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FTAMagician
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Well...still nobody's listed the effect that I marketed a couple years ago!

I'm working on making it even better and I've, as they like to say, just totally killed[i] with it in the past! A way to fold a playing card into 4ths and be [i]clean during/after doing it (all they see is the deck and empty hands) and the folded card ends up inside two sealed business cards. The new effect will be even better.
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Turk
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FTA,

Your wish is my command. Please excuse the oversight. Here goes:

I think your effect you "marketed a couple years ago" sucked. There, does that make you feel any better? Anything to help. Please let me know anytime I can be of further assistance. (grin)

BTW, what was/is the name of this effect?

Best regards,

Turk
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Dr. Jakks
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Terry,

Good idea!

The Raven takes a bit to setup, but it's fun to play with.

Jakks
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Hey Jakks,

You said that Reality Twister is the best gimmick effect out. If that's so, what about your card through window??

I think Reality Twister is the bomb of the year. Who wants to carry a piece of lens around with them and a fake twisted pen?
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I don't know, hy would anyone want to carry a deck of cards, a plastic TT or funny unspendable coins with them? It's all about what you do with them. But I highly recommend that none of you perform Reality Twister. It's terrible. Allow me to be the only one performing this awful trick for people. Please.
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Dr. Jakks
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Vinny, the gimmick I use for my card thru window is only for my card thru window. The Lubor lens is very versatile.

Jakks
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On 2003-02-24 19:12, marko wrote:
I don't know, why would anyone want to carry a deck of cards, a plastic TT or funny unspendable coins with them? It's all about what you do with them. But I highly recommend that none of you perform Reality Twister. It's terrible. Allow me to be the only one performing this awful trick for people. Please.



The Reality Twister is one of the most downright awful pieces of magic that has ever been created. Paul Harris is one of my favorite performers, but this was just terrible. All it is is a glass lens, an insanely weird looking pen, and an optical illusion. Not to mention the spectators have to be practically bending down unless you're a midget. The Reality Twister just does not cut it. Personally I don't even think the power of patter can help this piece of junk.

-Max
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I agree Paul Harris is awesome. What I don't get is that people like you run around places like here and say negative comments about things you have never played with before, performed, or have even seen. I happen to know Max that you haven't. Also...How can Paul Harris be one of your favorite performers when you have never read or watched any of his videos or publications let alone you have never watched him perform?

And also, nobody seems to give any credit to Lubor Fiedler when they think of Reality Twister! It is possible that he might have been responsible for the stupidity of the trick. How do we all know that Reality Twister was a mostly Paul Harris influenced trick?
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Not only have I seen Paul Harris' video but I have also played around with the magnifying glass thing from Reality Twister. Furthermore, would it really even matter if I have personally seen him perform? No.

-Max
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Jax
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My vote for worst trick is 'Alida' by Ben Harris. Utter rubbish !
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I work weekends in a magic shop in St. Louis. I've seen some real trash. Firstly, to end the Reality Twister debate, it sucks. Paul Harris' name is on it, so it is his. It is a cool little optical illusion, but a piece of magic? No.

Float, by JB Magic is the worst piece of junk out there.

Also, I agree about Just Think, Thought Transmitter, Nickel and Ring.

Guys, I have to admit, that I have been fried by Svengali decks because I never expect, or suspect, that a magician would use one.
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I would call Float the worst I bought. I think I paid around 40 bucks for it the first week it came out. Now I've seen them on sale somewhere for 10 bucks. It's a piece of garbage! Smile
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The Thought Transmitter has had powerful responses from lay people I've used it on, but Healed and Sealed has not been a big hit for me. Maybe I'm presenting it incorrectly. Smile
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On 2003-02-24 22:29, gtxby33 wrote:
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The reality twister just does not cut it. Personally I don't even think the power of patter can help this piece of junk.

-Max


Then don't perform it. I'm sorry the trick isn't what you'd hope it would have been, but at least be thankful it wasn't expensive. Many magicians on these boards have spent lots more money on things that were truly awful. But your dislike for the effect is not going to make my audiences, nor the audiences of the other performers on here who also use this trick, enjoy it any less Smile
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gtxby33
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On 2003-02-25 15:33, Isramagia wrote:
Healed and Sealed has not been a big hit for me. Maybe I'm presenting it incorrectly. Smile


For me it's not presenting it, it's just that I dislike it. I do not like the set-up.

-Max
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manipulator
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On 2003-02-21 17:34, Sean Fields wrote:
Werry's Transformer is AWFUL! The ad reads completely different than how it is actually utilized. It is essentially an unworkable gimmick that is almost identical to Incredi-Go, which was a unique gimmick at the time it was released.


I agree with you. Werry's Transformer is a joke. I was so disappointed when I got it. It's one of the worst trick I've ever bought.
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You guys just don't realize the effect of Reality Twister. Then again, if I and only a few others are doing it WooHoo!

Jakks
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I bought something involving two matchboxes that opened and closed mysteriously. It broke before I could "master" it. Also a mentalist trick that was nothing more than a pen with two different color inks and a pad of paper. Really dumb routine.
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