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whiteoakcanyon
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Does anyone know if the Tarbell books discuss the use of IT or IT loops? Thanks for your help.
Bill Hegbli
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IT was a newer tool used by magicians. Tarbell will help you become a magician and what it means to present magic. IT was not used for close-up until about the 1950's then on only one trick I can think of, when Fred Kaps Dancing and Floating Cork was offered in the 1970's is when others started to it in other ways.

Loops was influenced by Finn Jon, in the 1980's I believe, so you see this is very new technology being used for magic purposes.

There are many books and DVD instruction for IT and its use. I would suggest you find a trick you like using it, then purchase it, then practice the heck out of it. There is a lot to learn about IT and when to use it and when not to use it.
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Thanks for taking the time to respond; I appreciate the suggestion. Have a great weekend.
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Once you get the knack for IT, you can very quickly figure out how to adapt it for other effects. Just be sure to anchor it properly.....
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On 2011-04-09 20:38, wmhegbli wrote:
...There is a lot to learn about IT and when to use it and when not to use it.


Bill, you are SO correct about that! There should be an encyclopedia-sized book about when NOT to use it! Ha! I almost think IT has been ruined by just that subject alone. Not completely though. That's why I have my spools!

Doug
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Doug, you are correct! IT is only used for special occasions and most importantly, "When the time is right."

So many think they can just do it anywhere anytime. Actually, it takes a lot of preparation and planing.

Then they come on the Café and want to know why the IT they bought was not imvisible as advertised. Tnen off to buy the next latest new IT on the market.

I remember having to sign an agreement before buying the Fred Kaps Cork, this was effective in making me think that there must be something special about the method. I spent many hours preparing and practicing the trick. I would arrive early to check out places and the lighting conditions.

I find it hard to believe the videos of Fred Kaps on YouTube performing the Cork trick so close to his viewers and in studio lighting and natural sun light. I never found these conditions perfect for the trick.
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