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I know a few people that have taken the School for Scoundrels course, and they all loved it. I am sure the DVD they put out will be a great way to go.

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I use the Magnetic Street Shells and you can do miracle magic with these special shells.
I give them 10 out of 10.
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I don't like to use Magnetic Shells or magnuts in the shellgame. The reason is I like the freedom that it can be done with bottle caps sea shells or small caps or cups.

I like a soft peas (sponge) and I have done the routine without a close up mat I like to use a claose up mat becaue it becomes a performing stage.
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The unfair advantage with Magnetic Street Shells is very powerful.
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And that is what makes magic so interesting. We all have our own ways of doing things. I have used a hard pea but I like a sponge pea...

I also like doing things on a close up mat.

But others have their own way and that is what makes magic so interesting... Magicians are different!
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On 2004-06-15 04:44, Neil wrote:
What do you mean by "fake move" exactly? Are you talking about a sucker steal/load or an aquitment?

I've been conscious to ensure that the pea is not consistently found under the last shell I pull back .


Good thinking. I've thought about this too.
When I was watching the videos, this is exactly what I was looking for and I was right more often than not. That is bad design.

Yes, I meant sucker moves and aquitements.

Another thing about the La Maggiore Shells is that because they are larger, there is more room inside. This does 2 things:
Prevents the pea from accidently rubbing an edge and having the shell roll unexpectedly after you let it go. YIKES!

Allows you to possibly push the shell forward just a tad avec pea.

I have not played with that one but it could, if successful, throw off someone that knows a bit.

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I know what you mean about the shell rolling off the pea.

Has anyone tried the Karl Norman peas? It sounds like they are smooth rubber coated outside but soft sponge inside.

A subtle way of fooling the spec I've been using is to steal the pea into a back-clip and gesture with supposedly empty hands. When they select a shell you show it empty and place away from the others loading the pea in the process, then they select one of the remaining shells and this too is shown empty. With the hands shown undoubtedly empty back and front with spread fingers (without actually referring to it) it is turned back over at fingertips to remove any chance of any load being done and put next to the other "empty" shell. The pea is then loaded into this shell using casual sideslide load as you "dismiss" these two shells to one side. The spec will be pretty sure the pea is in the remaining shell but furthermore they will be CERTAIN the pea isn't in the last shell shown, which is where it is!
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I like it! I've done something similar, but not from the back clip. This way, they see the pea go under one of the two, I "do the move" and keep the pea (front)clipped until I reach for the "out of play" shell that hasn't been touched by anyone since the sequence began. It's almost "too perfect" for a gambling move, but works well in a magic demo.

I'll try your back clip idea tonight.
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On 2004-06-15 16:32, Kjellstrom wrote:
The unfair advantage with Magnetic Street Shells is very powerful.


After thinging about the magnetic pea for a while - I would think that it would be a real fooler if a magician was booked to do an event and did the sellgame several times during a day booking.

Then the magician could use several different methods. Using several different kinds of peas and grips each time the magician performs it.

I think that that would fool the audience and continue to fool them by using different methods...
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Yes I mix many standard moves plus the unfair techniques with the magnetic shells.
I love to use these shells, I even fool myself Smile
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