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    Magicians Who Cross The Line

    First of all, there are magicians who like to be "philosophical", seem smart type, who say things like, they are trying to blur the line between illusion and reality or something like that... And there are magicians who sometimes say they have powers as sort of a prank or social experiment or...
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    These Card Tricks

    Hey guys. So, there are 2 David Blaine card tricks that I kind of want the "inside info" about... I perform these from time to time, and see a lot of people do it online too... But I want to know the history and variations... The first one is... David Blaine's version of a classic trick, the...
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    How Well Guarded Are Top Secrets

    I am wondering, how closely guarded are some of top magic secrets? Are magicians VERY reluctant to publish the methods/reveal them? How different are they from stuff that is already freely available? Thank you
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    Can Someone Tell Me

    So, I see many magicians, particularly David Blaine using some beautiful decks. Unfortunately, sometimes I do not know what they are... I will post videos at the time they are most seen... Can someone tell me what these decks are called. Thanks 1) 2)
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    Weird problem

    So... until couple of months ago, I usually used dollar store decks that were tiny and not really known and stuff... But later, I got more particular... so I bought several bicycle decks. I live in Canada by the way. So, it looks good, says poker on the box (I assumed it meant poker size), and...
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    What deck do you like to perform with? Why?

    What deck do you perform with and why?
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    What's up with this?

    I hear magicians say that they do not perform for kid's shows or that performing for kids is different... I don't get it. Why? Unles your routine is CRAZY complex, there is no reason why kid's show would be different from an adult show. In fact, kids probably like it more. What's up with this trend?
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    How much do magicians usually earn performing? How much do you earn?

    So, I know, this is a tough subject to talk about. Mainly because it really depends on a lot of things. But, I, and I think many of the users here, would like to know how much do magicians, regular closeup magicians or street magicians (I am not talking about Lance Burton, I know he has a ton of...
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    Do you prefer performing magic sitting or standing?

    So... How do you prefer to perform close-up magic? Sitting or standing? Why?
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    Bob Longe

    So... I have a book by Bob Longe (the book is called 101 Amazing Card Tricks link: So anyways, this guy, Bob Longe is apparently well known ... as wikipedia cites him as a source...
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    Someone help

    So, I recently ordered a magic set... This one to be exact... So... It has several tricks, props etc... One of those is an empty paint can... and paint... The paint is concealed in some paper... And the paper says that the...
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    What do you think about this performance?

    I am a HUGE David Roth fan. This routine, in my mind, was great. Your thoughts?
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    YouTube magic

    Ok... So some time ago, I used to post about exposure. I was thought to be a troll. And I had to stop. Just to make it clear, this post is NOT ABOUT EXPOSURE... I have a different question here. It concerns, magic tutorials and magic on You Tube in general. First of all, I VERY rarely (ALMOST...
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    What do you think about guerilla street magic?

    has it become cliche? Do you (or did you) like it? What are your thoughts about it?
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    Thoughts on Mark Wilson's "Complete Course in Magic"

    So I have decided to purchase Mark Wilson's "Complete Course in Magic" largely due to what I heard about it here on theory 11. I ordered it on amazon and I will have it in like 2 days. PLEASE DO NOT PUBLISH SPOILERS (e.g contents, list of tricks etc)... Just give me your thoughts. Is it good...
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    How do you go from "a guy who knows a few tricks" to a "magician"?

    Like how do you know that you are a magician and not just someone who can show tricks? What is your criteria? At what point do you consider someone a good magician and not just a person with tricks?
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    Coin Magic

    Coin magic, performed correctly, is one of the best skills a magician can master. When we start out as magicians, the basics are, simple card techniques and simple coin tricks... However, as we advance, coins seem to disappear more out of our routine... Let's face it. Coin magic, executed...
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    Magicians ARE NOT liars!

    I hear this all the time. People say that magicians are liars... Even some magicians say this. Penn Jillette says jokingly that he is a scumbag.... James Randi calls himself an honest liar. I have aunts who think so too... I was performing a sucker trick for my aunt. So, I pretend to mess up...
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    What do you think about my magic library?

    So, currently I own 5 books about magic. They are: "Illustrated Compendium of Magic Tricks" - Nicholas Einhorn "How to do Magic Tricks" - Nicholas Einhorn "101 Amazing Card Tricks" - Bob Longe "Modern Coin Magic" - J.B Bobo "Royal Road to Card Magic" - Jean How many of these books/authors do...
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    What do you think about my magic library?

    So, currently I own 5 books about magic. They are: "Illustrated Compendium of Magic Tricks" - Nicholas Einhorn "How to do Magic Tricks" - Nicholas Einhorn "101 Amazing Card Tricks" - Bob Longe "Modern Coin Magic" - J.B Bobo "Royal Road to Card Magic" - Jean
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