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I'm Gonna Touch You - Weekly Recap

Posted on March 21, 2014 by Chris Ballinger There have been 2 comment(s)

This week we talked about all kinds of things. Thanks for all the fantastic questions!

Our first question featured the Yigal Mesika's Innercircle. It's an awesome utility gimmick that will help you perform visual miracles. We also talked about my upcoming show in Los Angeles. If you are in Southern California on April 1st, get your ticket right HERE because this show is selling out fast!

Next up, we talked about justifying the use of Sponge Balls. Two of the solutions I use on a regular basis are the 3-D Sponge Rabbits and Mad Sponges.

A few months ago I did a Weekly Recap on Stage Fright and confidence. Instead of having you dig through the YouTube archives for the video, I thought I'd re-post it right here:

The title of this week's Recap came from a question about controlling your audience while performing the trick Ace by Richard Sanders. This is an astonishing routine and audiences LOVE it, but it is important to have full control during the routine. Hopefully me little tips will help out with that.

The featured trick this week is Cakes and Adders. This is a fabulous trick to perform at children's birthday parties. For tricks that are aimed at children, I always test them out on my kids; sometimes I do it on camera. Be sure to check out my kids' reaction to Cakes and Adders in the Magic Geek Video Demo.

Cakes and Adders

Wow 2.0 is such a visual trick! It's worth the justification it takes to perform. This week I gave a couple of pointers on performing it, including using it like a collector's case that protects special cards from warping and fading.

Want your wallet to be set up like mine? Here's what you'll need: a Mesika Wallet, an Innercircle gimmick, and Torn 2 Pieces. Now get out there and fool people!

For those of you who are worried about your Classic Force failing, here are three routines that I use and where to find them... The Ambitious Card can be found in the Royal Road to Card Magic; Fourced Outcome is an instant download that can be found right here at Magic Geek; and Triumph by Dia Vernon can be found in volume 1 of Michael Ammar's Easy to Master Card Miracles.

Don't forget to use coupon code flush and get 5% off your order. That's also going to get your name into the drawing for Wayne Dobson's new effect Hot Flush. But hurry the coupon code expires on March 28th.

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2 Responses to I'm Gonna Touch You - Weekly Recap

  • Hornet Games
    Hornet Games says:

    HI CRHIS, I was wondering as im getting "redemption" soon and I cant always carry a full deck around as I were skinny jeans a lot... can redemption be done in a "packeted" effect and work exactly the same (is it more difficult or is it easier)
    THANKS :) :D B) :O) (face with a big nose)

    Posted on March 22, 2014 at 12:26 am

  • Jon Powell
    Jon Powell says:

    Thank you! Thank you! I won one of your birthday gift boxes - awesome!! I really enjoy your weekly recaps - always great advice. My border collie is better at card tricks than me and she's starting to hog the show - any suggestions?? <{:-) Woof!

    Posted on March 27, 2014 at 8:42 pm