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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:09 pm 
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Hey I've been doing magic for about 4 years new to this site and i guess the main reason i joined the penguin magic forum was because ive been doing magic out of mostly books, a few small props here and there nickles to dimes, sponge balls and thats pretty much it and my regular stuff is getting old and i need a list of good effects i can buy.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:32 pm 
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A good set of linking rings, cups and balls, multiplying balls, dove pan, some rope magic. There are lots of things, do you think you could tell us what kind of tricks you want.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:22 am 
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If you are pretty good with tools, then you should look into buying some plans, and building some illusions. Paul Osborne makes some pretty good ones. Like braady said, it would help if we knew what kind of stuff you were looking for.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 6:11 am 
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Paul Osbourne has a lot of books and ideas...but the plans are as good as a PHOTOCOPIED AND SPIRAL BOUND book as you get, with the exception that the plans are almost completely incomprehensible with spelling and grammatical errors all over the place. If some nut job decided to take 1 look at the books, they would discover the garbage presented in a book that retails for 30 x the price you would pay to make it yourself. (Seriously, don't waste your money on Paul's stuff, get something written in English).

I am not saying that his illusions are bad, i am just stating the obvious, and giving a future customer the "heads up" before they decide to spend a lot of money on purchasing his books. Mark Wilson's Encyclopedia of Magic has FAR better PLANS than Paul.

Oh, and in response to the original question, stuff to buy = Rings (Either get 10" or Ninja Rings, nothing else), 1,000,000 meters of rope, (whoops, sorry America, i mean 3 280 839.895 feet), the coolest set of cups and balls, jumbo cards.

You can never go wrong with JUMBO anything... and i mean anything.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 1:17 pm 
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stickytape wrote:
Paul Osbourne has a lot of books and ideas...but the plans are as good as a PHOTOCOPIED AND SPIRAL BOUND book as you get, with the exception that the plans are almost completely incomprehensible with spelling and grammatical errors all over the place. If some nut job decided to take 1 look at the books, they would discover the garbage presented in a book that retails for 30 x the price you would pay to make it yourself. (Seriously, don't waste your money on Paul's stuff, get something written in English).

I am not saying that his illusions are bad, i am just stating the obvious, and giving a future customer the "heads up" before they decide to spend a lot of money on purchasing his books. Mark Wilson's Encyclopedia of Magic has FAR better PLANS than Paul.

Oh, and in response to the original question, stuff to buy = Rings (Either get 10" or Ninja Rings, nothing else), 1,000,000 meters of rope, (whoops, sorry America, i mean 3 280 839.895 feet), the coolest set of cups and balls, jumbo cards.

You can never go wrong with JUMBO anything... and i mean anything.


paul osborne is the best out there


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 7:35 pm 
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The info is good, and illusions are good. I am talking specifically (and only) about the quality of the books he produces and the plans that are given. Honestly, do you REALLY believe that those plans, (not the illusions, but the plans themselves) are top quality? You can barely read anything there!

His illusions are good, but his plans are bad. (That's what i am trying to say).


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