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Inert
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Hi Folks. This may be a butt stupid question, but I have to ask anyway. Does B'wave mean brainwave & it is written this way to avoid confusion with the brainwave deck? Thank you in advance.
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B'Wave is a four card packet trick. I've always assumed the name was a play on Brainwave.
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Buy it. It is one of the all-time great packet tricks. See me do it at http://www.petebiro.com under "pete on tv"
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On 2012-06-06 13:11, Pete Biro wrote:
Buy it. It is one of the all-time great packet tricks. See me do it at http://www.petebiro.com under "pete on tv"


That small slate is also nice.
My mind reading routines: http://www.basjongenelen.nl/goocheltrucs/. Scroll a bit down to the English routines.
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Thanx for the help all. Bold play on the ungaffed version Pete! Impressive. What percentage would you all estimate that hearts is chosen?
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A search of the Café indicates that B'Wave is indeed a play on words on Brainwave, and is pronounced bwave, like Elmer Fudd saying "brave".

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Lol Murf. Interesting too.
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Hi,

Does B'wave is tha same as Twisted Sisters 2.0 ?

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It's like half of Twisted Sisters in a way. Identical payoffs, but B'wave is intended for only 1 spectator to participate in. There are dedicated followers of both versions. B'wave is also a little easier to control in some ways & just plays out faster. I hope this helps you Sphinx.
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By calling the trick B'Wave, Mr. Maven is giving us a lesson in grammar (I'm paraphrasing Eugene Burger here). The apostrophe marks the omission of letters, in this case the r,a,i and n. This is a joke, the name of the trick has been contracted because the trick only uses four cards, and not a full deck.

B'Wave is a great trick. Here's a video of Eugene performing it:

Eugene Burger Performs B'Wave

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Thanks inert,

It confirmed what I thought. I was a little confused because I know a trick named Brainwave which is totally different from Twisted Sisters and I read somewhere that TW and B'wave are similar.

I'm surprised to see that you can buy two tricks with almost the same name but with a clearly different effect (B'wave and Brainwave, same price on Penguin Magic). How it is possible, there's not copyright on the name of a trick ?.

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Marty...your post fully & completely answers my original question. Excellent 'inside track' magic history to boot. Logical & amusing at the same time. Thank you large.

Sphinx...there is almost no point to copyrighting stuff in magic imo. There are way too many ways to circumvent things in this field. Magic as a whole operates on a time-honoured system. Acknowledge your inspiration, point out lineage, etc. Many, many illusions build on what came before & are in a constant state of evolution. For the most part it all works out well, except of course for that 1% that abuses things. Very tricky subject that can open up a whole can of worms. To actually rectify things...new laws would have to be written.
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The way US patent law works (unsure of other countries) I could patent a vague generic card plot such as "spectator picks card, card returned to deck, spectators selection revealed" and get royalties from almost every single card trick ever created! I'm too lazy to look this up at the moment but if memory serves Apple is suing someone over the "swipe" motion used on touchscreen phones. US patent laws are way too relaxed in way too many ways to work in magic.
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Patents protect inventions, not ideas.

But once you patent a magic invention, the method is made pubic. Not that many people would look for it. This is an example of magicians worrying that laymen think and act like magicians. They don't. Smile To paraphrase Jim Steinmeyer, "Magicians are guarding an empty safe." Patents will also cost you a pretty penny (probably several thousand dollars) for a copyright attorney to do a search and all the other legal processes that will be required.

Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation. You also cannot copyright a name or title of something. You might be able to trademark a name or title, but not copyright.

If you write an original magic book, the book in its entirety can be copyrighted. Indeed, it is automatically copyrighted the instant you write it. But if you want to make sure you are protected, it is best to go through the official process with the Copyright Office.

If any such method of "rigging the system" of patents or copyrights really worked, then I would patent the wheel tomorrow and everyone with a car, bike, computer mouse, or any kind of dial would owe me money. It doesn't work that way.
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At least in Australia this guy has beaten you too it: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn96......lia.html
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Hehehehe.....Hard to believe!!!
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