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David Neighbors
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Best for whom??? And where are you going to do it?

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Hmmm, can't pick just one. How about five?

Multiplying Billiard Balls
Balls in the Net (Silent Mora)
Sponge Balls/purse frame (Daryl)
TT routine (silk, salt, cigarette, etc. ...)
Dime and Penny trick (Lance Burton) a simple mind read that can be done with a single ball.
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The very best close-up effect uses no props, involves the on lookers, amazes them, and entertains them to the point where they walk away laughing and applauding.

For me, when I'm asked to "do a trick", I reach into my pocket and bring out an empty match box. I open it, and introduce my trained flea Chadwick.

After some by-play and bits of business, I ask to use a ladies finger ring. I gather everyone in real close as I levitate the flea, passing the finger ring over the floating flea.

As a finish, Chadwick does a great flip landing in his box. I close the box, hand back the ring, thanking my audience. Works every time!

Continued success,
Doc Dazzal
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Don Alan's chop cup routine.
It's straight to the point without being clinical, and gets a terrific reaction every single time.

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I rock.
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You can always find a piece of tissue paper.

Gemini Ring
3 ball routine

They take up no room in your pocket, and are strong effects.

"Now you're looking for the secret... but you won't find it because you're not really looking. You don't really want to know the secret... You want to be fooled." - The Prestige (2006)
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Bending spoon or floating dollar
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I like sponge ball routine, disapearing silk, salt, etc. with a TT, bill switch with a mismade bill and CMH
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Three card monte using a borrowed bill to demonstrate what it looks like in the real world. You end up blowing them away with the bent corner scam AND usually end up with the borrowed cash "prop" as a tip.
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How about Hundy 500? Just picked it up and can't wait to start performing!
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Doing ring on string routines and Working with rubbers routines,and Girls Night out.Pack Small but plays big.
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-Rubber Band through the Thumb (Thumb Twist - fron Dan Harlan's Rubberband video #2)
-Three Ropes and a Baby (Professor's Nightmare and variations)
-Ring and Rope routine from Tabary #2

-=> Rubber Dougie <=-
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For me it would be Gypsy Thread illusion
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Ring on wand (Skinner or Vernon)
Ring and string (Gregory Wilson)
Ring and rope
cut and restored rope
If you were a hotdog, and you were starving...would you eat yourself? I know I would!
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Sponge Balls
Cups and Balls
C.M.H. - it kills cuz its simple. but the thing is, its a "quickie" and usually its hard to deflect people who want you to do the thing a second time.

Dots Magic using the paddle move
I would, however contest that there is in REALITY very little pportunity to perform what could actually be termed "close-up" magic.
- Guy Hollingworth
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C.M.H. what is this?
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The rubberband penetration aka Crazy Man's Handcuffs
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Gypsy Thread - when I saw Henning do this on TV, I was astonished!

Sponge balls

Mismade Bill - if I can borrow the bill I'm temped to let them have the mismade one because the reaction is so strong.

Cups and Balls

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Wow I first I thought I wouldn't have to many but turns out there are a couple.

Fizz Master by Paul Harris. Its super easy and its great at summer parties.
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