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greig ewen
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Great to see you back Craig, looking forward to your reviews. Smile

A lot of the community have missed your presence publically in magic and are glad your starting your own review show. One of the few Magic Reviewers who actually enjoys and learns from a book which is a very sad inditement.

Greig. Smile
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I love it. Short, to the point, honest and gritty.

The only thing I'd change is maybe drop the English accent, or at least tone it down a bit.
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I love it. Short, to the point, honest and gritty.

The only thing I'd change is maybe drop the English accent, or at least tone it down a bit.


Which country's accent would you like him to substitute (after all he is an Englishman speaking English)?
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Craig,

Really glad you are back --always appreciated your videos. Would love to see you go back to the "just got it out of the box" and then couple it with your candid reviews. Watching a real performer use a product is very valuable. For example, would have been amazing to see you perform Einhorn's effect, then to $100 BS and then compare them -- would make your commentary really come alive. Just my $.02
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On Apr 14, 2017, writeall wrote:
I love it. Short, to the point, honest and gritty.

The only thing I'd change is maybe drop the English accent, or at least tone it down a bit.


Which country's accent would you like him to substitute (after all he is an Englishman speaking English)?


Lol
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On Apr 14, 2017, Bande wrote:
Craig,

Really glad you are back --always appreciated your videos. Would love to see you go back to the "just got it out of the box" and then couple it with your candid reviews. Watching a real performer use a product is very valuable. For example, would have been amazing to see you perform Einhorn's effect, then to $100 BS and then compare them -- would make your commentary really come alive. Just my $.02


Agree 👍🏼
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On Apr 14, 2017, writeall wrote:
I love it. Short, to the point, honest and gritty.

The only thing I'd change is maybe drop the English accent, or at least tone it down a bit.


That has to be the funniest thing I have ever read. I'll practice my American accent for you. I think I could pull off a guy from Texas!!
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On Apr 14, 2017, Bande wrote:
Craig,

Really glad you are back --always appreciated your videos. Would love to see you go back to the "just got it out of the box" and then couple it with your candid reviews. Watching a real performer use a product is very valuable. For example, would have been amazing to see you perform Einhorn's effect, then to $100 BS and then compare them -- would make your commentary really come alive. Just my $.02


The problem with 'Opening It Up Half An Hour Ago And Doing It Already' is I could never do the routine justice. Even the simplest of tricks require time and effort to look smooth. So I might make a product look worse because of my handling and I don't want that.

See the problem?
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On Apr 14, 2017, Bande wrote:
Craig,

Really glad you are back --always appreciated your videos. Would love to see you go back to the "just got it out of the box" and then couple it with your candid reviews. Watching a real performer use a product is very valuable. For example, would have been amazing to see you perform Einhorn's effect, then to $100 BS and then compare them -- would make your commentary really come alive. Just my $.02


The problem with 'Opening It Up Half An Hour Ago And Doing It Already' is I could never do the routine justice. Even the simplest of tricks require time and effort to look smooth. So I might make a product look worse because of my handling and I don't want that.

See the problem?


What, you mean like David Penn on the WPR?
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On Apr 15, 2017, Craig Petty wrote:
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On Apr 14, 2017, Bande wrote:
Craig,

Really glad you are back --always appreciated your videos. Would love to see you go back to the "just got it out of the box" and then couple it with your candid reviews. Watching a real performer use a product is very valuable. For example, would have been amazing to see you perform Einhorn's effect, then to $100 BS and then compare them -- would make your commentary really come alive. Just my $.02


The problem with 'Opening It Up Half An Hour Ago And Doing It Already' is I could never do the routine justice. Even the simplest of tricks require time and effort to look smooth. So I might make a product look worse because of my handling and I don't want that.

See the problem?


What, you mean like David Penn on the WPR?


Dave is an awesome magician. All I can do is go on my own experience. When I was on the WPR I did a lot of demos and the majority could have been done better which isn't fair on creators. So I'm not saying no but I need to think it through carefully.
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Of course. Was only joking. Lol
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On Apr 14, 2017, writeall wrote:
I love it. Short, to the point, honest and gritty.

The only thing I'd change is maybe drop the English accent, or at least tone it down a bit.


That has to be the funniest thing I have ever read. I'll practice my American accent for you. I think I could pull off a guy from Texas!!

I'm sure the guy from Texas would really appreciate that Smile

Looking forward to your next show (rant)! Smile
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Craig,

I really enjoyed the review. Magic is a unique product in that they can't really tell you exactly what you're buying and there are no refunds.

Is someone with 100 "Floating Pickle"s going to give it a bad review and kill his sales?

It's too easy to get burned on magic purchases, so I feel like there's plenty of room for another review show.

Great stuff. Keep up the good work.
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Craig,

Magic is a unique product in that they can't really tell you exactly what you're buying and there are no refunds.



Always surprises me that people are still locked into this mindset from last century.
Many dealers offer refunds or at the very least a store credit, which is essentially just as good because 99% of the time you're just going to buy another effect anyway.
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Nice review, Craig. I would suggest you don't worry about more sophisticated production quality. No problem with the production quality. Maybe you can just continue to pick strange places to do your review.

Good work!

kj
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I would like to see Craig get a section on the Café for his show, and I would love to see it done weekly.

kj
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I just saw someone doing just this. I was scared for them. I couldn't do it. Go do a gig the day before, or even a few weeks before without knowing or having a plan. But I've seen it in person and it's so bad!!!!


Craig is correct in that it's bad for MAGIC! Not just the inept performer! Ya know, Tom Cutts made a comment that really bothers me. Paraphrasing, he said pretty much that there are those "magicians" that are not even skilled with so much as a TT! That there should be an "instant switch" device of sorts, that eliminates all skill. No practice. So he/she buys it. Instant change! Wow! But the poor dolt was never shown how to ditch it, since it cannot be examined. So it gets awkwardly pocketed and all mystery evaporates.

The guy SO inept, that he cannot use so much as a TT...should not be encouraged to buy "easy, no skill" stuff. Specifically to be bought, opened and shown? That's not the Magic we do. Those are just one-off tricks. Magic is in THE MIND...

Doug
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Ya know, Tom Cutts made a comment that really bothers me. Paraphrasing, he said pretty much that there are those "magicians" that are not even skilled with so much as a TT!

Good. That idea should bother a lot of people. But it is a reality. The "market place" IS all about easier, faster, more visual, safer.

But more directly to your words, Dougini... Do you know if a clean up is taught, or are you just jumping to a conclusion?

At the end of the night, the magic isn't in the prop. Nor is it in the method. So if a new release can achieve an illusion and do it with a simpler, safer handling, it does indeed solve a "problem".

Now, the real problem is that those coming into magic are not being taught to think about what is more magical. Then again, maybe it's always been that way. What is more entertaining these days, a discussion on magic theory or a myopic rantrum?
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But more directly to your words, Dougini...Do you know if a clean up is taught...?


I do not. It should be. I guess my point is...are the buyers going to learn a (quite major I might add) Magic Move to clean up? Will they adopt the psychology to keep the pace going, while getting ready for the next (?) effect? This is, as you say, for the masses. to "SELL". As many as possible. To whomever. I subscribe to a different Magic Mindset, I guess.

It's all good...

Doug
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I don't know if it's all good, but it certainly exists and is flourishing.
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