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Hi Guys,


WOW! more great comments from everyone, and some of my favourite magicians, I feel honoured.

I need to say once again thank you all so much for all the great comments and continued support.I am so pleased that so many people are getting so much from this set. I have been lecturing the material and many more people have been coming since the launch of the DVD. I would also like to thank all the people who have sent me PM's and emails it means alot.

Many thanks,

Lee.
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I just wanted to chime in and say that I have finally got round to watching these DVDs. I will put a longer review up later but the bottom line is that these DVDs are great. Lee is a super talented magician and a really nice guy to boot. I got a chance to session
with him at Blackpool and was bowled over by his performance.

Anyone who wants to know the real work on performing close up magic should run (not walk) to RSVP and pick these up today.

Well done Lee

Craig
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Very nice reactions/sleight ratio in this set! Lee really has excellent taste and rythme... I think everyone should find at least three or four routines to add to their repertoire Smile I love Transpoboxition and Third degree!! Smile

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On 2010-04-03 16:15, Rpascual wrote:
Key to Amazement: Wow! I can’t believe I just fooled my buddy’s with this. Definitely self-working. In fact it is very hands of and uses one of those principles, which we really take for granted as magicians. I have performed this to layman and magicians and well I get more of a kick with magicians. Very easy all you need is a shuffled deck.


Euuuh...... isn't this the very same exact "Devastation" trick Geoff Williams taught on volume 2 of his Miracles for Mortals set?? ...
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On 2010-04-19 11:02, yif wrote:
Very nice reactions/sleight ratio in this set! Lee really has excellent taste and rythme... I think everyone should find at least three or four routines to add to their repertoire Smile I love Transpoboxition and Third degree!! Smile

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On 2010-04-03 16:15, Rpascual wrote:
Key to Amazement: Wow! I can’t believe I just fooled my buddy’s with this. Definitely self-working. In fact it is very hands of and uses one of those principles, which we really take for granted as magicians. I have performed this to layman and magicians and well I get more of a kick with magicians. Very easy all you need is a shuffled deck.


Euuuh...... isn't this the very same exact "Devastation" trick Geoff Williams taught on volume 2 of his Miracles for Mortals set?? ...



Hi Yif,

I am very pleased you enjoyed the set, and I am glad you got pleny you can use.

Thank you for posting your thoughts.

In regards to the Key to Amazement as stated on the DVD, at the time I had no idea of the origin of the effect, it was shown to me and I asked a bunch of magicians from the Circle and other clubs if they knew where it came from and nothing came up.

It has since come to light to me that this originates from Devastation by Geoff Williams, I have been in touch with Geoff about this and am waiting to hear more from him. I will be crediting this to Goeff in all areas all forums ect on going.

Many thanks again and I hope you get plenty of use from the effects.

I am glad you liked Third Degree I cam up with the simple concept a long time ago and it has served me very well indeed. As has Trans - Box - Ition.


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Just finished reading this thread and I may give this a go.
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@ Noble1.. Definietely give this a go. I just received Vol. 1, yesterday, for my Birthday, and I absolutely LOVE it! Prior to yesterday I had not been familiar with Mr Smith's work. Thus far, I am extremely impressed!

This is REAL world stuff folks. This is the type of magic that professionals make their living with day in and day out. In fact, one of the phases in Icebreaker, I have been doing for years. So it's really, really nice to be able to add some new phases to an already existing routine.

The notes combined with the video (I don't have vol. 2 yet) make Vol. 1 an incredible value. Vol. 1 is the best magic video I've gotten in a long time. Thank you for putting out such a great product Lee & Russ. I look forward to future releases from you, Lee.
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Hard to resist when you read so much positive feedback.
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On 2010-05-05 18:32, Aaron Smith Magic wrote:
@ Noble1.. Definietely give this a go. I just received Vol. 1, yesterday, for my Birthday, and I absolutely LOVE it! Prior to yesterday I had not been familiar with Mr Smith's work. Thus far, I am extremely impressed!

This is REAL world stuff folks. This is the type of magic that professionals make their living with day in and day out. In fact, one of the phases in Icebreaker, I have been doing for years. So it's really, really nice to be able to add some new phases to an already existing routine.

The notes combined with the video (I don't have vol. 2 yet) make Vol. 1 an incredible value. Vol. 1 is the best magic video I've gotten in a long time. Thank you for putting out such a great product Lee & Russ. I look forward to future releases from you, Lee.



Aaron, I am pleased to hear you enjoyed this product thanks so much for giving picking it up. I hope you get to see Vol 2 It also has plenty more workers material on there.

Out of interest what stage of Ice Breaker do you use?

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The Step System Vol 1

Ice Breaker....This is Lee's opener and what a strong piece of magic this is. Quick and slick magic which isn't one bit complicated in plot making it an ideal opener, this is also a great routine for the reception/ strolling situations. Ice Breaker will definitely establish the performer as someone who is not only an entertainer, but also as someone who performs really strong and visual magic. OK what is the effect....It's a 3 phase pick a card trick which builds with each phase, each phase getting stronger and stronger. A card is selected and lost into the deck, the top card is shown not to be the spectator's, this is placed onto spectator's hand, another card is shown and held by the magician, a little magic and the card held by the magician changes to the one the spectator was holding.....The spectator turns their card over, yes it's the selection...! "Do it again" is the phrase which most people would say at this point, so Lee does, but this time visually. In phase two the spectators actually see the card visually change this time. One more phase, this time involving more spectators, bringing this quick paced and snappy routine to a brilliant climax.

The explanation for Ice Breaker really goes into depth as to why this is such a strong opener for Lee, and also why the moves involved are used . This in-depth discussion is chaired by the very talented magician/hypnotist Ravi Mayar, both Ravi and Lee really break down the routine making every move extremely easy to learn. Ravi and Lee also go into great detail about approaching groups/tables, this advice for some will be worth the price of the DVD, especially for the beginner or the magician wanting to turn professional or break into the restaurant market.

Walkaround 2 Cards to Pocket......This effect is rubbish and should not have been included on this DVD. PLEASE UNDER ALL CIRCUMSTANCES DO NOT DO THIS ROUTINE. OK, this is brilliant and worth gold to any worker!! This is one of those effects that really is easy to do, simple in plot yet this effect kicks like a mule. This has become one of my favourite effects to do in walk around. Once again Ravi and Lee do a great job on explaining this astounding routine (plus a brilliant variation I may add). As an added bonus you get to learn Lee's handling for great card expert, Ollie Mealing's 'Switch Trick', once again if you don't know this then this will be worth the asking price alone!

Bold Business, performance only.......This is a great walk-about drawing duplication effect using your business cards, this really is cheeky and as the title says, very bold. I just love this sort of stuff, easy to do and such a strong effect. The effect isn't explained on the DVD, but a full explanation is contained in Lee's lecture notes which come free with the DVD.

Trans-box-ition.........This is Lee's handling of the popular plot of card and deck under card box. This is the type of routine I myself have been playing around with for many years now, I was around when Steve Bedwell came up with his routine many years ago, also James Brown has some excellent work on this plot. I would have to say that Lee's version here is probably the easiest of all the versions out there, both in the moves involved and the built in misdirection. In Lee's version two cards are selected, for me this is a great improvement as it makes the climax so much easier and much more logical. If you're thinking about adding a card under box type routine to your act then look no further, this is easy to do and has excellent built in misdirection. Check out the bonus effect with a signed card, clever!

You Keep Mine.......This is very very strong (as are all of Lee's effects). The magician has a card selected and signed, this card is placed face up onto the table, a prediction card is now removed from the pocket and is seen to be the mate of the selection. There's more.....The prediction card is also shown to have a different coloured back design and also contains the magician's contact details, these now jump off the prediction card and onto the signed selection, which by the way the spectator gets to keep. This is another routine I use and is great for getting your (or a corporate clients) contact details out there!!

Third Degree........Three cards are selected (one thought of), what follows is pure eye candy. Two selections are found and change places, the spectator who has been holding a card from the beginning is asked to name the card they were thinking of, you guessed it, when they turn the card over it's the thought of card. Excellent routining and some great visuals are going on in this routine.

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The Step System Vol 2

Just Think......This is a lovely two phase thought of card routine with a cracking kicker ending. As with all of Lee's effects this is really easy to do only requiring standard card sleights. You get a lot of magic for very little work. Once again Ravi and Lee go really into great detail of all the moves and why Lee selected these particular sleights etc.

Business Lunch......Once again Lee has come up with another excellent routine to hand out your business card. A card is selected and lost, the magician now tries to find the selection, shows a card which is wrong, writes the name of the wrong card on his business card which the spectator signs. Now for the magic, first the wrong card changes to the selection, then the wrong card written on the signed business card also changes to the selection. Everything is now examined and the spectator gets to keep your business card. Lee gets some great reactions from the live audience with this, as he does with all of his effects on these DVDs. Easy to do and extremely commercial.

Key to Amazement......A completely self working trick which Ravi cracks up laughing during the explanation lol! I don't normally like this type of magic but I do like the cleverness of these type effects, this effect though is one I may actually try while down the pub with friends. Clever.

Crazy Cuffs......This is Lee's presentation for Crazy Man's Handcuffs with a few added phases using a finger ring. This is a very tight routine which will play well one to one or at a large table.

Fifth Element.....This is Lee's take on Paul Harris' Whack Your Pack. What Lee adds here is the staging, there is great tension going on here as Lee shows the spectator the cards for him to whack his hand down when he/she the thought of card. There is some great audience management and staging going on here, the misdirection and subtleties are great. I'll be using this for sure.

Bonaces......I heard the story as to how this effect got it's name, if you ever meet Lee at a convention please ask him, very funny. This is a double sandwich effect with the added bonus of a 4 ace production along the way, finishing with a climax of the 2nd selection appearing between the aces in the spectator's hands. I really like this, Lee mentions that this is a recent creation, I can see this going into quite a few magicians repertoires.

Coming Together........Performance only. This is visually stunning and worth the price of the DVD. I'm not going to detail this effect, buy the DVD and try this, you won't regret it. The explanation for this stunning effect is on the free lecture notes which accompany this set.

Strike Two......Pure eye candy, impromptu magic at its best. This is the first effect I saw Lee do when I first met him in London, this is also one of Lee's signature pieces. The logos from two disposable lighters continuously jump from each other, then they multiply, vanish, reappear plus loads more. Like I said this is pure eye candy all done with ordinary objects which can be purchased from just about any garage for less than £/$/€1. Excellent.

If you don't know, the Step in Step System stands for - Simple Tricks Extraordinary Power. This DVD set is an excellent collection of effects and advice for both the beginner in magic, to the more experienced magician. You WILL get something from this DVD set.

I really enjoyed watching these DVDs and I actually got quite a number of ideas/routines which I will and do use. Ravi Mayar really adds to this set, Ravi manages to ask Lee all those questions you would ask yourself if you were there at the filming.

Lee has a really friendly personality and you can see why he works exclusively for many of the top sports and TV celebrities here in the UK. Most of the routines are performed in front of a live audience and the reactions Lee gets are great, yet all the effects are really easy to do only requiring basic to intermediate card handling. There is also some great banter going on between Ravi and Lee, Ravi also adds some of his brilliant thinking to the explanations.

These DVDs were filmed by Russ Stevens so you know that the picture quality and the sound is top notch.

As mentioned above Lee's Walk About lecture notes come free with this great DVD set.

The Step System is available from http://www.rsvpmagic.com priced at £22.99 ($35.99) per volume, or directly from Lee Smith http://www.walkaboutmagic.com

9 out of 10. Highly recommended.

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DVDs/Effects; The Unknown - iCandy - More iCandy 1 & 2 - Dupes - 52 0n 1 Project - 74% Self Working - Flying Tonight - Pocket This - 6 Pack Coins - 6 Pack Cards - Thought Wave - Noted - Duality - Live Lecture Vol 1 - Pseudo Pickpocket - iContact - Shock Twist - Thought of Cards Across Plus - Touched - Colour Diffusion - Look No Hands Wayne Dobson - Automata - Box Pad - No Frills Lecture Notes 1 & 2 - The Ammo - Double Cross - Initial Here - Automata 2 - Black Market - Trick Soup - Automata 3 - Penguin Live Lecture - Upper Hand - Cartoon Capers - Life's a Beach Vol 1.
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Walk Around 2 Cards To Pocket is something that I can't stop doing! Really commercial effect!
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On 2010-05-20 22:15, Cameron Francis wrote:
Walk Around 2 Cards To Pocket is something that I can't stop doing! Really commercial effect!


I'm with you on that one Cameron, killer stuff.

By the way Cameron, everyone's still talking about your superb lecture you did at the Home Counties here in the UK, awesome stuff I may add, one of the best lectures I've attended!

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DVDs/Effects; The Unknown - iCandy - More iCandy 1 & 2 - Dupes - 52 0n 1 Project - 74% Self Working - Flying Tonight - Pocket This - 6 Pack Coins - 6 Pack Cards - Thought Wave - Noted - Duality - Live Lecture Vol 1 - Pseudo Pickpocket - iContact - Shock Twist - Thought of Cards Across Plus - Touched - Colour Diffusion - Look No Hands Wayne Dobson - Automata - Box Pad - No Frills Lecture Notes 1 & 2 - The Ammo - Double Cross - Initial Here - Automata 2 - Black Market - Trick Soup - Automata 3 - Penguin Live Lecture - Upper Hand - Cartoon Capers - Life's a Beach Vol 1.
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I love this dvd set, never have I found a dvd set before where I am currently using 5-6 effects from a set, this dvd set is awesome, great effects and killer impact!! get this set!!!!
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Gary, thank you so much! Means a lot.
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On 2010-05-20 22:15, Cameron Francis wrote:
Walk Around 2 Cards To Pocket is something that I can't stop doing! Really commercial effect!



I love this one as well Cameron,

So many ways to go with it once you know the method.

I have had some wonderfull emails from people with some fantastic ideas and
variations.

P.S I am still loving your effects mate.

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This really is one of the best dvd sets I have bought! every effect is really workable.
ordered direct from lee http://www.walkaboutmagic.com and recieved them very quickly. great job lee!
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Step system one and two are great . Some
really powerful tricks on the DVD . I love strike two and do this all the time . Simple trick but gets great reactions everytime done without fail and the best part is it uses normall lighters . Another favourite is 2 cards to pocket walkaround . There are
some really awsome stuff on there which are worth
more than the price they are . Everyone should own these.
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Just and idea....

STRIKE TWO may be topped off nicely by Kostya Kimlat's WARNING! effect with access to a good laser printer and consistent labels throughout.
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Just and idea....

STRIKE TWO may be topped off nicely by Kostya Kimlat's WARNING! effect with access to a good laser printer and consistent labels throughout.


I used to do this another way, Kostya's version is great and I now mention this as an option in my Lecture.

There has been a real buzz about this effect and there might be some updates for it coming soon.
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Just an update guys,

Due to all the hype about Strike 2, we will be re releasing it with a few new additions.

And all the people who have been asking about lighters and where to get the best ones for this effect? I am pleased to say we will soon be able to supply them, and as a bonus they will have some built in revelations to make your routine stronger and give you many more performance options.

I will post more soon.

Many thanks,

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Lee showed me this the other week when I was lecturing at his club, he has added something absolutely fantastic to this. Strike 2 is a super commercial, packs small plays big effect anyway, but the extra effect he has added is GREAT!!

Good work Lee.
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