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Hello All,
Having been away from magic for the last 10 years... What tricks or effects are must have to stay up to date. For that matter what books.
Thanks in advance,
Bruce
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Same as it ever was. Tarbell. Wilson. You know the drill.

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Cards: Ed Marlo's "Revolutionary Card Technique."

Coins: J. B.'s "The New Modern Coin Magic."

Variety: "Mark Wilson's Complete Course In Magic."

Remember, DVDs make a long stretch in magic over the past ten years.
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If you like rope... Check out Richard Sanders FiberOptics Extended.

Extreme Burn is also nice for Multi-Bill changes. I love both.
For cards check out Supercards, again Richard Sanders. If you don't mind gaffed packet card tricks... The routining is very good.
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Pradell,
How right you are… I been around long enough to have what are considered the classics. I have added to my library the “Card College” series and ‘The Art of Astonishment” books. I know who Chris Angel and David Blaine are and it seems to me, that they have ushered in a wow, pow era of magic that I seem to be out of the loop on. My interests are mostly close-up magic.

Clarisa35f,
It appears that you are cursing at light speed in your progression of magic. I have been reading the old posts and can remember when you first signed on. Good luck to you, I can’t wait till I see you performing in Las Vegas.

Thanks to all that have replied so far,
Bruce
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Lol... I doubt I'll ever get there, if I can busk from time to time, or find a strolling venue I'll be happy. My goal so far is, to be able to pay for my magic with funds I earn with magic.

I may have started posting just recently, But I have been doing magic on and off for the past 6 or 7 years... mostly Ammar Card Miracle stuff... Only taking it really seriously the past few months...

Thanks for the encouragement though... I really need it. But I know...practice each sleight til I can do it in My sleep.. So back to practice as the screen loads Smile
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You can't go wrong with Card College series..
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The classics are still... well... classic.

But if you're just hankerin' to try out some relatively new stuff, I really enjoy the work of Daniel Garcia.

Best 'o luck.
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I'll throw in a few...

-omni deck (is this older than 10 years?)
-in a flash (sankey)
-holy moley (sankey)
I agree with the Richard Sanders citations. To add a couple of dvds (which is going to be contentious) my favourites are
-Daryl: fooler doolers (3 dvds)
-Bill Malone: on the loose (4 dvds)
-Sankey: many great ones but probably The Very Best of (3 dvds) or 'Front Row' (1 dvd)
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BCS:

What's really new? WOW by Masuda, the Spider pen, and check out Creative magic's website. Personal levitations are "hot", but most are impractical. Other than that, the past ten years hasn't yielded much.

Jim
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Thanks for all the suggestions, I believe that are some DVDs that I need to investigate and motorized devices for invisible thread. And as always lots of books.
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Newer classics:

Darwin Ortiz's "Strong Magic". Making your magic have more impact.

David Kaye's "Seriously Silly". Kid show psychology.
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Strong Magic, by Ortiz, and WOW, by Masuda both seem to be getting rave reviews everywhere I look.
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John Bannon - Dear Mr Fantasy (some lovely and sophisticated card tricks that don't need you to be a mad finger-flinger to accomplish)
Lewis Jones - Seventh Heaven (my personal favourite, it covers all kinds of close-up tricks and has a wealth of really good tricks, principles and sleights to keep you smiling)
Trilogy dvd by the Buck Twins (poetry in motion - you don't need to aspire to what they do to appreciate the fluidity and elegance in the way cards can be handled. A work of art, Sit back and enjoy)
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Get Strong Magic... and Designing Illusions By Darwin Ortiz ( Looking to get all his other books now, the man can write well). I LOVE those Books... and I Just know as I grow as a magician I will get more and more out of them. Personally I think they belong in every magician's library.
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Oh, and check out "Healed and Sealed" - very creative magic.

(Josh, your avitar has improved by about 1000%)

Jim
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Hello All,
Strong Magic is mentioned in many posts around here, its now on my short list of purchaases. I do not own any DVDs as of yet, my interest in magic is close-up. What are some recomended DVDs for card magic and cups and balls.
Thanks,
Bruce
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For Cups and Balls get Michael Ammar's Complete Guide to the Cups and Balls vol 1 and Vol 2. I cannot praise him enough. The material is well researched, well taught , well performed. He talks about all aspects of the Cups and Balls routine, from what types of Wands, or balls to use, what size... what types of cups, and what to use for Finale..

He starts teaching a few basic sleights and concepts... then teaches you a basic routine, so you can start practicing routining as soon as possible... Then More advanced sleights... etc... always room to grow.

He includes His routine for the Cups and balls, both performance and explanation... and goes into the psychology, acting, misdirection ...presentation...etc...

he includes Dai Vernon's Routine, Dai performing it on Mark Wilson's TV show, and Michael Ammar explains it. He takes you from beginner to expert. He includes a Lot of material, and most importantly, he shows you how to construct your own routine... Basically gives you the tools, explains how they work, then encourages you to go play with them...

As to card magic, are you a complete beginner? or do you have some sleights under your belt? Books I can recommend Card College without question... But DVD's.. depends On where you are.
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"There is no such thing as magic, there is no other way that could have been done" <Whit Haydn>
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Clarissa,
You sold me on the Michael Ammar’s videos. As to my status… right now I would say intermediate. I am not new to magic, only returning from a long absence. In the late 70’s and early 80’s, Paul Harris and Harry Lorayne books were my favorites. I do have the Card College series. I would like to be more knowledgeable on contemporary works.
Thanks,
Bruce
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BCS: Stick to the Harry Lorayne books - you've missed a few. Ha! HL
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