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Pakar Ilusi
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Case in point, blindfolds.

From Kuda Bux's dough and coins to Derren Brown's wraparound bandage "check there are no listening devices" to Osterlind's Steel Blindfold with medical band aid all the way to Aaron Crow's dripping candle wax (ouch!), bandage AND aluminium foil...

Nothin's too much to do to proof that we Mentalists can't see, dammit! Smile

(Me, it's a steel blindfold and duct tape. Smile )

Overproofing.

It ain't always a bad thing. Smile
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What you call "over-proofing" I think of as "test conditions." Smile
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On 2013-06-09 05:23, mastermindreader wrote:
What you call "over-proofing" I think of as "test conditions." Smile


It depends on your point of view.

Or in the case of blindfolds, your lack of it. Smile

Btw...

Bob, you can't call it "Test Conditions", Copperfield already copyrighted that name for his Illusion with Whoopi Goldberg! Smile Smile
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I thought this was a thread about proofreading a book for errors/typos!

This isn't a bad thing in mentalism either.
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On 2013-06-09 05:23, mastermindreader wrote:
What you call "over-proofing" I think of as "test conditions." Smile


Agree.

For me is a not good thing the "challenging Mentalism", but cancelling methods is necesary.
isn't overproof. Sometimes implications arent enough


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On 2013-06-09 17:24, Mind Guerrilla wrote:
I thought this was a thread about proofreading a book for errors/typos!

This isn't a bad thing in mentalism either.


If you want your manuscripts over-proofed, I'm your man!
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Overproof Rum and Mentalism really don't mix well!

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The problem, IMO, is that people will believe what they will believe.

Whether the blindfold is made of 1-inch thick steel and your head is covered by cement, or just a cloth, some people will be amazed at what you can do without vision while others will "just know" that it's a trick.

So the question shouldn't be whether overproofing is a good idea, but rather, what audience members are you playing for? Is the audience going to be bored to tears while you overproof? Can you get the same effect with just a handkerchief tied around your head?
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On 2013-06-10 10:58, dmkraig wrote:
The problem, IMO, is that people will believe what they will believe.

Whether the blindfold is made of 1-inch thick steel and your head is covered by cement, or just a cloth, some people will be amazed at what you can do without vision while others will "just know" that it's a trick.

So the question shouldn't be whether overproofing is a good idea, but rather, what audience members are you playing for? Is the audience going to be bored to tears while you overproof? Can you get the same effect with just a handkerchief tied around your head?


I actually agree with that.

Or just close your eyes, you Mentalist you... Smile
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