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MAV
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There are always so many, many suggestions here. I am able to look some up on Penquin Magic and a few other places but.... Maybe someone has an idea of how to easily find these tricks.
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4 coin equivoque
Free Will
Telefoto or iForce (iphone)
Pareto with multiple objects
Caculator prediction with their phone
Predict a card they think of (my version)
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It really depends on the crowd, I think, but odds are I'd just vashish a coin to a spectator's watch... Or find the closest 3-5 objects and do an equivoke. Some patter about a relationship test or the old dragon's tears story. Couples love that.
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"10 Count" can be done with any small objects. The misdirection is so powerful it can be repeated.
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"Pressure" by Daniel Garcia. All you need is a balloon on you, and its show time. Super easy, packs as light as possible, leaves them amazed.
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Gregory Wilson just showed Recapped Revisited on his 2nd Penguin Live lecture. It's one of those tricks that's still great fun to watch even if you know how its done. As a matter of fact, a few of the effects he shared could be classified as '100% Improvised'. Well worth viewing if you have the time and money.
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Rarely am I anywhere without my wallet and I have a few things in my wallet. However, should I not have my wallet...

Sponge balls with tissue or paper napkins (see greg Wilson's routines for some good stuff)

coins across with borrowed coins

magnetic coins with borrowed coins

mentalism routines with paper and pencil

Any number of "bar bet" stunts.

KJ
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I know the thread started a couple of years ago. I'm really seeing these kinds of threads on every forum......My standard answer is :
"Knowledge is wealth. It is not tricks that make an act, you r THE ACT. If I had nothing on my hand for close up I can always entertain with borrowed coins, currency, paper, shoe lace, rings, watches, a load of mental effects,.......
This is your show you shud do it, if a dancer /singer can do impromptu, you as a magician shud develop your skill level to do impromptu.... I detest those magicians who say "sorry I didn't get any of my stuff" These are the people who make their props the reason of the magic happening not "THE MAGICIAN"
Bottom line- LOVE magic, LEARN magic, PERFECT magic."
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I've mentioned it on another thread, but I love "Into the Future" from Gerry Griffin's Complete Card Magic DVD set. So Simple, but get's such a big reaction. I think it's a great routine.
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If I have nothing on me, Free Will is my go to effect. It always get amazing reactions - http://www.lybrary.com/free-will-p-476988.html
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If you must improvise a trick, it's perhaps time to learn impromptu magic to avoid performing crap.

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STM70
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I personally like max maven's positive/negative. It's a pretty darn killer effect.
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Cross of India/coins across with some borrowed change. Sleights are relatively simple and easy to execute. I change the patter to talk about how "magicians are always trying to confuse and misdirect you. For instance, psychology studies show that most people can only concentrate on 7 things at a time. That's why I've got 6 coins, plus my two hands that's already 8, now I'm gonna cross them and I've got you up to 9. I'm impressed, you're focus is actually WAY better than most people but (smacks coins down) you forgot to count I was talking to you, which makes ten". Then I'll repeat with a straight counting routine to establish a rhythm, start counting up as you pick up the coins (1,2,3,4...), cross the hands and say 9, then ten and smack coins down. Finally, super short counting sequence: 1, 6, 8, 9, 10.

It gets them following along similar to the count to ten with sponge balls.

Edit: I use the counting/psychology speak to justify why I cross my hands, so it no longer is a mysterious, "cross of india" but now is an item we can count on the number of things I'm making you pay attention to.
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Cross out by jay Sankey has been my go to completely imprpomtu trick for quite a while.I just whisper my prediction to someone and go through the script. (I learned off a booklet I got with a holiday deal. I believe it was called "always on the mind")

If there are coins available, I'll probably do 3/4 across off "On the spot" However I usually won't have to do either of these tricks, as if there's a chance I'll be asked to do magic I'll bring a deck of cards and a few other small bits. I may also start trying out "hypersensitive" (got in the same booklet) if the chance arises. Smile
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There have been several comments about always being prepared. It's not difficult. As soon as I walk into a bar, if I don't already have anything in my pockets, I grab a bar napkin, crumple it and put it in my pocket. Now I'm ready for two-in-the-hand, one-in-the- pocket, or a one cup routine. Both of which I've done many times, so impromptu is not the same as unprepared.

Hudson
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I guess this applies more to mentalists, but a great effect to have is White Room by Ran Pink. It uses absolutely no props and it really seems like real mind reading.
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On Jul 26, 2014, 55Hudson wrote:
There have been several comments about always being prepared. It's not difficult. As soon as I walk into a bar, if I don't already have anything in my pockets, I grab a bar napkin, crumple it and put it in my pocket. Now I'm ready for two-in-the-hand, one-in-the- pocket, or a one cup routine. Both of which I've done many times, so impromptu is not the same as unprepared.

Hudson


Yes! This is excellent. Also, matrix with crumpled napkins.

KJ
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STM70, you might also enjoy Proof Positive. A video demo can be seen here: http://www.davidparr.com/downloads/proof-positive/
Brain Food, A Game of Life & Death, Proof Positive, and Paper Prophecies
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The trick were you literally bend your pinky. That really freaks out people and gets a great laugh.
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Or if not Sneak Peek by Spidey. You only need business cards and a pen. That's it. Oh, and a willing spectator.
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