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trickiewillie
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Anyone interested in trying to come up with some way of specifying the "easy" sleights and the not-so-easy ones. What's easy to me might be difficult for you, and vice-versa.Why not say you need to do an Elmsley Count or whatever it calls for? How many times have you bought a trick only to find out when you got it that it requires something beyond your skill set.
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On Aug 17, 2018, trickiewillie wrote:
Anyone interested in trying to come up with some way of specifying the "easy" sleights and the not-so-easy ones. What's easy to me might be difficult for you, and vice-versa.Why not say you need to do an Elmsley Count or whatever it calls for? How many times have you bought a trick only to find out when you got it that it requires something beyond your skill set.


This is an ongoing debate that shows no signs of of resolution and your post reflects the reasons why trickiewillie. I will add that I feel that for instance, DL/ML are NOT beginner's sleights. Check out Michael Close's thoughts on his reasoning why in his Worker's series. I rarely buy individual tricks but if I do, I research it as deeply as I would a book. I'll add that this is one of the reasons I am sad that so many brick and mortar shops are gone. If you had a good relationship with your dealer then he/she would give you the skinny on the product. I was a demonstrator for the now closed Cuckoos' Nest. We demonstrators were instructed to get to know our customers' skill set such that we could help the customer make an informed decision. Linda and Tom - may his memory be eternal - were very adamant about this. We had the same policy at East Coast Magic. It was good for business and the customer. As good as some online shops such as Penguin and Vanishing Inc. are, they are still no replacement for a brick and mortar. Sadly, few brick and mortars can compete with online shops.

But, the Magic Café is a great way to research. When a question is asked such that the questioners demonstrates that she/he has done some of the homework, you can rest assured that you will receive very well informed suggestions.
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