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Paul presents seven powerful effects, explained in full, with many step-by-step photographs. These are powerful, yet easy-to-do, professional routines - complete with patter - and most of these effects are completely impromptu.
All seven effects are non-card effects.
The introduction is a six page treatise on performance, spectator management, various forms of misdirection, and the successful executions of some very important, yet troublesome sleights. Also learn how to passively and actively control your spectators. This is very important information!
Included in the introduction are 7 hilarious gag lines/jokes that you can use in any of your routines.
IMPROMPTU MENTAL EPIC - Do not take this effect lightly. It is a powerful, unnerving, ESP effect that is impromptu and uses only your business cards or just three playing cards. It is very easy to do and absolutely mind-boggling!
TORN & RESTORED STRAW WRAPPER - Michael Skinner's version of a Nate Leipzig routine...but with straw wrappers. This routine (with part of Leipzig's patter) is performed so openly that your spectators will be slack-jawed. Paul adds some touches that make this effect easier to "get into" and end totally clean.
THE PHANTOM BILL - This impromptu effect is a terrific, solid-thru-solid effect with two borrowed bills. It will shock your audience. There are two phases in this routine that uses no cover, with one bill openly passing right thru the other. Everything can be examined.
PRESTO CHANGO AGAINO - This T. Bearden effect was a favorite of Mike Skinner. A copper and silver coin change back and forth from silver to copper in an incredible way. The patter is very engaging and makes this effect so much fun. The coins can be handed out for inspection - and you're clean. This is Paul's personal version that makes this routine a real breeze - and best of all - it's easy to do!
RESEALED CELLOPHANE - Use an anti-smoking/smuggling campaign to make this effect very popular to any audience. The bottom of a new pack of smokes is opened up and then magically resealed. Let the spectators examine it to their heart's content. This method is very, very clever and very, very easy to do.
CUT & RESTORED STRING - This is a very easy, yet very deceptive method of performing this effect and is a great "lead-in" for a more elaborate rope routine. Show a string, cut it in half and restore it. No knots or other tell-tale signs. Hand it out - completely deceptive.
HOT ROD - This section not only includes a great Hot Rod routine for the kiddies, but also includes many "eye-candy moves" for the Hot Rod, Color-Changing Knives, Jumping Gems and any other paddle tricks that you choose to use.
Included is a move that I learned from my dear friend, the late Melvin Burkhart, (the anatomical wonder who was the first person to drive a 9" spike up his nose!) many years ago. This move is not only easy to do...but is the most convincing display I've ever seen. Thanks Melvin! Plus...ideas by the masters, Windy & Sunny!
You will have a great time with these seven routines and you'll be thrilled with the ease of execution of all seven effects. The introduction is a wealth of very important information for any person to take your performances to new heights. A must read.
1st edition 2015, 29 pages.
word count: 11664 which is equivalent to 46 standard pages of text
Close-Up Utopia by Paul A. Lelekis
- Product Code: B1#811
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