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Michael Jay
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Okay, MR Effecto, I'll answer that.

Yes, I do buy props and/or gimmicks. I don't buy props, however, that allow me to do a trick that I've already been doing for nearly 40 years - a trick that doesn't require a prop, never has, and never will. I further don't buy props that are ripped off from other magicians, either. The prop that is the subject of this thread is a particular bonus because it's both needless and ripped off.

Instead, I prefer to actually study magic and try to become a better magician through understanding the techniques and methods of what we do and why it works, as well as the psychology of every aspect of this fascinating art, rather than buy yet another Sharpie to do the work for me.

But, hey-ho, that's me.

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Back to the trick. I saw this in person at the Philly penguin expo. It is completely self-contained super easy to do. And slips right back in your shirt pocket. A nearly perfect in fact, if I had one complaint it would be. At some point you need to moisten your finger. Using my tongue kind of freaks me out after shaking hands and touching things so I try to find a glass of water that has moisture on it.
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On Apr 9, 2015, The Baldini wrote:
Back to the trick. I saw this in person at the Philly penguin expo. It is completely self-contained super easy to do. And slips right back in your shirt pocket. A nearly perfect in fact, if I had one complaint it would be. At some point you need to moisten your finger. Using my tongue kind of freaks me out after shaking hands and touching things so I try to find a glass of water that has moisture on it.



How about one of these placed in the same pocket that the pen gets put back into?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tiger-sponge-dam......0HZOGJZE
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That's exactly what I need and other Germaphobes need.
Thanks.
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That's a good idea.
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Great idea, David!

Thank you.

Jim
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You're welcome guys!
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We just had these into stock today, check them out here http://www.saturnmagic.co.uk/new-magic/m......ith.html
Mark Traversoni

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I got this and its FN great. Easy to do and it kills.
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Maybe the performance in the latest Wizard Product Review can help a bit for the timing problem of the ditching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Senf4aNhgpg#t=8m40s

my problem is, I always have ink on my finger when I ditch the gimmick. Same problem with Super Sharpie by the way.



Ditch the gimmick? There is no reason to ditch the gimmick. It simply goes back on. No heat is drawn.
The x incidentally can be put on their hand way ahead of time, even during another trick.

I am fortunate to be close friends with mark, the inventor and played with this for literally 5 minutes before I proceeded to fry all my family. Very easy to execute and no issues whatsoever.
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Ordered today from Saturn.
Hope it's as good as people are saying
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On Mar 9, 2015, SimonTheSorcerer wrote:
Maybe the performance in the latest Wizard Product Review can help a bit for the timing problem of the ditching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Senf4aNhgpg#t=8m40s

my problem is, I always have ink on my finger when I ditch the gimmick. Same problem with Super Sharpie by the way.



Ditch the gimmick? There is no reason to ditch the gimmick. It simply goes back on. No heat is drawn.
The x incidentally can be put on their hand way ahead of time, even during another trick.

I am fortunate to be close friends with mark, the inventor and played with this for literally 5 minutes before I proceeded to fry all my family. Very easy to execute and no issues whatsoever.


Way ahead of time is a terrible idea.
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I LOVE this trick. It's so easy to perform and is self contained. I ask them if they know about pirates. Then I do the move as I ask them who their favorite pirate is. I tell them about the treasure map and ask them what they use to show where the treasure is. They say X. I draw X on my hand then close my hand. I say the X on the treasure map moves around so the pirate tricks people into going to the wrong spot. Then I show it disappeared from my hand and goes to theirs. It fries them.
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Anyone remember Stephen Minch's "Stigmata of Cthulhu"....
"They are lean and athirst!!!!"
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Way ahead of time is a terrible idea.


Opinion noted. When I said way ahead of time I didn't mean meet someone, do the move, then 6 months later if I bump into them again, hoping they haven't spotted the X, I'll perform the effect.

I meant for instance during a 2 card Monte routine, then at the climax when they reveal the card, tell them to keep their hand where it is, it removes the fact that your have touched them even further from memory.

Don't understand why some people are so blunt and somewhat rude. When I say ahead of time, that's because as a working restaurant magician I have done the effect in various ways, and so was giving my feedback. You coming along and shooting down me down is just ridiculous. Perhaps if it was put more tactfully, I take it you are speaking from working experience.

Not been on these forums for a while.... Remember why now. Seems to be people trying to her one up on one another. 53rd card of the deck!
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5 mins practise?

Fried everyone?

WAY ahead of time?

Very easy to execute?

No issues whatsoever?

It SIMPLY goes back on. No need to ditch.

Wow, you're the best. I'm also glad you don't come here often.
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On Apr 29, 2015, Paul Edmondson wrote:
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On Mar 9, 2015, SimonTheSorcerer wrote:
Maybe the performance in the latest Wizard Product Review can help a bit for the timing problem of the ditching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Senf4aNhgpg#t=8m40s

my problem is, I always have ink on my finger when I ditch the gimmick. Same problem with Super Sharpie by the way.



Ditch the gimmick? There is no reason to ditch the gimmick. It simply goes back on. No heat is drawn.
The x incidentally can be put on their hand way ahead of time, even during another trick.

I am fortunate to be close friends with mark, the inventor and played with this for literally 5 minutes before I proceeded to fry all my family. Very easy to execute and no issues whatsoever.

I'm sorry, I can't let this go, Mark isn't the creator, he stole this idea off Gary Jones, Myself and several others were told of this, Gary has posted on thos, and Marks name is no longer on the packaging.

It was stolen, pure and simple.

Its a cool effect, and well made.

Just not Mark's.
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On Apr 30, 2015, chriscongreave wrote:
I'm sorry, I can't let this go, Mark isn't the creator, he stole this idea off Gary Jones, Myself and several others were told of this, Gary has posted on thos, and Marks name is no longer on the packaging.

It was stolen, pure and simple.


Yea, Chris, but you've got to admit, the guy above with the pirate story presentation is spot on. A pirate story for a pirated effect. It just doesn't get anymore spot on than that.

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Lol, that's a good point Mike!
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I'm not getting involved. I just like the effect and have no issues with it. Simple as that.
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