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On 2006-05-09 11:53, tomwoottonmagic wrote:
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On 2006-03-12 20:46, magic4545 wrote:
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On 2006-02-21 23:14, EvanSparts wrote:
Is it me or are half the effects named here not really impromtu?

My favorite effect is fading coin.


DITTO!!!!


Totally Agree!!!
I feel some people are forgetting what magicians mean by IMPROMPTU
I thought that impromptu was being able to perform a magic effect NAKED with items that are around you.... not a magnet up your sleave or a bite out coin!!

Come on guys!!! This is the basic stuff we should know!!


See, now that would be your opinion of what impromptu means.

From the dictionary, the definition of impromptu is:
"Spoken, performed, done, or composed with little or no preparation"

Notice it says "with LITTLE or no prep....not just no prep.

So why change what the actual definition of a word.....I take things literally when it comes to a words definition.

Think about it....under your definition "naked", would mean there is no such thing as an impromptu card trick since you wouldn't have cards....

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On 2006-02-21 08:58, yachanin wrote:
Dai Vernon's "Triumph" has always received great reactions for me.

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Triumph is awesome! I love performing it .
I have gotten some unbelievable reactions using stigmata.

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T & R cigarette gets my best reaction as an impromtu effect...Kills
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I'll second Starcle...Great napkin effect....
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I suppose it would depend on the audience:

* For little girls, sponge bunnies all the way.
* For little boys, just do random impossibilities with a couple of quarters, and give the quarters away at the end of it! *grin*
* For female spectators (adults, that is), having her read my mind with BCS takes the cake.
* For male spectators, bah! I've yet to find something that works across the board for me.

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Kathy's Screwy Finger Bit. NO props at all, done TO someone's own, personal body and it leaves them with a "gosh-wow!" moment that they keep for the rest of their lives.

Findable in the Magic Menu Jim Ryan Special Issue.

One of the few effects that can be done IN the swimming pool at a nudist camp! It doesn't get more impromptu than THAT!

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On 2006-05-25 05:35, whoton wrote:
T & R cigarette gets my best reaction as an impromtu effect...Kills


Reminds me of something I did to my brother once when he had ****ed me off. His pack of cigarettes was on the table. I had him select and sign a card. Then I asked him to hand me his cigarette pack. He looked at me dumbfounded. I smiled smugly and took out a cigarette and started to tear it apart. When it was obvious the only thing in it was tobacco I looked chagrined and said, "Wait, wait.." Then he started to smile smugly. I took out another cigarette and tore it apart without apparent cigarette.

I was about to tear apart the fourth cigarette when he suddenly realized that I was just destroying his pack of cigarettes right in front him.

Then I got to smile smugly, one last time.
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I took out another cigarette and tore it apart without apparent cigarette.


D'oh! I meant "without apparent effect."
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Sankey's Grafitti always gets a good reaction, if you don't neccessarily know the people you are performing for.
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I'm assuming that by "impromptu", the question is, what effects would I do if I forgot to bring ANY props or apparatus. Basically, magic done with borrowed items, common "things" you would find while out at a restaurant or a friends house.


Some of my favorite impromptu effects are:

Coin through the cellophane on a pack of cigarettes
Crazy man's handcuffs (if rubber bands are around and can be borrowed)
Tipless bill change
3/4 across (Greg Wilson)
Recapped (Apollo and Wilson version)
Blank card magically printed to my business card
Jumping tooth picks

Brian Nordstrom does a great money paddle with a common table knife.
Also, John Carney has a fantastic impromptu paddle effect with a knife and napkin pieces in his book, Secrets.


Steve
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The one that works for me is impromtu Out of This World.

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I'm with the impromptu purists. To me, gimmicked items would only be impromptu if someone asked you to do a trick and you didn't have any props, but you happened to be in a magic store. Otherwise it's performed with props you can find on a table or desk or ask the host to get for you. It could also be done with cards just handed to you.

I like CMH too. Girls love it when I do cord/rope through neck. Just 2 rubber bands or a rope, no set-up. That's impromptu.
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A lot of Sinful and Stigmata listed... and I completely agree. Those are two KILLER effects that can be done completely impromptu.

However, if you don't mind wearing one, and I do pretty much every day, KUNDALINI RISING is just about the most unbelievable thing you can do to someone... especially if you're at someone's house using a borrowed, shuffled deck of cards.
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Balducci levitation and re-cap revisited...I'm looking to get Sinful soon.
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Sinful is not impromptu. Its also not pratical. Not all cans have the bottom like what is needed. Then you destroy the specators can, and drink. And to do the full routine you need a pocket knife to open the can at the end. that's a prop.

Stigmata though... Excellent trick. I have my own routine which is far more impromptu, but whatever works for you.

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Re-cap is great, but one that's been working like a freakin' charm lately is Paul Harris's Fizz Master. That one really gets people.
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For truly impromptu, I usually borrow an item and do some vanishes and Sylvester Pitch.
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I find that the best impromptu tricks are coin across, fading coin and sinful.
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