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Ar_B
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What self-working card tricks do you like the most?
How's the effect?
and any recommendations that where can I learn it?
All done by Presentation, Misdirection and Sleight~
We should concentrate on the effect.
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Impossible, has to be mine.
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Karl Fulves has a series of books of self working card tricks.
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My absolute favorite is the "Upside Down Deck" by Francis Carlyle. You can find it in "Scarne on Card Tricks". It's almost like an in the hands double Triumph.
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John bannons play it straight triumph is a favorite of mine and it's almost self working
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I do like "'Twixt The Devil" by John Bannon from "Impossibilia" and it is selfworking in the spectators hands!
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Side Swiped from Aronson a marketed effect or Cardtoon. The invisible deck as well.
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I always get a kick (and a strong reaction) out of Larry Becker's Will the Cards Match. Talk about simple, yet powerful...
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I would second John bannons play it straight triumph (almost self-working), If I recall it´s on volume 6 of Michael Ammar´s ETMCM...
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Lazy mans card trick gets great reactions. It is on one of the ETMCM dvd's.
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Lazy Man's Card Trick
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Ah yes, self working card tricks. I'll be the first in this thread to say Gemini Twins! It's the first trick in Karl Fulves' More Self Working Card Tricks. I saw the Upside Down Deck trick on Penguin magic as "Do As I Do". I don't know how much it was on the site, but regardless, buying the book is a better investment.
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If you get the Karl Fulves "collection", Hugard & Braue's "Encyclopedia of Card Tricks" and Scarne's "Scarne on Card Tricks", you should be set for life!
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On 2006-01-11 13:41, jcards01 wrote:
If you get the Karl Fulves "collection", Hugard & Braue's "Encyclopedia of Card Tricks" and Scarne's "Scarne on Card Tricks", you should be set for life!


Thx a lot
So, what card tricks do you like and recommend in those books?
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I like darryl's clock trick.
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Face value.
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An absolute killer is "Dead Reckoning" from Dear Mr. Fantasy by John Bannon.
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There's an ongoing thread on the same subject here: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......;start=0

The strongest self-working effect I know is John Bannon's Play It Straight Triumph. I also like the methodologically similar pre-written predicitons using Shufflebored principle. I believe the idea for this revelation orginiated with Ali Bongo, but the most popular and well-known handling today is Paul Green's Jeopardy (which can be learned in his _In the Trenches_ DVD).

My personal favorite self-working trick is Rainbow Deck aka Stolen Cards aka Quintiplicate Coincidence. Rainbow decks can be bought for cheap many places, and Lennart Green's presentational take can be purchased for a little more.

Among the most cited self-workering effects:

Lazy Man's Card Trick (although I wouldn't use the handling described in Lorayne's _Close Up Card Magic_)
Untouched - Daryl
Blind Luck and Pure Skill - Dan Paulus (marketed as stand alone)
Out of this World - Paul Curry (umpteen sources, handlings)
Gemini Twins - ? (Fulves' book)
Overkill - Mark Wilson
Timely Departure - John Bannon (see _Smoke and Mirrors_)
Emotional Reaction - Dai Vernon (see _Inner Secrets_?)
Impossible - Larry Jennings (L&L used to have a promotion, they probably still do, where you get this trick for free with any purchase over 30 dollars)
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It's hard for me to decide which one I like the most because I know so many. My two favorite self-working card tricks books are "Scarne on Card Tricks" and "Magic with Cards" by Frank Garcia and George Schindler.
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Ah yes!! Dead Reckoning (John Bannon)... I forgot that one, and second its nomination. I also agree (as usual) with Dynamike on "Magic With Cards" as a tome of near self-working material. Curious though...Cain, what don't you like about Lorayne's Lazy Man? I personally endorse anything associated with Mr. Lorayne. Just curious...
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