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Donal Chayce
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As an interesting aside, in a personal, handwritten note from Robert Harbin that was included the copy of Magic of Robert Harbin I purchased second-hand, Harbin write that his newspaper tear was "the best thing in the book."
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Donal,

Where did you get the book from and how long ago did you buy it ?

Thanks.

Oliver.
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I've tried almost all the versions out there, and in the past months the only version I do is Paula Paul's version. I guess this is what I'll use forever Smile

Reset is about 10 seconds or less, no glue, no wire, no magnets, no scissors, and the good thing is that it has a one-hand flash restoration!
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On 2010-11-16 20:10, Oliver Ross wrote:
Donal,

Where did you get the book from and how long ago did you buy it ?

Thanks.

Oliver.


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Thanks for this post.

I bought the No Tear version and used that for a while. I then saw Gene Anderson perform his gorgeous version. I pulled apart my No Tear prop and made my own version for family audiences that kind of combines the two.

I have a painted sign that says "Magic Show" hanging on stage. I tear it up and restore it to say "Applause." I have some sheet protector material on the back of the restored sign so I can re-use it. Short and sweet. I use the m****ts from the no tear to keep the packet together. I'm still tweaking it but it feels more organic for my type of show than a traditional newspaper effect.

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Is there a demo of Paula Paul's version? I've heard the effect mentioned , but have never seen it performed.
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On 2010-11-17 00:57, jskalon wrote:
Is there a demo of Paula Paul's version? I've heard the effect mentioned , but have never seen it performed.
Thanks



I believe there's none at the moment. I learned it from Paula's written instructions and from corresponding with her online.
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I find this post interesting because I bought several newspapers yesterday to work on one version. In the April 1992 edition of MAGIC there is an article on "The Incessant Newspaper" by Jim Steinmeyer. I always intended to try this effect; however, I never got started for one reason or another. I will start working on it this afternoon. If anyone has improvements or suggestions for this version, please let me know.
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I have always enjoyed Gene Anderson's classic version of this effect ever since seeing Doug Henning perform it live in the 1970's. Last month I caught Mark Mason's lecture tour when it stopped here in CT and now I'm a new "No-Tear" convert!

You start off with the pieces already torn but I'm not sure that anything's really lost there. It's the flash restoration that's a real eye-blinker. Here's a link with a clip of Mark doing it;

http://www.jbtv.co.uk/j-b-products/no-te......-154.php

What do you think Magi?
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Misterjeffo,
There is several conflecting feelings on newspapers tears.

Some believe the trick should go full circle.
Some believe there should be no folding marks on the restored newspaper.
Some only like easy to prepare, and do not feel the effort is worth preperation time needed.
Some like the slow visible restoration of torn pieces.
Some like the flash restoration.
Some think it should be a logical handling and others do not, they think the audience does not notice discripencies in the handling of the newspaper.

I do know there is enough versions that everyone should be performing this classic in their repertoire.
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I perform "Newsflash" and it always gets a hugh reaction. I love it!

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Bill Hegbli
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Joel Bauer Trade Show Torn and Restored Newspaper is the Alan Shaxon Newspaper Tear. There is an added feature in the preparation that is mentioned.

Yes, we can add Newsflash by Axel Hacklau to the list now.
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What version doesn't suffer from the visible folds in the restored newspaper?
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On 2013-02-24 04:21, robvh wrote:
What version doesn't suffer from the visible folds in the restored newspaper?


Actually, to my way of thinking which is different then yours, the folds lines as you call them are actually creases, left from the restoration. They are there because that is where it was restored together. I guess you see it differently.

So the only paper tear you should do is Pat Page 10 Second Paper Tear. Of course you may not like the fold the newspaper company puts in the spine and middle in the packing process. I can't justify that either, as there is not reason to have creases in any newspaper.
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Bill, thanks for this list. Thanks also for everyone's comments. A great amount of information.
Bill Hegbli
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Just noticed Paula Paul is currently selling her Torn and Restored Newspaper in the Let's Make A Deal section of the Café. Limited available and only selling till the end of this month. If interested, I suggest you hurry. First come - first serve.
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On 2013-01-16 23:42, Bill Hegbli wrote:
Joel Bauer Trade Show Torn and Restored Newspaper is the Alan Shaxon Newspaper Tear.

That is my favorite one. At times I have several gigs to do in a row. I do not want to go thru a procedure of setting a gimmick with glue.

Richard Osterlind shows a method too on one of his DVDs.
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My 2 favorites are the Gene Anderson tear and Andrew Maynes's "Tear down". For larger stage shows, I use the Anderson tear. for smaller
shows or close up, I use Tear down. I have seen the promo video for "Newsflash" and it looks great. I just have not justified the price in my mind yet. One cool advantage with tear down is you can do it impromptu. I have actually had a person go get a newspaper from the gift shop or lobby. They sign it and give it to me and I perform the tear and restore. It kills.
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Mixman,

The justification of "Axel Hecklau's Newsflash" price is the fact that you can do it with every single newspaper available in the world. Everything is included so you can go out, buy some different newspapers and start working on it. It's not just like any DVD that teaches something and then you need to buy extra stuff to start the work of a new routine.

Me too, I thought first, wow that's expensif, but I don't regret any cent for what I've paid for.

Thank you Axel.


Oliver.
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