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Bill Mullins
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Jason -- once he does that, can you post here the best trick of the three of the five of the book?
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Bill,

I'm not going to enable your laziness. You'll just have to read the entire "3 Best Tricks" Post-It Note. I've done all I can already.

Jason
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Like I've got that kind of time.
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On Apr 10, 2017, Bill Mullins wrote:
Jason -- once he does that, can you post here the best trick of the three of the five of the book?

And be sure to include a video so
we know exactly what it should look like.
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I'll wait for the poorly-shot YouTube video of the official DVD of the list of the best of the top 5 tricks...
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On Apr 10, 2017, JasonEngland wrote:
Darwin,

Will you please include an addendum that lists the 5 best tricks in Cardshark this time? I know that not including it last time must've been some sort of oversight on your part. And while you're at it, if you could include a Post-it Note that enumerates the 3 best tricks from the "5 Best Tricks" sheet, that would be helpful too.

Jason

Jason,

I really think that Cardshark is a little too advanced for you. I can, however, recommend another card book that I think you would get a lot more out of:

http://www.mylovelyassistant.com/products/view/16180

For everyone else, the new printing of Cardshark is $55 plus shipping.

Sincerely,
Darwin Ortiz
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Now that's funny. Not often I log in to make a post or offer a comment. I remember Frank from the 1970s........
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My Dad purchased Cardshark for me when I was 13. I remember reading about the Pinky Count in it and coming up with my own technique. Years later my Dad bought Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table for me. That book included a detailed description of the Pinky Count. It was awesome to learn the real work after years of struggle and experimentation.

Thank you Darwin for writing these books: they have been lifelong good friends and have taught me a great deal. They were with me throughout high school, where I practiced top palms, faro shuffles, and false overhand shuffles during math and English classes. In addition to teaching sleights, your books also taught an impeccable attention to detail and an ethical focus on properly crediting a trick or sleight's originator.

Even more years later, I received The Annotated Erdnase. The level of academic rigor and sophistication that you applied in crafting that book absorbed me deeply. As a youth, you were clearly a hero of mine. I still remember the effort you inspired in me, to practice the mundane techniques, such as the pinky break, in addition to practicing more prestigious techniques such as the bottom deal or the pass.

To this day, the techniques that I learned from your books, and also the important lessons in character, have stuck with me as an adult. For instance, the risk that you took in choosing sleight-of-hand with cards over a career in law, modeled an authentic independence of thinking and being that may well have impacted important choices I have made as an adult.

Of course you're not perfect though the above hints at hagiography. Nor am I perfect nor have I come close to perfecting all that you taught. From one humble card handler to another, thank you for the gift these books have been to my experience of learning sleight-of-hand, attending carefully to detail, and living an authentic life of integrity as best we can.

Here is a 29-minute live performance of mine: https://youtu.be/lq2Rj1uf05M

I used to be quite sensitive to criticism; I am much less so now; so, please do criticize my technique, presentation, and posts. It helps me to grow, and I promise to take responsibility and not to be defensive.

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Shaun, thanks for taking the time to write that. It means a lot to me, believe me.

For those of you who have pre-ordered Cardshark or are thinking of doing so, I just want to let you know that the book is still set to ship early-to-mid-May.

Sincerely,
Darwin Ortiz
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Of course you're not perfect....


I can confirm this. Let's begin with the fact that he's left-handed!

And don't get me started on his dislike of Tarantino movies.

Jason
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...And don't get me started on his dislike of Tarantino movies.

Reservoir Dogs is a rip-off of Ringo Lam's City on Fire. That's just a fact.
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...And don't get me started on his dislike of Tarantino movies.

Reservoir Dogs is a rip-off of Ringo Lam's City on Fire. That's just a fact.

I prefer movies with less violence than Tarantino films have.

Here is a 29-minute live performance of mine: https://youtu.be/lq2Rj1uf05M

I used to be quite sensitive to criticism; I am much less so now; so, please do criticize my technique, presentation, and posts. It helps me to grow, and I promise to take responsibility and not to be defensive.

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Several people have asked me whether I have any plans to reprint Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table. I may consider the possibility after this new printing of Cardshark sells out, but not before.

Meanwhile, anyone who wants to pre-order Cardshark can email me at the address below.

Sincerely,
Darwin Ortiz
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As much as I enjoy teasing Darwin about being left-handed, etc, let's get serious for a second here.

If you're interested in great card magic and/or gambling routines you need Cardshark. If you missed out when it was available before, now's your chance. Buy it. You'll thank me later.

Jason

PS: And the quote on p. 49 is perhaps the funniest thing I've read in a long time.
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Who was it who said:

Anyone who hates small dogs and Tarantino movies can't be all bad.

:-)
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Anyone who hates small dogs and Tarantino movies can't be all bad.


I think that was Leo Rosten talking about W.C. Fields at a dinner in his honor.

Now I'm having fun thinking about the character analogy:

* Leo Rosten : Jason England
* W.C. Fields: Darwin Ortiz
* Byron Darnton: S.W. Erdnase

And me, I am one of the unnamed proles who read about the dinner in Time magazine.

:-)

Here is a 29-minute live performance of mine: https://youtu.be/lq2Rj1uf05M

I used to be quite sensitive to criticism; I am much less so now; so, please do criticize my technique, presentation, and posts. It helps me to grow, and I promise to take responsibility and not to be defensive.

Darwin Ortiz
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I spoke to the printer yesterday and a problem with the dust jacket has set things back about a week. But the ship date should still be close to that originally predicted and hopefully there will be no more glitches.

Sincerely,
Darwin Ortiz
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I spoke to the printer yesterday and a problem with the dust jacket has set things back about a week. But the ship date should still be close to that originally predicted and hopefully there will be no more glitches.

Sincerely,
Darwin Ortiz


Dust jackets? Since when do your books gather dust? Smile


Lefty's rule!
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[quote]On May 1, 2017, B. Edwards wrote:
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On Apr 30, 2017, Darwin Ortiz wrote:
I spoke to the printer yesterday and a problem with the dust jacket has set things back about a week. But the ship date should still be close to that originally predicted and hopefully there will be no more glitches.

Sincerely,
Darwin Ortiz


Dust jackets? Since when do your books gather dust? Smile


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Sorry for the double post. An edited post somehow became a post of it's own. lol

That's what I get for "Lefty" promoting. Smile


Brian
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