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 Post subject: Can I Examine That?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:43 am 
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What should you do if someone asks to examine a gimmicked object? Besides using sleight of hand to replace it for a duplicate whatever what can you do? I can do sleight of hand, but what if you don't have a duplicate on you. Any advice will be appreciated.

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Melgician: "I need a sh*t"

:) do you have any specific trick you're referring to, or just in general?


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Run away as fast as you can. Yell something at them.


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Focus on effects that only require sleight-of-hand or gimmicks that allow you to end clean. There are several magic tricks that allow you to hand out the trick for inspection.

Another way to deal with that sort of question is from experience of audience control. Rarely do I ever get that request to have something examined. When I am ending clean, I usually offer the key, card, fork, etc. for inspection without being asked anyway...


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Maloney123 wrote:
Run away as fast as you can. Yell something at them.

That's just plain silly advice. Actually it isn't even advice, it’s a very poor attempt at humor which falls flat...


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Generally, that probably won't happen, unless you're dealing with darn hecklers. Depending on the object, you could do a finger palm vanish or something, slip it in your pocket secretly, and then make it "vanish" when you give it to them.

Can you give me an example of a situation?


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DerZauberer wrote:
Focus on effects that only require sleight-of-hand or gimmicks that allow you to end clean. There are several magic tricks that allow you to hand out the trick for inspection.

Another way to deal with that sort of question is from experience of audience control. Rarely do I ever get that request to have something examined. When I am ending clean, I usually offer the key, card, fork, etc. for inspection without being asked anyway...


QFE.


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DerZauberer wrote:
Maloney123 wrote:
Run away as fast as you can. Yell something at them.

That's just plain silly advice. Actually it isn't even advice, it’s a very poor attempt at humor which falls flat...


How did I know you were going to respond to that?


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Maloney123 wrote:
DerZauberer wrote:
Maloney123 wrote:
Run away as fast as you can. Yell something at them.

That's just plain silly advice. Actually it isn't even advice, it’s a very poor attempt at humor which falls flat...


How did I know you were going to respond to that?

Telepathy or bad luck I suppose...


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As a corollary of sorts, when performing for small groups of people where the crowd doesn't manage itself (less than 4), how do you deal with the person who always wants to shuffle/turn things over? BTW, the best way to not have any/have very few spectator problems, I've learned, is to get a crowd of at least 6 people... hecklers get glared at/shut up in no time.


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Yes, what those guys /\ said or...

Have patter that takes the attention off the item; joke, story, etc.

Go right in to your next effect.

Ask a question.

Vanish the item.

Spec- Can I examine that?
Magician- Are you a Doctor?
Smart Butt Spec- Yes.
Magician- I need you to examine... [show next prop, cards, etc.]

Spec- Lemme see those cards. ...that pen. ...that wallet.
Magician- They are (It's) shy... Not used to being around others. [Then say or do one of the above]

Spec- Those are magic/trick cards!
Magician- I hope so. That's what they are for. Nothing but the best. Only in my hands. 'Six weeks at obedience school to get them that way.

Spec- That's a special _____!
Magician- Eeeextra special, and so it this. Oh, it's not THAT special... but this is.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:52 pm 
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Thanks alot guys. I'll be sure to use some of these.


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No.


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directedby wrote:
No.


I beg your pardon, but I have no idea what that means.

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directedby wrote:
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I beg your pardon, but I have no idea what that means.

-JT


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