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reed kammerer
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What tricks have you gotten this year that you should save your money on and bought?
paperinick
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Basically you want a list of "lemons".
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And the creation
Between the emotion
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Inexplicable - this is not a bad trick, but I got the feeling that it was extremely over-hyped; there are better methods out there plus the implementation itself (the gimmicked prediction) could have been chosen better. Not worth it.
No Diary Diary - again, very nice idea with a bad implementation. No useful pattern for the performer to compute the card, but a visible pattern for the spectator with a chance to be picked up. Not really an improvement over the original Cronologue from Bob Cassidy. Although I have to say that the gimmick finish was perfect. I wish a little bit more thought was put into.
Kind of "what were they thinking".
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Thumb Tips ( since they keep selling them ). They can't examine your hands and we know how important it is for punters to examine everything, otherwise the trick sucks ( in Vegas everyone leaves their seats and goes on stage to examine everything ).
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Zombie, I guess you are attempting the prize for the worst analogy, right? Smile
If the thumb tip would have been shipped fluorescent green I would (almost) agree with you. The point is that a TT as a tool is supposed to never been seen by a spectator. A prediction (or the calendar cards which are in the hands of the spectator) is something totally different.
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Have to agree with Zombie Magic. TT's are just to 'gimmicked' Pure slieght of hand is so much better.

I'm also disappointed with Sharpie Pens. That ink is way too permanent! Using one can totally spoil even a top quality deck of cards.

:)
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On 2013-10-05 15:51, paperinick wrote:
The point is that a TT as a tool is supposed to never been seen by a spectator.


??????????? I'll have to read the instructions again.

I bought my first one in 1965, made of metal so us kids could vanish lit cigs. Now we have a society of big babies where kids can't even bring knives to school. When will the madness end?
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Yeah. Lately I've been using a TT instead of IT
Not going well... I know spectators aren't supposed to be able to see it, but they keep asking me why I have the coin balanced on my thumb... Am I doing something wrong?
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I think there is a misunderstanding. I will restate my point:
If you were a TT manufacturer and you could choose between skin color and fluorescent, which one would you choose? Choosing fluorescent when you have the option to go with something closer to skin color seems pretty dumb. That's all. This is I believe what happened with both tricks I mentioned. They could have gone skin-color but they picked fluorescent. What were they thinking...
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True. I'd definitely like a fluorescent sharpie. Does anyone know if they are being manufactured?
Be ideal for dark venues.
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My first TT was metal, too. My dad gave it to me when I was 11 years old. I wish I still had it.

I'm trying to think of the worst trick I bought this year. I wasn't real crazy about "Coincidence" by Kreis Magic.

I thought it was cheaply made and the method could have been a lot better. Also, the coins weren't really glued - they were taped, so I thought the ad was misleading.

Robert
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Ballinger's DOS System looked great on the video demo. It's just "ok". It was only about $20 and you got a DVD. But it made things far more complicated than they needed to be and was a brand/color specific prop.
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Hotel. Snooze fest. Not sure why I bought it.
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Count me among those whose first TT was metal. And, yes, it was marketed as the disappearing cigarette in handkerchief trick.
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I believe what the original poster was trying to say was:

What tricks do you regret purchasing so far this year?
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On 2013-10-05 18:03, emyers99 wrote:
Hotel. Snooze fest. Not sure why I bought it.


I actually had been contemplating getting this. Thanks for the heads up.
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On 2013-10-05 18:03, emyers99 wrote:
Hotel. Snooze fest. Not sure why I bought it.


I actually had been contemplating getting this. Thanks for the heads up.


I have had hotel for a couple months and I use it all the time, I love it! It isn't really a presentation piece, but rather just a casual offbeat effect.. I love performing it! Pretty much self-working too. No sleights
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Old method and a lot to carry. I tried to give away at last magic meeting and no one wanted it. It works fine. Just not that powerful IMO.
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On 2013-10-05 21:03, emyers99 wrote:
Old method and a lot to carry. I tried to give away at last magic meeting and no one wanted it. It works fine. Just not that powerful IMO.


Agreed. I really wanted to like it. Just seemed too contrived.
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