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pnerd

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Do these books (FASDIU 1 and 2 by Paul Cummins) contain only self-working routines?

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No. The tricks are from a shuffled deck in use, but not sleightless.
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Hi pnerd,

As far as I can remember, both volumes requires some basic techniques : Control to the top, bottom, underspread force, block push-off, overhand shuffle techniques, side steal (obviously from PAul Cummins), shifts, change, as well as some culls.

I would not call the routines self working but they are well worth of interest and study.

Hope this helps.

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Apologies if I was terse in my initial reply. Lucas is correct about the range of techniques employed. I would say most of the material calls for no more than intermediate card handling skills.

They're excellent notes full of practical, performable material.

I think you'll get the most out of them if you've been through something like the Card College series first.
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Most of these routines would fall into the intermediate to advanced category - One routine in FASDIU 1 requires you to do a bottom deal. 

Effects that I would recommend from FASDIU 1 and 2 are as follows: 

FASDIU 1
-Personal Triumph
-The Trick that Never Happened
-The Invisible Card
-Old Faithful
-Bar None

FASDIU 2
-A la Annemann
-Beating the Heat
-Choice
-Triump '93


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I was fortunate in that when I used to travel for work, I happened to be in Chicago visiting Magic, Inc. on the day Paul Cummins was to lecture there.  You can bet I came back in the evening!  I remember it was warm that day and yet Paul was performing and lecturing in a jacket, looking very cool and collected.  

I purchased FASDIU II that night and am glad I did.  Some technically-taxing stuff in there, sure, as Paul is a consummate technician, but there is some reasonably easy stuff as well.  If you desire to learn the side steal, look no further than the work of Paul Cummins.  He has two touches on it that to me made all the difference in the world.  He does a routine where he side-steals multiple cards, one after another, and it is invisible.  Better yet, unsuspected.

I recommend any or all of his publications.

Edit:  Forgot to mention that he was super-friendly.  I spoke with him during a break and afterwards and he was very accomodating.  
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Chad Long's No Mercy in FASDIU 2 is killer. I have 1, sold 2...(regret)
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I also love that trick from page 11 in that yellow book you mention in the "egg", I've used it in online chats for a long time.

What trick is that, and where is it from?
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UnbiasedMagicReviews offers a lot in his videos.  If you watch all of his videos, you'll get the egg reference. 

No thanks. He has 99 videos on his channel. Can't really watch all of them.
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So I have been perusing the forum, and stumbled on this thread. I’ve known Paul Cummins since 1996. I‘ll never forget the Jacksonville sessions at the smoke filled Cheers at Orange Park (a suburb Jacksonville) Florida where Paul would hold court. 

          Paul was by far my biggest influence in Magic. During this down time I have been going back through the notes, and it brings back so many great memories of him performing the material. I remember when he put the notes it my hand. 

          Here is a video performance of the effects from the notes in a Zoom chat a month or so ago. This effect is in the FASDIU notes, and is kind of a hidden effect. I love showing it to people because it’s usually overlooked. Enjoy.

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That's excellent, Robert!!

I'm fortunate that I happen to have FASDIU on it's way to my mailbox!!

Thanks for sharing!

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So I have been perusing the forum, and stumbled on this thread. I’ve known Paul Cummins since 1996. I‘ll never forget the Jacksonville sessions at the smoke filled Cheers at Orange Park (a suburb Jacksonville) Florida where Paul would hold court. 

          Paul was by far my biggest influence in Magic. During this down time I have been going back through the notes, and it brings back so many great memories of him performing the material. I remember when he put the notes it my hand. 

          Here is a video perform once of the effects from the notes in a Zoom chat a month or so ago. This effect is in the FASDIU notes, and is kind of a hidden effect. I love showing it to people because it’s usually overlooked. Enjoy.






Very nice!  I like magic that is quick and visual and that one certainly qualifies.  I saw Chris Kenner on the Zoom meeting, but was that Reed McClintock in the lower left corner?
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Ray,

          That would be Nigel Quinn.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nigelpquinn/?fbclid=IwAR2NHrNY-e1-SsK8d_cjHf6AA0AE6Td2NYjtg02ec89Gp7zPtM4Yxw8agmE
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Ray,

          That would be Nigel Quinn.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nigelpquinn/?fbclid=IwAR2NHrNY-e1-SsK8d_cjHf6AA0AE6Td2NYjtg02ec89Gp7zPtM4Yxw8agmE


Ah, thanks!  Loved your lecture, BTW!
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