Year 25 in magic. Month 1 in Tenyo

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Year 25 in magic. Month 1 in Tenyo

Postby Ron Leshem » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:00 pm

Hello everyone, I wanted to take a moment and introduce myself. My name is Ron Leshem in case the cleverly titled user name wasn’t clear enough, and I’ve been an avid magician both as a professional, hobbyist and most recently magic creator, since I was 12 years old (25+ years ago).

For the overwhelming majority of that time I’ve been predominantly interested in sleight-of-hand based card magic. In fact, I would go so far as to say that I was almost allergic to gimmicks of any kind. My magic library has grown beyond all reasonable bounds and it has been devoted almost entirely to books and DVDs which focus on technique and routines. So is is a little bit out of left field of that suddenly I’ve developed an intense fascination with Tenyo (or “ten Euro” as google auto-correct understands it). In fact, when I found out that Richard Kaufman was publishing a two volume book on Tenyo, my first thought was who cares?!

Oh how quickly things have changed. For the last month I’ve been literally obsessed with the idea of putting together a micro illusion show and I can’t wait to get my handle on Tenyoism to see how others have risen to the same challenge. I’ll probably be sharing some of my routining ideas for feedback in the coming days as realizing my particular vision will be guiding my purchases moving forward. I’m not even sure how I got bit by this bug but it has become an intoxicating notion and registering on this blog was the next logical step. A

I’m very excited to be joining everyone here and learning from all of you. I will probably be posting a bit in the next few days both because that’s where my head is at form the moment, and also because I really want to get that full membership :)

If any part of this has resonated with you, feel free to drop me a line and say hello. In fact feel free to do that even if none of this is resonated that strongly with you but you’re simply happy to have another person here.
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Re: Year 25 in magic. Month 1 in Tenyo

Postby ØyvindK » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:22 am

Welcome to the forum, Ron! Your story is very interesting (especially the recent change from gimmick allergy to near obsession), and I think you will enjoy it in here. We have quite a few magic creators in here, and once you become a full member, you will gain access to many interesting threads, I promise. :-)
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Re: Year 25 in magic. Month 1 in Tenyo

Postby Simon Layland » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:52 am

Welcome Ron
Great to have you here.
I'm getting in to card trick without gimmicked cards more and more so your posts will be very interesting.
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Re: Year 25 in magic. Month 1 in Tenyo

Postby JohnM » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:17 pm

We have a lot of very talented/creative magic creators here and of course a lot of Tenyo enthusiasts so you found the right place. Welcome!
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Re: Year 25 in magic. Month 1 in Tenyo

Postby Rob Rand » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:30 pm

Welcome Ron! Where are you from?
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Re: Year 25 in magic. Month 1 in Tenyo

Postby Ron Leshem » Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:27 pm

Rob Rand wrote:Welcome Ron! Where are you from?


I’m from Los Angeles, where I was born and raised. When I was a young child my parents pointed out the magic castle to me once and I thought it looked just like Disney’s Magic Kingdom which piqued my interest. Years later I would have the privilege of becoming a junior member of the castle (where I am still a member) and thus brought at least part of my magic story full circle. Looking forward to closing a few more of those loops in the years to come.
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Re: Year 25 in magic. Month 1 in Tenyo

Postby VictorS » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:42 am

Welcome on board Ron , really nice to have you here :)
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Re: Year 25 in magic. Month 1 in Tenyo

Postby KirkW » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:21 pm

Welcome to the friendly magicians play ground! :D
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Re: Year 25 in magic. Month 1 in Tenyo

Postby Mike H » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:10 pm

Hey, welcome Ron!
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Re: Year 25 in magic. Month 1 in Tenyo

Postby David DeTenyo » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:13 am

Hello Ron and welcome!
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Re: Year 25 in magic. Month 1 in Tenyo

Postby Shan » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:59 pm

Welcome Ron! You’ll love it here and be addicted to tenyo just like the rest of us.
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Re: Year 25 in magic. Month 1 in Tenyo

Postby BluBob » Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:57 am

Welcome Ron! Enjoy, and have FuN!
and now, on with the show ...
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Re: Year 25 in magic. Month 1 in Tenyo

Postby Richard W » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:12 pm

Welcome Ron lots of fun to be had here. ;)

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Re: Year 25 in magic. Month 1 in Tenyo

Postby CollinW » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:40 pm

Ron Leshem wrote:Hello everyone, I wanted to take a moment and introduce myself. My name is Ron Leshem in case the cleverly titled user name wasn’t clear enough, and I’ve been an avid magician both as a professional, hobbyist and most recently magic creator, since I was 12 years old (25+ years ago).


Welcome Ron, I'm new here also. You'll find this is a very welcoming place with some very talented people.
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Re: Year 25 in magic. Month 1 in Tenyo

Postby PeterW » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:52 pm

Hi Ron and I'll also official welcome Collin here as well! :D Great story!, and for me I'm fascinated by the brilliance in design and implementation of gimmicks in many of the tricks here. You'll find it a fascinating place with a great group of people!
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Re: Year 25 in magic. Month 1 in Tenyo

Postby David DeTenyo » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:06 am

Welcome Ron!
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Re: Year 25 in magic. Month 1 in Tenyo

Postby Roberto B. » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:33 am

Welcome Ron!!
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