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Review King
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I think folk with some experience can figure out what's going on. But, since this is not a routine you would do if it weren't for Greg releasing it, then play fair and get this.

Also, I'm sure Greg, as others have pointed out, designed the pen for this specific routine. So, it would be better to get this pen. And then you get a dvd...and....lol. You get the idea.

Anyway, I dig Greg's stuff and I think this looks like another winner from him.
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My brain just turned upside down. This is just too awesome not to be real magic.
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I order this today, Will let you guy know what I think when I get it.

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Just got an email from Greg, and he said the AD for Pointless got out early. He also said it will be one more week til it ships.

Cheers
Jeremy
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Will the gimmick stay in place while performing re-capped? With the striking vanish and all? Because I agree that this would be perfect along with recapped, and you wouldn't want to switch pens.
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You would just add in the "gimmick" when you perform the Pointless routine. Obviously no need to keep it on the pen when performing Recapped.
broothal
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But of course... I don't know what I was thinking (well I do - I was thinking of "perfect pen" since they share some similarities).
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Nah, it's probably more similar in design to the cheapo ones hah.
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Greg really knows how to knock the spectator dead. This looks pretty neat.
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I want to make people run away like he does...I'm getting it... Smile ...
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Greg Wilson has always been one of my favorite magicians and again he releases a stunner. What great routining, as always.

I can't wait for mine to arrive. The gimmick I have is not of the quality described here and I can't wait to hear his finer points on the handling.

Kicking myself for not adding "Freakey" to the cart as well before checking out but I just bought a 3CM and don't want a divorce.
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Quote:
On 2009-08-01 07:53, joseph wrote:
I want to make people run away like he does...I'm getting it... Smile ...


Greg's good at that. Smile
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May I just say... Best title for a post all year!!!
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Wow, what a great idea. I really like how Greg always seems to take ordinary objects and puts an interesting twist on how it can be used as a magic prop.
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Everything Greg does is great magic.
THIS is a fun concept.
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Magic aside, Greg's routines are always well worth watching/reading just for the jokes and audience interaction. He's a master at scripting "impromptu" gags and lines by the dozens.
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Greg Wilson is super clever but he must have some weird obsession with Bic Pens. I must say however, I'm glad he does! I see lots of potential for this!

Can you imagine doing a trade show or corporate sales presentation where you talk about the importance of getting to the point and signing the contract?

Or a story about having dificulty signing a traffic ticket?
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I am a mentalist but I have to admit, Greg wilson is one of my favourit performers to watch. The exitement/enthusiasm and his ability to connect with the spectators is just amazeing to watch. Not to mention some of the products he releases are top notch.

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I haven't been on here for a couple of years so let me re-introduce myself. I'm Christian Grisier, and I created this routine almost by accident back in 2002.

I'm sitting in my dorm room freshman year of college practicing a variation on the pen through dollar routine in front of a mirror when I flipped the pen around and accidently fooled myself into believing it never moved. It sounds confusing, but check out Gregory's preview video and you'll see what I mean. It was truly a magical moment. If you've never completely fooled yourself you're missing out on real magic.

I worked this move and a few other convincers into a mini routine using the pen. I usually started out with this routine before transitioning into Recapped. Before I knew it, I was buying out the local magic shop's supply of pens through dollar and not even performing the effect it was designed for!

About three years ago I met Gregory in Toledo when he came to lecture for our Ring. After the session we went out for dinner and a few drinks. My friend was bugging me all night to show Gregory my lead in routine to Recapped, but I was much too reserved and figured he'd already seen something like that a thousand times. Eventually my friend waited till I wasn't looking and told Gregory to ask me about the pen trick. I reluctantly did the routine and he was very excited about it. On the drive home he was pulling up next to me in his car and doing the move in the rear view mirror and yelling out the window at me about how cool it was! Talk about an unexpected night.

Over the last few years Gregory and I talked about the idea of marketing this as a standalone routine, but one problem stood in the way... those terrible pens don't look like anything normal. He designed and had manufactured this pen in Bic format, making every detail about the pen perfect, right down to the perfectly con-vexed Bic end. Trust me, it will pass examination by laypersons, and the rounded end makes handling almost automatic.

It's taken a long time and the name was changed from Precapped to Pointless, but this product is well worth the wait. I've been performing my version of the routine, which you'll see me teach on the included DVD, for the past seven years. It's such an easy, fun way to start out a performance. I love it because rather than the magician controlling a magical situation, the magic just seems to be sort of... happening. The most fun way to perform it is to act as if you're on the same side of confusion and bewilderment as the spectators.

Anyway, I just had to drop by and give all who are interested the story behind the routine. Nice to see the interest in an effect that almost never happened! Message me if you have any specific questions on handling, I've got a few variations.

-Christian

P.S. If you want a perfect way to end completely clean, check out the last "throw move" I demonstrate on the video. It's easy, fair, and very impressive to a lay audience.
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I like it, typical Greg Wilson trick. Very entertaining!
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