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Turtle: Ruiner of Magic - Weekly Recap

Posted on March 28, 2014 by Chris Ballinger There have been 3 comment(s)

First I want to say congratulations to Jackson Fyfe for winning the copy of Hot Flush from this week's drawing. Your prize has been shipped and is on it's way to you now!

This week we took an in-depth look at packet effects. Packet effects (if you don't know) are also called fractal card routines and basically involve a packet of cards which do not make up a full deck. In the Recap I go over a few of the problems with packet effects as well as solutions and talk about some of my personal favorites:

We mentioned a lot of packet effects this week, including Eye Exam, B'Wave, NFW, Nothing But the Truth, Ace and Panic. As well as mentioning two John Bannon DVDs which are packed with fractal card magic: Fractalicious and Bullet Party.

Eye Exam magic trick

I had a hard time picking the featured trick this week because so many great things got released this week. I mentioned 3D Crystal and the At the Table Lectures. But because of today's theme, I decided to stick with Shock Twist by Gary Jones. This is a fantastic packet effect with a double-kicker ending which actually makes sense. Check it out by me perform it for real people that I just met out on the street. WATCH DEMO: CLICK HERE.

Shock Twist

I can't wait to read your questions for next week when we talk about your live show. How to put one on, how to promote it, how to structure it, etc.

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3 Responses to Turtle: Ruiner of Magic - Weekly Recap

  • Hornet games
    Hornet games says:

    CHRIS, here is my question when performing a small street show ive heard that raven is a good starter is this a true statement, also can redemption has a lot of uses can it be use for all 3 parts of the show (start, body, KICKER ENDING) also what re your favourite start body and ending tricks
    THANKS FOR ANSWERING :-) :) :D B) :P you just said smiley face :) don't say all the smiley faces :) :O)

    Posted on March 28, 2014 at 11:23 pm

  • Tim
    Tim says:

    How do you make sure you have enough people coming to your show?

    Do you use an online ticket service? (like eventbrite or brown paper bag) If so which do you like and why? If not how do you do it?


    Posted on March 31, 2014 at 9:10 am

  • JMan
    JMan says:

    Which trick should I get: Redemption or Anttack II?

    Posted on April 4, 2014 at 5:47 am