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Jinglejangle  : (18 December 2014 - 06:35 PM) Meep! Meep! Zooooooooooooom....
Tristan  : (18 December 2014 - 06:02 PM) i used to have the roadrunner cull dvd but can't find it.
sgtgrey  : (18 December 2014 - 08:36 AM) Also: Hand size doesn't really matter! I literally have the hands of a child (even my wife's delicate hands are larger than mine) - I've never met anyone with smaller hands, and I can do these culls with no problem
sgtgrey  : (18 December 2014 - 08:35 AM) I would highly suggest watching Kostya's DVDs, and then just giving it dedicated practice - start with culling 4 of a kind, etc.
sgtgrey  : (18 December 2014 - 08:34 AM) practice! lol I use the roadrunner cull (Kostya Kimlat - has 2 DVDs about it). It took me a couple of years before I felt comfortable culling 26 or more cards under the spread under fire
Tristan  : (17 December 2014 - 10:05 PM) any tips for someone with small hands who wants to perform David's Cull by David Gonzales or just any multiple card spread cull. i can cull one card but multiple cards is hard.

MBA Gamer  : (17 December 2014 - 01:11 PM) Jeez, the Taliban (in Pakistan) killed 132 kids in a school attack. I don't know how more ruthless one can be. God be with these kids and their families. R.I.P.
xphoenix87  : (15 December 2014 - 06:53 PM) I loved that. Thanks for sharing it
Q  : (15 December 2014 - 03:28 PM) Master Payne was at my local mini-convention this past year. Even my too kewl for skewl teenager and his buddies were cheering for him and bowing. Check out his Schrodinger's Cat presentation if you can find it. It's awesome. He's definitely one of my favs. I keep track of him through facebook.
rigiddigits  : (15 December 2014 - 02:02 PM) Saw this quite a few years ago (I know this one is recent) and was blown away by it. His ability to orate a story is, in my opinion, second to none. Payne also has a great routine based around a classic painting, Venus de milo or something like that, which I posted on here a few years ago, which is well worth looking for... Outstanding showmanship! I also posted about his little slot that he has on the Jeff McoverblownegoBride site. Well worth looking for! Thanks for bringing this to every ones attention SGT.
sgtgrey  : (15 December 2014 - 09:14 AM) lol yeah...magicians... :P
TMuc  : (15 December 2014 - 08:48 AM) dat introduction, read from a tiny piece of paper. call yourself an entertainer and can't even present a fellow magi properly -_-
sgtgrey  : (15 December 2014 - 07:58 AM) Saw this at the green room, but this is great!
sgtgrey  : (15 December 2014 - 07:57 AM)
Joesquire  : (14 December 2014 - 07:33 PM) PM a mod with your request, generally not done on this forum
Redrebel  : (14 December 2014 - 04:06 PM) hi there, can anybody tell me how to change my display name?
TMuc  : (14 December 2014 - 12:16 PM) I don'T like these "drunk chick falls over" videos, but the remix is funny ;O
David  : (14 December 2014 - 12:14 PM) Saw what was coming when she dropped, I believe to be, phone. The other girl didn't even look. Must be a common thing when she drinks.
TMuc  : (14 December 2014 - 06:46 AM)
CutnStuf  : (13 December 2014 - 08:48 PM) Party hard, Hoggy!
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Contests and Competitions

Enter our amazing competitions. There will be a variety of themes. Some will just be for fun, others may have some prize or rewards.

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Introduce yourself here! You MUST post here first to view the rest of the board! You can also post goodbyes and such as you please. Be sure to welcome our new arrivals!

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  • 15 December 2014 - 02:29 PM
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General Magic Discussion

Talk about general magic topics that don't fit in the other areas like, great magicians, the latest magic buzz, hecklers, etc. Please stay on topic.

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Upcoming and Magic News

Know of any upcoming magical events? Shows, lectures, anything like that can be posted here! Also if you find any articles relating to news in the magical world, post them here as well!

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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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Book Club

Every month or so a new copyright free book will be presented to our members. Anyone who is willing can sign up for the book that month. These people will read the book, and review different sections, posting what they learned, what they liked, etc. See inside for more details!

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Member Of The Month

Every month this should be updated with a SOMF member I think has been outstanding, contributing, or just being a good person. Along with their name will be the reason they were picked! Feel free to send in names of people you think have been doing a good job!

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Magic Principles

Every so often a new magic principle will get posted in here. Members will discuss this principle, how to apply it, use it in effects, and other things. Only mods can post topics here, but anyone can reply and help in the discussions!

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Beginner's Magic Forum

IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE ART POST HERE! Discuss effects and give tips to people new to the art! Lead them in the right direction and give them a helping hand.

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Props, Gimmicks and Utilities

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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Card Magic

Discuss effects and tips for your favorite "pasteboard" routines.

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Money Magic

Discuss the effects and tips of magic with money. That includes coins and paper money!

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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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Grand Illusions & Stage

Discuss the effects and tips of Grand Illusions and Stage magic here!

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Busking & Street Magic

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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Media Magic

Discuss magic with computers, videos, cell phones, handheld devices, iPods, and any other type of electronic "new age" gadget!

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Other Magic

Effects and tips for magic that didn't fit into the other areas can be discussed here! For example, cups and balls, table hopping, ropes, silks, etc.

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Children's Magic

Discuss effects and tips for Childern's magic. Talk about how to structure routines, effects that go over well, and how to keep control!

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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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Related Magical Arts

Discuss secrets, tips and tricks off other things like escapology, ventriloquism, clowning, balloon modeling, or even juggling. Anything kind of related to magic but not fully magic can be talked about here!

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WWW Links

Found an interesting magic site? Be it a shop, forum, or just related to magic, post it here! We can only post so much on the forums, so lots of links are welcome!

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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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Review Section

Did you just buy a new effect or DVD. How did your latest show go, or even a show you saw live or on TV. How are you getting on with a difficult move? How is that new book you just picked up? That gimmick working like it should? Tell us all about your reviews and progress here!

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Video Section

Share videos of yourself or others in here. You can post performances, routines, methods, the works. Show everyone your latest move and get feedback on how you are doing.

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History of Magic & Biographies

Any history or biographies relating to magic goes right here! Talk about the greats like Dai Vernon, Blackstone, and Tony Slydini or the history of effects like the cup and balls!

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The Business Of Magic

Want to make money doing magic? Tips on how to advertise your self and much more in here!

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Magic on a budget / DIY Gimmicks

One of the ideas of SOMF is to help people who are keen magicians but haven't got huge amounts of money realize their dreams and improve their magic. Post how to make your own gimmicks, where to get supplies, and other DIY things!

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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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Off Topic

Anything not relating to magic can go in here. Forum games, artwork, you name it!

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Sales and Wants

Advertise your magic sales or wants here. Please no bootlegged, illegal stuff or asking people to send you copyrighted material. SOMF is not responsible for any lost packages or being ripped off, please buy carefully.

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