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TheStoner
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On 2011-05-27 00:33, Chappo wrote:
Card to Mouth. Every time.


Yep - that's the one.
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Astounding number of tricks here where no magic happens for AGES. OOTW? As an opener? Wow.

I'd do a colour change routine. First magic happens 2 seconds into the routine.
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Yeah, if I'm unsure of how well a person will receive my magic, I usually do something quick and to the point with a small packet of cards. Usually a variation of Daley's Last Trick. If this goes down well I would then follow up with a more involved piece like OOTW that will leave a strong lasting impression.

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For sure - gotta be quick and visual
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The Force. Then maybe Asher Twist for a show-ie bit.
Not clever enough to come up with something orginal, or did I.
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I would probably do the Biddle trick, its impromptu and gets giant reactions if its presented well. I might also cull into position for 2 card monte, because that makes for a good opener.
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I've just started doing James Brown's Box Clever and Reverse Engineering both get great reactions. RE only really works for people who I've met before.
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Lorraine's impromptu ace cutting routine with a gambling theme.
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On 2011-05-27 10:55, paullong wrote:
I've just started doing James Brown's Box Clever and Reverse Engineering both get great reactions. RE only really works for people who I've met before.


Good choice - anything by JB is strong
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On 2011-05-26 18:58, Harry Lorayne wrote:
Lynnef: What/which banner? HL.


Sorry for the confusion! I used the word 'banner' generically. Readers should click on the yellow colored websites below your posts.
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For laymen, my top ten in no certain order:

The 9 card lie speller

Carlyle's Card Miracle

an Ace assembly (several handlings-Peter Kane, Don May, Collins are three of the best I think)

cutting the aces (very free form)

lorayne's Quinella (it's almost too good)

The Dunbury Delusion (DAvid Ben's handling)

various mental discernments (one with palm reading is a favorite, but I use my own version of Canasta's Sophisticated Card Trick a lot)

the Stop Trick/ Card at Number (nothing like a side slip and a second deal)

the poker deal (u.f. grant)

various impossible locations (Lorayne's sucker version where the spectator tries to cut equal packets from the bottom of the deck is one of the best-in Reputation Makers I think).
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Williamson's 3 Card Trick. Little bit of mayhem right off the bat, but it's fun and they're always laughing by the end.
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My strongest tricks are not necessarily the ones I would start with straight away so this is an awkward question. It would all depend on how long I ended up performing impromptu and how much time I had. And the prevailing conditions and atmosphere. I think at the beginning I would do quicker tricks so that I could gauge audience interest. If that was satisfactory I would then go on to the stronger ones. Thus I would not open with Out of this World for example. It is too strong and too slow an effect to open with. For later on it is wonderful. As is three cards across, Macdonald's Aces, three cards across, matching the cards and many, many others. At the beginning I might do Card under Foot, The Rosini Trick, Out of my control (written up by Harry Lorayne). Once the audience is responding well then I would go in for the kill with the stronger items.

But it isn't the tricks anway that make the magician. There are other far more important factors involved such as personality, showmanship and presentation. Factors that virtually all magicians pay lip service to but very, very, very few do much about in practice. That is because these factors are less interesting and more tedious to learn. Yet they are utterly essential if you are going to be any good. The trick is of no importance. Anything will do providing you can find a way to magnetise an audience with it. The magic is secondary. YOU come first.

So perhaps the question, though fascinating and of interest, is actually the wrong question to ask.
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If the person was a chef, I would walk them over to my kitchen, and ask them to cook me dinner... as for the card trick, depends on how bad of shape the deck was in (always seems like our friends have had the same deck of cards for teh past 5 yrs), but I would probably perform Dunbury Delusion.
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Back in time by Sankey, Fingered # 3 I believe its the name by Lovell, ALL TIME FAVORITE Repeat Escape by Rich Marrota.
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Just the one? Barrie Richardson's Impromptu Card at Any Number.
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Always thought the two or three items of mine mentioned above were well hidden!
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For laymen I just take the deck and say "is this your card?" and then spring the cards into their faces and run away laughing. for magicians I just fart loudly and walk around the room... OR daleys last trick for both maybe..
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Harry, your tricks are certainly not hidden from me. In fact I wish I did more of them.
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