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*Life’s a Beach by Gary Jones (Volume one)

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Gary Jones is a full time professional magician of many years standing, and he is a man who is widely respected for both his performing skills and his creative way of thinking. This book brings you the full illustrated details of a large selection of Gary’s worker routines and moves, a couple of effects from some of Gary’s good friends in magic, as well as many tips and much advice on performance and even what it takes to be a pro entertainer.

In this 136 page volume you will learn the secrets behind Gary’s sleight free coins through table, you will learn a really clever card to wallet idea that removes the need for palming, a simple yet effective method to perform a bottle production, mental effects which are easy to do yet baffling to the audience, as well as a strong collection of other commercial card and coin routines.

When you are a pro entertainer you get to know exactly what works with the lay public and what doesn’t. You hone your methods so that they are practical yet strong, and you create magic plots that are clear and easy to follow. The material in this book reflects these principles throughout and will delight anyone looking for new worker tricks to add to their repertoire.


Table of Contents:

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Almost ACAAN
  • Instant Sandwich
  • Aqua Ring
  • ESP-ionage
  • Ambitious Jazz
  • Grater
  • Metal Sheep
  • No Luck
  • Balducci, Balducci, Balducci
  • Homespun
  • Fireballs
  • Colour Changing Silk Surprise
  • Card To Wallet Plus (by Paul Gordon)
  • Card To Wallet
  • Bottle Production
  • Lead Free
  • Lead Free #2
  • Gary On Being A Pro
  • Do Or Die
  • Peeky Blinders
  • Ultimate Inversion
  • Mine And Yours
  • Lucky Card
  • Pseudo Card Counting
  • Instant Reverse
  • Not Chosen
  • Starter For Ten
  • One Short Of A Full Deck
  • Thought Of Cards Across Plus
  • Pockets Predicted
  • No Palm Signed Card To Card Box
  • Shaken Not Stirred
  • STP (Switch, Tear And Peek)
  • Six Cards To Pocket
  • Predicto Pocket
  • Pro CUB (Pro Card Under Box)
  • No Count Oil And Water
  • TNT (by Lee Smith)
  • The Top Con Control
  • No Palm Coins Through Table
  • Marlo’s Future Reverse
  • Conclusion

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1 review for *Life’s a Beach by Gary Jones (Volume one)

  1. Robin Roberrtson

    Gary Jones always has a way of getting big impact with very little work on the magician’s part. Before these two books, I had watched (and used) many of the tricks on his various DVD’s. The old come-on for a magic book is that a single trick is worth the price of the whole book. I’ll give you one such trick from the first volume: “Balducci, Balducci, Balducci.” Gary takes the great Balducci force (which I’ve also adapted in other ways myself) and comes up with a triple prediction using a freely shuffled deck. This is one that will even work (and stun) if you’re handed a beat-up old deck that might even be missing a few cards.

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