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Rainboguy
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A couple of thoughts here:

(1). After getting the new Eugene Burger From Beyond book by Larry Haas and noting Eugene's IMPRESSIVE Spirit Slate Routine explained and detailed in the book and as shown in The Online Videos that accompany the book, I decided to have a set of Spirit Slates made to the specs in the book. No one Magic Store or Online resource had the "necessaries" "built-in" to their Spirit Slate offerings, so.........

(2). I called FAB Magic and talked to Rick Fisher and had him make me a Custom Set which would be more than capable of being used form Eugene's routine (and much, much more!) KUDOS to Rick Fisher for this GREAT set of Slates which is PERFECT for what I need to do and has, frankly, exceeded my expectations!

So my thoughts are that seeing a Magic performance that WAY overachieves the method(s) used to perform the effect can most certainly compel you, the Magician, to buy and want to use a prop you don't own even if the prop is "an oldie", so to speak. And maybe even more importantly, per item (2), above....it's smart to actually CALL and TALK to your friendly local Magic Shop owner as he or she can often be VERY helpful, so don't hesitate to do so. In this day and age of Internet Internet Internet we sometimes forgot to TALK to people...
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Without giving away a lot, could you give us an idea about the routine, or where it's described (like on a dealer page)?
That's our departed buddy Burt, aka The Great Burtini, doing his famous Cups and Mice routine
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Hi George Ledo:

Sure. let me see if I can help.

As I described in my post, above, this routine is detailed in the new book EUGENE BURGER FROM BEYOND, written by Larry Haas, PhD. In my opinion, you would have to SEE the routine described in detail in the book to understand how delightfully thought-out and then carefully and deviously "assembled" it is in each detail.

Let's just say that a set of "Normal" or "Dealer Stock" Spirit Slates will NOT get the job done for Eugene's routine because the slates for this routine need a "special something" which requires talking to the builder to have him make specially for you.

Dr. Haas does this in the explanation in the book, and also provides access to a hidden, password-protected video so you can watch Eugene performing this.

I wish I could be more helpful.....perhaps someone other than me could provide a link to Eugene performing this......

Having said that, in my opinion, this book is worth the asking price just to be able to perform this one routine........it's THAT good!
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I’ve been getting orders for sets for this routine. I believe my slates are perfectly suited to this in style and weight. Anyone interested can contact Gemini Artifacts.
Marc
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Surprised here that more haven't chimed in on this post.

My bad.

If I had titled this post "Eugene Burger Spirit Slate Routine", I bet there would be more attention paid.
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On Mar 27, 2020, the Sponge wrote:
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On Mar 27, 2020, Rainboguy wrote:
Surprised here that more haven't chimed in on this post.

My bad.

If I had titled this post "Eugene Burger Spirit Slate Routine", I bet there would be more attention paid.

If you had posted in the bizarre magic section...
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On Mar 24, 2020, mcharisse wrote:
I’ve been getting orders for sets for this routine. I believe my slates are perfectly suited to this in style and weight. Anyone interested can contact Gemini Artifacts.
Marc


Yours are the Spirit Slates being sold by Gemini Artifacts?
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Is it safe to ask what the significant differences between Mr. Burger's slates and the standard spirit slates are? Are they a vintage set he acquired or must they be custom made?
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"Single Slate Séance" By Professor Spellbinder you can easily make yourself from any craft-store slate or even make from scratch. Only one slate is needed rather than the usual 2 slates.
mcharisse
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Yes, my slates are the ones available through Gemini. Please PM me with questions regarding construction or handling.
Marc
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Wanted to add a testimonial for Marc's slates. He built me a set for the Burger routine, and they just arrived in Melbourne. They're incredibly light, operate smoothly, and look absolutely beautiful. Marc's communication throughout the process was superb.
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Rainboguy, you seem to overlook answer George Ledo question.
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Bill Hegbli:

If you take a look at George Ledo's question, part of it was where it is described, and I answered that question.
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Why do you think I reminded you, you did not answer the question with any direct links.

I guess you did not know, Eugene Burger passed away some time back. Even when he was alive, he said, he would read books and give them away or throw them away, as he never was in one place for very long. He was a very hard man to contact. That is way I do not have any of his writings. The only trick I have by him is his version of the card in Aspirin tin.
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OK.

Here's a link to where you can order the new Eugene Burger Book:

https://www.theoryandartofmagic.com/p/su......m-beyond
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On Nov 11, 2020, Rainboguy wrote:
OK.

Here's a link to where you can order the new Eugene Burger Book:

https://www.theoryandartofmagic.com/p/su......m-beyond



THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
mcharisse
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Just found a PM from two weeks ago asking about this. Please feel free to contact me directly at mcharisse@aol.com, as I only check here every couple of weeks.
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Marc has built Mental Epic Slates for my Killer Epic Routine. They are wonderful. Highly recommend any of his work.
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