View Cart | View Account | Help
Order by phone: 800-880-2592
Check out our favorite NEW ARRIVALS
Need it fast? Order before 4pm Eastern and your order ships SAME DAY.

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: thinking bout starting in restaurants please read
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2003 12:21 pm 
Offline
Penguin

Joined: 05 Jul 2003
Posts: 65
are the AoA books good for restaurant?

also im thijnking of purchasing:

bottled up
healed and sealed
blizzard
pyro perception
invisible deck

are they worth buying for restaurant work?

i also have lots of sleight of hand card and coin work

please help


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2003 3:47 pm 
Offline
Penguin

Joined: 19 May 2003
Posts: 497
ask b magic he'll give you tons of advice...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: thinking bout starting in restaurants please read
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2003 10:58 pm 
User avatar
Offline
Moderator

Joined: 07 Jan 2003
Posts: 2766
Location: Colorado
lukeashwell wrote:
are the AoA books good for restaurant?

also im thijnking of purchasing:

bottled up
healed and sealed
blizzard
pyro perception
invisible deck

are they worth buying for restaurant work?

i also have lots of sleight of hand card and coin work

please help


I didn't like the AOA books as much as I thought. That said, there are some great things you can do from them...and I've never had a book that was a BAD investment. So if it looks good to you, I'd say go for it.

Bottled up---good trick, not good for restaurant work at all.
Healed and Sealed---also not good for restaurant work (except in venues that use cans for beer, and even then I wouldn't do it)
Blizzard---I dont know...I don't have it.
PyroPerception/Invisible Deck---definately get them


Sleight of hand/coin work will be your most valuable tools in the restaurant scene.


Hope that helps!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2003 2:56 pm 
Offline
Penguin

Joined: 05 Jul 2003
Posts: 65
thanks alot b magic you seem to help every one alot!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2003 4:23 pm 
User avatar
Offline
born to perform.

Joined: 03 Jul 2003
Posts: 1445
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Yep, Pyro Perception and Invisible Deck are good for restaurant work. For coin magic resources, I would get Bobo's Modern Coin Magic, or Ammar's Complete Introduction to Coin Magic. Those will both help you out and you will find tons of stuff in there that you will use. Royal Road and Card College are good books for cards and also the Easy To Master Card Miracles video series is good. Other good things for restaurant work are the 3 in 1 quarter, Stealth Pen, and also Rubber Band tricks are good to know when you work a restaurant.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2003 7:08 pm 
Offline
born to perform.

Joined: 01 Feb 2003
Posts: 809
Location: Canada
Hey B_magic, it seems as though you have the aoa books and i'm wondering what are your fav. restaurant tricks/routines from these books? What do you recommend for restaurant work in these books.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2003 7:26 pm 
User avatar
Offline
born to perform.

Joined: 10 May 2003
Posts: 694
Yes, B Magic gave some good advice. I will just fill in the one thing no one has. Blizzard is NOT a good restaurant trick. I'm not saying this from experience or anything, but it would not be good because it needs to be reset, it packs kind of big, and people that you already showed it to would watch you do it for someone else and figure it out. However, I do like the trick. Just not good for restaurants


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 2:02 am 
User avatar
Offline
Moderator

Joined: 07 Jan 2003
Posts: 2766
Location: Colorado
hockey wrote:
Hey B_magic, it seems as though you have the aoa books and i'm wondering what are your fav. restaurant tricks/routines from these books? What do you recommend for restaurant work in these books.


I only have vol.3 AOA (just to learn the Hot Shot Cut, really). I wasn't too keen on the book and haven't gotten another one. I mean, all books are useful in some way or another, and no book is a "terrible" investment, but I just didn't like AOA very much...or perhaps I found it to be the least useful.


So, unfortunately, I cannot recommend anything from those books as good restaurant material, as I honestly wouldn't know (except the Hot Shot Cut, which is great).


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: It's a sad, sad thing...
PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2003 11:25 pm 
User avatar
Offline
Verified VIP

Joined: 22 May 2003
Posts: 128
Location: Las Vegas/San Diego
The art of astonishment books are excellent. Learn "The shape of Astonishment" if your restaurant uses foil with their "to go" packages.

:idea: Wack Your Pack- great audienc participation

:idea: Free Ride -this is great for working in packets with the rest of the deck.

:idea: the cellophane trick.. I'm not sure what the real title is, but those that read the entire book know, this trick rocks with a cigarette pack from a spectator.

:!: Emaculate Connection!

:!: Lightning Card!

:!: Super Swindler!

oh yeah... the hot shot cut is great too... but that's Daryls and it's not in the books.


I could go on and on...

"The chattering fool brings ruin."
-GOD :arrow:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2003 11:42 pm 
Offline
Penguin

Joined: 02 Jul 2003
Posts: 71
hey jaysin, considering your number of posts, not your join date, you are pretty new here. If you go to your profile (theres a button for it at the top of the page) you can put that quote you used as your signature and you wont have to type it over and over again.

Glad to help :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2003 12:04 am 
Offline
born to perform.

Joined: 01 Jul 2003
Posts: 1156
Actually you'll find the hot shot cut in the back of AoA vol 3.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2003 1:16 am 
User avatar
Offline
born to perform.

Joined: 03 Jul 2003
Posts: 1445
Location: Los Angeles, CA
nightcrow90 wrote:
hey jaysin, considering your number of posts, not your join date, you are pretty new here. If you go to your profile (theres a button for it at the top of the page) you can put that quote you used as your signature and you wont have to type it over and over again.

Glad to help :D


Something tells me that he knows about that already...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2003 7:32 am 
User avatar
Offline
Moderator

Joined: 07 Jan 2003
Posts: 2766
Location: Colorado
I was thinking that same thing, mugician. LOL.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2009 Penguin Magic, Inc.