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You can only choose one.

For me it's Darwin Ortiz's Maximum Risk from S&F With Cards...

I know it depends on the person and it depends on the circumstances.

But, what say you ?

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"The World Famous Pick-A-Card Trick".

It's flexible, suits any situation.
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If I have to choose only one it would be Vernon's "Triumph" with a named card.
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Card in bottle [smile]
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During COVID, Mark Elsdon's Inevitable.

Out of COVID, tough choice as its kinda unrealistic. Probably the Trick that cannoot be explained, which is how I approach card magic most of the time.
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51 cards to pocket.
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Red Hot Mama from a Michael Ammar video in the 90s. Simple effect, but I seem to get a good response from it.
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oy !Are you guys missing out!!!
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If I have to choose only one it would be Vernon's "Triumph" with a named card.


Is that the one in Stars of Magic?
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Lately Mnemonicosis.
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HaLo Aces, and then goes to any coin matrix 

馃槄

 

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I don't perform a lot, but I really like Dr Jones by Atlas Brookings. I changed the handling so I can use a mem deck and retains stack order at the end of it.
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Hey Kevin 馃槈. I never heard of that!  What book is it in? 
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Hey Kevin 馃槈. I never heard of that!  What book is it in? 


It's a single routine that is available at Atlas' site. This guy is incredibly smart. I have a lot of his material.
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BTW, if you (or anyone else who happens to have this and wants a mem deck handling) get this, let me know and I'll send you the changes I made.
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Is that the one in Stars of Magic?

Yes it is!
Only that in "Stars of Magic" the routine is done with a selected card; not named.

Needless to say that I love both ways, but the named card version has caused greater reactions in my regular spectators.

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Yes it is!
Only that in "Stars of Magic" the routine is done with a selected card; not named.

Needless to say that I love both ways, but the named card version has caused greater reactions in my regular spectators.


So since the card is named, you are using a memorized deck for the routine?
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So since the card is named, you are using a memorized deck for the routine?

That's right.
The named card version then is not impromptu.

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Thanks Paco, Andru told me about Stars of Magic the other night in TMF Zoom Session.  Going to get a copy of it!  I guess it's up there in the top 10 magic books to have.
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I guess it's up there in the top 10 magic books to have.

Absolutely!
If you like magic and you don't have that book, you will always lack in something (^_^)

Edited to correct "don" by don't

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One Eyed Jack Sandwich - Harry Lorayne
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One Eyed Jack Sandwich - Harry Lorayne
Which book is this in?
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Color Monte any day...

And of course I also do some of the ones people have mentioned here but we are not allowed to mention but one... so there it is... 

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Which book is this in?



Harry Lorayne's My Favorite Card Tricks 

it's in his Classic Collection 1 as well
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Which book is this in?


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Color Monte any day...

And of course I also do some of the ones people have mentioned here but we are not allowed to mention but one... so there it is... 


One of the first and best packet tricks I ever learned.  Never fails to amaze.
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I teach it on Vol. 4 of my "Best Ever" DVD set - along with about 50 or more routines and about an hour of me doing memory stuff for  a lay udience.





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Harry Lorayne's My Favorite Card Tricks 

it's in his Classic Collection 1 as well

This card trick has been one of my very favourite impromptu ones, up to having developped different presentations.

The presentation that have most liked to my regular audience is the following:

The magician takes out a Queen and a Jack and says that they are a couple of magicians; they are going to do a metamorphosis magical effect.
Then, the magician takes out two black Tens to represent a trunk. Next, sandwiches the Jack magician with them to represent that the male magician gets into the trunk. After burying the sandwich into the deck, the magician takes the Queen; the lady magician, and buries it too.
Finally, inside the trunk it turns out to be the Queen instead of the Jack. So, something like the stage metamorphosis popularised by The Pendragons.
The magician produces the Jack from the deck in a magical way. Up to you; I have produced it in different ways.

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    Okay, but I'll stick with  my original  presentation. 
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Which is great! as I've performed it like that as well.

Only that I adore metaphorical situations and stories in card magic,
so I usually try to adapt some card trick like so.


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I love tricks when the backs change color. I鈥檝e alluded to All the Nonconformists in previous posts. I perform that trick for myself, it鈥檚 so wonderful.
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For those of you with a favorite card trick: 
How long have you been performing it? 
Who do you perform it for and about how often? 
Has it changed/evolved over time from how you first performed it? If so, how? 
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I'll start....
For those of you with a favorite card trick: - The Overturned Card from "Now You See It, Now You Don't" by Bill Tarr. (I think that's what it's called.)

How long have you been performing it? - Since about 1978.


Who do you perform it for and about how often? - I perform it for everyone. If asked to do a trick, it will be one of the ones that I perform. During festivals, I may perform it up to 50 times that day depending on the crowds. I can do this with my own cards or with borrowed cards - even if there are cards missing. 


Has it changed/evolved over time from how you first performed it? If so, how? 
* The original directions called for a Hindu Shuffle control and a Dbl Lift. 
* I've replaced the Hindu Shuffle with a Cull Control and Overhand Shuffle Control. 
* I also have the card signed by the spectator. During festivals and busking, I have it signed by more than one spectator. 
* If performing for the public with my cards, I always let them keep the signed card.
* My get ready for the double has changed from starting with a beveled deck to allow my thumb to get a break under the top two cards to a pinky count. 
* Depending on how I feel, I may do the reveal with the chosen card the only one face up or as the only one face down (for more dramatic effect). 
* I also try to get special cards to fit the occasion when performing for seasonal/special events - or at the very least, somewhat color-coordinated. 
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