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Tales from the Tube

Posted on August 26, 2009 by chris ballinger There have been 9 comment(s)

I go on youtube every day to check on our 500+ videos. And I personally read all of the comments on our videos. Some are nice, some are mean, and some are very difficult to understand. So I thought it would be fun to highlight a few of the comments and address them.

Helder Guimaraes DVD:

magicfreek101 wrote:
BUY THIS NOW. I have it and its just like a new world in card magic!

I couldn’t have said it better, Magicfreak101. I love this DVD set. Guimaraes’ thoughts on card magic are innovative and fantastic. If you haven’t checked it out, you should.

Magic Money Maker:

Ecck2 wrote:
I trolls it out when it goes therw...

I think I’ve finally translated this one. It seems that ecck2 has a firm grasp of the English language; he just types with his fingers jammed into ten bananas and then doesn’t read what he’s written.

Anttack with Gimmicks:

MegaGeek325 wrote:
He's really good at making awkward endings to these videos. But I think that took the cake. o.oU

Here at Magic Geek we love that awkward humor and I’m glad to see that it doesn’t go unnoticed.

Yoshino Gimmick:

Kieku87 wrote:
I have to say this, I watched this about a dozen times and when you get that wig on you, it looks like a camera trick... Like pausing and again playing the camera... I dont usually say this but it is the way I see it...

I just want to address this topic: we do not use camera trickery… just regular trickery. We want you to see the exact effect of the magic that we sell so that you can make an informed decision before buying. If we used camera tricks it would undermine what we are trying to do. You can do everything that you see in our videos with the magic we sell.


Xxrockandrollgodxx wrote:
its a mirror! the wand!

This happens a lot. People don’t watch the entire video and so they don’t see that the trick I am doing is a sucker trick. The real magic trick happens at the end of the video.

This is just a taste of the comments that I sift through every day. We like to hear what you have to say and so we read and consider everything that is posted, both here on Magic Geek and on our youtube account.

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9 Responses to Tales from the Tube

  • Tom A
    Tom A says:

    Just wanna say Magic geek is great and that i made a small video on youtube that shows a bunch of the tricks i got! go to

    Posted on August 30, 2009 at 8:08 am

  • Magician Riku Pajari (kieku87)
    Magician Riku Pajari (kieku87) says:


    I just read this text and noticed that you have commented my comment. I am sorry that I said what I said, I really respect your job to the magic community. You guys are great.

    I have been writing many comments to your videos saying to the other users that this is not camera tricks and what you see here is what audience sees in live. I dont know what made me write that stupid comment.

    Keep doing your great job!


    Riku Pajari, Finland (kieku87 in youtube)

    Posted on August 31, 2009 at 6:19 pm

  • Chris Ballinger

    Hi Magician Riku Pajari,

    Don't worry about it. I think it's a testament to how good the trick is. I just wanted to point out the fact that our videos don't use camera or editing tricks. Thanks for commenting and watching our videos.

    Posted on September 1, 2009 at 1:14 am

  • Gigi
    Gigi says:

    I am going to get the growing ball! But I'm worried if it required slight of hand because I stink at that
    PLEASE write back and let me know what truicks you think I should buy!

    Posted on September 6, 2009 at 2:46 am

  • gabe
    gabe says:

    gigi, the growing ball takes no slight of hand at all.

    Posted on September 10, 2009 at 4:08 am

  • magic coyote
    magic coyote says:

    hey, Chris, my b-day's coming up on October 17 and I recently got into vanishes, and I was wondering if you recomend the raven, with all do respect, based on the demo, it looked like you don't use it very much, but maybe i'm wrong. please tell me the pro's and cons, it looks really cool!

    Posted on September 24, 2009 at 11:21 am

  • Bob
    Bob says:

    hey, Criss it has come to mmy attention that you don't really have all the newest tricks, e.g. The dragon (by Jason Ring),
    Gecko refills,The Raven x2,or the locked deck. I'm sorry to sound picky, but people love buying from you guys and everyone loves these tricks,don't take this personally, just please look into these. :)^(:

    Posted on September 26, 2009 at 11:50 pm

  • Chris Ballinger

    Hi Bob,

    We love to take requests from our customers. Part of the reason it takes us so long to get new magic in is because we study everything to make sure it's worth buying and we make a video demo for every trick we carry. I'm going to look into the tricks you are inquiring about right now and if you hear of any others that you think we should look into, please let us know by e-mail (sometimes the comments here on the blog get lost in the mix.) Thanks again for the suggestions.

    Posted on September 27, 2009 at 12:14 am

  • bob
    bob says:

    thanks,chris I really like the dragon trick it's like the gecko, but half the price and with pyro power! thanks alot and once again, I didn't mean to sound mean!

    Posted on September 27, 2009 at 10:36 am