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warren
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I always find these sort of threads interesting as everyone has different tastes and requirements when it comes for choosing effects so with that in mind Smile

If you could only perform 3 tricks for the rest of your life what are they and here's the twist, you have to choose

one card trick ( for me it would be Dr Daley's Last Trick although I like to produce the aces first so it's technically 2 tricks )

One coin trick ( For me it's coins across )

For the last one you can choose any thing apart from cards and coins as we've had them ( This is really tough for me to decide ...but for now I'll say my own chop cup routine )

Over to you
Dick Oslund
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Well, you can include me out!

I have not the slightest interest in doing card tricks.. I have known and enjoyed the work of, most of the top cardicians, like Elmsley, Jaye, LePaul, Miller, Tomsoni, Racherbaumer, Marlo, Vernon, et al., but, my only card trick is the cards to pocket routine in my book. I did a routine of card flourishes for over 50 years (in my '20s, I did white glove card fan productions, until I realized that. at my age then, I was not "swayve & deboner.

When I was young, I did the Downs palm with both hands, the coin roll with four coins simultaneously, and most of the known flourishes. J. B. Bobo was a dear friend for 40 years.

I developed about 1951, a rope juggling bit, that I call the Norwegian YOYO, I learned most of the knot tricks in R.W. Hull's "15 Minutes With A Piece Of Rope", and, I'm happy with them.

I do a good commercial ball routine that gets LAUGHS, but, I haven't done the multiplying balls in 50 years.

I do most of the silk routines that involve sleights.

I'm retired.
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Dick Oslund
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P.S. How can you chose an effect? An EFFECT is what the spectator perceives when he sees the magician perform A TRICK. (I was fortunate to have good mentors, who insisted that I use terms correctly.)
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This is tough picking only three effects:

#1 Hands down for me would be Professor's Nightmare. I do a routine to a basketball story, little kids buying a dog, and a golfer story. I also use it in a conclusion to a cut and restored rope routine. PNM can be performed
close-up, walk around, stand-up and all the props can be examined. PNM is a classic for a reason and it plays well for audiences of all ages.

#2 Kid's Cards by Richard Pinter is fun for adults and kids of all ages. Yes this is a card trick but much different than almost all other card effects.

#3 Silk to Egg, another classic and for good reason.

Have a great day,

Walking Bob in Iowa
cbguy
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I'll Play:

The Card Trick of Death
The Nuts
My charming personality

You cant get any of this stuff off the shelf. These two routines have been a staple of my performances for more than 18 years and I can make these two routines fill a 30 - 40 minute show, with non-stop fun and entertainment. This set is very funny, 100% clean and entertains families, corporate programs, theme parks, fairs & festivals.
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*Thought of Card to Wallet
*Coin flurry with Jumbo coin ending
*Finger ring on ribbon routine.(several phases)
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From an amatuer:

A) Multiple selection/revelation routine
B) Matrix
C) B'Wave
warren
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On Apr 17, 2018, Dick Oslund wrote:
P.S. How can you chose an effect? An EFFECT is what the spectator perceives when he sees the magician perform A TRICK. (I was fortunate to have good mentors, who insisted that I use terms correctly.)


Dick your over thinking it.....it's just for fun my friend, I could have easily made a different list of effects but in the end I chose what has always played very strong for me but more importantly these are effects I never get bored of performing.

Thanks for everyone's input there's been many suggestions that I considered myself Smile
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Card Trick - 3 by Steve Valentine

Signed Bent Coin - Quantum Bender

Sponge Balls - My routine
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Cards - A routine which has several elements: thought of, transposition, rising card, card to head & CTP finish. The most important part is that it lets me show and establish my performing persona.
Coins - Probably coins across (reserve would be one coin including pen & coin phases.
Other - Rope: PN with a few Sands/Sanders add-ons.
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Non cards & non coins would be a bill switch & sponges for me. As for a third trick, spoon bending is fun & of course goes down well.
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That's a hard choice to make..now would be, Twisted Sisters, Copper Silver Brass and Pot Hole
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I'll take some liberty and use a routine for the cards:

1) Ace Production > Twisting the Aces > Dr. Daley's > Card Warp
2) Coins through table
3) Pegasus Page
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Out of this World
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Chop Cup
SleightlyChris
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Torn and restored card ala Williamson

Charming Chinese challenge ala hooser/jay

Chop cup ala loomis
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I'll play (reserving the right to change my mind in a few weeks or months)

Cards - Impromptu - Out of this World
coins - Holy Moley
other - Closeup linking rings

But it is really tough choosing just three
Dick Oslund
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On Apr 18, 2018, warren wrote:
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On Apr 17, 2018, Dick Oslund wrote:
P.S. How can you chose an effect? An EFFECT is what the spectator perceives when he sees the magician perform A TRICK. (I was fortunate to have good mentors, who insisted that I use terms correctly.)


Dick your over thinking it.....it's just for fun my friend, I could have easily made a different list of effects but in the end I chose what has always played very strong for me but more importantly these are effects I never get bored of performing.

Thanks for everyone's input there's been many suggestions that I considered myself Smile


No, I'm not overthinking anything.I've just been at this for a lot longer than you have. I won't bother to respond further. Go, play with your toys.
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On Apr 22, 2018, Dick Oslund wrote:
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On Apr 18, 2018, warren wrote:
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On Apr 17, 2018, Dick Oslund wrote:
P.S. How can you chose an effect? An EFFECT is what the spectator perceives when he sees the magician perform A TRICK. (I was fortunate to have good mentors, who insisted that I use terms correctly.)


Dick your over thinking it.....it's just for fun my friend, I could have easily made a different list of effects but in the end I chose what has always played very strong for me but more importantly these are effects I never get bored of performing.

Thanks for everyone's input there's been many suggestions that I considered myself Smile


No, I'm not overthinking anything.I've just been at this for a lot longer than you have. I won't bother to respond further. Go, play with your toys.


Somebody needs a nap
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warren
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On Apr 22, 2018, Dick Oslund wrote:
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On Apr 18, 2018, warren wrote:
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On Apr 17, 2018, Dick Oslund wrote:
P.S. How can you chose an effect? An EFFECT is what the spectator perceives when he sees the magician perform A TRICK. (I was fortunate to have good mentors, who insisted that I use terms correctly.)


Dick your over thinking it.....it's just for fun my friend, I could have easily made a different list of effects but in the end I chose what has always played very strong for me but more importantly these are effects I never get bored of performing.

Thanks for everyone's input there's been many suggestions that I considered myself Smile


No, I'm not overthinking anything.I've just been at this for a lot longer than you have. I won't bother to respond further. Go, play with your toys.


Wow I must say coming from you Dick I'm shocked at your response I never thought for a second that you would take offence to my reply especially as you have been at this game for such a long time.....oh well another lesson learned Smile
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On Apr 18, 2018, Terrible Wizard wrote:
From an amatuer:

A) Multiple selection/revelation routine
B) Matrix
C) B'Wave


IMHO this is not an amateur selection for the table hopper.
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