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 Post subject: Friendbook
PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:35 pm 
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Tried it out today at a gig had great reactions .Friendbook is something people relate to so it looks like I might have to get another one to keep with me all the time.the way it's made it will last a life time.

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 Post subject: Re: Friendbook
PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:33 am 
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can you expand on the effect?

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 Post subject: Re: Friendbook
PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:14 am 
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A review would be very well received!

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 Post subject: Re: Friendbook
PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:13 pm 
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I was able to find this trailer for Friendbook. Looks pretty good.

Friendbook


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 Post subject: Re: Friendbook
PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:38 pm 
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Add from a copy

Alakazam Magic Present's FriendBook By David Taylor
Welcome to the social network site that's going to take over the world (well, not really)

This could quite possibly be the most commercial trick ever invented.  FriendBook could do for magic what FaceBook has done for social networking!

Dave Taylors FriendBook is a great prediction effect that everyone can relate to.

Using the premise of a social networking site, this is not only a bang up to date and relatable premise but also lends itself to a fun filled presentation!

You offer your spectator a once in a lifetime chance to join FriendBook the new social networking site that’s going to take over the world.  What makes FriendBook so good? Well you get a great introduction pack and they even choose your first friend for you!

Your spectator is given the choice of accepting 1 of 5 possible friends.  After they have considered their options they commit to accepting one of the lucky bunch as their first FriendBook buddy.

Your spectator is reminded that FriendBook always knows who they would choose .  You reveal FriendBook’s prediction and it matches exactly.

What makes FriendBook even better is the fact it focuses on a topic that is recognisable by spectators worldwide!

Friendbook has been designed to fit in your wallet. It’s a self-working, easy to perform miracle which includes durable props designed to last a lifetime.  

FriendBook will soon become your go to effect when you have a group of people you want to entertain at a drop of a hat!

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 Post subject: Re: Friendbook
PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:21 pm 
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Hi Ken,

Please use the template when writing a review.
This is more of a passing comment than an actual review.
If you would like to review this effect properly, I am sure many people would be interested in reading it.


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 Post subject: Re: Friendbook
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:00 pm 
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I didn't think Ken was reviewing it he was just quoting the ad for it so that everyone had an idea what the trick was.

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 Post subject: Re: Friendbook
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:03 pm 
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Just watched the clip above. Quite nice but I assume it is just another multiple out.

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 Post subject: Re: Friendbook
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:16 pm 
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I am guessing that the concept of this effect, is EXACTLY the same as Killer Elite Pro,,, would I be right?

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 Post subject: Re: Friendbook
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:30 pm 
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If you want an alternate version, I came up with a 'facebook friends' presentation[0] using the method of 'El Numero' from Richard Osterlind's Easy To Master Mental Miracles. (/me checks the web - it's on volume 1, and very easy).

[0] aired at the Mystic Ring mentalism evening last year[1]
[1] I don't know where my script went, but other members might have made notes! Yours to use if you can find them :)

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 Post subject: Re: Friendbook
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:20 pm 
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Oh God not another one!!

I absolutely HATE these tricks and for the life of me cant see the appeal. The people watching the performance were even struggling to find the enthusiasm to say wow.

This isnt magic to me.

Just my opinion of course.

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 Post subject: Re: Friendbook
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:22 pm 
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Alec wrote:
I absolutely HATE these tricks and for the life of me cant see the appeal. The people watching the performance were even struggling to find the enthusiasm to say wow.

This isnt magic to me.

Just my opinion of course.

In my opinion also, Alec.

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 Post subject: Re: Friendbook
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:07 am 
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Me too. These cards scream " special magic prop " and I bet they can't be examined.
Quite a dull effect really.

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 Post subject: Re: Friendbook
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:28 am 
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I liked it. Topical and fun. Nice effect to carry in your wallet IMO.

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 Post subject: Re: Friendbook
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:20 pm 
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Not enthralled with the demo. Looks like a re-badged Killer Elite to me. I bet you have to wear that ID tag all the time too.

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