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dave_cane
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Hi, I have been thinking about buying Daryl's Ambitious Card DVD. What do you guys think of this DVD/Video, is it worth the money?
Thanks.

David. Smile
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Yeah, I got the vid some time ago, very helpful for me, there's plenty of info and moves in there. It's always a vid I go back to when I need to find a move. Also listening to Daryl's giggle is well worth the money as well..........
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dave_cane
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Thanks, what moves are taught on the vid (a generalisation will be fine if you can't be bothered to write them all out).


David.
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Great vid, learns you plenty of sleights. Great for a beginner for an introduction to general card manage.
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I fully recommend this one. Great DVD, Daryl goes into complete detail, well worth the price!
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The "Blaine" style bent card ending is awesome, and Daryl's Ultimate Ambition ending is great. Both are explained on the video, but you may be better off buying Ultimate Ambition; difficult to construct. Smile Smile
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On 2003-04-09 06:49, dave_cane wrote:
Thanks, what moves are taught on the vid (a generalisation will be fine if you can't be bothered to write them all out).

David.


Dave,

You will learn double, triple and multiple lift, tilt, single card control (useful in many other card tricks!) ....and most importantly Daryl's amazing finale to the Ambitious Card routine - The Ultimate Ambition Improved.

Personally, I believe watching the live performance of Daryl's gold medal F.I.S.M. winning routine is also entertaining!

Get it soon!
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I have it and I think it is well worth the money. Interesting about his performance and something that I have heard others say a lot and I am beginning to believe is not to focus TOO much on the pass. I still love to practice it and use it, but I am listening. LOL There are no passes in his award winning ACR routine.
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I agree with all of the above comments. Daryl's thumb count is subtle and eliminates the "get ready" of Lorayne, Burt et al. that I think is more unnatural/suspicious to perform (that being said, they are masterful at it, however).
Mark Martinez
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Daryl video is great! You learn lots of moves and then you can take the moves that you like best and create your own routine with them.
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The beauty of Daryl's Ambitious Card Routine is each phase is done in a more difficult situation. Which will give you some hints on routine construction.

In my opinion, you don't really need a pass to perform a good Ambitious Card routine, but it's always good to have a pass as the ultimate resort: when your spectator wants to place the selected card into the center of the deck by himself.

Also, place the selection face up in the center of the deck, and then perform a classic pass is an extremely visual effect, a card effect has the visual quality of coin magic. So, one might wish to spent 2 or 3 years to master the pass.

Zenneth
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Thanks for that everyone, I will be ordering it today from http://www.magictricks.co.uk and hopefully it will come on friday.

David.
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....and then perform a classic pass is an extremely visual effect, a card effect has the visual quality of coin magic. So, one might wish to spend 2 or 3 years to master the pass.

Zenneth



One can get pretty much the same exact effect with an easier variant of the pass such as Drauns "Midnight Shift".

Or you could always use something like the Houdini/Erdnase color change.
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This Video is well worth the money. You learn Daryls FISM routine, plus he teaches plenty of sleights that come in very handy. With all the sleights in this vid you could probably do an hour long ambitious card routine. Although I don't recommend doing one that long. Later,

Keith
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This DVD is worth it! I learned so many ambitious card moves off of this DVD. Buy it!! Don't miss out. Daryl is a great teacher too.

Andrew
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I will say one slightly negative thing. I disagree about Daryl's double. I am very inexperienced at magic, but I think that squeezing the deck like he does for the thumb count is easily seen and could arouse suspicion. I have decided if I can notice a MASTER like Daryl performing that move, then me doing it would be like having a flashing billboard. I have a card guy near here and does a pinky count and pulls down for the double. I am just going to invest the time in that and doing the dl at the corner without a get ready. Did you other owners then the deck looked obviously squeezed on Daryl's dl?
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wesleyc6,

That is why there is that little thing called misdirection...

Andrew
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wesleyc6
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Tis true Andrew.
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I find his AC card video + gimmick to be one of the best things out there. Not only do you get access to his wonderful FISM routine, on TOP of that he gives you a load of other sleights to help "create" (seldom heard among most magicians these days) unique routines.

When discussing the Snap DL, he's good enough, especially as far as LAYMEN are concerned, to do it right in front of their eyes confidently.

This brings up another point. Does it REALLY matter if the sleight/effect fools magicians? My opinion..... NO.

Dave
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That is a good question Dave. I knew about 10% (about 1/2 a notch above a laymen) of the moves on his DVD when I bought it and I couldn't see the DL itself but that deck flexing caught my eye a lot. I saw (or better stated, didn't see) a fellow recently doing a pinky count pulldown and I had no idea until he turned the deck to let me see it. Funny thing is that I had asked him about the DL and still didn't see him do it when he showed me his handling until he made it visible. Also saw another gent do a nice DL with no get ready. That would be scary during an entire ACR but it was quite nice to watch or not watch Smile
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