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I have been using my I.R with Instant Radio 2,after letting the spectators[usually for me only a few,so they all get to handle it] examine the block I then say that 'the other thing that I can't understand is how this happens !'. Not quite sure if this is overkill but the reactions have been very good so far.
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What different would it be when choosing between olive oil, cooking oil or lubricant liquid?
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On 2012-03-02 11:09, jm4345 wrote:
I have been using my I.R with Instant Radio 2,after letting the spectators[usually for me only a few,so they all get to handle it] examine the block I then say that 'the other thing that I can't understand is how this happens !'. Not quite sure if this is overkill but the reactions have been very good so far.


now there's a thought! I have both of these, thanks JM, I'm going to try this......

I waiting for my QB2 to arrive at the moment, and plan is to somehow combine this with IR; any ideas anyone?

Obviously one could just follow the coin penetration with the bend; trying to think of a more creative way though...

perhaps this: spec watches as you do the IR routine with their signed coin, then you do "the move", then get them to try it themselves... when they fail you somehow integrate the QB2 routine to come up with something along the lines of

"..... well this block is in fact so hard that... look you've actually bent the coin trying!"

I'm struggling to get the wrinkles out of this idea though.

I also thought about combining another gimmicked sharpie effect with the QB (like my xpert which I've had for ages, or the new SYNC by Jose Prager); that way you could maybe switch out gimmicks....

have only just though about this possibility though
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I've also been using IR with QB during my walkaround sets. I haven't combined them thematically, though; I've simply followed up IR with QB since there's an inherent connection being interwoven between routines by having a quarter in play during both routines. Having a signed card either before or after these tricks is nice, too, since a Sharpie and the cards serve as the common thread. In addition one is creating some momentos for folks to take home.
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Hiya Gang!

I've gotten a couple of PMs recently about how I've managed to do a few billion performances without anyone discovering the secret- not even once. And while I stand firmly behind the construction of the block and it's invisibility, I also appreciate that my handling might also have something to do with it. So, without any further ado...

JAMIE D. GRANT's "NEVER WORRY" PERFORMANCE NOTES

1) I hand them the quarter (which I just pushed through the block).
2) I then place the cardbox, with IR still inside, onto their same hand that is holding the quarter (I ask them to hold their hand out like a table)
3) I let them feel the weight.
4) I then lift it up and pull out the block, placing the block onto their hand directly on top of the quarter.
5) They go crazy, lol.
6) They will ALWAYS grab the block with their other hand and look at it for a moment.
7) Once they realize it's solid steel, their eyes immediately go to the cardbox I'm still holding.
8) As soon as I notice that look, I offer them the cardbox and extend my other hand to take the block back.
9) Block goes into the pocket, as they play with the quarter and box.
10) Voila!

I think the only thing to mention is that when I place the block (still inside the box) onto their hand for that one second, I have my opposite hand underneath theirs (palm up) to catch their hand as it bobs down because of the pound and a half of weight.

Hope that gives some insight!
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I have been using my I.R with Instant Radio 2,after letting the spectators[usually for me only a few,so they all get to handle it] examine the block I then say that 'the other thing that I can't understand is how this happens !'. Not quite sure if this is overkill but the reactions have been very good so far.


now there's a thought! I have both of these, thanks JM, I'm going to try this......

I waiting for my QB2 to arrive at the moment, and plan is to somehow combine this with IR; any ideas anyone?

Obviously one could just follow the coin penetration with the bend; trying to think of a more creative way though...

perhaps this: spec watches as you do the IR routine with their signed coin, then you do "the move", then get them to try it themselves... when they fail you somehow integrate the QB2 routine to come up with something along the lines of

"..... well this block is in fact so hard that... look you've actually bent the coin trying!"

I'm struggling to get the wrinkles out of this idea though.

I also thought about combining another gimmicked sharpie effect with the QB (like my xpert which I've had for ages, or the new SYNC by Jose Prager); that way you could maybe switch out gimmicks....

have only just though about this possibility though


Wow! That's a great idea. It'd give the image that it was somehow warped while traveling through steel. I guess have them sign the quarter first to prove it's the same quarter coming out both ends, then QB2 it, and then IR.
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The case I purchased for my IR is manufactured by Body Glove and it's called a Touch Screen case and is compatible with large Smartphones. I paid $16.96 at Walmart. Here are a couple of photos of the case:

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I like that nonvpro.
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I might add there is a card box and a full deck of cards in the box.
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Nonv,

I might check that out. I use a horizontal cell phone case and like how it spreads the weight out horizontally. It also makes retrieval a little easier.

I posted a picture of it about a zillion pages ago.

Be sure to let us know how this works out for you!

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What I like about the case I purchased is that it's vertical and not horizontal. I tried wearing it and then used my wife's case which is horizontal. Being vertical it's less apparent under my coat than when I wore my wife's which is horizontal. The horizontal case created a larger bulge under my coat than the one I posted.
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It would be nice if there was no clear area there.

Everyone will see a deck of cards there on your belt... And with a slit in it also.
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On 2012-03-05 17:28, nonvpro wrote:
What I like about the case I purchased is that it's vertical and not horizontal. I tried wearing it and then used my wife's case which is horizontal. Being vertical it's less apparent under my coat than when I wore my wife's which is horizontal. The horizontal case created a larger bulge under my coat than the one I posted.


Interesting point. I notice a distinct bulge under my shirt when I wear my horizotal case. Off to Walmart to check it out!

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I'll wear the case not in front or on my side but towards the back. This way when I go into/open my coat it won't be apparent. This is the same place I wear my cell phone. If I let my right arm drop down to my side and hang straight down and inline with the side of my body, the case will be just behind my arm. Hope this makes sense.

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I use Jerry O'Connell's leather poker card case I got a while ago. It is nicely tucked in and you can have the one with belt loop. If you wear jacket then it's good if you attach it onto your belt close to the back. So it won't be visible.

I will post the pictures later in case anyone wants to see it.
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On 2012-03-03 10:16, Failed Magician wrote:
What different would it be when choosing between olive oil, cooking oil or lubricant liquid?


Cooking oil like arachid or olive oil has a lot of impurities in them that can react with the steel. A mineral oil like clear (colorless/transparent), thin parrafine oil (easily available) will not do that.
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Thanks for the pointer. I've applied few drops on the unit and it works like a charm. How about lubricant oil for gears? Will it be better as well?

I'm afraid that lubricant oil will leave some dark residues.
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I believe lubricant oil for gears often is a mixture of oils including parrafine oil. It isn't as 'pure' I think (perhaps some other ingredients are used like anti-foam additives).
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I think I might just go with lubricant oil. As for now, the cooking oil still work great.
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