IN OTHER NEWS!!!
Looch has also released to our community a PDF containing some of his
time and audience tested routines, ideas and thinking about visual mentalism.
opens the PDF and is a DD and "Prediction" routine that was first published in the now out of print
charity project “Secret Impressions” released by Thomas and Rainer in 2010 and is a great routine. I
am happy that Loochie decided to include this as I missed that released initially. Very adaptable
piece that the audiences I have shown have went crazy for.
The second piece in this nice
and easy read is an effect called 'Kronetic'. This is a (non smoking) Visual "PK Watch" Effect where
you make the hands on a participants watch visually move, right in front of everyone's face! Oh
yeah... There are no gimmicks in play. None.
The last offering is something Looch calls
'Qu35t1on & An5w3r' and is my favorite of the collection. This is great Close Up / Parlour Q&A that
can be presented for a small group in a intimate setting. I am very happy to see Looch's thoughts on
Questions/Answer (as far as intimate QA go). I am always refining my tool box for QA and I love
learning and applying different (read new to me) ideas and thinking. So I am grateful for these
As always Looch delivers on time!
From what I can see, this is sure to
get only the highest marks from the performes that read it. That's what 'Iris' gets from me!
You can thank me later...
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I bought IRIS specifically for the Qu35t1on & An5w3r close-up Question and Answer routine. Boy, was
I disappointed. Looch does offer a new way to mark the cards so you know which card belongs to
which person, however, this new way is not necessarily an improvement over other ways to mark a card
The main reason I am so disappointed with Qu35t1on & An5w3r is there is no
method taught for secretly getting the question each person asked. Looch says to just look at the
card and read their question. What? That's not mind reading. Some say that how you get the
information does not matter, what people want is the answer to their question. Sorry, I totally
disagree. How the mind reader gets the question in the first place is what makes or breaks a Q&A
routine. It's not mysterious or impressive in any way if the mind reader looks at the card and just
reads the question.
Oh, and Looch does suggest one way to get the questions secretly: buy
another one of his products to learn how.
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IRIS was originally a collection of ideas that Looch kindly provided as a bonus when we published to
"The Cavalli Files III - Sigma".
Now it is definitively a gift to the community that Looch
decided to provide this collection independent from its original context.
In 2013 we met
Looch in London. And at some point during our conversation, relaxing at the patio of Hitchin priory
Looch approached me an requested me to hand him my wrist watch.
Now obviously I'm long enough in
this business and experienced enough to know exactly what would happen in advance. But believe me or
not: I was completely blown away and speechless when the fingers of my watch started to move! I had
NOOO idea, ... and trust me - this don't happens that often these days.
routine alone is worth the money for IRIS.
It is simple, it is astonishing, it is a typical
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Qu35t1on & An5w3r made this purchase for me. I have used part of it twice now in my own shows during
my Q&A segment and the technique added in an element that was not possible for me before when
performing the routine. This works for smaller groups of 3 to 4 banquet tables.
usually call out a name or some "impressions" and then get the particular spectator in the audience
to acknowledge, before we continue delivering the rest of the info.
Here, with the
described ideas, I could point to an area (or even a table in a banquet setting) and start
delivering the info, before I called a name. This added something quite convincing, even if used
just twice in the whole Q&A sequence.
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