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highmagic
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My drawers really are full of crap... Marvoyan's Compact Key, the above mentioned Pocket Levitator, Alexander De Cova Universal Holder... I still have to understand why I bought that stuff
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On 2003-02-21 19:08, EvanAndrews wrote:
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On 2003-02-21 08:08, cheezycool wrote:
Anyone for the Svengali Deck?


I would have to agree with you on this one, I hate the Svengali deck!

Three more to add. I really don't like these, guys: Lethal Tender, Scotch and Soda, and the RAVEN!!!!


You guys are just ditching some of the greatest classic gimmicks. Why do you not like the Svengali deck?! I don't use mine anymore, but these three tricks blow the pants off people! I hate it when magicians burn something because "It's too easy" WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO MAKE ANY HARDER FOR YOURSELF?!
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Why are you guys buying what obviously sounds like junk from the description of a trick.
psychokinetic pen... LOL
consider money lost an educational investment.
i would like to know who is changing my profile all the time and why.
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Winslow Homer,

You don't like PK Pen ???

Any reason you don't like it ??
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Just read this description:
"A Bic brand pen is balanced on the edge of the table or a glass. The performer may then walk across the room. After exerting tremendous mental powers directed at the pen, the pen slowly wiggles then moves and finally falls! You pick it up, begin to return it to your pocket but instead use it as you would any ordinary pen.
An uncanny display of your mental powers done with an "ordinary" everyday Bic ink pen.

Each pen prepared by hand

Includes one gimmicked and one ungimmicked pen "

So what???
I did want to make a comment on the "uncanny display of mental power" of whoever buys this thing but I've decided not to...

The worst I ever got was "Cigarette Pierce" from Daytona Magic. Nice brass prop but no cigarette fits in it; so it's useless.
By the way, don't get me started on Daytona Magic, maybe someone should start new thread: worst magic dealers?
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How about using a rolled up banknote ???

You can show it to non-smokers as well.






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Winslow Homer
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Thanks, I thought about it but it won't work. It just won't come out of the tube later on.
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You can use a cigarette named "MORE". IT can fit in .
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On 2003-05-28 04:51, highmagic wrote:
My drawers really are full of crap... Marvoyan's Compact Key, the above mentioned Pocket Levitator, Alexander De Cova Universal Holder... I still have to understand why I bought that stuff


Compact Key is also one of the very worst things I have ever bought! Just go out and get a couple of keys cut, then take a hacksaw to one of them. Smile

Probably all of JB's back catalogue resides in my 'Krypt of Krap'. No, that's too harsh, only 99% of it. Smile

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Well my vote is for Spectral oujia board. The good thing is I got it for less than 1/2 off!
I guess what makes it so bad is it was exactly what I thought it would be. Also I am having problems with getting it to work well on a table.
Any advise?
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my vote is for ash felt Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile
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I guess what makes it so bad is it was exactly what I thought it would be. Also I am having problems with getting it to work well on a table.
Any advise?

Stronger gimmick.

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i know cigarettes named "more" they are so thin of course, there will be no question in spectators mind that my nails bypassed it somehow.
no, the effect is a turkey.
also, there is a lot of effects thet are not useable in real life but are pretty good, like 2wenty1. i guess before buying you have to ask yourself or better imagine yourself doing the effect and all the implications.
Also, maybe a good idea to expose the scam artists that sell those products?
i think there is nothing wrong exposing for example 3 card monte new york swindlers yet i don't think it takes away from the art, the act itself. you can still practice it and show it and earn money doing it, but there is a line you should not cross.
funny thing about being scammed and ripped off is that we fill a sense of shame ourselves. like we are to blame for it or such... nonsence. unless you got taken in twice, remember fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me!
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I really hated 'Vanishing the Statue of Liberty'. I mean it looked good when I saw David Copperfield do it, I don't know where he got his from but I bought mine from a guy at a market....maybe I should have gone to a magic dealer.
I don't know....maybe my magic skills aren't up to scratch but I just can't act 'natural' wearing a thumb tip that size.
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hmmm not sure what you are talking about, thumbtip, Copperfield, hmmmm i don't get it..
i know there was a packet trick called 'vanishing statue of liberty, but
thumbtip, i am so confused
It's not the size of the wand,
but the magic in it !
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BIlly James, you just need to gain a lot of weight. That effect is supposed to come with gift certificates to McDonald's.
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D. robbins used to sell a T'T called the "jumbo thumb tip"

it was soooo large, you can see from miles away.


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My opinion is still out on Thought Transmitter.
I have used it with mixed results. Some cases I admit my handling was at fault, but there were other times when I was 100% on, but the audience member was like "No way let me see that wallet" or "If you are a menatlist, do the same thing without the wallet".
May be one of you guys can tell me where I might be goofing up before I pass judgement on the T.T.
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Billy--

I had the same problem when I bought Don Wayne's "Walking Through the Great Wall of China."

Not only was I disappointed in the method (PK magnet) but the shipping costs were ridiculous.

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LOL, is it just me or does jconstans' avatar look like actor Benicio Del Toro?
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