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This all of a sudden hits my head! I remember seeing this post from Akira Fujii of this guy's raw demo here some time ago. If I remember it right, the rubik's cube was mixed right before he tossed for the visual restore. I remember it being very clean. If this is that one, that's very exciting!

But again, I am not 100% certain. With all respect, I am very bad with Asian faces..
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Also interested in how difficult this is and if there is memory work involved.


I would imagine, though am not certain, that there is a small amount of memory work invloved.
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As far as the current rubix trick being reviewed :

Rubik's Nightmare is a two-phase professional routine directly from Michael's TV repertoire. Gimmickless. Angle proof. NO you do NOT need to know how to solve a Rubik's cube to learn this. Michael has done his work to sand it down and simplify the process. With multi-angle step by step instruction, you'll be performing Rubik's Nightmare in no time.

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Jermays is the same as this demo shows, no gimmick or memory work but with a kicker ending using a magic square which requires the minimum of memory but very simply as the number is basically forced by the performer with a very logical reason. I guess the difference between the 2 is this one the ending is throwing the cube in the air and solving it.
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Anyone know what Luke Jermay book this is in? I own practically all of them but have never come across this. Or maybe I purposefully skipped it when I saw someonthing about a rubiks cube XP


Interesting Rubik's Cube twist by Lam. I'm know as the Rubik's Cube magician because of my Rubik's Cube Manipulation Act. However, I do perform a few stand-up talking cube effects. I enjoyed watching the video but it lacks the full routine because of edit breaks and switches Smile



http://www.lybrary.com/rubix-square-p-11......74d7b5dc

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Do you have this Ustaad? Slight of hand? Switching cubes?

Easy? Medium? Beyond my ability?



Here's my review of Luke Jermay's effect if anyone is interested: http://www.calebwilesmagic.com/?p=2523

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Thanks. You just saved me $45
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Different strokes for different folks I guess Caleb, as Jermays version with a couple of my own touches has gone over well for the corporate crowd I've performed it for. I too luv the premise of the cube in presentations.
But anyway that's not the issue were I'm coming from. Do you see a different approach with this new version. As I stated above, "I could be missing something" if someone can see the difference between this and Jermays apart from the toss and solve at the end I'd really like to know. If its an improvement I'd like to buy it.
What's your thoughts on differences Caleb?
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I'm not sure who was the first to come up with the idea to have two cubes match, but I don't think it was Luke Jermay. Most versions I've seen come down to the handling of the one key moment that seems common to all versions I've come across. Luke's presentation does add something new with his presentation with the magic square, but I find the mistakes in the write up inexcusable. Like I mentioned in the review, I'm sure someone could finesse it into a great performance piece, but I just don't think it's a viable magic product to be selling to people at this point.

I also love cube effects so this will be on my "to buy" list no matter what I'm afraid. I wouldn't be surprised, however, if all previous versions are made pretty much obsolete once Greg Wilson releases his work on this plot. I REALLY can't wait for that.

All this talk of Rubik's Cube effects has got me thinking about which ones I may have missed over the years. Here's the ones I've investigated. Are there any other published effects that I'm missing?

Daryl's Enchanted Cube
Instacube
Mark Elsdon's The Last Word
Mark Elsdon's Rubik's Predicted
Mark Elsdon's Rubik's Remembered
Luke Jermay's Rubix Square
Ed Alonzo's Oral Fixational
Gustavo Raley's Magic Cube

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Dear All,

For those who are query about this effect, I sincerely hope that you will consider to get Michael Lam's Rubiks' Nightmare DVD as I am glad to get this before the world major release of this wonderful effect.

I like the effect because:
- Rubiks cube are common item, even more common than a deck of cards sometimes.
- It use only one non gimmick Rubik's cube for instant restoration, no alternation whatsoever require.
- It is easy to do.
- Visual effect
- Commercial

Michael Lam teaches the walk through step by step, with different camera angle including over the shoulder angle and slow motion to ENSURE that customer will learn how to do this effect with practice.

For your serious consideration before it sold out.

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[quote]On 2012-10-24 22:09, Caleb Wiles wrote:

Daryl's Enchanted Cube
Instacube
Mark Elsdon's The Last Word
Mark Elsdon's Rubik's Predicted
Mark Elsdon's Rubik's Remembered
Luke Jermay's Rubix Square
Ed Alonzo's Oral Fixational
Gustavo Raley's Magic Cube

Ha, LOL, I have the same. Oral fixation is another favorite of mine at the right time and place. I must say your taste is impeccable and you like the plot as much as I do, no doubting that. For the small price and because I'm a cube junkie I'll be picking this up. If there is only one slight improvement, I'll be happy. But at the moment after watching the demo it just seems so, so close. The square and the reason for it as the ending I think is well worth the price of Jermays manuscript. Thanks for the heads up on Wilson Caleb, I'll keep a watch for it.
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I saw Greg Wilson's a year or so ago. I figured it would be released by now. It's really good.
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I bought ONE SECOND CUBE in Japan a few months ago.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMLLMFLvmGU
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I bought ONE SECOND CUBE in Japan a few months ago.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMLLMFLvmGU


What do you think of it?
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At 2:10 you can see the whole trick http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCSKsckEd4g
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Thanks for the link Turpoint, as this video is more "revealing"... if ya know what I mean.
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I'm not sure who was the first to come up with the idea to have two cubes match, but I don't think it was Luke Jermay.


The plot was proposed as a challenge in Abracadabra magazine about 30 years ago, with a prize for whoever submitted the best solution. So the first person to publish the premise of a magician and spectator both mixing Rubik's Cubes and having both the cubes match may well have been Donald Bevan, the editor of Abra. Like with this current version, the methods published in Abra at the time relied on at least one of the cubes being miniature size.
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I'm not sure who was the first to come up with the idea to have two cubes match, but I don't think it was Luke Jermay.


The plot was proposed as a challenge in Abracadabra magazine about 30 years ago, with a prize for whoever submitted the best solution. So the first person to publish the premise of a magician and spectator both mixing Rubik's Cubes and having both the cubes match may well have been Donald Bevan, the editor of Abra. Like with this current version, the methods published in Abra at the time relied on at least one of the cubes being miniature size.


Thanks for the info. I always find it interesting to investigate the history of effects.

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I'm confused guys...the promo and type for this effect states it is Gimmickless yet all the pre-sales say Gimmick and DVD...which is it?, can anyone confirm?
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Anyone know what Luke Jermay book this is in? I own practically all of them but have never come across this. Or maybe I purposefully skipped it when I saw someonthing about a rubiks cube XP


Interesting Rubik's Cube twist by Lam. I'm know as the Rubik's Cube magician because of my Rubik's Cube Manipulation Act. However, I do perform a few stand-up talking cube effects. I enjoyed watching the video but it lacks the full routine because of edit breaks and switches Smile



http://www.lybrary.com/rubix-square-p-11......74d7b5dc

Smile


Do you have this Ustaad? Slight of hand? Switching cubes?

Easy? Medium? Beyond my ability?



Here's my review of Luke Jermay's effect if anyone is interested: http://www.calebwilesmagic.com/?p=2523

Caleb


So, what's the verdict, Luke's is not that good.
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