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Ash Felt by G. Bavali (peek at the spectator's card????)

Coin Matrix 2003
("oh don't worry about those, that's just some spare close up pad patches, just in case I burn it with my cigarette")

Mikame Zig Zag Can ("never mind the seven inch depth there, its just an ordinary wooden tri cut pop can holder") **snicker***
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On 2003-05-22 02:46, Shadow Dancer wrote:
The worst trick that i ever bought was Tony Clarks Ultra Safe Dove Harness. WHAT A PIECE OF JUNK! When I put it on one of my doves the poor thing just about did a backflip and was having a spasm on the ground. It couldn't even stand up properly. And oh yes, it was put on correctly, so i tried it on one of my other doves-same result. Then finaly i went through my 4 doves and then decided to just shove the expensive peice of junk in a draw, where i haven't used it since.
Merry Christmas Tony Clark!

Sounds lide a Tannen item I bought in the 70's called Dove on Perch. When the balloon popped, the dove went sailing sideways, and the perch snapped in two. When I returned it, they glued the perch back together, and sent it back to me. Great service. Smile
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." (Einstein)...
Alex Ng
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Cardzilla!!! - really a piece of JUNK!
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lol billy james
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tdowell
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What ever happened to that awesome constuction in the "Penonmenon" trick. They just don't make precision machined magic like that any longer. Man, that one was so worth the $25 price. Anyone have the "Smoke from Fingertips" trick?????
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I got " the transformer" by Werry. It's TERRIBLE, just a cheap pull with a piece of plastic and sticky stuff at the end. It doesn't go up my sleeve without the coin or other object flying off. You have to hold onto the gimmick with your hand in a fist. JUNK.
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I posted this before, but now it has disappeared...

Now U C It, Now U Don't. Totally impractical for anything but fooling yourself in the mirror, or those lined up single file directly in front of you. (Actually you can use it in table work, but it is nowhere near as good as the ad hype.) Worst part for me is that I already bought the same gimmick in 1978 from Ed Sparrow under a different name and didn't use it then either, and it cost 1/3 the price (but no video). Bought it from the ad without a video or in person demo or I would have known I already had it.
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thimblerig ,

Now U C It, Now U Don't ??

A friend of mine show is and fools all the people all the time.

Well, that's how it goes, Some people hate it and some people love it.



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Topsy,
Interesting that your friend uses it all the time - in what venue? Angles don't work well if you are surrounded, e.g. restaurant or street unless you are doing table work. It does kill one on one, (as in the mirror <S>) but it just seems so limited.
If you're not using it, is it just because it doesn't fit your style, or why?
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thimblerig ,

It is right that it cant be performed surrounded but you can overcome that.

You just need some big object right behind you so nobody can see from behind.

You can also show your hands empty from front and back.

I don't do it now coz I already had lots of fun with it.
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A spinning card effect. Just never got it down to where I felt comfortable with it.
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The guy just produces total and utter crap! But its nicely packaged :S

However, Gellerism Exposed isn't bad, but says more about Ben than it does Uri's methods!
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"Cosmosis "...boy does that bring back memories! The full page ad promising a perfect close-up levitation...Then paying $50 some bucks plus the cost of an international money order...signing all kinds of secrecy agreement papers IF I should be CHOSEN to recieve it (only limited few were to ever be sold...). Then I find the item only rises less than a half inch, you must use cards...and then soon Tannens started selling the same thing for less than $10!

Back when I was about 8 years old, I'd save my allowance to buy some new miracle by mail. I was usually disappointed that the item wasn't a real miracle...but I was REALLY disillusioned when I bought the SAME gimmick several times in a row! I don't know how many items the catologue advertised with this gimmic as the "secret," but I must have bought over a half dozen hank pulls under the guise of being a "new" trick! And I think those little plastic "eggs" were made to amplify sound!
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Even forgot "Time Will Tell".
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I love now-U-C-it-now-U-don't, it is very visual. You have to put some time into practicing the moves but I have fooled many people with it.
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I don't care for now-u-c-it. A good old retension vanish is better without having to have that special something on your hand.
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Did anyone else fall for the "disappearing cell phone"? Two words: useless junk! It's a foam stress ball shaped like a terrible looking blue cell phone. I cannot believe I bought it. It's a great stress reliever though, I squish it all the time. Not once has any magic dripped out of it though.

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Coin Matrix 2003, for sure
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I have seen two people use Now U C It, Now U Don't at restaurants for a coin routine. The angles may be bad, but it can work. A good old retention is nowhere near as impossible looking as this. I don't think it is fair to say it is a bad gimmick because it does have its place. You could do this in parlor or close-up show situations.

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I have used the Now U See It gimmick as an opener for a misers dream routine. Both hands are held wide open and shown on both sides. Then the first coin appears, and disappears just as convincingly. This is about as magical as you can get. By using both hands together you can achieve pretty good angle coverage. I would use the gimmick sparingly as part of a coin routine and not as a one time effect. This is one of those sleeper items that I'm happy more people are either unaware of or think it's too difficult to pull off correctly.
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