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Magiguy
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The Harlan material is terrific! Bandshark is even available to those allergic to VHS ( Smile ) ie: DVD, and I highly recommend it. Dan's three volume Magic With Rubberbands series is particularly good for the fact that, besides the great material, everything is presented as complete routines, rather than simple "tricks." Come to think of it, I like just about everything Dan has released on DVD. The Elastrix books are good (especially Elastrix 2, which features the magic of Joe Rindfleisch) but some of the instructions are difficult to follow and this is one case where I would recommend DVD over book, especially if you are new to rubber band magic.

Highest kudos to Harry Lorayne, too, for popularizing rubber band magic not only with his SNAP effect, but also with the variety of band material he published in Apocalypse, the best magazine in the history of magic.
Harry Lorayne
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Hey Magiguy: THANKS. So nice, refreshing, to have someone realize, etc, etc. No one else seems to want to mention the rubber-band craze I started, well, popularized. All these "releases" happened AFTER Snap! Anyway, thanks. HARRY LORAYNE.
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Jeremy L.
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It’s good to see that Dan Harlan is back!
As far as books and videos the ones that usually come up are:
Magic with Rubberbands - Dan Harlan - All 3 Volumes - DVD
Joe Rindfleisch’s EXTREME RUBBER BAND MAGIC - DVD
Dan Harlan's Band-shark -DVD
Elastrix (two volumes)

Others include:
Michael Ammar's Classic Renditions #2 -DVD

There are many books and DVDs that have one or multiple effects with rubber bands, they include but are not limited to:
Daniel Garcia's Project vol 1-DVD
Various Harry Lorayne publications
Michael Ammar Live-DVD
And More!
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There is also a new release from Greg Moreland in DVD called, appropriately enough, "Rubber Band Magic". It is available from Hocus-Pocus. It has 22 effects, most of which are available elsewhere. I haven't seen this...perhaps his approach to teaching the tricks or his handlings are unique.

Has anybody got this? If so, how is it?
Al Angello
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With all due respect to all the above mentioned gentlemen, there is one man not mentoned and he is the rubber band genius Vince Mendoza who has "Rhing Thing" and "Found Link" the two MOST unbeliveable tricks there are in rubber band magic. I have studied ALL the previously mentioned gentlemen and Vince is easily in a class by himself.
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PS- I am glad to see Dan Harlan back on the magic Café who in his 4 DVD has published the most info. there is on rubber band magic, and the absolute best place to start, Hi Dan. Oh yea, "Back Together" is a Mark Fitzgerald trick.
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Jeremy L.
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Al-I'll remeber to include Vince on the list next time.

I should also mention Vinny Marini's material which I unfourtunantly forgot. There is also Pinnacle by Russ Niedzwiecki (DVD).
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Al Angello
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If Jeremy is going to include all the rest of the rubber band guys I feel obligated to add "stargazer" by Alan Wong which is the second most performed rubber band trick after CMH. I also apologize for not mentioning "the godfather" Vinny Marini, who along with Vince Mendoza are taking rubber band magic UP A NOTCH, OR TWO right now.
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Zack
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"There is also a new release from Greg Moreland in DVD called, appropriately enough, "Rubber Band Magic". It is available from Hocus-Pocus. It has 22 effects, most of which are available elsewhere. I haven't seen this...perhaps his approach to teaching the tricks or his handlings are unique.

Has anybody got this? If so, how is it?"

The Greg Moreland video is OFF THE HOOK. Moreland works on cruise ships, and in addition to his shows, he teaches magic classes for the customers, so he has a lot of experience teaching these tricks, and it shows. He explains each trick meticulously, with a lot of over the shoulder shots, and he sits in front of a mirror, so you can see everything.

Honestly, if you are going to buy one rubber band tape, this is the one to get.
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I have no life, and I was just-a thinken, although Vince, and Vinny have taken rubber band magic to a new level if it wasn't for those who precieded them they wouldn't have had a place to start. It was men like Harry Lorayne, Arthur Seterington, and Chris Kenner who layed down the basics for young guys like Vince, and Vinny to build upon. OK Vinny isn't really young, he just thinks like a young man.
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BobGreaves
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Can someone advise me on the Dan Harlan stuff? I am a newbie to this stuff. Should I start with Band Shark and then move onto the Rubber Band Series? Are there duplications?
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Bob
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As a follow on from my previous post, please don't bother to answer - I have found what I was looking for.
Al Angello
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Bob
Good for you, and for those who don't know the answer to Bob's question. There are four Dan Harlan's rubber band DVD's, you will get the best out of them if you start with "bandshark", and there is no duplication.
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Thank you AL,Scott and jeremy for your very kind words.
Hello Harry check out my web site vinnymarini.com I have I believe taken your broken and restored band Snap to the next level. without your influence I could never have created my effect.
and to add some onther names to the band workers lets not forget
1 Michael webber
2 chris kenner both the creators of missing link
3 Simon Aranson ring leader
4 jeff pierce joining and slo mo un link...
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Vinny just saw your site, amazing!!! I've always loved rubberband magic, and you have def. brought it up a notch and then some!
Al Angello
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Magicjckson
I want to welcome you to the magic Café. I have nothing else to say, but I couldn't pass up the chance to welcome a new comer, the fact that you like rubber bands magic makes you a member of an elite group of performance artists, and the godfather is a good man to learn rubber band magic from.
HAVA FUN
Al Angello
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vinsmagic
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AL. Daniel Garcia sent me his band effect called Slink it is a a very visual two bands link then un link
very different handling form other effects
vinny
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magicjckson
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Thanks AL, Crazy Man's Handicuffs was one of the first effects I learnt many years ago and has been with me since, and has never failed to amaze people. I have an added ending to it that a friend of mine and myself have added to it.

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Hey Vinny, thanks for the name drop Smile , glad you liked the effect

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vinsmagic
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Peter thanks for the plug
wait till Garcia's Slink is released if you like CMH then you will love this effect as well..
vinny
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Al Angello
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Hey Daniel
I went to your lecture at Marc DeSouza's house several months ago. Were you holding back the good stuff?
Al Angello
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