very true. some of his effects are totally awesome, but to construct them, or perform them requires a crazy amount of time and dedication. his watch to sealed box is absolutely amazing, but the detail the guy goes into is unreal. BUT, the theory, psychology that he offers is second to none. learnt lots. (it will take me many many years to perform his C&B routine!!)
Indeed. You gain lots in the performance and psychology department even though you'll probably never use most of the effects.
Just from the method behind the vanishing bird cage, you can tell the guy was clearly very dedicated to his work. He'd do anything just to create the impossible and the magic for the specs.
Thanks for your comment.
Tilting the deck slightly upwards is the front of the deck tilting up or the back of the deck tilting up.
Adding pressure to the slotted card is pushing it down/up?
Thanks for your help
this is an important sleight in one of my routine.
The front of the deck tilting up, but not too much, you don't wanna make it look unnatural as if you have something to hide. It should look as if you're just casually taking a card and placing it somewhere in the deck.
As for the slotted card, you push it downwards with your thumb. It adds to the illusion that it's going further down than it really is.