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J Hanes
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On 2008-01-19 08:38, joseph wrote:
I don't have the dvds, but maybe he said Justin Hanes ..


as far as anti-gravity one handed shift's, the one in question is not from me
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What can I say that hasn't already been said. Benjamin Earl is quite a card man. There are some elegant handlings on this set. The filming is quite beautiful. It makes you want to light a fire, sit an easy chair with a glass of brandy and just watch in amazement.
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That has got to be one of the weirdest endorsements I've ever read.

Really? BRANDY??

I suppose it's better than tequila.
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Hi Chris and Dr R
Ron Wholl shuffle?
Who?
What?
When?
Please
:)
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On 2008-04-01 03:42, erlandish wrote:
That has got to be one of the weirdest endorsements I've ever read.

Really? BRANDY??

I suppose it's better than tequila.


You're from Montreal. Must be the water there. Try the water in Toronto and the post will become clear.
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On 2008-04-01 13:59, Christopher Kavanagh wrote:
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On 2008-04-01 03:42, erlandish wrote:
That has got to be one of the weirdest endorsements I've ever read.

Really? BRANDY??

I suppose it's better than tequila.


You're from Montreal. Must be the water there. Try the water in Toronto and the post will become clear.


Christopher,

The water in Vancouver is fine. You are right on the money regarding these dvd's. Quite a card man indeed.


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@ teejay

Ravelli's Waterfall Shuffle - Ron Wohl's brilliant false shuffle from the late 1960s!

from Bill Malone "Here I Go Again Volume 2"
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On 2008-04-01 03:42, erlandish wrote:
That has got to be one of the weirdest endorsements I've ever read.

Really? BRANDY??

I suppose it's better than tequila.


You're from Montreal. Must be the water there. Try the water in Toronto and the post will become clear.


I'm sure it's an excellent DVD series regardless of what city one's in. I just can't figure out from your description, with the fire and the brandy and everything, whether or not you're getting ready to watch the set or try to make love to it.
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On 2008-04-03 15:26, erlandish wrote:
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On 2008-04-01 13:59, Christopher Kavanagh wrote:
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On 2008-04-01 03:42, erlandish wrote:
That has got to be one of the weirdest endorsements I've ever read.

Really? BRANDY??

I suppose it's better than tequila.


You're from Montreal. Must be the water there. Try the water in Toronto and the post will become clear.


I'm sure it's an excellent DVD series regardless of what city one's in. I just can't figure out from your description, with the fire and the brandy and everything, whether or not you're getting ready to watch the set or try to make love to it.


oh, ok. I forgot, you're the guy that over analyzed the Eugene Burger dvd to death.

Is this better:

Makes you want to turn on the lights, watch the dvd with a bag of potato chips and a diet coke.

Better?

:rotf:
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the saddest are, "It might have been"

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On 2008-01-02 17:46, NicholasD wrote:
Where has Benjamin Earl been keeping himself? I was very impressed with his card handling. Strong effects performed expertly.


In 7 Deceptions, Luke Jermay mentions a friend called Ben Earle (sic) who is an expert
COIN magician! If this is the same BE perhaps he has some world shattering COIN MENTALISM up his sleeve
Yikes! The mind boggles.
Can anybody comment?
:)
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Hi teejay,

As the guy that shot and edited the Past Midnight Project for Alakazam, all I can say is that those DVD's are just the tip of the iceberg. Here is a link to another thread that will give you more...
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......start=30

Best,
Russ
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Hi russ,
so when can we see more from ben?
do you know the release dates?
looking forward to your extractor dvd mate!
cheers
matt
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Hi Matt,

I really don't know, but there are things in the pipeline. Peter is better at answering those questions. The Extractor DVD is finished, but I only shot and edited it, the project belongs to Peter who produced the whole thing!

Best,
Russ
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On 2008-04-02 07:32, balic2003 wrote:
@ teejay
Ravelli's Waterfall Shuffle - Ron Wohl's brilliant false shuffle from the late 1960s!
from Bill Malone "Here I Go Again Volume 2"


Got that one. Will have an other look at it. Thanks for that.
:)
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On 2008-02-09 11:10, Christopher Williams wrote:
If they can't riffle shuffle, get them to cut the deck in half, then if you ribbon spread each packet, so they are parallel to each other, like train tracks, then they can push them into each other, it gives the same results



Great idea. Now you can do it for laypeople. It's not completely all done 'in their hands' but it must read stronger than riffling yourself?
Any other ideas. I'd love to do this for laypeople
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If you want a standing pseudo-riffle shuffle that's done (in part) by the spectator, give them half the deck and you keep the other half. Both of you hold your halves in a biddle style grip and push the ends into each other.

It's not pretty, in fact it's somewhat clumsy looking, but I think that's a plus -- and it works just fine.
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I had a chance to see ben perform some of the stuff off this DVD live.
And it's even more amazing in person. Effortless. And his false riffle shuffle was simply unbelievable.
I love this DVD, I perform Ramjollit all the time. A pleasure to perform... but most of the other stuff is going to take a loooooooong time to get down.

Highly recommended for immediate to advanced card guys.
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I concur with the sentiments that Ben Earl is one helluva cardman, and the Grey Shuffle is one helluva shuffle in his hands. On that note, I've been watching the segment over-and-over, but the cards just doesn't unweave cleanly in my hands while bridged - and it becomes a very real-looking shuffle because it ended up being one Smile

If anyone have hints or tips for how this could be done (or where I could find hints/tips for this), please PM me!
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Having the same problem Amiable. Love the DVDs and was very pleased with my purchase but I guess I need to keep working on my card work....as usual!

Mike
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Tyler: I've made some head-way over the last few days. Unweaving by rotation around thumbs, like an opposite-sense-Zarrow, works better than pulling (which is what I was doing). Doesn't mean I can do it well still, but I've learnt to accept that progress is always incremental Smile
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