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Cardshark Quixote

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Just wanted to share this. A silent performance that I like very much. Maybe it'll inspire you card guys like it has me. In the beginning you can see how well he applies Mr. Harry Lorayne's work.
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Ricky certainly is inspirational. Being a relatively old fart, I remember watching him in the 70s on The Merv Griffin Show et al, Saturday Night Live, and of course Doug Henning's first live television special. I have always been fascinated with Ricky's dedication, seeming super-human skill, and highbrow performing style. Along with Senor Tamariz, and Ricky is a constant favorite. (Talk about a contrast!)

If you haven't gotten around to viewing Deceptive Practices: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay, I'd highly recommend it for your consideration.

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That is awesome!  Anyone know the name to that particular routine or if he teaches it anywhere?
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Yes Anthony. Inspirational indeed. I have Deceptive Practice. I'll be watching it again later on tonight. Thanks for reminding me.
I'm a fan of Tamariz myself.


Sorry DJ. I don't have any of that info. But there's another very talented cardman, SHADE, who performs something like this & he calls it "Masterpiece." It's because it really is.

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Sorry DJ. I don't have any of that info. But there's another very talented cardman, SHADE, who performs something like this & he calls it "Masterpiece." It's because it really is.


Wow!  Thanks for passing this along Cardshark.  I'll have to check it out.

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That is awesome!  Anyone know the name to that particular routine or if he teaches it anywhere?

Ricky Jay doesn't share his magic with other magicians.
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Ricky Jay doesn't share his magic with other magicians.


I can see this now.  I started watching Deceptive Practices based on Anthony's recommendation above and there is a story where a close friend of Ricky Jay's asks him to teach him a effect.  Ricky says he'll teach him a beginner effect and once he can perform it better than anyone in the world he would show him another one.

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That is amazingly clean! elegant! what did Steve Martin said? Sophisticated! I'm practicing my pull riffle shuffle (not push trough, not zarrow...not sure why but a lot of people confuse them) and until now I was happy how it was coming along... now I see I still have a lot to practice [biggrin]. I'm not saying that Ricky Jay uses a pull, to make sure, I have no idea what he uses, but wow! does it look clean!
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Ricky Jay is the man. I mean.. he was in Boogie Nights and his card skillz are the real deal. Deceptive Practices is one of the best magic themed docs I've ever seen. I watch it all the time. If you ever want to develop a parlour like show, watch this guy. Inspirational. 
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   Yes; Ricky (an old friend) uses my Spread Control often. He has good taste!!
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