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Postby Jason » Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:40 am

Do magicians ever get upset if their tricks are exposed online? I was able have find out how Steve Brundage did some of his Rubik's Cube tricks as well and the secrets to a few of Mat Franco's tricks and the Clairvoyants. A couple of them didn't look that hard. I'd need to practice a little, but I believe I could accomplish a few effects. Personally, I don't like to expose tricks I've paid for because that's a waste of money.
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Re: Here's a question.

Postby SimonC » Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:50 am

Yes. Yes they do.
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Re: Here's a question.

Postby Richard W » Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:24 am

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If you don't like exposing tricks YOU paid for because you think doing that is a waste of money how would you like it if you made a great effect that took you a year or more to conceive of and produce at a very high cost of starting up the manufacturing of it and somone runs to YouTube or an open forum and puts out how it is done so you end up selling only 1/5th your product that you have spent all that time and money on now all down the drain so someone can brag they know how it is done.. :shock:

IMO constantly asking to get the secret to effects you never paid for is not any better. :?
It is so much more satisfying to figure out how it is done by yourself.

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Re: Here's a question.

Postby Brett H » Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:47 pm

Jason wrote:Do magicians ever get upset if their tricks are exposed online? I was able have find out how Steve Brundage did some of his Rubik's Cube tricks as well and the secrets to a few of Mat Franco's tricks and the Clairvoyants. A couple of them didn't look that hard. I'd need to practice a little, but I believe I could accomplish a few effects. Personally, I don't like to expose tricks I've paid for because that's a waste of money.
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It's stealing, basically. So yes, I'd imagine magicians would be upset by it.
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Re: Here's a question.

Postby Jason » Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:50 pm

In some cases, it wouldn't do me any good to have the secrets exposed because I'd still have to get the props. That's the case with the tricks the Clairvoyants do, and you'd still have to learn Morse code. With all those dots and dashes, that's a lot of work. Kotkin has willingly exposed magic on the internet, but it probably wasn't a trick that a person would have to pay a lot of money to learn. For all I know, it might have been his trick.
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Re: Here's a question.

Postby Jason » Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:17 pm

I know that Terry I talked about earlier gets upset over people who expose magic deliberately. I've done it by accident by doing a trick at a bad angle, and I've had people who were smart enough to catch on. My brother-in-law figured out how to do the card trick Galaxy. That's the one where you deal out cards, have a spectator say whether each card goes on the red or black pile, and show them they're right at the end. I used to tease Terry about the masked magician Valentino by saying he let the cat out of the bag and then make a noise to imitate a cat and say that's what he did; but unless someone was willing to pay me what I paid for the trick or some cute girl was willing to go on a date to find out the secret, I wouldn't expose a trick. I wouldn't even expose ATL trick I learned on the internet. Though I don't know what to ask from in exchange for the secret since an online trick didn't cost me anything to learn.
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Re: Here's a question.

Postby Jason » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:07 am

Another thing that can be annoying is sending money for something and now getting it. I sent a money order about a week ago for two Tenyo's tricks and never got the tricks.
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Re: Here's a question.

Postby PeterW » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:47 am

A week is not a long time for shipping depending where the item is coming from.
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Re: Here's a question.

Postby Jason » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:36 am

Here's another question. Would a lot of the Tenyo tricks be cheaper for people living in Japan? I often wonder if the higher prices are because they're imports.
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Re: Here's a question.

Postby Richard W » Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:18 am

I have a question have you seen the remake of the old show I've Got A Secret? :D
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Postby Jason » Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:44 am

No, but I've seen the remake of Match Game with Alec Baldwin. I don't really care for the old panel game shows except Match Game.
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Re: Here's a question.

Postby Jason » Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:34 pm

Does anyone have the masked magician Valentino's email address? I tried to get onto his website with my mobile phone, but it's not possible.
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Re: Here's a question.

Postby Jason » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:35 am

Has anyone here had the dream where you can actually levitate at will without any of those gimmicks the masked magicians exposes? I don't mean just a few inches off the ground like David Blaine does. I can do that one while I'm awake. I mean where you can let someone frisk you to make sure there's nothing holding you up. It would outdo David's flying trick if it was real. In a way it's risky when he picks up a girl for the audience and takes her flying. If he would've tried that with me, I would've figured it out a long time ago by feeling everywhere. I just woke up from the floating dream. It's one of those things where I'm the only one who can do it; but of course when I'm awake in the real world, I can't.
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Re: Here's a question.

Postby SimonC » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:18 am

The best description of flying I've ever read was in the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy. Basicially you need to trip up and get distracted at the exact same moment, then you fly!
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Postby Jason » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:45 am

If by tripping up you mean get high and hallucinate, that's not the way it works in these dreams. Other people in the dreams are able to see me levitate and can be as close as they want. I'm always the only one in the dream who has that ability. It's more like when Green Lantern uses his power ring to defy gravity. I just sort of jump up in the air and can stay there as long as I want and move forward. I can't go as high as I was to like comic book super heroes can though. I can only levitate, but there's no gimmick or using one of my feet to push myself up because both feet leave the ground.
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Re: Here's a question.

Postby SimonC » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:43 am

No I mean trip up as in catch your foot on something and trip over
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