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  1. JacobF4

    Preparation Or Expection?

    Hello Everyone, Halloween night I was asked to 'perform' at my good friends party. (I know COVID Comments may ensue.) I am familiar with performing magic since I was 12 years old but never got too many chances to show off what I've been practicing in front of a crowd/stage environments, Just...
  2. R

    Reliable sources of Color Changes

    Hello everyone, I hope you are very well. I am looking for the source from which to correctly learn the following color changes: 1. Classic Color Change 2. Winter Change 3. Erdnase Change 4. Bertram Change Books or DVDs by professionals are preferable, but I'm still looking for performances or...
  3. T

    How good should a card magican be after 3 monthes

    What sleights and tricks should a magicain that has been doing magic for 3 monthes be able to do?
  4. C

    Ribbon Spread Message.

    I want to end a trick with a message on the backs of the cards revealed through a ribbon spread. Does anyone have any advice or tips on writing out a message so that it can be revealed through spreading the cards?
  5. Mind_Over_Magic

    Can You Help Me With Great List of Effects For an 18th year bday party (walk around) gig?

    Hi Everyone, I have a gig in a couple weeks for a young lady's birthday party who is turning 18 years old. It will be a lot of friends her age (about 15-20 of them) and the rest family and adults (another 15 people). It will be mostly walk around and small group performances over a 2 hour or...
  6. K

    Theatre Magic Tricks - Help!

    Hello! I have been hired to design props for a theatrical adaptation of Sword in the Stone. We have modernized Merlin a bit to have a David Bowie vibe instead of the classic Merlin with the long beard and robes. Anyways! I need some help. Our director wants Merlin's staff to appear out of thin...
  7. J

    Cardistry/ Magic dominant hand

    Hey guys, so I'm left handed and I'm used to holding my deck in my right hand. The problem is, I learnt some tricks/ moves with the left hand and some with the right hand, which I only noticed recently (maybe its because I learnt most of them from online videos and I tend to mimic what they do...
  8. P

    New ish to magic, technique advice please

    Hi guys, Its my first time posting here. I’m getting back into magic after a 5 year break. I’ve just noticed on my push off double I seem to be crimping the bottom card slightly, is this a mistake in my technique, a bad positioning on my mechanics grip, or is it to be expected with the way my...
  9. Zenn_Magic

    Resources Used in Playing Card Production

    hey ya'll, i'm working on a project about resources used in producing a product. I choose playing cards and was wondering if ya'll could give me some insight into the natural, capitol, and human resources used.
  10. R

    Cups and Balls not on stage?

    Hi all, this is my first post so here goes. I'm still at school, and like to do tricks for my friends, haunted deck etc. However, a few years ago, I bought a set of cups and balls, but never really showed anyone because I've never really found a suitable setting. Everyone that I've seen performs...
  11. CardMagicNJ

    Looking for good constructive criticism for this performance

    Hey everybody happy Saturday to you my name is Ryan and I'm from Atlantic City New Jersey I was taking a walk through town today and wound up performing for these for ladies... and a couple of other people showed along anyway I don't perform much in public it's been a few months and I'm two...
  12. CardMagicNJ

    Advice Please on Routine.....

    Hi everyone, Its been a very long time since ive been on here but glad to be back. Anyway, when i start my ACR I do the tilt. But when I also do the hand sandwich I do the tilt as well. Obviously I use them in seperate routines but would like to have them in the same set. I just dont want to...
  13. K

    Rubik Cube Advice.

    Morning Guys and Girls, Hope my short post finds you well. My name is Connor and i am new to Theory11 and any magic forum in general however, like most of you, i have indeed spent hours pouring over peoples posts soaking up everyone else knowledge. I have been playing with playing cards for...
  14. K

    Advice!!

    Hey guys I need some advice, I've been doing magic for around 4 years and I'm going to try and make it a permanent job in the future. I recently got into a relationship with a girl and she doesn't know that I do magic and want to tell her but I don't think the time is right, instead I had a...
  15. S

    Magic theory and history YouTube channel

    I've always wanted to create a YouTube channel revolving around magic, however not magic tricks tutorials. I was thinking "magician profiles" I'd do a video essay segment about certain magicians (houdini, shin lim, Dai Vernon, Paul Daniels, Tom Mullica) with things like what was their...
  16. Karo-K54

    Faulty Mechanic's Grip

    When I usually handle cards, my index is placed on the right side and not in front. I've fixed this, but it pops up consistently in moves like the pinky count, cardini (not sure if that's the right name) and top shot. Will this restrict me from improving and make my sleights sloppy? Is this...
  17. CPUYEAR

    Success Story: Overcoming Performance Anxiety

    I thought it'd be cool to share a small but significant victory in my journey to become more comfortable performing magic for people. I'm typically a very social outgoing person, but for some reason I'm really insecure about showing my magic to people. I've posted several threads on this topic...
  18. Karo-K54

    Difference between "Best" cards and "Bee" decks

    I've been eyeing the "Bee" decks for some time now, and I came across a "Best" deck that belonged to a friend when I went to his house. The tuck case was extremely similar, except that it was "Best" instead of "Bee". The cards were also the same: thick, diamond-backed and borderless. But the...
  19. Karo-K54

    Cards: Borderless and Bordered

    What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a borderless deck of cards and having a deck with cards with a border? Most Bicycle cards have a border, but "Bee" is borderless. It this because it's easier to detect cheating with borderless cards? (I came to this conclusion since "Bee" was...
  20. Karo-K54

    Joshua Jay's Magic: The Complete Course

    How would you rate Magic: The Complete Course? Is it good? What level would you recommend it for? Does it focus on cards only, or different types of close-up tricks? Are the tricks thoroughly explained and taught? Is each sleight explained? How many pages is the book? Are there any tricks that...
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