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Topic: Hare Raising Hats by Paul Hallas
Message: Posted by: Leo Reynolds Jr (Aug 1, 2011 02:33PM)
I like the looks of this one .Bet it plays good for kids and family entertainment.Another winner by Paul Hallas.Got mine on order

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqtzEPnUlFk&feature=player_embedded

Best
Leo Jr
Message: Posted by: Martino (Aug 1, 2011 04:08PM)
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Message: Posted by: Paul (Aug 1, 2011 04:51PM)
Re: "Bet it plays good for kids and family entertainment"

It does! Great table hopping trick for family groups because it's intantly reset. This was a sellout at the S.A.M. in Pittsburgh where I had some before it's 'official" release.

Paul.
Message: Posted by: Spellbinder (Aug 1, 2011 10:34PM)
Qua-Fiki hopped on this one as soon as it was advertised. He added in a version of "Dots Impossible" using black hats and red hats, which also allows him to show the hat cards on both sides, so once he segues into the Hare Raising Hats, the ending is that much more surprising. Then he follows up with a sponge bunny routine.

The Hare Raising Hats trick only needs a table when placing the cards down prior to the finale, so for strolling without a table, Qua-Fiki hands the rabbit cards to three kids to hold. The hat cards are placed over the bunny cards and the kids then get to turn over the hat cards to discover the amazing transformation for themselves, and their noisy surprise adds to the effect immensely. Thanks for a great trick, Paul!
Message: Posted by: Paul (Aug 2, 2011 09:27AM)
RE: "The Hare Raising Hats trick only needs a table when placing the cards down prior to the finale, so for strolling without a table, Qua-Fiki hands the rabbit cards to three kids to hold. "

Yes, I've done the same, if there is no table space you simply hand each produced rabbit card to someone asking, "Will you just hold that for me please?" Usually I've given them to the same person (you don't always have three kids available)and then have someone else hold their hand out to deal the hat cards onto, or use the other hand of the same person, enabling you to easily take the rabbit cards back before the climax. Some may prefer to do it this way even if there is a little table space because the final reveal then happens in their hands (always good). However, if there is a little table space, and you don't need much, I think the table display looks good - and the cards will probably last longer, lol.

I think restaurant entertainers are going to be the magicians that appeciate this one the most. It's just the perfect packet trick for family groups.

Paul.
Message: Posted by: Martino (Aug 2, 2011 04:17PM)
Looking forward to trying this out. I may have to finally swap my sponge balls for the Goshman 3D rabbits!
Message: Posted by: Paul (Aug 3, 2011 08:45AM)
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On 2011-08-02 17:17, Martino wrote:
Looking forward to trying this out. I may have to finally swap my sponge balls for the Goshman 3D rabbits!
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You might also want to check out the Eddie Ace sponge rabbits - and the rest, lol. Eddie was at the Pittsburgh S.A.M. with his wares, he has some great stuff.
http://www.Eddieace.com

I also have a good instant reset routine for the sponge bunnies in my book "Magic From The Overground" detailed in the chapter discussing strolling magic. I don't think I would routine Hare Raising Hats and sponge bunnies in the same 'set' but I can understand why people might want to.

Paul.
Message: Posted by: Trekdad (Aug 3, 2011 02:52PM)
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On 2011-08-03 09:45, Paul wrote:
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On 2011-08-02 17:17, Martino wrote:

I also have a good instant reset routine for the sponge bunnies in my book "Magic From The Overground" detailed in the chapter discussing strolling magic. I don't think I would routine Hare Raising Hats and sponge bunnies in the same 'set' but I can understand why people might want to.

Paul.
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Paul -- I use your routine for the sponge bunnies from "Overground". It's easy, simple, and the reset is truly a part of the routine.

I'd love to obtain these new cards. The graphics are great!
Message: Posted by: Paul (Aug 3, 2011 04:22PM)
Glad to hear from someone that's actually using it, Trekdad, lol. Yes, the graphics on these cards are great (better than the ones I originally supplied Meir with!). Currently Hare Raising Hats is only available from Meir or myself.

Paul.
Message: Posted by: Cameron Francis (Aug 5, 2011 10:47AM)
Ha! Very nice, Paul. Love it.
Message: Posted by: Leo Reynolds Jr (Aug 5, 2011 04:14PM)
Got mine the cards look great and it passed the grandchildren test with flying colors.They loved it.

Great Trick Paul
easy,clean ending and fast reset!!

Best
Leo Jr
Message: Posted by: Jamie Ferguson (Aug 7, 2011 11:34AM)
Great trick! Also, Paul's books are the most overlooked in magic.
Message: Posted by: Zombie Magic (Aug 5, 2012 04:08PM)
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On 2011-08-07 12:34, Jamie Ferguson wrote:
Great trick! Also, Paul's books are the most overlooked in magic.
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Agreed. I also think Paul is an incredible entertainer in his own right. His Card Magic dvds are wonderful. Keep meaning to get his mentalism set.
Message: Posted by: motown (Aug 5, 2012 11:11PM)
Hadn't seen that one before, very nice.
Message: Posted by: EndersGame (Dec 26, 2018 05:56AM)
This is now available from Meir Yedid Magic in larger parlor-size cards.

See my full review elsewhere on The Magic Café here:

https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=681948

[img]https://i.imgur.com/zZ0mAbT.jpg[/img]
Message: Posted by: Trekdad (Mar 31, 2019 12:16PM)
I've used the poker-sized version since it first came out, and "hopped" on the release of the larger size cards. Very happy these were released in the larger size. Not a criticism by any means, but the one thing I wish was included in the instructions are some tips on doing the Elmsley Count with the cards face-out at chest-height, since this release is with cards visible when performing for a larger group than my typical 4-top. Managed to figure it out anyway despite my "muscle" memory" of the count with the cards held lower. Definitely a great effect for all ages and wonderful graphics. Highly recommended by my various audiences.