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rowdymagi5
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Switch-a-roo at $25.00
Not that its that bad, just over priced and bulky at that!

Psychokinetic Bolt at $89.00 -
Pure Junk
jimesw
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I haven't vented my disgust about Penonomen since the first page of this discussion Smile Smile Smile
brownbeauty
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Reality Twister gets my rasberry!

Rudy
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On 2003-03-31 07:49, Topsy wrote:

A very expesive set of E** P***S Smile Smile Smile


He he he Smile Yes indeed!

I actually didn't mind PENomenon... Remember you're paying for the secret, so if you didn't know the method then you got your moneys worth.

Nuff' said Smile
Sybilmagic
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I find Vox pop's gimmick is a little cumbersome and unrealiable although a nice idea.
wilson
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the best : Just Think.
the worst. reality twister
marko
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The best this year: Reality Twister

The worst: Just Think
Thought: Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage.
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ash felt.
cardfreakhk
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Funny topic!

I bought one thing last month, which I think can add it here.

-Deluxe Clatter Box by Alex McLittle $45
(The box is nice, the effect stinks.)

Michael Lam
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Coin Matrix 2003 definately. When I looked at this I was soooooooooo Smile. The review made it sound really impressive, but what a load of rubbish!

At least I'm not the only one who fell for this pile of stuff.

David.
rmbrannon
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Deep Guilt Aces.
the Sponge
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On 2003-04-16 21:49, rmbrannon wrote:
Deep Guilt Aces.


It would be better for the discussion if you would add your reasons, not just list items.

s
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On 2003-04-16 21:49, rmbrannon wrote:
Deep Guilt Aces.


Why do you think Deep guilt Aces is a bad trick?

I have Magic of David Regal vol.1 and David explains this trick clearly, with proper deck switch teaching. I do think it is a clear way to cut the four ACES.

Hirase
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Danny Diamond
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I had a friend pick me up a penny shell recently to replace my old one which I lost. His local magic shop only had them available with the purchase of a very poor trick called Double X. It's the basic "pen taps penny and it changes to a dime" type trick, but the m***** is so weak that you have to do the move in super-slow motion and the pen is an ugly tan color with the m***** totally exposed at the end. It SCREAMS gimmick. I wouldn't have paid a nickel for this thing, but since my friend already bought it, I was kind of forced into the sale. Needless to say, I do all my own magic supply shopping now.
You don't drown by falling in the water;

you drown by staying there.



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I actually use the tube that my "Appearing Dancing Cane" came in more than the cane itself. It barely appears and is even worse at dancing. The balance is horrendous. The balance on the tube is much better.
Rob "Riff, the Magical Clown" Eubank aka RiffClown
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Mehtas
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Done right Double X is a good trick ,

I am sure the power m***** will do a better job.

Also, I bought this trick from Ben Harris called "Mind Stress" by Tomas Blomberg.

Real stress of mind after you buy it Smile
Evan
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On 2003-02-24 21:39, WR wrote:
Square Circle and Die Bomb!
WR Smile


I have to disagree with square circle. I know that the idea and the actual "magic" of the trick is not that great, but I use this to tie my children's show together. I will introduce it in the begining and produce a few small things, then produce something that will lead me into one of my tricks. Then when I finish it, I will go back to the square circle and produce something else that will lead me into my next trick.

I use it for any kid show where there isn't a theme and I just need to do general magic. This way, everything flows pretty well.

Just my two cents,

Evan
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Years back bought a manuscript for a book test by Ben Harris that I thought was basically a rip-off. I can't remember the name as I gave the manuscript away.
Also, when I was a teenager, I once got a Wobbly Wand. This was a metal spring painted like a wand that you handed out to a spectator for a laugh, as the wand was supposed to wobble all over the place. Underline 'supposed' - this thing was so stiff, I swear it was a deadly weapon. I actually see similar implements sold at self defence shops today. If a volunteer had to swing that thing about and hit someone with it (which would probably be the person next to him - me!) it would be the end of my show and career. I still have it. Hmm, maybe I'll keep it by my bed in case I have to tackle a burglar. ("Don't know what the fuss is about, Officer I only tapped him with a magic wand to hypnotize him!")
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Worst? I think all these overpriced tricks with a cheap prop and a tiny instruction and with a impact high as a small "fart"!
I don't like when people put things out just to make some cash.
Nowadays I never buy a trick if I havent seen it "live". The ads for these "miracles" tricks is infact the magic itself.

http://www.kjellstrom.info
Dr. K
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Well, Kjellstrom, I wish I had done exactly that before I bought Ariston's Arising Card trick when it first came out and "everybody" was raving about it. I couldn't have been more disappointed when I got it. Every other rising card effect I do -- and I have built several from scratch of different sizes -- is so much better, and so much cheaper. And Kundalini Rising doesn't even need to have a deck made. Brilliant piece by Jeff McBride.

My mistake. I'll follow your advice next time.
Dr. K
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