is so fragil, it is hard to work with.

have fun !
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silverking
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I like the X-mas bulb idea. You could fill the backside with a hardening epoxy or clay to give it some durability, then sand it down to make it smooth......off to the workshop.
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If I am not mistaking, Frank Garcia talked in his book about women using X-mas bulb glass under fingern nail.
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On 2007-11-22 15:55, Pavloter wrote:
If I am not mistaking, Frank Garcia talked in his book about women using X-mas bulb glass under fingern nail.



I've heard of people using a small piece of tinsel under the finger nail, that might be what you're thinking of.
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Perhaps an interesting discussion could be had by sharing how a shiner could/would be used in serious gameplay?

Any takers?

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I have not seen any real good literature or videos showing Glim work, reading the light or shiner work.

Maybe I should check YouTube Smile

Note: I believe that Harry Lorrayne pyublished years ago a deal which had a "rocking" type action during the sail that allowed you to see the dealt card. yet it did not flash to other positions on the table.

I liked doing it when I was teenager...it was a fun move....but, required a VERY good memory...too many cards too fast to remember Smile
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With a shiner, if you want to keep the deal smooth, you just sometimes don't need to know and remember the real value of the cards. As long as you can flash the card and see if it's a high card or a low card, that already gives you an edge.
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By the way, I wonder if, using the same principle as the false thumbs used by magicians, could exist or could be being used some little piece of "false skin" that you could attach or glue to one of your right finger so that you could cover the shiner in case someone being suspiscious would want to see your hands...
Just a thought...
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I have Rudy Hunter's "Slap a Steak on that Thing" booklet and it comes with an indestructable shiner. I have been very pleased with it. It is carried by martinis magic
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On 2007-11-23 09:22, Expertmagician wrote:
Note: I believe that Harry Lorrayne pyublished years ago a deal which had a "rocking" type action during the sail that allowed you to see the dealt card. yet it did not flash to other positions on the table.

I liked doing it when I was teenager...it was a fun move....but, required a VERY good memory...too many cards too fast to remember Smile


"Rocking Chair" is the move, I bet (I risk a berating here, but I haven't been able to get that move to work for me...).
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Is that how you guys brush off a mentalist coming over here asking about gamblers methods? LOL!
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