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TyTheMagician
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Harry promoting his books is no different than all the Ellusonist guys promoting the new "best release of the year." No different. If you guys had published works filled with genuinely good routines of IMPROMPTU card magic, you probably would promote your stuff too! I own none of Harry's work(currently studying the Royal Road), but from watching some clips of him on YouTube, I can say he's definitely one of the most ENTERTAINING magicians I've ever seen, if not the most entertaining! In fact, I wish he had more videos out there for us to watch. Sure, some of the tricks may use similar methods to others, but the presentation he puts on it makes it very interesting. Besides that, a book with over 50-150 tricks will provide you with far better value than the $40 reused, gimmicky trick that just came out.
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On Mar 6, 2014, TyTheMagician wrote:
Harry promoting his books is no different than all the Ellusonist guys propreformere new "best release of the year." No different. If you guys had published works filled with genuinely good routines of IMPROMPTU card magic, you probably would promote your stuff too! I own none of Harry's work(currently studying the Royal Road), but from watching some clips of him on YouTube, I can say he's definitely one of the most ENTERTAINING magicians I've ever seen, if not the most entertaining! In fact, I wish he had more videos out there for us to watch. Sure, some of the tricks may use similar methods to others, but the presentation he puts on it makes it very interesting. Besides that, a book with over 50-150 tricks will provide you with far better value than the $40 reused, gimmicky trick that just came out.
the obvious difference is that I don't see those guys putting down the people that suggest other things, they simply suggest them. Where as I've seen harry talk down to many people because they left his tricks or books out of a thread asking for certain things. And in the "new to magic" section none the less. Is that how we as magicians want to greet The newcomers into the hobby? By calling them idiots because they didn't know about some books written by a grumpy old preformer?

I'm not saying his material isn't worth checking out, it's just that the attitude he carries on forum isn't welcoming to say the least. Not to mention closedminded
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Talk about attitude!! God save us.
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Wonder what name he used before Jealous Dude?
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Harry,

I recently stumbled upon your linking card routine. It has become my new favorite linking ... anything routine. I have a few of your books and DVDs. I purchased your memory system many, many years ago, and still use the concepts. Not as well as you do, but I use them.

However, if I were to purchase one single DVD you have created, which would you suggest? That may seem like a difficult request, so let me elaborate. I would like to get just one of your DVDs, perhaps the best card DVD for great effects that don't take years of practice. I have a set of card effects that I do, most of which I have developed on my own, some of which don't look anything like where I learned them from, but are adaptations of some wonderful card magicians, but I would like to add just one or two "Harry Lorayne" inspired card tricks.

KJ
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I know you said one DVD, but just get his Best Ever volumes 1 to 4. You can't go wrong.
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On Mar 6, 2014, TyTheMagician wrote:
Harry promoting his books is no different than all the Ellusonist guys promoting the new "best release of the year." No different. If you guys had published works filled with genuinely good routines of IMPROMPTU card magic, you probably would promote your stuff too! I own none of Harry's work(currently studying the Royal Road), but from watching some clips of him on YouTube, I can say he's definitely one of the most ENTERTAINING magicians I've ever seen, if not the most entertaining! In fact, I wish he had more videos out there for us to watch. Sure, some of the tricks may use similar methods to others, but the presentation he puts on it makes it very interesting. Besides that, a book with over 50-150 tricks will provide you with far better value than the $40 reused, gimmicky trick that just came out.


TY!!! You may be REALLY NEW (as far as your number of posts), but, it's obvious to me that you have a much better idea of what this Café is all about. Thank you for your comment! --Besides, you saved me from having to type that!

Your next to last sentence sums it up very well. (IT'S THE PERFORMER, and his PRESENTATION, not the PROP!!!

I'm certainly not a cardician! But, I've known most of the good ones for the last 50 years! (Dai Vernon, Charlie Miller, Alex Elmsley,Frank Garcia, Jack Pyle,Ed Marlo,Jon Racherbaumer, Johnny Thompson et al! I've only MET Harry Lorayne once (at Magic Inc. about 30 years ago,when I was a "house guest" of Jay Marshall's.) but, I was IMPRESSED. Anyone who can "last" 50 years in this business must be DOING SOMETHING RIGHT!

Mr. Lippo got into a somewhat similar "difference of opinion" in another post several days ago. Old proverb: "When there is a chip on a mans shoulder, look for wood higher up."
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I know you said one DVD, but just get his Best Ever volumes 1 to 4. You can't go wrong.


Thank you. I was thinking about one of these specific DVDs. If you were to only get one of these, would you get #1?

KJ
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"Halo" everyone.

I like Mr Grippo and Mr L.
Both have influenced my choices and thinking
Though I do more coins than card I surprise myself when I decide to share card stuff with my audiences

Only had the pleasure to meet one. Seeing Mr Grippo in Vegas was one of the perks from working out of Reno in the early 80's.

Harris
at. 60 Still too old to know it all .......
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You know what is really sad about Harry Lorayne?

Unfortunately, he has probably forgotten more tricks than everyone on this thread combined knows.

You know what is even sadder?

He probably still remembers more tricks that everyone on this thread combined knows.

My mother once told me "If you can, give people what they want... and for Gods sake, give them what they have earned."

I think Mr. Lorayne has earned just a little bit of latitude.

For all you have done, and all you continue to do... Thank you Mr. Lorayne.

P.S. I have never met Harry Lorayne. Maybe one day I shall.
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Thanks for "them kind words," 1KJ. Fortunately their are thousands of times more of people like you than there are of the mlippos. Difficult to answer your question re: "Which DVD volume." All four are full of impromptu card stuff. What might be helpful is for you to go to my magic website - third one listed under this post - click on DVDs, etc. Click on the "Best Ever" DVDs and I believe you'll see contents. If you have any questions, you can ask them at my personal email address - that's the first one listed under this post. Best - HL.
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I havent performed for other magicians...

but for laymen:

Dr. Daleys Last Trick
Ambitious Card
This N That
French Kiss (or just a simple card transpo)
Search and Destroy
Wandervolk
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"Charlier Ace cut production"

That's the one where you get a break after doing the Charlier Cut and then use your middle finger to push out the card that was formerly on the buttom of the deck, right?

I am working on that right know. How do you manage not to flash the card before turning it over? Right now I hold the deck close to my chest in my right hand and point my fingers to my left, but it feels kinda awkward. Is there a way to do this trick while pointing your fingers towards the spectator?
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