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Short Stops

I’ve been reading a lot about Maven’s Protocols of the Elders and the furor around the exposition of the secret – I don’t care. The Gazzo / Penguin alliance is rather surprising. Then again – them that has the gold…… Losander’s Thumb Tie – Decent, but overpriced School for Scoundrels Golden Shells – Top notch …

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Learning Magic From Sam Snead and Ted Williams

Prodigies and exceptionally gifted people have NO idea how difficult things are for mere mortals. Sam Snead, the greatest natural golfer I ever saw, was once asked how he made the ball fade (move left to right). He said it was simple, just think right. Of course, to execute a draw, one merely thinks left. …

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A Mike Close Perspective

I believe it was a Genii reviewer that commented that after reading/viewing a Mike Close trick explanation he realized how woefully inadequate and superficial most other magic instruction is. From my perspective, nobody develops performance items better than Mike. The depth of thought is incredible and he only seems to publish what he performs. I …

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I Must Be Getting Easy

I’m supposed to be a cranky old goat pissing on anything new that comes along, but I’ve recently reviewed and studied 2 new DVD releases that I think are terrific. Additionally, the one trick – one dvd ratio seems to always be a screwing waiting to happen, but I’m highly recommending these: The first is …

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A DVD I Didn’t Plan To Like

I saw this DVD advertised recently and bought it on a whim: The DVD doesn’t cover a lot of flourishes: Ribbon Spread Ribbon Spread Turnover Double Ribbon Spread Turnover Ribbon Scoop Dribbling Thumb Fan Closing Fan One Handed Giant Fan Pressure Fan Split Fan Two Handed Split Fan S-Fan Corner Spring Middle Spring Sideways Spring …

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