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THEGUY26 (Will Swanson)
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Tear Down by Andrew Mayne:

http://www.itricks.com/store/



This is the greatest torn and restored newspaper ever.

Before I get into the review, here's some things to know:

*Completely impromptu.
*No gimmick
*No setup
*No duplicates
*Nothing to add
*Signed and borrowed newspaper
*Can be done with any size newspaper, as well as magazines
*Can be handed back out at the end
*Extremely easy



First off, I want to thank Justin Robert Young for the pre-release copy. He also has a great website:

http://itricks.com/news/

This DVD is layed out just like Twisted. It starts off with a performance of the basic effect, then , in his house, Andrew talks about coming up with the effect. Next, Is the basic method of the effect. He quickly runs through the mothod, so you can get the idea of how it works. It is very simple. He then goes completely in depth on how to perform the effect. The effect is, that you borrow a newspaper and have it signed. You tear it in half multiple times, then crumple it up into a little ball. You start rubbing the ball in your hand, and it looks like the pieces are visually melting together in your hands. The newspaper is uncrumpled, and handed back to the spectator to keep, with the signature still intact. I think this is the most practical torn and restored newspaper ever. You can do it literally anytime you want to. No matter what situation your in, you can do this. Next, images are shown step by step, to make this even easier to learn. Andrew first teaches this with a tabloid sized newspaper, then teaches how to do it with a full sized newspaper. It is just as good. He also teaches how to do it with an actual magazine. This is probably the easiest version. He also goes over 3 good tips to help you perform this better. Then the closing, and the credits, of course. I urge you all to buy this, and perform it at your show. It is only $15 on Andrew's site. It also has free shipping! I don't think this plot can get any better than this, but if so, it would be real magic. You should also buy everything this guy releases, it is so good! You will not regret any of it.
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Did this help anyone at all?
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After you restore the newspaper, can you hand the newspaper back to the spectator immediatly?
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Thanks for the review Will. I have this on order and await its arrival.
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On 2008-03-29 02:13, magicman4646 wrote:
After you restore the newspaper, can you hand the newspaper back to the spectator immediatly?


Yup. I guess you could even restore it in the spectator's hands.
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Guess, but are you sure?
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Alright, yeah, I'm sure. He just doesn't mention it in the DVD.
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Whaou, that's sounds great
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Yeah, it is.
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On 2008-03-29 04:22, THEGUY26 (Will Swanson) wrote:
Alright, yeah, I'm sure. He just doesn't mention it in the DVD.


That's a pretty unique honor! What I'm saying is it's a first in t&r newspaper effects.
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On 2008-03-29 04:22, THEGUY26 (Will Swanson) wrote:
Alright, yeah, I'm sure. He just doesn't mention it in the DVD.


That's a pretty unique honor! What I'm saying is it's a first in t&r newspaper effects. (A t&r newspaper that is rolled into a ball, and can be placed into a spectator's hands and restored there.)

Andrew is a pretty brilliant magical innovator. His stuff always catches my attention, and almost always impresses me.
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Well, its the same thing as restoring the card from Ultimate Rip-off in the spectator's hand.
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I'm not really familiar with that effect, but surely this is a first for newspaper restorations. That's what I was trying to convey.
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I watched this today and it is rather nice... Nothing earth shaking really and in a way it reminded me of Paul Potassys version and of course, Orterlinds version (that has better cleanup in my opinion). So this version has its pros and cons...

First the pros:
It can be really any newspaper, just take one out of stand and your ready to go
There really is no preparation
It can be signed
And in the end, it can be handed out freely

cons:
There is something left out on the video tape about the method that I think might upset some people. It is totally motivated but still... I think that smart people might remember this...
The tearing down is rather angly. Even the creator flashed something he shoudnt have flashed many times during the tearing giving away pretty much what he was doing.

Also, I would like to point out that does the signing and giving the paper away in the end really add something into the illusion for laymen or is it just magicians thinking once again. At least both things break out the rythm in performance unless most people who do newspaper tear structure their performances again.

For 15$ I feel this is rather good deal. The method is rather practical and the strenghts it has make its little problems seem not so big deal. Will I perform thin? Well... I don't know to be honest. I don't care about the signing part but handing the paper out has its moments. However Jairle Lerpoill allready has amazing variation on Gene Anderson method where the paper is also handed out in the end.


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Thanks J-M, that was very helpful.
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On 2008-03-31 14:52, korttihai_82 wrote:
However Jairle Lerpoill allready has amazing variation on Gene Anderson method where the paper is also handed out in the end.
J-M


I did several searches for "Jairle Lerpoill" here at the café and
on google and did't find anything other than this thread.

J-M could you share any further information. I do the Anderson or
Baxt papter tear.

Thanks,
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Its on his pocket power video. I propaply misspelled his name because he is norwegian and their spelling is very weird for me.
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What I like about this is the restored newspaper doesn't have FOLDS and CREASES in it like other Torn and Restored newspapers. That has always been one of the biggest problems to the T&R paper plot. The restored paper looks crumbled. That's how it should logically look.

There was something left out of the demo, but it doesn't bother me. You could easily add a joke to justify the action.

Magicproshop is the best place to buy this. I ordered it Wednesday and got here Friday with FREE SHIPPING (along with a few other things) and it costs $12. That's a steal!

I think the pros far outweigh the cons. You end clean, no set up, borrowed newspaper, and it's easy!
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On 2008-04-05 11:46, Christopher Kavanagh wrote:
Jarle Leirpoll:

http://www.leirpoll.com/pocket.htm

http://www.magictalk.com/cgi-bin/reviews.cgi?read=460



Thank you, I am looking into this now.
(I seem to collect tear and restores.)
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