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msc455magic
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The following is a video made by my friend Coconut who also happens to be a member here. After watching the video, all I can say is "Wow"! What really surprises me is that he can do all these flawlessly in real life.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwbHWECgN7M

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Charles
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This is one of my favorite routine in real life. I really appreciate that Charles likes this video, and I hope everyone can also enjoy it.

Coconut
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Coconut,

Very nice. There are a couple of moments that need to be smoothed out because it's clear you're doing "something", but the overall idea is solid, and the use of Raise Rise is well positioned.

I would drop the one handed pop out. It's a great revelation but it's not an ambitious card "effect" and it just feels out of place. Don't confuse method with effect. Unless, of course, the effect you're going for is look what I can do with one hand.

Instead I'd suggest ending with a "no hands" rise for the final revelation. Place the card face up in the center of the pack, place it on the table, and have it appear on top via Marlo's Rise Rise cop (or the method in my ms. TRIBUTE).
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Thanks for the clip.

Nice job Coconut . The ending was great.

~John
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Thanks for the comments.
Actually, I always do card to mouth or card to pocket in the final phase.
However, it's a video, so I have to change it a little.
The "no hands" rise for the final revelation is really a good idea!
Thanks a lot!
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Really nice job COCONUT.

The only think I don't understand is why you call it 'one-handed'? You can't tell your spectators, look, I'm going to use only one hand! Even if you know that the other one is not doing any sleight. For the spectators you are using both hands.

It's not enough to call the effect 'one-handed' if the other hand does something. Even if it's not the trick. When thinking about 'one-handed' effects, think, could Rene-Lavand do it? In this case, obviously not.

Anyway, really, really nice.

Marc
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Great stuff Coconut. absolutely loved it. that raise rise was sick Smile

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The one handed pass was just.... no comment

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Great! yes, the one handed pass is very great!
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That was a great routine! I liked the music too.
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Was it a standard one handed pass coconut? fantastic video by the way and cool music. whats the song?
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Very nice Coconut. There is a lot of potential in the routine - however, it is very packed and fast paced and might overload a layperson.

The handling is good, some needs a last touch - e.g. the tilt move.

Keep up the good work . .

Andy
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Thanks for all the comments above. I have to say that I still have many things to learn. These sleights took me much time to practice. I really enjoy practicing those cool sleight, especially one handed techniques. I will not only use good slieghts but create a better routine next time.

To Memory-Jah

I don't know what's a standard one handed pass. I came up with this technique when my friend asked me if I can do a pass using only one hand. Then this technique was born. I am not sure if it is original, but maybe it is the same method as Tom stone's but only a change in perspective. By the way, the music is called "the diva dance." I often see this music used in stage magic shows, but I think it's also good for close up magic.
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The music is from the Movie 5th Element... where can I find more info on that one-handed-pass thing? It looked great!

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Docz didn't you read coconuts post? there is no reference since he learned it from a friend.

tom stone has a one handed pass called blink shift. you might want to check this out.

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Markus
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A few things, some has already been said, but thought I would just have my say.

First off, definitely not a one hand ambitious card, I do a one hand ambitious card, which really does just use one hand, it isn't so 'movey' as most, but it is a four phase, one handed version which I perform only for Magicians. Now for my 'critique' on your video.

First off, the get ready at the beginning...i don't actually know what to say, other than change this...
The raise rise looked great, a little jerky when getting into position, but as soley one hand was used for this, then it is fine.

The only other downside was the end, however you have answered that before. If you showed it on the bottom, then false cut, and then did the pop out move, it would look better, but don't just reveal it from the bottom
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I definitely agree with the idea of this not being "one-handed" because if it were, Rene Lavand wouldn't be able to do it! As for the other stuff such as the get ready, raise rise, or the justification for the last move, I would say that Coconut has those covered up with his patter/performance style in the real world. Nevertheless, the criticisms so far are all very constructive.

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Charles
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Yes I did read it.. I'm sorry for not beeing to clear. I meant that Standard One-Handed-Pass that you mentioned. I couldn't find that blink shift by Tom Stone, I found something by a Tom Wolf, that was named blink shift, is the same thing?

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To Memory-Jah

I didn't learn from my friend. It's that my friend asked me if I can, so I came up with the idea.

To Christopher Williams

Thanks for your advice, I will make my routine better! Actually, I don't really know what kind of routine it is. Maybe it's just an ambitious card routine with many strange sleights. Anyway, Thank you!
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Quote:
On 2007-05-22 05:01, docz wrote:
Yes I did read it.. I'm sorry for not beeing to clear. I meant that Standard One-Handed-Pass that you mentioned. I couldn't find that blink shift by Tom Stone, I found something by a Tom Wolf, that was named blink shift, is the same thing?

Doc-Z


yes sorry. I was speaking about tom wolf. try this. and I think erdnase has a one handed pass. I learned mine from richard turner who has no reference for it either.
"Dropping your pants while you set off flash paper may allow your pass to go undetected, but it's still not invisible." - Count Elmsley
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