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Hi Guys,

SLEEVE-STAR is coming soon from David Jay & Wizard FX Productions.

This is the link for the Teaser Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHZOezbQFb4
“I don’t do other people’s magic, but this I will do”. Gregory Wilson

This product will be launched at the L.A.D.s convention on the 3rd of October 2010. Details at http://www.worldmagicstore.com

All the best,

David Penn
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Search The Wizard Product Review at http://www.worldmagicshop.com
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OK! coming from Gregory Wilson that's a pretty strong endorsement!

So what is it? What the heck is a buh- ril- yant sleeve star???
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Well now I just want to know what it is! If Gregory Wilson is loving it, I'm going to take a guess that I will love it. Just a guess...
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Yuppers. Greg's endorsement is high praise that commands my immediate attention.
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I've just seen this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSBuiLeEL30&feature=sub

I think there must be a vacuum cleaner, which runs across the jacket lol, haven't got a clue!

Bring on LADS
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Looks pretty darn cool! Seems to me the strength lies in the obvious separation distance between the hands before the coin is teleported. In other words, it's obvious to the spectator that the hands come no where near each other. First it's in location A, then a second later it's in location B. Very strong. We're talking "Beam me up, Scotty"

But do you NEED to duck the hand behind the back? I wonder if you can do it with the receiving hand in PLAIN SIGHT? For instance, spread your arms widely, closed fists, and they see it vanish from the first hand to the next with no ducking behind your back.

Is that possible? Because if it is, then this is TRULY a visual miracle.
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SOLD.

As for a Doug's comment, I think it's more deceptive with the other hand behind the back. Let's face it, laypeople think everything disappears into ones sleeves even if one is wearing a short sleeved shirt. Having one hand behind the back breaks the image of the possibility of the coin/object going up one sleeve and coming out the other.
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I'll take two. Smile
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Wow that is pretty dang cool looking!
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On 2010-09-10 13:32, kissdadookie wrote:
SOLD.

As for a Doug's comment, I think it's more deceptive with the other hand behind the back. Let's face it, laypeople think everything disappears into ones sleeves even if one is wearing a short sleeved shirt. Having one hand behind the back breaks the image of the possibility of the coin/object going up one sleeve and coming out the other.


Out of curiosity, Why?

I must admit with the long sleeves this is EXACTLY what I thought... some kind of pull that goes up the sleeve,a cross the shoulder and down into the cuff of the other sleeve.

Why does having it behind the back make you think this isn't happening? In fact to me it makes me think more strongly that it IS happening and that the re-tuck of the pull into the sleeve needs to be hidden.

Please note that this is NOT a reveal. I have never seen this gadget and have no idea how it works. This is just a discussion of what my thought process is on watching the performance.
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Think about it, there's that extra layer of how the other arm is bent back, there's very clear breaks in the line. Know what I mean? Of course it could be possible but then one would be thinking of an even crazier pulley system than if they just saw the other arm resting by the side. Think of it as if you were to draw a path, it's a very straight line with very little if any obstructions, with the the other arm bent and behind the back like that, the path gets noticeably more complicated.

Think about that pulley system you've mentioned. It would be easy if the other arm was straight and resting by the side. With the other arm behind the back and bent like that, now you have a completely different and crazy contraption (which this is clearly not) if one was to think a pulley system is involved because now it has to go straight one arm, across the shoulder, down half the other arm, and then deliver it HORIZONTALLY to the waiting hand.

In other words, you're trying to distance where the object ends up from the most obvious places. It's like if you pocket write in one pocket, it's best to remove the billet from a pocket in a completely different pocket away from the place the work took place in. Like if you pocket wrote in your left front pants pocket, you should retrieve the billet from the chest pocket of a coat, etc. The more layers that one can add to muddy up the line of obviousness, the better.

*** These are just my takes on this by the way. For all I know, I can be completely off the mark Smile
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The effect is nice and neat, but I think it's a trick for magicians. We can accomplish the same effect to a laymen just by doing any false transfer.
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I don't know. I'm not saying the effect does not look good in a layman's eyes, but I have this funny thing about sticking my hands behind my back when I'm performing. I'd rather avoid it as much as possible. I prefer both hands out in the open where they can clearly see them to dispel the notion that I'm doing "something funny" behind my back.
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I have tapes of Pavel, who does mostly cabaret, but in many of his effects he employs the old hands behind the back ruse, and to me it always reminded me of covering an object with a cloth before you vanish it. Yes we do it, and it's often a necessary expediency, and it's common in magic, but how does the layman view it?

Isn't it better to do things out in the open if we possibly can?

I don't know. I'm sort of on the fence on it, since I can see the strengths and weaknesses of both ways. I lean toward openness, though.

Just my take on it
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I totally agree with you BUT with the effect in the demo video, there's no need to dispel funny behind the back business since the coin is clearly in the outreached hand up in the front. In the spec's mind, there is no doubt that the coin is there, in that hand. One hand behind the back dispels any funny business, the coin then appearing in the hand behind the back just lands a surprise KO punch of an ending. With one hand behind the back and a very OPEN outreached hand in the front holding the object which is about to disappear, it does not get cleaner then this. What funny business can ONE hand, outreached and completely in the open, do to the object? Well, we all know better, but from the audience's point of view, the object is at that point, impervious to manipulation AND the coin is signed so that kills the "there must be a dupe" solution in their mind. Mind you, the object could also be a borrowed diamond ring if one wishes Smile
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On the good side I think that the coin trick looks great.

All the best to all,

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Hey Guys,

This utility device is awesome.

Tomorrow we launch the third teaser trailer,
Sleeve Star Teaser Trailer 3 - Anniversary Coins (No Frills)

No hands behind backs all in plain view.

This freaked me out when I first had it performed on me.

If you want to keep bang up to date on this, visit here and join up.

http://forms.sign-up.to/signup.php?fid=2564&pid=9968

This product is available to pre-order from tomorrow 11th September 2010. The shipping date is 4th October 2010.

Dealers can obtain this from Murphys Magic Supplies by ordering right now

best wishes
Jim
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It looks wonderful but I have sworn off pre-orders forever.
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On 2010-09-10 19:55, slyhand wrote:
It looks wonderful but I have sworn off pre-orders forever.


Hey Sly just come over for the LADS convention in Birmingham UK on 3rd October and pick one up at the launch.

Have a long weekend trip and also catch Axel Hecklau with his latest Lecture Smile

best wishes
Jim
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I hope to make my way over there one day. Maybe when I visit my friend in Ireland I'll take a side trip.
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