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roblane
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I just HAVE to get this! I perform most of my magic in the butchers that I own, so using a big knife to cut open fruit ( some of which we sell) or maybe a joint(?) would be acceptable, logical & unique.
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Yesterday I used this for the first time at a gig, for a group of engineers. It worked very well, and they loved it. Until now I have used Manuel Muertes´ version from the brilliant DVD "Done by misdirection". A very good B.I.L. routine, but for me - Fruitfull is the way to go.

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I was part of a festival this weekend and except for me, every adult performer I believe presented a bill in lemon. Do you feel this effect is overdone? Or did I just receive a concentrated (no pun intended, but hey, I LIKE it!) dose of prestidigitation, where the odds of seeing this effect were skewed? Also saw three linking ring routines (I myself performed linking ropes)and an overdose of cups and balls ranging from excellent to hopeless.

I guess what I'm asking is, is this bill-in-fruit routine overdone in a heavily saturated magic market, is it a "right of passage," or has something recently spurred a resurgence of interest in this effect? By the way, in every routine, the method was the same as is obvious in "Fruitfull."
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Still waiting...........for mine to come from Hank Lee - should have ordered it directly I guess.
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On 2009-09-21 11:08, Hawkan wrote:
Maybe not the best method for buskers, but it should be very good in most other circumstances.

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Performing with knives on the street? That would surely create unwanted hassle regardless of its size.

I'm not too sure about the US, but since the knife looks like a normal kitchen knife (I don't have the trick so it may well be a normal kitchen knife) that's got to be attracting attention from police that you really don't want during your street act.

Slightly off point, but just felt I needed to mention it.
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Hawkan
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Roslyn: in Sweden there is no problem with this. And we have a "Knife law", it´s illegal carrying a knife in public places. Unless you have a good reason to. Examples of that is if you are a carpenter, you´re fishing or maybe you need it for a Bill to lemon trick if you´re a street performer. The police officers here aren´t dumb, they can assess(?) if it´s reasonable that a person carries a knife, how big is the risk that they´re gonna use it to hurt someone with it? What is the PURPOSE of carrying a knife? Is this magician gonna go berzerk with that knife? Is he gonna rob someone after the show? Will he threaten the whole audience with it to get a good hat?

If you wanna perform this trick in the streets, come to Sweden.

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Thanks for the information and review, I'm interesting with this product.....
it looks worth it with the price....
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Stempleton, what is REALLY bothering you? Smile

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OK, just received this and I actually like the simpility of it. The quality of the knife isn't bad at all. After the disappearance of the signed bill, I found the load very easy and natural as you remove the knife from the shief. Also the loading of the bill to an orange was easy and natural as well. The knife is a common looking kitchen knife and when I cut an orange in my hand I will often start the cut at the rear of the knife for safety. All the movements were very natural. I'm of the same opinion as Hawkan, here in Oz, the police would evaluate the performance situation so the knife isn't any more a problem than a pocket knife would be. If you had gang tattoos and were carrying it in a public area and not performing I'm sure they would then want to know why you have it.
I will still use other methods but this gives me the opportunity to change methods and not have to prepare fruit before hand. What can I say, I like it
Price wise, if you think its expensive I'm sure some will come up in the 4 sale section (not mine)that you will get a break on the cost. I got mine at MJM at a great price. If you are umming and ahhhing about it don't get it, stick to the usual method on many DVD's', but if you want a variation and like this trick then IMHO its worth whats being asked
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It was worth the $52.00 (Madhatter Magic). The knife is worth that alone.
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Finally received mine - As others have commented, nothing earthshattering, but it is simple, direct, and highly visual magic. I like it and will definitely use it after just a little practice to make sure everything is perfectly smooth and natural.
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The video is straightforward enough, the handling looks nice and natural, however there is one part I find sort of off putting with this effect and that is the bill is just laying inside the cut, doesn't seem like it's been sitting inside a piece of fruit and I prefer the bill to be sticking out of the fruit.

This does look interesting though.
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On 2009-09-29 10:15, Hawkan wrote:
Stempleton, what is REALLY bothering you? Smile

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Well, I had the same response to the demo as Stempleton. In fact, based upon the handling I saw in the demo, I didn't think it would even need the tape!

But to your comment. Although I like the products put out by this company, and don't think there is any reason to complain about them, I think it is reasonable for people to voice a balancing opinion. I think it is good for people to hear more than just the "fan-fare". Hence, I appreciated Stempleton voicing his thoughts, and would immagine that there are many others who feel similarly, but don't tend to make a post.

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Finally came in the mail,I totally agree with Mike Storz's review .
The knife and sheath are built to last a life time,I can't wait to perform it on Melbourne Cup day,I'll post on the reactions after the show ,untill then looks like a lot of fruit salad will be getting eatin .
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I almost spend my saving to buy this trick because the shop here said, everything is easy to do, the gimmick will be your greatest assistant. Then I stumbled on a very big question, what happen if I can't do sleight of hand? How can I make the bill vanish then? Does it require certain skills of sleight of hand? Then this trick is only suitable for people with expert skill of sleight of hand? Any help?
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Might be a good idea to practice sleight of hand, you never know when some skills like that will be needed.

As it is though, there doesn't look to be sleight of hand in the demo video...
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Failed Magician... you should think positive. And your name with "failed" in it should be changed for a start.
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Question for owners of this effect:

Do yo see a problem to manipulate the knife with the left hand?

I´m want to know if there are some restrictions or angle limitations, I´m lefty.

Thanks!
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Looking at the demo, I don't think it would be a problem for a lefty. I don't have this but I got the idea of this thing works. However, to be sure just ask some of the guys here who already bought it. I think this is an awesome trick especially if you are a street magician or on stage.

As to Pete: I chose "Failed" not because I'm not being positive but I never take myself as "magician" but yet I try to do some magic tricks Smile Anyway, thank you for your suggestion, I'm actually thinking of another nickname for me.
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On 2009-10-30 14:49, Mind_Magic wrote:
Question for owners of this effect:

Do yo see a problem to manipulate the knife with the left hand?

I´m want to know if there are some restrictions or angle limitations, I´m lefty.

Thanks!


Hi
Bazar de Magia sell an special knife for lefty. You can order it in http://www.bazardemagia.com
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