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Daryl -the other brother
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Ever practice Hi-Tech moves for Hours...Weeks...Months and then be to nervous to use them in a working environment? They work fine on family and friends but "at work" I still rely on the tried and true, afraid to break new ground.
David Neighbors
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Yeah, when you are working for the $$$ you use what you know works!!! That's not to say that I don't use hard moves but I have done them 10000 Times!!! You have to try them out on people you have worked for a lot! Again I would put them with the walk on water tricks! You do one only after they know you are Good!

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TheJames
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Oh yeah, I know what that feels like. I had the Ring Leader routine down, and when I went to my first gig since learning it, I decided not to use it because I had so many other things that I knew would kill. Yeah, I'm a chicken. But once you do that routine that you have been working on, you'll do it forever. It's that first time that's the hardest
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Justin Craddock
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I am afraid to do coins for people, even though I know I'm good at it; and when I do them they "kill". This is just a confidence issue, and I am just starting to get over it. A Magician I know told me to "just do it", and believe it or not it helps so much to just do it.
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huggie50
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Keep practicing the sleights, one day you will feel confident with it and start using it. It just takes practice and time.
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Jonathan Townsend
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Sure, I still don't use Ramsay's mid-air vanish in public. The one-handed vanish I do use took a couple of years of practice before it went into performance. The classic pass is something that remains outside my comfort zone so instead I use a reverse pass.

Hope this perspective helps
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Stephen Barney
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Remember that it's not the sleight that makes the magic. Fred Kapps was not afraid to use a gimick rather than a sleight. his philosophy was use the simplest method to make the magic happen. I think we often learn complicated sleight just for self gratification. Hey I can talk Smile
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On 2004-06-17 14:33, Stephen Barney wrote:
Remember that it's not the sleight that makes the magic. Fred Kapps was not afraid to use a gimick rather than a sleight. his philosophy was use the simplest method to make the magic happen. I think we often learn complicated sleight just for self gratification. Hey I can talk Smile


I agree totally. The audience does not know the difference between a difficult sleight and an easy one. They shouldn't know the difference becuase is shouldn't be seen at all. I enjoy practicing hard moves because it gives me that sense of accomplishment.
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