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Topic: The Official "Trick of the Year" thread - 2018
Message: Posted by: Jamie D. Grant (Dec 27, 2018 09:14AM)
Heya Gang!

Can you believe that another year has come and gone? Holy smokes! And I've got an announcement of sorts: as it is with some sadness that I won't be chairing this years' contest. No problemo, though, as Tom Cutts has generously agreed to step in- and I have no doubt in his abilities to see this through as the joyous event that it is! Thanks, Tom! I'll still be awarding official "Anything Is Possible" bottles for the winners of:

The Houdin
The Thurston
&
The Tarbell

so, on that note, over to you, Tom!

Have fun, everyone! And it goes without saying that I know all of you will help Tom by being positive, celebratory, and awesome! So thanks to y'all, too!
Message: Posted by: bosque (Dec 27, 2018 09:55AM)
I would like to nominate "CoG", Center of Gravity by Dario Capuozzo. Just a cheap Penguin Magic download, but startling, baffling and wonder-inducing, IMHO.
Message: Posted by: Magic from A to Z (Dec 27, 2018 03:56PM)
Can we include or make a category of downloads (regardless of cost) as well, i.e., Revive by Duane Williams?


Thanks,,,
Message: Posted by: The_Mediocre_Gatsby (Dec 27, 2018 04:49PM)
DFB by Nick Einhorn
Message: Posted by: aligator (Dec 27, 2018 05:04PM)
Amazebox Kraft. Oddly enough, I wasn't that high on it when 1st received, but now that I have fully developed my Sherlock Holmes/Jack the Ripper routine, it has become indispensable.
Message: Posted by: Vraagaard (Dec 28, 2018 10:31AM)
I love to see whats coming in on this thread. I have been a little out of the game lately, but my best buy this year was

It’s in my Genes - by Michel - Vernet Magic

BTW - Maybe we should announce this thread in other threads just to attract more people?

Best Jan
Message: Posted by: aligator (Dec 28, 2018 11:10AM)
I like It's in My Genes as well though I have changed the premise. Must be synchronicity at work as I was just preparing some new paper inserts for It's In My Genes a few minutes ago.
Message: Posted by: Psyfl (Dec 28, 2018 12:36PM)
Destiny Deck by David Gonzalez and Card-Shark.
Message: Posted by: CDenys (Dec 28, 2018 01:59PM)
Destiny Deck - Card Shark
It’s in my genes - Vernet
Split Focus - Gregory Wilson
Message: Posted by: jimesw (Dec 28, 2018 04:20PM)
I'm guessing the same format as previous years. Vote for your top 3 tricks released in the year and 1 vote for the best customer service from a company/person?
Message: Posted by: dman11 (Dec 28, 2018 05:12PM)
I'll list my #1 and come back later with 2 & 3 - gotta think about those.

#1 The Rebel Note (wallet)
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 28, 2018 09:16PM)
Flux - Craig Fillicetti
SvenPad Ultimate Edition- Brett Barry
Article 2.0 - Looch
Message: Posted by: Tom Cutts (Dec 28, 2018 10:36PM)
Hi Gang! Sorry for the delay getting in here. Kudos to Jamie for once again providing the prizes here!

For those who don't know the rules, here ya go... From Jamie last year

It's that time of year! Who will win [i][b]The Houdin[/b][/i] for 2018?!

[img]http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3793/12247010566_5a771b849a_z.jpg[/img]

First, why [i]"Houdin?"[/i]

[img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e7/Roberthoudin.jpg[/img]

Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin is known as the father of modern magic. He was born Jean Eugene Robert and took the "Houdin" portion when he married the daughter of one of the few watchmakers of the time who was still using old world techniques; Jacques Francois Houdin. So, in honor of love and the adding of something to yourself to make you better (in his case he took the name), the nature of watchmaking, creating, tinkering (something I think we, as creators all do!) and the simple coolness of the name, it's what I came up with!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Eug%C3%A8ne_Robert-Houdin


Okay- What is your favourite effect that was released in 2018?

Please submit up to 3 entries and we'll tally them up on March.01 (that now gives us 2 months of voting and using various effects that get published at the end of the year). The winner will relieve a special Limited Edition "Anything Is Possible" bottle- "Trick Of The Year" trophy, called THE HOUDIN AWARD! Fun!

[img]http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2872/12247126704_22d8d06377_z.jpg[/img]


[b]1.[/b]
[b]2.[/b]
[b]3.[/b]

As, well, we now have "The Thurston Award"...

[img]http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5520/12247010906_b8d33865ba_z.jpg[/img]

This award will awarded to a creator who created an effect in 2018 and who represents the true Spirit of Magic. Great customer service, kind, and a gift to the community.

[img]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7392/12247120274_75690876dc_z.jpg[/img]

Please submit one entry:

1).


And, while we're at it, let's look at some of the past winners that we were able to figure out:

[b]Houdin[/b] winners
______________

[b]2000:[/b] no voting took place
[b]2001:[/b] no voting took place
[b]2002:[/b] no voting took place
[b]2003:[/b] Passing Through by Kevin Parker
[b]2004:[/b] no voting took place
[b]2005:[/b] Sinful by Wayne Houchin
[b]2006:[/b] Fraud by Daniel Garcia
[b]2007:[/b] no voting took place
[b]2008:[/b] Multi-Dimensional by Craig Filicetti
[b]2009:[/b] no voting took place
[b]2010:[/b] Get Sharky by Christoph Borer
[b]2011:[/b] Industrial Revelation from Jamie D. Grant
[b]2012:[/b] Nest Of Wallets from Nick Einhorn
[b]2013:[/b] Inferno by Joshua Jay
[b]2014:[/b] Fair Play by Steve Haynes & Inferno by Bobby Hasbun
[b]2015:[/b] Svenpad Supreme by Brett Barry
[b]2016:[/b] WikiTest by Marc Kerstein
[b]2017:[/b] The Gift by Angelo Carbone

[b]Thurston[/b] winners
_______________________

[b]2013:[/b] Andy Nyman and The Code
[b]2014:[/b] Craig Filicetti
[b]2015:[/b] Craig Filicetti
[b]2016:[/b] Craig Filicetti
[b]2017:[/b] Michael Murray


(Winners have been decided by researching the Magic Café for threads titled Trick of the Year, or something similar, that contained votes from the members.)

Ref: 2000: ,2001: ,2002: ,2003: ,2004: ,2005: ,2006: ,2007: ,2008: ,2009: ,2010: ,2011: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......=109&192
_______________________________________________________________

And, gang, I know firsthand how much of an impact this thread will have on someone's life. Seriously. The prestige from this little thread will drive their sales through the roof. So please let's take this seriously, say nothing but nice things, and have fun! We're going to change someone's life!


[b]RULES:[/b]
_____________

What started out as a fun thread between pals several years ago has turned into a HUGE event and, you know what? That's a good thing! It shows that the art of magic is alive and well and that we're all passionate about it!! To help reduce drama, though (we can never eliminate it, I'm afraid,) let's try and keep to the following...

[b]Vote[/b] with [b]Trick Name[/b] and the [b]Creator Name[/b] for Trick of the Year (Houdin). Please [b]submit 3 Entries[/b].
Submit [b]1 Trick Name[/b] and [b]Creator Name[/b] for Customer Service/Spirit/Kindness of the Year (Thurston)

If you have been selected and want to encourage your pals to take part...

[b]You must have 50+ posts on the Magic Café for your vote to count. If you're new, that gives you over 2 months to join in the community and share in our passion.[/b]

It is impossible to police or enforce a "no asking your clients, friends, etc to vote" rule and, personally, I think it's silly to ask people not to share their excitement. How can you have a contest if you're not allowed to talk about it?! On that note, I ask that you please...

[b]Don't offer financial incentives.
Encourage people to vote for 3, not just one.
Limit the number of your announcements to 3 times.[/b]

I trust people (perhaps that's a fault, lol) but I also trust the voting public to choose what they [i]truly feel is the best[/i] and not just what soemone tells them to do.

Lastly, this is a thread for [b]JOY[/b]. Let me be clear- [b]HAPPINESS![/b] Any post that is not a vote or is something positive, will be deleted. There are other places on the Café (Right or Worng) for political disussions. But they won't be here.

So there ya have it. Let's all have some fun and make Jamie proud to be keeping his tradition alive and well!
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Dec 28, 2018 11:54PM)
Thank you for taking the baton for this important tradition Tom!!!

You are amazing. Happy New Year my friend.
Message: Posted by: carlwag (Dec 29, 2018 04:33AM)
1- mental die-mensional by sudo
2- brass coin casket by airship magic
3- trachtenberg by Kieron and mark ( Saturn)
Message: Posted by: Oil&Water (Dec 29, 2018 06:40AM)
1) Two Finer Divine, Gaz & David
2) Siamese Waltz, Bennie Chickering
3) Numbered, Astor Magic

Happy New Year Olly
Message: Posted by: Cardmagic12345 (Dec 29, 2018 08:40AM)
1) In the clear Nicholas lawrence
2) Super shuffle system
3)Face Off Ron Salamangkero
Message: Posted by: MagieLucas (Dec 29, 2018 12:54PM)
1 venom cube henry harrius
2 DFB by nick einhorn
3 turner watch by nobdyknows

and Thurstan for mark kerstein
Message: Posted by: Sean Piper (Dec 29, 2018 01:11PM)
1. Destiny Deck by David Gonzalez and Card-Shark.
2.Bliss by Noel Qualter
3. Deformer by Menny Lindenfeld
Message: Posted by: koreancanuck (Dec 29, 2018 01:15PM)
1. Digital force bag by Nick Einhorn
2. Gatsby book test by Josh Zandman
3. Siriously Mental by Michael Pilkey
Message: Posted by: Martin.Lester (Dec 29, 2018 04:00PM)
1 Turner Watch by Nobody Knows
2 DFB by Nick Einhorn
3 SvenPad Ultimate Edition by Brett Barry
Message: Posted by: LLL (Dec 29, 2018 05:57PM)
1) Blink by Looch

2) Gallery deck by Marc Spelmann

3) night at the casino by John Carey
Message: Posted by: DocT25 (Dec 29, 2018 07:44PM)
1. Destiny Deck by David Gonzalez and Card-Shark
2. Flux by Craig Filicetti
3. Digital Force Bag by Nick Einhorn

Thurston: Brett Barry
Message: Posted by: egoli (Dec 29, 2018 09:11PM)
DocT25 - unfortunately your votes won't count - you have to have at least 50 posts to be able to vote
Message: Posted by: MatthewSims (Dec 29, 2018 11:52PM)
Blink by Looch

Brass coin casket by airship magic
Message: Posted by: magicsachin (Dec 29, 2018 11:54PM)
1 Turner Watch by Nobody Knows
2 DFB by Nick Einhorn


Thurstan for Mark Kerstein
Message: Posted by: warren (Dec 30, 2018 04:25AM)
1 DFB by Nick Einhorn
Message: Posted by: Daisydog (Dec 30, 2018 05:14AM)
1-Two Finer Divine by Gaz and David (this is so fun to perform!)
2-School Spirit Slates by Lebanon Circle

Happy New Year to you all!!
Message: Posted by: Tom G (Dec 30, 2018 07:42AM)
Coin Casket by Airship.

I didn't purchase much at all this year, but this was by far the best for me. Clever and well made.
Message: Posted by: DocT25 (Dec 30, 2018 07:57AM)
[quote]On Dec 29, 2018, egoli wrote:
DocT25 - unfortunately your votes won't count - you have to have at least 50 posts to be able to vote [/quote]

bummer
Message: Posted by: djrosen (Dec 30, 2018 08:53AM)
Ditto, Bummer.
Message: Posted by: emyers99 (Dec 30, 2018 11:13AM)
1) DFB by Einhorn
2) Destiny Deck by Card Shark
3) Citrus (bill in lemon) - cody fisher
Message: Posted by: uglyklown (Dec 30, 2018 03:13PM)
1. DFB by Nick Einhorn
2. Gallery Deck by Spellman
3. Night at the Casino by John Carey
Message: Posted by: Keith Atkinson (Dec 30, 2018 03:19PM)
Digital Force Bag,
Close Up Cardiographic,
Cube To Chocolate.
Message: Posted by: todsky (Dec 30, 2018 04:06PM)
Pyrowallet by Ellusionist
Close Up Cardiographic
Vegas Dream (although it seems to have vanished from the market!)

Todd
www.magicstore.ca
Message: Posted by: DrRob (Dec 30, 2018 04:18PM)
Well Here goes my top 3.....

1. The Architect of Predictions by Gui Del Frate
2. Flux by Promystic
3. Trachtenberg by Kieron Johnson and Mark Traversconi.

Thurston award nomination goes to Mark Traversconi at Saturn Magic for Trachtenberg and taking all the flack on the Café re Timeless and having outstanding customer service.
Message: Posted by: EZrhythm (Dec 30, 2018 07:28PM)
[quote]On Dec 28, 2018, Tom Cutts wrote:

It's that time of year! Who will win [i][b]The Houdin[/b][/i] for 2018?!

[/quote]

Don't forget The Tarbell as mentioned by Jamie!
Message: Posted by: AJ MAJIC (Dec 30, 2018 10:35PM)
Digital Force Bag

Night at the Casino

Rubiks Dream 360
Message: Posted by: tricky360 (Dec 31, 2018 03:08AM)
FLUX Promystic

Digital force bag

Rubicks Dream
Message: Posted by: espmagic (Dec 31, 2018 04:36AM)
Blink by Looch...because I can carry it with me and perform anytime!
Message: Posted by: warec (Dec 31, 2018 05:07AM)
If I could vote :'(
1. Flux by Craig Filicetti 
2. Digital force bag by Nick Einhorn 
3. Blink by Looch
Message: Posted by: NeilS (Dec 31, 2018 07:17AM)
1 Blink
2 Brass Coin Casket Prediction
3 Underhanded
Message: Posted by: rev_marcus (Dec 31, 2018 07:59AM)
Blink - Looch
DFB - Nick Einhorn
Red Herring - Benjamin Earl

Thurston - Alan Wong
Message: Posted by: Tony Razzano (Dec 31, 2018 08:26AM)
BLINK by Looch. I always have it with me. Always!
Message: Posted by: Marqus (Dec 31, 2018 06:45PM)
DFB by Nick Einhorn
Message: Posted by: Poof-Daddy (Jan 1, 2019 12:02AM)
A lot of you are not only not voting for the best customer service (vote 4 - for the Thurston Award) but youn are also not following the proper voting procedure.

"Vote with [b]Trick Name[/b] and the [b]Creator Name[/b] for Trick of the Year (Houdin). Please submit 3 Entries.
Submit [b]1 Trick Name and Creator Name[/b] for Customer Service/Spirit/Kindness of the Year (Thurston)"

Please take a look at the rules posted on page 1 by Tom Cutts (the 13th post on the thread). It makes the tallying much easier, Thanks
Message: Posted by: Lseeyou (Jan 1, 2019 12:00PM)
Houdin Award
1. Turner Watch by Nobody Knows
2. App DFB by Nick Einhorn
3. Flux by Promystic

Thurston Award
1. Flux by Promystic (Craig Filicetti)
Message: Posted by: Sean Xem (Jan 1, 2019 12:55PM)
Houdin
1. Turner Watch by Nobody Knows
2. Flux by Promystic
3. Blink by Looch

Thurston
1. Flux by Promystic (Craig Filicetti)
Message: Posted by: elimagic (Jan 1, 2019 01:03PM)
Houdin
-Rebel Wallet by Gerard Kearney
- Flux by Promystic
- Article v2 looch

Thurston
- Wayne Looch
Message: Posted by: TuneHV (Jan 2, 2019 08:56AM)
Houdin Award:
- Turner Watch by Nobody Knows
- DFB by Nick Einhorn & Craig Squires
- Destiny Deck by David Gonzalez

Thurston Award:
- Joao Miranda
Message: Posted by: RodrigoGrando (Jan 2, 2019 06:21PM)
Houdin
- Turner Watch by Nobody Knows
- Mini Cube to Chocolate by Henry Harrius

Thurston
- Andi and Joshua Jay at VanishingInc
Message: Posted by: EZrhythm (Jan 2, 2019 07:39PM)
[quote]On Dec 31, 2018, Poof-Daddy wrote:
A lot of you are not only not voting for the best customer service (vote 4 - for the Thurston Award) but youn are also not following the proper voting procedure.
[/quote]

[quote]On Dec 27, 2018, Jamie D. Grant wrote:

The Houdin
The Thurston
&
The Tarbell [/quote]

And don't forget the Tarbell!
Message: Posted by: baobow (Jan 2, 2019 09:23PM)
Houdin Award:
- DFB by Nick Einhorn & Craig Squires
- Cinema verite pocket size edition- Jim Kleefeld
- Destiny Deck by David Gonzalez

Thurston Award:
- Nick Einhorn
Have very fond memories of reading and learning through one of his magic books he released to the public for beginners when I was first starting out in magic

Have very much enjoyed his Penguin and At the table lectures released. Goldmine of working material offered in both those lectures and he fooled me with his performance on Penn and Teller!

Have also purchased and enjoyed afew of his releases over the years such as

Nest of Wallets
Pro-Flight
Bill to Marker
Unicorn
Message: Posted by: Steven Leung (Jan 2, 2019 09:39PM)
Houdin Award
1. Venom Cube by Henry Harrius
2. Turner Watch by Nobody Knows
3. Flux by Promystic

Thurston Award
1. Promystic (Craig Filicetti)
Message: Posted by: dylanxtay (Jan 3, 2019 12:28AM)
Houdin Award
- Turner Watch by Nobody Knows
- Mini Cube to Chocolate by Henry Harrius
- Venom Cube by Henry Harrius

Thurston Award
- Andi and Joshua Jay at VanishingInc
Message: Posted by: Alex DLF (Jan 3, 2019 03:02AM)
Houdin Award:

- DFB by Nick Einhorn & Craig Squires (one of my most used item from this year, it so much fun and versatile. It's like having a customizable Svenpad with you at all time, allowing you to force nearly everything in a very clean and direct fashion. I love it).
- Sixth Sense 3 by Hugo Shelley (despite the lack of customer service from Hugo, I have to say that this is the best magnet dectector and I had them all - Scan3D, Flux - it's customizable with the associated app so you can change a lot of settings including the sensibility, it's small and self contained, you can charge it with USB, the battery lasts a very long time, it's self contained and very durable. I can say that because I had a special leather wristband made so I can conceal it inside and wear it on a daily basis for the last 7 months).
- Timeless by Joao Miranda, even if I didn't use it as much as I want, this item is amazing the way it works and the effect on the audience is killer! It's like a mini big illusion for close up and can also be used on stage, I like the fact I can get a lot from an item like this one. And when you see the working, you can't be disappointed, I think this is a reputation maker if your routine is well structured.

Thurston Award:

It will sound a bit cliché but man, Craig Filicetti (for the Color Match item) and his team at Promystic provide the best customer service I've ever seen. They're quick to answer, they always make their best to help you out, I've bought 2 item from them this year and Bobby was amazing to answer my question each and every time.
Message: Posted by: Waterloophai (Jan 3, 2019 03:27AM)
Can you please write on forums and other social media: "T-watch" instead of the full name of the watch?
The publishing of the full name of the watch schould be avoided as much as possible.
Message: Posted by: Waterloophai (Jan 3, 2019 03:32AM)
Houdin Award:
1) The Misfit Deck (Matt Baker)
2) T-watch (Nobody Knows)
3) Destiniy Deck (David Gonzalez - Card Shark)

Thurston Award:
Christian Schenk (Card Shark)
Message: Posted by: reignofsound (Jan 3, 2019 07:27AM)
Houdin Award:
1st - It's In My Genes - Michel
2nd - Article 2.0 - Looch
3rd - Tricks With Your Phone - Marc Kerstrin (Siri Method)

Thurston - Mark at Saturn Magic - Always happy to help
Message: Posted by: danster08 (Jan 3, 2019 08:09AM)
1) Digital Force Bag by Nick Einhorn and Craig Squires
2) Architect of Predictions by Gui Del Frate
3) Quiver Plus by Kelvin Chow

Thurston – Ian Pidgeon (iThump creator). All year he has tirelessly added new features and updates to his excellent products (at no additional cost). He is also always more than willing to help and even personally call for assistance. He even adds user recommendations and additions constantly. Great customer support!
Message: Posted by: Bob777 (Jan 3, 2019 02:42PM)
1 DFB by Nick Einhorn & Craig Squires

2 The Gallery Deck

3 The Voyager by Joel Dickinson

Happy New Year to all

Bob
Message: Posted by: egoli (Jan 3, 2019 03:26PM)
Sorry Bob - the rules state that you have to have at least 50 posts to be able to vote
Message: Posted by: egoli (Jan 3, 2019 03:40PM)
In 2013 there was some controversy as there were two tricks neck and neck and the trick originators sent out email blasts to get their friends, clients and neighbours to sign up to the Café and vote for their trick. This resulted in a large number of people voting who only had one or two posts to their name. In 2014 the 50 posts or more rule was implemented.

Ed
Message: Posted by: aligator (Jan 3, 2019 05:33PM)
Isn't it too late to vote now?
Message: Posted by: egoli (Jan 3, 2019 05:39PM)
Voting usually goes until February 1st

Ed
Message: Posted by: PendletonThe3rd (Jan 3, 2019 06:44PM)
Houdin
1. T Watch by Nobody Knows (by a landslide)
2. Quarter Pounder by R Paul Wilson
3. Gatsby Book Test by Josh Zandman

Thurston
Joshua Jay and Andi Gladwin
Message: Posted by: Psyfl (Jan 3, 2019 08:05PM)
I already voted for Destiny Deck on page 1 but would would like to add a vote for FLUX by Craig Filicetti.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Jan 3, 2019 10:29PM)
[quote]On Jan 3, 2019, aligator wrote:
Isn't it too late to vote now? [/quote]

Nope - get your votes in.

Voting started only about a week ago :-)
Message: Posted by: JustJoshinMagic (Jan 4, 2019 08:33AM)
T Watch - Nobody Knows
Sixth Sense 3.0 - Hugo Shelley
Mint Box - Daniel Garcia

Thurston
Marc Kerstein
Message: Posted by: EZrhythm (Jan 4, 2019 02:32PM)
[quote]On Dec 31, 2018, Poof-Daddy wrote:
A lot of you are not only not voting for the best customer service (vote 4 - for the Thurston Award) but youn are also not following the proper voting procedure.
[/quote]

[quote]On Dec 27, 2018, Jamie D. Grant wrote:

The Houdin
The Thurston
&
The Tarbell [/quote]

And the Tarbell award!
Message: Posted by: scott0819 (Jan 4, 2019 02:48PM)
Tarbell Award is getting counted over here:

https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=682019&forum=110
Message: Posted by: Jmolomagic (Jan 4, 2019 03:15PM)
Rebel Wallet by Gerard Kearney
Digital Force Bag by Nick Einhorn and Craig Squires
Message: Posted by: mtgoldstein (Jan 4, 2019 07:01PM)
Houdin
SvenPad Ultimate Edition - Brett Barry
Flux - Craig Fillicetti
Trumped - Eric Samuels

Thurston
The three gentleman listed above (Fillicetti, Samuels, and Barry) are in a class by themselves, but I would like to nominate someone outside the box who has released and shared, mostly for free to any who would request, upward of 30 effects solely to give back and enhance this beautiful art form we call Magic in all its variations. That would be the gentleman who goes by the pseudonym - Sudo Nimh - Mental Die-Mensional - his most recent offering.
Message: Posted by: SomersetMagi (Jan 5, 2019 04:35AM)
Digital Force Bag
Gallery Deck
Sven Pad
Message: Posted by: magicmann (Jan 5, 2019 05:31AM)
T Watch - Nobody Knows
trachtenberg by Kieron and mark


Thurston
- Andi and Joshua Jay at Vanishing Inc
Message: Posted by: Mad Jake (Jan 5, 2019 11:19AM)
Quiver Plus- Kelvin Chow
Message: Posted by: Nigel Quinn (Jan 5, 2019 02:53PM)
Houdin Award
1. Deformer by Menny Lindenfeld
2. Smooth by Nicholas Lawrence
3. Siamese Waltz by Bennie Chickering

Thurston Award
1. Trachtenberg by Mark Traversconi at Saturn Magic and for great service to the magic community.
Message: Posted by: Craigers (Jan 5, 2019 04:06PM)
Houdin award

- Its in My Genes - Michel/Vernet
- Rubik's Dream 360 - Henry Harrius
- Out of the Blue - James Anthony

Thurston

Saturn Magic are my new "go to", so hats off to Mark Traversoni
Message: Posted by: Maxy (Jan 6, 2019 10:47AM)
It’s in my genes - Vernet
Sixth Sense 3.0 - Hugo Shelley
T Watch - Nobody Knows
Message: Posted by: ArtIn (Jan 6, 2019 12:42PM)
1. Timeless - Joao Miranda
2. Smokescreen - MAGICSMITH
3. Inject2

Thurston:
Fabio Behr from fabiolus-magic.de as local magic dealer hero for excellent service to the art and community here in Berlin.
Message: Posted by: egoli (Jan 6, 2019 01:54PM)
The original Inject was released pre-2017 and for that reason Inject 2-0 was disallowed in the voting for the 2017 Trick of the Year

Ed
Message: Posted by: jerdunn (Jan 6, 2019 01:56PM)
Houdin Award:
1. T Watch - Nobody Knows
2. Flux - ProMystic
3. Transformer Coin System - John Jurney


Thurston Award:
1. Flux - Craig Filicetti (he's won before and deserves to win consistently!)
Message: Posted by: tommy ng (Jan 6, 2019 03:10PM)
Houdin Award:
1. Venom Cube by Henry Harrius
2. Inject 2 by Greg Rostami
3.Cube To Chocolate by Henry Harrius

Thurston Award:
Andi and Joshua Jay at Vanishing Inc
Message: Posted by: egoli (Jan 6, 2019 03:18PM)
Once again Inject 2 was not released in 2018 and it wouldn't be eligible anyway. See my post above.

Ed
Message: Posted by: funnyclown (Jan 6, 2019 05:03PM)
1 Turner Watch
2. Rebel Note Wallet
3. SvenPad Ultimate Edition
Message: Posted by: Churken2 (Jan 7, 2019 03:19PM)
Digital Force Bag - Nick Einhorn
Quiver Plus- Kelvin Chow
Isolated by Kieron Johnson
Message: Posted by: boboswitch (Jan 7, 2019 08:53PM)
Houdin Award:
1. Lost For Words - Steve Wood
2. Escalators - Peter Turner
3. Isolated - Kieron Johnson

Thurston Award:
1. Steve Wood - Lost For Words
Message: Posted by: dooblehorn (Jan 8, 2019 04:28AM)
Houdin Award
1. The Architect of Predictions by Gui Del Frate
2. Flux by Promystic
3. T Watch - Nobody Knows

Thurston Award
Jeff and Brandi Mash and crew at MJM Magic. Difficult to find the proper adjectives to fairly describe their amazing customer service. Kind, responsive, helpful.
Message: Posted by: Jared (Jan 8, 2019 11:36AM)
2018 was one of the BEST years of new magic releases! Narrowing my selections down to only three was incredibly difficult because several of my honorable mentions are equally deserving. But, here are my choices:

1) Turner Watch by Nobody Knows (NK)
2) Digital Force Bag by Nick Einhorn
3) Mental Dice by Marc-Antoine

Thurston: Craig Filicetti (the "standard" in our industry)

Honorable mentions: Timeless by Joao Miranda, Bliss by Looch, Flux by Pro-Mystic, It's in My Genes by Michel and Vernet, Split Focus by Gregory Wilson, Mint Box by Daniel Garcia, Peek Pack by Brian Gillis, Scorpion by Bobby Motta and Pro Mystic, Out of the Blue by Mick McCreath, Bliss by Noel Qualter, Copycat by David Parr, C3 by R. Paul Wilson, PIN by Marc Paul, Occultatum by Menny Lindenfield, and Multi-Sensory Bags by Luca Volpe, Alan Wong, and Paul McGaig.
Message: Posted by: bluesmagic (Jan 8, 2019 03:12PM)
Digital force bag by Nick Einhorn
Message: Posted by: Mark8infiniti (Jan 8, 2019 04:17PM)
1. The Architect of Predictions by Gui Del Frate
2. Turner Watch by NK
3. Quiver

Thurston: Mark Travesoni
Message: Posted by: ValeCavaliero (Jan 8, 2019 10:27PM)
D'Angelo's Touch by Rafael D'Angelo
Message: Posted by: David Parr (Jan 8, 2019 11:22PM)
Thanks for the shoutout to Copycat, Jared!
Message: Posted by: Jared (Jan 9, 2019 08:17AM)
David, thank you for delivering such an incredible routine to the community! BTW- I my list, I meant to type "Blink" by Looch (not "Bliss"). Apparently, it was too late to change it.
Message: Posted by: jerdunn (Jan 9, 2019 11:10AM)
Since this area is searchable, voters should refer to the popular new watch effect as T Watch, not use its full name.
Message: Posted by: egoli (Jan 9, 2019 11:18AM)
It's a bit late for that - the full name has already been mentioned 14 times in this thread
Message: Posted by: micwize (Jan 9, 2019 03:02PM)
When does the voting end please?
Message: Posted by: egoli (Jan 9, 2019 09:06PM)
The final tally is on March 1st and so I'm guessing February 28th

Ed
Message: Posted by: robfind (Jan 13, 2019 01:55PM)
Can we have a to date total?
Message: Posted by: videoman (Jan 13, 2019 05:30PM)
[quote]On Jan 9, 2019, jerdunn wrote:
Since this area is searchable, voters should refer to the popular new watch effect as T Watch, not use its full name. [/quote]

Since you are required to have 50 posts to cast a vote anyway, we should have the voting (i.e. this thread) in a restricted area and then post the winners in either this forum or better yet in the latest and greatest because that is what we are really voting on anyway.

It would make tallying easier because you wouldn't have to double check post totals to see if the member is eligible to vote.

All in favor say AYE.
Message: Posted by: elimagic (Jan 13, 2019 05:38PM)
Aye
Message: Posted by: Kaliix (Jan 13, 2019 06:22PM)
Houdin
Split Focus by Greg Wilson
Ultra Lucky Coin by Erik Tate
Pyro Wallet by Adam Wilber
Message: Posted by: MR Effecto (Jan 14, 2019 08:27AM)
Wow this is the 1st year I cant vote. I bought nothing worth voting for that came out in 2018. I did however buy some really good stuff that came out years prior.
Message: Posted by: oldfirebush (Jan 14, 2019 10:24AM)
[quote]On Jan 13, 2019, videoman wrote:
[quote]On Jan 9, 2019, jerdunn wrote:
Since this area is searchable, voters should refer to the popular new watch effect as T Watch, not use its full name. [/quote]

Since you are required to have 50 posts to cast a vote anyway, we should have the voting (i.e. this thread) in a restricted area and then post the winners in either this forum or better yet in the latest and greatest because that is what we are really voting on anyway.

It would make tallying easier because you wouldn't have to double check post totals to see if the member is eligible to vote.

All in favor say AYE. [/quote]

As a member who does not have 50 posts it is valuable to see all of the different items from the past year people are voting on.
Message: Posted by: bowers (Jan 14, 2019 08:36PM)
Houdin
Coin Casket Airship magic
Mental-Die-Mensional Sudo Nimh
Hive Mind Matt Baker

Thurston
Mental-Die-Mensional Sudo Nimh
Sudo has went way out and beyond helping and giving away so
many incredible effects for free.He has always been there when I needed him.
Message: Posted by: videoman (Jan 15, 2019 12:24AM)
[quote]On Jan 14, 2019, oldfirebush wrote:
[quote]On Jan 13, 2019, videoman wrote:
[quote]On Jan 9, 2019, jerdunn wrote:
Since this area is searchable, voters should refer to the popular new watch effect as T Watch, not use its full name. [/quote]

Since you are required to have 50 posts to cast a vote anyway, we should have the voting (i.e. this thread) in a restricted area and then post the winners in either this forum or better yet in the latest and greatest because that is what we are really voting on anyway.

It would make tallying easier because you wouldn't have to double check post totals to see if the member is eligible to vote.

All in favor say AYE. [/quote]

As a member who does not have 50 posts it is valuable to see all of the different items from the past year people are voting on. [/quote]

In previous years the final post would announce the winners as well as having a list of all the effects that received votes.
As I mentioned before that could then be posted in a public forum. It shouldn’t be difficult to perhaps make a couple small edits where necessary in order to disguise the names of certain effects.
Message: Posted by: elimagic (Jan 15, 2019 10:06AM)
[quote]On Jan 15, 2019, videoman wrote:
[quote]On Jan 14, 2019, oldfirebush wrote:
[quote]On Jan 13, 2019, videoman wrote:
[quote]On Jan 9, 2019, jerdunn wrote:
Since this area is searchable, voters should refer to the popular new watch effect as T Watch, not use its full name. [/quote]

Since you are required to have 50 posts to cast a vote anyway, we should have the voting (i.e. this thread) in a restricted area and then post the winners in either this forum or better yet in the latest and greatest because that is what we are really voting on anyway.

It would make tallying easier because you wouldn't have to double check post totals to see if the member is eligible to vote.

All in favor say AYE. [/quote]

As a member who does not have 50 posts it is valuable to see all of the different items from the past year people are voting on. [/quote]

In previous years the final post would announce the winners as well as having a list of all the effects that received votes.
As I mentioned before that could then be posted in a public forum. It shouldn’t be difficult to perhaps make a couple small edits where necessary in order to disguise the names of certain effects. [/quote]

Great idea
Message: Posted by: Shoreline99 (Jan 16, 2019 11:17PM)
Every year, I think "The Thurston Award" is scattered as if each users voted for themselves. Would not you like to quit it already?
Message: Posted by: aligator (Jan 17, 2019 08:32AM)
I like the idea of disguising the name of effects.....all of them if possible.
Message: Posted by: bosami (Jan 17, 2019 12:39PM)
Houdin
Isolated - Kieron Johnson
Copycat - David Parr
Deformer - Menny Lindenfield

Isolated was quite groundbreaking for me as I did not have a desire to get into cube magic before. It changed all that.
Copycat is quite simply one of my favorite card tricks of all time. The presentation idea(s), the ease of performing, and the reactions make this one truly brilliant and deserving of recognition. If we were doing a price to magical impact comparison - Copycat wins hands-down.
Deformer - An amazing device with which you will use to perform amazing miracles with ease.

Honorable mention: Sixth Sense 3.0. I have not had much of a chance to play around with this yet, but I suspect this one will be a go-to in my walk-arounds. Destiny Deck is also great.
Message: Posted by: David Parr (Jan 17, 2019 11:51PM)
Thank you, bosami!
Message: Posted by: BeauCremer (Jan 21, 2019 12:18PM)
Houdin
Turner watch - Nobody Knows
Digital Force bag - Nick Einhorn
Mint box - Daniel Garcia

Thurston
Turner watch - Nobody Knows
Message: Posted by: egoli (Jan 21, 2019 12:24PM)
Sorry BeauCremer - you have to have 50 posts minimum to vote.....
Message: Posted by: Hondo88 (Jan 24, 2019 01:50PM)
Brass Coin Prediction Casket by Airship Magic
Out of the Blue by James Anthony
Copycat by David Parr
Message: Posted by: David Parr (Jan 25, 2019 05:54AM)
Thanks, Hondo88!
Message: Posted by: Nathan Alexander (Jan 25, 2019 10:30AM)
Houdin
T-watch - Nobody Knows
Digital Force bag - Nick Einhorn
It's in my Genes - Michel
Message: Posted by: BILL DAVIS MAGIC (Jan 25, 2019 10:36AM)
Turner Watch by Nobody Knows
Message: Posted by: Martin Duffy (Jan 25, 2019 10:42AM)
Isolation Michael Murray Mind FX
Turner Watch
Message: Posted by: DVYRCKT (Jan 25, 2019 11:02AM)
1. Turner Watch - Nobody Knows
2. Siamese Waltz - Bennie Chickering
3. W.M.D. - Seth Race

Thurston
The Magic Apple - Brent Geris, Anthony Gift, & Stephen Buehler
Message: Posted by: rosariorose9 (Jan 25, 2019 11:02AM)
[quote]On Jan 17, 2019, aligator wrote:
I like the idea of disguising the name of effects.....all of them if possible. [/quote]

Agreed! With that in mind, my choices:

NKTW
Classic Brass Coin Prediction Casket
Isolated
Zandman Book Test
Message: Posted by: **Roper** (Jan 25, 2019 12:55PM)
Turner watch
Revive
Message: Posted by: Torqueroll (Jan 25, 2019 01:58PM)
Turner Watch
Secret Box
Message: Posted by: Pino (Jan 25, 2019 02:43PM)
Turner Watch
Message: Posted by: Marc DeSouza (Jan 25, 2019 02:56PM)
Venom Cube
Turner Watch
Digital Force Bag
Message: Posted by: rgemagic (Jan 25, 2019 04:08PM)
Turner watch nobody knows
inception promystic
bliss Noel Quarter
Message: Posted by: kh-magus (Jan 25, 2019 04:14PM)
Turner Watch
Message: Posted by: htmagic (Jan 25, 2019 06:48PM)
Houdin
1. T Watch by Nobody Knows
2. Mental Dice by Marc-Antoine
3. HAUNTED BOX - DELUXE by João Miranda

Thurston
Joshua Jay and Andi Gladwin
Message: Posted by: Kenco (Jan 25, 2019 06:48PM)
Tuner Watch the best
Message: Posted by: htmagic (Jan 25, 2019 06:50PM)
So although I've been a verified member here for years but I don't post much, means that my vote won't count because I need 3 more posts?
Message: Posted by: egoli (Jan 25, 2019 06:58PM)
That's right. You've got over a month to make those 3 posts!
Message: Posted by: Alatus (Jan 26, 2019 01:28AM)
Trick of the year
TURNER WATCH
Message: Posted by: Mike Kirby (Jan 26, 2019 07:30AM)
The Gallery
Message: Posted by: MR Effecto (Jan 26, 2019 09:03AM)
[quote]On Jan 25, 2019, htmagic wrote:
So although I've been a verified member here for years but I don't post much, means that my vote won't count because I need 3 more posts? [/quote]. Go make the posts? Dah!!!!!!!!!
Message: Posted by: Johnny250 (Jan 26, 2019 10:24AM)
Turner watch
Digital force bag
Message: Posted by: Ustaad (Jan 26, 2019 12:21PM)
1. 'T' Watch by Nobody Knows

2. Mental Dice by Marc-Antoine

3. SvenPad Ultimate Edition by Brett Barry

:xmas:
Message: Posted by: David Numen (Jan 27, 2019 04:26AM)
1. Blink by Looch
2. Green DMC Elites
3. Road to Riffsville by Mike Close.
Message: Posted by: Dapperdan (Jan 27, 2019 05:36PM)
Turner Watch has my vote!
2nd choice is Destiny Deck.
Message: Posted by: langston3711 (Jan 28, 2019 01:59PM)
1. Smooth by Nicholas Lawrence
2. Vegas Dream by Bean's Magic
3. Digital Force Bag by Nick Einhorn
Message: Posted by: Winnes (Jan 29, 2019 01:59PM)
Houdin

DFB -Nick Einhorn
Blink- Looch
The Fox - Luca Volpe

Thurston

Looch - Read my Mind Ltd
Message: Posted by: mikenewman (Jan 31, 2019 01:19PM)
Houdin
SvenPad Ultimate Edition by Brett Barry
Badger X, RFA Productions (Anthony Miller)


Thurston
Brett Barry
Anthony Miller
Message: Posted by: videoman (Jan 31, 2019 01:31PM)
Houdin
1. DFB by Nick Einhorn
2. PIN by Marc Paul and Alakazam
3. SvenPad Ultimate Edition by Brett Barry


Thurston
Penguin Magic customer service never ceases to amaze me.
Message: Posted by: aligator (Jan 31, 2019 05:15PM)
I agree with including PIN there. It is a tremendously cost effective item and if price for value is the consideration it would have to be #1.

1- PIN
2- Brass Coin Casket
3- It's in My Genes
Message: Posted by: simplymagicweb (Feb 1, 2019 04:01PM)
1 - DFB
2 - PIN
3 - Revive
Message: Posted by: Dollarbill (Feb 1, 2019 06:17PM)
Is the Thurston fir the best customer service award? sorry for my ignorance......

if so I'll say Penguin and Johnson have treated me like royalty.
Message: Posted by: robfind (Feb 2, 2019 10:40AM)
When does the vote end and can we PLEASE have a count???
Message: Posted by: egoli (Feb 3, 2019 10:04PM)
Houdin
1. DFB by Nick Einhorn
2. Maxwell's Signature Opener by The Other Brothers
3. Brass Coin Casket Prediction by Airship Magic


Thurston
Mad Jake Jr and Frederick at Airship Magic
Message: Posted by: understudy (Feb 3, 2019 10:09PM)
While my vote will not count, I would like to known if there is a similar thread for "penguin live lecture of the year"
Message: Posted by: Dollarbill (Feb 3, 2019 11:42PM)
[quote]On Feb 1, 2019, Dollarbill wrote:
Is the Thurston fir the best customer service award? sorry for my ignorance......

if so I'll say Penguin and Johnson have treated me like royalty. [/quote]

can anyone give sum insight?
Message: Posted by: Sophocles (Feb 4, 2019 04:12AM)
I would like to recommend a value for money award. (eg. best trick under $100 or $50)
The watch mentioned earlier is great but it's $300-400 for a couple of minutes of magic vs routines that can last several minutes (eg. Pantheon for $75).
Message: Posted by: egoli (Feb 4, 2019 09:12AM)
"The Thurston Award: This award will awarded to a creator who created an effect in 2018 and who represents the true Spirit of Magic. Great customer service, kind, and a gift to the community."
Message: Posted by: Chris Jones (Feb 4, 2019 04:55PM)
1- Bliss by Neol Qualter
2 - Turner Watch
3 - DFB
Message: Posted by: simon hughes (Feb 4, 2019 05:04PM)
1 Turner watch
2 Bliss
3 timeless.
Message: Posted by: egoli (Feb 4, 2019 05:24PM)
By my very unofficial count (and eliminating those voters with less than 50 posts) we have two front runners literally neck and neck - The Watch that can't be named and DFB each have 31 votes

Ed
Message: Posted by: Dollarbill (Feb 4, 2019 09:04PM)
[quote]On Feb 1, 2019, Dollarbill wrote:
Is the Thurston fir the best customer service award? sorry for my ignorance......

if so I'll say Penguin and Johnson have treated me like royalty. [/quote]

And that guy at Reel Magic. That guy is great too. 👌👈.
Message: Posted by: Sophocles (Feb 5, 2019 01:11AM)
1) DFB - Nick Einhorn
2) Copycat - David Parr
Message: Posted by: Matty Freakin Whipple (Feb 5, 2019 08:11AM)
1. Turner Watch

2. Mental Di-Mentional by Sudo
Message: Posted by: rgnprof (Feb 5, 2019 08:22AM)
It's in my Genes - Michel
Copycat - David Parr
Close-Up Cardiographic - Martin Lewis
Message: Posted by: Matty Freakin Whipple (Feb 5, 2019 09:46AM)
3. DFB

Sorry, lol!
Message: Posted by: Lloyd Barnes (Feb 5, 2019 12:08PM)
1. Turner Watch
2. Turner Watch
3. Turner Watch
Message: Posted by: GeraintClarke (Feb 5, 2019 01:38PM)
1. Turner Watch

2. Digital Force Bag
Message: Posted by: drjohn (Feb 6, 2019 11:04AM)
I'm really not sure why the Turner watch is on here?......myself and many others have had rediculous amounts of issues with the watch, many people including myself have found the battery has died within weeks of buying the unit, and have had to have it replaced. Many have found the unit to be faulty and have had to ask for a replacement, there have been constant issues with the app not working and having to wait for updates to solve fundamental issues. And the customer service is basically non existant?. Plus we as purchasers were told the watch would be kept hidden from plain site and the next minute were seeing people like Chris Ramsey reviewing the watch with links below there video so hundreds of thousands of people can buy a 'time traveling watch'

As a person that rarely buys anything over £80 to have this level of issues with a product costing over £300 is rather annoying.

Yes the watch does some clever stuff but at that level of cost id expect much higher levels of customer service and quality control? the watch strap was cheap as chips and why would anyone put an ultra cheap battery into a product that needs something crazy powerful?.....

and on that note is worth noting that my watch has failed recently after only a few weeks and I'm hoping another battery replacement will do the trick otherwise ill have to attempt to contact the makers to get a replacement.....which will be painful I'm sure
Message: Posted by: BrainMagos (Feb 6, 2019 03:41PM)
1.DFB
2.DFB
2.DFB
Message: Posted by: charliemartin (Feb 6, 2019 05:18PM)
Wise Quack by Thom Peterson.
Message: Posted by: David Parr (Feb 7, 2019 02:33AM)
Sophocles, rgnprof — thanks for the shoutouts to Copycat!
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 10, 2019 03:08PM)
[quote]On Feb 6, 2019, drjohn wrote:
I'm really not sure why the Turner watch is on here?......myself and many others have had rediculous amounts of issues with the watch, many people including myself have found the battery has died within weeks of buying the unit, and have had to have it replaced. Many have found the unit to be faulty and have had to ask for a replacement, there have been constant issues with the app not working and having to wait for updates to solve fundamental issues. And the customer service is basically non existant?. Plus we as purchasers were told the watch would be kept hidden from plain site and the next minute were seeing people like Chris Ramsey reviewing the watch with links below there video so hundreds of thousands of people can buy a 'time traveling watch'

As a person that rarely buys anything over £80 to have this level of issues with a product costing over £300 is rather annoying.

Yes the watch does some clever stuff but at that level of cost id expect much higher levels of customer service and quality control? the watch strap was cheap as chips and why would anyone put an ultra cheap battery into a product that needs something crazy powerful?.....

and on that note is worth noting that my watch has failed recently after only a few weeks and I'm hoping another battery replacement will do the trick otherwise ill have to attempt to contact the makers to get a replacement.....which will be painful I'm sure [/quote]

I must agree with you on many of the things you said.

The POTENTIAL of this watch is/was enormous. But are we voting on potential or what we received?

I don't hate my T watch (as its generally well executed) and fairly priced, but not sure I trust it ENOUGH (yet) to use it on stage for 500 people just yet. And as a result I did not put it into my top 3.
Message: Posted by: Matty Freakin Whipple (Feb 11, 2019 11:32AM)
[quote]On Feb 10, 2019, saysold1 wrote:
[quote]On Feb 6, 2019, drjohn wrote:
I'm really not sure why the Turner watch is on here?......myself and many others have had rediculous amounts of issues with the watch, many people including myself have found the battery has died within weeks of buying the unit, and have had to have it replaced. Many have found the unit to be faulty and have had to ask for a replacement, there have been constant issues with the app not working and having to wait for updates to solve fundamental issues. And the customer service is basically non existant?. Plus we as purchasers were told the watch would be kept hidden from plain site and the next minute were seeing people like Chris Ramsey reviewing the watch with links below there video so hundreds of thousands of people can buy a 'time traveling watch'

As a person that rarely buys anything over £80 to have this level of issues with a product costing over £300 is rather annoying.

Yes the watch does some clever stuff but at that level of cost id expect much higher levels of customer service and quality control? the watch strap was cheap as chips and why would anyone put an ultra cheap battery into a product that needs something crazy powerful?.....

and on that note is worth noting that my watch has failed recently after only a few weeks and I'm hoping another battery replacement will do the trick otherwise ill have to attempt to contact the makers to get a replacement.....which will be painful I'm sure [/quote]

I must agree with you on many of the things you said.

The POTENTIAL of this watch is/was enormous. But are we voting on potential or what we received?

I don't hate my T watch (as its generally well executed) and fairly priced, but not sure I trust it ENOUGH (yet) to use it on stage for 500 people just yet. And as a result I did not put it into my top 3. [/quote]

If you don't trust your t-watch, you either aren't using it enough or aren't using it correctly. I perform with it every single day, multiple times a day, and I never have a problem. It is, hands down, the best money I have spent on a magic prop in at least the last five years. I understand everyone is entitled to their opinion, and that's fair, but if people are voting for it, there's got to be a reason why, and that first guy jumping in here complaining about it just makes him look like a troll.
Message: Posted by: warren (Feb 11, 2019 12:44PM)
When do we get to hear the results or should that be read the results ha ha ?
Message: Posted by: takeachance (Feb 11, 2019 01:23PM)
1 - DFB
2 - PIN
3 - Revive

Thurston
Penguin Magic
Message: Posted by: takeachance (Feb 11, 2019 02:00PM)
I'd like to add, I didn't receive any emails, prompting or requests to vote for any of these when ordering or after, which is refreshing, all are just IMHO.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 11, 2019 03:16PM)
[quote]On Feb 11, 2019, Matty Freakin Whipple wrote:
[quote]On Feb 10, 2019, saysold1 wrote:
[quote]On Feb 6, 2019, drjohn wrote:
I'm really not sure why the Turner watch is on here?......myself and many others have had rediculous amounts of issues with the watch, many people including myself have found the battery has died within weeks of buying the unit, and have had to have it replaced. Many have found the unit to be faulty and have had to ask for a replacement, there have been constant issues with the app not working and having to wait for updates to solve fundamental issues. And the customer service is basically non existant?. Plus we as purchasers were told the watch would be kept hidden from plain site and the next minute were seeing people like Chris Ramsey reviewing the watch with links below there video so hundreds of thousands of people can buy a 'time traveling watch'

As a person that rarely buys anything over £80 to have this level of issues with a product costing over £300 is rather annoying.

Yes the watch does some clever stuff but at that level of cost id expect much higher levels of customer service and quality control? the watch strap was cheap as chips and why would anyone put an ultra cheap battery into a product that needs something crazy powerful?.....

and on that note is worth noting that my watch has failed recently after only a few weeks and I'm hoping another battery replacement will do the trick otherwise ill have to attempt to contact the makers to get a replacement.....which will be painful I'm sure [/quote]

I must agree with you on many of the things you said.

The POTENTIAL of this watch is/was enormous. But are we voting on potential or what we received?

I don't hate my T watch (as its generally well executed) and fairly priced, but not sure I trust it ENOUGH (yet) to use it on stage for 500 people just yet. And as a result I did not put it into my top 3. [/quote]

If you don't trust your t-watch, you either aren't using it enough or aren't using it correctly. I perform with it every single day, multiple times a day, and I never have a problem. It is, hands down, the best money I have spent on a magic prop in at least the last five years. I understand everyone is entitled to their opinion, and that's fair, but if people are voting for it, there's got to be a reason why, and that first guy jumping in here complaining about it just makes him look like a troll. [/quote]

Because new user - with only 12-16 feet of usable Bluetooth distance, for a stage show for 500 people - that’s not a lot and not reliable enough for me to trust T watch for a show that size. Do you perform often for 500+ ? If not it’s a completely legitimate minor complaint. I stand by my response. I didn’t say it was bad.
Message: Posted by: Sudo Nimh (Feb 11, 2019 11:26PM)
Thanks kindly to those of you who nominated me - I appreciate it.
Message: Posted by: Matty Freakin Whipple (Feb 12, 2019 09:57AM)
[quote]On Feb 12, 2019, Sudo Nimh wrote:
Thanks kindly to those of you who nominated me - I appreciate it. [/quote]


Honestly, Mental Di-Mentional is freaking FANTASTIC. It has quickly become a staple of my strolling work!
Message: Posted by: Sudo Nimh (Feb 12, 2019 10:13AM)
That's so wonderful to hear Matty. You have no idea how happy that makes me.
Message: Posted by: aligator (Feb 12, 2019 12:11PM)
It is a worker for me also.....wonderful effect.
Message: Posted by: Sudo Nimh (Feb 12, 2019 12:26PM)
Thanks Aligator. I'm thrilled to hear that from you especially because I know that you were on the fence for quite a while about getting it and extra selective about what you purchase. I'm pleased that you weren't disappointed.
Message: Posted by: aligator (Feb 12, 2019 04:37PM)
Definitely not disappointed. This is ideal for walkaround if you have table space available and for close up or as a demonstrator.
Message: Posted by: Sreidy (Feb 18, 2019 02:47AM)
Being pulled in so many directions this *** watch. So many ideas yet equally concerns. I have the option to get one and yet sit on a very wobbly fence.
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 19, 2019 06:06PM)
Turn@r had a big booth at Blackpool and I think they sold loads of watches.
A lot.
Message: Posted by: Sreidy (Feb 20, 2019 02:12AM)
Wow - really?
Message: Posted by: Michael Daniels (Feb 20, 2019 04:08AM)
Venom Cube
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Feb 20, 2019 06:44PM)
[quote]On Feb 20, 2019, Sreidy wrote:
Wow - really? [/quote]

Pre-sales
Message: Posted by: odgesplodge (Feb 24, 2019 02:25AM)
1. DFB by Eindhoven/Squires
2. Red Herring by Ben Earl
3. Out of sight - Josh Jay
Message: Posted by: Steven Conner (Feb 24, 2019 07:34PM)
Brass Coin Casket
Message: Posted by: JackMagic (Feb 26, 2019 09:41PM)
[quote]On Feb 11, 2019, Matty Freakin Whipple wrote:
[quote]On Feb 10, 2019, saysold1 wrote:
[quote]On Feb 6, 2019, drjohn wrote:
I'm really not sure why the Turner watch is on here?......myself and many others have had rediculous amounts of issues with the watch, many people including myself have found the battery has died within weeks of buying the unit, and have had to have it replaced. Many have found the unit to be faulty and have had to ask for a replacement, there have been constant issues with the app not working and having to wait for updates to solve fundamental issues. And the customer service is basically non existant?. Plus we as purchasers were told the watch would be kept hidden from plain site and the next minute were seeing people like Chris Ramsey reviewing the watch with links below there video so hundreds of thousands of people can buy a 'time traveling watch'

As a person that rarely buys anything over £80 to have this level of issues with a product costing over £300 is rather annoying.

Yes the watch does some clever stuff but at that level of cost id expect much higher levels of customer service and quality control? the watch strap was cheap as chips and why would anyone put an ultra cheap battery into a product that needs something crazy powerful?.....

and on that note is worth noting that my watch has failed recently after only a few weeks and I'm hoping another battery replacement will do the trick otherwise ill have to attempt to contact the makers to get a replacement.....which will be painful I'm sure [/quote]

I must agree with you on many of the things you said.

The POTENTIAL of this watch is/was enormous. But are we voting on potential or what we received?

I don't hate my T watch (as its generally well executed) and fairly priced, but not sure I trust it ENOUGH (yet) to use it on stage for 500 people just yet. And as a result I did not put it into my top 3. [/quote]

If you don't trust your t-watch, you either aren't using it enough or aren't using it correctly. I perform with it every single day, multiple times a day, and I never have a problem. It is, hands down, the best money I have spent on a magic prop in at least the last five years. I understand everyone is entitled to their opinion, and that's fair, but if people are voting for it, there's got to be a reason why, and that first guy jumping in here complaining about it just makes him look like a troll. [/quote]

Also not everyone is using for stage with 500 people

I don’t think it was ever advertised for that I use in mix and mingle and has worked fine since day one
Message: Posted by: matthu (Feb 28, 2019 03:19PM)
1. DFB by Eindhoven/Squires
2. Pure Telepathy by Boris Wild
3. Predate Calendar Trick by Bob Miller
Message: Posted by: Tom Cutts (Mar 1, 2019 02:05AM)
Thank you ladies and gentlemen, voting is now closed. Please give us a few days to tally and verify your votes. We will announce the Trick of the Year winners next week.
Message: Posted by: Tom Cutts (Apr 2, 2019 12:07AM)
My apologies for taking longer than hoped to complete the tally here. Wow, it has been an adventure getting this all wrapped up. Counting, recounting, eliminating the people who didn’t bother reading the rules, conspiracy theories, and even hijacking of threads. Some people overlooked that this is meant to be a fun, friendly competition.

In particular, the Trick of the Year was a neck and neck race which came right down to the wire; ending in a TIE!

So here you have the OFFICIAL Houdin results:

Tied for first:
DFB by Einhorn and Squires
T-Watch by Nobody Knows

Rounding out the podium in third place:
Flux by PM

And because they were in such a tight race...

Another tie is found for fourth place:
Brass Coin Casket by Airship Magic
Blink by Looch

Right behind that another tie for sixth:
SvenPad Ultimate by Brett Barry
Destiny Deck by David Gonzalez
It’s In My Genes by Michel

It really was a year of many innovations and wonderful creations which we all should celebrate.

And let’s not forget the Thurston! This year’s winner is Vanishing Inc.

2018 Thurston results:
1. The crew at Vanishing Inc.
2. Craig Filicetti at PM
3. Mark Traversoni at Saturn Magic

And tied for Fourth place:
Sudo Nimh
Penguin Magic
Marc Kerstein

These are the 2018 top of customer service as voted by you members on The Café.
Message: Posted by: takeachance (Apr 2, 2019 03:36AM)
Good to see this back on track. Thanks Tom and congrats to both DFB by Nick Einhorn and Squires and the guys from T-Watch & Nobody Knows, two fantastic ideas brought to fruition by their creators.
But boy, the 2018 Thurston's, all those mentioned are fabulous, truly outstanding and all deserve congrats.
Message: Posted by: JackMagic (Apr 3, 2019 08:36AM)
Well done to Turner Boys , Nick Einhorn and Craig

All Worthy Winners
Message: Posted by: Sudo Nimh (Apr 4, 2019 01:38AM)
Congratulations to the winners in both categories - and to the others who were also nominated. An extra big "Thank-you" to those who nominated me, and also, to Tom Cutts for organizing it all.
Message: Posted by: Jbond207 (Apr 17, 2019 11:13PM)
Congratulations to all! :yippee:
Message: Posted by: saysold1 (Apr 24, 2019 12:15AM)
[quote]On Apr 2, 2019, Tom Cutts wrote:
My apologies for taking longer than hoped to complete the tally here. Wow, it has been an adventure getting this all wrapped up. Counting, recounting, eliminating the people who didn’t bother reading the rules, conspiracy theories, and even hijacking of threads. Some people overlooked that this is meant to be a fun, friendly competition.

In particular, the Trick of the Year was a neck and neck race which came right down to the wire; ending in a TIE!

So here you have the OFFICIAL Houdin results:

Tied for first:
DFB by Einhorn and Squires
T-Watch by Nobody Knows

Rounding out the podium in third place:
Flux by PM

And because they were in such a tight race...

Another tie is found for fourth place:
Brass Coin Casket by Airship Magic
Blink by Looch

Right behind that another tie for sixth:
SvenPad Ultimate by Brett Barry
Destiny Deck by David Gonzalez
It’s In My Genes by Michel

It really was a year of many innovations and wonderful creations which we all should celebrate.

And let’s not forget the Thurston! This year’s winner is Vanishing Inc.

2018 Thurston results:
1. The crew at Vanishing Inc.
2. Craig Filicetti at PM
3. Mark Traversoni at Saturn Magic

And tied for Fourth place:
Sudo Nimh
Penguin Magic
Marc Kerstein

These are the 2018 top of customer service as voted by you members on The Café. [/quote]

Thank you Tom!

You rock...
Message: Posted by: kebmo3108 (Apr 26, 2019 04:12PM)
Well deserved:
I never was a big fan of iPhone Magic - the DFB App changed that
I never was a big fan of "watch" magic - the T-Watch changed that
Message: Posted by: warlocklevel50 (Apr 27, 2019 02:05PM)
DFB is awesome. It really deserved to win. Maybe someday it might become totally hands off too :)
Message: Posted by: Jbond207 (May 4, 2019 11:57PM)
Thanks for doing this! Always interesting to read what was nominated and of course, who won.
Message: Posted by: Mad Jake (May 5, 2019 10:11PM)
An additional thank you Tom.
Message: Posted by: BobMillerMAGIC! (Aug 15, 2019 04:37PM)
[quote]On Feb 28, 2019, matthu wrote:
1. DFB by Eindhoven/Squires
2. Pure Telepathy by Boris Wild
3. Predate Calendar Trick by Bob Miller [/quote]

Thank you Mathuu for mentioning my new PreDate trick. I really appreciate your consideration of this.
I've just created a performance video which closely matches the basic printed instructions included with the calendar, meaning NoMem, shuffled deck, and cross cut force: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPhhOh3IG94

Also the trick was picked up by Murphy's Magic, so the pre-printed calendar with cover and instructions should be available at many magic dealers.