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I really wonder how many people perform Train Tracking. I read it was all the hype, sold out quickly, with a wonderful 30 extra sold for a good cause by Atlas. But I never hear anyone talk about it nowadays. Is Atlas still the only one who really mastered it?
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I know of at least one guy that uses it.
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Ah. Thatís good to hear. Is he a pro? And do you have any idea how he rates it in his repertoire in terms of impact, compared to his other routines?
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He is a pro, for sure. He's had a couple TV shows, and often performs multiple times a week. Though I have no idea how he rates it among his act, I've never asked. I do know he doesn't use anything in his act that doesn't stand the test of time in regards to creating the impact he wants.
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Thanks for sharing, Chris.
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I use Train Tracking, but usually not in its entirety.
(First two tracks most times, mixed in with other methods.)
Itís made everything else seem easy to learn in comparison.
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Smile from what I've read and heard it's very hard work... and apparently not like riding a bike, you can un-learn it if you do not keep practicing... I'm curious: why only the first two tracks most times?
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On Oct 18, 2019, The Unmasked Magician wrote:
:lol: from what I've read and heard it's very hard work... and apparently not like riding a bike, you can un-learn it if you do not keep practicing... I'm curious: why only the first two tracks most times?


It was a long investment for me to learn, but that may be because Iím a bonehead..
I wouldnít say you unlearn it, or really even forget it, so much as you (me) can become clumsy.
Itís meant to be presented in an almost off handed way as opposed to a defined checklist.
This is true of a ton of stuff though like stacks, anagrams, book tests, etc etc etc.
I donít always use the last track with open ended word choices, or longer words, because it can be more challenging than I want to deal with.
Thatís a personal decision and not a fault of the system. Even thatís avoidable mostly by limiting the length of the word though.
I tend to sprinkle it in with other effects more than using it as a stand alone presentation.
(Hope that made sense)
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Yeah that makes sense, thanks!
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I found this discussion very interesting.
As I went so far as to study the system up to the first two letters, now I have the doubt whether to go on or not.
But above all I'd like to ask to those who already use the system if in an online performance you are easier to read the diagrams than in a classic performance and if the final result is easier to look at the diagrams (or not, if you have to be careful of the spectator's hesitation in answering a question, and with the internet sometimes jerky is not ideal).
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You need to have a good grasp on all tracks otherwise it will not work flawlessly even if you have the book open in front of you. Without mastery there will be a lot of breaks, gaps and hesitation, which will totally remove the mystery out of it, and will make it a puzzle. Either master it, or don't do it at all.
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I actually like the Train Tracking (Lite) that Atlas uses as a lead in to the real thing. Very easy to learn failing the marathon of the real thing and pretty effective.
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Hereís the one undeniable truism about Train Tracking...nothing is intimidating to learn in comparison lol
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On Oct 17, 2019, The Unmasked Magician wrote:
I really wonder how many people perform Train Tracking. I read it was all the hype, sold out quickly, with a wonderful 30 extra sold for a good cause by Atlas. But I never hear anyone talk about it nowadays. Is Atlas still the only one who really mastered it?


This is what I was ready to ask.
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Itís a lot to maintain the full system. Iíve used the second track predominantly, but mostly due to laziness and sporadic use.
I finally accepted that Iíll need to review them daily and forever, but a Harry Lorayne memory book has me hopeful.
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