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Ben,

Thanks for sending the video over.

I've got to say, I'm fooled!

I can think of a couple of ways to achieve the same effect, but mine are all more procedure heavy than yours. I'll definitely be checking this out when you release it.

Thanks again Ben,
Alan
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Ben.

Thank you for sending the HOTOAC video to me over mail. I really appreciated it.

I thought the presentation and the trick was superb. Very clean in the sense of "impossibility."

I do have my ideas on how it works but I might as well be wrong. What I can say though is that HOTOAC made me think so much of a way to do it that I actually came up with a different trick and a technique that I would not ever had come across if that trick didn't make me strive to think outside of the box.

Thank you Ben!

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If HOTOAC works in the way I thought this morning,Ben has done a really good job.
very nice almost impossible to back engineer ,very logical in all steps.
great Ben!!!!!
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A MUST BUY IMPROPTU MENTAL CARD EFFECT SEEMS PURE IMPOSSIBLE MIND READING
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The method I found works nice.
I think it's the same ben uses.
I just see a issue when done in real world situation:
SPEC. BEHAVIOUR.
it's necessary to apply a right script and find a good follower.
if both are right the effect is amazing.
not sure about another thing but I do not want to expose so I wait for
trick to be sold.
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On 2014-01-31 08:42, markhitton wrote:
The method I found works nice.
I think it's the same ben uses.
I just see a issue when done in real world situation:
SPEC. BEHAVIOUR.
it's necessary to apply a right script and find a good follower.
if both are right the effect is amazing.
not sure about another thing but I do not want to expose so I wait for
trick to be sold.




All part of a mentalist's job. You should definitely be skilled in choosing and managing people if you want to perform mentalism effectively. If someone can't be bothered with this, they should stick to box magic.
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Yes Ben I totally agree with you but in my years of experience today I see much more difficult to manage some people because everything must be quick,
they have not the right patience to follow the right procedure they do what they want.
better is to avoid this particular kind and switch to more collaborative people.
in any case I am with you :experience is what we need.
your method is very v ery clever I appreciate it a lot
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Part of the point I'm trying to make with this release is precisely that NOT everything necessarily needs to be "quick." That may be true for professionals doing walkaround or trade shows, but in parlor or social situations you can do effects that take more time and investment from a participant. If there is a procedure, there must also be a pseudo-justification for the steps, and it mustn't be perceived as just procedure without context.
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Any word or updates on the potential release date?
"Everything I show you is the truth... And the truth is the loveliest of lies"
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Not yet, but I will be posting new performance footage of HOTOAC early this week.
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Hi Folks,

The "H.O.T.O.A.C." footage is now up. Find it here: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......rum=15&1
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Can this routine be performed with tarot cards?
"You never change the existing reality by
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On 2014-02-05 02:07, Natural Mystic wrote:


Can this routine be performed with tarot cards?


Of course! Use any type of cards you want. Even photographs work well.
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Update:

We wrapped filming for this project about an hour ago. At this point, it's in Patrick's capable hands. At this point, it's looking like it might be a physical DVD rather than a download, but I won't know for sure until all the editing is done and we know the total running time.

I'm excited!

-Ben
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Any update on the release date?
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Patrick says it will be ready sometime in March. I appreciate everyone's patience with this!
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Hey Ben and Patrick, any new on the polygraph project?..
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The editing is almost finished. Currently, we are trying to figure out the best way to distribute this. Last I heard, it's about three and a half hours long. We don't know until the final video render whether or not it will fit on a DVD. Also, if it is a download, it would be a very large file. It has been suggested that we split it up into three parts to make it more manageable for the end user. I'm not sure what the best solution is. If anyone has any suggestions, they would be most appreciated.

-Ben
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Fantastic work Ben!

Please put me on your list to purchase Polygraph / HOTOAC.

My suggested-option is for a Single, Double . . . even Triple DVD Set if needed.

Downloads of large files require wasted time and data usage. Awaiting the release sir . . .

Cheers!!!
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Download in one or three files is better. Not everyone lives in the USA, with a download everybody will have almost instant access, and in 3 files we can watch the first while the others are downloading... Thanks to take this in consideration !
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