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Buffalo McKinley

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Hello!

Please let me know which card tricks experienced magicians recommend learning for performing walking around magic.

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David Johnson

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Hello Buffalo,

this is a valid question and one that deserves a reply... the issue, as I see it, is that each individual will have a different answer in terms of favourites and those you will have find.  To answer the general question, as best I can, I would highly recommend finding material that can be performed at chest height, without tedious counting procedures, with the assistance of multiple persons and are direct in plot.  A multiple selections cards to pockets will serve you for a lifetime! 

Cheers, I hope this helps point you in the right direction without telling YOU what to perform.  (Find the effects that you connect with and make the yours!)  

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It's different for everyone. Pick effects you like and get strong reactions. It's not the tricks, it's the person performing then that makes them memorable.
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What the Evil One said.

Beyond that, seems to me that it would make sense to select tricks done entirely in the hands; no table required. (While this may seem obvious, I have learned that the obvious often isn't.) Lots of basic effects from which to choose: color changes, ACRs, pick-a-card, and card to impossible location all seem good candidates. I should think that time would also be a factor and that quick tricks, or modular effects with multiple stopping points. 

Buffalo, what is your style? How would you define your performing character? Are you a serious performer, or do you use comedy? Do you dress up or dress down? Are you approachable or aloof? The answers to these questions might also help determine what material works best for you.

And one last bit of advice: Go out and try different tricks in public, see which ones best resonate, and build your working repetoire from those that do. Make sense?

Best of luck with your quest!

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A few for consideration:

Twisting the Aces
Ambitious Card
One Eyed Jack Sandwich
"Business Card Prophecy" based trick
Color Monte (Yeah, I know)
Short, well done color change routine

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Packet tricks I do Colour Monte and B'wave.  Then I have a full pack for many others.  Some of my regulars are: Stab, in hands triumph and ACR.  It's important to have effects of different lengths so you can select the most appropriate.  Sometimes you wont get to the end of a long routine without being interrupted - but there's always a time and a place.  

I typically have about 10 effects practised and ready to go, it's rare that you'll need more than that.  Also good to have a mix of plots, no good doing 10 pick a card tricks in a row.
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Harry Lorayne A Card Sandwich, in Close Up Card Magic
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Buffalo McKinley

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Thanks everyone for the great advice!

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