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BobGreaves
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Mike Powers does Pen Up Nose (PUN). It's gimmicked, but I thought it would be good to fit into Recap.www.mallofmagic.com
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On 2005-06-14 16:20, gngorick wrote:

I am going to buy this one myself. It's pretty ingenious. If the guy is selling the same item I'm talking about, you won't be disappointed. There were a whole bunch of them sold on ebay awhile back. They all led me to here: http://www.corbinmagic.com/risingpen.htm
No threads, magnets, or anything like that. The gimmick is completely self contained in the special something that every pen has, so you can actually do this trick with a borrowed pen (depends).
I have no clue if this effect is original or not, but many of the other tricks sold on the site aren't.


This looks to be the same as the rising bic pen that's been around for a long time. Same principle as the rising voodoo doll too.
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I second Sankey's "Pen is Mightier". The Misleading Mislead can be turned to feature the pen instead of the paper money. Whipping out a pen to make a prediction is good as well.
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I this that flipstick is great and can be done with most pens
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My favorite is U.S. Grant's voodoo pen. I don't know what he calls it but it uses the same principal as Bruce Kalver's voodoo doll where you make the pen rise by itself and stand up on one end. I always do this when doing walk around and I have the kids make the pen rise. They do the magic, not me. It goes over very well.

I'd love to add the rising pen bit to it.

I should have looked at the video first. That's the same method as the Grant pen I use. It's a great effect. I thought it was like the rising wand.
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Go to http://www.pentrix.com
That has a lot of cool pen manipulations.
Look deep within yourself for inspiration
TheFish727
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Pentrix is a great place to watch the pen manips but it takes years of practice to dot that and I would not call it magic
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Its also funny that I asked the exact same question a few months ago and only got a hand full of responses. Not nearly as many as in this thread.
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Fish, what do you define magic as?
A lot of things can be considered magic. I think that manipulations are magic. http://www.pentrix.com has stuff of all levels and as all other magic, requires practice.
Look deep within yourself for inspiration
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Those are great looking flourishes. Flourishes are not magic but a certainly a part of magic performance. Most of will do a wand spin when using a wand, or a ball roll or coin roll. Flourishes are impressive and they do establish credibility with laymen and other magicians who recognize the time that was spent in mastering the technique.

It's great to be able to do a short manipulation sequence with the pen to make a routine out of what would otherwise be just a short levitation trick.
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Scott Hitchcock has a great production of a pen that looks REALLY good. If you can get a hold of a set of his lecture notes, it is in there. I have a set myself. You can get them through him, or Jeff McBride also sells them. They are a great set of notes to have.
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I second Recap and PK Pen by Banachek.

PK Sharpie - not so much, the one I got was hard to set up.
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The DVD of Jay Sankey's that stphotog is referring to is called "45", and it is 45 slights and moves performed and explained completley without talking, in an attempt to make a truly international DVD.
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What about Pen Through Anything ? I've used it for years and its a killer!
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In Greg wilsons off the cuff he has a full pen routine Its very good I learned that routine by watching the demo and added a few things to it like coin in pen cap and one time at church I had my IT so after the routine I made the pen fly into my hand. That got some reactions but I don't do the routine often.
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My input (I'm excited since I am quite a magic pen collector~)

impromptu haven:
Recap--the pen and cap.
wallet pen--the pen and coin and pen cap (Stone, Sankey, Murete......)
Pen/pencil thru dollar (from Jay sankey to Alan rorrison to Dan Harlan and more)

Gaff pens--

Assorted novelty:
Martin Lewis' Spirit writer
Relity Twister (Harris)
No 2 pencil (Jenest)
bendable pen
Spider pen (can you really regard this as a pen trick? lol)
Ink in a blink
X rated pen

The ORIGINAL pen thrus:
misled (wenk)
Cornelious' pen thru anything
(ditto) Perfect pen
Pen-etration (Doug edwards)
Ultimate shocking pen (Edwards and Tenyo)

to all those jumping around pens:
Sibbersteins' Pivot pen
penomneon
Jump (kennedy)
Perplexing pen
PK pen
PK sharpie

And the list goes on....but for now, that a WRAP!
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Steve draun-vanishing pen.
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Daryl, "The Multi-Colored Pen", The New York Magic Symposium Collection Five by Stephen Minch (Symposium Productions 1986), pp.15-18. A felt-tip black-inked pen is used to write the names of three different colors on a business card. A spectator initials the card. With a wave of a "magic rainbow" the names of the colors are written in their respective colored ink vice the black ink.

Dingle, Derek, "Slot Machine", The Complete Works of Derek Dingle by Richard Kaufman (Kaufman and Greenberg 1982), pp.100-102. A pencil is stuck in the performer's closed fist and used as a handle of a slot machine. After first losing two coins (coins vanish) the performer hits a jackpot and wins a stack of 25 half dollars.

Harris, Paul, "Breaking Point", Close-Up Fantasies - Book II by Paul Harris (Chuck Martinez Productions 1980), pp.31-37. The performer starts to write with an ordinary ball-point pen but realizes he hasn't taken the cap off. He takes the cap off and tries again but starts to write with the wrong end of the pen. Realizing his mistake he breaks the tip off the other end and attaches it to the end he was trying to write with. He is finally able to write with the pen.

Harris, Paul, "Pen-Ultimate*", Las Vegas Close-Up by Paul Harris (Chuck Martinez Productions 1978), pp.1-9. A signed card is inserted under the clip of a ball point pen, the ends of which are held by a spectator. The clipped card is covered briefly with a fan of cards. When the card is uncovered it is seen to have impaled itself on the pen. Everything can be examined.

Magic Hedonists, The, "Coin From Pen Cap", The Magic Hedonists Brainstorm in the Bahamas written and edited by Adam J. Fleischer (The Magic Hedonists 1983), pp.89-92. Coin vanished using a pen is subsequently produced by shaking it out of the pen's cap.

Menna, Lisa, "Blotched", The New York Magic Symposium - The Collection Four by Stephen Minch (The New York Magic Symposium 1985), pp.111-115. A spectator's card vanishes from the deck and reappears inside a fountain pen.

Sankey, Jay, "RemarkerAble", The New York Magic Symposium Collection Three written and edited by Adam Fleischer and Stephen Minch (The New York Magic Symposium 1984), pp.70-71. A magic marker splits into two and then a third marker appears.

Sankey, Jay, "Exodus", 100% Sankey by Richard Kaufman (Kaufman and Greenberg 1990), pp.23-24. Sugar poured from a sugar packet into the performers fist vanishes and reappears in the cap of an indelible marker.

Sankey, Jay, "Dough", 100% Sankey by Richard Kaufman (Kaufman and Greenberg 1990), pp.43-46. A pencil is thrust through a folded borrowed bill and Post-It note leaving the bill unharmed.

Weber, Michael, "Buster", The New York Magic Symposium Collection Three written and edited by Adam Fleischer and Stephen Minch (The New York Magic Symposium 1984), p.46. A pencil, held in a plastic cup, visibly and audibly snaps in two.
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PENTRIX is a very good source for flourishes with a pen.
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I use Banachek's Psychokinetic Pen 90% of the time because it works amazingly well on the edge of a book's surface and since they're both synonymous anyway. The Perplexing Pen from http://www.lightpowermagic.com/ is another brilliant example of craftsmanship because it actually writes and I've had up to four movements with it when placed on the bottom of a plastic cup. The Rising Pen from http://www.magic.org/store/product_info.php?products_id=3362 looks like it might be a nice addition as well, but I haven't tried it yet. Anyway, in my experience I have come to learn that the cheaper the pen is...the better the effect will be and the better it will work!
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