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 Post subject: Great Reactions
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 4:19 pm 
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Which gimmicked and ungimmicked tricks get a great reactions from adults or kids


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 5:10 pm 
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Just about every effect out there.

Look around there are hundred of topics asking this very juvenile question.

Find effects that you think you will like to perform.

Also pick up some books- RRTCM, MArk Wilsons, Bobos.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 5:13 pm 
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Here are some that I use:

-Scotch and Soda (Penguin)

-stuff with a TT (use your imagination)

-STS (Penguin)

-Stealth Pen/B-2 Bomber (Penguin)

-ACR (Born to Perform Card Magic by Oz Pearlman)

-Biddle Trick (Born to Perform Card Magic by Oz Pearlman)

-Full Lotus (Front Row Sankey)

-The Phoenix Effect (Front Row Sankey)

-Fan Mail (Front Row Sankey)

-Real Magic (Front Row Sankey)

-Two Card Monte (Born to Perform Card Magic by Oz Pearlman)

-Ultimate Transpo (Born to Perform Card Magic by Oz Pearlman)

-Blinsided (Penguin Instant Download)

-Emerge Triumphant (Penguin Instant Download)

That's not even close to all the material I use. I suggest you get some books, such as these:

-The Royal Road to Card Magic

-J.B. Bobo's Modern Coin Magic

-13 Steps to Mentalism

-Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic

These are some of the DVDs that I also really like:

-Pyrotechnic Pasteboards by Gregory Wilson

-Born to Perform Card Magic by Oz Pearlman

-Front Row Sankey (my favorite)

I'm going to end this post by saying-

"It's not the trick that gets the reactions... it's the performance."


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Definately, the Ultimate Transpo just kills! It's from Born to Perform Card Magic.


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Where's JamesJay when you need him?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:51 pm 
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En,in my opinion, I think Mystery Card, Sweetest Sound, Easy Collectors and so on.But, I think every trick is amazing if you can show it well, right? :P


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:49 am 
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mystery card?
that trick sucks, i mean the idea is great but its not practical...
paperclipped is WAY better than mystery card


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:23 am 
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daniel116 wrote:
mystery card?
that trick sucks, i mean the idea is great but its not practical...
paperclipped is WAY better than mystery card


Are are way to negative and way to close minded and just not creative.
Anyone with any creativity can take mystery card and turn it into a very "practical" effect. There are multiple versions of this trick, some are really great. I can get just as good, if not better reactions than performing paperclipped.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:38 am 
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DavidTheCryptic: You ever see "Educating Archer", where he does Knepper's Kolossal Killer?

It's a huge dramatic story, he's sweating and almost screaming through the ordeal. At the end, he pulls out the wrong card (off by one), and the audience goes wild. Huge ovation.

Reminds me how something so simple can become a powerhouse effect given the correct performance. Should be mandatory viewing for every magician.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:15 am 
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hoopoe and akirafist are right.

Any effect you get can get really good reactions, as long as you perform the effect right with good patter. Even doing the simplest things like a DL, and then sticking the top card in to the middle and having it "rise up" to the top of the deck is really amazing to the spectators.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:13 am 
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hoopoe wrote:
I think every trick is amazing if you can show it well, right? :P


Yeah, I once did a trick to a friend were I used a DL to give him the wrong card, forced the same card as I "gave" him and he couldn't get that. He sat there and said things like this can't be and how did you do that. It was funny cause I did much more difficult tricks before that one. They were good too but the best reaction I got with that one.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:17 am 
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Many times simple is better.

People need to realize just because its simple in method does not mean it gets "simple" reactions. All in how you present it.


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