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 Post subject: What is your favorite mentalism effect?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:05 pm 
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My favorite mentalism effect is Mental Epics. What is yours?


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite mentalism effect?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:38 am 
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Althought its not totally a mentalism effect, i find 'Any date Any Day' a very strong effect which you can use on multiple times which enchance another performence. Also, its a good standalone effect, you just create an imige you are a savant like person, it fits my persona and my cover :D


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite mentalism effect?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:47 am 
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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite mentalism effect?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:27 am 
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akirafist wrote:
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I see you love this alot but what makes this the best? I also heard that the forks are hard to find. But looking around I found the same forks he uses sold by him.


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite mentalism effect?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:41 am 
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Ace, I do not think he is saying it is the best. I think he is saying it is his favorite. People have different taste.


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite mentalism effect?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:53 am 
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I see you love this alot but what makes this the best? I also heard that the forks are hard to find. But looking around I found the same forks he uses sold by him.


Forks are available from most restaurant supply chains, or Walmart. Took 10 minutes to find them near me (AceMart restaurant supply stores).

What makes it the best?

- It's easy
- STUNNING reactions
- Will be your most requested effect, and most talked about
- People keep the fork for months/years
- Nobody has EVER seen ANYTHING like it before

People jump up and down, scream, yelp. It's in a class by itself, and I've performed a metric ton of stuff. IMHO of course.


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite mentalism effect?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:49 pm 
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I will have to give this a try. Looks great and if akirafist gives it thumbs up it must be that good. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite mentalism effect?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:14 am 
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What Akirafist says is spot on! Great reactions, and they really do Remember you for it and people will ask you to do it for their friend's!


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite mentalism effect?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:58 am 
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I need to finally just GET Liquid Metal. Everything I read about it is awesome...I guess I don't know what I'm waiting for.


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite mentalism effect?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:59 am 
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My favorite mentalism effect (at least I think it's mentalism) is Powerball 60 by Richard Sanders.

I have done it quite a bit and it always gets great reactions.


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite mentalism effect?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:30 am 
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I'm thinking about picking up Powerball 60. My friend showed me what it was and I can't think of a more natural prop. It's one of the most clever ideas I've seen in a while.

I'm a big fan of Oz's 21st Century Phantom. I think it could play as one of the strongest mental pieces you could do, but I haven't actually performed it, so I can't attest to reactions. I need to break it out one day.

I have to second Liquid Metal. I have my own handling, but the concept is the same. I showed my fiance and her friends about four years before I "met" my girl in the real world (outside of the magic shop), and found out shortly after that her friend still had the fork.


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite mentalism effect?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:09 pm 
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Universal Impression-People will swear that you can read their mind. I love how this one leaves them speechless. It has become my reputation maker.


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite mentalism effect?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:45 pm 
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I'm thinking about picking up Powerball 60. My friend showed me what it was and I can't think of a more natural prop. It's one of the most clever ideas I've seen in a while.


Yah, I really enjoy Powerball 60. The method is pretty awesome, and it's a "new" take on an older trick. The tickets look so real that people really think they are losing lottery tickets. I usually use some patter about "My sister in Arizona sent me these for my birthday. She told me if I won to send them back and she'd cash them in for me, but of course with my luck I didn't win anything."

That gets you around the possibility of running into anyone that plays scratch off lottery tickets on a really regular basis, so they won't call you on the "I buy $250,000 worth of scratch tickets a day and I've never seen one of those ones!!!"


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite mentalism effect?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:45 pm 
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Universal Impression-People will swear that you can read their mind. I love how this one leaves them speechless. It has become my reputation maker.


I STILL haven't ordered this trick. However, I THINK that my wife ordered it for me for Christmas. So I'm going to hold off on buying it until after Christmas, if I don't get it.


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite mentalism effect?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:52 pm 
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Gimpdiggity wrote:
I STILL haven't ordered this trick. However, I THINK that my wife ordered it for me for Christmas. So I'm going to hold off on buying it until after Christmas, if I don't get it.


Haha, I like your thinking ;)


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