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Topic: It's all in the hands
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Oct 25, 2010 11:35AM)
From my experience laymen like effects which deals using their hands the most. The sponge balls comes in first with my laymen. What tricks do your laymen give you the most applause for when it comes to using their hands?
Message: Posted by: Davidicus (Oct 25, 2010 11:39AM)
Chop cup
Any coin effect
My own impromptu coin thru hand
Message: Posted by: panlives (Oct 25, 2010 12:06PM)
Coin snatching, if you are comfortable with challenge magic.

http://www.keithpascal.com/coin_snatching.html
Message: Posted by: Alan Munro (Oct 25, 2010 03:45PM)
Egg Bag
Sponge Bunnies
Half dollar and penny transposition, using the half dollar sized penny, not an English penny.
Message: Posted by: manal (Oct 25, 2010 07:03PM)
Torn and restored sugar packet.Restore it in their hand.
from The No jacket Required Video.
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Oct 25, 2010 09:13PM)
I watched a friend kill tonight using Beswitched.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Oct 26, 2010 12:37AM)
Learn my no gaff Scotch and Soda. I promise you that it will bowl them over.
Message: Posted by: funsway (Oct 26, 2010 07:35AM)
The TUC offers some spectacular "in their hands effects" -- my favorite using the Copper/Silver TUC. There are about a dozen such effects in the pending "Essential TUC" book.

but -- many are based on the thinking behind Bill's effect above.
Message: Posted by: panlives (Oct 26, 2010 08:02AM)
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On 2010-10-26 01:37, Bill Palmer wrote:
Learn my no gaff Scotch and Soda. I promise you that it will bowl them over.
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Hi Bill,

Where can we purchase your no-gaff version?

with thanks,
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Oct 26, 2010 11:34AM)
Copper/Silver
Sponge Balls
Dean Dill's Nana's Necklace
Message: Posted by: funsway (Oct 26, 2010 12:02PM)
For Bill's version, sign into the C&B Museum and it has free download information.
Message: Posted by: Dougini (Oct 26, 2010 12:39PM)
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On 2010-10-26 01:37, Bill Palmer wrote:
Learn my no gaff Scotch and Soda. I promise you that it will bowl them over.
[/quote]

Bill is not kidding! That one is priceless! And ya don't need to spend $$$ on gaffs! I love it!

Doug
Message: Posted by: Lawrens Godon (Oct 26, 2010 03:08PM)
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On 2010-10-26 13:02, funsway wrote:
For Bill's version, sign into the C&B Museum and it has free download information.
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I can't find it...is it on the museum (I just get my password) ?
Help please !
^^
Message: Posted by: funsway (Oct 26, 2010 03:16PM)
Yup -- get your password, enjoy the Museum and find the Download
Message: Posted by: J.G. the magnificent (Nov 16, 2010 01:09PM)
Sponge balls but I don't do a lot of hand participation tricks. I am not the best or most knowing magician.
Message: Posted by: J. Whittaker (Nov 24, 2010 01:29PM)
For my money I would say Stack of Halves, any handling really. It has such a strong appeal to it and one moment of just pure magic. However! I do use from time to time Roger Klause's Whispering Coins. This is one of the most well thought out versions of the stack idea.
Message: Posted by: afinemesh (Nov 24, 2010 02:51PM)
The lay people people I do magic for really enjoy the Chop Cup.

Short,sweet and to the point.

I like Danny Tong's version.

Jorey
Message: Posted by: inaciolino (Nov 27, 2010 08:08PM)
Dr. Daley's Last Trick. One friend of mine asked me if the trick was in the ink of the cards, kkkk. This was quite fun.
Message: Posted by: themechanic03 (Nov 28, 2010 03:58PM)
"Search and Destroy" from Aaron Fisher is a great routine that happens in the spectators hands. I have gotten very strong reactions to this effect.
Message: Posted by: fortasse (Nov 28, 2010 04:04PM)
Chink-a-Chink.

Fortasse
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Dec 28, 2010 08:20PM)
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On 2010-10-26 09:02, panlives wrote:
[quote]
On 2010-10-26 01:37, Bill Palmer wrote:
Learn my no gaff Scotch and Soda. I promise you that it will bowl them over.
[/quote]

Hi Bill,

Where can we purchase your no-gaff version?

with thanks,
[/quote]

I would like to learn it too. Where can it be purchased?
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Dec 28, 2010 10:12PM)
It's a free download on the cups and balls museum site. When you log in, you will find a link to the dowloads page on the gateway page.
Message: Posted by: Lawrence O (Dec 28, 2010 11:52PM)
Paper balls over the head (Armando Lucero's version being the best that I have seen and I was a Slydini's pupil)
Fred Kaps' Copper Silver
Alex Elmsley back in time with cards in the spectator's hand
Shawn Farquhar variant of Paul Harris' invisible deck (block of clear plastic)
10 card poker deal (with Gary Ouellet unique presentation)
Garrett Thomas Anniversary waltz
John Kennedy's Mind Power deck
Craig Petty/Eric Jones coins across between spectators' hands***
Garrett Thomas imagination coins across (between him and a spectator)***
Sponge balls or sponge bunnies
Franklin Taylor's (Jardine Ellis) ring on the spectator's thumb
Safety pins (Slydini, Gaetan Bloom...
Match-ic (Jay Sankey, Joshua Jay...)
Rubber band magic (Crazy Man's handcuffs, ring and band routine...)
Three shell game
A few cup routines
Johnny Thompson's egg bag routine
Bill switches (Michael Weber origami ring, Michael Ammar's mismade bill, John Carney's logical bill trick
Chinese rings (some routines, like Pop Haydn, with large or, like Duraty, with close up rings)
Ropes (Daryl's routine with the knots)

... they get remembered because it brings magic into the people's imagination not just as spectator but as actors. Excuse me for repeating that the magic happened in their imagination: they are too proud to admit they were totally fooled and care too much for their new unexpected power to try and catch the method.