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Instead of psycho analyzing the audience reaction in a video, how about evaluating if the trick- effect is effective or interesting enough to perform, tell me we’re not motivated to purchase an effect based on a demo video, that for all intense and purpose is to show case the routine itself. To say it bluntly “. Who gives a cr—p how a video audience reacts, what matters is if you yes you think enough of the effect to perform it. Don’t mean to sound harsh but if your criteria for adding a routine to your repertoire is based on a videon audience reaction, rethink what your doing, just my thoughts. No offense intended.

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I mentioned in my first post that I think the trick is nothing new or special. 6.5/10.
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On Sep 23, 2022, Xcath1 wrote:
This is a good conversation to have actually. Not specifically for David’s trick but in general how we think spectators are responding or how magicians selling tricks say they are responding vs what it’s really like. Honestly I have seen numerous tricks on Penguin (where I buy all my magic so no complaints from me) where the creator says your can see from the reactions how great this trick is and sometime I think it’s a fairly average trick and the on camera audience seems to agree with me. Now every trick doesn’t and probably shouldn’t get screams or curses but it’s not crazy to watch these trailers a little closer. As far as this trick goes, I don’t think it’s a knockout and these 2 deck tricks are quite time consuming and require the right “pipe and slippers” atmosphere and audience to play well. A trick like this is great for friends, family and formal close up shows for those that have the opportunity to do them. If you are a professionally strolling magician it is rare to have the time, audience attention or table space to perform tricks like this. I am in general a big David Regal fan and appreciate the clever concepts at work here.



Totally agree with you Gaz Smile
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On Sep 22, 2022, Xcath1 wrote:
This is a good conversation to have actually. Not specifically for David’s trick but in general how we think spectators are responding or how magicians selling tricks say they are responding vs what it’s really like. Honestly I have seen numerous tricks on Penguin (where I buy all my magic so no complaints from me) where the creator says your can see from the reactions how great this trick is and sometime I think it’s a fairly average trick and the on camera audience seems to agree with me. Now every trick doesn’t and probably shouldn’t get screams or curses but it’s not crazy to watch these trailers a little closer. As far as this trick goes, I don’t think it’s a knockout and these 2 deck tricks are quite time consuming and require the right “pipe and slippers” atmosphere and audience to play well. A trick like this is great for friends, family and formal close up shows for those that have the opportunity to do them. If you are a professionally strolling magician it is rare to have the time, audience attention or table space to perform tricks like this. I am in general a big David Regal fan and appreciate the clever concepts at work here.


Well stated and I agree! Although in some circumstances a strolling performer can gather a group at a table or have a bar/counter within the stroller area for people to gather at. Good magicians do well at adapting and settin up the environment for this type of effect is reasonable. We also know that there are many many tricks that are not considered knockouts but with creativity, well written patter and personality a dud can be fashioned in to a bomb.
For me I would am more interested in entertaining with two Invisible Decks than spend $50 on this effect.
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I could definitely see this working very well in a trade show environment, and with a little imagination could be scripted to represent the company/product you are pitching.
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I really don't see how the reactions in the video are all that uncommon. An L&L audience isn't a real-world audience, so kudos to David/Penguin for just showing it the way it actually plays. There's far too much unrealistic hype in trailers. I'll take a full, uncut performance for real people any day over screams and bleeped out exclamations.
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I don’t either Andrew, I am happy with those reactions when I perform Gaz Smile
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I agree that the reactions in the video are quite common. However… ideally, at least on occasion you get reactions that are closer to laughter, that is genuine spontaneous emotion. That is the difference between someone laughing at a joke and someone saying ‘that was funny.” I watched many L and L videos and many appear stooged however, go watch Bill Malone, or Tommy Wonder and you see genuine emotion peeking out (at least I did).
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On Sep 23, 2022, Andrew Zuber wrote:
I really don't see how the reactions in the video are all that uncommon. An L&L audience isn't a real-world audience, so kudos to David/Penguin for just showing it the way it actually plays. There's far too much unrealistic hype in trailers. I'll take a full, uncut performance for real people any day over screams and bleeped out exclamations.

I agree with you, I will always take a realistic, uncut performance over a flashy trailer. But I guarantee if you watch the video again and only focus on the three women to the left, you’ll see what we are talking about. They were plain rude.
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Still don't understand: how the hell is this 49 dollars? It's outrageous.
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