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Posted on October 7, 2009 by chris ballinger There have been 33 comment(s)

Got a Facebook account and don't know what to do with it? Join the Chris Ballinger Fan Page. It's like lazy stalking for cyber-savvy magicians.

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33 Responses to Become a Fan of Chris

  • Nik
    Nik says:

    I wish I could have a facebook account to become fan!

    Posted on October 7, 2009 at 8:23 pm

  • Harrison
    Harrison says:

    i have a facebook i might become a fan

    Posted on October 7, 2009 at 8:34 pm

  • Yonah
    Yonah says:

    What about whoever becomes a fan before halloween gets a 10% discount on their order???

    Posted on October 9, 2009 at 8:38 am

  • Joshua
    Joshua says:

    hey chris on the david blaine dive of death special tricks you mentioned a trick called Compression put i looked all over magicgeek but i could not find it

    Posted on October 10, 2009 at 11:37 am

  • Chris Ballinger

    Hi Joshua, That's a very good question. When we filmed the Dive of Death video I was told by one of my sources that Compression was to be published two weeks after. I guess the publication fell through as the DVD never came out. I'll look into it further and see if it was released under some other title.

    Posted on October 10, 2009 at 5:53 pm

  • Oscar
    Oscar says:

    hi chris,you probably get this question alot but i just want to know,what is the difference between the pk ring and the pk ring vortex?some people have told me but i dont find a difference

    Posted on October 12, 2009 at 6:59 am

  • Michael
    Michael says:

    Criss out of all the magic websites i know yours is one of my favorites its the only one i go on.My favorite two magicians are you and Criss Angel.Keep up the good magic tricks.

    Posted on October 12, 2009 at 10:42 am

  • Chris Ballinger

    Hi Oscar, The main difference is in the style of the rings. But the standard PK Ring is a little stronger than the Vortex.

    Posted on October 12, 2009 at 12:01 pm

  • Jacob
    Jacob says:

    Hey Chris, I just wanted to say thanks to you and all the guys at magic geek for the magic tricks I ordered. They have worked great. Keep up the good work! Oh, and Chris, could you make more tutorials or more instant downloads, because I have realized that a fair amount of tricks use gimmicks that can or could be built at home. Thanks again!
    -Jacob, MO

    Posted on October 14, 2009 at 2:44 am

  • magicjustin
    magicjustin says:

    Hey Chirs, Im doing a talnet show in January what tricks do you think would be good for the stage show

    Posted on October 17, 2009 at 3:14 am

  • Chris Ballinger

    Hi magicjustin, I highly recommend that you take a look at the <a href="http://www.magicgeek.com/stage-magic-combo-1601.html" rel="nofollow"><b>Stage Magic Combo</b>.<p><img src="http://www.magicgeek.com/images/MS026_s.jpg" /></a><p>I personally chose the tricks that are in this set and I used most of them in talent shows when I was in school. They are easy to learn, look great on stage and the instructional DVD goes over everything in detail.

    Posted on October 18, 2009 at 8:00 am

  • magicjustin
    magicjustin says:

    do you think i should use the Illusion EFX in my show?

    Posted on October 19, 2009 at 7:48 am

  • Chris Ballinger

    You could. The illusions on that DVD take some construction and you need to buy some extra equipment. But they are great effects.

    Posted on October 20, 2009 at 1:53 am

  • justin thomas

    hey chris,
    first i want to say thanx for providing great magic at great prices, something u CANT find in iowa. i was just wondering if you have ever given any thought to providing a sponge ball routine for instant download (for a fee of course). i got ur fraid knot routine and am trying tobranch off from there...

    Posted on October 21, 2009 at 10:22 am

  • Chris Ballinger

    Hi Justin Thomas, We are actually working on a whole line of instructional Instant Downloads for everything from Sponge Balls to trick coins to trick decks. We are still in the planning stages right now, but you should expect to see a few available by the end of the year.

    Posted on October 21, 2009 at 11:42 pm

  • justin thomas

    well that is FANTASTIC!!! thank u!

    Posted on October 22, 2009 at 11:00 am

  • magic coyote
    magic coyote says:

    Hey, Cris, could you check out a card trick called WHAT'S UP? it involves four cards and has a big finish, I got it, and I want Magic Geek to get it.

    Posted on October 22, 2009 at 11:10 am

  • FredTore
    FredTore says:

    Hey chris,
    i just have to say that i love your shop!
    You have good products!

    Ok,on one month im gonna have a school show and im wondering whitch tricks i should do.
    Do you Recomend any thing?

    Posted on October 26, 2009 at 2:39 am

  • Chris Ballinger

    Hi Fred Tore, A few comments ago I recommended the Stage Magic Combo. I am going to recommend it to you too. If you're doing a show for a school, it's important that people can see the magic. That's why I say the large, visual magic in that set is the way to go.

    Posted on October 26, 2009 at 5:48 am

  • Hazer95
    Hazer95 says:

    Hey Chris, this is jacob again, now going by Hazer95 (because of my last name) and I was wondering, since I have a school talent show coming up, thankfully not for a while, what other tricks would you reccomend for stage magic besides the stage magic combo. I lived in San Diego for four years, where I first got into magic, and now I am planning on doing the school talent show in May. Do you have any suggestions of tricks that could be performed on stage singily or in a duo? Thanks again.

    -Hazer95, MO

    Posted on October 26, 2009 at 8:45 am

  • Chris Ballinger

    Hello Jacob, Here are a few trick that I used (with great results) for my school talent shows: <a href="http://www.magicgeek.com/cardiographic-347.html" rel="nofollow"><b><i>Cardiographic</i></b></a>, <a href="http://www.magicgeek.com/fraid-knot-526.html" rel="nofollow"><b><i>'Fraid Knot</i></b></a>, <a href="http://www.magicgeek.com/dlite-pair-346.html" rel="nofollow"><b><i>D'Lites</i></b></a>, <a href="http://www.magicgeek.com/vanishing-coke-bottle-323.html" rel="nofollow"><b><i>Vanishing Coke Bottle</i></b></a>, <a href="http://www.magicgeek.com/yoshino-gimmick-third-hand-1663.html" rel="nofollow"><b><i>Yoshino Gimmick</i></b></a>, <a href="http://www.magicgeek.com/the-20th-century-silk-417.html" rel="nofollow"><b><i>20th Century Silks</i></b></a>.

    Some other things that I think would work great are: <a href="http://www.magicgeek.com/appearing-8-foot-pole-276.html" rel="nofollow"><b><i>Appearing 8 Foot Pole</i></b></a> or <a href="http://www.magicgeek.com/appearing-8-foot-wand-1733.html" rel="nofollow"><b><i>8 Foot Wand</i></b></a>, <a href="http://www.magicgeek.com/houdini-chain-shackle-escape-1744.html" rel="nofollow"><b><i>Houdini Chain Shackle Escape</i></b></a>, <a href="http://www.magicgeek.com/uncanny-hanks-1883.html" rel="nofollow"><b><i>Uncanny Hanks</i></b></a>, <a href="http://www.magicgeek.com/zombie-ball-480.html" rel="nofollow"><b><i>Zombie Ball</i></b></a>.

    Posted on October 27, 2009 at 1:15 am

  • steve
    steve says:

    Hi criss i have art of astonishment vol1 I plan onbuying another one wich one should I get?

    Posted on October 28, 2009 at 7:41 am

  • Hazer95
    Hazer95 says:

    Thank you Chris for your time and advice, I will be looking up those tricks very soon. Thanks again. Keep up the great work!

    Posted on October 29, 2009 at 1:28 pm

  • Gigi
    Gigi says:

    Hi, Chris, Do you think I am able to preform the diminishing cards? What about the penny and dime.... I am not sure because it looks hard. Well, PLEASE write back!
    !
    thanks!

    Posted on October 31, 2009 at 12:30 am

  • Chris Ballinger

    Hi Gigi, The Dime and Penny is one of the easiest tricks in the world, so don't worry about that. We carry two different versions of the Diminishing Cards. The standard Diminishing cards is very easy. The Baker Diminishing Cards will take a little more practice. I'm sure you'd be able to perform either one is you really put your mind to it. Thanks for your question.

    Posted on November 1, 2009 at 12:28 am

  • Gigi
    Gigi says:

    Ok! I will get the dime and penny and the diminishing cARDS. Which tricks would you recomend for a magician probobly doing magic for abot 4 months??
    Any specific tricks? Let me know!!!

    Posted on November 1, 2009 at 11:19 pm

  • steve
    steve says:

    Hi chris its me agian i would like an answer for my last question wich book in art of astonishment do you recommend thank you.

    Posted on November 3, 2009 at 7:43 am

  • alexis
    alexis says:

    I SAW EXTREME BURN THE OTHER TIME BUT KNOW I WANT TO BUY IT BUT MAGICGEEK DOESNT HAVE IT ANYMORE.

    Posted on November 13, 2009 at 6:55 am

  • Chris Ballinger

    Hi alexis, That trick has been discontinued. To my knowlege it isn't available anywhere.

    Posted on November 13, 2009 at 10:28 am

  • alexis
    alexis says:

    is heiny 500 the same same as extreme burn.

    Posted on November 14, 2009 at 10:08 am

  • alexis
    alexis says:

    i just bought THE SHARK its a pre sale item but when am i going to receve it.it looks like a great trick.

    Posted on November 17, 2009 at 10:17 am

  • Orlando
    Orlando says:

    man do you have a myspace

    Posted on December 10, 2009 at 2:22 pm

  • TheMagicMan36
    TheMagicMan36 says:

    hey chris i love watching ur vids on magicgeek i could just sit here for hrs and watch u do magic i just got back into magic like two yrs ago and hope to some day be as good as u i have one silly question would there be any way i could get ur autograph? like buy some magic from yall and u mail it along with my stuff? just asking plz hit me back as soon as u can

    thanks TheMagicMan36

    Posted on December 11, 2009 at 9:36 am

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