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Lou Is
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I got Al Schneider's book decades ago. It was pretty mindbending - especially given that Bobo's was the "bible" at that time. It changed a lot of everything.

And I agree with what most everyone else is saying here: with the proper presentation, even odd or incongruous moves can be covered. That's what Misdirection is all about.
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On May 13, 2012, Mb217 wrote:
Hmmmm, hey Al, maybe you have misinterpreted me as well??? I also have great respect for your work and have said that here and to you as much as anybody. Obuch is asking for deletion of posts and I have been deleted, and didn't ask for it. Go figure? I simply said what I meant as men should do with one another whether they agree or not.

For instance, Kentfgunn (Gunny) here and I often do not agree with one another but we respect one another, and enjoy a good friendship. Look forward to meeting him one day when I visit Cali or when he visits here in the Big Apple. He's a good guy, salty at times but that's to be expected from a straight-shooting submariner as he is. Smile And I can be just as salty at times from the many other depths of where I come from but like him, I'm a pretty good guy and it doesn't take other good guys long to realize that moreso than not.

I've had my run-ins with the upper-echelon here at times but no blood, no foul with most of them. There are some that remain distant despite any worthwhile magic that could better connect us but it is what it is. And truth be told, everybody ain't nice, especially when things don't go their way and you mix in a little salt, pepper & ego.

Hopefully one day it'll be better. Smile In the meantime, I continue to look forward to your Stargate effect. I'm sure if it's the best ever as you say, then it will be regarded as such by the craft, the big, small and all of us. But you're right, the only person who really needs to think it's the absolute best is you. If you believe that then it is that for you or anyone else, as you say of your Matrix.

Quick derail, there is only one Gunny and Kent he is not!

Sorry Kent. Don't kill me at GGG.
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Not having the money to buy Al's big book, I took a shot and bought the first of the DVDs I had inquired about, "Heavy Metal series," hoping he'd have a thorough explanation of his "Pop-Up Move." It's possibly the best DVD I've ever seen. His explanations of the Pop-Up Move, and "Max Al Ping Chien" where impeccable. The camera work was excellent as well, shifting camera angles were always pointing exactly in the right place to help you understand what had to be done. (There was one exception, a steal from heel-clip position was not shown well, but I was able to dope it out by watching it in start-stop mode a few times.)

The material was top notch as well. His "Osmosis" is probably the best penetration effect since "Silk Through Cane" from Albanice's "Reel Magic." Some might quibble that the inclusion of four Coins Across routines is too many, but I believe they give the aspiring coin magician the chance to explore what will best fit his style and skill levels. All of them are great.

I can't imagine anyone not loving this disk, unless they're looking for card tricks.
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I fully agree with you. I am fortunate enough to have purchased all three of the "Confidential" DVDs. There is so much material, thought and care put into the production of this project, I can not recommend it enough. I realize my opinion may not carry much weight, but there it is.

Even though this is not the place for it, Mr. Schneider's Cups and Balls DVD is excellent, as well.

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