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InstantMagicBen
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Thanks, great info! that's my afternoon planned!
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Nice job really useful
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......Thanks for this list. I am looking at it because of a trick Ekaterina performed on "Your Bleeped Up Brain".
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Great use of a sticky, thank you
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So many years on from the original post and I for one am very thankful it still exists! Many thanks Samuel.
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On Jul 22, 2004, Otis Day wrote:
What's wrong with asking questions that have already been answered?


I agree. Who needs to spend precious time pointlessly searching a forum when you can just ask the same question hundreds of people have asked and thousands of people have answered before?
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I'm (very) late to this dance, but please pardon my waltzing in here to make a brief comment (my second post, overall, in the Café). Although there has been a few comments about the need for Samuel's post, which aggregates many Café threads about this topic (as well as LeConte's thread for the Double Lift), I find it to be <b>EXTREMELY</b> useful as a new member here. While there is clearly an order to the seeming chaos of the forum, new members such as myself are (and will likely be, for some time) still finding their way around. It's like going to a new job, at a new building, midway through one's career: Although one is well-versed in the matters of his profession, one still has to acclimate himself to the new surroundings. Directional signs, which longtime residents might take for granted, greatly assist the new arrivals.

So, a big "thank you" to Samuel and to LeConte for their efforts in providing the equivalent of a directional sign for these two topics. I know that there's a 'Search' function available, but these two aggregations save me that particular step. Please note that I'm not attempting any disputation toward those who believe Samuel's and LeConte's work to be redundant or unnecessary. I'm merely posting this comment to say that some folks, and especially newbies like myself, find them to be very helpful.
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Ditto what many others have said. Thanks for compiling the original list of links and making it sticky. Info here is voluminous and things like this are especially helpful to newbie visitors.
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On Mar 8, 2015, Xsyllman wrote:
I'm (very) late to this dance, but please pardon my waltzing in here to make a brief comment (my second post, overall, in the Café). Although there has been a few comments about the need for Samuel's post, which aggregates many Café threads about this topic (as well as LeConte's thread for the Double Lift), I find it to be <b>EXTREMELY</b> useful as a new member here. While there is clearly an order to the seeming chaos of the forum, new members such as myself are (and will likely be, for some time) still finding their way around. It's like going to a new job, at a new building, midway through one's career: Although one is well-versed in the matters of his profession, one still has to acclimate himself to the new surroundings. Directional signs, which longtime residents might take for granted, greatly assist the new arrivals.

So, a big "thank you" to Samuel and to LeConte for their efforts in providing the equivalent of a directional sign for these two topics. I know that there's a 'Search' function available, but these two aggregations save me that particular step. Please note that I'm not attempting any disputation toward those who believe Samuel's and LeConte's work to be redundant or unnecessary. I'm merely posting this comment to say that some folks, and especially newbies like myself, find them to be very helpful.


So well put Xsyllman, I have been doing a serious ACR for 10 years or more and have not really changed it much in the past 6-7 years but that has changed now. This Post helped me so much in so many ways. Not just with ACR but also with performance and magical theory in general.

And yes these forums can be very chaos fueled and this does help point around in some of the right directions.

THNAKS so much for your work and effort. You have truly helped the profession more than you will ever realize.
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Vey helpful, thank you!
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I love this thread and not only because I have hated the ACR for as long as I can remember. First time I saw it I think was the only time I was actually impressed with it and it seemed like real magic. At the time I didn't know any sleights and had not heard of such things as a double lift, for example.
Because you don't understand such concepts as being one ahead, or one behind from the spectators perspective, then you can so easily be completely bamboozled by this trick! A fact that has hit me in the brain cell today and made me realise that I really ought to be doing this fine effect. Now that I've done card magi for over 3 years the sleights involved are not beyond me. In fact they are among the easiest that I know, so I can't wait to start arranging the effect to my liking.
That is where a thread like this is invaluable! I can literally go looking at how other people arrange the phases and what their chosen way is, I can borrow a bit here, a bit there, throw in this part, discard this idea...you see, it's just great. It gives me such scope for choosing what I think will be the most effective way to present the effect and which phases are the good ones or the ones that fit my style.
I just want to offer a big THANK YOU to all involved and especially Samuel for creating the thread.
It will never lose its value to newbies and old pros alike I reckon.
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