The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Dvd, Video tape, Audio tape & Compact discs. » » True Astonishments Favorite Five Effects (1 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

 Go to page 1~2~3 [Next]
lumberjohn
View Profile
Special user
Memphis, TN
622 Posts

Profile of lumberjohn
Due to the sheer volume of material on these disks, it would be interesting to get everyone's opinions regarding their favorite effects.

Mine are:
1. Ripped and Fryed
2. Extraordinary Proof
3. Water Trap
4. Big Tiny
5. Tubular
kissdadookie
View Profile
Inner circle
4097 Posts

Profile of kissdadookie
Hey John, question that maybe you may be able to answer, why is ripped and fryed loved so much? I don't really get it apart from the method being very clever and fun. Effect-wise, for a t'n'r Hollingworth's and Garcia's I feel are better t'n'r effects. Any comments?
kissdadookie
View Profile
Inner circle
4097 Posts

Profile of kissdadookie
Oh, by the way, my favourite 5 right now is as follows:

1. Weirdling
2. Dunn's Deal
3. Smoking I
4. Twilight Angel's (the extra little prep for the gaff I feel adds a lot to the visuals of the effect when compared to the original, maybe not for the magician but it adds a little extra for the spectator)
5. Backlash 2

These are in no particular order.
lumberjohn
View Profile
Special user
Memphis, TN
622 Posts

Profile of lumberjohn
Dookie,

I agree that Hollingsworth's and Garcia's are extremely visual and outstanding. They are the best traditional T&Rs out there for my money. I simply like the parallel to sawing a lady in half that Ripped & Fryed provides. It is this presentation angle alone that makes it stand out to me. I can't speak for anyone else.
kissdadookie
View Profile
Inner circle
4097 Posts

Profile of kissdadookie
I see I see. I personally haven't tried it out on any laypeople yet, how are you finding the layaudience's appreciation for it compared to typical t'n'r's?
Marc Frese
View Profile
Veteran user
396 Posts

Profile of Marc Frese
1) Ripped & Fryed
2) PH’s Big Tiny
3) Extraordinary Proof
4) Shuffling Lesson
5) Smoking I
5a) Water Trap Smile


I'm still not sure.
lumberjohn
View Profile
Special user
Memphis, TN
622 Posts

Profile of lumberjohn
I never performed Hollingsworth's Restoration as it just seemed too insanely difficult. I tried to learn Garcia's, which was very similar, but gave up that one before performing as well. R&F has played very well, but I am obviously not in a position to compare it to the others.

When I perform R&F, I talk about how I would love to show them the effect in which a woman is cut in half, but can't afford the equipment. They think I'm just going to do a gag with the cards, which drops the expectations, so that when the card is restored, it is quite a shock. The other T&R's are very deliberate and straightforward, which doesn't appeal to me quite as much as Frye's version.
Review King
View Profile
Eternal Order
14446 Posts

Profile of Review King
Five? That's tough on a set of this magnitude, but I'll play:

Lubor's Lens
Gerard's Warp
Tensegrity
Water Trap
The TA Pen

There are more, but I'm playing the pick five game.
"Of all words of tongue and pen,
the saddest are, "It might have been"

..........John Greenleaf Whittier
fridoliina89
View Profile
Special user
503 Posts

Profile of fridoliina89
1.Extraordinary proof
2.Naked strange
3.Chengs riser
4.SOS
5.Screwed deck.

I like most of the effects but theese effects got crazy reacions.

I did SOS yesterday and some people almost fell off their chairs when they saw that the deck was "switched"
lumberjohn
View Profile
Special user
Memphis, TN
622 Posts

Profile of lumberjohn
It's nice to see so much variety in the answers.
kissdadookie
View Profile
Inner circle
4097 Posts

Profile of kissdadookie
Yup, kind of resembles the feel of the entire TA set. Personally I felt that the whole set was a exploration of what the experience of magic is. It was a big bonus that it also contained so many very good effects that were aimed at making it magical for the spectator more so than the performer (though admittedly, Ripped and Fryed amongst others is something that is just a lot of fun for the performer as well).
acchessor
View Profile
Elite user
Nebraska
402 Posts

Profile of acchessor
Here's mine so far (after watching three discs - 1, 4, and 5) (no particular order):

Lubor's Lens (I've performed this four times so far - it never fails).
Twilight Angels
Stapled Warp
Extraordinary Proof
Cheng's Change

That was pretty tough, and once I get the replacement discs, I'll have a fun two months.
tian_ci
View Profile
Elite user
Knoxville, TN
477 Posts

Profile of tian_ci
I really like the seductive switch. It's fun to play around with!
I'm going to try it out on my testers tomorrow!
animation
View Profile
Regular user
120 Posts

Profile of animation
In order:
1. Tenesgrity
2. Extraordinary proof
3. Ripped & Fryed
4. water trap
5. Cassonova inc
professorwhut
View Profile
Inner circle
Posts R US sold me
1347 Posts

Profile of professorwhut
Ripped and Fryed
Tensegrity
Stapled Warp
Halfmoon Voodoo
Shuffling Lesson

I may very well change my mind by tomorrow.
After much soul searching about a signature, I decided not to have one.

TG Pop [aka ProfessorWhut]
Robert M
View Profile
Inner circle
2570 Posts

Profile of Robert M
Ripped & Fryed
Extraordinary Proof
Lubor's Lens
Dr. Fun
Truly Screwed (although I prefer the marketed version)

Robert
Jay Buchanan
View Profile
Special user
New Jersey
512 Posts

Profile of Jay Buchanan
Tensegrity
Ripped and Fryed
Dr. fun
Casanova Inc.
Extraordinary Proof

It is very hard for me to list just 5! Smile
I really love a lot about this entire set.
Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt. ~ Shakespeare
slyhand
View Profile
Inner circle
Good ole Virginia
1891 Posts

Profile of slyhand
Ripped and Fryed
Dr. Fun
Invisible Palm
Water Trap
Backlash 2

But then again I have yet to check out the eggers.
I am getting so tired of slitting the throats of people who say that I am a violent psychopath.

Alec
Daren
View Profile
Inner circle
1923 Posts

Profile of Daren
Ripped and fryed
dr fun
big tiny
stapled warp
angel cake
smith83
View Profile
Regular user
178 Posts

Profile of smith83
Mine are:

Casanova Inc
Growing card
Cheng's Riser

Not sure about the last two
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Dvd, Video tape, Audio tape & Compact discs. » » True Astonishments Favorite Five Effects (1 Likes)
 Go to page 1~2~3 [Next]
X
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2020 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.11 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL