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jason ladanye
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I recently took my walk-around magic to NYC. Here's the video link: https://youtu.be/BR3lVjL65D0

I also wrote a blog about what happened that day and my thoughts on performing, types of effects, getting REAL reactions, and much more. Read about it here: http://www.cardmagicbyjason.com/real-reactions/

What walk-around effects get you the BEST reactions?
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A very slick/artistic film, thanks for sharing.
How was it that you used 15 decks, that seems like rather a lot for 4-5 hours!
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Wonderful video. Artistically filmed. Congrats to the maker.
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Looks great Jason!
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Let's place this thread back on track. My best reaction tricks are

Arc d triomphe
Las Vegas leapers
Be honest what is it
Dennis Loomis chop cup
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I'm sorry those listed are impromptu. My best reaction effect that have a set up and or gimmick is

Torn and restored Transpo
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I mentioned in the blog what my favorite effects are to perform, Card to Wallet, Collectors, Forging Ahead, Ambitious, etc. Most of my material is designed to be performed on a table. When it comes to walk-aroundd magic, I have to find ways to get those same reactions with no working surface. Also, you must establish yourself right away, otherwise your audience may just continue walking away! Puggo, I went through about 15 decks due to performing the MCF and ruining cards with signatures and such.

Anyone else have any other powerful walk-around effect ideas?
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I do Signature effect, Ace in the pocket, Nulda´s revenge, The card warp deck idea and The new back off. I also use memorized deck work when doing walk-around such as Test your luck and Sorcerer´s apprentice. I love Mike Vincent´s Brainwave my way and it can also be done in the hands.
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I know this particular forum is focused on cards, but my go-to strolling pieces are built around suggestion - one based off Mystic Orb by Bill Montana, and another I created using a voodoo doll, as well as a PK touch routine.

For cards I almost always default to the ACR - I have a routine I like, and at the end the cards vanish (Except the selection) so they can't keep asking me to see more card tricks Smile
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Thank you Jason for the video. Without a table, I do a slop-shuffle triumph that gets a reaction esp with the story of the drunk shuffler! I also do red hot mama without a table with the red card placed visibly in my upper pocket OR even on the ground. You would think the spectators might ask themselves "why did he put the card on the ground"? But instead, it got a lot of gasps! A very simple 2 card transpo with 2 spectators often gets a pretty good reaction as well. Lynn
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Patrick McCullagh (aka Pat-Trick)has a VERY good version of Jay Sankey's Paper Clipped (Respect for Alexander de Cova) using a different colored selection that helps mitigate the idea of a switch taking place. This knocks them between their eyes.

*Your's Truly- A very funny take on the Chicago Opener. Yes, this is self-serving as it's my own but... Smile

Sankey's Back in Time Yes, there is a reason that so many of us do this trick.

Paul Green's The Odds Against Me. Simply Killer

* I have a few more favorites here: http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/7993 May lord have mercy on my soul.
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This is the absolute strongest walk-around effect I do:

https://youtu.be/dt81NUuYJUo
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I perform forging ahead, ACR, double exposure in walk around sets
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On Nov 28, 2017, Ed Oschmann wrote:
Patrick McCullagh (aka Pat-Trick)has a VERY good version of Jay Sankey's Paper Clipped (Respect for Alexander de Cova) using a different colored selection that helps mitigate the idea of a switch taking place. This knocks them between their eyes.

*Your's Truly- A very funny take on the Chicago Opener. Yes, this is self-serving as it's my own but... Smile

Sankey's Back in Time Yes, there is a reason that so many of us do this trick.

Paul Green's The Odds Against Me. Simply Killer

* I have a few more favorites here: http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/7993 May lord have mercy on my soul.


For anyone who hasn't seen Ed's Penguin Live Lecture, he has some fantastic working material.
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Back in Time (Jay Sankey)
Diminishing, Not Likely (Paul Gordon)
Smiling Mule (Roy Walton)
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I would go with ambitious card, sponge balls (alright not a crad effect), and Harry Loraynes Foursome (I believe it is called). And any card effect that ends with folded card to wallet - that is always a killer!

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Beautiful video man. Top stuff.

I love that aces trick, I think I might have to borrow it from time to time! I'm with WitchDocChris in that I get the best reactions with PK routines. For cards however, I would say ambitious card then card to pocket and variations of are my favourite standalone un-gimmicked effects!

-T
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Sponge balls and Scratch by Chad Long
these 2 never cease to amaze
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For me, some of the best reactions come to 1) vanishing deck, leaving their card between the palms 2) signed folded card to card case and 3) coins across.

All completely impromptu, un-gimmicked and really really strong, proven over many decades.

BUT....each list on here will be different, proving its not what you do that matters, its how you do it!
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What's the key case effect you are doing in the video Jason? Does it use the Bob Solari Key case....Keyruption?
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