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thepony  : (06 February 2016 - 12:23 PM) horrendous equivoke:
sgtgrey  : (06 February 2016 - 12:00 PM) I do something similar at restaurants with a straw and a ring, but not nearly as technical as what you do.
sgtgrey  : (06 February 2016 - 11:59 AM) dang, Strat. I'm downloading that youtube vid for inspiration. Great sequencing of effects, and that muscle pass is sick.
sgtgrey  : (06 February 2016 - 11:55 AM) oh, and TMuc, Poker Test did work fairly well, and I kept it in my breast pocket whenever I wasn't using extreme burn or stand up monte
sgtgrey  : (06 February 2016 - 11:54 AM) haha well I don't mean no sleights, just that needs to appear sleightless to a spectator - some good examples were signature effect by darwin ortiz, chicago surprise, and lucky chip
TMuc  : (06 February 2016 - 11:43 AM) liar, it's 3,5 mins :( :D thanks for sharing :)
Jinx  : (05 February 2016 - 02:51 PM) nice
strat1227  : (05 February 2016 - 02:19 PM) back in the day
strat1227  : (05 February 2016 - 02:19 PM) I used to haha
strat1227  : (05 February 2016 - 02:19 PM) Here's my all-sleight, 5 minute set
Jinx  : (05 February 2016 - 02:19 PM) Do you play a strat? I do!
strat1227  : (05 February 2016 - 12:10 PM) But it's a great sequence when done quickly
strat1227  : (05 February 2016 - 12:10 PM) Lol I forgot how lame runes presentation of that is lol
strat1227  : (05 February 2016 - 12:06 PM) Impromptu hitman, that kinda stuff
strat1227  : (05 February 2016 - 12:06 PM) I went out with a ring a pen and a half dollar lol
strat1227  : (05 February 2016 - 12:06 PM) See sgt that's funny I use only sleights
majish  : (05 February 2016 - 11:52 AM) Another mistake on my part Nitrous pointed out a double post sorry. Not feeling well gotta go.
majish  : (05 February 2016 - 11:39 AM) I can't believe I did that. It's worst because I made comments on that. Sorry must be that one extra drink or my alzheimers must of kicked in
TMuc  : (05 February 2016 - 10:50 AM) how about pokertest?
sgtgrey  : (05 February 2016 - 05:19 AM) oh, and angle-proof, instant reset, etc.
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So How Is That Done? / Request Tutorials

On some magic sites, you can't ask how tricks are done, but here we can engage in discussion on methods. Remember there's a lot more to magic than just the secret. Please discuss presentational aspects as well in this forum so we can really LEARN from them to improve our own magic. If you don't know how something is done, post here. If you do know and would like to share your methods, post in the specific forums below. Please search before posting a topic! You can also ask for tutorials on effects in here.

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We all like figuring stuff out right? Well here is an idea from the creative minds of SOMF. Each month, an idea for a trick will be presented. It will be either original, or a new take on an old effect. The community will then try and figure out a method for said effect. This build great teamwork and brainstorming skills! Join in!

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This section is for discussion on any props, gimmicks or utilities, be it a thumbtip or bigger things like a dove pan. Even accessories like flash paper or silks, post their descriptions and uses here! There is a list of things that need posting and each post should be fairly large.

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Discuss the effects and tips of Mentalism here. That includes metal bending, PK effects, predictions, mindreading and more!

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Discuss and post the effects and tips of Busking, how to get a crowd, effects to use, Gazzo style. Also discuss effects and tips for "Street Magic", David Blaine style.

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Whether they have secret bits or not, flourishes can make a great addition to a magical performance. Liked by some, and hated by others. If you like them this is your place.

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Presentation & General Performance Tips

If you are new to the art, PLEASE read this section first. The real secrets of magic are all in the presentation. That includes patter, misdirection, timing, comedy, and personality. Tell us about your presentation ideas here!

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Guess How It's Done

In this area you can present effects by videos or photographs or even descriptions, and you invite other board members to offer their thoughts on the methods. You can give them clues or not. The effect should be YOUR OWN CREATION, or variation on another effect. If you want to know how an effect is done, ask in the so how is it done section. Don't post common effects that everyone already knows, make it a challenge!

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