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magicsphere
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Take a look at Jack from China in the taiwan variety show.
Billard ball manipulation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq6WTZ3Eoo4
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Nice. Dare I say technically perfect. But I like to see a smile once in a while...makes me think I'm not dealing with a machine.

JMHO
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Technically very, very good. A bit excessive on the juggling aspect, though IMO. Some would be ok, but just less of it to get the point across. The color changes were beautiful, and all without a ( . Except for the finesse of the juggling moves, everything was the standard, and most basic stuff. Just goes to show you that it still stands up!
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Jack was very skilled and you could tell did hundreds of hours of practice. I noticed the lack of connection with the audience as well, and no smile as well.

As a manipulator he is skilled, but I did not see one magical production in the routine. Fans of cards and single cards were not plucked from the air. It was more see my hands are empty, now see the fan of cards or the single card I was hiding.

I was not inspired by the none magical aspect of the act.

It seems more and more manipulators are performing this way, just a lot of moves, flipping cards and hand washing. Then cards are brought into few. No thought of making look like magic at all.

I believe a more proper title is Manipulator / Juggler as there was no magic.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3Ug7TGEk9E&feature=related <<< any books out there on his routine?
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On 2011-04-25 10:42, magicsphere wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3Ug7TGEk9E&feature=related <<< any books out there on his routine?


This act is considered close-up magic and can only be done in a formal set up as you see on the video. Not very good for the real world presentation of magic for everyday use.

Yes 90% of what he done is in print or video someplace. This is the kind of act you can put together buy reading books and studing magic. When you have the knowledge many things are possible.

I have no idea if Jack has published his close-up act in any form. The references would be extensive.
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Ripp off

Check out this act : I saw him on the french television at least 10 years ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHZaSKsVQYw&feature=related

Norbert Ferre act :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zqIqj-_pRs&feature=related
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I have always enjoyed the energy of Oguz Engin’s act. I saw him in Paris maybe 15 years ago (man how time flies!). He was high energy and got the crowds going. In person his act was so much better than experienced on film.

I’ve never seen Nobert Ferre before. He is one heck of a juggler (with a tad of magic tossed in for good measure).

Both those acts were superior to Jack’s. While his is very well practiced and polished it does not project to nor engage his audience. Just shows that similar (same?) acts can be so different in entertainment value.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jhy0XsT3jA&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8s5YPO66ZWE

2 more motivated and thoroughly entertaining billiard ball acts...
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Raymond Crowe's act is wonderful.

Topas' is not so goon in my opinion. Very repetitive and not very deceptive.
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