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And what a great price!
Can't wait, surprised there hasn't been more hullabaloo about this!

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Thanks for the info Kyle

Did not realise I had made the short list

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Andy, Your "Invisible Card" routine is one of my faves in the book. Diabolic!

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OOO Ben this type of updates just make me suffer, you just make me anxious.

I LOVE SR since the moment I learned it.

I can't wait to get my hands on this book.

I wish you the best luck with this FANTASTIC proyect.
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Exciting project - looking forward to this one!
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When will we get the full detail of what it contains ?
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Ben, any news?

Please!

:)
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I'll post a full list of contents within days. Thanks for your interest and excitement.

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Ben,

Will this be published in book format like the others before it or will this be strictly ebook? I would prefer to get a nice printed copy. If that is the case, any idea when that version might be out? Thanks.
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Hi David,

A PRINTED version is planned and will be available about two weeks after the ebook release. Same size as the other volumes to make a nice set.

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Great!
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Woohoo!
Looking forward Ben!

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Hi there:

As promised recenty, here's a complete listing of the material included in SILENT RUNNING THREE.

We are on schedule for release in the first week of May, 2011. Be sure to PRE-ORDER before then to save $7.50 over the regular price.
That's just $20.00 as opposed to $27.50 AFTER May 5.

Here we go:



CONTENTS: SR3

Foreword by Steve Shufton
Introduction

PART ONE: NOVELTY

SRX by Greg Arce
This is a direct and INSTANT revelation of a large "X" (in permanent marker) on the surface of the merely "thought-of"* card. A deck is tabled, the spectator creates a playing card in her head, and then whammo--you spread the deck showing the hit. The card can be removed and examined. What I really love about this is it's instantaneous nature. The deck is just spread in one smooth action and you have a moment of amazement. Pretty much self-working.

Silently Visual by Josh Zandman
My good friend Josh Zandman has extended the Silent Running procedure into the realms of a drawing duplication or word divination. You can use this as an additional climax (once you've divined the "thought-of" card), or you can use it stand alone--allowing the cards to fall into background memory--as you highlight the drawing duplication/word divination.

Dummy-Spit by Greg Arce
Greg Arce's funny and mysterious routine with "word cards" and a vent dummy. Funny and powerful. Basically, a "thought-of" card leads the word "dummy" on the back of playing card. This then leads to the big box that's been on show the whole performance. Inside is a vent dummy. In it's pocket is the "thought-of" card!

Silent Steam by Paul Smith
Paul has realized a super-clever way of making the name of the "thought-of card" appear in the most mysterious of places. Like on wine glasses, for instance. You'll be freaking people out with this.

Commandment by Kyle MacNeill
Never in a thousand years would I have thought of this. But young Kyle MacNeill has combined the Silent Running principle with the Bible and created a lovely divination of one of the "Ten Commandments" AND ALSO a correct revelation of a chosen "Gospel". (With printable artwork).

The Silent Bowler by Kyle MacNeill
Here Kyle applies the ideas set forth above and applies them to sports. The sport in this instance is Ten Pin Bowling with a reveal correctly predicting one of the ten bowling pins and the type of ball used to hit it. A twin prediction that is applicable to other sports too. Can you apply this to your sport of choice? (With printable artwork).

Blind Silent Running by Michael Daniels
Michael was not happy with the suit selection process in the original Silent Running and has developed a simple way to prove that the suits are random. A great tool to add to your knowledge base for those occasions when you really want to appear fair and above board.

The One by Ben Harris
This is a way of allowing a choice of number (apparently FROM 1 - 10) without calling any attention to the "1" or "10" limit. Again, this is another tool to add to your SR Toolbox.


PART TWO: IONIC

Ionic - The Force
Placing certain rules in play with Ray Hyman's Finger Force from 1953 has resulted in a procedure that compresses the CrossRoads Set (eight cards) down to just THREE outs. This opens up all sorts of amazing possibilities. You can now place a SINGLE ENVELOPE on the table BEFORE beginning. A spectator "thinks" of a card (via the SR/IONIC procedure) and then you reveal a hit by tipping one card from the envelope. It matches the "though-of" card. No more multiple envelopes required.

Ionic - Tangent
This expands on the above and allows a FREE CHOICE of suit. The correct card is still tipped from the envelope at the end! In this instance the SR/IONIC procedure being used for the "random selection" of a number only. Combining this with a FREE choice of suit adds a dimension of looseness.

BukJuk by Ben Harris
This is worth it's weight in gold. It's a stand up solution to the "Golden Moment" problem posed in CrossRoads. A spectator is invited to assist an a playing card is tucked back out into his belt. Now he creates a card in his head, changing his mind as often as he likes. He then announces his "thought-of" card and the card tucked in his belt is shown to be an exact match. This uses the SR/IONIC procedure along with the clever BukJuk card. This card shows a back and ANY of the THREE faces required to bring the effect to a smashing conclusion. Easy to make, allow about 5 minutes! Ideal for the "street" theatre, stage and T.V. Not for close up.

The Invisible Card by Andrew Brown
Andrew has created a stunner here. He has designed a "no questions asked" procedure and wrapped it within an "Invisible Deck" plot. NO CARDS are actually used, and you identify the "thought-of" card WITHOUT asking a single question. This is a real worker!

Silent Witness by Ben Harris
This is a close up version of the "Golden Moment" that can also play on the largest stage. One face down card is placed on the table. A spectator creates a playing card in her head. A second spectator is invited to adjudicate, making sure there is NO sleight of hand or trickery. He writes the identity of the tabled card on a piece of paper BEFORE the first spectator reveals what card she has created in her head. "I do not want you thinking that I used some sneaky magician's trick to SWITCH my prediction card after you name it...So, I will have you write down it's identity BEFORE the card is named... please do so now... and sign it too, please." Under these fairest of conditions, the card that the spectator wrote down (and certified with his signature) MATCHES the yet to be revealed "thought of" card! (Printable gimmick included).

Razor by Ben Harris
For the card workers. This gets away from the mentalism approaches and finds a spectator locating her "thought-of" card by cutting an indifferent card into the deck. This "magnetic card" is then found directly beside the card she is thinking of. Yet, she had a genuinely FREE CHOICE of where she cut it into the deck. The deck can even be shuffled, yet the "magnetic card" still attracts the UNKNOWN "thought-of" card. With this clever effect you do not even need to know the identity of the card the spectator is "thinking of." It's a self-worker you can perform with any deck at any time!

The WTF Exercise by Ben Harris
One of the outside influences that lead to IONIC was an attempt to make some sense out of an ACAAN routine called WTF. This used a hodge-podge of ideas in a not so nicely constructed handling. Here's my attempt at removing some kinks by applying IONIC across the range of choices in the effect. (Number selection, suit selection, position in deck, etc). The result is wound up tight, but we then loosen it by freeing up some choices, like FREE CHOICE of number in the deck. It's interesting to see how IONIC "fits" over the ACAAN plot. I'm sure this will inspire you to explore.



ESSAY: SILENT DESTINATION

This 21 page essay by marshall arts master Mark Trudinger will have you thinking about the "classic" elements of CrossRoads and Silent Running in ways you've not considered before. Mark's goal is to create a TOTAL experience for the spectator by having her decide EVERYTHING throughout the effect. This means that she not only "creates" a card in her head, she then tells YOU want SHE wants to do with her imagined card. Finally, the card appears at a position once again designated BY the SPECTATOR. Includes handling, psychological constructs, discussion and scripted effects.

Silent Running Three is a 90+ page pdf that is fully photo-illustrated.
Available from http://www.wowbound.com for $20.00 prior to May 5, 2011. $27.50 after May 5.

*(All references to "thought-of" card imply a card imagined via the SR or IONIC procedures)


Cheers

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Sad to see SRA-SRM didn't make it. This summary sounds great though
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Hey man,

I'm sorry it didn't make it. I had to be very selective with material in order to present the desired mix of novelty and to make room for the newer advances. This does not mean your routine and concept does not have merit. I thinks it's wonderful.
I really appreciate all of the support and creativity you have offered.

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By the way everyone, I'm still sending SRA-SRM for free to those who purchased at least the first volume of silent running (as it talks in depth about the procedure, going now to an apparent full deck choice).
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Already pre-order SR3.
Great thinkers and interesting routines.
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Thanks guys!

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Thank YOU for putting all this stuff together! Smile
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Ok, we've taken a decision this morning to "stop the presses," so to speak. Some last minute material for SR3 has just come in and it's so good it MUST be included. No ifs or buts about it.

So, Silent Running Three is having it's release date pushed back to MAY 10, 2011. That's ten days later than promised. But, it will be worth the wait, believe me.

Those who have PRE-ORDERED have acquired themselves a great little deal as the book is getting fatter by the day. If you don't want to wait an extra ten days, simply ask for a refund, no worries at all.

If you WANT to PRE-ORDER you can save yourself $7.50 if you do it by MAY 10. (Yes, we will extend the offer to coincide with the release date).

Thanks for your patience.

Benny
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