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brownbeauty

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Here is a magic trick I learned back in the late 60’s.

I learned this and many other tricks from Joe Berg and other magicians that would hang out at his shop. Some of the worlds best magicians of that era would congregate and of course I would linger and listen and take in all the secrets I could learn.

Anyway this is the “walnut” trick and what you see in the video is exactly what you would see if you were standing in front of me.

I studied Dai Vernons, Harry Riser’s and Mariano Goñi’s versions then came up with my own methods.

No camera tricks, no electronics, no monkey business (ok a little funny business😉)!

I hope you enjoy the “Walnut” trick!

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Very nice, great job.
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You must be "nuts" wearing a leather jacket on the beach.😉 Very nicely done. Since this is your first post, please introduce yourself. Help us get to know you.
BTW, Joe Berg is well-known to us oldtimers, you were blessed to have known him.
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Thank you...by the way My jacket isn’t necessary, method changes marginally however effect remains the same.
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Great job, nice effect. 
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Welcome to TMF, Rudy - excellent work with the walnuts!
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Thank you
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Nice job brownbeauty! It's such a killer routine.

BTW I think you meant Harry Riser rather than Jim Riser. Vernon attributes his routine to Mark Jacobs who planned on marketing the routine in the 1940's. I saw Harry Riser perform it one time and was completely fooled. Subsequently a friend sold me the needed items. Having seen you perform it reminds me of how strong and impossible the routine is. Maybe I'll revisit it.

Your handling is squeaky clean! 

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Originally Posted by Mike Powers
Nice job brownbeauty! It's such a killer routine.

BTW I think you meant Harry Riser rather than Jim Riser. Vernon attributes his routine to Mark Jacobs who planned on marketing the routine in the 1940's. I saw Harry Riser perform it one time and was completely fooled. Subsequently a friend sold me the needed items. Having seen you perform it reminds me of how strong and impossible the routine is. Maybe I'll revisit it.

Your handling is squeaky clean! 

Mike


Whoops! You are correct, Harry Riser.

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Very nice. The first time I saw someone do a version of this, it was Roberto Giobbi (on The Vernon Seminar DVD) and it was deeply troubling to me. It shouldn't be possible to put a solid walnut through a solid glass without me hearing it!
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Welcome! Thanks for sharing your skills! Pete Biro used to perform a walnut effect similar to yours, but your vanishes and loads take your version to another level! We get to see a lot of excellent card magic around here so it's a treat to see another type of close-up magic being performed!

What else do you got??
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Wow, what a great trick. Well done. Thanks for sharing this with us.
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Welcome to TMF.  That was a thing of beauty!!  Thanks for sharing
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jim ferguson

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Oh I like that. That was very well done. Thank you for sharing.


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brownbeauty

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Welcome! Thanks for sharing your skills! Pete Biro used to perform a walnut effect similar to yours, but your vanishes and loads take your version to another level! We get to see a lot of excellent card magic around here so it's a treat to see another type of close-up magic being performed!

What else do you got??
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Thank you.

Yes I will post some other effects that I feel I do well. I have always been most interested in stand up parlor effects.

Thanks again.
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This too is Nuts. And just a tad familiar in places.

https://forums.geniimagazine.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4020&p=357598#p357598

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This too is Nuts. And just a tad familiar in places.

https://forums.geniimagazine.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4020&p=357598#p357598



And a "Like" by Bill Malone, to boot!

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And a "Like" by Bill Malone, to boot!

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Infloppindeed!
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Brownbeauty:  your performance has stayed with me for over 24 hours, enough time for me to contemplate learning the trick.  So after consulting the great Denis Behr's Conjuring Archive I find that, wonder of wonders, I have a book describing the trick.  It can be found on Pg 80 of ......
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Brownbeauty:  your performance has stayed with me for over 24 hours, enough time for me to contemplate learning the trick.  So after consulting the great Denis Behr's Conjuring Archive I find that, wonder of wonders, I have a book describing the trick.  It can be found on Pg 80 of ......


Sounds like it might be the Dai Vernon book. My version is quite different however I did keep the “can tossing portion” from the description.

Good luck!
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Yes indeed, it can be found in More Lost Inner Secrets - Vol 2 of the Vernon Chronicles.
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Man, I love this feeling, genuine wonder. I've watched it 6 times, none the wiser, genuinely superb Rudy. Thank you.
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Originally Posted by Mike Powers
Nice job brownbeauty! It's such a killer routine.

BTW I think you meant Harry Riser rather than Jim Riser. Vernon attributes his routine to Mark Jacobs who planned on marketing the routine in the 1940's. I saw Harry Riser perform it one time and was completely fooled. Subsequently a friend sold me the needed items. Having seen you perform it reminds me of how strong and impossible the routine is. Maybe I'll revisit it.

Your handling is squeaky clean! 

Mike


Jim Riser made a perfect glass for the trick, he made at least 6 of them but I believe he stopped there.
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Mike Powers

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The late Kevin King got me the glass and the walnut, so all I need is motivation and time.

Mike
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