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 Post subject: Performing some back to school magic.
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:22 pm 
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I recently sold most of my magic collection, but a lot of people said they really miss it, so I wanted to get some new stuff.

I was wondering mostly about these 3 products:

Universal Pull Vernet, cheap simple and astounding from what I've heard, other than the noise that can be covered up. (BTW how loud is it?)

Blindsided - Oz Pearlman: This looks amazing. I have 2 questions though, any gimmicks? Is the Pass involved?

Scotch and Soda - Yes I had one previously, but it sucked. So I'm looking for a good quality one, and some US coins bigger than Dime and Penny. I really want a Vodka and Orange, but its usually sold out everywhere.


Need some help.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:47 pm 
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Well if you want the best possible quality scotch and soda the go with Lassen or Schoolcraft.
Thats probably way too expensive so then get a Johnson.


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If you don't want to go the scotch and soda route, try "coin unique". It uses a half dollar and a quarter.


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Blindsided is decent, and you do not have to do a pass. Depends on how good your misdirection is. I got this as a bonus with my order. Not bad.


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So good for school? I heard only 1 main point of misdirection and the second basically works itself.


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http://penguinmagic.com/discuss/viewtopic.php?t=130843

A review. No gimmicks involved, the better you are at sleights the better it will be. Can be done pretty much anywhere.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:04 pm 
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I have reviews for Scotch and Soda and Blindsided in the Trick Review Section, you should go check them out.


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adjones wrote:
I have reviews for Scotch and Soda and Blindsided in the Trick Review Section, you should go check them out.


I already linked to yours.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 4:51 pm 
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Those decisions for magic at school are really bad. First off, a pull? A gimmick that can only be worn with sturdy, long sleeved shirts, a pain to reset, and can only be used for a one-time vanish and no reproduction? At school, your results are going to be very limited with that. Especially when people start assuming you can make anything vanish and start handing you stuff, and you don't have your gimmick.

Blindsided seems very good for cards, actually. However, I don't think cards are good for school. Most people, including me, find it weird for people to carry cards around with them, all the time. But w/e floats your boat, I guess...

And with Scotch and Soda, it's just another gimmick to carry around and worry about losing. Also, it uses foreign coins which kids will think are gimmicked. If you want to learn stuff using coins, buy Bobo's. Many transposition effects in that book, that require nothing but sleights.

School magic should be impromptu, using ordinary objects in my opinion. You're not going to school to do magic, so don't act like it. But everyone likes to perform there once in a while, so asking to borrow a pen, quarter, rubber bands, etc. and showing a little mystery is much more convenient.


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sirbrad wrote:
adjones wrote:
I have reviews for Scotch and Soda and Blindsided in the Trick Review Section, you should go check them out.


I already linked to yours.


Sorry, I forgot to click on the link. My bad.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:18 pm 
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Location: Burleson , Texas , stop buying every new trick and Read some bloody books
ditto kraynik


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