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Buffalo McKinley

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Hello,

In addition to card tricks, I really like tricks that use everyday objects that you (or a spectator) might have in a pocket (ex. keys, wallet, etc.) or on your body (ex. Greg Wilson's "Unleashed").

Any recommendations for tricks?

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Buffalo
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I always carry 2 dice for the Bach's dice routine or Bob Sheets' It's The Rules

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Mentioned in other threads: 

Webber's book "Lifesavers"
Schindler's book "Magic With Everyday Objects"
Gardner's book "Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic"
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Here're a few that I like: Greg Wilson's A Questionable Trick; David Parr's Proof Positive; Fading Coins - forget the creator, it was originally published in Genii but I learned the effect from a Eugene Burger book; one coin routine; PATEO - see Lifesavers as mentioned above by Robin for an excellent use of the principle; Raj Madhok's Invisible Book Test.

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Hello,

In addition to card tricks, I really like tricks that use everyday objects that you (or a spectator) might have in a pocket (ex. keys, wallet, etc.) or on your body (ex. Greg Wilson's "Unleashed").

Any recommendations for tricks?

Thanks,

Buffalo


Buffalo, check out Pocket Space Plus by Tony Miller.  It plays very, very strong.  And it is always there resets instantly, etc.
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Color changing knives is always a great pocket trick.  Depending upon where you live, the small knives are perfectly legal to carry due to the length of blade and construction.  Check to make sure.
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I like Jeff Praces' Search Engine Pen
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Has to be crazy man's handcuffs and some variants for me.
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Perverse Magic: the First Sixteen Years - Deutsch
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Buffalo McKinley

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Awesome!

Thanks, everyone!

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Chris Karim

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On the Spot (Gregory Wilson) has some great routines.  Versions of sponge balls (with no sponge balls), Paper ball over head, etc.

My son had a birthday party recently and I recently picked up Tru Xtreme, and that was a hit, so I'd agree with Sibex with the rubber band approach (there are rubber bands in a lot of places, restaurants, arcades, etc.).

"Lifesavers" is a book I had since it came out and I think it shaped a lot of how I think of impromptu versus improvised magic, so there is that consideration too.

Lots of great advice, good luck!

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Senor Fabuloso

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What are Your Favorite Pocket Magic Tricks?

The ones I have with me.

No longer performing magic my pockets and person, are filled with mentalism that's organic and natural. Things like wearing a prediction watch, for my regular watch. Having a peek wallet, for my regular wallet. And a super sharpie, for my writing implement.

But back when I did magic, I wouldn't be caught dead without a thumb tip, Cornelius pen, vodka and orange juice, magician credit card type effects. The point was and is that everything I had on me had purpose to accomplish multiple things and seemed normal in the real world.

Of course environment matters and depending on where I was or am, can also dictate what I might do? Example, when in a restaurant with paper napkins, I could do 20 minutes if need be. That is where impromptu magic matters and the suggestions of learning the basics sleights makes sense and provide a foundation for performing anywhere anytime.

Do mea favor though, don't be a trained monkey and perform just because your asked to. Pick your spots and decide for yourself, where and when you will perform. Be professional and demand respect. For to long magic has been trivialized and we magicians, are responsible for giving it purpose again.

Thank you.



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