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Kevin Janise
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For those of you that do tricks by Larry Becker which ones are you favorites? Which have you found have the biggest impact?

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Kevin
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Pretty much all of them.
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Man, someone as prolific as Larry Becker? Really hard to pick faves. The man has released SOO much good material over the years.

I've been performing "Ultimate Flashback" for like 15 years and it's still part of every show I do, so I guess that's top of the list for me based on how much mileage I've got out of it.
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Larry Becker "tricks?" I'm sure he'd love that.
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I really like 'Reflecta-Thot'. Over time, I have tinkered with the handling so that it's more of a mind-reading effect (rather than a prediction effect), and so that it includes more members of the audience. But the core method is great, and comes across as completely impossible yet fair in the participant's and audience's mind.

Also - have to mention 'Sneak Thief'

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On Jun 12, 2019, Mindpro wrote:
Larry Becker "tricks?" I'm sure he'd love that.


Didn't he call his work 'Mental Magic'?
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I have been considering Becker’s Chameleon Chest. Does it rank as one of his best?
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The Chameleon Chest is definitely a nice piece. Up to you to come up with the effect.
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On Jun 12, 2019, Last Laugh wrote:
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On Jun 12, 2019, Mindpro wrote:
Larry Becker "tricks?" I'm sure he'd love that.


Didn't he call his work 'Mental Magic'?


Larry believed that since his mentalism used magic mechanics and execution it was mental magic, but also believed and understood the difference in "real mentalism." He also believed and understood that mentalism or mental magic should not be looked at, seen or executed as tricks, hence "effects" or demonstrations.

As a founding member of the PEA he clearly understood the differnces and created with these in mind.
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Thanks for clarifying that.
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Double Vision (with Lee Earle) remains one of my favorite book tests.
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I liked this...
https://www.lybrary.com/mentalism-for-magicians-p-1110.html

And sneak thief...and flashback...
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Will The Cards Match. I rethunk it and made more mentalismish.
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I have reason to believe Larry will be attending the I.B.M. Convention this year (July 2019). This might be a wonderful opportunity for those who appreciate his contributions to the Art to chat with him and let him know...

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On Jun 13, 2019, Mindpro wrote:
Larry believed that since his mentalism used magic mechanics and execution it was mental magic, but also believed and understood the difference in "real mentalism."


I'm sure Larry is over the moon that you noticed he understood.
Please check regularly if you are becoming the type of magician Jerry Seinfeld jokes about. (This applies to mentalists as well.)
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Will The Cards Match. I rethunk it and made more mentalismish.



Julian's take on this principle is very good, definitely a new twist worth checking out.
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Any source where we can check out his new twist on Will The Cards Match?

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Kevin
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