With tricks being churned out by the hundreds, a lot could be new. The question is, What’s new and exciting?
I have been editing the write-ups for our catalog for umpteen years. I don’t make the write-ups. I just read them and if they are too wordy I’ll cut out what I deem to be unnecessary. I do read them. I usually don’t get too excited. This week I got excited enough to want to know how they are done. I usually can figure it out without actually seeing the trick. I’ve seen a lot of tricks in 40 years.
I’m can’t wait to see DECODED. Prop-less mentalism. Bruce Kalver did a number with his 8 year old son when he was here for Magie Montreal. I think that’s where I saw him do it. It was close-up and casual. I think we were in a restaurant. The kid would ask someone for a bill and Bruce would tell us the serial number of the bill, even though he was at the other side of the room. I still don’t know how he did it. And it took no time at all with hardly any speaking between the two of them.
Not too long ago Mysterion and Steffi were at the shop and blew us away along with other customers that were here. No idea whatsoever how they do what they did.
Frozen in Time also sounds fascinating and
In Plain Sight that makes the Magic Square easy is also intriguing. No memory work, which appeals to me as mine is rapidly diminishing.
Mini Card Stickers by Alan Wong are adorable and so professional looking and I’m sure you magicians could find many uses for them.
One of the new items, SNAP, I’m buying for my grandson. (He better not be reading this!) He’s a practical joker and I’ll try this on him before giving it to him. I have to get my kicks in too!
There were others that intrigued me as I wrote them up. Check them out. This is a great batch of new magic!
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