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Just wondering if this is impromptu, or do I need a special something? Smile
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On 2005-07-22 12:07, daddyof2 wrote:
Just wondering if this is impromptu, or do I need a special something Smile


No special "something". Just a little get ready. Well worth the price of the DVD.
WELL worth!!!!!!
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While you do not need anything "special", it can not be performed "impromptu" in that you do need to slightly and easily prepare the magazine beforehand and it would be helpful to have a certain type of mechanical pencil. It is a terrific and entertaining effect as most of Mr. Osterlind's efects and routines are.

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Moreover, not all magazines are suited for the routine. Those with more text are easier to use.

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Has anyone located the correct writing tool (if you know what I mean) ? Exactly which one. i.e. maker and location to purchase maybe?
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On 2005-07-23 22:45, Nicodemus wrote:
Has anyone located the correct writing tool (if you know what I mean) ? Exactly which one. i.e. maker and location to purchase maybe?

There is no "Correct" writing tool.

If you get a matching metal pen/pencil set you're all set up.

The explaination on the DVD is rather easy to follow along.

One thing I like about Osterlind, and Cassidy for that matter, is that the materials used are common place and can be self made.
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Well from looking into local office supply shops not all pen & pencil sets will do the trick so to speak as in osterlind's DVD version.

The particular quality he mentions is not always part of the pen design. (Hope that is clear enough without exposing)

So, which set did YOU buy ?
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Osterlind uses Cross pen & pencil set. I bought mine from Staples and they work exactly as needed for this effect. You'd almost think they were designed for it.

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I have a Cross pen and pencil set. Mine doesn't work exactly the way Richard's does in the video. But it's fine. No one would ever notice. In fact, if you handled it right, you might be able to use the pencil OR pen in that set.
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It woudn-t be easier and cheaper to switch the pen than to spend many bucks in this set???


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Cheaper, - absolutely, but I don't think any easier.
The great thing about Richard's method is that it is so clean, with no moves or sleights.

I use exactly the same set as Richard uses in MM, Cross Medallion pen & pencil set, which works great.
It is not exactly free of charge (about $150,- in this country), but you can also get several other Cross models that ar cheaper, and probably will do the same.
So will also many of the other brands, which you can pick up at a Staples for a few bucks.

The reason why I chose mine was that they are nice and adds a little class to my act.

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Cheaper, - absolutely, but I don't think any easier.
The great thing about Richard's method is that it is so clean, with no moves or sleights.

I use exactly the same set as Richard uses in MM, Cross Medallion pen & pencil set, which works great.
It is not exactly free of charge (about $150,- in this country), but you can also get several other Cross models that ar cheaper, and probably will do the same.
So will also many of the other brands, which you can pick up at a Staples for a few bucks.

The reason why I chose mine was that they are nice and adds a little class to my act.

Sven


For those in the UK, WH Smith sells mechanical pencil/pen sets. The costing is not really an issue as you're looking at at least £15.00 to start with.
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Cassidy's Universe e-book has something similar which is worth checking out pertaining to this routine.
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I've thought about switching the pen/pencil. I think it could be done very nonchalantly but you'd have to choose your moments just right.
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Just a tip: You can do a lot to a pen or pencil behind a spectators back and then change it again after the action without needing subterfuge. As the commercial says, "Just do it!"
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On 2005-07-24 11:24, Sven Rygh wrote:
Cheaper, - absolutely, but I don't think any easier.
The great thing about Richard's method is that it is so clean, with no moves or sleights.

I use exactly the same set as Richard uses in MM, Cross Medallion pen & pencil set, which works great.
It is not exactly free of charge (about $150,- in this country), but you can also get several other Cross models that ar cheaper, and probably will do the same.
So will also many of the other brands, which you can pick up at a Staples for a few bucks.

The reason why I chose mine was that they are nice and adds a little class to my act.

Sven


Hi Sven, actually the pen/pencil set that Richard uses is called: Medalist Set by Cross- classic century model. I'm sure that's what you meant though... Smile
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True but all I think is you just need is a pen that opens by a twist (not the click type), and (without giving anything away), just a twist at the right time is all it takes. No one would be the wiser. I just got this DVD "The Act", and I LOVE it !!! The Magazine test kicks butt. Ed, (Eddini).

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On 2005-07-23 22:45, Nicodemus wrote:
Has anyone located the correct writing tool (if you know what I mean) ? Exactly which one. i.e. maker and location to purchase maybe?

There is no "Correct" writing tool.

If you get a matching metal pen/pencil set you're all set up.

The explaination on the DVD is rather easy to follow along.

One thing I like about Osterlind, and Cassidy for that matter, is that the materials used are common place and can be self made.
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On 2005-07-26 21:33, BT wrote:

Hi Sven, actually the pen/pencil set that Richard uses is called: Medalist Set by Cross- classic century model. I'm sure that's what you meant though... Smile



:)
You're absolutely right!
I'm gettinjg old(er) and my memory tricked me!

Sven
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