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Rick showed this to me after I showed him Grab in between takes on the set of Wizard Wars(whoops I dropped it, let me pick up that brag) and I will say that it fooled me both times. it is something I find myself doing especially since the display of skills is so connected to my effect.

glad he put it out

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Picked it up and this is a keeper. Rick thoroughly covers everything. It will take a little work, but to me it will be worth the time.
I did feel a little like davidpaul$ did about the trailer,, but also (like him) like the effect after seeing the whole presentation and explanation.
This is my first Rick Lax purchase and I definitely want to check out his other stuff.

(just my 2 cents)
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It's £4 & it's *** good. Just buy it ! Mike donoghue
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On Jan 21, 2015, Steve Suss wrote:
I agree with the others. This is a strong and direct effect that is different enough to fit into almost anyone's repertoire. It will require some practice to get down smoothly but is well worth the effort. I'll be looking into other impromptu effects from Rick Lax after seeing this one.

Steve


Thanks Steve. You might like Binary Code, too. Similar to this one.
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On Jan 22, 2015, davidpaul$ wrote:
The trailer is definately misleading and I purchased based on the trailer. Not a good move...
That said, I'm not dissapointed with the effect by any means, it's actually pretty good.
BUT Don't do the edited trailers that don't tell the whole story IMO it harms credibility.


Hey David. Glad you like the trick. That's most important for us. And as for the trailer...you're right that we don't show the whole thing...but that's just to combat against these people who watch a trailer 100 times and discuss at length on forums so they don't have to buy. It's a huge, unfortunate force we're up against. So, yeah, sometimes we only show part of the trick. But if you've bought from me before, hopefully you at least believe you'll be getting quality.
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On Jan 22, 2015, daniltan wrote:
My guess: This effect is indeed impromptu, but not instant. There are 2 phases. I'm kinda want to save a bit for the next big thing. But, everything from Rick is BIG. There goes my saving..


Thanks/apologies!
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On Jan 22, 2015, jskalon wrote:
Picked it up and this is a keeper. Rick thoroughly covers everything. It will take a little work, but to me it will be worth the time.
I did feel a little like davidpaul$ did about the trailer,, but also (like him) like the effect after seeing the whole presentation and explanation.
This is my first Rick Lax purchase and I definitely want to check out his other stuff.

(just my 2 cents)


Thanks Jack. You might like Binary Code, if you liked this one. Similar in a lot of ways..
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On Jan 22, 2015, jf4viva wrote:
Rick showed this to me after I showed him Grab in between takes on the set of Wizard Wars(whoops I dropped it, let me pick up that brag) and I will say that it fooled me both times. it is something I find myself doing especially since the display of skills is so connected to my effect.

glad he put it out

Mark Calabrese


Mark: Shouldn't people really be doing BOTH tricks?? Smile
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On Jan 21, 2015, MR Effecto wrote:
Rick stop taking my money


Ha. You'll be happy to know I'm on salary at Penguin now, so I make the same whether you buy or don't. So my plan is to start cranking out some awful tricks. Sound like a good plan? Smile Seriously though, we already filmed some more great stuff...stay tuned.
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On Jan 22, 2015, ricklaxmagic wrote:
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On Jan 22, 2015, davidpaul$ wrote:
The trailer is definately misleading and I purchased based on the trailer. Not a good move...
That said, I'm not dissapointed with the effect by any means, it's actually pretty good.
BUT Don't do the edited trailers that don't tell the whole story IMO it harms credibility.


Hey David. Glad you like the trick. That's most important for us. And as for the trailer...you're right that we don't show the whole thing...but that's just to combat against these people who watch a trailer 100 times and discuss at length on forums so they don't have to buy. It's a huge, unfortunate force we're up against. So, yeah, sometimes we only show part of the trick. But if you've bought from me before, hopefully you at least believe you'll be getting quality.


I agree with the problem with people watching something 100 times to try to figure it out, and it is unfortunate. I have the download and I was NOT disappointed. It is a great trick and great thinking! I love that it is totally impromptu, and I also love that is actually does take a bit of practice and skill. Not too much, but just a bit of practice. It also inspired me to come up with a totally different effect that I'm really liking, involving the dribble and grab. Perhaps in the future, you could describe the entire effect in writing and just show on video what you feel you need to, to not create a problem for yourself.

This is not just a great "trick", it is also a really great routine too!

Thanks,

KJ
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On Jan 22, 2015, davidpaul$ wrote:
The trailer is definately misleading and I purchased based on the trailer. Not a good move...
That said, I'm not dissapointed with the effect by any means, it's actually pretty good.
BUT Don't do the edited trailers that don't tell the whole story IMO it harms credibility.


Hey David. Glad you like the trick. That's most important for us. And as for the trailer...you're right that we don't show the whole thing...but that's just to combat against these people who watch a trailer 100 times and discuss at length on forums so they don't have to buy. It's a huge, unfortunate force we're up against. So, yeah, sometimes we only show part of the trick. But if you've bought from me before, hopefully you at least believe you'll be getting quality.


I agree with the problem with people watching something 100 times to try to figure it out, and it is unfortunate. I have the download and I was NOT disappointed. It is a great trick and great thinking! I love that it is totally impromptu, and I also love that is actually does take a bit of practice and skill. Not too much, but just a bit of practice. It also inspired me to come up with a totally different effect that I'm really liking, involving the dribble and grab. Perhaps in the future, you could describe the entire effect in writing and just show on video what you feel you need to, to not create a problem for yourself.

This is not just a great "trick", it is also a really great routine too!

Thanks,

KJ


I don't hate the idea of the snappy trailer and the more involved description....and maybe I could even put the more detailed description here on the Café.
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Really like the trick. Pick these things up for 5.95 the day they come out and you're practically stealing them. Of course I like some of Rick's stuff more than others but always felt it was a,good value
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On Jan 22, 2015, daniltan wrote:
My guess: This effect is indeed impromptu, but not instant. There are 2 phases. I'm kinda want to save a bit for the next big thing. But, everything from Rick is BIG. There goes my saving..


Thanks/apologies!


Don't be sorry Rick. I took the plunge and now I can run on water! No, that's not true... Anyway, this is a great download. I'm just glad I took it yesterday.
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Thinking about it, if you kept the demo to penguin only, I'm pretty sure with a cookie (a digital one), you'd be able to limit someone watching the demo to maybe two or three times...or at least keep track of how many times someone has watched the demo...then after a couple of hundred views a little screen comes up of a disappointed penguin, judging them...
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This is such a great trick. Rick just keeps releasing strong, practical real world material. Even though the first phase is not 100% sure to work all the time (Although it is covered in detail how to hadle all the possible scenarios) I think that the trick actually can be even stronger if you do not hit it 100% the first time because of the total impossibility of the second phase which will work a 100% all the time.

I think that adding a misstake on purpose at the right time can be used to build suspense and make some tricks even stronger.

Keep up the good work.
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On Jan 22, 2015, davidpaul$ wrote:
The trailer is definately misleading and I purchased based on the trailer. Not a good move...
That said, I'm not dissapointed with the effect by any means, it's actually pretty good.
BUT Don't do the edited trailers that don't tell the whole story IMO it harms credibility.


Hey David. Glad you like the trick. That's most important for us. And as for the trailer...you're right that we don't show the whole thing...but that's just to combat against these people who watch a trailer 100 times and discuss at length on forums so they don't have to buy. It's a huge, unfortunate force we're up against. So, yeah, sometimes we only show part of the trick. But if you've bought from me before, hopefully you at least believe you'll be getting quality.


Rick..Thanks for the reply...It's not a matter of not showing the whole effect, but rather editing the trailer , cut and pasting, so to speak to create something to the viewer, that was not accurate in context. Regardless your teaching was and is top notch. You have a great personality and enjoy your offerings.

I was just dissapointed how the effect was presented via the trailer, but not dissapointed that I purchased it.
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On Jan 22, 2015, davidpaul$ wrote:
The trailer is definately misleading and I purchased based on the trailer. Not a good move...
That said, I'm not dissapointed with the effect by any means, it's actually pretty good.
BUT Don't do the edited trailers that don't tell the whole story IMO it harms credibility.


Hey David. Glad you like the trick. That's most important for us. And as for the trailer...you're right that we don't show the whole thing...but that's just to combat against these people who watch a trailer 100 times and discuss at length on forums so they don't have to buy. It's a huge, unfortunate force we're up against. So, yeah, sometimes we only show part of the trick. But if you've bought from me before, hopefully you at least believe you'll be getting quality.


Rick..Thanks for the reply...It's not a matter of not showing the whole effect, but rather editing the trailer , cut and pasting, so to speak to create something to the viewer, that was not accurate in context. Regardless your teaching was and is top notch. You have a great personality and enjoy your offerings.

I was just dissapointed how the effect was presented via the trailer, but not dissapointed that I purchased it.



It's such a tough situation. On the other end of things, I know a guy who recently released a trick where he showed the entire performance. (I won't give more details than that.) The trick didn't look good, didn't sell well--to the best of my knowledge--and my friends chastised those who made the trailer, as it was so long and, well, dull.

And the truth is, I figured it out right as I watched. And I think a lot of people did, too. Which is tough for a creator because sometimes you can watch something, instantly figure it out...but the idea is still good. Isn't it better to spend money on 1) a good trick that you'll use that you can figure out after watching once...as compared to 2) a bad trick that's impractical and unusable that fools you?

With my tricks...I'm trying to strike the right balance...I want to give great tricks for a great price, but sometimes it feels like trying to be the guy peddling vegetables in a market that sells french fries...the veggies are good for you, but sometimes we gotta get creative with the marketing. So we call them "Sports Candy." But your body will thank us later...I hope.
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On Jan 23, 2015, lord_wallmotto wrote:
This is such a great trick. Rick just keeps releasing strong, practical real world material. Even though the first phase is not 100% sure to work all the time (Although it is covered in detail how to hadle all the possible scenarios) I think that the trick actually can be even stronger if you do not hit it 100% the first time because of the total impossibility of the second phase which will work a 100% all the time.

I think that adding a misstake on purpose at the right time can be used to build suspense and make some tricks even stronger.

Keep up the good work.


Thanks Lord! Yeah, at first I was bummed when I'd be 1 or 2 cards off in the first phase, but then I grew to see the situation as you do. Spin everything as a success. Smile
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Could someone clearly explain the phases? Especially the first phase. Thanks
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