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I'm not a professional, just getting started out really, but I'm looking for 5-10 impromptu tricks that will really blow the average person away.  I found this article,

https://ambitiouswithcards.com/impromptu-card-tricks/

and I think it's a pretty good list, but I was looking for other opinions.

If sleights and card control are involved, I'd prefer to keep them at the beginner to mid-range difficulty.  I'm willing to put in the work but I'm not going to be doing a Faro shuffle any time soon.
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Harry Lorayne wrote books full of such material. 
Since you're just getting started, get a copy of The Magic Book and go from there.

And a card trick in and of itself is not impressive. There's a lot in how it's presented and who is presenting it. 
The trick is not just about the trick. It's about you and your interaction with your audience. 
You could have one person show a trick and nobody cares. People look bored. 
You could have someone else show the same trick and it becomes the most talked about event of their year. 

And that is the real secret of magic that one needs to learn.
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Thanks.  Link on The Magic Book?  Google is showing tons of links on some Self-Help book.
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https://www.harryloraynemagic.com/shop/the-magic-book-softback
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Harry Lorayne wrote books full of such material. 
Since you're just getting started, get a copy of The Magic Book and go from there.

And a card trick in and of itself is not impressive. There's a lot in how it's presented and who is presenting it. 
The trick is not just about the trick. It's about you and your interaction with your audience. 
You could have one person show a trick and nobody cares. People look bored. 
You could have someone else show the same trick and it becomes the most talked about event of their year. 

And that is the real secret of magic that one needs to learn.


Best, most accurate post I've read in a long time.
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Harry Lorayne wrote books full of such material. 
Since you're just getting started, get a copy of The Magic Book and go from there.

And a card trick in and of itself is not impressive. There's a lot in how it's presented and who is presenting it. 
The trick is not just about the trick. It's about you and your interaction with your audience. 
You could have one person show a trick and nobody cares. People look bored. 
You could have someone else show the same trick and it becomes the most talked about event of their year. 

And that is the real secret of magic that one needs to learn.


And that is the real secret of magic that one needs to learn.
 
I certainly wish I knew what that real secret is. I've been faffing about with Magic, cards in particular, for more than several weeks now and I still don't know.

Whilst agreeing in general with the post, I disagree entirely with the comment:

"And a card trick in and of itself is not impressive."

But then disagreeing is what I do. Frequently.  [wink][smile]
 
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     Go to harryloraynemagic.com  to learn more.  You might enjoy (click on "Videos") even if don't order anything. 
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The trick is not just about the trick. It's about you and your interaction with your audience. 
You could have one person show a trick and nobody cares. People look bored. 
You could have someone else show the same trick and it becomes the most talked about event of their year. 

And that is the real secret of magic that one needs to learn.

This words are Gold!
They should be stuck in any card magician's brain forever.

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Depends how impromptu you want to be, but if you have one duplicate card of another color stashed in with a deck, Red Hot Mama will blow minds and amazingly it really isn’t that hard.

Listen to Evildan. If you don’t know how to engage an audience, card tricks are excruciating.

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In magic we are basically selling a trick, the presentation is key, if your audience is ready and willing then you're onto a winner whatever you do... check out Harry Lorayne because he can sell anything 😉
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check out Harry Lorayne because he can sell anything 😉


Haha. That is very true.
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I am having lots' of fun with Proximity from John Bannon's Mentalissimo at the moment.

It's very deceptive the move that makes it happens. Almost like true mindreading. If your into that, you know?

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Originally Posted by Hendu71
I'm not a professional, just getting started out really, but I'm looking for 5-10 impromptu tricks that will really blow the average person away.  I found this article,

https://ambitiouswithcards.com/impromptu-card-tricks/

and I think it's a pretty good list, but I was looking for other opinions.



That's actually a very good list. OOTW in the shorter variations is still a stunner.

Two Vernon tricks that you can't go wrong with:
Emotional Reaction
Twisting The Aces

Fulves Gemini Twins and variants are excellent

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Originally Posted by Hendu71
I'm not a professional, just getting started out really, but I'm looking for 5-10 impromptu tricks that will really blow the average person away.  I found this article,

https://ambitiouswithcards.com/impromptu-card-tricks/

and I think it's a pretty good list, but I was looking for other opinions.

If sleights and card control are involved, I'd prefer to keep them at the beginner to mid-range difficulty.  I'm willing to put in the work but I'm not going to be doing a Faro shuffle any time soon.


When I'm starting out cold (no hand lotion) especially with a borrowed deck I almost always open with 4 way coincidence by John Murray although I prefer the handling from Mark Elsdon (pre-prefiguration)
Check Youtube. Easy - fast - and sets you with a 4 of a kind for your next trick.

I echo the thoughts on the Lorayne book(s). Watch him on youtube or his website.

Any version of Dr. Daley's last trick -  is killer if PRESENTED properly. 
I believe presentation is key but there are plots that are stronger than others - constructions that are better than others - situations that vary from others - audiences that are different from others - performers that are different from others...
Find the proper match and you will amaze and astound.

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Dr. Daley's Last Trick is great. There are many versions available and I know a few but the no-glide version from The Cardician by Ed Marlo is my current version.
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I am having lots' of fun with Proximity from John Bannon's Mentalissimo at the moment.

It's very deceptive the move that makes it happens. Almost like true mindreading. If your into that, you know?

I bought that book.  Awesome!!

Yes, I like that trick very much.  I do the ending a little bit different than he does.  After flipping the selected card over in the deck, I immediately spread the cards out on the table, with only the selected card face up.

Speeds it up a smidge, looks good, and makes it super easy to get rid of the unneeded cards.
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A great impromptu card trick that comes to my mind often is Mr. Lorayne's "One-Eyed Jack Sandwich."

I have performed it "thousands" of times by different story presentations, anytime, anywhere.

It is in "My Favoutites Card Tricks" so it seems to be a Mr. Lorayne's favourite as well [smile]

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AK-47 Bannon
 
Quick Coincidence Allan Ackerman

Finger On The Card - Ouellet

Maximum Risk & Vegas Shuffle - Ortiz

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   Pay attention, Hendu. "Harry Lorayne wrote books full of such material. 
Since you're just getting started, get a copy of The Magic Book and go from there."     And I've written quite a few books with which you can "go from there."

       And to those above who say I can sell anything ---not really, only the GOOD STUFF.
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Jon Racherbaumer has been posting some good ones in his excellent column Exhumations in Genii. Has too!
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A great impromptu card trick that comes to my mind often is Mr. Lorayne's "One-Eyed Jack Sandwich."

I have performed it "thousands" of times by different story presentations, anytime, anywhere.

It is in "My Favoutites Card Tricks" so it seems to be a Mr. Lorayne's favourite as well [smile]


Nice one, Paco!
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AK-47 Bannon

I didn't look into this until recently (does anyone pass on a trick for a while just because of it's name?).  Holy crap.  I know it's not an ACAAN, but damn, when that trick goes down the optimal path (which is like 50% of the time), it NAILS the "omg he found a card I was just THINKING of" feeling so hard!

The looks on people's faces when they are looking through the deck for their card and are just about to the end and haven't found it yet is PRICELESS.  The sharper ones know whats coming and are freaking out!
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Depends how impromptu you want to be, but if you have one duplicate card of another color stashed in with a deck, Red Hot Mama will blow minds and amazingly it really isn’t that hard.

Listen to Evildan. If you don’t know how to engage an audience, card tricks are excruciating.

I've done Red Hot Mama for years and it usually gets a good reaction.
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