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poonchingyip
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My new video, advices are needed. Thanks =]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiKboMqHv9A
Eddie C
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This is one of those tricks that require some talking for the viewers to fully understand what's going on and to understand some of the actions you are doing.
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The handling is impeccable, but the second fase of the routine is confusing. As a spectator I am not at all certain what is happening and why I should be amazed. The finale is great!

Ciao for now

Erik
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Your sleight-of-hand skill is, as Erik mentioned, excellent. However, there are a few places where the structure of the routine betrays that skill. It's the if-they-suspect-a-move-it's-as-bad-as-if-they've-seen-a-move problem.

In the opening sequence, for example, you start with the black cards in your right hand and the reds in your left, then put them together, spread them apart to show blacks atop reds, put them together again, flip them over (somewhat suspiciously), separate them a third time (face down), then deal them seemingly alternating. Once they're separated - blacks on the right, reds on the left - there's no reason to put them together only to separate them again (and yet again!). In short, you give the audience lots of food for he did something sneaky thoughts. The same can be said of the flourishy, triple turnover before revealing that they've separated. Did you do something when you turned them over? No. But you might have, and that's bad enough.

Similarly, in the second sequence you put two of the black cards atop the stack of reds so that you can - what? - flip them face down then drop them on the table? While the switch is well-executed - seriously - there's no reason to put a black card on the stack of reds except to switch it. In replaying it in their minds, spectators will come to the inevitable conclusion that you did exactly what you did.

The final sequence is beautiful.
poonchingyip
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On 2010-06-02 01:16, S2000magician wrote:
Your sleight-of-hand skill is, as Erik mentioned, excellent. However, there are a few places where the structure of the routine betrays that skill. It's the if-they-suspect-a-move-it's-as-bad-as-if-they've-seen-a-move problem.

In the opening sequence, for example, you start with the black cards in your right hand and the reds in your left, then put them together, spread them apart to show blacks atop reds, put them together again, flip them over (somewhat suspiciously), separate them a third time (face down), then deal them seemingly alternating. Once they're separated - blacks on the right, reds on the left - there's no reason to put them together only to separate them again (and yet again!). In short, you give the audience lots of food for he did something sneaky thoughts. The same can be said of the flourishy, triple turnover before revealing that they've separated. Did you do something when you turned them over? No. But you might have, and that's bad enough.

Similarly, in the second sequence you put two of the black cards atop the stack of reds so that you can - what? - flip them face down then drop them on the table? While the switch is well-executed - seriously - there's no reason to put a black card on the stack of reds except to switch it. In replaying it in their minds, spectators will come to the inevitable conclusion that you did exactly what you did.

The final sequence is beautiful.


Thank you for all of your comments. As I only focus on how to display the cards clearly (one red, then one black, then one red and so on.....), I didn't notice the problem at all.@@

Thanks again, I am really appreciated. =D
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