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On Apr 7, 2015, SugarRayRick wrote:
Hi Helder,

When you had only 2 or 3 participants. Did you still hat them? Or just used it as an opportunity to practice?

I'm hoping to hit the streets in the next month or so. I still have to pick up a table.

Rich


Yes, I still hat them.
Good luck for you.

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Day 4

Today I went to the pitch with very low expectations because it was day of football game.One of the main teams (Benfica) played today. I arrive there one hour before the game and it was little pedestrian traffic. I did some magic for kids, just bits and pieces for fun and returned home.

Here a pic with some of them:

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And a video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssv-MjMfmZo



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I liked your use of the squeaker.

I notice the bell on your table. What do you use that for Helder??
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On Apr 12, 2015, SugarRayRick wrote:
I liked your use of the squeaker.

I notice the bell on your table. What do you use that for Helder??



It's the cause of some magic effects, for example, ambitious card, the card comes to the top because the bell. It's an idea of Jim Krenz, I think.

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Also a thought of mine, just haven't found one at a flea market yet.
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Guys I'm back in the business. More on this soon.

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Good to see you back. Can't wait to hear your stories
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What took you away to start with?
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Welcome back! I'll be back up and running again this come March! Glad to have you back
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On Jan 12, 2017, helder wrote:
Guys I'm back in the business. More on this soon.

Helder


Helder, good to see you back. I've been lurking anonymously on this forum for a few weeks, but your post made me want to sign up and register for an actual account.

I enjoyed your post and think you're doing a tremendous job. I probably don't have 1/100th of what you have in terms of talent, but my goal is to eventually do what you do and hit the streets.

Same goes for SleightlyChris. Looking forward to more posts from both of you.
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What took you away to start with?


Police and permits. I found another route.

Now, back in the business.
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Hi guys,

Today I did a few shows at a market in Lisbon.

Here's everything ready to start:

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The show:

- Fiber Optics
- Ambitious Card
- Cups and Balls

And no alcohol, Smile:

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Lessons Learned:

I need to become better at stop them.I'm too quiet. I have color, movement but need sound.I'm not confortable speaking very loud at this point of the show. During the show is ok, but at the start no. Is something that I need to overcome or find another alternative.
The jokes are good, I'm polishing them.

Anyway, here's a video of the ambitious card routine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOWlr1NMAIw
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Few notes about the routines:

- Fiber Optics

The presentation is better, in terms of method, probably a phase where the magic happens in there hands, will think more about it latter.

- Ambitious Card

This one as you can watch on the video posted above, everytime the card rises to the top, it's a single card, no DL. And this is something I like because when I show the top card there isn't any tension on my hands, I can perform the move with wind, throw it on the table, it's just one card, nothing can go wrong. And I can relax, keep my focus on the crowd, there isn't nothing to hide. Another thing, 1st and 2nd phases they don't see the sign card in the middle, they assume it's but in the 3rd phase I show them and in the 4rd phase ''it's in the middle'' face up, so there's an evolution in every phase. Another detail, look how I put the card on top of the deck as an in transit action after 2nd phase, not squared.I also force the card because I want a low spot card wich shows the signature better.
As you can see they shuffle the cards, I give small packets to 4, 5 persons, it's just to interact with them and make friends. Helps a lot

- Cups and Balls

This one kills them everytime. Now it's just a matter of polishing the lines, the timing of them.


Anyway, that's it. Let me know if you read and like this.


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On Jan 12, 2017, helder wrote:
Guys I'm back in the business. More on this soon.

Helder


Helder, good to see you back. I've been lurking anonymously on this forum for a few weeks, but your post made me want to sign up and register for an actual account.

I enjoyed your post and think you're doing a tremendous job. I probably don't have 1/100th of what you have in terms of talent, but my goal is to eventually do what you do and hit the streets.

Same goes for SleightlyChris. Looking forward to more posts from both of you.


TonyBToronto, soon or latter ( hopefully latter) we all will be dead. A bunch of bones inside a box with a nice suit. Do everything you can to enjoy life. Make everyday count.

Go out and try it. If things are not great , go out again and again. Day by day will get better.

Ah the talent. Don't worry about it. This is 90% hard work, 10% talent. You can do it. 👍👍
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Welcome back! I'll be back up and running again this come March! Glad to have you back


SleightlyChris I always enjoy read your progress.

Thanks for your words

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Helder I see you have a referee whistle and you have problems to get the people?

Helder could you write down what you do to get a crowd? starting from nothing until you start with fiber optics.

or pm me
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On Apr 10, 2017, ROBERT BLAKE wrote:
Helder I see you have a referee whistle and you have problems to get the people?

Helder could you write down what you do to get a crowd? starting from nothing until you start with fiber optics.

or pm me


PM.

Thanks

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Helder,
I can see in the video that you are good with people and that you like to interact with them and that they like you. This is a great gift - continue to exploit it and use it. Well done. I wish you continued success.
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Helder,
I can see in the video that you are good with people and that you like to interact with them and that they like you. This is a great gift - continue to exploit it and use it. Well done. I wish you continued success.



Thanks Smile

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Helder,
I can see in the video that you are good with people and that you like to interact with them and that they like you. This is a great gift - continue to exploit it and use it. Well done. I wish you continued success.



Thanks Smile

Helder
Good Luck Helder my kindest Mike Alan
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