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Leo Reynolds Jr
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I know how it was done! REAL MAGIC. Kent Gunn was Merlin in a previous life.
between his Cups and Balls and this all I can say is WOW.

Made me set up straight and take notice.
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Excellent!
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Luigi,

I thought I had figured it out as well but after hanging out with Mr Gunn a couple weeks ago I found my thinking was FAR off base! Tis some devious thinking by the ol' Sea Dawg!
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Don't you guys know you can't say midget any more. Smile
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Triumph... for magicians. Outstanding, but not as good as Vernon's.

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Hmmmmmmmmmmmm............
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On 2009-03-16 20:47, Robert M wrote:
Triumph... for magicians. Outstanding, but not as good as Vernon's.

Robert


Hmmm. Not sure I agree. It's simple. To the point. I suspect laymen would love it.
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Robert M,

Not for a moment do I believe ANYTHING I've ever done compares to Dai Vernon's work. I'll have to completely agree with you. The version I do is homage to Vernon's routine. Heck it is his routine with a slight variation in technique!

I can do my version better than I can the sequence in SOM. That's not Vernon's fault!!
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So good and simple (in appearance) that I stopped trying to figure it out, and am just enjoying the burn.


Good stuff Kent!
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On 2009-03-16 20:47, Robert M wrote:
Triumph... for magicians. Outstanding, but not as good as Vernon's.

Robert


I don't know... I see what you're saying, in that this presentation of the routine feels tailored for card guys on a card magic forum, but I don't know that it couldn't easily be geared towards something for regular audiences.
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I just told someone on facebook that one of my favorite things is when someone swears outloud in reaction to a card trick. I just did it. This is incredible! Another classic given the Gunn treatment. Triumph is my favorite trick. I often use Bannon's in the hand, or Zarrow on a table. I have NO idea how you did this Kent. I'm with Mickey, keep it to yourself.
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Andrew,
It plays quite well in person and I think lay folk would get a huge kick out of it as is!

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Very nice! VERY nice!
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That scrambled my brain quite a lot to be honest
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Quite simply: Ouch!

Back to the drawing board for me...

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On 2009-03-16 20:47, Robert M wrote:
Triumph... for magicians. Outstanding, but not as good as Vernon's.

Robert


I don't know... I see what you're saying, in that this presentation of the routine feels tailored for card guys on a card magic forum, but I don't know that it couldn't easily be geared towards something for regular audiences.


I do think this routine would play well on magicians and laypeople alike.
If I may suggest one small thing, I think the one handed cut is very nice but perhaps not at the right time and at the place. In retrospect of the effect, some laypeople may think that this is where he 'did something'. I would do a 'fair' cut that confirms the mixed condition as in the Vernon routine.
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On 2009-03-17 09:28, magicator wrote:
some laypeople may think that this is where he 'did something'.

My wife (non-magician) said "He separated the cards and reversed them".
I think this is the vital week part in the handling.

As magicians are quite sure that he did not pull out the cards, that part is no problem to magicians.

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On 2009-03-16 20:43, MickeyPainless wrote:
Luigi,

I thought I had figured it out as well but after hanging out with Mr Gunn a couple weeks ago I found my thinking was FAR off base! Tis some devious thinking by the ol' Sea Dawg!


Mickey,

I'm very likely to be off base, for sure. After racking my brain for a while, I now have a method with which I can reproduce the effect. It could be the wrong method, or the right one, but now I have an idea, you see, and so that wonderful feeling of being fooled has been substituted by the (wonderful, but qualitatively different) feeling of appreciating an exquisitely built effect.

It's just the way my brain works, I like to solve problems, and this put that famous burr under my saddle, and I just had to figure it out. I'll say, though, if I hadn't had the opportunity to watch the video over and over again, there would have been no way in hell for me to figure anything out.

Thanks again Kent for showing us your work!

Luigi
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Luigi,

I'm envious! Even if you aren't accomplishing it with KG's handling, you've still solved a very cool puzzle! As time goes by my mind is beginning to work in these directions but I doubt I'll ever be a creator! Good news for me is there are guys like you and Kent that are and I can learn the trick as written and then add my own nuances!

MMc
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This is excellent, Kent. I have a feeling you used some imps like the ones found on the Kellar and Thurston posters of yesteryear.

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