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Thanks a lot zombie magic for your review. I'm so glad you loved slide as much as we do.
The things that are most real to me are the illusions which I create...everything else is quicksand...
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On 2012-07-29 13:16, r99h wrote:
Thank you very much for the review, Zombie. I was reticent to get this until I saw a positive review due to the price. But seeing how much you were looking forward to getting and performing this and then learning that you were so pleased with the product, has made up my mind for me. I just feel guilty now for letting you 'risk' your money on my behalf...


Don't feel guilty. I wait for reviews myself, letting others take the leap of faith first. The price was a bit of a concern for me. The trailer had me very interested, but those don't always match what you get. If Paul Harris and Titans's names weren't on it, I would have waited. I just had a gut feeling and went with it. I've been lucky lately doing that.

It's actually not a one trick dvd. They could have just done a playing card and waited for others to come up with ideas. I can appreciate the thought that went into this using cards, bills, business cards and matchbooks. So it's very versatile.

And for playing cards, you can use any brand. Now, it comes with 12 red back, mismade, Mandolin playing cards for the mismade slide. But I have an idea to use those even of you use another brand/color(s) back cards.

With the deck of your choice, they select any card ( wink ). Put down the deck and say you have a prediction in your wallet. Take out the prediction and....it matches, but the card is in two halves ( act surprised or whatever your character dictates ). Oh mighty wizard you are, you do the mismade slide and they get to keep the card ( if you like ). It will cost $1 per card if you go that way, so you may want to save the giveaway for a special occasion ( like when you're getting paid;-)

Anyone paying $55, do yourself a great service and take a few minutes to make up a bill and perform it. Just go to a dollar store, or mall or anywhere and show someone. The reaction you'll get from the bill sliding and restoring will make you pleased with the price you paid.

They could have supplied the gimmick, a sloppy, one idea DVD and it still would have been worth the price for me. The amount of thought that they put into this project is amazing. From the multiple ideas, to the beautiful filming and music, this should have been $100.

I've performed it, it works as advertised and I'm keeping this in my wallet. I don't believe ( educated guess ) that you could follow this. "Maybe" with the Haunted Pack or Justin Miller's " Summons".

The only angle to be concerned with is directly behind you. But as I said earlier, if you bring it down and close to you, that's eliminated.
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Do you need a wallet to perform this???
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Thanks Zombie! I am no longer in doubt and will be getting this! Thanks again!
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No wallet is needed to perform Slide. The wallet can be used as a natural way to ditch ( you just took whatever you use out of it ) but if you want to palm, holdout, or ditch ( they give an old standby method for ditching ) you can. For the bill, I liked the wallet. Other may not and can use their favorite method.

I have only made and performed the bill ( use crisps bills, take your time getting the alignment right, etc ). I actually bought this for the mismade card. And it looks great on the demo. But, I think I'm going to stick with the bill and matchbook. I love playing cards, but for some reason, I think the bill and matchbook is stronger. Others can decide for themselves.

As I said, this is actually easy. But I've done the $100 Bill witch since it came out in the 70's ( doesn't use that method;-) and other bill routines ( transpos ) so I was comfortable with this. And I did work with it for many, many hours.

So, you do have to practice. I'm used to waiting a week or month(s) before doing something new. I just found this, for the bill, easy for me. Others may find the card easier, etc. We're all different. And maybe someone will write me saying I'm an idiot and this stinks. lol.

I do know that if Magician X did this at an L&L shoot and it was performance only, he'd get hate mail from around the world as to why it wasn't taught. And then 6 months later it would come out as a single dvd;-)
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Thanks for the info, Zombie Magic
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New Report ( sorry, but I'm excited about this ).

Did it the mirror. Took it out of the wallet, put the wallet back in my pocket, did the slide and.......ditched the gimmick into the Kaylor U.C.C.U.

So, if that's something you use, it makes a nice ditch area.
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On 2012-07-29 15:21, Zombie Magic wrote:
So, you do have to practice. I'm used to waiting a week or month(s) before doing something new. I just found this, for the bill, easy for me. Others may find the card easier, etc. We're all different. And maybe someone will write me saying I'm an idiot and this stinks. lol.


"Stitched" was the only thing I can think of that I immediately put into my performing repertoire. I, too, try it out for quite some time before deciding to use an effect. It took me about 5 years to use an invisible deck (the card mechanics just didn't seem to work right for me), and now I use it all the time. Good to hear that this could be a quick one to perform.
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OK, new update:

I picked the Bill Slide to learn first and that is actually the most difficult. lol.

The business card is so easy. You really can do it within minutes of understanding the gimmick. Bills, because they are thinner, etc. actually take longer to look good. I mean, the gimmick does the slide right away, but bills just have certain properties about them that card stock doesn't.

So, when you get this, have fun watching the dvd, but do the business card or playing card first. That way you'll see how easy this is. Unless you're OCD like me, wait on the bills after you fall in love with the cards.

It was actually funny when I went to do the business card. I was like, "that's it"?

PLUS: business cards and playing cards are paper, so when you tear them, they are a bit frayed. When you fold them, at the crease they look a bit frayed. That actually helps with the illusion.

Still love the bill, but it will take you longer. Do the cards first.
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Thank you Zombie Magic,
I am glad you are having so much fun with Slide.
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Here in the uk.I saw Dynamo, on his show magician impossible.Doing the same effect with a postcard.Can anyone confirm that was slide.
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Got mine yesterday and have been fooling around with the playing card version. Pretty easy, and a clever gimmick.

Haven't seen the Dynamo thing, but it's certainly possible to do with a postcard.
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Finally I'm back after having my email closed down, and never being able to use it to log in again!

OKAY, just wanted to give my comments on this trick... as it held my interest for a long time, and, arrived yesterday.

It's not often I feel like this, but just want to say, that I think this, is totally awesome. Really,.. I do... from the production values of the DVD, to the trick itself, teaching techniques, and just the IDEA behind it all... I seriously love this trick.

I was fascinated by the trailer, which, in my opinion is one of the most honest, clean and genuine trailers I have seen for years in the magic community. I HAD A STRONG idea of how this worked... and, spent many hours actually trying to CREATE my own gimmick on how I assumed it worked. I ended up spending a lot of money on all sorts of tings, from elastic, to magnets, to metal shim.. and had some success, but it was never that convincing. THE GIMMICK SLIDE USES, is absolutely brilliant. Seriously... it is absolutely wonderful, precision engineered. I REALISE NOW, I COULD NEVERRRRRRRRRRRR have recreated my own! And that is a beautiful feeling....

I really, really, like this trick. Muchos respect to De Mon and Titanas. I am glad to have invested in your idea.
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I bought Slide, my decision being made on the feedback Zombie gave. I don't regret it. I can only echo the above posts: The gimmick is of a very high, professional quality and is easy to use; the DVD is very well produced and gives great instruction; the uses for the gimmick are only limited by your creativity; and if I go on I'll be using more cliches than a politician! Thank you to all involved, and thank you once again, Zombie, for taking the plunge and giving us your initial reaction to this amazing utility.
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On 2012-07-31 13:46, r99h wrote:
I bought Slide, my decision being made on the feedback Zombie gave. I don't regret it. I can only echo the above posts: The gimmick is of a very high, professional quality and is easy to use; the DVD is very well produced and gives great instruction; the uses for the gimmick are only limited by your creativity; and if I go on I'll be using more cliches than a politician! Thank you to all involved, and thank you once again, Zombie, for taking the plunge and giving us your initial reaction to this amazing utility.


I saw my name and got scared!

It really is an amazing little gimmick. I'm going to work on the matchbook this week. There's just something about striking a match and the torn flap stars to move that intrigues me.
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Just a heads up that SLIDE is now shipping at http://www.PaulHarrisPresents.com

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Ok Dynamo didn't use slide.Youll have to forgive me,i havent had any interest with close up magic for over a decade.I have been doing mentalism all this time.
Dynamo has rekindled my interest.Dynamos routine is something I would like to do with slide.I have just ordered slide from magic tricks uk.
The routine is you have a married/engaged couple with six matching postcards,You talk about the special bond that you can see in the couple.You have them tear the postcards in half.Shuffle them and place them in a row face down.you get the male and the female volunteers to point to one piece of face down card in there rows.When turned over the postcards when put side by side make a complete postcard.Then you could use slide to restore the postcard,dynamo restored them using a diff method.
Then using a classical bit of mentalism,he asks them to think of the person theyd like to send it to.Plus what town they live in etc. He writes what he has picked up.Sure enough when they announce the details it matches whats wrote on the postcard.I don't know how part 1 was achieved ie getting the torn up postcards to match.It can not be oil and water/out of this world.I would use slide when I get it for the restoration.The final part mindreading easy one.Can anyone help me with part one of this routine.please pm me.I look forward to making this routine with slide a miracle.Thanks guys.Looking forward to getting slide from magic tricks.
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On 2012-07-19 01:29, D Byrd wrote:
My crotch is my best feature. I've got a face made for radio.


LOL!!! D Byrd we are having the same best features! Hahaha!!!

As for the trick, I think is ok,another gimmick that I believe its ok, especially for young beginners that like to show to their friends their new trick. Personally,i like my magic to be as close to the real thing. When I tear a card , I prefer it to look normal, nobody is tearing an everyday card in middle, like in those videos! Only if your fingers are scissors or something! Maybe that's ok for spectator, we always think the magical way but then again people are not stupid! Also I always say that less is more, so I prefer rather than doing the restoration through an animation, to just do separately the restoration and maybe after an animation, an animation that would be very little but it will have much more wonder.
At the end of the day, if you like it you buy it, if not you don't! I think the price is fair and that a magician with average knowledge knows what is he going to recieve. Personally, I would never perform it since there are many other excellent restorations that look more magical.
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1908,
If you had the effect you would already know that in order to tear the card like that you first fold it in half and crease it well.
Since me and you have issues which go back in time, I hope we keep this thread clean.
If you want to tell me again how much you hate me please feel free to pm me.
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Titanas,

I honestly have no issues with you! You know how much I love you! You have to finally understand after so many years, that when I write bad comments (and actually this time not so bad) for the effects you put in market, it is not always bad marketing...Smile Maybe the opposite...Maybe I am trying to help your sales... Think about it!
Effect is good and price is fair, as I wrote before if you like what you see buy it! My philosopy in magic is to avoid gimmicks as much as I can, especially if I can have the same result without them. that's all! I am just writing my opinion for the videos you uploaded!
Thanks,
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