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 Post subject: Best walk-around tricks
PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:49 am 
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What are your favorite tricks for walk-around venues. The tricks you like to perform the most in resturaunts or bars. My personal favorite is color monte.


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olmost all my card rutines... because every card trick and coin trick that's visual and can be done standing is a good resturant trick/rutine


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:53 pm 
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I just grab whatever I can for walk around gigs. Hot Rod, Color Monte, 3 Card Monte, A Deck of Cards, Coins, Holy Moly (Always), a gimmick for my newest trick (Bet for Balance), and several others... All depends. Can't choose a favorite.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:29 pm 
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Just a few things I enjoy:

-Magician's Insurance Policy (gets a laugh)
-Sponge Balls or Sponge Rabbits (interactive, people love them)
-Any card routine, I like ACR, Backlash (AoA Vol. 1), and a Triumph
-Packet Tricks like NFW, Ultimate 3 Card Monte, Jumping Gemini (to get away from the usual pick a card tricks)
-A few coin routines (3 Fly, Coin Flurry, SpellBound)
-Mental Magic/Mentalism (8 Card Brainwave, Anneman/Corinda stuff)
-Levitation/Animation/PK (Haunted Key, Loops, Metal Bending)

Usually, I'll carry:

A deck of cards (or 2) plus a few duplicates for signing/tearing
Sponge Balls & Purse Frame
4 Half Dollars or English Pennies or a combination
2 Packet Tricks
Haunted Key
A few loops
Maybe rubberbands

This all easily fits in my pockets/wallet. This gets modified by my mood, however.

-JT


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 2:22 pm 
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Popchris wrote:
I just grab whatever I can for walk around gigs?


Oh, what walkaround 'gigs' would that be? Just wondering.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:08 am 
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kallx wrote:
olmost all my card rutines... because every card trick and coin trick that's visual and can be done standing is a good resturant trick/rutine


So what are your top routines?


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Liquid Metal (witha few personal twists)


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revelation77 wrote:
Liquid Metal (witha few personal twists)


Pun intended? :wink:


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Pauldela wrote:
Popchris wrote:
I just grab whatever I can for walk around gigs?


Oh, what walkaround 'gigs' would that be? Just wondering.


Stop being such a [edited].


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:11 pm 
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LingLing1337 wrote:
Pauldela wrote:
Popchris wrote:
I just grab whatever I can for walk around gigs?


Oh, what walkaround 'gigs' would that be? Just wondering.


Stop being such a [edited].


He wasn't being rude, he was just making the point that somebody working walk-around gigs wouldn't just grab random tricks and walk out the door. It shows no planning and a lack of professionalism. Of course, if you are just going downtown and you grab some material (just in case you have the opportunity), then we are talking about a completely different situation in which the mentioned course of action is appropriate. But a "walk-around gig" is not quite the same, since there are expectations.

Calling people names isn't very nice, either...


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:52 pm 
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In no particular order, a few of my favorites are:

1. Invisible and/or Brainwave deck.
2. The Watch Crystal
3. Holy Moly
4. Richard Osterlind's "Sweeter & Lower" torn & restored sweetener packet
5. Hot Rod (and/or various other effects utilizing the same basic move; such as: The Amazing Jumping Arrow, Mark Jenest's No. 2 Pencil, Hot Rod Pen, Deluxe Money Paddle, etc.)
6. Copper/Silver transpo (without using gimmicked coins)
7. Viking Magic's Morelli Ring (it's a ring flight without the reel)
8. Michael Mode's Napkin Rose (not a trick; but a nifty yet elegant touch)

Also, though I tend to stay away from bill switches during walk-around performances; I do like to use them during live interviews/auditions to secure the gig. I'll do a bill switch from a $1 to a $50 or $100, then, as I'm handing them the bill to inspect, switch TTs. I'll take the bill to change it back, tell them I think I folded it differently this time and reveal a mis-made bill. I then let them keep that mis-made bill. Sure, it costs me $8; but it's a good way to secure the gig and I always make more than eight bucks back in payment or, if the venue permits, tips.


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Sweepingreaper4 wrote:
kallx wrote:
olmost all my card rutines... because every card trick and coin trick that's visual and can be done standing is a good resturant trick/rutine


So what are your top routines?


i realy like one of my own coin rutines called '' one way coin '' and olmost every card trick i do... things like ''triumph''(but then you should have a good story with it to!) and ''perversion'' or maby ''K-A-F'' (Kallex-Ace-finder) love the last one, one of my favorite rutines...

But one of the best card rutines i do is ''master deck'' by Marc oberon with an bang on finish only that i use a card wallet...


-Kalle


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:23 pm 
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kallx wrote:
Sweepingreaper4 wrote:
kallx wrote:
olmost all my card rutines... because every card trick and coin trick that's visual and can be done standing is a good resturant trick/rutine

So what are your top routines?

i realy like one of my own coin rutines called '' one way coin '' and olmost every card trick i do... things like ''triumph''(but then you should have a good story with it to!) and ''perversion'' or maby ''K-A-F'' (Kallex-Ace-finder) love the last one, one of my favorite rutines...
But one of the best card rutines i do is ''master deck'' by Marc oberon with an bang on finish only that i use a card wallet...
-Kalle


How did you ever learn any of those tricks. it is obvious that you have no idea of how to read and write correctly. I just ran the spell checker from Google that is free on their toolbar and about 30% to 40% of what you scribbled is misspelled.

I don't understand how your parents let you have a hobby when you obviously have poor grades.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:57 pm 
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cameronb wrote:

He wasn't being rude, he was just making the point that somebody working walk-around gigs wouldn't just grab random tricks and walk out the door. It shows no planning and a lack of professionalism. Of course, if you are just going downtown and you grab some material (just in case you have the opportunity), then we are talking about a completely different situation in which the mentioned course of action is appropriate. But a "walk-around gig" is not quite the same, since there are expectations.

Calling people names isn't very nice, either...



Thanks Cameronb, I just Lingling has a personal vendetta against me, hah.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:03 pm 
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I normally take:
-A red and blue deck of bikes
-An incomplete deck of cards for tricks that I burn the card, or rip them etc. (Sankey secret files volume 1 has a great trick that I forget)
-Some coins and a coin shell
-Spongeballs
-Sometimes sponge rabbits
-Card Sharpie
-Sometimes Tricycle
-Real Man's Wallet (set-up with Kollosal Killer and a couple other tricks)
-Sometimes invisible deck/wipe-out/david regal color changing deck

But yeah, it all depends, the stuff that I said "sometimes" before I always rotate around, but the rest I always bring.


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