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RUBBER DECEPTION

I don't understand it. Even though Joe is LEFT HANDED, if he realizes that 95% of all people are RIGHT handed, why wouldn't he simply have a friend perform this for him, and he can show us how this should be done for 95% of us who are RIGHT HANDED! He could then, at the end of his video, then go over the instructions for the 5% of the population who are LEFT handed.

But being a professional means adapting to realities. Why should I have to start downloading special software and muck around with that, because Joe refuses to accomodate 95% of the population. I've refused to buy this, simply on that point alone, so he's lost a sale.

The same laziness applies to cardistry whiz Andrei Jikh. I've refused to buy any of his brilliant tutorials because he simply refuses to accomodate the 95% percent of us who are NOT left handed like him.

For Joe (or Andrei) to simply say "If you're right handed, just switch everything around" is NOT AN ACCEPTABLE ANSWER. They have to realize that they are losing sales because of this. I've read other comments here from one purchaser that he wrote Joe directly about this a long time ago, but that he never even go the courtesy of a response. I just don't understand Joe's stubborness!

At the very least, there should be a DISCLAIMER in Penguin or Joe's advertisement,who ever writer these and is responsible for these video advertisements stating,

"PLEASE NOTE TO ALL RIGHTIES, BEFORE PURCHASING THAT JOE IS LEFT HANDED. EVERY THING HE DOES IS DEMONSTRATED FROM THAT POSITION".

I realize that lefties have struggled and adapted with this problem for years, but glossing over the fact that this COULD BE A PROBLEM LEARNING THIS FOR US RIGHTIES JOE SHOULD AT LEAST INCLUDE A DISCLAIMER IN HIS ADVERTISING!

OR AT THE VERY LEAST GIVE DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO FIND AND DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE TO REVERSE THIS.

But Joe, if you read this, you're losing sales because of this simple fact: the world is 95% RIGHT HANDED, Please adapt to that rather than ask us to adapt to you! And also answering purchasers questions personally, (like other magicians) would be nice.


Asked at 03:59am on March 24th, 2020 by kaplan123 (26 karma)
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A few things:

1. What does handedness look like in rubber band magic? How does the hand you write with affect which hand you do your rubber band magic with?

As far as I can tell it doesn't. When Joe teaches his rubber band magic using the left hand you can do it left-handed as well. Joe says that he's performing it left-handed, but I'm always confused as to what that means. It's not like there's a standard left vs right hand starting position (ie dealers grip etc.)

2. Joe's magic is easier to learn because he mirrors exactly what you would do if you wanted to use the opposite hand from him. In many ways, straight on mirrored instruction is much easier to learn from. This is what dance choreographers will mirror their students as they teach. joe does this automatically.

3. Out of 76 reviews on Rubber Deception, one mentions that it is difficult to learn left handed, 3 mention that it is easier to learn thanks to Joe's left handedness. Most people just love Joe's instruction and make no mention of his handedness. This indicates that the overwhelming majority of magicians prefer or are indifferent to Joe's handedness.


Answered at 09:44am on March 25th, 2020 by joshburch (747 karma)
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