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Chamberlain
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Hmmm, keeping to the table hopping/party strolling I'd say . . .

Card trick - Ambitious card to card in box
Coin trick - Scotch and Soda to coin in bottle
Misc. - Slydini's Knotted Silks

I don't really have a signature coin trick, but I figured I'd stick to the set parameters of the original post here. If I were to deviate, I'd probably do either sponge balls or color changing knives instead of a coin trick. The other two on my list are staples of my act.
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Any two tricks and a bullet catch.
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Sponge Ball Routine (Ken Brooke).

Coins to Glass (Edward Victor).

Devano Rising Cards (not the Arne/Martini?) Deck garbage.
Barry Allen

"The Rules of the Sleight-of-Hand Artist, are three and all others are vain; the first and second are 'practice', and the third one is 'practice again'.

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Ambitious, ending with Shoe't.

Triple double faced Ikes with casino chips. I do a behind the ear appearance of the 3 coins and then vanish. Then I produce 3 $100 Casino chips from behind my elbow, and change them to two Ikes. I give one to the spectator and it vanishes. The last coin goes through my pocket, and I end up with one normal Ike.

My version of Sandsational ropes.

All these tricks end clean with normal items.


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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 you're* overthinking* 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


You're not responding to what Dick actually said.
He was referring to your terminology, not the tricks you chose.

And even if Dick may seem a bit short with some of you, realize that the man is here to help. He's got twice as much experience than most of us could ever dream to achieve, and he wouldn't be here posting his advice if he didn't strongly care about the current state of magic, and the education of his younger peers.

Open your eyes to the bigger picture and get over the nitpicking when it comes to older folks sharing their experience. There isn't anything he shares that isn't worth knowing.

I personally think we're lucky to have him here.
warren
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On Aug 6, 2018, Race Blakhart 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 you're* overthinking* 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


You're not responding to what Dick actually said.
He was referring to your terminology, not the tricks you chose.

And even if Dick may seem a bit short with some of you, realize that the man is here to help. He's got twice as much experience than most of us could ever dream to achieve, and he wouldn't be here posting his advice if he didn't strongly care about the current state of magic, and the education of his younger peers.

Open your eyes to the bigger picture and get over the nitpicking when it comes to older folks sharing their experience. There isn't anything he shares that isn't worth knowing.

I personally think we're lucky to have him here.


It´s a pity you didn´t copy his other post where he told us all to go and play with our toys....at the end of the day we´re all here to help each other and to learn, just because your older than other people doesn´t give you the right to be rude to them so I simple prefer not to respond to him when there are others who also have very good knowledge but more importantly don´t take offence to posts that certainly are not aimed to offend them.
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Warren, he didn't tell "us all" to go play with our toys. He told YOU. And it's fine with me if you can't handle a little salt online. I said my piece, and I stand by it.
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On Aug 6, 2018, Race Blakhart wrote:
Warren, he didn't tell "us all" to go play with our toys. He told YOU. And it's fine with me if you can't handle a little salt online. I said my piece, and I stand by it.


I think you´ll find it was Dick that couldn`t handle a little salt as I said nothing to warrant his rudeness and I stand by what I said too manners cost nothing haha
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This is a very fascinating post and was really thought provoking in a great way for me. I'm going to do close up and then parlor:

CloseUp:
Coin - Hopping Halves (TRodd Lassen Dollar) introduced by purse with the end of both vanished coins returning to the purse, producing two more via Copeland Blackbird, to continue into Matrix, reverse matrix, ending with Samoya (Overall Samoya is my fav). IF I CAN ONLY HAVE ONE THING IT IS HOPPING HALVES IN DOLLAR SIZE.
Card - Ungaffed aces production, to instant Kings, to Kings to pockets, to signing one of the kings, Ambitious King, moving in Signed King to wallet (Real Man's), then crushing the deck (switched earlier and on the table) ala David Regal. IF ONLY ONE THING - CARD TO WALLET.
Other - OMG - I gotta go with what the AUDIENCE likes and responds best to here . . over 40 years. I totally respect so much of what I've seen here and I give props to those who love Professor's Nightmare, Color Changing Knives (damn hard to travel TSA with those babies any more and that kills me), multiplying rabbits, and Brainwave/Invisible. Surprised to NOT see Ringflite! Super surprised not to see LOOPS. REALLY surprised not to see the old polaroid large faced cardwatch (I would die for a good quality large one with the Jack of Spades again) . . . But if I had to choose the thing that has given me the best service in audience appreciation over the years has to be INVISIBLE/BRAINWAVE - EITHER ONE . . . WITH A DECK SWITCH TO PASS IT OUT.

Parlor:
Coin: Coins across with a borrowed ring (5 items across) ending with the ring appearing in shot glass under inverted tumbler with electronic trigger.
Cards: Card to wallet as above,
Other: Hands down comedy rope tie, instantly having hands coming out and straightening cloth and having cloth fall to show hands both tied . . .

Finally - put me on diet of only one thing to have and nothing else:

#3 LOOPS
#2 4 coins and a contrasting fifth with an expanded shell and a gravity flipper all by Todd Lassen in Morgans
#1 One deck of cards . . .

And that blows me away because I am a "coin guy" but if you give me just one thing I could go on performing and inventing and learning for years with cards and the coins are limiting . . . which makes me sad . . . .

Thanks everyone here for making me really think!!!! Great exercise. Gonna change up my routines again because of this thought exercise.
"I'm a professional magician and once in a while I even work." Jonathan Todd Excelsior (StarManager)
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StarManager great list thanks for sharing, I do enjoy watching good comedy rope tie it's definitely on my to learn list Smile
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Warren I spent years on luxury cruise ships, and they had "comment cards"which always had the rope tie listed as the best entertainment on the ship. I spent years perfecting a strike second and edge grips and did deep level close up shows as well as stage. And the muggles always vote for the easy and funny stuff . . .
"I'm a professional magician and once in a while I even work." Jonathan Todd Excelsior (StarManager)
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Hey StarManager!
What you mean by "polaroid large faced cardwatch" ?
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On Aug 19, 2018, StarManager wrote:
This is a very fascinating post and was really thought provoking in a great way for me. I'm going to do close up and then parlor:

CloseUp:
Coin - Hopping Halves (TRodd Lassen Dollar) introduced by purse with the end of both vanished coins returning to the purse, producing two more via Copeland Blackbird, to continue into Matrix, reverse matrix, ending with Samoya (Overall Samoya is my fav). IF I CAN ONLY HAVE ONE THING IT IS HOPPING HALVES IN DOLLAR SIZE.
Card - Ungaffed aces production, to instant Kings, to Kings to pockets, to signing one of the kings, Ambitious King, moving in Signed King to wallet (Real Man's), then crushing the deck (switched earlier and on the table) ala David Regal. IF ONLY ONE THING - CARD TO WALLET.
Other - OMG - I gotta go with what the AUDIENCE likes and responds best to here . . over 40 years. I totally respect so much of what I've seen here and I give props to those who love Professor's Nightmare, Color Changing Knives (damn hard to travel TSA with those babies any more and that kills me), multiplying rabbits, and Brainwave/Invisible. Surprised to NOT see Ringflite! Super surprised not to see LOOPS. REALLY surprised not to see the old polaroid large faced cardwatch (I would die for a good quality large one with the Jack of Spades again) . . . But if I had to choose the thing that has given me the best service in audience appreciation over the years has to be INVISIBLE/BRAINWAVE - EITHER ONE . . . WITH A DECK SWITCH TO PASS IT OUT.

Parlor:
Coin: Coins across with a borrowed ring (5 items across) ending with the ring appearing in shot glass under inverted tumbler with electronic trigger.
Cards: Card to wallet as above,
Other: Hands down comedy rope tie, instantly having hands coming out and straightening cloth and having cloth fall to show hands both tied . . .

Finally - put me on diet of only one thing to have and nothing else:

#3 LOOPS
#2 4 coins and a contrasting fifth with an expanded shell and a gravity flipper all by Todd Lassen in Morgans
#1 One deck of cards . . .

And that blows me away because I am a "coin guy" but if you give me just one thing I could go on performing and inventing and learning for years with cards and the coins are limiting . . . which makes me sad . . . .

Thanks everyone here for making me really think!!!! Great exercise. Gonna change up my routines again because of this thought exercise.


Awesome post!
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Hi Just came across this discussion.....this is really a tough one. I personally have a problem with this. My bag is always full of extra stuff and I am not good at packing light. SOOOOO many good effects for table hopping and strolling.
So here is my list (which I'll probably change in an hour after even more thought)
1.Multiple card locations of selected cards
2. Cut and restored rope (any version but I prefer Sansational)
3. Chop cup

I may have to post again in a day or so when I change my mind but its great to think like this. When I studied at Mystery School -focus on Busking, and shared this "problem" about too many effects, Jeff wrote a comment for me to try and work with , "a 3 effect show"
So I often do this exact decision making exercise!
Bruce
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I think I'd go with

1) Professors nightmare

2) Stand Up Monte

3) Invisible Deck

I would miss extreme burn tho
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Being more loving
Being more forgiving
Not complaining so much
Magic is the bacon in the breakfast of life.

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God bless you and have a magical day
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