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 Post subject: is David Blaines twistign arm trick a trick?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:22 pm 
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I dont think so. alot of people can naturaly do that. I can, and i dont do anhy tricks,. i just twist my hand 360 degrees. Not that i hate Blaine or anything, hes a big influence for me, bnut i dont see why he thought it was a trick when i could do it before i knew about him. Some peopel are double jointed. If you are in your wrist, you can easily twist your hand 360 degrees.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:44 pm 
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there is a trick to it. and double jointed really isnt real. there are actual books and dvds that go into detail for this effect.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:19 am 
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It's called the Shinko (I'm sure I killed that spelling) Classic Arm Twist. Meir Yedid teaches it on one of his videos.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:31 am 
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Yeah Kamodo, you definately can not twist it 540 degrees like he does, he actually goes past 360 degrees, w/out doing the Shinkho arm twist, which is a good effect, so stop kidding yourself.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:46 pm 
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No, he is right, some people can twist their arms like that. People can do other stuff too similar to that. I have wierd thumbs that are like double jointed r something like that where they bend back further than normal people's. And I saw a girl twist her arm at the wrist just like the trick we perform sometimes, but it was real. And I also went to school with a kid back in like 7th grade that could like pull his arm out of his shoulder, which was really disturbing lol. However, I doubt Blaine can do it for real just because the chances are low of him being one of those people that can do that. I can't really remember what his effect like that looked like anyway.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:55 pm 
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but the one blaine does is an illusion. most people cant really do it.
I can do some crazy [edited] stuff, but it doesnt matter.
and i have seen some crazy flexable people- not double jointed.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:10 pm 
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when he did it, it went beyond 360 degrees, he got about 450 or so. What he did was a trick.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:20 am 
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Blaine is twisting his arm BACKWARDS that amount. You could twist your arm the other way 360 degrees, but not backwards. That is why it is a trick. I remember thinking the same thing when I was 16 and say Blaine do it.


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I can go just about 1 and a half twists with the classic twist illusion. I am also doyble jointed in my arms (my elbows can touch facing outwards) so it can look gruesome afterwards :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 3:24 pm 
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Thank you oztheozzie, thats what I just said but no one payed attention. It is definatley not possible to twist your arm 540 degrees liek he did.


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