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FTAMagician
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I'm gonna HAVE to see if I can find Expertmagic's website (do they have one?) just to see what they have!

Anyway, I have a room full of magic I've bought that I don't use (well..it IS a small room but still....)! I'm going to have to set up a table on the side street at Colon some year and see how much of it I can sell. Not all of it too bad, most just not what I thought it was when I ordered it. (We ALL know how that is, huh?)
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Switcharoo and Matrix 2003 would definitely be in the top ten.
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So I watched the clip for Matrix 3000 last night and it looks good. I can see how someone might buy it after seeing the video.

However, I take it that if you saw it in person you would just laugh.

I have a couple of guesses on how it was done, but one in particular. If I'm right, I'm sorry for those of you who bought it.

Matt
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I'd say Coin Matrix 2003 and Ninja 1 & 2 !
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Steve Fearson' "Insertion". Steve is a great guy and I thought the ad looked good. A cardbox visually penetrates a selected card. "Awesome," I thought, "this is what my audience wants, to see my spectacular cardboard penetration abilities!" Unfortunately, the angles are as bad as you can get, the props are unuseable, and the penetration is less than convincing due to the flimsy nature of cards. It was a joke. The joke was on me.
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How about this:
Rattle Bars from Daytona for $75.-- what a rip!

Completely Cold - I guess I didn't understand it - a rip.

The Envelope Please - the instruction start with "To do the effect you need a confederate..." a real rip!

Predict the Square Circle - a kiddie rip!

Color Monte - a flaming rip!

Kennedy's Sonic Silver - mostly a rip!
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I don't know... Color Monte is probably my favorite packet trick, and one of my favorite effects overall. It's clean and amazing.
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Sorry to hear you all don't like our effects.
Calling us rip off artisit is just sad and if you have seen any reviews of our effects, they get bad and good.
Real Floating card has gotten nothing but great reviews.

But we learn from things like this as we're a new company and you can always email support@expertmagic.com
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I was just curious, do you guys come up with anything that hasn't been done before? It seems to me like this Real Floating Card is just a thread hookup. And you have to remember, your reviews are coming from 12 year old kids who think they are magicians and want to do magic and be like David Blaine (gimmick freaks). How reliable are they?
????.....Yeah
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There was a trick called "THIMK" I never showed anyone after I bought it. I was that ashamed. I think it was a Dan Harlan invention.

I think I was the only person who ever bought one!!!

Dave
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What is the effect?
????.....Yeah
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Well, I can't wait to get bombed for this! Healed and Sealed... I'm not saying it is bad, it is just the worst trick I have ever bought and I don't buy a lot of items other than books and cards. For you people who are thinking of buying it: Don't be let down by this post. It is just my opinion and my opinions are usually very strict. Like the set-up, it only takes 1 minute but for me that is a long time.

-Max
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I think Easy Float and Matrix 2003 are pathetic tricks.
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Shameless Open Prediction 2 is the worst item I ever bought!!
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I bought an item called UFO, which is a floating straight pin. Unfortunately, the spectators have to be about a foot away in order to see the pin, and it was an awful set up. The gimmick can be used for other effects far better than what they use it for. Smile
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Anyone for the Svengali Deck?
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Marked Prediction by Rich Marotta is extremely weak IMO. And for all the hype it got initially I would also say the Ariston Rising Cards is very disappointing.
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Yeah, Healed and Sealed.
I have problems with that too. It's hard to set it up in 5 minutes, but it's not a bad trick.
Maybe it's just me.
KC
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Quote:
On 2003-02-21 08:08, cheezycool wrote:
Anyone for the Svengali Deck?


Cheezycool,

The Svengali is a great trick. Unfortunately, it has been pimped out to the masses at every magic shop as well as on TV. But if you routine it properly, you can easily fool your friends in the local magic club with the Svengali deck.

KC
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Bob Hummer's Whirling Card is a bit on the bad side, as is Sam Woodrow's Heavy Metal and Out of Control. I'm a Sankey fan, and when he advertised these on his website and endorsed them I thought they might be good. But I've come to learn slowly that Sankey's gimmicked effects aren't really up to standard, and his videos and books are a much better gauge of this guy's creativity.
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