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Gaz Lawrence
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On Jul 19, 2019, Paul S Wingham wrote:
So the package arrived and oh what a package it was. Firstly, Michael wraps things up good and tight with what appears to be half a role of packing tape, which gives you a lovely challenge before you get to the good stuff. This if anything heightened the anticipation as I wrestled with the tape (in fairness, if I'd got scissors rather than using a door key, it would have been easy Smile

I finally got in and was greeted with a book which is beautiful. I know that's not important to everyone but its important to me and it really is a lovely looking book. However, I guess you aren't interested in Michael's package or what the book looks like, so the review itself. I'll start with the TL:DR version - Superb!

One criticism of some books is they don't give enough background to how the trick evolved, some do too much. This book strikes a perfect balance and introduces me to Timons' writing style, which I really enjoy. It's clear, it's concise and it's witty enough to hold my interest as the subject matter could otherwise be very dry. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

The method is brilliant and whilst I've not tried this in a full performance, I can see it being sure fire with a little practice and the accessory pack really helps you quickly get used to what you are looking for. I currently use flux and I am 95% certain this will replace that method. Firstly because electronics can and do fail and secondly because I actually think this is a cleaner way to achieve the same outcome. I do not say that lightly because flux is an incredibly powerful and reliable tool.

In terms of teaching, the book makes very clear what you have to do and I think most people would at least be able to have a good stab at this, with good results in a very short period of time. Clearly, to be 100% it will take time and practice, but not an absurd amount of time in my opinion. I intend to start practising it soon and may set something up on TAP app to cover any mistakes I make with an out.

So in summary, the book is beautiful, the method solid and the teaching great. If I was on WPR, I'd give it 100%. I genuinely cannot think how they could make this any better.


Surely you could practice this by using Flux to check your hunch why getting the hang of it ? Gaz 🙂
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I finished reading this last week and I have been putting this into practice on friends, colleagues, family and even a few familiar regulars at residencies. I have now got it down to 95% accuracy! I did have to change one thing to make it more surefire, but by an large, I think this is going to be a part of my working set for many years to come! I can't wait to fully hone the routine to make it even more slick but, I think it is a fantastic routine and I can't recommend it enough!

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On Jul 19, 2019, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
Surely you could practice this by using Flux to check your hunch why getting the hang of it ? Gaz 🙂


Yes you could. I mean i’d likely need a different coin to one I use now for flux but yes you could.
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Any issues performing in some places? does the chosen
place effects on the results?
anyone is 100% after some practise?
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No clothing restriction?
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Where can I order the extra pack? I already have the book I really don't see the pack on MindFX.
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No clothing restriction?


No clothing restrictions. You could perform with no clothes on....In fact I may well do just that at the next wedding I do.

Answering question above. I think 100% would be as much of a stretch as saying flux or ss3 is 100%. Always scope for performer error and spectator acting out the ordinary, but with practice I think it’d be as reliable as gadget versions and very close to 100%
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Is this routine from this book? If not, where is this routine published? Thanks.

https://youtu.be/hIqfm-F01YQ
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My book arrived today can't wait to dig in.
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The method imo from reading the book is honestly secondary to all of the other information in the book which mainly deals with structure of a routine and a effect. So the Which Hand is in actuality a case study of the theory in action.

This is however not to say that the method isn’t incredible as it is phenomenal and for anybody wishing to learn a which hand method and does not have a pet one they will never stop using, Which Hand by Timon imho is the best method. I’ve been using Timon’s method and my goal with using the method is that I do not need to carry an expensive device around and for impromptu situations, I am now afforded the freedom to use an object which is laying about in the environment to perform which hand with rather than having to carry a special object for the purpose. There is most certainly a greater freedom to perform which hand completely impromptu now but have a level of cleanliness which verbal methods do not provide (since those require the audience and spectator to keep track of far more things in play than Timon’s method requires).
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It would be great if there was a FB group for book owners.
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Is this better than sixth sense by Hugo Shelley?
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On Jul 22, 2019, TomB wrote:
Is this better than sixth sense by Hugo Shelley?

It all depends on how you define better.

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