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Covernton
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Has anyone ever managed to put together a card manipualtion routine that would play outdoors? I can think of a couple productions that could concievably cover enough angles, but not enough to make any kind of routine.

Any thoughts?

-Sean Covernton
eebie376
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Sure, just use a lot of body loads (maybe hidden on the edge of the zipper part of a vest??) Just a thought.
Danny Hustle
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When I work with a wall behind me I do the Thurston 5 card vanish and production followed with the LePaul deck vanish and production. I just do it to draw a crowd and it works fairly well.

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I've heard that Jeff Sheridan used to do beatiful card manipulation in Central Park in the 60s and 70s.

Most likely someone will confirm or deny it.

Cheers
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I find Card to silk works best when there is no one behind you. If there were to be someone behind you, I think maybe a color monte, or dekram deck would work nicely. And a Card pull usually works for me... but I'm not great at card manips so this is all I can say.

On another note, The Magicians vest from morrisey (not sure who makes it) has like 16 pockets all over the place. Well worth the money if your in to body loads.
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Covernton
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Hmmm... Well I've never really studied body loads (beyond my own cumbersome/riduculous inventions =) But in terms of card magic I was specifically thinking about manips. I spent years learning backpalm productions (slow learner over here) and by golly I'll find a way to use 'em yet! What distance would you recommend the Thurson vanish/reproduction sequence take place from?

I heard Jeff Sheridan did a card sequence or something yeah... McBride references it on his tapes I think... maybe I'm getting mixed up though. Which reminds me does anyone have any info on the guy?

-Tx!

-Sean Covernton
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not to say that a card act wouldn't work outside...but i wouldn't try it in august in new orleans...you know...humidity....makes it kind of tough....

koz
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for the card vanish and back, you can do that (done wlel) at almost any distance. I like to keep a good 2 feet or so. But this is for my protection against blunders. When i get crowded too much i get a little nervous
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Zack
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Theres plenty of spaces that will allow you to do card manips... you just can't do them everywhere. Ive seen several buskers pull it off.
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I always find myself performing with my back against the wall!
Michael Lee
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Hello All

As a close friend & Student of the "Legendary "Jeff Sheridan his only other being McBride
I can tell you that YES! Jeff did very masterful segment of Card Manipulation in NYC Central park up until about 1984,

His work can be seen in the book Street Magic
( Kaufman & Greenberg)

Yes ! a card manip segment can be done out doors , takes some serious thought, Good quality cards, Which are VERY hard to find these days & many Years of sore fingers & the belief that one day It will look right!

. If you require any more info please email me .

Cheers

Michael Lee
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Michaelleeexperience@earthlink.net
Bill Hegbli
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L&L Publishing has put out a 4 DVD set of Jeff Sheridan's work. Vol. 2 is his card act. I strongly suggest you purchase this and see 1st hand how you can do such a thing on the street. He is doing in front of an audience, but you can see his masterful skill and quickness.
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On 2003-02-18 05:45, Covernton wrote:
Hmmm... Well I've never really studied body loads (beyond my own cumbersome/riduculous inventions =) But in terms of card magic I was specifically thinking about manips. I spent years learning backpalm productions (slow learner over here) and by golly I'll find a way to use 'em yet! What distance would you recommend the Thurson vanish/reproduction sequence take place from?



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