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Jaz
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The last set I've done.

Recap (var.) with borrowed pen.
Pen thru borrowed bill.
Coin to pen cap.
Quick one coin trick with complete vanish.

A while back.
Coin to Key (var.) followed by Florida Keys.

A quickie I did recently was a production of 4 halve$.

It really depends on the situation and where we are.
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On 2011-03-04 10:48, atouchofmagic1 wrote:
What is everyone's favorite go to effect when you have little or nothing on you for performing on the spot? I personally like 3/4 across of Greg Wilson's dvd On The Spot. I also smoke so I do a lot of sleight of hand magic with cigarettes. Looking forward to hearing everyone's responses.


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I am definitely a big fan of Greg Wilson. I usually perform his effect "A Questionable Trick" (Greg Wilson's dime and penny transposition which is also on his On the Spot DVD) and it seems to hit harder because it involves the spectator and it happens in the spectator's hand. I also perform 3/4 across and people have no idea how I do it, but, because "A Questionable Trick" involves the spectator participating in the effect and it happens in their hand I get better reactions from the spectators with that particular effect. 3/4 across is a good opening effect to perform in impromptu situations and "A Questionable Trick" is perhaps a good middle or closer effect in an impromptu situation.
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3/4 Across is my go-to as well. I think what I like about it the most is that it it's not just a trick, but basically a routine all by itself; if one doesn't feel in the mood to really do any more magic, it's fine to just do 3/4 Across as it has its own opening, middle, and ending. I also love that it's gaff-less, required some genuine skill & practice to master, and seems to hit harder than any other pure sleight-of-hand coin routine that I do. It really is one of the best coins-across routines ever released to the community.

I also really like Extreme Burn, but I don't always carry it on me unless I'm planning on doing an entire paper money magic routine.
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If nothing on me I use my pinkey. See Will Houstoun's DVD.
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A Questionable Trick by Greg Wilson is TOTAL GOLD! I tried a few times to routine this with Millikins Transposition and Tenkai Pennies but the three tricks together seemed to take away from the immense impact that A Questionable Trick held all by itself. Just my two cents (pun intended!).

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On 2011-03-07 20:33, Simon Mandal wrote:
Flight of the Paper balls / paper balls over the head.


This is a classic...LOVE IT! I used to do it on stage.
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It takes a bit of time to master, but the linking cigarettes looks killer...and can be done right under their noses. No gaffs, gimmicks, etc.

Also, a deck of cards and Jay Sankey's Revelation Shirt will usually leave them with their jaws on the ground. It has 7 different revelations on it, so you can perform 7 different effects if you wish.
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Yeah I will second the linking cigarettes, I have been on that one steady now for about a month and still having trouble with it. But lordy if you get it down it looks like real magic Smile


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On 2011-04-21 10:01, atouchofmagic1 wrote:
Yeah I will second the linking cigarettes, I have been on that one steady now for about a month and still having trouble with it. But lordy if you get it down it looks like real magic Smile


-Bobby Smile


I just got it the other day, so haven't even really had time to play yet...and I have some stiffness in my hands due to disease, so not sure if I will even be able to master it...but I will try, because it looks terrific.

If not, there will be a DVD for sale! LOL
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If we're standing, I have a one-coin routine inspired by Kozmo's routine; ends, as does his, with coin to eye. Recap is also good while standing, if the right kind of pen is handy. I do TnR napkin in Cafés and restaurants a lot, also Starcle.
If I can borrow a ring, I'll do Gregory Wilson's version of Garrett Thomas' Ring Thing, as well as John Carney's ring and straw routine.
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Another vote for Greg's stuff - his DVDs are a must for quality impromptu magic
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+1 for 3/4 Across. Also, I use Gregory Wilson's Questionable Trick as well (it kills).
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Another great reaction, completely impromptu trick I like performing, in the right setting, is wayne houchins 'control'
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If you only have a deck of cards to entertain a crowd of at least 20 people I would go with Al Koran`s twenty card memory.
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If I'm going somewhere that I know is outdoors with canned beverages available I make sure to bring a sharpie and a quarter for performing "Sinful". Plenty of opportunities coming up with summer basically here. I usually have dice and/or safety pins on my person as well. I love these tworoutines, no table needed and impervious to almost any conditions.

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Back when I used to perform it was ALWAYS Color Monte and the TT. Those two effects never failed to blow their minds.
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I really love Ghost bills lately. And Danny Garcia's Jacobs Ladder. So visual.
Crazy Man's Handcuffs too.
all borrowed!
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I love Daniel Garcias Pressure as well as Jacobs Ladder. - then dis- jointed...
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My last performed tricks in the bar were:

- Ashes to palm (always an ashtray near)
- Use 3 dripmats for 3 card monte (just bend them and use ash from ashtray to mark one)
- Recap
- Chinese Matchsticks by Dai Vernon
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