Hi there! Not sure if anyone really remembers me, but a quick re-introduction:
My name's Nick! 18, live around the Chicago area. I was active on the website probably anywhere from 6-8 mo's ago. Anyways!
Back then I was a beginner (still am, but I was really really ignorant about alot of magic and how things work in general back then; now I'm just semi-ignorant
), and upon asking for advice, got some great pieces of it from Bucky and some other great users, everyone basically told me to buy 13 Steps.
I've since read that (some of it more than once, I know we're supposed to read it twice
) and am now trying to build upon some things. I'm thinking of getting a routine going, and maybe even trying to get some small stage shows going over the summer. Over ambitious? Probably. But hey, dream big or go home.
For right now, I've got a few really hard hitting stuff (some of it from out of 13 Steps itself) into my act, and am developing it along with patter, etc. I'm interested in buying some effects that will really increase my knowledge base and my routine's "omg" factor.
I'm torn between Jeramy's Fingertip Reading, E.I., and 3510.
Questions I have:
If you own three (or even two) of these, which ones do you own and which is your favorite. Why?
I know the method for the FIRST part of E.I. and am not a big fan of how it is accomplished and am also unsure if this could be adapted to stage. I am NOT asking for exposure, just a general nod yes or no if I should buy E.I. (as in, are the other two steps done with a similar method to the first? If this is the case I'm not sure it's for me).
A quick rundown of my routine (so far, I realize it is not anywhere near ready) is:
The Seven Chairs Routine with an added color twist / prediction
A "pick a city on a map of the world while blindfolded" prediction / routine.
Some other quick games to entertain that are "mentalism" geared that I created.
Liar / Truthteller Routine for alot of money to end with.
Which of these effects would best be incorporated to the routine?
Is it worth the money to buy both E.I. and Fingertips Reading?
Or would one be best suited for the routine?
Is 3510 really all it's hyped up to be? Is it actually worth $50 in your opinion?
Thanks so much for taking the time to read all this!