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Alex Linian
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Sounds like a good addition of sleights Joaquin, good job.

Bruce, your comment is not really negative. It a theorical concern that can be solved with presentation, subleties etc. I addressed this concern in my first post in this thread.

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On 2006-06-10 12:25, Pete Biro wrote:
To be honest I don't like the loading on action. Why not do a switch and by holding the final coin at the right angle just push the pen thru?


Cause it would look different? I don't know. In the published handling there is no loading action. Greg's handling uses a load, but it is done before the effect even begins. So unless I was performing for magicians (which I don't), I don't see a problem with the loading. But to each his own.

Just my two cents,

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Rob Elliott
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Magician or layperson, the load was a dead giveaway in the video.
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Hi Rob,

I have to agree with you on that one. I don't think the load was THAT bad, but I agree that Punctured doesn't need a load. It's just a great fast trick.

Joaquin PMed me his routine for Punctured, and I think it's Brilliant. Using it with Revolution is a great idea.

Greg Rostami

P.S. Alex, thank you so much for Punctured and thank you for posting on the Café.
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Very nice performance, Greg! Thanks for your efforts!

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On 2006-06-03 15:54, Greg Rostami wrote:

* If you compare Puncture to Cig through quarter, the VISUAL aspect of cig through quarter is very visual.

* No one can imagine the gimmick of cig through quarter.

* If done well cig through quarter is VERY powerful. When you pull the cigarette out of the quarter, and there is NO HOLE, the trick is already over . . .


I agree!

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On 2006-06-03 15:54, Greg Rostami wrote:

* . . .Puncture is cleaner at the end, but the audience can deduce a switch, even though they might not know how the switch was done.


So True!

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On 2006-06-10 12:25, Pete Biro wrote:
. . . . Why not do a switch and by holding the final coin at the right angle just push the pen thru?


Good thinking!

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Its a really cool trick, I was going to buy it, but ran out of money lol. I can see how its done, I was also told by this one dude at a magic shop, but good job performing it, I enjoyed it.

-Trevor-
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Has anyone tried to repeat it? I was playing with it and thought what if after the first Puncture you take the Coin off have them inspect and attempt to push and mend the hole. Then you take it back and Ala Spellbound restore it. Have the coin inspected which allows you to do the Shazam, and then repeat it again. Just a thought
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I was watching HBO the other day and the credits were rolling. I saw Greg Rostami's name under special effects. COOL!!!

What movie was that Greg?
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James
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Hi James,

I actually have credits on many movies, so I'm not sure which movie that would be.

I've been in the Visual Effects business since I was 22 (I'm now 38). Most of my recent work has been in Digital remastering or Digital Restoration of films. The credit that you saw, was probably for one of the movies that I did visual effects for.

Thanks for noticing,
Greg Rostami
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The one thing that I wanted to say was to notice how you hold the pen before you do your dirty work and after. Here is what I notice. You are busy flipping the pen around and playing with it then all of the sudden you take the pen into the other hand (which does take a little too long) and then your hand and then pen become rigid. You stop being so relaxed with the pen. try to come up with a few ways to "flip" or play with the pen even though you are ready to perform the effect.

Make sense?

C
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I agree with you Spydur, I think that's one of the most important things I have to master.

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Great performance. Both videos were really good. Very good job.

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I have the same feeling regarding the loading as some others have expressed.

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