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magicbern
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On 2009-02-16 16:11, Judah Vee wrote:
I cant believe people are selling their sets....... I guess you like Pauls style of stuff or you don't


Or they've duplicated it already and are flogging off the originals!
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On 2009-02-16 15:21, michaangelo wrote:
Thales,

I appreciate that you cringe, but Jeff's style is all his own and that is a part of what makes him who he is. He is a person who is walking his own very unique path and it is certainly a special one! When I met Jeff, he was absolutely magnificent and super nice to everyone. I am sure I was not the only one who winced on his comment about "getting the butterflies in your stomach to 'fly in formation'" in Celebracadabra... But knowing Jeff just a little bit allowed me to grin when he said it and just think to myself, "That's Jeff McBride..." Plus, with everything he has given to the brotherhood, he gets a "free pass on hairstyle" as far as I am concerned!



Well I have never met Jeff but I will concede that he is a super nice guy and it is clear he is one of the greatest magicians out there but I firmly believe that, unlike Samson, Jeff McBride would not lose any of his greatness if he got a hair cut. Now I loved the 80's as much if not more than the next guy but even Boy George has given up the makeup and hair he used to sport in the day.

This is nothing against Jeff mind you, it is more of an attempt to wipe out the last few remaining mullets on the planet for the good of mankind. So if you happen to be one of Jeff's close buddies, for the love of god tell him the mullet has to go. The brotherhood may owe him a pass on it but the average laymen still sees a guy in a mullet first and then notices that he is shooting cards off the floor and doing other amazing things.

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On 2009-02-16 15:45, dbuckalew wrote:
Got it #4


Wow, #4 is awesome! You obviously ordered on Dec. 6th. That is the lowest set number that any Café member has noted yet. Good job.
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In regards to Stapled Warp, I can understand how Paul and Bro easily "hallucinated" the ending for the trick. While I was watching the performance, I felt prepared for such an ending because after watching the card go in and out a few times, my mind was conditioned to anticipate that. Now, in the end I did see that nothing changed but just that brief moment of anticipation and then the casualness of the final display as well as the cards coming out of each respective half one last time, one can definitely easily confuse themselves (I think for the ending, if you fully push each half out of their respective half card, there will be no backtracking possible with your spectators and they will remember it changing one last time). It's all quite good and I have a suspicion that a lot of magicians will probably end up not adding some of the best pieces of magic from TA to their arsenal just because of how overly simple a lot of the material is. There's a ton of AAA material on the set but there's also a wealth of knowledge that can be gained from studying the construction of the routines.
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Seriously psyched. UPS tracking says it's due tomorrow and I am OFF tomorrow...wheee doggies!!
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About Stapled Warp, I think personally the biggest contribution it has is it's great structure where cover is added to show that maybe something is happening and that you're manipulating the cards, but in the end, all of that is proven wrong with the open change and the tear. When I saw it, I saw the final part as a display to show that the rip somewhat created a rift in the weird warp, but that's just my perception. This is near the top of what I want to try soon.
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On 2009-02-16 16:30, trickymagic wrote:
Ok, I hate to do it to all of you... but I have RE-FORMATTED the EE cards. This time, I have included a back ground of the TA box with PH on the side. If you print these cards using a COLOR printer, it will match your jacket MUCH better!!!

If you want to check it out, let me know. I will be sending the file to all those who have already gotten a copy of my cards already. But I am just going to send it mass email, so if you don't get it by tonight 16FEB, email me, and I'll send you an updated copy!!!

trickymagic@gmail.com

Thanks for everyones feedback!
-Ezekiel



WOW! 100% Professional
Thanks Ezekiel
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Thank you all for your kind words! I have only sent out 47 so far...

You know... one of these days I am going to meet someone, and they'll have these cards in thier set... even though my name is not on them, I'll know it was me that created that. Remembering that they were originally going to sell for $199.99, but I gave in and offered them to the community of TA lovers. The feeling of contributing in some small way to the project, makes me happy... (I kinda sound sappy right now!).

I hope you all enjoy them, and if anyone else is interested, I'll gladly send them to you. Just drop me an email, and I'll email you the document. (it's Microsoft word format).

magicaltrix@gmail.com
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On 2009-02-16 16:30, trickymagic wrote:
Ok, I hate to do it to all of you... but I have RE-FORMATTED the EE cards. This time, I have included a back ground of the TA box with PH on the side. If you print these cards using a COLOR printer, it will match your jacket MUCH better!!!

If you want to check it out, let me know. I will be sending the file to all those who have already gotten a copy of my cards already. But I am just going to send it mass email, so if you don't get it by tonight 16FEB, email me, and I'll send you an updated copy!!!

trickymagic@gmail.com

Thanks for everyones feedback!
-Ezekiel


These are really nice Ezekiel. Job well done. Thank you.
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Hello to all...enjoying the on-going TA buzz here.
Ezekiel...THANKS...what a considerate and helpful gesture..and very well done at that.
Regarding the stapled card warp... I have noticed many percieve the piece as Paul and Bro (both human) did...it is not uncommon for tricks to be "mis-remembered" when described later. I seldom correct an audience member in this, as often their descriptions are better than my actual effect.
If you want to actually push for this (mis-interpretted) effect...without drawing attention to it with words...casually cross your hands at the wrists AS you push the cards thru the finally time. I have no idea why this works..but it seems to add to the confusion. <--- absolutely unnecessary btw.
I have posted some Tensegrity tips in the forums for those who asked questions there...any one else can message me here for help if needed.
Oh...also...I have mentioned an idea I have for "Ripped and Fryed" I posted that in the forums as well under disk 6 "Ripped and Fryed".

Regards, Patrick

Posted: Feb 16, 2009 7:50pm
Oh yes...if you read Tim's post...you know that your set is about to appreciate by $25 or so...add Ezekiel's EE Index (a $199.99 by his reckoning) and your set has given you about a $225 return on investment already lol
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Mine should hopefully arrive tomorrow....
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Patrick, I think something even better than crossing at the wrist is to turn both wrists up slightly as you begin the final push through of the two half cards so as your wrists comes down and stops, the pushing action has already started and the half cards are seen to be coming out of the cover card. Also at the moment you stop the wrist turn (downward, not the initial upward turn), you can also add "and they change again." When you say that last line, do so casually, do not draw attention to it. Smile
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Tricky,

Just sent you an e-mail to your magicaltrix@gmail.com account. Just wanted to let you know that you have to add me to the list for those cards.

Whiskey
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And I just sent them to you! Enjoy!
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Just sent an email to Tricky!

:)
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I just sells my set for $240,it doesn't woth the price.Too much hype on Café.
Too many people on Café doesn't write "real" review,just like a true astoinshment "fighter"
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Ezekiel ( Tricky ) VERY cool and generous act of kindness!
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the saddest are, "It might have been"

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Tricky, got your email and am really impressed, these look great!
Thank you for your work on these as well as your instant response time Smile
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Thanks Tricky! Very nice. Thanks again!
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One of the greatest things about the AoA books and now TA is that it moves away from the trend of techniques and flashiness. The effects on TA are all very much about audience participation and giving your spectators an experience as opposed to showing them a trick (though I do have my reservations about the coin bend, I'm still fully gun ho with the tried and true mentalist style coin bend). A lot of the material is the type which will linger with your spectators and some may not even garner immediate vocal amazement but a more mellow silent pondering that will slowly start to swell to full blown astonishment. I really dig this type of magic as it was the original (and still to this day) reason I became interested in magic. To me it had always been about what can I bring to my spectators to make them have the same feeling as I did when I saw the first magical effects that truly floored me.

All in all, still quite astounding how good the material (both effects and the vast collective knowledge) is on TA.
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I've emailed Zeke a PDF of his cards...for those of you who need it in that format.

Nathan
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