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Profile of MurdaBox
Ok, I can choose 2 DVDs up to $45. I am a little bit more than a beginner. I don't want DVDs with single cuts. etc. I want to take Ed Marlo "The Legend" and "The Cardician" or "Advanced Card Control Series DVD Volume 4" Which two to choose?

"Advanced Card Control Series DVD Volume 4" $38.99
"The Legend" $34.95
"The Cardicina" cost $34.95
Please help me to choose.
Sorry for my bad English.
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What are you hoping to get out of the DVD's?

The Legend and Cardician, although great to have, are not really teaching DVD's.

On the other hand, Ackerman's DVD's are a teaching set of DVD's and Allan is both technically skilled and a good teacher.
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Profile of MagicMasterMatt
This DVD is a great one for anyone between beginner to a little more advanced. It teaches a lot of fundamentals along with flourishes and sleights. It is worth the money, $29.95 at to be exact. I hope you take a look at it.


The Effect

Learning card magic is like building a house. Everything starts with a strong foundation of basic building blocks.

This DVD will start you at the beginning of card magic and take you to a working professional’s level. You'll progress faster than ever before by focusing on the most powerful moves. This is a complete course in card magic without the filler. There's no reason to spend hundreds of dollars buying a set of 3 or 8 or 10 DVDs when you can learn the core skills (the ones that get used over and over again in thousands of tricks) on one DVD. This is that DVD.

By the time you're finished you’ll have learned 4 full-length routines--including the Ambitious Card. You'll have mastered the fundamentals, learned seven of the most powerful and practical controls (including the Classic Pass), developed two high-powered forces and picked up eight ultra-visual flourishes.

This isn’t an encyclopedia... it’s an arsenal. All of the most powerful weapons of card magic are included.

Once you’ve mastered these key moves you’ll be able to perform anytime, anywhere, with just a regular deck of cards. Imagine how it’s going to feel to have that power to entertain. This is a technology that changes you. It’s like riding a bike, learning a new language, or flying an airplane. It’s freedom... with a deck of cards.

-Mechanic’s Grip
-Biddle Grip
-Pinky Break
-Thumb Break
-Dribble to Secure a Break
-Swing Cut
-Swivel Cut
-Double Lift
-Top Palm
-Ultimate Transpo
-Two Card Monte
-Biddle Trick
-Ambitious Card
-Classic Pass
-Hindu Shuffle Pass
-Double Undercut
-One Handed Top Palm
-Elmsley Count
-Spread Cull
-Swing Swivel Cut
-Hindu Shuffle
-Riffle Shuffle
-2 Handed Thumb Fan
-Le Paul Spread
-Springing the Cards
-Erdnase Color Change
-One Handed Thumb Fan
-Hot Shot Cut [Daryl]
-Pendulum Cut [Hooser]
-Trinary Cut [Acer]
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Profile of ElliottB
I didn’t see the name of the DVD in the above post. For the record, I think the post is referring to “Born to Perform” by Oz Pearlman.


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Profile of MagicMasterMatt
Hey thanks for correcting me. I didn't realize I didn't put the name up there! lol! Yeah, sorry it wasn't a choice but it's a good one.

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Profile of Piper1973
I have to agree. I bought Born to Perform and it has already helped me improve quite a bit. The DVD is nicely laid out and it is easy to access each of the techniques covered. The instruction is quite good. It is not as flashy as some DVDs, but it covers the basic information incredibly well.

Instruction is interspersed with clips of actual performance moves. It is a very good buy.
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Profile of Jon
One more important thing about "Born To Perform" - it's a fun video to learn from, it's not too long or as exhausting as other videos and it teaches very strong routines.
For a beginner it's very important, since besides learning moves, he also needs motivation, which is provided here. He needs results and the DVD gives them.
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