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FlightRisk
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I could swear I saw a reference to a book or pamphlet that provided a lot more routines for a T.U.C. Anybody have recommendations for printed material or DVDs on the subject?
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Are there any reviews of "T.U.C. Appreciation"? I've been looking, but haven't found them.

Larry S.
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Ken [Funsway] might point you to a review. Send him a P.M.

The new TUC's come with a dedicated DVD, which can also be purchased separately.
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I will try to write a review. Its a great book!
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I never submitted it for an official review as to IBM -- relying on users to offer comments.

The purpose was to inspire the user to create their own effects building on those provided. I do not know if this has happened as few provide feedback of
the "hey, I did the Coin thru Picture Frame and it killed!" variety. No problem for me, but any "review" is difficult on the entire book.

There are more than 60 effects and many unique Sleights/Moves including those for Mr Tango. Somewhere in there is an effect you will use.

I have been amazed that others have not been creating and publishing effects for the TUC -- maybe I "killed" the incentive ;-)


I have several additional effects not in the book available for the asking to those who own the book.
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OK, I have hesitated to say anything until now, but here goes:

I have the book "TUC Appreciation" in two formats: ebook and the hardbound edition. I haven't gotten through as much of the book as I would like, even though I have owned them for more than two years now. The reason? I have a lot of difficulty with the names used for sleights, various moves, and magic concepts. There - I said it!

Ken has some very unique names he uses for sleights and concepts. Some may be for sleights that Ken feels have no counterpart in other magic literature, but in my opinion many are for common sleights and concepts that already have perfectly good names! If I had a key for translating these names to more common magic terms I could just use the key and get through the darned book!

The ebook has no links so you must bounce around manually to try and find descriptions of oddly-named sleights. Far too many are mentioned in a routine and it says to look in the appendix for details. The appendix then says "See page xxx", which takes you back to the page which directed you to the appendix! I had to use OCR to make the PDF fully searchable and then I would search for terms and find references all through the book. If I was lucky I would find enough routines that referenced certain sleights and I could kind of piece together what a particular term meant. In many cases I was just bounced from page to page, discovering that the references were circular and never actually defined the sleights. It just became too difficult to try and find out what each sleight name meant before I could work out the routines.

There are a lot of routines in the book that are by people I know and I would imagine that they are good ones, too. But when so many terms were introduced that are different from the standard magic terms with which I am accustomed, it became too difficult to read with any continuity.

Not a true review since I never got through the book, but those are my general thoughts anyway.

Thank you.

Jim
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You have many material at the new TUC secrets DVD. September 1st I will be giving a live lecture thru Penguin website, half of my lecture is about TUC. Besides, I will be in New York the first week of September and if somebody want to organize it I could give a TUC lecture there
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On 2013-06-12 11:49, Mr. Tango wrote:
You have many material at the new TUC secrets DVD.


Mr. Tango, so this DVD is different from the "TUC Tango Ultimate Coin" DVD that I have from my original from a couple of years ago? I have the round magnet version. I think it is 2 years old. How can I get the new DVD?
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Mr. Flightrisk, you can buy a DVD from the usual places, online. And yes, it is a different DVD. SInce its release, it has replaced the original DVD which accompanied the coin.

There are many different routines on it, but to be honest, the TUC works as a [ with an instant clean up. You are clearly a smart guy, so I guess you've been coming out with your own routines, or adapting existing [ routines to use this coin. The best thing about it, in my view, is the instant clean up.

It's so very, very clean. Love it.

(And I'm a dirty guy.)
FlightRisk
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There are many different routines on it, but to be honest, the TUC works as a [ with an instant clean up.


I think you are saying that the new DVD doesn't add much over the old or known routines using a [. I have imagined it replacing a [ and a f*****r too and there are SO many routines to take advantage of the TUC

Fred
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My original attraction to the TUC was that I could toss it from hand to hand -- so, it is more than just a [ and clean up. The "SwayOn" Sleight, for example, cannot be done with a [ and plain coin.
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The new DVD has new routines and I think better explained.
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