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Rudy Tinoco

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Something that I learned this morning from a book by John Hostler called Magnum Opossum.

The effect is called New Speedway Boogie.



John is a very creative thinker!

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Nice! That's reminiscent of "something" I can't quite put my neurons on. Does John credit anyone else or another routine? 

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Very nice Rudy! (and John). 

John has a ton of credits on this one. The one that came to my mind was Ackerman's "Finally Unassembled."

This one is especially convincing too..

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Nice Rudy!  Like the "thumb covering the index of the King" subtlety!
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Nice! 

I should note that Rudy's tweaked a thing or two to make this more impromptu than the original (for which the index cover strategy isn't employed)... and I really dig his option. As Anthony's neurons indicate, the routine is methodologically derivative... but the primary objective was simply to construct something as lean as possible with no packet-to-packet contact.

Ego fed and put to bed.  [biggrin]

Oh... almost forgot, Rudy... second pronunciation!  [tongue]
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Nice! 

I should note that Rudy's tweaked a thing or two to make this more impromptu than the original (for which the index cover strategy isn't employed)... and I really dig his option. As Anthony's neurons indicate, the routine is methodologically derivative... but the primary objective was simply to construct something as lean as possible with no packet-to-packet contact.

Ego fed and put to bed.  [biggrin]

Oh... almost forgot, Rudy... second pronunciation!  [tongue]


I'm glad that you liked my little tweaks, John. This is a great trick. I just showed it to some friends last night and it went over very well. 

Thanks!!

Rudy

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This has shades of (although not exactly) Racherbaumer's "Waylaid Assembly", which was inspired by Marlo's "Delayed Ace Assembly". Did either of those specifically influence this?
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To be completely honest, I couldn't tell you! It's been many years since the routine was constructed. When I'm creating, I typically have little bits and pieces of things - ideas I've picked up over the course of time - buzzing around my gray matter. Where those things originally came from can be perplexing if the source material itself is highly derivative (i.e., if a large number of variations have seen print). Such is the case with the backfire assembly, and why I included a rather long list of "antecedents" in the book.

Folks interested in this plot should check out Denis Behr's incredible resources (Conjuring Archive and Conjuring Credits). They'll lead you in every conceivable direction!
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The title reminds me of a John Bannon routine from Mirage
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The trick looks great!!!!  Is the book still available?  I can't seem to find it on line?

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The trick looks great!!!!  Is the book still available?  I can't seem to find it on line?



At one point, it was available as a downloadable PDF, but I don't see it there any longer.

Fortunately, John is a member of our community and can tell you how to get his book if it's available.

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At one point, it was available as a downloadable PDF, but I don't see it there any longer.

Fortunately, John is a member of our community and can tell you how to get his book if it's available.

Rudy


The Possum book is out of print - both the paper and electronic versions were limited editions. That said, the method is straightforward enough. A quick review of NSB's predecessors should provide some valuable clues.  [idea]
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The Possum book is out of print - both the paper and electronic versions were limited editions. That said, the method is straightforward enough. A quick review of NSB's predecessors should provide some valuable clues.  [idea]


John, I love your creative approach to magic. Today I was working on your “Royally Wild” and it’s got my creative juices flowing.

Glad that I got my copy of Magnum Opossum while it was available.

Rudy

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I like the title already -- New Speedway Boogie is an early Grateful Dead tune.

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