The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Latest and Greatest? » » Army of One by Rus Andrews (0 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

 Go to page [Previous]  1~2
jcroop
View Profile
Special user
727 Posts

Profile of jcroop
Great customer service. José contacted me and made this a successful interaction.

He is obviously working hard to make MentalShocks successful. Thanks.

Jim
dpe666
View Profile
Inner circle
2894 Posts

Profile of dpe666
Quote:
On 2011-05-12 21:25, jcroop wrote:

He is obviously working hard to make MentalShocks successful.
Jim


Yes, he is. Smile
Chris Piercy
View Profile
Special user
Dorset, England
932 Posts

Profile of Chris Piercy
Really liked this effect but with the new handling that I got I like it even more, cleans it up nicely!
tgplano
View Profile
Special user
Ted Gillam
614 Posts

Profile of tgplano
I posted the comments below in another forum but, wanted to make sure it appeared here also.

"Very nice routine and very well written up and well thought out. I appreciate a writer that eliminates those things which are not absolutely necessary.

My only problem is the one “simple” sleight required to pull it off. Even though I’ve done card magic for over 40 years that is the one sleight I’ve never felt comfortable performing. I’m now trying to come up with effective alternatives.

Given the above. It is a good effect and well worth the price."

Now that I've read the above I look forward to getting the new handling to see if it corrects my problems.

Ted
Mentalism for the Metroplex
Rizzo
View Profile
Inner circle
East Coast
3130 Posts

Profile of Rizzo
The additional handling is a nice addition that is not difficult to execute. You take back the deck from the spectator for a few seconds while you recap the complete fairness of their freely turning over any card they like. Your move is complete and you hand them the deck back and let them run through the cards themselves to see what card they freely reversed. They do this themselves and the only thing to find at this point is a complete deck of cards with only one card reversed, their free selection. Bam, a perfect match to your prediction. Try out the additional handling. Funny thing is after running through the original pdf file and missing a step I discovered this handling too and it fit me better. Try it and use it, this way or the original way. It's good!
Nothing Personal-Strictly Business
Card-chaos
View Profile
New user
46 Posts

Profile of Card-chaos
Okay Rus sent me an updated method for this, a tiny change makes a HUGE difference! this effect is now even better.

I tried it out earlier today using the new handling I recieved, the look on the spectators face when they discover thier freely chosen card has FATE on the back is priceless! The new handling lets the spectator do near on all the work, and all the clean up work is done halfway through the effect which is great as I'm way ahead of the spectator.

Also as a force this is great as the spectator can now go through the cards themselve's and take it out without showing the performer, once again they are doing all the work, apart from a minor part this is pretty much hands off! GREAT effect.

Thanks for the new handling Rus.

Im looking forward to Numbers Re-run!
Roki
View Profile
Special user
London
742 Posts

Profile of Roki
This is the kind of effect I like . But a typical problem with buying magic is you have to buy it to see if you like the handling . I can think of some easy ways to do it .. but don't particularly like the way I would have to handle the cards to find the selection , so I would be curious if there was a better way here . But typically there is no demo so I don't even know what the spec sees ! Too expensive for one trick that I have to gamble on , for me .
I only mention this because I am finding it an increasing problem in buying magic . We don't just want effects , the handling makes all the difference and I have been fooled many times into buying effects that I wont use.
Rus ANDREWS
View Profile
Inner circle
1449 Posts

Profile of Rus ANDREWS
Hi Roki

I hear where you are coming from, I too have been burnt like that and fully understand what you mean.

I will shoot a full demo of this in a live working enviroment and post it tommorrow for you.

Hope this helps

All the best

R
Card-chaos
View Profile
New user
46 Posts

Profile of Card-chaos
I have been using this, and its great, as I mentioned above the look on the specs face when they see the fate card is great. The handling for this is simple and direct.

Look forward to seeing the demo.
dpe666
View Profile
Inner circle
2894 Posts

Profile of dpe666
This is a great trick, and now is even better with the new handling. Smile
Rus ANDREWS
View Profile
Inner circle
1449 Posts

Profile of Rus ANDREWS
Thanks for all te comments guys, the additional handling does make this a more powerful effect.

Glad you enjoy It

Demo will be up tomorrow.

All the best

R
Roki
View Profile
Special user
London
742 Posts

Profile of Roki
Ok , a good response which deserves respect . Thank you .
Can you post a link to the demo please rus ?
Maynard
View Profile
Regular user
189 Posts

Profile of Maynard
This sounds great. Looking forward to the demo, thanks Rus.
NFW
View Profile
Inner circle
UK
1050 Posts

Profile of NFW
Any one have a link to the demo ??
Rus ANDREWS
View Profile
Inner circle
1449 Posts

Profile of Rus ANDREWS
Hi

Demo will be up this afternoon

I will post a link

All the best

R
Rus ANDREWS
View Profile
Inner circle
1449 Posts

Profile of Rus ANDREWS
Hi All

Here is a demo video of ARMY OF ONE that was taken last night at a shot bar called BOHO on the south coast.
Is Stopped in for a beer so thought id freak out the barman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJx3SfIUZ_g

All the best

R
Olympic Adam
View Profile
Inner circle
1249 Posts

Profile of Olympic Adam
Great video - still have to bash this one out before I give it a fair review, had lots of Rus' work to get through with Numbers Re-run
Maynard
View Profile
Regular user
189 Posts

Profile of Maynard
Thanks for the demo Rus, just ordered.

Cheers
kambiz
View Profile
Inner circle
Perth, down by the cool of the pool
1129 Posts

Profile of kambiz
Rus,

How does the method for this differ from Eric Ross's Election?

Kam
If I speak forth, many a mind will shatter,
And if I write, many a pen will break.
.....and when I consider my own self, lo, I find it coarser than clay!
Rus ANDREWS
View Profile
Inner circle
1449 Posts

Profile of Rus ANDREWS
Good question…

Election is a great effect, but does has its flaws.. One being that the spectator cutting the deck behind their back, to the smarter laymen would place the card the spectator reversed near the bottom of the deck?

Trying to explain this without exposure is hard.

Also getting a spectator to cut the deck behind their back is hard work as 9 times out of ten they will either drop them or bring them back to the front to cut them as they are struggling with it.

These were the parts I didn’t like and wanted to eradicate. Also ARMY OF ONE takes a second to set and is pretty much impromptu.

This uses only one deck and has 5 routines that come with it for gamblers, mentalists and magicians.

I have sent you a PM.

All the best

R
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Latest and Greatest? » » Army of One by Rus Andrews (0 Likes)
 Go to page [Previous]  1~2
X
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2020 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.11 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL