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TheAmbitiousCard
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What's this book all about? Anyone have it?

I was reading through old threads, and it looks like it's got a great one-hand bottom palm.

Anything else people really like?

Frank
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This book has a lot of great stuff in it. It's very demanding but the material is worth learning. The one-hand bottom palm is awesome.
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I do Jennings One-hand bottom palm. How does this one differ?
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Quote:
On 2004-07-15 01:45, Frank Starsini wrote:
I do Jennings One-hand bottom palm. How does this one differ?



Frank,
For this palm there is a lot less hand movement. The card is spun out clockwise rather than counter as in Jennings version.

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Its great but requires a fair bit of practice. You can also see it in action on Paul Wilson's Twists of Fate video.
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With all due to respect to the GREAT Larry Jennings, his one-handed palm is just awful. Please, no offense intented.
Earick came up with his palm after watching Vernon do a variant of the Erdnase palm. It is a thing of beauty and well worth the work to put into.
In forces unseen Ernest has invented and/or reengineered many existing sleights (all for the better imo).
He covers several palm to palm transfers, center steals, convincing controls, riffle stacking, culls..just buy this book ok? In my top five favorite books.
Ed
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One of my favorite moves in this book is his convincinv control...it is my main control and is relatively easy, and very good...as for effects, I am quite fond of "one shuffle one winner", it is a stacking effect requiring only one shuffle to place cards any where on a poker table
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Is this book out of print?
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It was for quite a while but was recently put back out on the streets, you can probably find a new edition for about 35 bucks with most magic dealers
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Check out Hermetic Press for a copy.

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Frank the Earick palm is a one-handed Erdnase palm. Many of the techniques in the book are based on the Erdnase mechanics. So a good grounding in Erdnase is helpful but not essential. By Forces Unseen is a really fun book to work through.

~ Dan
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This is an awesome cardworkers book and we are very lucky that Hermetic Press recently reprinted. Before this reprint the text was OOP and was getting bids of $200+ on Ebay. I must warn you though...many of these effects are very demanding and not being a big cardman I don't have much use with over half the material right now. You'll definitely need some other references when learning....seems the Card College books would be of great help. Still a phenomenal book to own.
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Arguably the best routine in this book is his version of the Jonah Card trick. Fabulous presentation and the handling is very simple.

- entity
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You can find three effects from the book performed by Denis Behr at : http://www.denisbehr.de/effectsonly.html

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I know this is an ancient thread here, but I'm seeing Penguin saying that this is available in harcover again. Interesting to see a reprint on one of these out of print books that has been going for a fortune second hand.
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Great to see this. There is no reason for books like this to be selling for hundreds or thousands of dollars. I’m sure a few profiteering collectors will be sad, but for the magic community at large, this is awesome.
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The resale market for this book just took a nosedive. I never understood why this book commanded so much value in the secondary market, aside from scarcity. I see that people are already dumping copies on the Café book sales section. Charging $100 for theirs when new copies can be gotten from vanishing for $35. I guess that's just "magicians helping magicians".
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I noticed this pop up for sale there also. It always makes me laugh when someone posts something for 300% of what a book can be purchased new, and someone calls them on it over there. A lot of people won't know this one is reprinted yet, though.
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Agreed. People charging $100 for this now are trying to take advantage of that information arbitrage. The scummy part of this is they need to exploit other magicians for this to work.
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Vanishing had it at $35 an hour ago. Now it is $50 and they only have 22 copies left. Wondering if they have an algo in place that fluctuates price based on availability.
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