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magicmerlz
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Hi all

Am interested in this but am a bit concerned about the difficulty level of the effects. don't get me wrong I will try anything, but being a hobbyist I just don't have the time for mammoth practice sessions, so my question - Is this a book of knuckle busting effects or a mix of easy, intermediate, hard?

Thanks in advance

Matt
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Hi Matt,

Here's a quote from Peter Duffie's recent rave review in MAGIC Magazine:

"This is not a book of knucklebusters. The material is not difficult."

Hope that helps.

--Andi
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On 2008-04-22 06:08, magicmerlz wrote:
Hi all

Am interested in this but am a bit concerned about the difficulty level of the effects. don't get me wrong I will try anything, but being a hobbyist I just don't have the time for mammoth practice sessions, so my question - Is this a book of knuckle busting effects or a mix of easy, intermediate, hard?

Thanks in advance

Matt


Heya Matt-
Buy this book...it WILL be a classic and I'm sure will sell out.
It is a book that will grow with you...easy stuff to diffcult (mostly long sequences to remember rather than "hard core" moves...although there are some of those also!)
If you're dissatisfied...let me know...I'll buy it from you...I want a "back-up" for the one I have! Smile
BTW- any one who has the "Limited Edition" and wants to sell it...PM me!
Michael
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BTW...just to be clear...I have no financial interest in the book!
Michael
magicmerlz
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Thanks both, much appreciated. I will be ordering v.soon.

Regards

Matt
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You can't go wrong with Jack's book. I just reread it a few weeks ago and found some gems that I had passed by the first time. Definitely check out "Hof-City" for a great version of the classic Hofsinzer Four Ace plot. I recently posted a video of one of my favorite Jack Parker effects at http://www.CalebWiles.blogspot.com. Unfortunately, the routine is not taught in 52 Memories.

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Hof-City is my favourite version of the Hofzinser Aces problem, and one of my favourites in 52 Memories. The book is really inspiring.
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How many of the effects in this book are suitable for strolling work? In other words, are there a lot of "workers" in this book?

Workers is of course always subjective, but hopefully you get the idea Smile
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Isn't the book out of print now?
KLG
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Seems still available from Vanishing Inc.
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No. It is out of print already. I cant even search one on ebay.
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VanishingInc had some copies at Blackpool a couple of weeks ago, so I think they have some in stock.
Incredible book, truly a work of art!
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I gonna send an e-mial to see I am luck or not.
thx KyleMacNeill
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Well, Its gone. If you want to sell the book, send me a pm.
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I got a copy of this book today.

Beautiful, beautiful produced book! But wow that introduction by Jack Parker almost brought tears to my eyes Smile
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On 2013-03-11 13:00, Magic-Daniel wrote:
I got a copy of this book today.

Beautiful, beautiful produced book! But wow that introduction by Jack Parker almost brought tears to my eyes Smile


Indeed, you can sense he is really saying goodbye to us, that's real sad. However, his spirit of good card magic goes along with us when we perform his creation. Mr Parker will always be missed in the pasteboard community in generations to come.
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It shocked me while I was reading the introduction at 2am in the morning.
I feel lucky that I am able to get a copy; one of my favourite books on my bookshelf.

- Arthur
Claudio
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I have a lot of respect for Jack Parker - RIP. His book contains amazingly original tricks and sleights. Top quality material.
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Anyone hear of any chance of this getting reprinted? I didn't learn about the book until it was already OOP.
magicphill
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Not sure about a reprint but I believe Vanishing Inc had planned to release some more unpublished material from Jack this year.
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