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aawb122pm
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Does anyone have King of the Billets yet ?
Also is allen Zings DVD's out yet ?
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I read elsewhere that the King of the Billets DVDs started shipping on Friday with another batch shipping on Tuesday.

No information regarding the Zingg series.
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I order a set and cann't wait, as my billet work sucks big time! I am currently trying to come up with the cash for allen's dvds. I managed to get hold of the Annemann act from a sale in the Caf, and I really liked that set,so the king of billets, should be on par with that!!
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I would love to hear reviews of any of the 2.
How much are the Allen DVDs?
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Where are the King of BIllets DVD's sold?
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Chichi > http://www.mental-list.com/kotb/

PS. Love your signature... Smile
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I ordered it too and im also looking forward to it.
In the mail I recieved yesterday from stuart, he wrote that the dvds are sold out meanwhile.
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Has anyone received them yet ?
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Just received today...haven't viewed yet
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I look forward to a review
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A review is posted in the "inner thoughts" section today.

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On 2006-08-17 13:02, johne wrote:
A review is posted in the "inner thoughts" section today.


Why "Inner Thoughts"? It's a product review, so I would hope it would go in the reviews section. I would very much like to read about it, and I just don't have the drive to post meaningless replies until I get to the required number of posts to be let in the club... Smile
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Inner Thoughts because it describes parts of the technique taught.
It is in the correct place, but if you are interested, the reviews are being written by fib. Contact him privately, he might be able to tell you what you want to know.

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Thanks, Tony. I'm probably holding off for the Zingg DVDs anyway, and I couldn't really justify buying two sets about billets in such a short time.

Of course, justifying and doing are two different things...
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Splice:

From what I've read here, Stewart's DVDs are sold out.

Tony
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Splice,

No reason to hold off ordering the Zingg DVDs; he is taking orders and shipping next week.

Good Thoughts,

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Can anyone explain how to access the review of "King of the Billets" DVD set on the "Inner Thoughts" section?

Many thanks,

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George:

Once you have 50 posts, you will be given access to that area.

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Thank you Tony! I appreciate your response. I'd better learn to type...

All the best,

George
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Here is my review of disk one;

King of Billets:
Practitioner of many Master of None
Disk One:

Introduction: A short intro about what you can expect on these DVDs

Preparation : For those that have the Anneman DVDs, I think you will agree, Stuart spends more time on that set explaining, just how to find the proper length for the billet. The information is there, on the KOB DVD, just on the Anneman you had a Visual. Considering the amount of importance Stuart places on getting the proper length, I preferred the explanation from his first DVDs.

Stuart does give a lot of close ups, so you can see exactly, how the billets are folded, how they fit and look when held. The reasons he gives for the type of paper he uses, is sound, solid information.

Palming the billet is giving a passing mention, for something that so much importance is placed. Again, I feel it was better covered in the Anneman DVD


The Switch: My only complaint is, I wish he would have used contrasting paper, so one could better see, what is taking place. This is a minor complaint, as Stuart really spends a lot of time on how to perform the Switch, giving you top, side, and back angals.

Overall the information is presented in a clear manner, with little fan fare and anyone who spends a bit of time with the switch.


Timing and misdirection: A rather detailed monolog on timing and misdirection, not very long, but the advice is good, as I have habit of doing one of the points he makes, so I have to work hard, not to look at my hands. Mostly vary practical and useful advice many of us SHOULD know, but seem to forget.

Reading the slip: The instructions are clear, the tips are nice and very helpful. I would have like to see a cut away of a live performance, to show some of the examples he talks about, but Stuart says, you will see them on the other disks. Fair enough, I am nit picking on this point.

Problem and solutions: Covers basic problems that one may run into, such as dry hands, dropping the billets, cant read what is written, what if the billet is folded wrong. Good information, not really covered in other areas.

Creating mystery and cold reading: Offers sound advice for expanding on the question, that is asked and offering tips on making your presentation more polished.


Theory: More on the debate of ethics of mentalism. I have to go with John Riggs on the Ethic issue. Just something for each person to think about.




Other Techniquies and the hybrid: Offers a list of other people products, which are usable with billets and most mentalist will have them or know of them. Stuart also offers his own version of a Center Tear, which I like a lot and works well with the billet work given on this disk.

Over all, I am well pleased with the disk 1 and the information given. I am not a billet man, but I agree with Stuart, that one should master one switch and use it. It is my view that practitioner of many master of none! I have learned a lot in a short period of time with the Anneman act and so far King of the Billets. Lots of good information, clear instructions, very clean ( a few blurs, when going to close up), no frills, no fluff.

His Center tear is nice, not always the best one to use, but one I will use as oppose to a few I know, that I do not use, so good value on that point.

Disk one: on a scale of 1 to 5, I give it a solid 4. I would have given it a five, but again I felt he covered the billets better on his other work.


I will provided an indepth review of each disk, as I watch them and get a feel for them.
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