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John C
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Make one of the downlaoads with a straightforward moves, actions. No philosophy, how I used to do it etc. Just the facts.

Thanks

J
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I just wanted to report I was able to download this easily without any issues. The file is a monster and about three hours long (about 4 GIGS!). I have only been able to watch the beginning so far and I'm very impressed with both Ben's attention to detail and the quality of the video. I will report back soon with a full review once I've had a chance to sit down and absorb everything.

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I've downloaded it without problem.
It's fantastic and I'm glad that I purchased it.
What's next, Mr. Blau?

Wolf
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Lots of ideas. Still determining which of my effects to include, but the next project won't be just playing cards (although there will be some card material).
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Hi Mr. Blau,
if in your next project there aren't just playing cards, it's even better!
Please, put me on your list, because I'm ready to purchase whatever you sell.

Wolf
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Most of Ben Blau tricks I could figure out by his video performances.
"Polygraph" not .
so I bought it , and a little disapointed from the method , cause its not quite match one " declaration " of Ben in the performance.
and who is have it , will know what I mean .
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On Mar 28, 2018, avimag51 wrote:
Most of Ben Blau tricks I could figure out by his video performances.
"Polygraph" not .
so I bought it , and a little disapointed from the method , cause its not quite match one " declaration " of Ben in the performance.
and who is have it , will know what I mean .


You liked a trick enough to buy it, and were fooled by it. And now you’re disappointed that the method is simple. Sorry it’s not real psychic powers!

Hey, I’ll make you a deal. Come to Michigan. I promise to perform something for you that you can’t figure out by watching.

-Ben
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On Mar 28, 2018, avimag51 wrote:
Most of Ben Blau tricks I could figure out by his video performances.
"Polygraph" not .
so I bought it , and a little disapointed from the method , cause its not quite match one " declaration " of Ben in the performance.
and who is have it , will know what I mean .


You liked a trick enough to buy it, and were fooled by it. And now you’re disappointed that the method is simple. Sorry it’s not real psychic powers!

Hey, I’ll make you a deal. Come to Michigan. I promise to perform something for you that you can’t figure out by watching.

-Ben

yes I fooled by it . I didn't write that I am disappointed cause the method is simple , but cause I don't like one " thing " that I have to do with the cards as opposed to what you said in the performance. I don't want to say more for not reveal the method but I am sure you understand the
" thing " that I mean to.
why come to Michigan ? if you are sure that I'll not figure it out , why not upload the performance in Youtube ?
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On Mar 28, 2018, Ben Blau wrote:
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On Mar 28, 2018, avimag51 wrote:
Most of Ben Blau tricks I could figure out by his video performances.
"Polygraph" not .
so I bought it , and a little disapointed from the method , cause its not quite match one " declaration " of Ben in the performance.
and who is have it , will know what I mean .


You liked a trick enough to buy it, and were fooled by it. And now you’re disappointed that the method is simple. Sorry it’s not real psychic powers!

Hey, I’ll make you a deal. Come to Michigan. I promise to perform something for you that you can’t figure out by watching.

-Ben

yes I fooled by it . I didn't write that I am disappointed cause the method is simple , but cause I don't like one " thing " that I have to do with the cards as opposed to what you said in the performance. I don't want to say more for not reveal the method but I am sure you understand the
" thing " that I mean to.
why come to Michigan ? if you are sure that I'll not figure it out , why not upload the performance in Youtube ?


First of all, there are TONS of performance videos of me on YouTube. And, unlike the vast majority of contemporary mentalists, I perform each and every one of them straight through, from start to finish, with NO edits, NO melodramatic movie-trailer music, NO flashy computer graphics, NO preshow, and NO dual-reality. Everything you see is in real time, exactly as it would appear if you were actually there. (Isn’t this what’s everyone says they want anyway?)

Also, your main objection is thoroughly addressed in the instructional video. I offer a huge number of alternatives in case you don’t want to do it the way I did. If you missed that, you weren’t listing/watching carefully enough.

I’d suggest rewatching the video, and thinking about why you liked the trick in the first place, and instead of resenting the simplicity of the method, decide to embrace it instead. The real lesson in Polygraph is that you can take a very simple method and turn it into a miracle. Given that “Polygraph” was my first video release, I had two points I wanted to make during its production. One is that subtlety, affect and choreography make all the difference in the world. The other is that when people dig deeper into my body of work, they will find that some of it has rather complex methodology. I wanted to show that a method doesn’t always have to be complicated in order to be effective.
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Ben , I said in clear words the third time. The only thing that I don't like in this trick is the thing that a smart spectator can notice. you said in the performance " even if the cards...... and they are not " that is half true cause in fact they are , in some way. If I knew from advance that the cards are not " ordinary " cards , I wouldn't buy the trick from the first place . I have no complaints to you , and I'll try to enjoy from it. I am hardly can wait to see a new video from you that I would not figure as you promised.
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Ben , I said in clear words the third time. The only thing that I don't like in this trick is the thing that a smart spectator can notice. you said in the performance " even if the cards...... and they are not " that is half true cause in fact they are , in some way. If I knew from advance that the cards are not " ordinary " cards , I wouldn't buy the trick from the first place . I have no complaints to you , and I'll try to enjoy from it. I am hardly can wait to see a new video from you that I would not figure as you promised.


Like I already said, I address this directly in the video. I guess you must’ve missed it. Nevertheless, even if you do the trick exactly the way I did it, a “smart spectator” isn’t going to notice anything unless you give them a reason to.
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Excellent. You have a really great voice too you could do radio or voice overs!


That is exactly what I was thinking while watching the video today. Don't underestimate the power of a pleasant voice with crisp diction. Ben has that for sure.
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Bens Material is GREAT !!!! on the other side, I was fooled by most of his stuff so far, but wasnt foold by "Polygraph" Smile Still a wonderfull effect !!!!
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On Mar 29, 2018, avimag51 wrote:
Ben , I said in clear words the third time. The only thing that I don't like in this trick is the thing that a smart spectator can notice. you said in the performance " even if the cards...... and they are not " that is half true cause in fact they are , in some way. If I knew from advance that the cards are not " ordinary " cards , I wouldn't buy the trick from the first place . I have no complaints to you , and I'll try to enjoy from it. I am hardly can wait to see a new video from you that I would not figure as you promised.


Like I already said, I address this directly in the video. I guess you must’ve missed it. Nevertheless, even if you do the trick exactly the way I did it, a “smart spectator” isn’t going to notice anything unless you give them a reason to.


It’s just his way of admitting that he’s not smart lol. He offered to show you something in person that you wouldn’t be able to figure out, he didn’t offer you a video that you could watch 1,000 times to try and figure it out. Derpty durr!
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