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Topic: Best, easy tricks from a shuffled deck in use?
Message: Posted by: LoveKey1988 (Jul 12, 2016 03:42PM)
Hello guys,

What is your best, easy trick from s shuffled deck in use, no preparation?

Regards, Marian
Message: Posted by: ebackes88 (Jul 12, 2016 08:29PM)
Gemini twins, ambitious card can be easy depending on your handling, search and destroy.
Message: Posted by: federico luduena (Jul 13, 2016 11:32AM)
Those mentioned above are great choices. I also like Brother John Hamman's "Two-Shuffles Harry". It needs a bit of soft surface, but a kitchen cloth, a flannel shirt, or a carpet (a la Paul Harris) do the job.

A wonderfully simple and effective trick by Alex Elmsley is found in volume one of The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley, under the title "Infinity: Round Trip".

Derek Dingle's "All Backs with Selection" is another powerful FASDIU effect. The classic passes can be replaced with cuts.

Re: packet tricks, Brother John Hamman's "Twins" provides an amazing amount of magic. Darwin Ortiz' "Jumping Gemini" also. "Four for Spot", by Dan Garrett, has a built-in script that one does not need to remember (and that can be changed at will). The structure of the effect takes us through it.
Message: Posted by: BeThePlunk (Jul 13, 2016 05:04PM)
Synergy or The Known, each selling on Penguin. Totally impromptu; don't even need full decks to perform.
Message: Posted by: Kyoki_Sanitys_Eclipse (Jul 15, 2016 02:05AM)
A truck I believe is called Whispering Queen. I think I got it from Royal Road
Message: Posted by: Revilomagic (Jul 15, 2016 10:34AM)
I'd second ambitious card, plus Biddle and any two card transposition. I also like Roy Walton's smiling mule if you can do a pass and cull... I've heard very good things about an acaan called numero uno from Harry Lorrayne which I think is impromptu but I'm not sure how difficult it is though as I've not yet had the chance to learn it.
Message: Posted by: LoveKey1988 (Jul 15, 2016 03:57PM)
Guys thank you for all your responnses but I must reiterate that I am asking about easy tricks...having to do a good pass is not that easy :)
Message: Posted by: Kyoki_Sanitys_Eclipse (Jul 16, 2016 01:52AM)
Whispering is self working besides memorizing two cards. The spec does all the work
Message: Posted by: ebackes88 (Jul 19, 2016 07:26PM)
[quote]On Jul 15, 2016, LoveKey1988 wrote:
Guys thank you for all your responnses but I must reiterate that I am asking about easy tricks...having to do a good pass is not that easy :) [/quote]

Which trick are you refering to? You can do a lengthy ambitious routine without one.you rarely "have" to do a pass. there are tons of easier ways to get a card to the top.
Message: Posted by: BeThePlunk (Jul 20, 2016 06:27AM)
"The Known" is a prediction effect that happens completely in the spectator's hands and leaves the room speechless.
Message: Posted by: Ollie (Jul 24, 2016 02:04AM)
Biddle trick, fourced outcome, slop shuffle, ACR, Transpo with a four of a kind.
Message: Posted by: macc (Jul 28, 2016 03:25PM)
Untouched:
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=615922&forum=206
Message: Posted by: wulfiesmith (Sep 2, 2016 11:46AM)
LoveKey1988
the perfect place to start ...
you will find card routines plus a host of other stuff
https://www.youtube.com/user/scamschool/videos

Wulfie
Message: Posted by: Jerskin (Sep 16, 2016 03:50PM)
Out Of This World (impromptu version)
Another vote for Gemini Twins.
Daryl's Dream Card or any similar version
Message: Posted by: wizdangar (Sep 18, 2016 01:06AM)
Thanks for mentioning Four for Spot. It's a great impromptu effect from any deck, and it really helps you polish that Elmsley Count (because you are going to execute it a few times in performing this routine).
Let me throw in one of my recent favorite impromptu card effects. It's John Bannon's "Sort of Psychic" from his Move Zero DVD and his Destination Zero book. Not sleights, practically "self working" but packs quite an impact.
Message: Posted by: JG (Sep 20, 2016 03:52PM)
Far too many to mention here. But for a great effect that is easy to do using any deck at any time, check out 'The Crusade' by Andrew Brown and Atlas Brookings.
Message: Posted by: magic4545 (Oct 16, 2016 12:13PM)
Two Cold Caans
Message: Posted by: NeverMind (Oct 17, 2016 11:51AM)
One should surely check out John Bannon move zero. It has some great self working routines. They are easy and entertaining.
Message: Posted by: GalloMagic (Oct 18, 2016 07:05PM)
Pre-Prefiguration ( Mark Elsdon), Biddle Trick, Doc Daley Last Tick, Ice breaker( Lee Smith)
Message: Posted by: Adeofspades (Oct 23, 2016 09:28PM)
Biddle trick & ambitious card are great tricks for any ordinary shuffled deck:)
Message: Posted by: JassTan (Nov 4, 2016 08:40PM)
Ambitious card, triumph and sandwich effects
Message: Posted by: Forty Six & 2 (Apr 15, 2017 04:23AM)
I know it's already been suggested, but I have to add that you cannot underestimate the power of Gemini Twins. Can be presented so many ways and always hits 'em square between the eyes!
Message: Posted by: warren (Apr 18, 2017 11:43AM)
Anything by John Carey :)
Message: Posted by: Doc Willie (Apr 18, 2017 03:31PM)
Find spectator's card by bottom gl***se, or Hindu gl***se.
Message: Posted by: Terrible Wizard (Apr 20, 2017 03:30AM)
FSDIU self-workers? Soooo many. But who can resist a list, huh? :)

OK, so off the top of my head my go-to FSDIU self workers (without even a f*rce or anything) are (in no particular order):
Gemini Twins
Untouched (or variations)
The Piano Card Trick
Automatic Ace Triumph
Betting Game sucker trick (or any other KC+reveal trick)

If you can include on-the-fly set ups and a simple single 'move'(though not really a sleight):
Pre-prefiguration
Cowboys & Indians
Lazy Magicians Card Trick
Lie Detector 2
Hindu F*rce + revelation of choice/ Cross-cut f*rce + revelation of choice
The Nervous Card
Poker Player's Picnic
Overclock
Various J*nah card poker deal tricks
Any impromptu OOTW trick
Message: Posted by: Terrible Wizard (Apr 20, 2017 03:32AM)
Additionally, if you can do a false shuffle/cut, a force, and a control then there's hundreds you can do!
Message: Posted by: DaveGripenwaldt (May 24, 2017 05:23PM)
Did anyone mention Twisting the Aces? If not, Twisting The Aces. If it was mentioned, then....what he said.
Message: Posted by: MultiSlacker (Jun 21, 2017 06:54PM)
Drop turnover reveal is pretty fun.
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Sep 30, 2017 06:29PM)
Surprise Spelling- Allerton
This is Mind reading? - Lorayne
Psychic Sense- Burger
Overclock- Wakeman
Message: Posted by: Sanks (Jan 28, 2018 07:41PM)
Two Card Monte
Message: Posted by: Sanks (Jan 28, 2018 07:42PM)
Not so easy - RR to split colours and then out of this world.
Message: Posted by: David_N (Oct 20, 2018 02:42PM)
Jay Sankey's 'Back in Time' is a personal favourite.

Don't forget to look in 'Royal Road to Card Magic', it's full of classic tricks with an unprepared deck.
Message: Posted by: omagico (Oct 30, 2018 04:04PM)
From a spectator shuffled deck I like to do a simple show the top card. Do a double lift and flip. Re-flip. Place the original 1st card on the table and ask what is that card.

They repeat but do a triple life. But before revealing the face down card, say I bet you think I flipped 2 cards. Show the now top card and then reveal the face down card on the table.

Gets them every time.
Message: Posted by: shooz (Nov 21, 2018 01:15PM)
Jumping Jacks from Garcia/Shindler book.
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Nov 26, 2018 03:57PM)
[quote]On Jan 28, 2018, Sanks wrote:
Two Card Monte [/quote]
Good trick, but doesn't qualify as gaffs are required.
Message: Posted by: kardistic (Dec 27, 2018 09:48PM)
Ambitious card routine, color changes or mentalism with force
Message: Posted by: Psyfl (Jan 1, 2019 07:10AM)
[quote]On Nov 26, 2018, magicfish wrote:
[quote]On Jan 28, 2018, Sanks wrote:
Two Card Monte [/quote]
Good trick, but doesn't qualify as gaffs are required. [/quote]

Gaffs aren't required. It just requires a small setup to get the right cards on top of the deck.
Message: Posted by: skoldpadda (Jan 6, 2019 08:04PM)
If you're referring to the 2 card monte like Oz Pearlman performs on Born To Perform Card Magic, I absolutely agree. If you can do a DL this is a great trick even for a beginner like myself.
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Jan 30, 2019 09:31PM)
[quote]On Jan 1, 2019, Psyfl wrote:
[quote]On Nov 26, 2018, magicfish wrote:
[quote]On Jan 28, 2018, Sanks wrote:
Two Card Monte [/quote]
Good trick, but doesn't qualify as gaffs are required. [/quote]

Gaffs aren't required. It just requires a small setup to get the right cards on top of the deck. [/quote]
A gaff is absolutely required.
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Jan 30, 2019 09:33PM)
[quote]On Jan 6, 2019, skoldpadda wrote:
If you're referring to the 2 card monte like Oz Pearlman performs on Born To Perform Card Magic, I absolutely agree. If you can do a DL this is a great trick even for a beginner like myself. [/quote]
The DL is one of the most difficult sleights to master in all of card magic.
But it is not required in 2 Card Monte.
Message: Posted by: magicman29 (Feb 3, 2019 12:23PM)
Magicfish the two card monte that David blaine performs is gaffless.

Kieran
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Feb 3, 2019 12:54PM)
[quote]On Feb 3, 2019, magicman29 wrote:
Magicfish the two card monte that David blaine performs is gaffless.

Kieran [/quote]
I believe you may referring to David Blaine's performance of Eddie Fechter's Be Honest, What is it? Which is indeed gaffless. Two Card Monte, however, requires gaffs.
Message: Posted by: magicman29 (Feb 3, 2019 03:23PM)
Yes you are correct about the proper name being "Be honest, what is it?" by Eddie Fechter and that Two card monte requires gaffs.
Back when David Blaine performed it on his 1st tv special he called it the two card monte and since then the name has kinda stuck. From what ive read it was Paul Gertner's handling of" Be honest, what is it? " that David performed. Also read that the same type of routine can be found in Ottokar Fischer's Illustrated magic.

Kieran
Message: Posted by: debjit (Mar 20, 2019 11:22AM)
2 card monte, Triumph and just mindreading with a force
Message: Posted by: magicfish (May 14, 2019 04:51AM)
[quote]On Mar 20, 2019, debjit wrote:
2 card monte, Triumph and just mindreading with a force [/quote]
2 card monte requires two gaffs.
Message: Posted by: sgiandubh (May 30, 2019 03:05PM)
3 card monte no gaff cards no duplicates