I subscribed to the lecture series for the purpose of experiencing DJ for the second time. These
tricks and puzzles were used immediately. There were many gems that I will have ready for those
frequent times I am asked for just one more. He even had a bonus trick that you could request and
download. I hope Diamond Jim becomes an annual event.
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All of Diamond Jim's magicical effects are practical worker's and this lecture did not disappoint.
He has a great delivery and is a fantastic teacher. This lecture provided dozens of easy to perform
bar bets and other puzzles to stump the people you perform for...I cannot recommend this (or
anything else Jim does) high enough...FIVE STARS +. Thank you Jim
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Hard to believe a sequel can be better than the first release. I guess only Diamond Jim can do that.
DJT is always a class act when doing magic or lecturing on magic. Many of his own illusions and even
those inspired by others have been improved and tweaked to a better performance.
I bought this lecture because I love (and learn lots) watching Diamond Jim perform. And it did not
If you're familiar with his "Bamboozlers" book series (and if you're not, why
not? They're packed-full of fun stunts and funny stuff and they fit in your pocket!), this lecture
lets Diamond Jim demonstrate how many of his best effects from the series work, when one might
perform them, and maybe most importantly (see the relaxed delivery, the casual, joyful punchiness to
the man's performances) - WHY.
It ends with an amazingly entertaining conversation between
Diamond Jim and Dan "The Man" Harlan.
This lecture is "Chapter 2" in what I hope will be
a "Diamond Jim Trilogy."
The first one would be "Diamond Jim."
This one could be,
"Diamond Jim Strikes Back."
And then finally, hopefully, somewhere in the very near future,
"The Return of Diamond Jim." I, for one, am anxiously waiting.
If you were to tell me I was going to see a lecture all on bar bets I would have said no thank you,
where is the magic? BUT... Diamond Jim Tyler did a great lecture all on bar bets that got me excited
to try them. I found a perfect fit for these at my regular restaurant I work weekly and have been
working for over a decade, they have see it all but they have not seen bar bets from me. It infused
a new energy into just another night at my restaurant and I thank Jim for that.
Is this magic? No, but every magical entertainer needs a collection of these mental stunts and bar
"betchas" up their sleeves Diamond Jim is a good magician and makes his living with magic. These
make wonderful "icebreakers" when you are in a group of people you do not know. DJT is also very
personable and a good teacher. I have his "Bamboozler" series of books, but having a video to learn
from is nice.
Thought this was excellent, got a ton of great bar bets. Had heard of a few, but most were new to
Once again diamond jim brings more than your money's worth to the table in this second lecture. As a
5 night a week performer, I'm always on the lookout for something more I can add to my shows that's
not just magic. I work in bars and everything here will work well for me. He also adds in a nice
little freebie at the end that is worth the price of the lecture alone! I can already see myself
making more money nightly with the nice freebie he threw in for everyone! Super cool of him to do
that. Plus the whole thing is just fun to watch! Thanks again Diamond Jim!
Loved it. Trying it all out. Buying the books!
He is awesome. Fast paced and to the point lecture. Just seems like an awesome guy. Totally enjoyed
this. So many things to gather up and try.
I love that he taught so many different things
with straws, matches, coins, silverware...etc
Going to be great using some of these in my
walk around shows.