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My act, the full routine... 15 to 18 minutes!

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On 2011-06-22 14:47, docsteve wrote:
The third reason is to add up all the 20-50 dollar 5h1t you've bought this year; good lord!


This is a very, very good point. I did it once and almost cried (well I didn't really almost cry, but you get my drift).
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On 2011-06-22 07:57, Colin wrote:
Looch... Probably. But people would watch it, try to work it out and not buy it...

... I'm too smart for that ;-) .

I'm not saying it's the most fooling routine, it's not the sort of thing you do on Penn and Teller for example, but it's reliable and creates the desired effect.

If that's the effect you desire, it's for you!


If people would be able to work it out then it probably already has been worked out. Second if it cannot fly by in a video then the method that is applied to the effect is not new.
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Another question if I may: Do you perform this routine in most shows you do and if not how frequent then?
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Nimrod... every show! In short 15 minute 'spots' THIS is my entire show Smile . There is no BS here... THIS is what I mainly perform. It opens my show and then closes my show. When I'm doing longer, every other routine gets sandwiched in between it!

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Colin, Paul...
Your stuff is gold!
Im in!
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Ive seen Colin perform a few times. And while I haven't seen him perform the whole routine I think I know the core of what he is selling. If it is what I think it is - it probably isn't a mentalist or magician fooler. Most would work out how he did it. BUT I DOUBT MANY LAY PEOPLE WOULD FIGURE IT OUT.

The part I am pretty sure he is including in this routine is a very clever use of a combination of old principles that make it really easy to do a 15 minute act in a large stage setting. I think it was a really brilliant idea. I remember talking to him a while back and telling him he should release it before someone steals it and releases it. It really is very clever and I think most if not all would use this. It is very useable. Not only that it is a principle that you create a completely different routine around.

And Im just guessing here I am probably talking about 50% of the routine I haven't seen him perform the rest. If its for doing professional shows I think its worth having...

Only you can decide if the price is right though.
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How reliable is the technique involved?
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I haven't seen the part where he gives the spectators power. But the rest is 100% reliable. And 110% useable. I would use it but probably in my own way. Not because what Colin does with it isn't good because it is but just because I would want to use it my way.


Like I said I reckon I know about 50% of what Coion is offering and nothing about what Paul is offering. If its as good as the part I am reffering to - then if you perform its prob worth it.
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Honestly... 100%! I say that, do you know what, like anything, something could go wrong! The structure and method allow for 100% success rate. If someone tries to mess you around, or if you don't follow every instruction in the book (there aren't many to be honest!) then obviously something could potentially go wrong. But in a normal show, it ALWAYS works Smile

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I just reread the description, and a part of this sounds quite like something I've read before. I'm not trying to fish around for the method, but I've PMed you, Colin, to ask about something.
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On 2011-06-22 18:00, DekEl wrote:
I just reread the description, and a part of this sounds quite like something I've read before. I'm not trying to fish around for the method, but I've PMed you, Colin, to ask about something.


And... Clarified. To the best of my knowledge, I've never heard anything like it.
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If people would be able to work it out then it probably already has been worked out. Second if it cannot fly by in a video then the method that is applied to the effect is not new.


That is not always the case.

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I agree, Jim. There is a difference between watching a performance live, or actually being the spectator involved, and between having a video that shows you the entire effect that you can watch over, and over, and over again.

Furthermore, there is also a difference between being a lay person and a mentalist, who's read all sorts of materials. Who knows what dual reality, pre show, and cold reading are.

I'll leave the differences up to you, but make no mistake; there are some, and I think they more then make up for Colin and Paul not putting up a video.
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Look at the avatars: Jim C and DekEl separated at birth??
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On 2011-06-22 21:54, Bob Baker wrote:
Look at the avatars: Jim C and DekEl separated at birth??
I was thinking the same thing... Maybe Jim just talks to himself... Or is it DekEl that likes talking to himself? I don't know, it's all very confusing.
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On 2011-06-22 17:41, mindpunisher wrote:
...it probably isn't a mentalist or magician fooler. Most would work out how he did it. BUT I DOUBT MANY LAY PEOPLE WOULD FIGURE IT OUT...


Already one lay person would be too much for me. Jan
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On 2011-06-23 02:22, JanForster wrote:
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On 2011-06-22 17:41, mindpunisher wrote:
...it probably isn't a mentalist or magician fooler. Most would work out how he did it. BUT I DOUBT MANY LAY PEOPLE WOULD FIGURE IT OUT...


Already one lay person would be too much for me. Jan


Do you honestly believe no lay person has ever worked out one or two effects you have done? I have a friend who reverse engineers a huge number of effects and he is a complete laymen.
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LOL maybe German audiences are just too polite to burst the bubble?
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On 2011-06-23 04:43, caycemindreader wrote:
LOL maybe German audiences are just too polite to burst the bubble?

No, they are very very tough... present a disclaimer and they will feel offended... and yes: in mentalism I try hard to avoid routines people can figure out. They are some who know and have seen me and know it's true... Smile Jan
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