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Kenny Mullan
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Can anyone please suggest a specific Scottish newspaper to use for this as the ones I have tried do not seem to have a grain. Therefor the tear is not straight and is quite uncontrollable. Thank you, Kenny.
mrunge
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Can you go to a newsstand and get an American paper, such as "USA Today" or something?

Mark.
Kenny Mullan
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Thanks Mark for your reply. I don't think we get such quality Newspapers here in Scotland, I will have a look though.

Kenny.
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Kenny,

All paper, unless layered, has a grain going one way or the other. Most newspapers are long grain (tears straight up and down, but doesn't tear straight laterally) but yours may be a short grain. Can you close the newspaper and tear it laterally first? That should be a straight tear, and then you have less surface are to tear it the opposite direction.

I hope this helps!

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Kenny Mullan
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Scott,
That sounds like good advice to me, thank you very much. I will give your suggestion a try.

Kenny
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I can't say for sure, but if you have an airport nearby you are likely to find some variety to choose from (especially if it happens to be an international airport).
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Kenny, you might need a DVD explaining how to perform the effect. It should be able to help you learn how to use any newspaper.
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Hi,


I think you can look for Gene Anderson's Newspaper Tear. Its wonderful. Also you can look for Slydini's newspaper act. You can find Dvds about it. I think Rocco Silano explains Slydini's version in one of his Dvds. You can find on the market.


magicially yours,


Nedim Guzel
Paulo Cabrita
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Gene Anderson's Newspaper Tear DVD a very good explanation.

Paulo
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"Worlds Greatest Magic" has a DVD with multiple newspaper tears.

And Kenny, do you know about JB's "No Tear" Newspaper?
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