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Mattia
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Dear Friends,
There are many versions of torn and restored newspaper. What's the one do You prefair? I like very much Axel Hecklau's and Alex Elmsley's. What about You?
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I like Joel Bauer's version because it is easy to set up and resets in 3 seconds. Smile
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Axel Hecklau's version. Recently purchased version 2.0. Excellent teacher, DVD and gimmicks.
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Andrew Mayne's. Borrowed and signed if you wish. No set up. Fooled me badly when I saw him do it.
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Go to:

http://searchthemagiccafe.com

And search for newspaper tears and you will see a ton of threads on this subject.
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I really like Alex Elmsley's slow restore-al but before I got conversant in that I got Axel's first NewsFlash.

Now I'm doing Axel's 2.0 which is easier to set up and is going over GREAT! There is an audible intake of breath at the revelation.

I just saw Andrew Mayne's T&R last night. I can't say it fooled me but I wasn't watching as a lay person might. It has many advantages, impromptu, signed and returned. I may practice it just to have one in my "hip pocket" so to speak.

I don't enjoy news print on my fingers.

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The Gene Anderson Newspaper Tear is my all-time favorite, and I also like NewsFlash 2.0 from Axel Hecklau, as mention above.

Like Mary Mowder, I saw the Mayne version and it did not fool me either, but I also stopped getting anything from Mayne because some years back, I bought three different effects from him, not all at once, and I was terribly disappointed. After that, I swore off Mayne products, no matter how good they look, or how good they might actually be. That is just my opinion.
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Here's the thing about Mayne's newspaper tear. It's not all his. It's a minor variation of a Jim Steinmeyer routine in his book Conjuring Anthology:

http://www.jimsteinmeyer.com/catalog/pro......9&page=1
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On 2011-07-01 14:19, Domino Magic wrote:
Here's the thing about Mayne's newspaper tear. It's not all his. It's a minor variation of a Jim Steinmeyer routine in his book Conjuring Anthology:

http://www.jimsteinmeyer.com/catalog/pro......9&page=1


That I did know because back when I used to perform illusion shows, I used the Steinmeyer version from time to time.

I hate to bash Mayne or to sound like I am, but that is part of my issue with him. His ideas and effects are absolutely wonderful and inspirational, but the handling, the quality and the workability of the vast majority of them, at least for me, are very poor and in some cases, useless.

Again, my intent is not to discredit him as a performer, or his ideas. I just think he could do a better job with what he puts out.
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I've tried nearly every versions out there, and right now I love to use Paula Paul's newspaper tear. One-hand flash restoration, and I can set it up in about 5 seconds! Paula said it's inspired by Pat Page's version.
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Mattia
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How about Axel Heclau's newsflash 2.0? I only tried the first one and it was great, but it took to me 10 minutes to reset. How much does the 2.0 take?
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On 2011-07-02 03:53, mattia wrote:
How about Axel Heclau's newsflash 2.0? I only tried the first one and it was great, but it took to me 10 minutes to reset. How much does the 2.0 take?


Read what Axel has to say about it here:
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......forum=95
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I just bought Gene Anderson's DVD from a fellow Café member. It has the Newspaper Tear on it. I am looking forward to seeing it and giving it a try.
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Mattia
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Thank You for your advices!I'll try some of these and I'll let You know.

Best regards,
Mattia
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Yes...be sure to report back which one(s) you liked best.
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I used Gene Anderson's for years but now I'm using the Ultimate Newspaper tear because it has an instant re-set and a No Fail working. Very Nice. Very Simple.
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Anyone doing the Slydini newspaper tear?
We carry Murphy's Magic, Ellusionist products, Bizarre Magick, etc.
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On 2011-07-04 09:21, todsky wrote:
Anyone doing the Slydini newspaper tear?


A loooooooong time ago in my parlor shows. It was my other favorite next to the Anderson Newspaper Tear!
Mattia
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How is it possible to tear the newspaper in a "clear" and precise way? I tried folding it hundred of times, I tried ironing and also using glue,but the tear always go wherever it wants...
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A couple of tips. The first is it just takes practice. When I was learning the Anderson Tear, I probably practiced it over 100 times before I ever performed it. You just learn that how the paper is going to tear and how to adjust the speed of the tear, position of your hands, etc.

Another tip is to use a serrated tracing wheel that's available at any fabric store. This will create little perforations in the paper making it a bit easier for you to tear it evenly.

I've been doing the Anderson Tear for 32 years and there are still some shows where the paper gets away from me and it's not a clean, straight tear. You just move on and keep tearing. Again it's all about experience.

It's been mentioned in the other paper tear threads, but it doesn't matter which tear you use. They are all great and one isn't better than the other. Your best bet is to try as many as you can and see what works for you and once you find it, then stick with it and know it inside and out so you don't even have to think about it.
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