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NurseRob
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I have not seen everyone's torn and restored newspaper effect, but I cannot imagine a more amazing one than the one Soma does in his phone routine. you can see it here:

http://somashow.com/index.php?lang=EN&page=video
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Bill,

I went back a week or two ago to review the DVD again and did find it on there. Thanks for the info!
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This isn't very good is it?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFdW3ZhMR7M
two very obvious flashes. I'm surprised he thought it good enough to post.
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Those flashes are painful,, and to the routine video of soma,, all I can say is wow, that was amazing
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I just bought Newsflash. I had to wait until the planes could take off from Germany, but it arrived and I love it. I want to give my full review on the comparisons to this and Gene Anderson’s but first I have a problem that I want to ask those that use it.

If you are American, you might be able to help. The newspapers here are funny sizes. Our paper in Las Vegas has shrunk. It used to be an inch bigger, but because of lack of circulation, it resembles a tabloid. I asked Axel if he can help try to convert the dimensions for me, but he is stumped too. After many tries, it is apparent that the correct dimensions are important to get the O’s and X’s lined up properly.

The dimensions of the Las Vegas Review Journal is 21¾ X 22. If anyone has the correct conversions, I’d appreciate it.
Bill Hegbli
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Why not use USA News and Report, it is still the larger size, and can be picked up anywhere. Do to News Stands dieing in America, we still have a tabacco store in town that sells Newspapers from all over th country, all major cities.

If you need patter for the out of town paper, just say, I just got back from (enter city of newspaper), I brought back a copy of their newspaper,(while showing newspaper) "as you can see, their is nothing in it!" Gets a great laugh.
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mtpascoe
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What's strange about the Las Vegas Review Journal is that it has shrunk in the past six months. I found a paper from October of last year and the full sheet is two inches wider. When I folded the paper as per Axel's instructions, it works fine.

But, all is not lost. I discovered if I make the first fold shorter by folding it exactly in half, then every thing else works. The only adjustment would be to fold the other side about a half inch shorter and I am fine.

Now I can go on with learning the rest of the trick... finally.
Pete Biro
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SOMA's fits his act... I love his presentation, accidentally tearing it to begin. I would guess it's based on Gene Anderson's.

I used to do Pat Page's 10-second Paper Tear, then Alan Shaxon made a simple modification to it (adding a bit of glue stick) which I played with, but dropped it from my act. I had been practicing Anderson's but didn't put it in.

Yesterday I saw, and bought, Andrew Mayne's... he did it in his lecture and to me for a parlor or even close-up situation his really is amazing.

See it at his web site.

No prep, you can ask someone to grab a paper (if there are some handy) Take some sheets, have someone sign the front page, tear it up and re-tear it, handing the paper back to the signee.
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If you don't mind getting your hands dirty and taking a little time to set it up,
the reaction you get from the audience (usually gasps!) with Gene Anderson's Newspaper Tear is well worth the effort and pretty darn hard to beat, I think.

Having said that, I also remember watching Neil Foster (and later Lance Burton) performing the center tear.....(with a show-biz addition of flash string!) got a great reaction from the audience, too!

I saw Slyding perform his T&R version too,,,elegant....but very "MOVEY", in my opinion.......
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I did notice "Page Tear" at a magic recently. I like it.
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I have 3 versions but nothing beats the one I had first, the Gene Anderson version.
Sure it takes a little time to make but WOW!
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Does anyone know what version Whit Haydn uses? I love his style and would like to learn the effect the way he does it.
Bill Hegbli
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On 2010-10-07 23:31, dave60707 wrote:
Does anyone know what version Whit Haydn uses? I love his style and would like to learn the effect the way he does it.


Whit Haydn performs the Anderson Newspaper Tear, it is available in book or DVD.

DVD: http://www.stevensmagic.com/index.php?ma......_id=5558

DVD: http://www.stevensmagic.com/index.php?ma......_id=7179

Book: http://www.magicinc.net/newspapermagicre......per.aspx
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bojanbarisic
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For those of you who bought Newsflash and can`t find full size newspaper here is a performance by Axel with tabloid size:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ala19UBFEJA
Preparation will be explained on his new DVD which should be on the market in January 2011.

regards,
Bojan
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I asked Gene at innovention 2010 if the smaller newspapers matter he said not really but not as nice.
wally
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My favourite Torn And Restored Newspaper by Joel Bauer
brangwinj
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Gene mentioned that USA Today is printed in several sizes across US --- reminds me of three blind men describing an elephant one had trunk one a leg one the tail each has different description
mtpascoe
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On 2010-10-08 10:32, bojanbarisic wrote:
For those of you who bought Newsflash and can`t find full size newspaper here is a performance by Axel with tabloid size:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ala19UBFEJA
Preparation will be explained on his new DVD which should be on the market in January 2011.

regards,
Bojan


What about those that already have it?
bojanbarisic
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The update will not be expensive ;-)
marlyd
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Does anyone use the Alex Elmsley paper tear that is on Tahoe Sessions Vol 4. Its a really lovely tear though time consuming to set up.
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