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Rampage
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I have Paul Wilsons RRTCM and like it very much. I have learned so much from these DVDs. I just won the Rudy Hunter version off ebay for $15 bucks so I figured I could be the judge of whom I like best.I figured for $15 what the heck. Im waiting for it to get here any day.
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For those that don't know, Rudy Hunter is a fine card man.

His version is 4 dvds

http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/1221

Paul Wilson's skill with cards makes him one of the finest card men in the world. For the same price, it's 5 disks.

http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S8550

"R. Paul Wilson teaching the Royal Road is one of the very best ways to learn card magic. The production values are superb! This is the best DVD course on card magic available today!" Bill Malone
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FYI:
Actually there are four Royal Road DVD sets out there.

1) Paul Wilson / 5 DVDs - http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S8550
2) Rudy Hunter / 4 DVDs - http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/1221
3) Jason Greenamyer / 1 DVD - http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S9779
4) Greg Dow / 6 DVDs - http://www.houdini.com/card-magic/253-ro......dvd.html

I "only" have the first and the last one.
I really enjoyed watching Paul Wilson. And if you want a good explanation how NOT to do good card magic watch Greg Dow. So funny.
A beginner tries to show beginners the Royal Road. REALLY funny. Smile
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I haven't seen the R.R. that Houdini's put out even though I did work for them for nine years. I will say this in Gregg's defense however, I have to say he is not a beginner. Nor are most of the magicians that work or have worked for Houdini's. Jon Armstrong worked for Houdini's for awhile close to ten years ago. So that's just one of the many who have spent time working there. comments against Houdini's magicians are most always uneducated assumptions as well as classless stabs by a poster that really has no idea what they are talking about.
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Well. Watch the set. And then tell me if this looks like card magic. Watch it and you know what I mean. Smile

Just one example:
Instead of doing the over hand shuffle very "ordinary" he draws all attention to his false shuffle saying something like: "Okay, now I shuffle. And another shuffle. Once more. And a last shuffle. Done." - not very deceptive imo.

Then look at the shuffle itself... oh sorry. No more stabs by a poster...! But you are right. Sometimes I had the feeling that I really don't know what they are talking about. Smile

Finally I don't want to start a war. We have so many wars here at the Café that are not worth fighting. All I want to say is that I personally don't like the Houdini set and for me personally it is an example how not to teach/do the RR.

And I never said anything about Houdini magicians in general, have I ?!??
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On 2012-08-05 16:01, BigSmile wrote:
Well. Watch the set. And then tell me if this looks like card magic. Watch it and you know what I mean. Smile

Just one example:
Instead of doing the over hand shuffle very "ordinary" he draws all attention to his false shuffle saying something like: "Okay, now I shuffle. And another shuffle. Once more. And a last shuffle. Done." - not very deceptive imo.

Then look at the shuffle itself... oh sorry. No more stabs by a poster...! But you are right. Sometimes I had the feeling that I really don't know what they are talking about. Smile

Finally I don't want to start a war. We have so many wars here at the Café that are not worth fighting. All I want to say is that I personally don't like the Houdini set and for me personally it is an example how not to teach/do the RR.

And I never said anything about Houdini magicians in general, have I ?!??


Ok...I wasn't gonna comment, but I haven't posted much on the forum for a long time because of all the arguing and bickering. Today I started reading through MULTIPLE forum threads and all of the topics I've read through have some degree of arguing. It's incredibly annoying. Not that anyone cares, but I am ready to write off the Café.
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Don't give up yet vpatanio. The arguing does get annoying, but there are still a lot of people on these forums that provide interesting and useful information. You just have to skip over the annoying comments and enjoy reading the ones that add to our knowledge and enjoyment of magic.
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Thanks for being encouraging LCBellah.

On a more related note...the OP is about 4 years old. I wonder which, if any, DVD set Strange Tasting Fish Sticks went with and if his magic preferences have changed?

Quote: "I'm not going to practice card magic, was just curious is all."
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