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elushinz
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Did anyone see this at the 2003 SAM? I saw an ad for it on Hocus and in it it has endorsements by Mac and others. I was wondering if it is as good as the hype.
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It looks really incredible and the gimmick is very clever. Angles are cool. Attention to detail is what sets this apart.

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Can you do this stand-up?
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I have a pretty big nose, so do you know if this will work with a cigar? Sorry, I know a million questions will follow so I just thought I'd beat the Christmas rush (no slam against the stand-up question, which is a good question, and I'm positive the answer is yes).
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Actually, it is a valid question. Eugene Burger has wonderful work on the same effect but you really need to be seated at a table or behind a bar to make it effective. I never perform in those situations. All my work is stand-up. I know thirty bucks may not seem like much but I just don't have that much money to spend on something that will sit in a drawer because I can't use it. I don't want to work out the method, all I want to know is if I would be wasting money that could go to something else or if I'll get an effect that I can potentially use in my act.
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Greetings,

This effect can be done standing, seated, and even strolling.

The effect looks great! You clearly see the Cigarette going up the nose in stages. The gimmick is very well made, and will last a longtime.

Please call Hocus Pocus Magic for any futher questions. Smile
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elushinz
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Serious question, can the cig. be a crayon?
With the no smoking ban here in FL and the abundance of crayons the rest. Handing out a crayon is much more child friendly.
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Is there a video demo of this effect?
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I think the video clip is out on the Hocus Pocus website. What I think is the principle seems pretty old (I could be wrong). It's $30, but probably because of the craftsmanship involved, but I don't think people would be paying for anything especially original here. Of course I can be completely wrong. Just my thoughts.
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On 2003-07-17 18:17, kipling100 wrote:
I think the video clip is out on the hocus pocus website. What I think is the principle seems pretty old (I could be wrong)... it's $30, but probably because of the craftsmanship involved, but I don't think people would be paying for anything especially original here. Of course I can be completely wrong. Just my thoughts ...

Greetings,
What your paying for is the quality of the gimmick combined with two different principals. If you had one in your possession, you would understand the amount of time, energy, and effort put into each piece.

The instructions supplied are very well done, and the illustrations are superb.

If you perform this kind of magic, this is really worth the asking price.
Smile
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I'd like to second Scott Sullivan's endorsement of the Burger effect. I'm an amateur and have used this quite successfully. I believe it can be found in both Performance of Close Up Magic and Mastering the Art of Magic.

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I believe it was also written up in Intimate Power and it's not explained but you can watch Burger's timing (which is just about everything with this effect) in his performance on the Gourmet Close-up Magic video. It may also be taught on the Greater Magic Libray video featuring Eugene that Steven's Magic produced.
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Just a thought.....you could perform this effect with a normal pull, just by pushing the butt in first!

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Is this the same gimmick as the Dave Powell version?
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I have been doing this for years, with a borrowed cig! Why, would you need a gimmick?
Up your nose, out your ear, no gimmick needed! But hey, it is your money!

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Unless you can effectively ditch a real cigarette, it plays as more of a joke than a magic effect. Pushing it up the nose and then pulling back out of your mouth, for example, is funny and shocking but the average spectator is able to figure out how you did it. That's fine if that's what you're going for, but it's not really magical. Seated and bar workers can do it but it's very hard for a stand-up performer to pull that off.
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Here is my opinion

Do the normal version of cig in nose. Some people will catch on. If not say well people actually don't beleive it goes up your nose, then show them this version and blow them away.

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It takes the right personality to get away with sticking anything up your nose during a performance. Bill Malone or Tom Mullica come to mind rather quickly. Unfortunately, most of us will never turn this bit into the type of comedy these paticular magicians make it.
As for substituting the cig for a crayon to make it more kid friendly, put yourself in the shoes of the parent who has to take their kid to the emergency room because junior was trying to be like the magician he saw at Applebees.
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I would also be a little concerned about showing a kid the crayon version but hey, that's just me.
As for sticking stuff up your nose in general...yep, you've got to be a certain breed of cat to pull it off. But isn't that true of any effect? It's all about the guy who does the trick, not the trick the guy does. It always comes back to that. Know who you are and make your bag of tricks serve you, not the other way around.
Me? I can stick stuff up my nose. In every day life such a personality may in fact be a handicap but in showbiz it's a living.
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I agree that the disgusting aspect of sticking something up one's nose probably delegates this particular effect into an individual's "B" or "C" material, rather than their "A" stuff. I think that it's a cool illusion, but something that should be performed sparingly (i.e. right time, right place). Instead of making this a staple of my walkaround set, I think that this trick would be better off as a stand alone piece performed kind of nonchalantly.

I really like Jamy Ian Swiss' anecdote where he was walking with a client and he pretended to notice, havig just come inside, that he still had a lit cigarette upon entering an elevator. He proceeded to casually vanish the lit cigarette (ala a pull), not really making a big deal out of it. The client couldn't stop talking about this amazing feat of magic.

I equate an effect like this to Bill Malone's coughing up cards (in the offbeat). This isn't really a showpiece, but it adds a little spice to the whole routine. Smile
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