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Am I the first one who has recognized this?

http://www.alakazam.co.uk/product-Elegan......ent.html

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No, there's another thread -- on "Latest and Greatest," I think. A couple of used copies have popped up here too. Waiting for somebody to review it.
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...oh, I see, now on the second page of latest the greatest section under the heading "coming soon:", but now it´s out, so it went under my radar sorry for that.

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Waiting for US dealer to get this!
After much soul searching about a signature, I decided not to have one.

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Any review on this yet?
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I've just watched this DVD set and it's another fantastic job by a terrific performer. There is so much information packed into this set and Mike's card handling is in the upper echelons. I'd recommend these sets to anyone who wants to master elegant commercial card magic - as well as some of the other close up material for those who dig coins, etc.

You won't be disappointed.
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How many routines are taught on the set? It's hard to tell from the write-up.
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The discs include a full parlour show (not explained) and various bar/close up performances, plus heaps of discussion on psychology, ruses, effect construction and so on. Some of the material explained across the 3 discs:

Ultra Clean Transposition
All Hands on Deck
4 Play with Foursome
The Vegas Hustle
Aces for experts
Back to the future
Ascension
Ladies Looking Glass

Plus numerous sleight and ruses explained in fantastic detail.
Whenever I find myself gripping anything too tightly I just ask myself "How would Guy Hollingworth hold this?"

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Thank you!
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I think that more so than either of the other two, this set is the least able to stand on its own. It's really most worth it if you have the other two and have mastered the material. (Or, I guess, if your skill level is already quite advanced.) Often Vincent refers back to one of the previous sets with regards to the teaching of a sleight. He usually goes over it again on this third set, but most often in a more cursory fashion.

For me, it was the weakest of the three volumes, but I'll qualify that by saying that my skill level is nowhere near Vincent's. On the first two volumes there were things I could pick out and learn from; less so here. The emphasis here is on more advanced applications of material taught previously. For example, in Volume One Vincent teaches Harry Lorayne's "Foursome." Here, there's another version with two specs (and two four of a kinds) rather than one. There's yet more work on "Matching the Cards," which shows up in previous disks.

If you are up to speed on the routines taught in the previous disks and like Vincent's style and selection of material, by all means go for this. If you're a newcomer definitely start with Volume One. And even if you do like the other volumes you may feel a certain repetition in this set.

For the record, though, the "Vegas Hustle" routine, based on an Alex Elmsley trick, is the best poker deal I think I've seen. The "Ultra Clean Transposition" is just that, and Vincent's through the fist changes on one of the routines are just incredible.
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That's probably fair. These sets aren't for the novice, but there are a TON of sleights taught and lots of discussion on philosophy and thinking. It's not just about the tricks per se.
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No reviews?
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