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 Post subject: Hot Rod
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2003 2:11 pm 
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Yes, I know it is a basic paddle trick, but I still love it.
Though I am looking to add something more to it.

A while ago I saw a performer using the Hot Rod, and after the trick was over, he rubbed his hands together (with, supposedly, the hot rod in them), and then it was gone. Hands Empty.

I am having a beast of a time trying to get this sleight down, I don't even know what he did.

Any advice or help?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2003 6:04 am 
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We are not allowed to give away the secrets here, but I think I can say two words. MISDIRECTION and palming. He was an expert at misdirection. That's what make a magician different than a gimmick master.

Peter


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2003 6:00 pm 
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Depending on what he was wearing there are many ways he could of made it disappear, you just did not see it! Misdirection plays a big part in magic!


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 Post subject: Thanks
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2003 11:44 pm 
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Thank you.

This guy was extremely experienced, and he even taught some of my first tricks.

I am working on misdirection right now, so that helps out a lot. Thanks guys.


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do you wear a watch. enough , much more is disclosure


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2003 8:11 pm 
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He could have stuffed it up his sleeve.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2003 8:26 pm 
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I picked up this trick last week at the local magic shop, this is a realy cool little trick that can stick in my pocket. I had one person say that there was some fluid to cause the color change. I need to pick up another one that has a different color soon.

Has anyone come up with any routines?
I thought of setting it in their hands and holding my hand over their and turrning both palms or somting like that. Pretty cool trick


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2003 8:22 am 
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Get the Hot Rod that cost $25. It is metal and you can change to one colour, return it to the six colours again and ask for another number, then you change it to a second colour. You can then hand it to the person to examine! Great gimmick, I use it every day and when I hand it to the person they can not figure it out.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2003 10:02 am 
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Yeah small prop, big trick. I am planning on getting this to start of a magic session at a restaurant, does this trick give WOW reactions?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2003 3:27 pm 
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I have had great reactions to the trick. I really enjoy it...and it is simple...but make sure you master it before use. It shouldn't take long.


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I've had mixed reactions to it. Some people react *very* well to it, while others don't, and even figure it out. Some of that may be due to presentation, but I've noticed that their reactions stay pretty consistent; if they react big to one trick, they'll react big to another trick (assuming they don't know it already, at least), and vice versa.

As an example, recently, I was doing tricks for my coworkers. One of them reacts wonderfully, so I showed her my D'Lite, Hot Rod, floating bill, and Balducci. Spread out over the course of a couple days, not all at once. I showed them to some of my other coworkers, as well, and their reactions were much more muted, even bordering on skeptical. Actually, a couple of them were *extremely* skeptical and are people I should avoid showing anything to (they'll do their best to ruin it).

So basically, I think it all depends on two things: your presentation and your audience. Some audiences are much better than others, even with the same presentation. Yeah, yeah, I know--if my presentation were what it "should" be, it wouldn't matter what kind of audience I have. :P


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Did he have a suit on? If he did Im thinking topit!


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