Friday, March 30, 2007

Free Mentalism E-book

Hello to all Magic - Mania readers....

Here is a link which was sent to me by a friend of a VERY professional and stunning mentalism trick you will definetly want to check out!

Here is the link:
http://www.card-tricks-now.com/MindReader.html

Enjoy,

- Magic : Mania -

Monday, August 14, 2006

Push N Change Tutorial

Here's a new color change by me, enjoy!

Effect: http://youtube.com/watch?v=ME7cdcH00ew

Method: http://youtube.com/watch?v=yfhyNVoaUyM

Please leave any feedback!

Cheers,

Magic-Mania

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Dollar to Hundred ( Original Version)

Effect:
A crisp one dollar bill is shown, the hands are shown to be completely empty, then the magician takes the dollar bill, squeezes it between his fingers, and then reveals it to be, miraculously, a hundred dollar bill!(As shown by Criss Angel and David Blaine on national T.V) Here´s a link to the video performance of this trick: http://www.magical-tricks.com/100billtrick.htm
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Materials:
  • A $1 Bill
  • A $100 Bill
  • Thumb tip
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Preparation:
Take the $100 dollar bill. Fold it into a small rectangular piece, small enough to fit inside the thumb tip. Place this in the thumb tip. Wear the thumb tip on the hand you would normally write with. Have the 1$ bill in your pocket or hold it in your hands. That´s it...you´re ready!
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Method:
This is simply the original version to the Dollar To Hundred trick, I discovered it recently so decided to share it with you all, the previous version was one I came up with when I was trying to figure this trick out.

1. Hold the one dollar bill in the hand that you are wearing the thumb tip on.

2. Hold the dollar bill in such a way that it conceals the thumb entirely thus concealing the tumb tip as well.

3. Introduce the bill,and turn it over and back (hide the thumb tip behind the dollar bill during the movement) Note: Hold Dollar bill with both hands.

4. Fold the dollar bill until its a little rectangular shape. Then place both hands together and conceal both hand´s fingers.

5. When the fingers are concealed, use the free thumb of the other hand to slide the thumb tip all the way out,with the thumb which would cause the 100$ bill inside the thumb tip to pop out on your palm.

6. With the thumb that previously wore the thumb tip, jam the 1$ bill inside the thumb tip, and with the jamming, slide your thumb in as well. Thus you end up again wearing the thumb tip.

7. Now you should have the 100$ bill on your finger tip, concealing the thumb tip as well, open the 100$ bill up and show that a 1$ bill has magically turned into a 100$ bill...easy money! Hide the thumb tipwith the hundred dollar bill, as you would be holding the bill fom the hand on which you currently wear the thumb tip.

8. There you go, thats simply the change. I know its a bit confusing, sorry about that, I´m recently working on a video tutorial for the trick, as soon as that is done, I´ll post the link up. After the trick, you can hand out the bill for inspectation. During this time, quickly slide the hand on which you wear the thumb tip (do this move casually) in your pants pocket. Leave the thumb tip their, with the bill and retirve the hand. Their you´re clean. That´s simply the trick!
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Advice on Performance:
The only advice I can provide you with is try your best to conceal the thumb tip, as much as you possibly can. This trick will require a lot of practice, but that practice is worth it. The main "slow down" in the trick is when you are changing the bills. Professional magicians can do this move very fast becuase of loads of practice. So try your best and practice A LOT! Hope you liked it, and watch out for the tutorial vid!

P.S.
As promised, here is the link to the video tutorial of the trick.. enjoy! Hope this helps! :D Link: http:⁄⁄www.youtube.com⁄watch?v@V_CpjgwMVMw P.S. Sorry that I go a little fast.. I was filming this from a digital cam so it could only record until 57 seconds... so I had to go fast! :D
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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

New Link: Card Tricks NOW!

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Monday, March 06, 2006

Learn TO Amaze Series: Visual Card Melt



So, have you been looking for the perfect card, coin or any other magic trick series? Well, now you've come to the right place. In the upcoming posts I will be posting some magic tricks from my very own magic tricks series (VOL. 1 , In the E-BOOK). While you wait for the e-book to come out. I have also decided to send the e-book to people on their wish. This meaning I will ONLY send you the e-book if you send me and e-mail at magic-tricks@hotmail.com saying that yes you will like the e-book and I would really appreciate it in the mean time if you could also right a suggestion for what you probably want in the e-book.

Now that done, the Learn TO Amaze magical series. This series is going to be all about magic tricks and basic card, coin handling knowledge. This will, not only help you enhance you magic trick abilites but also make you a better magician, so right now you might want to bookmark Magic-Mania just so you can return every now and then to have your chance at the FREE tricks being released from the Magical Series.

The Frst Trick that I am revealing to you is called: Visual Card Melt

Now what is this trick about? Just check it out yourself, scroll down and read the trick and its explanation below!

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Learn TO Amaze Magic Series- Vol. 1

-The Visual Card Melt-
Effect:
The spectator is displayed 3 cards. The order of the three cards is as follows: AS, AD, AC. The magician tells the spectator to concentrate on the AD. The magician now turns the cards over (face-down) and squares them up. This done the magician starts rubbing the cards with his/her middle finger and thumb. After this he or she stops. And slowly turns the cards over. The spectators, AD, has visually melted thru the AC and landed in its place, and now the middle card is the AC. This procedure, once repeated, brings the AD back to its original position (in the middle) leaving the AC, in its orignial place (the bottom). An Absolute Baffler!

Method:
This is a great trick, it doesn´t require any practice whatsoever, but always has the spectator saying: "Huh? How did that happen?" At the end of it, thats your garantee. Now back to the method of this trick:

1. First, take out the AS, AD and the AC from the deck.

2. This done, the rest of the deck can be discarded.

3. Arrange the three aces in the following order:AS, AD and AC.

4. Now tell the spectator to concentrate on the center-most card (the AD).

5. Turn the cards over face-down, and square them up.

6. Place the cards between your middle finger and thumb and start rubbing them (the should go from side-to-side).

7. You will notice, that the "rubbing" is causing the center card (AD) to slip out from between the two black cards.

8. Secretly, grab this ace once it is mostly out (distract the audience with some patter) and slip it to the bottom. (Thus, you have caused the bottom card, AC, to slip to the middle,and now the bottom card is the AD).

9. Stop the rubbing. Square the three cards up, and slowly start to turn them over, give them a one-handed fan and show the audience (or spectator) that the AD is now on the bottom and the AC in the middle. (You can also say: "Hey, look the AD has visually melted thru the AC!"

10. To switch them back to their orignal places, just repeat the rubbing, and switch the middle card (AC) to the bottom of the packet, this caused the AD to return to its original place, the middle, Amazing!

Advice on Performance:
This is a brillaint effect that has never yet failed to astound my audience, as I preform this trick a lot of times as a "Street Magic trick", me being a street magician. But this trick will work well in any stage show performance, because it will still have the audience amazed at the end, and it doesn´t require any practice (anyway try practicing the rubbing bit before preforming it in front of an audience). I saw this video performance of this magician performing thie Card Melt, and it was on sale for about $12. So I decided to make up my own method on how this trick may work, and I came up with the result above. I know its not much, and I also know it may not give the exact SAME effect as the video performance I saw, but still its very much like that. I´m sorry I don´t have the link to the video performance, but as soon as I do, I´ll be sure to post it on, so you can see how it looks like! In the meanwhile, hope you enjoy the trick.

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This is a great trick, always has the spectator gapping at the end! And thats my garantee to you! Try it, it may require a bit of practice but it's still worth it! This is a trick well worth the practice you don't want to miss it!

I hope you enjoy this trick, and let me know what you think of it at: magic-tricks@hotmail.com I love to ehar from you, and I will always be prompt to reply to your mails, so don't hesitate at ALL!

With Best Regards,

Magic-Mania

Monday, February 20, 2006

E-book Poll: Your VOTE Counts!

Hi,

I am Magic-Mania (the owner of the website), and I would like to thank everyone one who signed up to our "Free Weekly Magic Tricks" newsletter. We officially have over 100 members! It's AMAZING! Every week I send you a magic trick (completely FREE) which you can practice and have fun with, once you're done with practicing this trick, check your inbox again for a whole new trick! For more information on The Free Weekly Tricks Newsletter scroll down, and discover how you can also become part of the fun!

Now then, that done there is something very important that I'd like to ask of you. I am currently working on a magic trick e-book, which will soon be posted on my website! But I belive in democracy and belive that you should also have a say in what the e-book should be about! I am currently including the following: card tricks, coin tricks, close-up magic, stage magic and street magic. If you have ANY other suggestion, something that you think others will like, then participate in the vote, tell me what you want to see in the new e-book. After a couple of days, I will post the results on my website, so you can see if your suggestion was approved or not. And soon following the release of the results of the poll, I will give ONLY my weekly free magic trick newsletter subscribers the link to the PDF version of the e-book! Its going to be a lot of fun and enjoymen, you don't want to miss it!

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Monday, January 30, 2006

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