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 Post subject: Re: is there a good book?
PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 12:33 pm 
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Would one of the posters tell me if there is a 101 book or DVD which is a how to for gimmicks? Thanks.ron0


While there is no one DVD that will talk on all Gimmicks, there are DVD's on specific Gimmicks.

I love Darwin's Encyclopedia on the TT. There is also Loops by Finn Jon, and Yigal Mesika I am interested in buying. Whose afraid of IT, also looks interesting. But I am defenitely getting Ammar's ETMTM. I am really thinking a lot of getting into this as it is very visual, and looks very magical. I do realize it requires more of me, in terms of controlling my audience and the space around me. Also that HOW it is presented is more important than just the method... done one way the method will be pretty obvious. But I have always risen to a challenge :-)

More often than not if you just put the name of the gimmick you are interested in search you can find books or DVD's teaching on it's use.

On the whole David Blaine/Criss Angel thing, while I detest and abhor Criss Angel, I never felt negatively about David Blaine, I was just never blown away by his style.." Check this out... watch this watch this.." His presentation was just a tad....underwhelming.

But His Physical Endurance stunts are very intriguing..Holding his breath underwater, etc... I had a chance to see him in Times Square once when he was inside a block of ice... was very cool :-)

Oh Check this video out, when I saw it at first I was like.. [edited]??? lol

Silly Billy imitates Blaine and Angel


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i said my favorite gimmick was card manipulation and no one said anything


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i really like the invisible deck because it is so versitile


but the ones i use the most are the T.T gimmick and a double backed card


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I always carry a duplicate card and bent coins. Always.

Honourable mentions:
.Distortion gimmick
.Invisible Deck
.Stripper Deck


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i only have a few gimmicks, but the one i use the most is the bat.i bought it as a begginer
i thought it was really lame at first, but after finding it a few years later i found out it could be very useful.
i now use it as a ditch.
it works very well with the stealth pen which i use every so often, and jay sankey's holy moly and if your creative you can use it with holy stretch.
i also use "the cloak" by justin miller instead of standard loops now.it works really well and its alot more clean and "free" than with loops.


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I like quarter bite, expanded shell, and i'm not sure if it counts but a jumbo half dollar great for David Stone's One Coin Routine which is by far my favorite single coin routine =p


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I'd say the double backed card


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loops
electric touch
I.T./I.T.R.
Scotch and Soda
Extreme Burn
i have more but these are my favorite!


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tt can help u create miricles at ur finger tips :wink:


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Right now i use Torn Too... ^.^ Lethal Tender and Hopping Halfs then a few cards double backer and Not THis card card... i guess its kinda a gaff for what you use it for even tho its just a card lol oh well!


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Sweepingreaper4 wrote:
my favorite gimmick is card manipulation


yeah thats a great gimmick :roll:


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