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 Post subject: Working on new routines, need some opinions/help!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:54 am 
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A little info been at a local restaurant for about 4 months see many repeaters so working on some new stuff.

#1
Open-Quick 4 Ace production (from nestorizer dvd) Or Man from NY ?
Middle-Twisting aces but 2 aces turn into 2 chosen cards
End-Seven Seven or sevens (uses aces) basically 4 different people give randon number and ace is there.

#2
Open-Riffle peek, find wrong card color change
Middle-Dissapearing deck except for 3 other cards of liked chosen card (so they pick 6, have only 3 other 6's in hand)
End-Allergy (torn and restored/card to pocket)

#3
Open-Spectators touches freely 4 cards (all will be kings) vernon substitue
Middle-Open travelers Kings change into Jacks
End- ? Having a hard time finding a closer for this one.

#4 Mentalism
Open-Stacked deck, reveal 3 chosen card
Middle-Book test
End-Liquid metal

What do you guys think of these routine I am not going to go into patter would take to long, good, ok any suggestions? Any ideas for closer for #3?
Also not a kid friendly restaurant. Any and all suggestions thank You.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:00 am 
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Mentalism isnt much of a restaurant style in my opinion i keep it for cooperate shows and close up magic, not strolling or table hopping.

How about a ACR, Invisible Deck, Anything its up to you, just make it a stong ender. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Working on new routines, need some opinions/help!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:27 am 
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Here's my idea:

dhoodrat wrote:
#1
Open-Quick 4 Ace production (from nestorizer dvd) Or Man from NY ?
Middle-Twisting aces but 2 aces turn into 2 chosen cards
Closer - Liquid Metal

#2
Open-Riffle peek, find wrong card color change
Middle-Dissapearing deck except for 3 other cards of liked chosen card (so they pick 6, have only 3 other 6's in hand)
Closer - Liquid Metal

#3
Open-Spectators touches freely 4 cards (all will be kings) vernon substitue
Middle-Open travelers Kings change into Jacks
Closer - Liquid Metal

#4 Mentalism
Open-Stacked deck, reveal 3 chosen card
Middle-Book test
Closer - Liquid Metal


:P


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:35 pm 
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Sounds good... but what do you expect us to say?

No, I think it sucks. Do flourishes for 12 hours instead. That'll make them watch. :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:46 pm 
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How long are each of these sets? Do you expect to be finished before the food arrives? What if you aren't?

What if your spectators don't like card tricks?

For Liquid Metal, how much cutlery are you going to carry on you and where?

What if there are kids at the table?

Do any of these sets include an opportunity to hand out a business card?


I'm using "sets" instead of "routines" because what you're giving us are lists of tricks, not routines (it's the patter that ultimately turns a set into a routine, but you probably know that already). As sets, there's not all that much to say in the way of evaluation, especially since some of them aren't complete. Most of them are made up of card tricks, and the cards involved provide some connectivity, but not necessarily flow (again, it's the patter that will do that). The mentalism set seems odd and out of place; there's no intrinsic connection to the individual pieces (other than th efact that they can all be called "mentalism"), and a book test in a restaurant just seems weird; do you actually carry books around? That might work with some of the Outlaw book tests, which are fairly compact, but they invoke a mood not necessarily approproate for most restaurant work.

What's the restaurant like? Clientele, mood, pacing, etc.?


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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 5:14 am 
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Again, I see something I come across a lot when people ask for advice. Your routines are focussed entirely on card effects and mentalism. It would be a lot more interesting for your audience if you also had coins and sponges effects.


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