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Michaelblue

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Saw him lecture last night and he was really amazing. Mostly cards, but my favorite was when he borrowed a hundred dollar bill from an audience member and put it together with one of his own in one hand, and the audience member's bill vanished and appeared under his watch. 

The last one he did was have a guy shuffle a deck and put it behind his back, then take out two cards and place them in his back pocket. And Mr. Wind went on to name the two cards.

He didn't explain this one, because he wanted to "keep the aura of mystery around."   And, plus, he wanted to sell more dvd's. 

So I'm still thinking about it...
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Asi Wind=Pure Genius.
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I attended a workshop with Mr. Wind and it was a wonderful three night affair.  There were thought provoking questions, great demos and explainations of effects, and a good deal of theory.  One of the best workshops that I have ever attended.
At to the dollar and watch, it actually was written up in Magic Magazine years ago and appears on the Josh Jay set of DVDs in which he picks some of his favorite pieces from the things he wrote up for Magic Magazine.
His work is great, his teaching is fantastic, and he is an incredibly nice guy.


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Asi was a lecturer at John Luka's Motor City Close Up convention last year, if memory serves. He was fabulous. I had also seen him at the Magi Fest. Memorized deck at its best. He seemed to be taking a lot of chances but he never missed. It was amazing.

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At the lecture i attended it was a lot of memorized deck stuff, too. And, of course, he made it look easy. This is one aspect of magic i have not explored much. Currently getting used to the Si Stebbins stack
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Pat Page had a good system for using Si Stebbins as a mem deck. He had a fairly easy way to calculate the number position of any card due to the mathematical relationships in Stebbins. See if you can locate his system. It's likely in recent Pat Page book.

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Cool. Thanks, Mike [smile]
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Woody Aragon has some great thoughts and ideas on Si Stebbins. I highly recommend his EMC DVD's.
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Awesome. Even more to play with. Thanks, Rudy [smile]
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I wouldn't mind seeing this guy lecture. Anyone else?
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I wouldn't mind seeing this guy lecture. Anyone else?


Woody Aragon or Asi Wind? In either case, I'd love it!

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There is a "convention" every year near Guadalajara in Mexico. It takes place in a place called Tapalpa. This year Asi Wind came and was a sensation (I am sorry I could not see him). Next year (early March) Woody Aragon is coming (together with Yann Frisch and Mahdi Gilbert among others) and I would really like to go this time.

This "Gathering" (better than "convention") is organized by Dani DaOrtiz and a local magician, Javier Natera. Every year it has different artists and it is always a great way to meet some magic stars and us mortals... LOL

2 (almost 3) years ago I went and met Dani, Paco Rodas (Spain), Lennart Green, Gabi Pareras (Spain) and other great Mexican magicians.


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Possibly one of the absolute best that I have seen lecture live.  I feverishly filled 16 pages of notes and diagrams and Asi was kind enough to spend as much time as required after to answer specific questions and help me fill in the blanks... maybe because that is who he is, or because he appreciated that I was taking notes.  

Of course he too has bills to pay and when it came time to pitch he told me there was nothing more on the table that I needed. Fantastic and extremely likeable guy. 

Double Exposure is my go to piece if someone pulls out their phone to capture a picture or video.  
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