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John C
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On Feb 6, 2019, pegasus wrote:
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On Nov 21, 2018, George Hunter wrote:
Ordered!

Yes, mixing the cards would strengthen the spectator's experience oaf the effect!

George


An alternative is to dribble the cards face down along the table haphazardly and because cards stick together in clumps they look completely random and not in their “you know what” order.


Just refrain from dribbling on the cards
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I liked the video from the pub. The trailer on the Alakazam site is cut way too much and doesn't do the trick justice. I like the fact that the spec can shuffle the deck. However I find the re-arranging a bit suspicious. I guess if you let the spec just cut a few times that rearranging can be avoided. Am I thinking like a magician too much. Also 30 UK pound is a bit steep for me.
Good entertainment though, just on the edge of political correctness.
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On Feb 21, 2019, 453rob wrote:
I liked the video from the pub. The trailer on the Alakazam site is cut way too much and doesn't do the trick justice. I like the fact that the spec can shuffle the deck. However I find the re-arranging a bit suspicious. I guess if you let the spec just cut a few times that rearranging can be avoided. Am I thinking like a magician too much. Also 30 UK pound is a bit steep for me.
Good entertainment though, just on the edge of political correctness.

I like this trick very much but I also find that 39 USD are a bit too much coins
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If it is something that makes it into your working set, it easily pays for itself. While a relatively simple routine, this trick is very entertaining and versatile with a couple or a group. I've had ver 1 for sometime and now also have ver 2. Definitely packs small, finish clean and the custom printed materials are well made. I always enjoying performing this.

Dan.
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Genetics 2 by Sean Goodman is now available at Penguin.
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Over the moon with this. I had the original version and very glad I got the new one. I think this is one of those tricks where the audience feels it is more amazing than the magician. Try it you will be pleasantly surprised at the reactions that it gets. The secret is very clever as well 😀
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On Mar 18, 2019, rowland wrote:
Over the moon with this. I had the original version and very glad I got the new one. I think this is one of those tricks where the audience feels it is more amazing than the magician. Try it you will be pleasantly surprised at the reactions that it gets. The secret is very clever as well 😀


Thanks buddy. Yes I think the new handling is a killer and the cards are lovely. A proper worker.... Enjoy.
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I ordered Genetics II from Hocus-Pocus. I have the registration code insert card. When I go to Alakazam's site they are requiring me to create an account that gives them too much of my personal information. All they should need is my email address and a password (and the registration code from the package). There is no reason they should be REQUIRING my telephone number and street address just to access the instructions for something that I ALREADY PAID FOR.

If someone knows how to access the instructions for Genetics II without being forced to give away your telephone number and street address, please let me know.

And, yes, I realize I can use fake information. That may be what I have to do.

Mark
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For those who have this, are any of the images likely to cause offence? I ask as quite a few times I perform for a more mature audience and who would not appreciate more questionable images.

Thanks

Neil
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Neil - I don’t believe any of the images are offensive in any way. You can dial up your patter in any direction you desired to be more or less risqué.

Dan.
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On Mar 24, 2019, Amazing Magic Co wrote:
Neil - I don’t believe any of the images are offensive in any way. You can dial up your patter in any direction you desired to be more or less risqué.

Dan.


Thanks. The reason I asked was I saw one of the presentations of this had some risque suggestions.
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That’s easy to play either way depending on your patter. You won’t have any issue. You could also eliminate any cards that you thought could be offensive but I don’t believe there are any. It’s a fun and easy routine ... you’ll find the couple often setting the tone about how much innuendo fits their their humor level while you play it straight.

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For those who have this, are any of the images likely to cause offence? I ask as quite a few times I perform for a more mature audience and who would not appreciate more questionable images.

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Neil


I’ve never had a problem but if you wanted to you could just remove it. Simple.
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My friends are LOVING this, it's my new favorite effect to perform. A group of 10 of us went to Denny's for a late dinner following the local IBM Ring meeting on Monday. I performed Genetics 2 for 9 other magicians and it killed. They felt it was a real fooler and an excellent trick to involve two people (a couple) at the same time. I think all 9 of them plan to purchase the effect.

Sean, you can send the commission to me via PayPal! Smile

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On Apr 12, 2019, Magic Mark wrote:
My friends are LOVING this, it's my new favorite effect to perform. A group of 10 of us went to Denny's for a late dinner following the local IBM Ring meeting on Monday. I performed Genetics 2 for 9 other magicians and it killed. They felt it was a real fooler and an excellent trick to involve two people (a couple) at the same time. I think all 9 of them plan to purchase the effect.

Sean, you can send the commission to me via PayPal! Smile

Mark


LOL buddy - better send that request to Peter from Alakazam now! Glad you’re enjoying it. As previously mentioned I think the new handling is a game changer and a real fooler.
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Stop making tricks. I keep spending my money on your magic Smile Sean always comes up with great idea and simple to do!
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There are 3 handlings. I use the second handling for table hopping. Which is your preferred handling?

Txs,
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The new dealing is great makes the trick wonderful..is there a chat on facebook etc.. for other ideas on reasons for the dealing ?
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I have the first original genetics, is there any way I can buy the new handling.
Thank you.
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I performed this a couple of times over the holidays. It went over as I expected: very well indeed.

Peter Nardi in the instructions says he won't say it is better than Out of This World, because he'd get all kinds of hate mail and death threats if he did. I, not being well-known like him, don't have to worry about that. I will say I think it is better, much better, than Out of This World. I'll admit that the only way Out of This world is better is you don't need the special Genetics II cards. But that is not a problem, as long as the special cards remain available. They are well made, thick, and laminated and should last a lifetime.

I tried out the original Paul Curry effect about 45 years ago. The problem I had with the routine is the same problem everyone had: it's too long and drawn out. I liked the effect, and over the years, I investigated numerous approaches - full-deck versions, versions with only a few cards) - but none ever satisfied me.

With Out of This World, the spectator is just staring at the backs of cards, the same backs over and over, attempting to separate red from black. Boring! With Genetics II, the various picture cards make the business of the spectator choosing the cards interesting and fun. They make for a lot of byplay and joking around. I like the fact that two people are involved instead of one.

With Out of This World, the outcome is known in advance. Even if the spectator has no idea how it will be accomplished, they expect, consciously or unconsciously, that the trick will work. With Genetics II, the separation of the cards into male and female cards comes as a complete surprise.

The only version that I found that came close was one by Roberto Giobbi in one of his self-working card books. He uses two spectators too, and they discard together into a pile, but they are still staring at those boring backs of cards and they are still aware that the object is to separate reds from blacks. No surprise.

Genetics II is a winner, and I was thinking how it could be used in a Zoom session (using the gallery display). If the session includes the magician and a male and female, the trick could be done with the magician's camera focused on the table where the cards are dealt. As long as the focus of the camera does not leave the table - that the table does not go out of frame - it would be the same as doing it live, except instead of the spectators turning over their chosen cards at the end, the magician would do it. It would work.
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