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miky
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The only kind of impromptu card magic I do is with borrowed decks, and often the decks are dirty, greasy, sticky bridge decks with dogs and flowers on the back and no white border -- no Twisting the Aces with these pasteboards. I find even the most basic sleights can be problematic. What effects do you do that have minimal potential for problems -- other than Fulves's Gemini Twins and Daryl's Untouched??
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OOTW
ACR (no Dl's all passes)
Design For Laughter
Cutting To Aces
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2 Card Monte
Jeff Hayden
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You would do the 2 Card Monte with a "sticky" bridge deck with no white border? Wow. A DL, A TL and TC is a bit too risky for me with a messy deck. You are much braver than I.

-JH
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dazelle
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Why not las vegas leaper?

man I love that trick,

or a simple card to pocket
when i beat you at your own game, you'll have no place else to turn
werton
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Synergy is the trick I use when people ask for a card trick useing one of there decks
locas
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Three Card Monte if they don't mind you bending their cards.
Socalesq
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Force a card, shuffle it back into the deck, go through the deck to show them the card is still there (while actually setting it for a spell from the top), then spell it out. Not a magician fooler, but always gets a good reaction from laymen.
icuryy
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I would probably do "Untouched". By the way, don't try Las Vegas Leaper (in it's true incarnation, anyway) with a borderless deck. The "in the spectator's hands" false count won't work with a full, to-the-edge back.

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Pete Biro
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SLOP SHUFFLE
Card from pocket
Card on forehead
Card under glass
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paulmagic
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One of the self working card tricks where sleight of hand is not needed at all.
Many Blessings!!

Paul
Matt Graves
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Paul Harris's "Bushwhacker". With borrowed, moldy cards, it would certainly be more convincing . ..
freakshowjim
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You can Force any '4' then do the old 'grey elephants in demmark' trick, really spooky if presented correctly ..(no offence but)i prefer not to do the math thingy because it can be quite disturbing if the audience starts to trace back on the effect, plus it can be too longwinded
Tarbell Magic
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Try the Piano Trick from The Royal Road to Card Magic (page 117); even the most dog-eared deck in the universe will work - no sleights required, purely presentation, excellent magic.
Socalesq
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Miraskill is another really good one, if presented well.
icuryy
Darren Kidby
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Out of this World
3 card monte

Darren...
Suave Dan
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Quote:
On 2004-09-25 20:11, werton wrote:
Synergy is the trick I use when people ask for a card trick useing one of there decks


me too.
rmoraleta
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I will definitely do Self Working Card Tricks.
Rob Johnston
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3 Card Monte prefers these kind of cards.
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How about that 21st Century 21 Card Trick (Marlo) on ETMCM #9.
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My usual opener... card on forehead (from Tubthumping) or The Homing Card (from Stars Of Magic).

Simon Lovell's handling of the Whispering Queen (from his new video set from Magic Makers.)
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