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LFoxx
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You could do a solid 10 mins with 4 aces and one extra card:

Twisting the aces
Daleys Last Trick
Modified Version of Paul Harris's Whack your Pack
Modified version of everywhere and nowhere
Homing Card (card to pocket)
Three Card monte

Right here is a 15-20 minutes you could do at a walking around gig for an 8 top table and aside from the three card monte every thing basically plays off the table so it will play big...however I think this idea of a 10 - 15 minute act that you can carry in your wallet is great for impromptu situations, however for a paid gig you should use whatever you need...not what you can fit in your wallet. Also for a paid gig you have no excuse for forgetting to bring your props. At that point you might as well not show up.
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Hi E.C Valdemar,

How do people react to Silent Running? I bought the trick/effect and have not used it because it seemed really lame.......but then I also did not give it a fair trial. I am wondering if I should look at it again.

Best wishes,

Danny
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I carry a mentalism wallet with me as my everyday wallet. I've done 20 minutes with it very easily. (It's a Stealth Assassin in case anyone cares.) Great routines can be done "impromptu."

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On 2010-07-07 23:42, Cyberqat wrote:
It seems like 6 illusions in 10 to 15 min is an awfully fast pace.

Ive entertained an entire table for 10 min or so just with a PK ring...

I'd rather do fewer feats and make each one much more of an illusion.


I agree. One thing we often forget is that we, as magicians, are nothing but story tellers that happen to use magic to illustrate our stories. Henning and Copperfield are masters of this.

If we can do 3 or so effects with a great storyline that will emotionally involve the audience...we'll kill 'em every time!
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I dunno if I'm out of context, but I've noticed you can do a solid 15/20 minutes impromptu gig with anything.

I consider impromptu as "at a moment's notice", and showmanship is as important as the trick itself.

Look at the toilet paper trick. it's 10 minutes with just a roll of paper. a TT can give you 10 mins of show also. Anyone seen that Lady doing a strip show with just the TT ? Great act, without even a word, just good music, and .. well, you wouldn't strip naked in the streets, but heh.. ever done a all girls night out private party ? ;p

Cigarettes, coins, bills, matches, mentalism, silk (or napkin), a roll of napkin / lump of bread and 3 caps for the 3 shells, 3 business cards for a 3 cards monte, rubber bands, etc. Everything is available in your pocket or around you.

I know I'm not answering the thread and apologise.. >.<
I'm just a blind Con that lost his I...
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On 2011-05-03 06:11, k wrote:
I dunno if I'm out of context, but I've noticed you can do a solid 15/20 minutes impromptu gig with anything.

I consider impromptu as "at a moment's notice", and showmanship is as important as the trick itself.

***Anyone seen that Lady doing a strip show with just the TT ?

***


Talk about the bare essentials....
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I must admit, the thread confuse me,
if the goal is to find a set that for a pro walk around gig, so why limit yourself to just a "wallet"? you probably have at least 4 pockets, that can contain stronger effects than those that can be fit to a wallet.
usually we know, when and where we are going to perform and therefore, the real question should be what are the strongest effects that I can do in 5,10 minute set under the conditions avaliable?
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If with 1 wallet you have 10/15mn, with 4 pockets, you'll have an hour !
I'm just a blind Con that lost his I...
remember, Magic's everywhere... ("Your are the magic !" - Albert Goshman)

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On 2011-05-11 11:27, k wrote:
If with 1 wallet you have 10/15mn, with 4 pockets, you'll have an hour !


or three more wallets!
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I actually have another wallet which I carry in my jacket breast pocket. In it I have:

1. Powerball 60
2. Wonderland dollar
3. Beswitched bill
4. Mental yarn
5. Kollosal killer
6. Magic credit card

Bill
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I get it and I've actually been thinking about a similar kind of set-up, using the wallet as a storage for some great magic. As many have said, I love Extreme Burn. Would like to pair that with some other effects, all that could fit in a wallet. I've been thinking about getting the burning wallet, which would add another dimension. I'm thinking something with packet cards, such as B'wave.

Yes, you can do great magic with just about anything. But going back for the wallet would give you a reason for reaching in your pocket, which as we all know can accomplish a lot more. It gives you a reason to go there, to pull out something new. It's also why I bought a coin purse frame. There's a lot you can do with that magically, as a running gag, and just an excuse to go to your pocket.

Also, a TT packed way in the small change pocket in a pair of jeans or a suit coat adds another dimension and probably another 50 tricks you can do anywhere.

But it was great to find this thread, as I had been thinking about this exact same thing.
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Card Deck, PK Ring, Loops, Thumbtip, Sponge Balls... can go for an hour with just that Smile
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