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Tattoo You, Heart of the City, Play it Straight, Fat City, Twilight Zone Assembly, and the reverse matrix with 2 cards in Impossiblia. And others.
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I love so many...The ones that I perform the most are:
-Stranger's Gallery
-Play-It-Straight Triumph
-Fat City
-Degrees of Freedom
-Tattoo You (don't really perform this one for laymen, but I love the concept)
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Wow, a lot of people have named "Play it Straight Triumph." I've seen Michael Ammar do it on one of the volumes of Easy to Master Card Miracles, but I didn't think it'd be that strong on the spectators. Wouldn't they be able to figure it out quite easily?
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I actually used "Play It Straight Triumph" to a couple yesterday, and as expected, the reactions were huge. The girl giggled in delight while the guy had the look of disbelief and laughter overcame him. It certainly fooled them and was a highlight for me.
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I'll be receiving "Dear Mr. Fantasy" this afternoon. Can't wait to learn some of these routines! Smile
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I searched for John Bannon on google and found this web:
http://www.johnbannonmagic.com/
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-Play it Straight (Triumph)
-Heart of the City
-Vicious Rumors
-Trait Secrets
-Final Verdict
-Dead Reckoning
-Last Man Standing

However, my favorite of all is probably Beyond Fabulous. The Mark of the Fabulous variation is also strong.
Ellusionst discussing the Arcane Playing cards: "Michaelangelo took four years to create the Sistine Chapel masterpiece... these took five."

Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes: "You know Einstein got bad grades as a kid? Well, mine are even worse!"
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On 2006-08-20 18:36, TheFortitude wrote:
Wow, a lot of people have named "Play it Straight Triumph." I've seen Michael Ammar do it on one of the volumes of Easy to Master Card Miracles, but I didn't think it'd be that strong on the spectators. Wouldn't they be able to figure it out quite easily?



How would they be able to figure it out?
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I love Degrees of Freedom. I've performed it numerous times and it simply blows people away. As far as the comment about it not being effective to non-poker players...well, it's not necessarily set up for a poker hand, but merely finding one particular suit. The first time I did it, it freaked me out so much I threw my cards.

-Corey
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On 2006-08-24 13:24, fonda57 wrote:
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On 2006-08-20 18:36, TheFortitude wrote:
Wow, a lot of people have named "Play it Straight Triumph." I've seen Michael Ammar do it on one of the volumes of Easy to Master Card Miracles, but I didn't think it'd be that strong on the spectators. Wouldn't they be able to figure it out quite easily?


The first time I saw it I got it. The cards are shuffled together, undoubtedly face up into face down. At the end, the spades (or whatever suit) was the only suit reversed. I guess for me, the method hit me right away, being a magician. I perform for a lot of smart people, so I tend to avoid routines that are virtually self-working. Play it Straight Triumph does appeal to me, but I'm afraid that the method will be too transparent.

-David

How would they be able to figure it out?
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There's nothing better than people who've never performed a routine declaring that the method is far too easy for a lay audience to discern. I have performed Play It Straight for ten years and not only have I never had an audience figure it out, I have seen this effect hit people harder than any other trick I perform. Remember that
1) audiences don't understand the principles behind Triumph routines
2) their selection seems ultra-fair
3) magicians are required to have some acting abilities if they want to "sell" a routine

I haven't seen Michael Ammar perform this effect, though I tend to find his performance style to be pretty dull. For that matter, John Bannon doesn't exactly exude charisma, but this routine is a knockout, and if you judge it before you ever perform it, than you will have pleased a lot of other magicians.
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On 2006-08-21 01:12, silverzer0 wrote:
I'll be receiving "Dear Mr. Fantasy" this afternoon. Can't wait to learn some of these routines! Smile


I got it this week and am liking it!!
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Got to agree with Shikina on all counts.
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And I'd like to add that just because something is self working doesn't mean it is not magical to a lay audience. And just because something involves some extraordinary difficult sleight of hand doesn't mean it will look magical. Its up to the performer.
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I have been learning Lessons are extra.
What a nice effect.
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Play It Straight
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Last Man Standing.
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Okay, above I listed several tricks from "Dear Mr. Fantasy" as my favorite Bannons and said I couldn't find anything I liked as much from "Smoke and Mirrors" (which I bought second). Based on everyone above I learned and performed "Tattoo You," which killed. "That one looked like real magic," my wife said. So add that to my list.
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