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Hey Jeff.

I don't know if you have already answered this, but if you could only do one effect, what would it be, and why do you think that effect is so powerful.

Also, on Paul Harris's True Astonishment set, there is an interview with two 19 year olds (Jacques Olet and Kylie Layton) who walked across the country to meet Paul, and they said that they met you when you had nothing going on and you gave them Paul's address. What is your memory of this encounter?
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Greetings acchessor,

The story is short and sweet. Jacques and Kylie showed up at my door. I had just come home from a tour and was relaxing with my wife Abbi and magic filmmaker Jordan Wright and a few of our magic students. Both Jordan and I remembered Jacques from a previous class so we helped him out and gave him Paul's address. If we hadn't, they might still be walking west and by now would have been in Jakarta. We pointed them North and we gave them some provisions. We mailed some of their belongings that they no longer needed back to their home address. This helped lighten their load so they could "walk the Earth" like Caine from Kung-Fu.

It was an amazing evening filled with amazing stories of their travels. I wish Jordan had his camera here to film it all. It was an unforgettable evening. You've gotta give these guys credit for having that kind of commitment to walk across the US and Canada.

Just before they left we took them up the MGM Grand to see a Vegas show. I hope they had a good time tramping across the US and Canada. Jordan, Abbi and I laughed and thought they may have watched the movie Into the Woods too many times...but we enjoy helping sincere magi on a quest.

Yours in the quest to seek out the best in life,

Jeff
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As for the one effect? This would be my "walk the earth like Qui Chang Cane" effect.

The Linking Rings.

Why?

They are mysterious, and have lasted the test of time.

They are extremely deceptive even up close.

No words are needed to get the effect across.

They are LOUD! You can gather a crowd with just the sound alone!

They can be seen from far away.

I call the rings a 'flow -effect" , because it does not really have to end.
A street performer could do the effect continually and never stop all day long.

The rings are a strong, heavy duty prop. They do not wear out quickly.
.( I would not adviser this type of endless performance but it does fit into this rare category)

They travel well.I could dive into a water and swim across a raging river..get out and go right into the routine.

They are Stainless steel and waterproof too!

I can use them to defend myself from a mugger..let's see you do that with "The Gecko!"

I have a new version of the rings . I hand out all of them to be examined...no key!

You will see it on my next tour.

Yours in the "miracle of the one thing",

Jeff
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