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TMuc  : (24 April 2014 - 07:42 AM) I accomplish plenty, but I'd rather watch giovanni perform it than butcher it myself, much like I'd enjoy listening to music and watching a movie more than trying to sing and be an actor.
majish  : (24 April 2014 - 07:40 AM) Cold but true.
majish  : (24 April 2014 - 07:39 AM) Your a hundred per sent right TMc .But if we think like this nothing would get accomplished. Thank you for your comment.
TMuc  : (24 April 2014 - 07:30 AM) the reason is, because you could work it out and then would not have to buy the DVD, and to be honest, there's no additional explanations. He just goes through it step by step and that's it. But the real value of the DVD is to watch Giovanni perform this over and over again. Honestly, as much as I love watching this, I'm kinda reluctant to put any time into practicing it, because I'm sure it will never be as good and won't do Giovanni's performance any justice.
Apple  : (24 April 2014 - 07:24 AM) It's also the very reason why you CANNOT find a demo of the routine anywhere! This is a trick that requires the skill of misdirection. A dead eye is hard to misdirect.
Apple  : (24 April 2014 - 07:23 AM) I actually think your video is great. I also understand that fooling a dead eye is difficult. But even with that factor, I felt like you still got me, so I'm sure this is a routine that works.
Apple  : (24 April 2014 - 07:20 AM)
Apple  : (24 April 2014 - 07:20 AM) Yeah, like others have said, don't take it personally if there are a lack of replies. I remember doing a long write up on a video demo for the Harada Hold a year or so back.
Q  : (24 April 2014 - 06:41 AM) Majish, actually I'm VERY interested but I didn't see the post. I have mostly been accessing the forum with my phone lately and not only is it nearly impossible for me to watch videos, the phone gives me a hard time posting and it absolutely won't let me make a shout. So yeah, patience is important here. I'll try to take a look at it, and thanks in advance for posting it.
majish  : (24 April 2014 - 05:08 AM) Thank you sgtgrey. That was inspireing. That was my first video post. Maybe I need to show more patients.
sgtgrey  : (24 April 2014 - 04:46 AM) Don't feel bad, majish. As thepony pointed out, not everyone may be interested in that particular effect at the moment, and we are a small community - so replies can take some time. I've been there though where it feels like your comments/input are being ignored - just take it in stride and move along :)
majish  : (24 April 2014 - 03:29 AM) Little tissy fit doesn't hurt no one I guest
majish  : (24 April 2014 - 03:25 AM) Thank you the pony my bad. Didn't recognized the title. My friend posted this for me.Must be this illness that' making me miserable.
thepony  : (24 April 2014 - 03:17 AM) The thing is the title of your thread didn't tell us YOU were performing it. I just took a peek but my wi-fi is pretty terrible so i can't say much but the beginning looks good. I'm new here so i don't know how things usually work but not having a reply to your thread shouldn't make you feel bad. It might simply be that not everyone is currently interested in the particular effect. Cheerss :-)
majish  : (24 April 2014 - 03:12 AM) Yes jangle. Posted a tutorial video on salt and comment really. Felt like it was a waste of time. (Brother hood) To edify each other .point out good stuff and bad stuff to help make one a better performer
Jinglejangle  : (23 April 2014 - 11:17 PM) ...? Did I miss something?
majish  : (23 April 2014 - 11:12 PM) Thank you for all your comments. Don't all jump at once. Even if it sucks at least I know somebody watched it. A little credit for trying. I've been nothing but humble on this forum.. Tank you apple for your comment. A little respect and reconishing please. No comments.Made me feel I wasted my time.
sgtgrey  : (23 April 2014 - 02:00 PM) wow - there's 3 of them in that range now. Still, not a bad markup for a book that sold for $40, huh?
Apple  : (23 April 2014 - 01:55 PM) It's used ... but I doubt the condition will be bad.
Apple  : (23 April 2014 - 01:54 PM)
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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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