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So the Magic Café is the heart of the "Baby Boomer Nation." There are a lot of us hitting the big 60.

I love the classics. To me the Cylinder & Coins is a must learn routine much like the Cups & Balls. There are so many incredible magic lessons learning the routine will teach you. For some these lessons are hurdles but for me it was pure joy fighting through the mechanics, the timing, the misdirection. The lesson on Ramsay's vanish and his misdirection for the vanish alone is easily worth the time, effort and expense to get the Farelli book.

I had the good fortune from learning about Ramsay and the Cylinder from my great friend Tim Conover. We met in 1894 and instantly bonded. When we met we decided to do some trading. Tim taught me the original version from the Victor Farelli book.

The routine has long been considered the test piece for coinmen. Ramsay's handling is really difficult. Consider this: the performer has to convincingly vanish 4 silver dollars. The coins never leave your hands and the audience has to be convinced they are gone. Add in the fact that you have to vanish the coins silently!

It took me one full year to be able to perform the routine in front of people. This was to get the routine up to speed. It took several more years to discover there correct presentation for me to get the audience to care, react strongly to the routine and remember it for a long time.

I've never stopped doing the routine. I love it. Over the years I've made many adjustments. But I really think that if you're going to do the routine you really have to live with Ramsay's original version before you make any changes to the routine. It's sort of the rite of passage.

Here's the bad news. I won't publish the routine until Tim Conover either publishes his routine or gives me his blessing as there are still after all these years parts of his handling and touches that are Tim's.

I've got at least four major routines for the Cylinder. I think Tim has even more.
Maybe one day we'll put it all out. I really have no idea when.

The Rising Cards will not come out for a long time. This is the one routine I'll keep until I actually retire completely from performing. Maybe then, but just maybe.
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Bob Kohler said: "...we met in 1894"

Darn, you ARE old! lol

I'm glad you're going to keep your rising cards to yourself. Sort of like Kenner's mystical last coin vanish that has become legendary. These sorts of things add to the mystery and power of magic.

All the best,

MJ
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REFRESHING words from BK.

As much as I would like to see his work, I respect him more for holding it back! Life is better suited with a little mystery left in it in the age of information!

Kudos,

paul H.
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1894, it was a previous life. Apparently in that life I had Dyslexia and my typing skills were suspect!
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Hi Bob
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Hi John,
Thanks to everyone for the huge response to the new site.

For those who signed up for the newsletter and free trick our site sends out a confirmation email that you need to click on to get the free Jack Birnman trick. So in case you missed this email you can search your emails for "no-reply" or "bobkohlermagic.com". There's always a chance that the email ended up in a folder for spam or junk mail.

Check it out. This trick is great, it's almost self-working and has a funny, interesting plot.

Bob
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That's a great "almost" self-working card trick. Bob, do you know where I can get the video of Jack Birnman at FFFF?
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Great trick thanks Bob
Superb new site!
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Any chance you will be putting out Spill's Blood from Stone or Himber Ring routine soon?
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I second mumford's question..."Any chance you will be putting out Spill's Blood from Stone or Himber Ring routine soon?"

Thanks,

Nick
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And bring back Spill's Eye-Popper.
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Due to the current state of magic "manufacturers" like "Magic Takers" I've decided to simply not talk about what's coming out, plans or ideas any longer.

I know it's a pain in the A** and takes a lot of fun out of life but if you only knew how much time I actually spend keeping our products from being swiped you'd feel the same way.

I love working with Steve. He's a great friend and a creative genius. That's all I can say.

BK
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Haha, you just took a lot of fun out my life.

Nick
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Nick I'm sure we can replace the fun...
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Bob could you at least tell us how soon we might expect your next new release?
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Can you tell us IF there will be any more Steve Spill releases?
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Bob's site has a summer sale plus you get free shipping on all sale items ( includes international orders )

https://www.bobkohlermagic.com/on-sale.cfm
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The sale will end soon...don't delay!
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I am liking the new site! Thanks Bob!
The Magic & Mindreading of Jeff Deans.

www.jeffdeans.com Coming soon!
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The new site is only going to get better as we ad more new features for our customers. Check back often.
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