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I'm not sure who the performer was off the top of my head, but I am sure that I have seen
a chair test routine done before without chairs.

In fact I'm certain that the idea of a chairless chair test is not new...

If anyone can remember who did a "chairless" chair test first please post
the information, and if I remember first I'll do the same.

This does look interesting, though.
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Hi sacramentohypnosis,

I do know that Patrick Redford performs one without chairs; it's outlined in his manuscript, Ensconced Fundament. Derren Brown has performed similar routines as well on his specials, The System, and I believe another on his Trick or Treat specials, the former based on the theme of probability, the latter on superstition. Beautiful stuff! David Berglas also has a brilliant routine, ESPacology which uses no chairs. These inspirations are mentioned in my manuscript.

There may be a few other routines I've missed out (I can't have seen or read them all) - but yes, I'm definitely not the first to perform this genre of routines without the use of chairs.

~ Nique
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I think Nique made a credible effort to detail his sources and inspirations in his pdf.

I suffered through a grueling forty-five whole minutes of constructing the props this week. This ten minute routine cost me eight bucks with a Michael's coupon. I gave it a run in front of a small crowd today and I state again that this is defnitely a worker and will have a place on my stage.

Great job, Nique!
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Joe Leo, I'm really glad you've taken the time to prepare the props and also given the routine a spin. Also, thanks for your additional suggestions and ideas you've sent me too. Many have emailed me their ideas as well, and it has really shed new light on the routine itself, and different ways to look at it, even for me.

Let me know if there are any more questions on the routine!

~ Nique
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Hi guys! Smile

ChairLess is now available at:

http://www.lybrary.com/chairless-a-chair......869.html

Thanks for all your support thus far!

~ Nique
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To anyone that is still undecided on this effect, I'd like to say purchase it. You won't be disappointed, especially if you like Chair Tests! I already contacted Nique to let him know that this routine is replacing the chair test I currently have in my show. I'll be changing the final reveal to suit my own style, but this one is a winner. The ebook is well written, plenty of photos to help guide you in the construction of the props. The development of the props are extremely simply, I doubt anyone would have trouble putting them together.

If you've never done a chair test before and have always thought about doing one, then take the plunge on this ChairLess!
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Doughlas,

Thanks so much for your kind comments, and as I mentioned to you, I'm genuinely glad that many have expressed positive feedback with regard to ChairLess, and am flattered you actually consider it worthy enough to replace the routine you were using! Smile

I am also delighted that Jheff has kindly put up a review on Marketplace of the Mind; you can read his thoughts here:

http://www.marketplaceofthemind.com/chai.html

Thanks once again for your support!

~ Nique
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I have just got this and had a quick read. The ebook is well written.
The routine is easy to do and you have the seemingly impossible outcome.
I am a hobbyist and have no prior experience with chair test/predictions type routines, but I'll most definitely make this up to perform.
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It's always nice reading a routine which has clearly been well performed and all the nuances figured out. The effect is strong but easy for the audience to follow an does have a few 'wow' moments built in. This routine is a great mix of previous methods mixed together to create something new and devious!

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I'm still using this, Nique, but I'm having a small problem with it. I'm having so ***ed much fun that it's taking too much time! I'm willing to bet that rubber animal noses didn't play into your original concept for this. Thanks again!
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Hey Colin, thanks for the kind words mate - means much coming from a mind such as yours! Smile
Thanks also for taking time to go through the manuscript.

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On 2012-05-14 09:13, that'sJustWrong! wrote:
I'm willing to bet that rubber animal noses didn't play into your original concept for this. Thanks again!


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First, let me note that I perform almost exclusively for adults. I've noticed in the back and forth of handing out and trading envelopes that the volunteers often become lost and forget what letter they were standing under, etc so I encourage this by moving them around a bit. When the confusion about getting back to their letters ensues, I start handing out rubber animal noses (Anteater, Bunny, Cat, Dog) to 'help' them remember their letters. Silly, but folks eat it up and, for sanitary reasons, I let them keep the noses as souvenirs. They run about fifty cents apiece bought in bulk, but I'm thinking of switching to headband ears...
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Okay... You guys have really taken this routine beyond me!!! Smile
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We may have mutilated your baby a little, Nique, but the fact remains that you have created a terrific, fun, easily transported routine that audiences are eating up. Congratulations!
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Finally got the props made up! looking forward to performing it!
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Hi guys,

It's been some time since the release of this routine, and I'd like to once again thank all who took the plunge with it. The response has been more than I had hoped for. Thank you!

I also wanted to share this, as it literally just arrived in my email - really made my day. It's a review on the routine from another performer I look up to, and he has graced me with a testimonial.

"There are chair tests, and there are chair tests... but nothing like "ChairLess". Nique Tan has woven together some brilliant ploys along with seamless thinking, to create a fooler that is not difficult to prepare, easy to perform, and wallops a knockout of impact. He has made an already high bar; almost totally out of reach. It is that good." - Marc Salem

And thanks to all who've been bouncing ideas over email as well! Smile

~ Nique
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Great quote from mMrc - your routine deserves it! Smile

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Thank you again Stefan. Smile

~ Nique
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I purchased and downloaded Chairless night and I was able to rea though the manuscript this morning. It is an excellent chair routine that has multiple predictions. All of the choices made the spectators as to where they want to stand (or sit if using chairs whcih is not necessary) and what envelopes they want are freely made. The spectators can switch the envelopes that they have received after they were initially mixed up by another spectator. This is a very fun and entertaining "chair" test that can be adapted to your own needs and routine if you so desire. All of the supplies needed can be found at your well stocked stationary/ofice supply. I am very pleased with my purchase. Nique was also kind enough to promptly respond to a question I had regarding part of the routine. THis is a terrific "chair" routine that is meant to be used without chairs but can certainly be used with chairs. Highly Recommended.

Michael
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