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On Mar 3, 2016, Ustaad wrote:
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On Mar 3, 2016, Willie mcgregor wrote:

Performed this using the invisible deck blew them away


Excellent idea. Thank you for sharing.

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Pretty sure this was covered in the instructions actually.
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Oh, yes . . . The Invisible Steam!


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World Products Review just discussed it on their latest show.
It is the last product discussed.


I agree with the reviewers - the bill version is my favorite as well. All of the actions therein are fully justified, and the 'finale' really pops!
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Steam 2.0 is due back in stock on Monday with us in the UK
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This made me want an amazing sharpie
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This made me want an amazing sharpie


lol!!!
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Just got this and I think it has a LOT of potential.
I like that you get the info without touching the card or an item that the card was written on, like a pad or clipboard.
Virtually no one will be familiar with the physical properties involved so it will seem impossible.

Still mulling over how I want to use it but I do like the Andrew Gerard's idea using a photo.
But I don't like turning it into a card trick. And I also don't like people immediately knowing the odds, 1 in 52. I'd rather it seem like "it could have been anything".
So my first thought was adapting Andrew's idea of using a photo in the envelope and giving it a broader scope. Instead of a selfie of me holding a card, maybe a selfie of me holding a shipping box from Amazon.
Then the gag is "this is how it looked when I first got it" or something like that.
Anyway, I think a gag photo fits my style perfectly and can also give a believable justification for putting it on the card and then removing it.

But whatever direction I end up going in I do like the fact it allows you a lot of room to personalize it and gives you a lot to think about.
Half the fun for me is thinking up different ideas for a routine.
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On Feb 19, 2016, dj wrote:
The Mentalist Chester Sass from Germany has released in 2010 a routine called the "What if ...?"
It is based on the Steam principle.
With Chester´s routine you get the script, business card holder (aluminum), "What If ...?" business cards and much gimmicks.
Chester Sass used no envelopes (as in the Steam 2.0), but business card holder.
I hope I didn´t reveal too much.


The use of a business card holder to hold and then to cover the spectator's card looks logic and natural. Thank you for sharing.
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Wouldn't a wallet be ok too ?
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Wouldn't a wallet be ok too ?


No you use a magazine to cover the wallet
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Wouldn't a wallet be ok too ?


No you use a magazine to cover the wallet


Like it,very witty Mathew, nice one. Lol
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That was right up my alley...
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World Products Review just discussed it on their latest show.
It is the last product discussed.


I agree with the reviewers - the bill version is my favorite as well. All of the actions therein are fully justified, and the 'finale' really pops!


If you're a magician, the bar bet approach fits. If you're trying to read thoughts, it's terrible as this approach trivializes the mind reading.
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On Mar 4, 2016, Bill Hegbli wrote:
World Products Review just discussed it on their latest show.
It is the last product discussed.


I agree with the reviewers - the bill version is my favorite as well. All of the actions therein are fully justified, and the 'finale' really pops!


If you're a magician, the bar bet approach fits. If you're trying to read thoughts, it's terrible as this approach trivializes the mind reading.


yeah cause mind reading is important stuff right? Smile
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On Mar 4, 2016, Bill Hegbli wrote:
World Products Review just discussed it on their latest show.
It is the last product discussed.


I agree with the reviewers - the bill version is my favorite as well. All of the actions therein are fully justified, and the 'finale' really pops!


If you're a magician, the bar bet approach fits. If you're trying to read thoughts, it's terrible as this approach trivializes the mind reading.


yeah cause mind reading is important stuff right? Smile


Obviously not, but playing the part comes a long way in the minds of the audience Smile
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On Mar 4, 2016, Bill Hegbli wrote:
World Products Review just discussed it on their latest show.
It is the last product discussed.


I agree with the reviewers - the bill version is my favorite as well. All of the actions therein are fully justified, and the 'finale' really pops!


If you're a magician, the bar bet approach fits. If you're trying to read thoughts, it's terrible as this approach trivializes the mind reading.


yeah cause mind reading is important stuff right? Smile


Obviously not, but playing the part comes a long way in the minds of the audience Smile


I guess I just don't get your point. Do you also think bank night routines trivialise the mind reading? Bank nite also has money at stake and has been used by some of the top mind readers in the world today. What are your thoughts?
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On Mar 4, 2016, Bill Hegbli wrote:
World Products Review just discussed it on their latest show.
It is the last product discussed.


I agree with the reviewers - the bill version is my favorite as well. All of the actions therein are fully justified, and the 'finale' really pops!


If you're a magician, the bar bet approach fits. If you're trying to read thoughts, it's terrible as this approach trivializes the mind reading.


yeah cause mind reading is important stuff right? Smile


Obviously not, but playing the part comes a long way in the minds of the audience Smile


I guess I just don't get your point. Do you also think bank night routines trivialise the mind reading? Bank nite also has money at stake and has been used by some of the top mind readers in the world today. What are your thoughts?


Think about how bank night is presented. You're correctly locating where the money is. What is one of the longest held "powers" of a mind reader/psychic? Dowsing. What is dowsing? Locating things which you should not be able to. How is bill used for Steam? "I bet you this money here that I can read your mind!" 1) You've unnecessarily set up a challenge situation for yourself 2) you've turned something which has major impact essentially into a bar bet.

Yes, both involves money but the context in which the money is used are COMPLETELY different. Think about that.
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As a magician that also does a few mental items here and there, I just don't get why there is such a divide. Magic and mentalism are different in nature, but designed to entertain the observer. If either the magician or the mentalist is trying to come across as truly having power, it is fraud at best. If not, I think they can cross mix well if the routine is well thought out and done professionally. Where it goes south is when people don't practice, prepare, and routine properly. If that's the case any mentalism or magic will not end well. I can tell you that my routine is about 90% magic but I throw in 2 or 3 mental effects and they get a huge reaction.
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The debate could go both ways. Do you think audience would be able to tell the difference between mental magic and mentalism?
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The debate could go both ways. Do you think audience would be able to tell the difference between mental magic and mentalism?


I honestly don't think it matters, as long as they are amazed and entertained. They are looking to you do do something that they can't explain. Why do we need to categorize it? That's like saying you can only be a stage performer or a close up performer, not both. What if I do an amazing stage show, then walk outside and continue with a side-bar close up show at a dinner table. If lucky, pull off a couple amazing mental feats at the bar and it's a full night. Why do I need to limit myself to one of the three? Only logic I see for the limitation is if I'm truly not prepared to pull it off, but that's another story. If I'm skilled at all, why not use it all if the venue makes sense? I think the hesitation comes from people dabbling in something they don't really understand and messing things up. That would understandably make those "in the know" angry, but shouldn't detract from those that have put in their time. Rather than saying "magicians" shouldn't do "mentalism", we should say don't present something until you are ready. I'm with you there.
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