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dave s
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Mr. Chosse,

Thanks for your response. I'll PM Whit, or e-mail him. thanks again.

- dave s.
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It may sound silly but I usually get a great response from the hot rod, I make up a patter line depending on the situation and it always seems to go over well. Smile
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I like to do CMH and end it with Stargazer
altoni
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Also Reset, by PH! Always gets a big reaction.
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If you would have asked this question twenty years ago, I would have said that "The Floating Bill" is the best. However, since even fifth graders are walking around with invisible thread nowadays (thanks Vegas!), I'd say that currently some of my favorites are:

CMHC's
Sponge Balls
Leipzig/Hunter/Carney Cigar Routine
Invisible Bill Switch
Cups and Balls
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Best closer: sponge routines, let's the spec. keep a souvenir, and they'll remember you for that...
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Good old cups and balls,hotrods,metal bending and mentalism.Cigerette up the nose is kinda cool too!
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JordanB
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I'm surprised no one has said color changing knives. I think this is a great walk around trick and if presented in a good fashion (See Bill Malones DVD's) then it is a great close up trick and technically very easy to do.
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Can someone tell me what the Leipzig/Hunter/Carney Cigar Routine, mentioned my M J Marrs above, is like. I belong to a cigar club and perhaps the routine might prove appropriate for such a situation.
Nicholas
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The Liepzig routine can be found in the Vernon Tribute to Leipzig book. There is a torn and restored cigarette paper routine in there you might like as well.
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Nicholas
As Jon already said you can find the routine in Vernon Tribute to Leipzig book.Also in Carney's new book "Secrets",Eric Decamps book/notes "Compositions of Conjuring" also John Roger's of wooden cigars has book/notes on routines for the wooden cigars.

I have some "Micro Purses" for the wooden cigar routine on my site http://www.magicalmystries.com

hope this helps

Joe
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JordanB
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You know, I saw a guy named Bob White do a routine with a Malini Egg Bag and was one of the greatest pieces of magic I've seen.
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CMH
Starkle
Key bending
Key & string
endless chain
flip stick & penetration

usually one of the items for the effects are either on hand or on someone's person or purse.

MM
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Pen trough Bill and recap! Smile
mike gallo
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Vernon's climax for "A Dice Routine"...Liepzigs "Torn And Restored Cigarette Paper"...Gypse Thread (ok, my spelling sucks)

Mike
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Color Changing Knives...IS one of the best...and (I've heard) Whit Haydn has a routine that has been given top marks...however...he uses the Mogar Knives and these are expensive. If you can afford those, may I suggest you invest in EVERY color combo and regular color he has, gaffed & ungaffed. You will have, IMO, the best color changing knife tools in the world. Your routine can change as you see fit...countless combinations...endless routine ideas...

But only if you see the color changing knife trick as the best close-up, and I have to admit...it's up there with the best...

My $.02, Smile

Doug
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Sponge balls, chop cup, bill switch, vanishing lit cigarette, and rubberband magic.
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I'm going to go for it and submit for my vote the Reflecto Knives, with either the dollar bill, or the card reflected on it. After that, Professor's Nightmare, C&R Rope, Two dollar bill tear, and my all time favorite, Polaroid Money Outdone.
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I have to vote for Professor's Nightmare with a C & R routine and Cigarette in Silk or Jacket. I do a multiplying ping pong ball routine that is my personal favorite but you need to watch angles closely and it uses a lot of sleight-of-hand. Everybody from 2 to 102 loves it.
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- Dr. Sack's Dice trick
- Biclette (Greg Wilson)
- No-Smoking (lighters - J.L. Bertrand)
- Ring and Rubberband (a mix of Pinnacle and Mirouf's work)
- Pin-Demonium

I am ALWAYS ready to go into at least one of them.
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