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I really wonder how many people perform Train Tracking. I read it was all the hype, sold out quickly, with a wonderful 30 extra sold for a good cause by Atlas. But I never hear anyone talk about it nowadays. Is Atlas still the only one who really mastered it?
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I know of at least one guy that uses it.
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Ah. That’s good to hear. Is he a pro? And do you have any idea how he rates it in his repertoire in terms of impact, compared to his other routines?
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He is a pro, for sure. He's had a couple TV shows, and often performs multiple times a week. Though I have no idea how he rates it among his act, I've never asked. I do know he doesn't use anything in his act that doesn't stand the test of time in regards to creating the impact he wants.
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Thanks for sharing, Chris.
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I use Train Tracking, but usually not in its entirety.
(First two tracks most times, mixed in with other methods.)
It’s made everything else seem easy to learn in comparison.
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Smile from what I've read and heard it's very hard work... and apparently not like riding a bike, you can un-learn it if you do not keep practicing... I'm curious: why only the first two tracks most times?
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On Oct 18, 2019, The Unmasked Magician wrote:
:lol: from what I've read and heard it's very hard work... and apparently not like riding a bike, you can un-learn it if you do not keep practicing... I'm curious: why only the first two tracks most times?


It was a long investment for me to learn, but that may be because I’m a bonehead..
I wouldn’t say you unlearn it, or really even forget it, so much as you (me) can become clumsy.
It’s meant to be presented in an almost off handed way as opposed to a defined checklist.
This is true of a ton of stuff though like stacks, anagrams, book tests, etc etc etc.
I don’t always use the last track with open ended word choices, or longer words, because it can be more challenging than I want to deal with.
That’s a personal decision and not a fault of the system. Even that’s avoidable mostly by limiting the length of the word though.
I tend to sprinkle it in with other effects more than using it as a stand alone presentation.
(Hope that made sense)
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Yeah that makes sense, thanks!
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My pleasure Smile
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