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Overly-Epic

Posted on February 6, 2013 by Chris Ballinger There have been 14 comment(s)

I'll be the first to admit it, I go a little over-the-top with some of the video demos I do. Just sort of happens.

For example: did I have to dress up like royalty and dance around in the Baroque Deck demo just because their tag line is "Cards for kings"? Stronger men than I may have been able to resist, but not me. I absolutely had to do that.

Magic Geek Baroque Deck Trailer


Did I have to wear flippers in the Freefall Demo? No. But I did.

Andrew Mayne's Freefall

Did I have to sing a love song to a small clay figure in the Little Man video demo? Well, the answer to that one is "Yes" I definitely did. Paul Harris asked me to. But that's just the point, when I worked on the Little Man project I already had the reputation as a guy who just can't control his silliness and that's why Paul asked me to do it.

So when a new accessory like the Chain of Silks comes into the warehouse, I can't just put a photo and text description on the website and call it a day. I have to--HAVE TO--make a fool of myself.

This actual photo of me as a child illustrates how deeply embedded this silliness is in my blood:


As you can clearly see, it was inevitable that I would take an accessory that works perfectly fine in a children's birthday party setting or in a classic stage production and force it into a modern street magic style video.

Take a deep breath, and enjoy:

If you perform at birthday parties or on stage I highly recommend the Chain of Silks. It's a classic that always gets a good response. But if you're a street performer and you're thinking of using this, just make sure you're doing it ironically.


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14 Responses to Overly-Epic

  • Julie Nelson
    Julie Nelson says:

    Is the secret code word fermis?

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 2:46 pm

  • 444rr
    444rr says:

    Chris the code word for the crossword is fedmsr

    Posted on February 11, 2013 at 12:59 pm

  • Chris Ballinger
    Chris Ballinger says:

    Hey Julie Nelson and 444rr: good job, but you haven't quite gotten the code word. It is a real word and it is magic-related. I just double-checked the puzzle, so I know it works, but it's a toughie.

    Posted on February 12, 2013 at 8:57 am

  • Julie Nelson
    Julie Nelson says:

    Hey chris are the letters 444rr has the correct letters because right now i have the same letters as 444rr.

    Posted on February 12, 2013 at 9:07 am

  • Julie Nelson
    Julie Nelson says:

    Is the secret code word ferula?

    Posted on February 12, 2013 at 9:34 am

  • 444rr
    444rr says:

    I think the code word is FRAMES


    Posted on February 12, 2013 at 6:54 pm

  • Chris Ballinger
    Chris Ballinger says:

    Nobody has gotten it yet. I can't give any hints. I can tell you that the grand prize is still up for grabs.

    Posted on February 13, 2013 at 11:49 am

  • Julie Nelson
    Julie Nelson says:

    Is the secret code word amuses?

    Posted on February 13, 2013 at 12:06 pm

  • 444rr
    444rr says:

    Is the code word Riffle

    Posted on February 13, 2013 at 1:25 pm

  • 444rr
    444rr says:

    Is The code word finger?

    Posted on February 13, 2013 at 3:03 pm

  • Julie Nelson
    Julie Nelson says:

    I think the secret code word is: Ransom

    Posted on February 13, 2013 at 3:36 pm

  • Chris Ballinger
    Chris Ballinger says:

    YAY!!!! Julie Nelson is the winner! The code-word is Ransom. If anyone else finishes the word-search and posts a picture of the completed word-search on facebook or instagram you get a consolation prize. I will write a blog tomorrow with details on the grand-prize and prizes for the runner-ups.

    Posted on February 13, 2013 at 4:01 pm

  • 444rr
    444rr says:

    Well congrats to Julie. I don't know how you got it but great job. I though you had to take the middle letter from each answer not the middle letter in that honycomb. Oh well at lest I will get a runner up prize.

    Posted on February 13, 2013 at 4:42 pm

  • jacob
    jacob says:

    Have you guys gotten the DOS System magic trick in your ware house yet?

    Posted on February 20, 2013 at 7:13 pm

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