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If you are prepared to put in the practice to achieve the necessary skill level, it's an inspiring video containing plenty of incredible magic that will wow and delight and entertain laymen.

If you're not, then it's worth seeing just because the content is so stunning, but you'll never use it or do any of the routines, so from that point of view you can probably find better things to spend your $$ on. . Working Magic.
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Thanks for all the input. I have my copy of the video on the way as we speak. Haha, I'm looking forward to half a year of Raise Rise practice. Smile
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I agree with Donovan, There's a reason it's called IMPOSSIBLE card magic.
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On 2003-05-12 16:15, Donovan Deschner wrote:

Don't get me wrong...the time that Ray put in is mind-boggling but I can guarantee that only magicians will appreciate the hard work.

Ist that what most of us here at the Café are helping to achieve? Making magicians better, and turning the hobbiests into Magicians? I will agree he isn't the most enjoyble person to watch, but I have seen a lot of magicians and rays technical skills are up there with the best. Ive wanted to quit with this video over and over, but want to stick at it for self satisfaction. For those of you who bought an Escalator gimmick like me, or wwas thinking of it, sell it or don't buy it. Raise Rise is the slight of hand version, doesn't use the box, and looks better in my eyes. It takes a lot of practice, but its worth it

Copies of the limited edition 'MindPlay' still available
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Although Ray's performance isn't the greatest you will ever witness, his tape is fun to watch. He does some very impressive stuff and it looks smooth. You can tell he is comfortable handling a deck of cards.
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I loved his sandwich routine with the deck. In fact, when a laymen asks me to do an effect and I really don't feel like performing and just want to do one thing. That is it.

For anyone who cites Vernon and his "hide the skill" line I of thinking I usually stop reading the post. "Vernon believed....." Vernon was wrong. Too many people live by his words because he was Vernon. I think Ortiz properly squashed Vernon's flawed philosophy about skill in his essay in the back of Scams and Fantasies.


I completely disagree that spectators don't recognize and appreciate skill or fine routining. That would be lying to yourself. The complete flip side to that is if they believe there is no skill, then simply knowing the secret to them is all there is to the magic. And that diminishes it.

My spectators know I've practised for years, it is easy to see. And they appreciate it, and at the same time are wowed.
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