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bwalder
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On 2003-07-03 13:54, Ty Argo wrote:
Which C&B video is better to learn wand spins, volume one or two? Or should I just get both? I could use a nice C&B routine anyways. Thanks.


If you only want the wand spins and vanishes they are on Volume 2.

If you like cups and balls I would recommend both volumes, however - they are the best resource that I have. Smile
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I don't have the C&B video but I learn wand spin by doing varies pen spinning. Do you hold the wand between your thumb and 1st finger or 1st & 2nd finger?

I spin by 1st and 2nd finger and the wand spin 2 revolutions.
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Ammar speaks about it for a little bit and shows it on his "Magic, Mastery, and You" video. If you don't have this video I would very highly recommend picking it up....one of the most entertaining vids I own.
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David Regal also has it explained in detail with clear pictures in his book "Constant Fooling" Vol.1, as part of his cups and balls routine.
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Find some pen spinning websites and apply them to your wand Smile

Much easier than pens because a wand is much longer. Good luck!
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Use the stuff from http://www.pentix.com if your andding flourishers with wands to ur routine Smile
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On 2003-10-04 01:52, idreamz wrote:
Find some pen spinning websites and apply them to your wand Smile

Much easier than pens because a wand is much longer. Good luck!


I think its harder with wands because they are longer Smile But I guess that's because I always practice with a pen in class.
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[quote]On 2003-10-04 13:39, Alikzam wrote:
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On 2003-10-04 01:52, idreamz wrote:
Find some pen spinning websites and apply them to your wand Smile

Much easier than pens because a wand is much longer. Good luck!

Not necessarily...Being that's it is a wand and much heavier than a pen, sometimes the weight makes it easier to first learn the tricks. I guess it really depends on the person and their preferences.

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David Williamson teaches it on his first video along with Johhny Brown's wand moves.
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Get the video "Cups and Ball" by Stevenson's Magic. Not only does it some great magicians like Charlie Miller and Mike Rogers doing their versions of cups and balls, but it has a young Michael Amar doing cups and balls and in it he explains the Vernon Wand Spin.
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Ammar does a fine job with his explanations on both the video forums, as well as the book. I learned it from the book. It did, however, require me to see it once or twice in action.

Lance Burton's wand spin vanish made me gasp. he does it beautifully.
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Learning to spin the wand is only the first step. The timing involved in actually using the spin to vanish a ball/coin/whatever is the second step. For that, I must agree with those before that have suggested Michael Ammar's videos, and a good mirror for practice.
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Does anyone do an angle proof wand spin vanish? I've been working on it. So far, don't have it perfected yet. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. It's the left side of course that flashes when I miss.
Should I keep trying or am I wasting my time? Does anyone else do this?
Thanks.
Jim
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Daniel Faith
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Michael Ammar does a good job teaching the Vernon wand spin. It's in his book and on his dvd's.
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There are actually two Vernon Wand Spins. One is the one written up in the Vernon Cups and Balls and the Ganson book. The other is the easier version he did later in his life and many people do now.

I do it surrounded in sunlight and if you follow the description exactly, there should be no flash on the left.

Fortunately, James will get to see it in person this Wednesday when a group of us go to the Magic Castle in Hollywood.

Kirk
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Oh, Kirk, this is great! That is exactly what I've been working on with hit and miss success: an angle proof wand spin vanish. Can't wait to work on it with you Wednesday night! Thanks.
Jim
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What time and where Wednesday night??? I have a variation I've been playing with using an Opium Pipe.
I hope I can make it.
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Pete,

Everytime I try to PM you , I get a "bad request" error. Dinner is at 8 PM and we will arrive at 6 PM, see the early shows, dinner, palace, parlour, and close up. The last two may be reversed.

You are welcome to join us, Dutch treat, or pick up the whole tab! Smile

Kirk

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James,

I just went and tried my spins in the mirror, and I don't get any flash to the left. Are you doing it left handed, i.e. holding the wand in your left hand?

Kirk
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Right handed, Kirk. Holding the ball in the left hand, the wand in the right. Sometimes I'm Mr. Magic, and sometimes I'm Mr. Left Flash. I'll find you guys. Won't get there till 9:40 for show as I'm coming from school.

Jim
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See you whenever. We will sit to the left rear of the audience or rear center.

Kirk
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