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Me and a friend are planning on doing a magic act at our school using tricks done by Barry and Stuart, and we need some help. We were wondering if anybody knew how the following tricks were done or where we could learn them. Also we are on a bit of a budget so if a prop is needed that's really expensive be sure and tell us (we already own a bowling ball)

Solving the Rubiks cube and making it disappear, and the appearing bowling ball from
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFSkpwLEi-A
and Disappearing from behind the blanket from
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZHeN-ObVZ8
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So you're saying you wanna copy someone else's act? Instead of copying someone's material, why don't create your own. Copying never gets anyone really far.

Or maybe you are just hunting for secrets.
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Here's an idea for you...

1) - The Rubiks cube will run you about $30.00.
2) - The appearing bowling ball will run you about $800.00
3) The "disappearing from behind the blanket" as you said will run you probably around $3,500.00

The other thing to know about those props is it's not just a matter of doing it yourself - you need to buy them yourself.

There you have it - a price range - as asked for. Good thing you already have a bowling ball, huh?

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Haha yeah that saved us just about nothing. so all stage magic is really just increadibly expensive crap? In that case what would be some good tricks to do?
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On 2007-08-14 10:32, bamrocket wrote:
Haha yeah that saved us just about nothing. so all stage magic is really just increadibly expensive crap? In that case what would be some good tricks to do?


That's an interesting way of looking at it that will get you absolutely nowhere. Make balloon animals, they are cheap.
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Hey everyone,
this is actually bamrocket's friend posting this one.

I actually found out the rubiks cube trick and I ended up buying the prop for $14, but I still just need to know how to "cough" it up and make it disappear.

Now I'm hoping that someone can actually help us, instead of beating us down.

If anyone would be so kind as to help us out, it would be much appreciated.


-thanks, bamrocket's friend.
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On 2007-08-14 10:32, bamrocket wrote:
so all stage magic is really just increadibly expensive crap?


Look, you asked for info on the effects, you got the info on the effects. So now you know the price, these effects aren't as good as you first said, they're just 'crap'? Not the best way of looking at it. Most of the bigger professionally built props are expensive. Building plans are available for many of the bigger effects, but the Bowl-A-Rama belongs to Kevin James, so you've no chance of finding plans for it. Even with building plans, the cost of an illusion can still run up a pretty high bill, so if you think you can build three effects for a tenner, you're gonna struggle.

I second the Mark Wilson Complete Course In Magic. I've had mine many years and still refer to it for ideas. I've also built and used a few of the effects from there over the years. For the price, you can't get much better!

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Thanks a lot mark!
I checked into the book and it looks like something that we could greatly benefit from, and its just in our minimum-wage price range!
hahaha


thanks again,
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On 2007-08-14 10:32, bamrocket wrote:
so all stage magic is really just increadibly expensive crap?


Look, you asked for info on the effects, you got the info on the effects. So now you know the price, these effects aren't as good as you first said, they're just 'crap'? Not the best way of looking at it. Most of the bigger professionally built props are expensive. Building plans are available for many of the bigger effects, but the Bowl-A-Rama belongs to Kevin James, so you've no chance of finding plans for it. Even with building plans, the cost of an illusion can still run up a pretty high bill, so if you think you can build three effects for a tenner, you're gonna struggle.

I second the Mark Wilson Complete Course In Magic. I've had mine many years and still refer to it for ideas. I've also built and used a few of the effects from there over the years. For the price, you can't get much better!

Mark
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One thing you guys have to realize is that even if you were to do Barry and Stuart's act it would not be as entertaining. What makes the act is Barry and Stuart, their personality, timing the practice they put into the act. You might be better off putting your own act together. As far as stage magic being expensive crap, well, I guess that depends on what you do with the equipment. Mark Wilson is a great place for you to start. Tarbel's Course in Magic is another option. The more you know the better you will be able to develop a good act. Best of luck.
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On 2007-08-14 10:32, bamrocket wrote:
so all stage magic is really just increadibly expensive crap?


Look, you asked for info on the effects, you got the info on the effects. So now you know the price, these effects aren't as good as you first said, they're just 'crap'? Not the best way of looking at it. Most of the bigger professionally built props are expensive. Building plans are available for many of the bigger effects, but the Bowl-A-Rama belongs to Kevin James, so you've no chance of finding plans for it. Even with building plans, the cost of an illusion can still run up a pretty high bill, so if you think you can build three effects for a tenner, you're gonna struggle.

I second the Mark Wilson Complete Course In Magic. I've had mine many years and still refer to it for ideas. I've also built and used a few of the effects from there over the years. For the price, you can't get much better!

Mark


You are wasting your valuable information on this individual. All they want to do is learn the secrets and copy another act. That's not cool.
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Thanks for beating us down socalpro.
its a great help.

and gulamerian,
I know what you mean about their personalities and whatnot.
and its just for that reason that we wanted to reenact their tricks.
The presentation they do is amazing and hilarious,
and that's what bamrocket and I were going for; amazing and hilarious.
and we are willing to put the time and practice into perfecting it with our own humor, while keeping the style of their act.

-bamrocket's friend
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And that's where you are COMPLETELY missing the point. Why put time and effort trying to recreate their act!!!??? I am sorry to sound harsh, but you seem to think that you can be just as good/entertaining as someone else if you just copy their stuff. It doesn't work like that kids!

Like I allready said, create your own act and style.
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