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 Post subject: Ruined!
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2003 3:31 pm 
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All my friends that i do tricks for grab at my hands and ruin the tricks. What should i do? :x What are some awesome tricks that would blow them away and give them no chance to mess it up.


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well, first of all, if my friends kept grabbing at my cards, I would refuse to do any more magic for them, but to answer your question the perfect trick to blow away your spectators is the raven, and you're left clean at the end too. :wink:


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Dude...looks like you need to work on your performance. Doing a trick is not just going up to people and showing a trick. It's psychology, patter, crowd control. You got to learn to deal with people, and how to get them to do what you want.


And like the above guy stated, I wouldn't be showing my friends anymore magic...


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2003 6:54 pm 
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My friends do the same things with me most of the time. I think it's mainly because they're so familiar with you, so they don't really care if they grab your stuff, and maybe because they don't know when the trick is finished. The best way I learned to avoid this is by telling your friends not to touch anything until you're done. If they start grabbing at stuff, just tell them your not done yet, and that usually makes them wait until the end of the trick. And you also might want to keep a distance from your friend, so if he does try to grab something, you have enough time to back away, keeping whatever it is out of his reach.


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Sorry, but if one of my "friends" grabbed at my equipment for a second time, he may return with a stub. The first time I would give him a STERN warning to keep his hands to himself.

I had a young man (about 21 or 22) that I had never seen before try to take cards out of my hands when I was doing table magic. I stopped right there, lookes around the table and just said; "I am sorry I do not put up with rudeness." Turned around and walked away.

One of the girls at the table came to me and apologized, dropped a $5 bill in my hand and asked me to come back to the table. She leaned close and said "He is a real son of a Edited but we won't let him do anything again."

Peter


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lol. i'd do the same thing....thats really rude some people they take their anger out on you, wanting u to screw up i find that unacceptable


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throw some itch powder on them


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That's why I carry my nine with me.

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ya i hate it when hecklers have a plea for attention when they see the magician getting attention, so immature...


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I normally just show 1 or 2 people at a time so there are less people to ruin it and if someone does ill just lie my head of by disagreeing with them!

If one of my friends trys to break/ruin it i might hit them just not very hard!

Tom :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2003 10:31 pm 
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If you haven't discovered this yet, you will soon....your peers are your HARDEST critics. Face it they've known you all of your life. I would not recommend performing magic for your peers until you're positive that what you're showing them is fool proof. If you're wondering what tricks are fool proof...well there really is no full proof tricks that I know of. There's always something someone can do to mess it up...no matter what trick is. But here's what you can do...get a trick down really well; think about what could mess you up (someone grabbing a deck ect) and think what you can do to avoid it. For instance tell and show them that everything is normal and don't give them a chance to ask questions or grab something. Think of something to say that would keep them from questioning you and keep their minds on something else. The key here is misdirection...give them something to think about! :idea:


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like I said, throw some itch powder on them


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itch power will give them a little message :)


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Keep your specs engaged, and stay in control. First off, if you're standing up, be bossy. Move the group "so everyone can see", and if they start to drift apart, move them again. At a table, or somewhere else where it's hard to control positions, hold the deck in a mechanics grip whenever possible, and keep up a constant connection with "Look here, now watch this..." and ask questions, say things that demand responses, and encourage the audience to play off of one another, in the meantime keeping them from disrupting you.


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 Post subject: idiot people
PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2003 7:25 pm 
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sluch powder in their coffee :) then walk away


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