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Chessmann
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Hi, all -

About 8 or so years ago I bought Jumping Gems from my local store (they don't stock it anymore). It actually came with a third bar that has 6 red stones on one side.

I have since lost the instructions. Even though I have known the paddle move for years (I have the CC Knives), I am back into magic after a long break and want to learn a "base" routine for J.G. using all three bars that I can learn, building my own ideas into it after that.

Can anyone help with instructions? Is it appropriate to request instructions from the manufacturer?

Just looking for a thought or two before I go further.
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Sounds like you have a "hot rod" in addition to jumping gems. For an excellent presentation of both items combined, Mike Skinner used a patter based on Liberace's piano keys. You can use this for inspiration, and modify it for yourself. The handling is very clean. You can find it written up in the Genii Magazine Mike Skinner issue, which came out last year I believe. Have fun. Christopher
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Christopher,

Thanks for the heads up!

Actually, I do not have a Hot Rod. The third bar has one gem on one side, and six red gems on the other. I remember when I bought it I was told that it usually comes with two bars, but they had started making a third (as described above).

I look forward to finding the issue of Genii.

Thanks,

Mark
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Chessmann,
I have the same set, and am in the same boat as you. I worked at a magic shop over 10 years ago, and bought it.
Mine only has 2 sticks in a felt open-ended case, and no 3rd rod. I might be wrong, but I think the 3rd rod was sold as an addtional climax to the trick and called something else, but I don't remember what.

-Timothy
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Sounds like the third rod could be an old version of slip off spots. Do you remember having a "die" with matching gems in it?
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My "set" has a stick only, but is enough! Jumping Gems is something I carry with me everywhere. My version takes its inspiration from a Bob King's routine. At the end, you can give the stick to the spectator, asking him to repeat the effect you've just performed. People at this point usually think I have something hidden in my hands, but when I show they're empty... they feel like something magical happened. My advice is you start to build a simple routine with what you, starting from the basic stick: then you can add the second and the third. But please, believe me: one is enough!

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Jumping Gems is one of the first tricks that I did, and it really is sooo good. I have had many different sets, and have had the climax one too where the whole paddle is covered with gems. This has been a great help in getting the gigs.
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The Michael Skinner Genii Issue is Volume 63, Number 11 November 7, 2000. You can request back issues by going to http://www.geniimagazine.com

Hope this helps,
Doug
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I found a couple of demos of this on-line that would certainly give you some ideas for a routine. Unfortunately, I can't remember where I found them! I did download them at the time however, so I could email them to you if you want to see them.
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The routine Michael Skinner based his on is by JG Thompson in his Top Secrets of Magic Vol I. The patter is quite dated now but the sequence of changes and movements is still good.
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Same here. I always carry this with me. In fact I lost 2 already. One is enough. No switches no nothing. It is great both for kids and adults. When I hand it out for examination, usually someone else comes by and tells me to do it again because he did not see it. Then I just move one gem on one side and show both sides the same. I reverse the process and hand it out again. I still can't believe how powerful this move is. I look forward to use the Number 1 pencil and Shattered.

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On 2002-10-29 07:21, antonuccio wrote:
My "set" has a stick only, but is enough! Jumping Gems is something I carry with me everywhere. My version takes its inspiration from a Bob King's routine. At the end, you can give the stick to the spectator, asking him to repeat the effect you've just performed. People at this point usually think I have something hidden in my hands, but when I show they're empty... they feel like something magical happened. My advice is you start to build a simple routine with what you, starting from the basic stick: then you can add the second and the third. But please, believe me: one is enough!

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Yours,

Ivan
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Curtis Kam has a routine in his book, "Deceptions in Paradise." It uses two sets (two duplicate sticks are used). Most importantly, he provides a presentation that is funny and that makes sense. I made up the set as he describes, and I got a little leather eyeglass case to hold them. This is a great routine, and has become one of my favorite openers at a table.
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Darrin

I wholeheartedly agree. Kurtis's presentation really makes a lot of sense and provides an inbuilt justification for the props.

I must look into the glasses case idea, though, as I just knocked up a felt holder like my Ken Allen rods came in years and years ago.

Linds
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magicdave56
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Does anyone's know if there a dvd or a book on the jumping Gems ?
BWind
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Folks,
The extra rod could just be the additional "Flash Rod" designed as a finishing effect to Jumping Gems. The Flash Rod that I have includes 2 diamonds on one end and a row of six diamonds on the other side. Jack Miller Enterprise might still have them available.
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Jack Miller passed away in 1962, a person took over the wholesale business in later years. To my surprise it is still in business as Jack Miller Enterprises. They do not sell retail, but you can have your local magic dealer get some in for you.

http://jackmillermagic.com/

I never knew he made the other gem effects besides Jumping Gems. Click on the our products heading and look at the other gem effects they make.
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