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Gryphon Magic
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I just bought "variations revisited" and "versatile card magic revisited"

What Should I look for when these books arrive?

Any Reviews?

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I can's comment on the Simon book as I don't have it. I have Variations Revisited.
Reset is cool but I got used to performing it close to the way Ammar teaches on his videos. Phil Goldstein's variation on the Elmsley classics is simple, direct and plays well. His colorchanging deck is a real fooler but you gotta be sitting. The haunted card gets amazing reactions. About Faces Aces is well-thought of miracle but I prefer the version Bill Malone does on his video. Sleeve Aces--no comment about this one. If you are onto cards you already know how powerful it is.

Ring and Rope section I haven't tried yet but time will tell. Hit and Roll Aces, a version of Roll Over Aces is a cool and offbeat way of producing the Aces and If you never tried Travellers or other invisible palm aces routines you're gonna love it.
By the way, I'm gonna get bashed for this but MVP move is not something I'll be using soon unless I grow to appreciate it more.

Anyone can describe the Frank Simon book, please? Thanks
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I liked Variation revisited. I would have liked to see more original stuff.

Jeffrey Cowan
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With respect to the Frank Simon book (a GEM): start with the versatile spread control -- which is indetectable if done properly and can withstand the most scrutinizing "burn" imaginable. Then try to learn the versatile control spread palm. It t'aint easy, but it's beautiful, natural, and will also "beat" any person who is burning you. The DVD in which Earl Nelson teaches many moves from the book may be of help if you find yourself having problems.
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I have both books and the DVD and I like them both.If you want to learn some good magic get them both.Get the DVD also as it helps understand the effects from "Versatile Card Magic". Smile
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Where is the video with Earl Nelson doing these moves available at? I have not seen this yet on any websites. My wife and myself sat with Earl at Houdini's lounge and had a card session till wee hours in the morning for two evening's. I would enjoy getting the tape. Earl is the best and most friendly person in magic that I have met. He will blow your mind with his effortless sleights.
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Hank Lee has it:

Buy it from Richard Hatch at if he has it. He is a great guy.
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