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Cool Costume, Bro - Weekly Recap

Posted on May 16, 2014 by Chris Ballinger There have been 4 comment(s)

This week we discuss the costume or outfit that you wear when you perform magic. I think that everything comes down to character. I've talked about this a lot in the past, but you guys brought up a lot of good points this week so let's take a closer look:

The Talent Show Playlist features new video content that you can't see anywhere else. You can check it out by clicking HERE.

The featured product this week is E2 (or Extractor V2). This is a very cool gimmick that will enhance your card magic from mere "tricks" to absolute miracles. Freely selected signed card is put back into the deck (by the spectator!) and the box is closed up and put away. Not only will you be able to name the card, but you will be able to reveal it from any location that you can think of! Whaaaaat?! Flippin' awesome!

Extractor V2

We also talked about a previous Weekly Recap where I give pointers on a breaking up a magic effect in order to practice various details in isolation. You can check that out by clicking HERE.

I also mentioned something that I had learned from the book Strong Magic (I called it "Stronger Magic" in the video because I'm not perfect.) Anyway, in that book, Darwin Ortiz covers a bunch of ideas that will actually make your magic "Stronger". It is one of my all-time favorite magic books.

Strong Magic

We also touched on Jeff Kaylor's TKO Gimmick. If you are looking for a traditional topit, might I suggest the 21st Century Topit by David Penn.

Be sure to use the coupon code and get your name into the drawing for the N3 Coin Set by N2G.


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4 Responses to Cool Costume, Bro - Weekly Recap

  • JamesG
    JamesG says:

    Hey Chris I recommend the raven for beginners. And also what is you favorite magic trick. thx

    Posted on May 20, 2014 at 9:24 pm

  • JamesG
    JamesG says:

    Playlist: Best magic for a group of 30 some people at a dinner table.

    Posted on May 20, 2014 at 9:25 pm

  • Anna Morrison
    Anna Morrison says:

    Great work Chris! This is really a nice video. Extractor V2 is an awesome costume for enhance card magic act of magicians. I also like the book Strong Magic for better the tricks need in magic. Thanks for sharing this informative post.

    Posted on May 21, 2014 at 11:50 pm

  • Chris Begemann
    Chris Begemann says:

    Hey Chris,
    Give away envylope next week!
    What are your top 5 street magic tricks?
    How do you deal with nervousness?

    Posted on May 23, 2014 at 12:57 pm

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