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Eveish
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

Eveish

*Tickles pretty strangers*
Location: Australia

Total posts: 610
Posted:Do we have any Magicians here?
I am interested in learning a few basic magic tricks but I am having enormous difficulty in finding someone to teach me the tricks. The funny thing is that I know LOADS of magicians... it's just that they REFUSE to let on about how they do it!!!! it's infuriating!
Is there anyone willing to spill the beans on how you make a hanky disappear?
Otherwise any magicians that want to torment me some more.. here's the place to do it!! grrrrr grumble squeek grrrr arg.....


What if I should fall right through the centre of the Earth and come out the other side where people walk upside-down?!

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Puk
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

Puk

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Location: Brisbane Oz

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Posted:Theres a magic place accross the road (down the esclators) from david jones (elizabeth st sydney) Quite often they use to (i don't know if they still do ) offer classes .

I learn't the french drop there . biggrin


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Eveish
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

Eveish

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Location: Australia

Total posts: 610
Posted:ooh might check it out next time I am in/near sydney : )

What if I should fall right through the centre of the Earth and come out the other side where people walk upside-down?!

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Posted:Check your PMs! tongue

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Bretch


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Location: Cork, Ireland at present

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Posted:The dissapearing hankie is an oldie I used to do in my magician days.... *gonna do a Penn & Teller now* the trick I had used a fake thumb. Real easy. But if you really wonna impress people, learn card tricks... they fasinnate nearly everyone. I still keep meaning to start but sooo busy ya know.... umm

I used to be indecisive, but I'm not so sure now.....

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ben-ja-men
GOLD Member since Jun 2003

ben-ja-men

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Location: Adelaide

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Posted:weasle showed me the fake thumb thing when i was in the uk and i couldnt for the life of me see it but then after he showed it to me when i saw another performer doing it the fake thumb was so obvious even from a distance. u just need to learn the secret handshake then they will teach you wink

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Posted:A good magician will know at least two or three other ways of achieving the same sleight! tongue Then there's the patter and presentation. Just 'cause some kid buys a magic set, it doesn't make them a magician!
Cheers!

P.S. I hate card tricks! Again, they seem to be what every kid tries and badly fails at! tongue


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onewheeldave
GOLD Member since Aug 2002

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Location: sheffield

Total posts: 3252
Posted:

In the UK local libraries will generally have some decent books on magic.



Another good place to learn stuff is a magic shop- they'll sell tricks and,if they're good they'll be someone there to demonstrate and give tips about performing them.



Magicians are understandably cagey, unlike spinning/juggling, if the knowledge of how the tricks work is known, it does ruin the effect.



Nevertheless, there are supportive communities of magicians (including online), and, if you show sincerity and make an effort, you will be welcomed.



Part of that is to understand why they don't like info being disseminated to the general public, and co-operating with it.



So I guess Bretch-



Written by: Bretch


The dissapearing hankie is an oldie I used to do in my magician days.... *gonna do a Penn & Teller now* the trick I had used a fake thumb. Real easy.





has just blown it smile


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arsn


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Location: Behind the couch...

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Posted:I knew a magic shop website... but it disappeared... ubblol

I can't hear you... I have a banana in my ear.

"You mean I'll have to use my brain?... but I use staff!!!" ~ ben-ja-men

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Eveish
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

Eveish

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Location: Australia

Total posts: 610
Posted:hehe cool! thanks guys! you have no idea how much that has been annoying me... I will check out card tricks and stuff too, do you guys have a favourite trick?

What if I should fall right through the centre of the Earth and come out the other side where people walk upside-down?!

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