The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Deckless! » » Bizarre packet tricks (0 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

 Go to page 1~2~3 [Next]
waltsal
View Profile
Loyal user
278 Posts

Profile of waltsal
Are there any bizarre-themed packet tricks on the market? Which would you recommend?
Sam Weiss
View Profile
Loyal user
Stratford, CT should have more than
278 Posts

Profile of Sam Weiss
Well there are a series effects that go along with Paul Harris' Bizarre Twist. Along with that effect I would check out Bizarre Shrink and Bizarre Vanish which I believe are all in his Art of Astonishment book trilogy.

As for others I know, check out "Painted Packet" by Ton Onosaka or his "A Bicycle Built for Five", or you can check out some stuff by Cameron Francis... he has some great stuff.

Really if you think about it though, if you design your patter as bizarre then you can make almost any packet trick seem that way.

Cheers,
Sam Weiss
"There's something that gets in your soul when you study magic,it's in your heart, and when you perform it comes across the footlights and into everybody else's heart..."
-Denny Haney
waltsal
View Profile
Loyal user
278 Posts

Profile of waltsal
Thanks. There seems to be a paucity of packet tricks built around the bizarre theme that have been marketed. Paul Hallas has only a few listed in his book, Small But Deadly.
Sam Weiss
View Profile
Loyal user
Stratford, CT should have more than
278 Posts

Profile of Sam Weiss
Really? I've found actually just the opposite for packet tricks. Maybe it's just me, but I've found the majority of packet tricks are sort of bizarre looking effects.
"There's something that gets in your soul when you study magic,it's in your heart, and when you perform it comes across the footlights and into everybody else's heart..."
-Denny Haney
motown
View Profile
Inner circle
Atlanta by way of Detroit
6011 Posts

Profile of motown
Card Of Nosferatu by Tony Chris. It uses the whole deck but may be of interest to you.

Check out Max Maven (Phil Goldstein) and Robert Neale's books.
"Focus" by Phil Goldstein has a lot of packet tricks which you could create a bizarre presentation around.
"If you ever write anything about me after I'm gone, I will come back and haunt you."
– Karl Germain
magicbob116
View Profile
Inner circle
1523 Posts

Profile of magicbob116
Quote:
On 2009-07-13 12:27, Sam Weiss wrote:
Really? I've found actually just the opposite for packet tricks. Maybe it's just me, but I've found the majority of packet tricks are sort of bizarre looking effects.


I think you may have a different definition of "bizzare" than he does. Some of my material may be considered "bizarre" to some (I prefer "offbeat" or "quirky"), but it is not based on the genre of "bizzare magic."
B. Robert Pulver

The "I Hate Card Tricks!" Book of Card Tricks Vol. 1, 2, and 3
Kards for Kids
Sticky Situations
Sleightly Wacky
http://www.magicnook.com/magicbob
Sam Weiss
View Profile
Loyal user
Stratford, CT should have more than
278 Posts

Profile of Sam Weiss
Yeah I agree with you magicbob116... everyone has, as you said, a different definition of bizarre.
"There's something that gets in your soul when you study magic,it's in your heart, and when you perform it comes across the footlights and into everybody else's heart..."
-Denny Haney
waltsal
View Profile
Loyal user
278 Posts

Profile of waltsal
Exactly. Bizarre magic is what is meant. All magic is bizarre in some way or other when you think about it. But it is the GENRE, bizarre magic, that I am looking for, as Magicbob116 points out.
cvwtzhaar
View Profile
New user
36 Posts

Profile of cvwtzhaar
I suspose "The Web" by Jim Pace could be considered "Bizarre". Smile
Card-Shark
View Profile
Inner circle
Germany
1752 Posts

Profile of Card-Shark
Christian Chelman, Marco Pusterla and me will soon release a very bizarre packet trick based on the Gypsy Curse and will be called "Paradise Lost".

There is also the effect "Crossroads" by Tony Chris available, that uses my old cards.

Then I also offer a Wild Card Routine with my Tarot Deck and / or my Gypsy Deck that can be told very dark, depending on your own style. Just visit my website and look for the old looking cards and card effects. If you have any questions let me know.
Expert in playing card production for magicians.

The Person Who Says It cannot Be Done Should Not Interrupt The Person Doing It!
Chinese Proverb
Bill Palmer
View Profile
Eternal Order
Only Jonathan Townsend has more than
24275 Posts

Profile of Bill Palmer
I think it is very important to remember that the original bizarrists were more concerned with producing "phenomena" and performing ritualistic material than most of us are nowadays.

Some magicians believe that story magic is somehow automatically bizarre. I don't believe this at all.

However, if you are interested in performing some bizarre packet tricks, let me recommend the material that Card-Shark produces. The card of Nosferatu is a fine routine. You could reduce the number of cards used to make it into a packet trick if you wanted to.

His Gypsy Curse is far superior to the original Emerson and West production. And the various versions of Wild Card with the Gypsy Deck and/or the Tarot Deck or the other cards are greatly enhanced by the appearance of the cards.

I have purchased several packs from Card-Shark over the past year or so, and I find them very useful for effective story magic.

And don't overlook Metamorphosis. Silver performed this at the German Storytelling Magicians Weekend this Pfingsten. It's a very effective and beautiful routine, and it gets away from the "card trick" aspect of the cards.
"The Swatter"

Founder of CODBAMMC

My Chickasaw name is "Throws Money at Cups."

www.cupsandballsmuseum.com
elgranmago
View Profile
Veteran user
373 Posts

Profile of elgranmago
I understand that "Magic and Meaning" by Eugene Burger and Robert Neale has been published again. There you will find "Sole Survivor", a wonderful bizzare effect which recalls the Black Death pandemic.
"It´s kind of fun to do the impossible". Walt Disney
Paul
View Profile
Inner circle
A good lecturer at your service!
4397 Posts

Profile of Paul
You might want to check out "The Witchfinder" by Mark Townsend available from Mike Danata's Magic studio.

I can supply "The Luck of Lucretia" by Ken de Courcy".

Check out material by Howard Adams or stuff with Tarot Cards.

Al Spackman's "Voodoo" in "The Art of Close up Magic" by Lewis Gansen was always a good one. I have a different version of the latter on my "Fortune" DVD.

Paul.
The Curator
View Profile
V.I.P.
Beware Vampire, I have
3824 Posts

Profile of The Curator
Quote:
On 2009-07-14 01:32, Card-Shark wrote:
Christian Chelman, Marco Pusterla and me will soon release a very bizarre packet trick based on the Gypsy Curse and will be called "Paradise Lost".


Image
Image
waltsal
View Profile
Loyal user
278 Posts

Profile of waltsal
Paul--Magic from the Overground and Small But Deadly are two of the better books available on magic. Both are very well done. The latter got me thinking about this thread. Interesting that most of the bizarre stuff seems to come out of Europe.
The Curator
View Profile
V.I.P.
Beware Vampire, I have
3824 Posts

Profile of The Curator
Quote:
On 2009-07-14 12:07, waltsal wrote:
Paul--Magic from the Overground and Small But Deadly are two of the better books available on magic. Both are very well done. The latter got me thinking about this thread. Interesting that most of the bizarre stuff seems to come out of Europe.


The Surnateum is in Europe, his malevolent influence radiates on the old continent.
Donnie Buckley
View Profile
V.I.P.
Cleveland, Ohio
1123 Posts

Profile of Donnie Buckley
Tony Andruzzi just rolled over...
TC Ryder
View Profile
Elite user
Florida
499 Posts

Profile of TC Ryder
Have you seen Vampire Cards? Nice routine and gets a good reaction.

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/573486/vampire_cards/

TC
www.realcoinmagic.com

"Real Coins for Real Magicians"
waltsal
View Profile
Loyal user
278 Posts

Profile of waltsal
Nice idea. Needs better handling than in the video. As a "bizarre packet trick" the Ace would be a printed Vampire and the effect stronger. This could make an effective packet trick.
Paul
View Profile
Inner circle
A good lecturer at your service!
4397 Posts

Profile of Paul
R. Shane's "Slasher" might fit the bill too, it is on the market but can also be found in his book "Pentology" on. p.222.

The Vampire card trick or even my own Vampire Dawn packet effect could hardly be called bizarre. There are so many 'strange and scary/spooky' things that could be done under the bizarre caregory that bringing out a small packet of cards is probably the last thing on the bizarrists mind Smile

Gypsey Curse was an old favorite of mine, and I saw Peter perform it with his own 'real' Tarot cards rather than the marketed versions. Christian's routine (packaging shown in a post above) looks like it will be pretty neat. I see a future purchase coming on...

Waltsal, thanks for your king comments on my books. Smile

Paul.
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Deckless! » » Bizarre packet tricks (0 Likes)
 Go to page 1~2~3 [Next]
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2021 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.21 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL