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Topic: The 5 you always perform in a standing up situation
Message: Posted by: Vraagaard (Feb 6, 2005 04:29AM)
Yesterday I performed 1 and half hour straight at a wedding. Unfortunately it was a standing recepiton before the actual dinner, so no tables for my cups and balls and other effects. So today I wonder what would be the absolute best standing up magic items to perform for an ADULT AUDIENCE (not children). My 5 best pieces are below, let me hear about yours so I can get inspired to buy some new tricks. I'm especially interested in non-card tricks.

1. Above, beside, below (coins a cross to spectators hands, Paul Green/Larry jennings)
2. Card Warp (Roy Walton)
3. Card to pocket (Jay Sanket style), or card to Mullica wallet (Tom Mullica, - Eugene Burger style).
4. The proffessors rope symphony (by Joachim Solbjerg)
5. Ring and ribbon symphony (Jay Scott Berry, and some moves from "Ring leader" by Gregory Wilson).

Others: Ambitious Card, Sponge balls, Invisible deck, Color Monte.

Remember standing up situation (no tables) and an adult audience. Your best 5 pieces, and feel free to write the name of the creator of the trick also.


Regards

Jan Vraagaard
Message: Posted by: Jaz (Feb 6, 2005 08:33AM)
Five interactive, non-card effects.

1. Current Classic - Carney - sponges.
2. Gold and Lace - My own - finger ring on/off shoelace.
3. Winged Silver - Roth - coins.
4. Ghost Bills - Andrew Mayne - commercial effect.
5. Traveling Cash - Dan Harlan - Bill and elastic bands.
Message: Posted by: Michael Bilkis (Feb 6, 2005 09:46AM)
1. Holey Moley (Jay Sankey)
2. Color Changing Knives
3. It's the Rules(A variation of the Sack's dice routine) (Bob Sheets)
4. Coins across in the spectators hands
5. Rubber band magic

Bonus: Hit and run card Trick: Pyroperception

Michael :wavey:
Message: Posted by: warren (Feb 6, 2005 02:58PM)
1.mr clean coin's across by jay sankey
2.crazy man's handcuff's
3.holey moley by jay sankey
4.dr daley's last trick
5.stickman stan my own stickman card effect
Message: Posted by: dlcmagic (Feb 6, 2005 11:03PM)
Silk knots routine
CMH
Ring and String routine
Borrowed Coin in Watch
Dishonest Abe
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Feb 7, 2005 01:28AM)
I'll start again paddle
C/S in spectator's hand
Card on Forehead
2 in hand one in pocket either with dice or nuts/bolts ala Doc Eason
CMH
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Feb 7, 2005 01:40AM)
Dishonest Abe seems like a good idea. I have yet to acquire it, however.
I stopped doing Slydini silks because I just have not thought of a suitable ending.

Since I started using a pouch to carry small items, it allows me a few more things that I might not be able to otherwise, such as ...
Bill-oon
Ninja Rings
Coins Thru Silk

I carry cards and spongeballs as well. That makes 5.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan P. (Feb 7, 2005 01:53AM)
So, when I am standing amongst standing people, I'd probably do:

-Ambitious card
-Twisting the aces/Dr Daley's last trick (using the breast pocket to put the aces)
-Sack's spotted sorcery (dice)
-Charming chinese challenge (Hooser)
-No-smoking (a paddle-lighter routine)
(- coin across into spec's hand)

Jonathan.
Message: Posted by: twistedace (Feb 7, 2005 09:18AM)
It's hard to say what my top 5 are but if I had to choose from audience reation they would be:
Ambitious card to wallet
Sponge balls/rabbits
Bannon's Stranger's Gallery
coins across or one coin routine
rubberband routine
also, a multiple selection routine
Message: Posted by: paymerich (Feb 23, 2005 02:09PM)
Ok you can beat with a Expanded shell if you like but how do you do a coins across standing up with out a table ??
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Feb 23, 2005 02:24PM)
[quote]On 2005-02-23 15:09, paymerich wrote:
. . . but how do you do a coins across standing up with out a table ??[/quote]
You put the coins in your left hand and one at a time they travel to your right hand - no table necessary. If you want to take the coins from your right hand and put them somewhere else, and you don't have a table, ask a spectator to hold them for a moment. If you have neither a table nor a spectator, don't bother doing coins across.

Mine:

Coins Across (two variations)
Professor's Nightmare
Stabbed Coincidence
Number 2 Pencil
Crazy Man's Handcuffs
(also, Expansion of Texture / Copper Penetration)
Message: Posted by: tboehnlein (Feb 23, 2005 03:43PM)
B'wave, crazy man's handcuffs combined with ring on band, signed ambitious card climaxing with card to wallet.
Message: Posted by: paymerich (Feb 23, 2005 04:20PM)
THanks S2000 .I am just learning David Roth's Coins across and he use a table in the video and I am trying to picture doing that standing up ...
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Feb 23, 2005 05:54PM)
[quote]On 2005-02-23 17:20, paymerich wrote:
I am just learning David Roth's Coins across and he use a table in the video and I am trying to picture doing that standing up ...[/quote]
One of the variations I do is based on Roth's routine. Good luck. Learn it well.
Message: Posted by: Lee Darrow (Feb 23, 2005 08:02PM)
Rubberband routine (parts or all of it) includes CMH, Travelling Cash, Band Thru Thumb and Ring That Goes Up.
Sponge balls
Fl!p Stick
Holey Moley
Card to Forehead with card change kicker finish

Substitutions can occur and include: Ambitious Card routine, Fl!p St!ck, Ring on Wand, Kathy's Screwy Finger Bit and 1 coin fluuyesque routine.

I always play to the responses of the audience, so I substitute some material for others, depending on how the crowd reacts.

Lee Darrow, C.H.
Message: Posted by: Kent Wong (Feb 24, 2005 10:00AM)
1. Sponge Balls
2. Chop Cup (In spectator's hands)
3. Crazy Man's Handcuffs
4. Pinnacle
5. Card Warp
6. Ambitious Card
7. BKM Card to Wallet
8. Coins Across
9. Pencil Thru Half
10. Misled
11. Bill Switch
12. Floating Bill (LeClair)
13. Professor's Nightmare
14. Cut & Restored Rope
15. Ninja Rings
Message: Posted by: gandalf (Feb 24, 2005 10:16AM)
Card Warp
Color Monte
BIP Book - alakazam.co.uk
8 Card Brainwave
Royal Oil
Any key card location trick - see Royal Road
Message: Posted by: TommyTheTremendous (Feb 24, 2005 10:26AM)
1. Invisible Deck
2. B'Wave
3. Crazy Man's Handcuffs
4. Coins Across
5. Ambitious Card Trick
6. Professor's Nightmare
Message: Posted by: Niko (Feb 24, 2005 03:33PM)
Greg Wilson's 3/4 Across
Red Hot Mama
Card Warp
Marked for Life
Hopping Halves
Message: Posted by: McGroo (Feb 24, 2005 04:30PM)
Extroydinary
I'll start again
Fiber Optics (rope trick)
Presto Chango
Nest of boxes (if the nest of boxes is held by a spec)
or even Coin in bottle
Message: Posted by: Kaylan (Feb 25, 2005 02:53PM)
1. Crazy Man's Handcuffs
2. Scotch & Soda (w/ gold dollar coin/quarter - not centavo/half)
3. TT (anything - even vanishing silk)
4 & 5 would be cards - such as an ambitious ending in Paperclipped!
Message: Posted by: w!=art (Mar 4, 2005 05:38PM)
1. tt vanish and reproduction of silk
2. lit match stick transportation in spectators hand( kirk charles)
3. floating match on card
4.a pk magic, move an object( 5 euro cent or chicken bone) in spectators hands
4.b.watch stop
4a or 4b depending the situation, if I see someone with a watch
5.a floating cigarette, which was behind my ear during the whole performance ( steve Fearson)
5.b. spoon bend , first in my own hand and again a new spoon in the spectators hand
5a or b again depending the situation
Message: Posted by: Rik Taylor (Mar 4, 2005 06:26PM)
1 Invisible Deck
2 Color Monte ( Jim Temple) or Cardtoon with the automatic reset ( Dan Turcotte )or Evidence ( Dick Barry )
3 Archangel ( )great! Nicholas Bengtson
4 Ghostbills ( Andew Mayne )
5 Impossible card to any wallet ( Cody Fisher ) just out, and its a killer, just got it yesterday and I use it already.

And never leave home without a TT, IT and Spongeballs. You can do a whole show with them alone.
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Mar 4, 2005 08:45PM)
I have NEVER used a TT or and IT... :die:
Message: Posted by: tikiman (Mar 4, 2005 08:52PM)
Sponge stuff

Coin transpo w purse

Head Neck and Knee

CMHC

Ivory connection

Misc card trick

NotE: not in order (Adult ADD and all)
Message: Posted by: Robert Kohler (Mar 4, 2005 09:12PM)
B'Wave
Full circle
silk dream
coins thru silk
thumb tip blendo (I know, I know)
Message: Posted by: Eirik (Mar 5, 2005 04:34AM)
In a setting like this I tend to search for "flashy" effect who will play for a larger audience, some are:
1. Osterlind's Bank night.
2. Sanders' Slow Burn.
3. Muerte's Signed bill in lemon/cigarett.
4. No tear newspaper.
5. Sankey's In a Flash.

-e-
Message: Posted by: Ken Abbott (Mar 5, 2005 07:34PM)
Coins across (ala David Roth)
David Roth Three Ball routine
Ambitious Card
Memorized Deck card locations
One coin routine
Message: Posted by: Mystic Magic (Mar 5, 2005 09:12PM)
Couple things, I thought the topic was 5 things, I seesome peoples posts that have a few more than 5. Not that I'm complaining, but hey, I'm complaining. lol
Information is information. ;)

These are my 5, not necessarily in this order.

1) Trick Cards
2) Wild Card
3) Stand Up Monte
4) My Special Trick (mine mine mine)
5) Be Honest (my version)


Mystic Magic
Message: Posted by: mtmagic (Mar 5, 2005 10:43PM)
Poor man's handcuffs
hundi 500
color changing knives
ring and rope routine
dishonest able

also
working man's card to wallet
jumping gemini
nana's necklace
Message: Posted by: trombley (Mar 7, 2005 02:09PM)
Sponge or Slydini silks
ambitious card (usually ending with paperclipped)
3 ring circus
CMH
some sort of coins across or copper silver transpo ending in their hands.
Message: Posted by: Whit Haydn (Mar 8, 2005 03:01PM)
Chicago Surprise
Unsigned Cards to Pocket
Phoenix Aces
Ambitious Card/Card to Envelope
Intricate Web of Distraction (Color-Changing Knives)
The Ring, The Gold Watch and Everything (stolen watch to envelope/ring flite routine)
Message: Posted by: scottasf (Mar 8, 2005 05:19PM)
Color changing Knives
chicago opener
die tube routien
sun and moon ala Hiram Straight
cig through quarter
Message: Posted by: Vraagaard (Mar 9, 2005 02:19AM)
[quote]
On 2005-03-08 18:19, scottasf wrote:
Color changing Knives
chicago opener
die tube routien
sun and moon ala Hiram Straight
cig through quarter
[/quote]

Would you like to explain the performance part of your Die Tube table hopping version (not the explanation - but what happens from a spectator point of view). Is it a color changing silk effect performed close up? or?
Message: Posted by: C.Jakobsson (Mar 9, 2005 04:52AM)
ACR
Twistiang the aces
Dr dadley last trick
Sponge balls
Crazy mans handcuffs
leaving home(sankey)
Anything with the xpert
Billswithch
hundy
Message: Posted by: fccfp (Mar 9, 2005 08:22AM)
CC Knives
silk & tt, follow w/CC using small D/T, final vanish w/ TT.
Dr. Daily's last trick
Color Monti (if table aval will do a 3-card monti routine)
Hopping halves (working on coins accross, hope to switch over soon)
Insurance policy as a running gag till finally reveal.
Sponge balls
prof nightmare if working large enough.
Message: Posted by: fightcps (Mar 9, 2005 05:42PM)
CC knives (Daryl)
Color Monti or Skinner's Monti (if there's a table)
Pen thru bill (Perfect Pen)
Psychokinetic Time (Banachek)
Kollosal Killer
Message: Posted by: BalukMagic (Mar 13, 2005 11:23PM)
Time Machine (aka Perfect Time)
Metal Bending (Liquid Metal)
Something from Nothing
Cross Twist
Invisible Coin

Those are some good ones.
Message: Posted by: magicsteve99 (Mar 15, 2005 11:48PM)
Coin through hand (nice opener)
Rubber band effects (various)
Silk vanish (w or w/o tt)
Bill switch (w or w/o tt)
Coins across

note: I love cards, but there are place where cards don't play well.
Message: Posted by: JohnG (Mar 17, 2005 11:42AM)
Rubberbands
Sponge Balls
Ambitious
Turning the Tables (from my Second Storm notes)
Party Animal (Triumph effect from my Brainstorm DVDs)

John G
Message: Posted by: JoeFreedom (Mar 31, 2005 04:56PM)
I've noticed a couple of people using Chicago opener / suprise/ red hot mama. I love this one but how do you do it w/o a table? Do you simply do it in hands and have a spec. hold the odd colored card?
Message: Posted by: themagicofjoseph (Apr 3, 2005 12:22PM)
Rubber band magic, CMH, Broke n restored
Pinnicle
Ring Leader
Jems a hoppin' (nice paddle tick that has a elligant look to it)
SpongeBalls, Always carry them

As backups, Liquid Metal, The Closer, Haunted Key (this is excellent), Fiber Optics

I carry forks and rope in a belt type pack I got at Walmart for 5 bucks.

Just a note: Always wash spongeballs and disenfect with Lysol spray. Germ transfere is high with many people, and you, handeling things. Ya never know who didn't wash after the bathroom.
Magically,
Joseph
Message: Posted by: gandalf (Apr 3, 2005 03:19PM)
I have just purchased FREE WILL from jbtv.co.uk - its going into my routine! It can be done with only two open/bare hands! Its excellent! Check out the demo on their website!
Message: Posted by: Vibono Magic (Apr 3, 2005 03:59PM)
In order of apperance
Appering deck
Ambisius card
Gypsy threed
Sponge rabbits
my roperutine
Message: Posted by: bunkyhenry (Apr 3, 2005 04:08PM)
[quote]
On 2005-04-03 16:59, Vibono Magic wrote:
In order of apperance
Appering deck
Ambisius card
Gypsy threed
Sponge rabbits
my roperutine

[/quote] Go easy on that firewater, Magi!

[quote]
On 2005-04-03 16:59, Vibono Magic wrote:
In order of apperance
Appering deck
Ambisius card
Gypsy threed
Sponge rabbits
my roperutine

[/quote] and I think you spelled sponge rabbits wrong.
Message: Posted by: GeorgeSantos (Apr 10, 2005 02:03AM)
-Ghostbills (Andrew Mayne)
-Coin Under Watch (Gregory Wilson)
-Coins Across `Star Travel` (David Stone)
-Coin That Falls Up (John Cornelius)
-an effect by Jay Sankey where a coin penetrates a paper bill
(sorry I forgot the name)
Message: Posted by: Danny T. (Apr 10, 2005 12:18PM)
Too many of them I coudn't possibly pick five
Message: Posted by: Smoke & Mirrors (Apr 21, 2005 06:38AM)
I was wondering the same thing about doing card effects while stolling, several people listed Color Monte...how?

Thanks!
Message: Posted by: Scott F. Guinn (Apr 21, 2005 07:11AM)
Very easy--use the spectator's hand as a table. Or do it on the floor. Depends on the venue--I wouldn't work on the floor in a posh environment.
Message: Posted by: Smoke & Mirrors (Apr 21, 2005 07:33AM)
[quote]
On 2005-04-21 08:11, Scott F. Guinn wrote:
Very easy--use the spectator's hand as a table. Or do it on the floor. Depends on the venue--I wouldn't work on the floor in a posh environment.
[/quote]

Sorry, I'm not brave enough to tell someone there about to get tricked, then hand them a card FACE DOWN in their palm!

What the heck do you say when they cunningly turn it over and see a big GREEN $14 card and they laugh and show everyone?

I know this won't happen all the time, but I deal with a lot of people who go out of their way to try and find "the secret"!

And yes, I know you just showed them a red diamond and then put it face down in their hand, but the very second you show another red diamond, there is that % out there that will immediately verify that they are still holding a red diamond!

I'm not saying it doesn't work for you, I just don't have the sponge balls to do this!
Message: Posted by: Sam Tabar (Apr 21, 2005 10:32PM)
-Paul Harris' Cross Twist
-"Black Magic", my version of the chicago opener with a twist.
-CMH/Stargazer
-Spongeball routine
-ACR
Message: Posted by: Michael Clifton (Apr 24, 2005 02:43AM)
Rests easy and allows you to concentraete on performnace

Thought Trans
Time machine
Alcohol accross-Works with any drink!
Pinnacle or linking rubber bands
pack of cards, and a head full of revelations
Message: Posted by: martonikus (Oct 18, 2006 11:57PM)
1. Done With Mirrors
2. "Professor's Nightmare" (w/different story and handling)
3. Shoelace Routine: dissolving knot, Shoelace & Bracelet, Shoelace & Finger Ring, Shoelace Thru Thumb
4. C/S/B (modified, extended routine)
5. My routine combining Hot Rod with Slip-Off Spots done like Color-Changing Knives (no spelling involved) with a kicker: spots jump to cube taking heat off pocketed stick

Those are my favorite five - I love standup magic.
Message: Posted by: patrick flanagan (Oct 19, 2006 01:25AM)
I suppose my 5 would be:
1) Turtle Coins by Cody Fisher w/ jumbo coin finish
2) Think, Touch, Turn by Bill Malone
3) Flash Paper Flower by me
4) Ring off String by Michael Close w/ Northbound by Sean Fields
5) Ambitious Signed Card to Wallet
Patrick
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Oct 19, 2006 10:54AM)
1. Sponge Balls
2. My Rope and Ring Routine (3 inch ring) (from my upcoming book)
3. Boomerang Coins or Digestible Coins (from my coin book)
4. Ambitious Card Routine
5. Rendezvous Aces (from my upcoming book)
Message: Posted by: gink103 (Oct 19, 2006 01:46PM)
2 card monte
3/4 across with my own ending (which is the best ever, ever)
ambitious card
ring and rubberband routine
triumph
Message: Posted by: HDMAGIC (Oct 19, 2006 10:05PM)
The Silent Treatment
Fiber Optics
Spooked
Ambitious Card Routine
Perrier with a Twist
Message: Posted by: patrick flanagan (Oct 20, 2006 10:04AM)
HDMAGIC....just curious....i love the trick, silent treatment, but how do you approach and introduce yourself in a walk around situation, and then perform the trick?
patrick
Message: Posted by: glatner (Oct 20, 2006 12:23PM)
Let's See:

1) Invisible Deck
2) North Bound
3) Ambition Impossible
4) Weighted Aces
5) PENitration
Message: Posted by: derrick (Oct 21, 2006 01:08AM)
Sponge Bunnies
Card to Wallet
Poor Man’s Hopping Half – Mark Jenest
Mismade Bill
Super Sharpie
Message: Posted by: Eddie Torres (Oct 21, 2006 02:14AM)
Greg Wilson's Toll Free
Sponge Stars
Color changing lighters (a version of the color changing knives)
Card in Cellphone
Recap
Message: Posted by: earlmat (Oct 21, 2006 04:38PM)
I have to say, the above suggestions are great. Here is my modest contribution.
(1) Red Hot Momma
(2) Coins across in Spectators Hands
(3) Professor's Nightmare
(4) Ambitious Card
(5) Invisible Deck

Earl
Message: Posted by: simon hughes (Oct 21, 2006 08:36PM)
Its the rules
Ivory connection
baffle bat
Doc nuts and bolts
hot rod
Message: Posted by: bond19 (Oct 26, 2006 10:38AM)
Great topic BTW, here goes my little number:

1. Sponge balls (based on David stone's walkaround routine)
2. Pen through (signed bill)
3. Bill vanish - to pocket (ala TT)
4. Ring thing (Garrett Thomas)
5. Phoenix effect (Front row Sankey)

Try em, they kill!!
Message: Posted by: Sammy the Kid (Oct 26, 2006 12:31PM)
My top 5 for table-less walkaround, in this order:

1. Poor Man's Linking Rings (aka Linking Ropes). Untie one of the loops at the end and go directly into:
2. Fiber Optics one rope routine
3. Air Colored Paint (aka TT and a 9 inch red silk)
4. Color Monte
5. Mini Chop Cup in participant's hand

I've been able to work all day with just these 5.
Message: Posted by: Paul Jester (Oct 26, 2006 02:03PM)
Stargazer
No Smoking
Amazing Jumping Arrow
Holey Moley
My Card Trick (it's been so long I don't remember the name, but it is the very best card trick in the world)
Coin and Pen with signed coin to "impossible" location (location varies depending on my mood).

Paul (who can't count 5 :P )
Message: Posted by: kvanliewpe (Oct 29, 2006 09:43AM)
Round 1
1. "Silver Dust" - One coin routine ending with coin to key
2. "Liberty Bell" - Hanging/coins across routine
3. "US Mint" - Hundy 500 handling
4. "Gratitude" - Greed Handling
5. Ambitous card which includes card to two pockets,then to wallet ending with omni deck

Round 2
1. Ring n Rope
2. "The Science of Matter" - coin & pen through bill, mismade bill, bill into pen routine
3. "ESP" - Three spectator selections, revelations include folded card to mouth, card in pocket, card in wallet.
4. Spellbound c/s routine
5. "Tee Time" - sponge balls

Round 3
1. "Stike Four" - baseball/golf theme chop cup
2. Find your signed card (various methods) into T&R Card - Garcia Handling
3. Pencil or cigerette through quarter
4. Color changing knives - work in progress
5. Coin in bottle - Bannon Method
Message: Posted by: jerry100won (Oct 29, 2006 03:02PM)
1.Color Changing Knives
2.Coins Across
3.Wild Card
4.Ambitious Card
5.Third Degree Burn
Message: Posted by: itsmagic (Oct 30, 2006 10:46AM)
Can someone put a tracking list together so we can see which effects are most performed?

My top five would be:

1. Hundy 500
2. Sponge Balls/Bunnies
3. CMH
4. Ambitious Card routine to Card to Wallet to Omni Deck
5. Red Hot Mama - you can do the red hot mama standing up by either placing the red card in the spectator's hand and have another person place their hand on top of the card, so the card is sandwiched between the palms...or...if you're afraid of the spec still turning the card over prematurely, then place the red card protuding from your top coat/shirt/vest pocket.
Message: Posted by: itsmagic (Oct 30, 2006 02:16PM)
Ok, here's a list up to the last post of the most used effect in a standup situation:

RANK #VOTES DESCRIPTION

#1 24 ACR & variations (w/CTW, envelope, Paperclipped or OmniDeck)
#2 21 Sponge Balls/bunnies
#3 14 CMH
#3 14 Coins Across
#4 8 TT
#5 7 Rubber Band effects (various)
#6 7 Color Changing Knives
#7 6 Red Hot Mama
#8 6 Card effects (various)
#9 5 Prof Nightmare
#10 5 Invisible Deck
#11 5 Color Monte
#12 4 Holey Moley
#13 4 Hundy 500
#14 4 Pen thru Bill

There's a bunch of others with 1-3 votes not on this list.
Message: Posted by: simon hughes (Oct 30, 2006 02:22PM)
If I did a professors nightmare at a boo-king I would be aksed to leave.
Message: Posted by: Tom Dobrowolski (Oct 30, 2006 06:24PM)
1.) It's The Rules
2.) Gypsy/Hindu Thread
3.) World's Fastest and Most Difficult Card Routines (Combo of 2 Jim Ryan Tricks)
4.) Charming Chinese Challenge

and of course.....

5.) In The Hands Wild Card (from my DVD of the same name)
Message: Posted by: johnnyimpossible (Oct 30, 2006 08:11PM)
1) opener - muscle pass routine

2) rubber revelation - by Doug Conn

3) waving the aces - a primo cool version taught to me by Eric Anderson

4) up to 12 phase rubber band routine- depending how long I can keep them captive which includes boomerang rubber band effect.

5) hanging coins - David Roth

Everyone of these gets the results all magicians are looking for... Astonishment and delighted. These are really a treat to perform!
Message: Posted by: John T. Sheets (Oct 30, 2006 09:05PM)
Hello,
Crazy mans handcuffs, Three fly, Color Conquest, Quantum Bender 2.0, Atomic Bills.
Message: Posted by: Angelo the Magician (Nov 1, 2006 02:46PM)
Ring and Rope (David Williamson)
Thimbles - vanish, appear, hand to hand
IOU (David Harkey)
color monte
Judah shoelace (Michael Close)
Message: Posted by: lynnef (Nov 30, 2006 10:21AM)
I'm surprised more people didn't say thimbles!
2)in the hands triumph
3)red hot mama where the red card goes to the floor or exposed in breast pocket (it kills)
4)CMH
5)Daryl's sponge routine with 2 sponge balls and las vegas purse
Message: Posted by: Hart Keene (Nov 30, 2006 10:52AM)
[quote]
On 2006-10-30 21:11, johnnyimpossible wrote:

4) up to 12 phase rubber band routine- depending how long I can keep them captive which includes boomerang rubber band effect.



[/quote]


12 phases? You might have trouble keeping them captive...
Message: Posted by: Mark Alan (Dec 1, 2006 12:10PM)
1. Sponge bunnies
2. Ring & Shoelace( W / Ring Flight sometimes)
3.CMH
4.Holey Moley
5.Tattoo on arm card trick (my own)
5a.Color Monte
5b.B-Wave
5c. I'll Start Again
Only Five ??
Message: Posted by: ShaunRobison (Dec 8, 2006 10:54AM)
1. Some mentalism trick
2. Some coin tricks
3. Some card tricks
4. Some more mentalism trick
5. Some TT tricks
6. Some applause
7. Go somewhere else in the room

YEAH!!!!!!
Shaun
Message: Posted by: Smiffy (Dec 16, 2006 12:51PM)
1) Invisible deck
2) Red hot momma
3) Self working rising card (okay... so a deck switch is needed)
4) Bizarre twist (get spectator to hold rest of cards)
5) Pip movement
Message: Posted by: FredrikS (Dec 16, 2006 08:27PM)
Here are the stuff a uses...Top 5

- Sponge bunnies
- Reflex (Paul Harris) and card to wallet (unsigned)
- Rubber bands. Cmh, ring band it, torn and restored..
- Flying bill ( A borrow bill flys from the spectators hand to my)
- A coin routine ( coin on forehead, shoulder, and a change to a glass coin)

It all depens of the size of the audience, for bigger groups a use more visible magic than the above...

All the best

Fredrik
Message: Posted by: PRINCE (Dec 17, 2006 05:47PM)
Colour Monte here here
on page 2 it is mentioned that the spec could possible turn the supposed red diamond over in their hand only to see $14

I have been performing this for 4yrs. In this time this has happened to me once, I think the key with choosing a human table is to choose someone who is a little shy and someone that you feel might not want too try and catch you out.

Through experience I find women more so than men to be best subjects. From experience you will know who and who not to choose.
Message: Posted by: Mayo (Dec 17, 2006 06:02PM)
1) Invisible deck

2)3 fly- coins across

3) hundy 500

4) Spongeballs

5) Michael Skinner ulitmate monte
Message: Posted by: bobn3 (Jan 8, 2007 08:58AM)
Signed card to wallet
Long card to card revelation on scrolling name tag (if corporate gig)
Bill Switch
My routine for coin unique
Bill switch
Professor's Nightmare

Bob Phillips
Message: Posted by: Joshua Barrett (Jan 10, 2007 12:30PM)
1) CoinOne if angles are good, else personal safe.
2) extroyrdinary
3) something similar to james browns cards opener
4) hanging coins
5) traveling expenses or another bill switch move
Message: Posted by: Richard Paddon (Jan 11, 2007 04:34PM)
In no particular order:

Easy Money
Mental Photography Deck
Sponge Balls
B'wave
Ambitious Card
Daley's Last Trick
Mystery Card To Pocket (my routine in Apocalypse Vol.20 Issue 2)

Richard
Message: Posted by: kvanliewpe (Jan 20, 2007 01:59PM)
Top Ten - No tables

Sponge Balls
Scientific Matter - pen thorugh dollar, mismade and dollar in pen
NY Transpo - chicago opener version
ACR - w/ card to pocket & card to wallet
Silver Dust - single coin routine

Ring n Rope 3"
Hundy 500
Gratitude - Greed handling with twist
WOW!
Coin across - coin one work slightly modified

It's hard to stop at 5, especially when you're performig and on the role.

Great post. Thanks for many shares.

Ken
Message: Posted by: Magic_Steve (Jan 20, 2007 05:30PM)
SpongeBalls
ACR
Card in Hand
Bill Change (for a quickie)
TT Magic

These would not nessacarily be in a strolling situation, more or less in a store or something. (And yes, I have been known to go to a restuarant/party with a TT or spongeballs...) ;)

Steve
Message: Posted by: Iain Moran (Jan 22, 2007 10:14AM)
[quote]
On 2006-10-30 15:22, simon hughes wrote:
If I did a professors nightmare at a boo-king I would be aksed to leave.
[/quote]

You probably wouldn't fool Magician's with a professors nightmare, but for laypeople I think it's still a good effect. Dan Fleshman, Jon Allen, Daryl, Whit Haydn & James Lewis amongst many others do versions of the professors nightmare, I very much doubt they'd be asked to leave a "boo-king" if they performed the effect.

Iain.
Message: Posted by: Michael238 (Feb 2, 2007 08:51PM)
Color monte
CMH
holy moley
napkin rose
sponge bunnies
Message: Posted by: MJP (Feb 19, 2007 08:25AM)
Topit to vanish/Topit to produce a glass of water (spin around and while turning, get the water; depends on location and venue)
Sponge Balls (similar to Brad Christian’s routine)
D’Lite (use depends on lighting and exact location)
Portions of Fiber Optics by Richard Sanders
Boon Writer (my own routine)
Hundy 500
Card in Hand
And yes, Thimbles!
Sorry, it's more than 5...

Jeff
Message: Posted by: MrFye (Jun 29, 2007 02:42PM)
1. B'Wave- Phil Goldstein
2. Chefalo's knot.
3. Ring off rope.
4. Penetrating Matchsticks (held thumb to index, one in each hand).
5. Incredible Traffic Light.
All are angle proof, very easy to perform, most involve the spectator examining an object or making a choice and all get a great reaction.
Message: Posted by: swingjunkie (Jun 29, 2007 06:17PM)
Pretending that "Smoke and Mirrors" comes back and looks at this and hasn't devised a way on his own, one you show the top red diamond put it in your other hand and use it to turn over the second red diamond, or just turn over the second with one hand (it could be kinda flourishy). At the end hand them (face up) the red and blue diamonds, one in each hand, and keep the $14 face down in your own hands. HOpe that helped.

Back to the topic:
Above, Beside, or Below or 3/4 across (depending on how open the audience is)
Ambitious Card
Spongeballs
Ring Leader, Recap, or Psycokinetic Time (depending on what I can borrow)
Pen thru dollar/TT vanish to pocket
Message: Posted by: gvmagic1 (Jun 29, 2007 06:28PM)
Prohibition
Interlace
Sucker Silk to Egg
Invisible Deck w/Jumbo 52 on 1 Card kicker
Bill Switch
Message: Posted by: Bad to the Balloon (Jun 29, 2007 11:30PM)
Twinkle ... twinkle sponge star routine
My Bunny Daryl (family friendly Sponge bunnies)
Romeo & Juliet (Hopping Halves Routine)
Think of a Card (a Jazzy routine combining Ideas from Mark Mason and Jay Sankey)
Ninja Rings (combination me, Shoot Ogawa and Whit Hayden's routine ... I was doing Whit's routine before I ever saw it)

Top two are my products I sell and market.
Romeo & Juliet a routine I published in the Linking Ring
Message: Posted by: closeupcardician (Jun 29, 2007 11:52PM)
"Always" may not be the best word to use but this sequence never fails to yeild great reactions from a mob of entertainment starved onlookers. It utilizes what Phil Goldstien calls "Ecological Magic" Meaning that each phase uses something left-over from the last. One flows smoothly into the other.

1. 2 Card Monte
2. Sandwich prediction (My treatment of something bearing resemblance to Harry Lorayne's "One-Eyed Jack Sandwich" or more recently Steve Draun's "Chicago Sandwich")
3. Ambitious Card
4. My Best Trick- (A two card transpo which leads to the revelation of a previously thought of card between the spectators palms.) The basic framework (that is the effect without my touches and ploys added) belongs to Russell Barnhart and can be found in Harry Lorayne's Best of Friend's Vol. II
5. L.O.A.D.E.D.(Torn and Restored Signed Card to SPECTATORS Wallet.) From the Cafés own RT Showmann
Message: Posted by: Johnny Butterfield (Jun 30, 2007 11:19AM)
Hanging Coins
Twisting the Aces
Colour Changing Knives
Ambitious Card
Crazy Man's Handcuffs
Message: Posted by: closeupcardician (Jun 30, 2007 12:16PM)
[quote]
On 2007-01-22 11:14, Iain Moran wrote:

You probably wouldn't fool Magician's with a professors nightmare, but for laypeople I think it's still a good effect. Dan Fleshman, Jon Allen, Daryl, Whit Haydn & James Lewis amongst many others do versions of the professors nightmare, I very much doubt they'd be asked to leave a "boo-king" if they performed the effect.

Iain.
[/quote]

Don't forget about Guy Hollingworth's incredible version which I first read in Genii (The issue where his picture graced the cover)
Message: Posted by: kammagic (Jun 30, 2007 12:56PM)
1. ToiBox
2. Ambitious Card Routine
3. Card Under Watch
4. Roger Klause's Soleil Et Lune (Copper and Silver Coin effect)
5. Dan Fleshman's Ring and string routine.
Message: Posted by: mrdane (Jul 1, 2007 03:30AM)
Sponge balls/Rabbits
Ambitious Card
Back in Time
Quicksilver
Card to Spectators pocket/somewhere random
Message: Posted by: Ross W (Jul 1, 2007 07:08AM)
From last night's gig, the five I did the most:

Vanishing salt
Ambitious Card to Wallet
Invisible Deck
CMH
Production of a live goldfish

Throw in Red Hot Mamma, Back In Time, Wonder Pet, In A Flash, and vanishing cigarette and that was about all I did all night.
Message: Posted by: Nicodemus (Jul 1, 2007 08:20AM)
Ross,
Where did the 'production of a live goldfish' routine orignate? Yourself or other sources?

- Nicodemus
Message: Posted by: Ross W (Jul 1, 2007 12:23PM)
Nicodemus: I've PM'd you
Message: Posted by: motown (Jul 2, 2007 04:03PM)
Self-Folding Bill (Stephan Schutzer)
Coins thru Silk (Ammar)
Twisting the Aces (Vernon)
Foreign Exchange (Wilson)
Card Warp or Green Warp
Message: Posted by: FredrikS (Jul 3, 2007 05:52PM)
Sponge rabbits
ambitious card with card to wallet/or some other card routine like odds are with me (Paul Green) full lotus (sankey)
Ring on stick with ring flight (have a coupe of handling's but haven´t decide witch I going to use yet.)
Invisible coin (a change to a "glass" coin in someone´s hand and some other goodies)
CMH and Ring band it (ammar)

Stuff that I working on is:

Floating fingerring (Mesika), Courios George (Greg Wilson) and Prohibition.

All the best!

Fredrik
Message: Posted by: John T Cox (Aug 1, 2007 04:50PM)
Well, I was fascinated enough by this thread that I started cataloging the data.
I counted 486 total effects. 186 of the routine names or product names I could not recognize, so I could not sort them into any meanignful categories (yet). The 300 that I recognized are distributed as follows:
137 card effects
73 coin effects
34 sponge effects
29 money effects
28 rubber band effects
21 ring effects
17 rope effects
14 silk effects
10 penetration effects

Finally, the five most popular single tricks are:
1) sponge balls/bunnies
2) ambitious card variations
3) crazy man's handcuffs
4) coins across variations
5) card to impossible locations

The next five were in a dead heat
color changing knives
color monte
invisible deck
rubber band routines
bill switch

Cheers, John
Message: Posted by: DylanTolly (Aug 1, 2007 08:47PM)
I see a lot of people perform color changing knives. Which routines do you perform, and which set of knives do you guys use? Looking on PM, a set of 5 knives costs around $87, and a DVD would be another $30 odd. Is there a place to find these cheaper?

Thanks,

-Dylan
Message: Posted by: Tigerrune (Aug 1, 2007 09:42PM)
I'd be interested too. The Colour Changing Knives I know of come with two knives (black and white) but a really good routine requires a third knife (aka buy a second set) but they are dead cheap.

Perhaps that's not the one everyone uses. *shrug*

I love the list, and quite surprised that I actually could put together a routine with some of those... I've got everything already and just need an excuse to use them together!
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Aug 1, 2007 09:48PM)
Contact Joe Stevens, and ask for the Scotty York knife set. It has a routine based on the Matt Schulien routine, which is in "The Magic of Matt Schulien".

Great book anyhow.
Message: Posted by: GWSchott (Apr 17, 2008 10:53AM)
The current Top 5:
1) Hundy 500
2) Kids Kards
3) Sponge Ball routine
4) Pen thru Dollar
5) Masuda's 'Wow!'
Message: Posted by: Dustin Baker (Apr 19, 2008 01:20AM)
Collateral Damage - Sankey
Bank Night - ?
Ambitious Card - ?
Card to Spectator's Wallet - Dustin Baker - shameless plug
Your Stuff - Dustin Baker
Message: Posted by: Michael Bilkis (Apr 19, 2008 09:31AM)
[quote]
On 2007-08-01 21:47, DylanTolly wrote:
I see a lot of people perform color changing knives. Which routines do you perform, and which set of knives do you guys use? Looking on PM, a set of 5 knives costs around $87, and a DVD would be another $30 odd. Is there a place to find these cheaper?

Thanks,

-Dylan
[/quote]
This is an old quote, but what the hay.

I use Joe Mogar's knives. The are a great size and shape for all knife sleights. I use his perfect knife set, and also the three knife set, for Whit Haydn's "Intricate Web of Distraction."

Michael
Message: Posted by: evolve629 (Apr 19, 2008 10:11AM)
My all time favorite top stand-up five -

WarpOne (David Ren Jenkins)
Beethoven's Surprise (Bob Solari)
I Hate David Copperfield Trick (Geoff Williams)
Witness (Lee Asher)
52 on One Card Miracle (Dick Barry)
Message: Posted by: Pastor Mickey (Nov 11, 2008 11:11PM)
Interlaced
Extreme Burn
Fraud
Killer Key
Ambitious Card to Paperclipped
Message: Posted by: liampower (Nov 12, 2008 11:22PM)
Sponge balls
coinvexed
chicargo opener
acr to papercliped
1 rope routine, fibre optics style
Message: Posted by: montymagi (Nov 20, 2008 02:18PM)
Sponge balls
coins across
Coin thru spectators hand
vanishing/reapearing salt (my own)
silk vanish (from above trick)
silk reapear from spectators dollar bill

I know that's six but it flows very well and that is one of the things I try to do.
Message: Posted by: Magic CPA (Dec 28, 2008 12:23PM)
Coin flurry
color-changing knives
rubberband routine
thimble routine
Flash Cash

I'm currently trying to learn a ring and string routine to add to the mix.
Message: Posted by: rick727 (Dec 28, 2008 05:09PM)
Since the original request was for non-cards, here are my top 5 favorites for strolling stand-up:
Ring and string (borrowed finger ring and silk ribbon)
Ring and rope (3.5" ring)
Rubber band routine (CMH, band vanish, linking bands)
Produce a dollar bill then do Extreme Burn (dollars change into 20s)
Professor's Nightmare
Message: Posted by: Salah AAZEDINE (Feb 2, 2009 05:34AM)
Sponge balls routine
my coin routine
paper bill routine or paddle trick using lighter
professor nightmare
ACR
Message: Posted by: ManchesterUK (Feb 2, 2009 06:51AM)
Extreme Burn
Freakey
Coinvexed
Ring on String Routine to ring flight
Sponge Balls/Papa Rabbit hits the Big Time
Message: Posted by: johndraws (Feb 2, 2009 10:44PM)
5 Standards
No order

My version of wire o gram with a suprise ending
"Phil"
Ambitions card...to candy tin
Clutch
If there are tables, a money prediction. I chose a spectator to hold an envelope and a spectator to help with the exercise. I have everyone dis some coins out of their pocketand put them on the table...I draw symbols, letters or numbers suggested by the spectators on each coin...one person is chosen to shake the coins (like dice) in their hands and drop them on the table...discarding all the coins that land blank side up...until the last one with the writing is face up. The person who is holding the envelope opens it to reveal the participants name, coin and symbol.
Message: Posted by: Leeman (Feb 3, 2009 10:17PM)
I started performing on the street again recently and decided I wanted to perform without a table, below is what the set I came up with. That set lasted a couple of days before I realized that I am not comfortable enough to perform without a table.

TT and silk with color change
Slop Shuffle
3 Ball Trick
Ring on Stick
Bill Change/Bill to Wallet
Message: Posted by: danielguo (Feb 4, 2009 04:52AM)
The CCC
In hand triumph
one coin routine
CMH
ring thing
Message: Posted by: jugglestruck (Feb 4, 2009 09:37AM)
CMH with stargazer
QB2
Invisible deck
Charming Chinese challenge
Ambitious card to wallet

It was a tough call putting this list together though, ask me next month and it might be completely different.....
Message: Posted by: neosynthesis (Feb 20, 2009 04:12PM)
Hello,

Usualy I do:

Starter: Fire wallet
One coin routine


Card tricks: Ambitious card
Sandwich card effect
Red Hot mamma with personalized cards
Invisible deck
Loops or IT works fine as well!

:)
Message: Posted by: Pauldela (Feb 20, 2009 06:33PM)
Five, ay.

Ambitiouse card/card to wallet
Aniversary Waltz
Daleys Last
Ace cut
One coin routine

Those are just five, I use alot.
Message: Posted by: Victor Ian Smith (Dec 23, 2009 06:09PM)
OK...here goes:

Extreme Burn
Invisible Deck
CMH
ACR/card to wallet
Torn / Garcia
Message: Posted by: john oleson (Dec 28, 2009 07:37PM)
Did anyone compile a list of the top favorites, here or elsewhere? Darn, so many good recommendations.

john
Message: Posted by: Hansel (Dec 29, 2009 02:06AM)
1-Sponge Balls
2-King thing
3-Bill to MY wallet
4-Pen thru bill
5-Ambitious Card w/ card to pocket
Message: Posted by: RSchlutz (Dec 29, 2009 10:53AM)
Here is a compiled list of all the previous post...

Compiled List:
3 ring circus
8 Card Brainwave
Above, beside, below
Ambitious card
Aniversary Waltz
Bank night
Beethoven's Surprise
BIP Book
Borrowed Coin in Watch
B'wave.
Card in Cellphone
Card to Forehead
Card to pocket
Card to wallet
Card Warp
Charming Chinese challenge
Chop Cup (In spectator's hands)
Cigarette through quarter
CMHC
Coin in bottle
Coins across in the spectators hands
Coins Thru Silk
Coinvexed
Collateral Damage
Color Changing Knives
Color changing lighters
Color Monte
Copper/Silver in spectator's hand
Crazy Man's Handcuffs
Cross Twist
Cut & Restored Rope
Dishonest Abe
Dr Daley's last trick
Easy Money
Evidence
Extreme Burn
Extroydinary
Fiber Optics
Finger ring on/off shoelace.
Fl!p Stick
Floating Bill
Floating cigarette
Flying bill
Foreign Exchange
Full circle
Ghost Bills
Greg Wilson's 3/4 Across
Gypsy threed
Haunted Key
Holey Moley
Hopping Halves
Hundi 500
I Hate David Copperfield
In a Flash
Insurance policy
Interlace
Invisible Deck
It's the Rules
Ivory connection
Jumping Gemini
Kollosal Killer
L.O.A.D.E.D.
Leaving home
Liquid Metal
Marked for Life
Memorized Deck card locations
Misled
Mr Clean Coin's Across
Multiple Selection Routine
Nana's Necklace
Napkin rose
Nest of boxes
Ninja Rings
No tear newspaper
North Bound
No-smoking
Number 2 Pencil
One coin routine
Paperclipped
Party Animal
Pencil Thru Half
Penetrating Matchsticks
PENitration
Perfect Pen
Phoenix Aces
Pinnacle
Presto Chango
Professor's Nightmare
Prohibition
Psychokinetic Time
Pyroperception
Recap
Red Hot Mama
Reflex
Ring and ribbon symphony
Ring Thing
Royal Oil
Rubber band magic
Sack's spotted sorcery
Scotch & Soda
Self-Folding Bill
Silk knots routine
Slow Burn.
Sponge balls/Rabbits
Spooked
Stabbed Coincidence
Stand Up Monte
Stranger's Gallery
Sucker Silk to Egg
The proffessors rope symphony
The Silent Treatment
Third Degree Burn
Thumb Tip (Anything)
Thumb Tip Blendo
ToiBox
Toll Free
Torn
Traveling Cash
Turning the Tables
Turtle Coins
Twisting the aces
Ulitmate monte
Version of 2 in hand one
WarpOne
Wild Card
Winged Silver
WOW!
Message: Posted by: Victor Ian Smith (Jan 12, 2010 07:23PM)
OK ...now I need more pockets and a bigger wallet!
Message: Posted by: imgic (Jan 13, 2010 05:33PM)
You've just made my Christmas list for me....
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Jan 13, 2010 06:10PM)
And what have we learned from this? That if we strive to learn the things on the list that we will be just like everybody else! Yipee!

I spoke recently with the person in charge of booking talent at the magic castle and one of the factors that comes heavily into play as to assigning magicians to dates is ORIGINALITY.

If you're doing basically the same stuff that everyone else is doing.... you go WAY DOWN ON THE LIST.

So, if your awesome act consists of The Silent Treatment, Ninja Rings, Ivory Connection and closing with The Lemon Game... well, sounds like it's gonna be a long wait (unless you're Jon, Reed, Shoot, or Doug).

Only something to think about. Nothing more.
Message: Posted by: ziggystarsane (Jan 13, 2010 06:28PM)
[quote]
On 2010-01-13 19:10, Frank Starsini wrote:
And what have we learned from this? That if we strive to learn the things on the list that we will be just like everybody else! Yipee!

I spoke recently with the person in charge of booking talent at the magic castle and one of the factors that comes heavily into play as to assigning magicians to dates is ORIGINALITY.

If you're doing basically the same stuff that everyone else is doing.... you go WAY DOWN ON THE LIST.

So, if your awesome act consists of The Silent Treatment, Ninja Rings, Ivory Connection and closing with The Lemon Game... well, sounds like it's gonna be a long wait (unless you're Jon, Reed, Shoot, or Doug).

Only something to think about. Nothing more.
[/quote]

Excellent point Frank,

Hey what about mixing up these effects, ie. "The Silent Ninja", "Lemon Rings" etc....

This has now got me thinking... How about "Ambitious Lemon Ring Flight" - a signed key chain with a spectators ring attached keeps appearing back on top a stack of lemon's....the possiblities are endless!!
Message: Posted by: acer (Apr 13, 2010 12:15PM)
Interlace is my favourite one.
Message: Posted by: dtccao (Apr 22, 2010 10:24PM)
I think David Stone's one coin routin with splash bottle ending is a good choice for stand up.
Message: Posted by: murphey (Apr 25, 2010 10:12PM)
Put on a happy face- Jeff Kam
Ambitious
One Coin Routine
Kollosal Killer
Rubber Band Routine
Message: Posted by: asgar (Apr 26, 2010 02:38PM)
Tabary rope
sponge balls
chop cup/cups and balls
ring & string
miser's dream
Message: Posted by: MichaelDouglas (May 11, 2010 02:53PM)
[quote]
On 2005-02-23 17:20, paymerich wrote:
THanks S2000 .I am just learning David Roth's Coins across and he use a table in the video and I am trying to picture doing that standing up ...
[/quote]

I like S2000magician's response that you can do Coins Across while standing from one hand to the other. Another variation is to use patter that it is going up your arm, across your chest, and down your other arm into your hand. If you're doing it with long sleeves...adjust your sleve a bit on both arms in plain view, to lead them to think that your sleeve is involved. Then send the next one across with the sleeve rolled up. Ask the spec to hold your last three in their fist while you send the 4th across...grasp their fist with your empty hand and then give a squeeze right when the magic happens...have them reveal all four.
Message: Posted by: superpixel (May 19, 2010 02:46PM)
Ha, it's funny to find this a few months after I met Marcus Eddie and bought "Five" from Theory11. As a result I'm loving Stairway and Fresh Scent. I often carry Gum (the Orbitz version) with me, and have Titan's Finger ready to go at any time. That, plus Twilight Angels and Lubor's Lens rounds out the list... although I've got a real walkaround gig in a few weeks and I'll let you know what worked out :)
Message: Posted by: Exitmat (Jun 13, 2010 10:32AM)
For a walk-around setting the five effects I'd probably end up performing the most would be:

Card to Mouth
Lit
2 Card Monte
Quantum Bender 2.0 Coin Bend
Ring Flight Revolution
Message: Posted by: jesse_james_mcguire (Jun 27, 2010 10:50AM)
I tend to try and adapt to the situation the best I can. I also get to my spot and see how the situation is going to go. Then I go back to my car and change my props.
Message: Posted by: Brent McLeod (Jun 28, 2010 03:49AM)
[quote]
On 2007-06-29 19:28, gvmagic1 wrote:
Prohibition
Interlace
Sucker Silk to Egg
Invisible Deck w/Jumbo 52 on 1 Card kicker
Bill Switch

[/quote]

Wow-Great effect the
Jumbo 52 on 1 Card kicker, havent used that in ages
That is a fabulous effect if the angles are ok
I must try that in certain venues

Cheers.........
Message: Posted by: derrick (Jun 28, 2010 11:16AM)
Yep, the angles on the jumbo 52 on 1 card can be a killer. That and every kid knows how the thing works nearly instantly.
Message: Posted by: giobbi1 (Jun 28, 2010 01:02PM)
For me:
1) Multiplying Rabbits
2) Color Monte
3) Coins Across (Roth)
4) Sack's Dice Trick
5) Invisible Deck
Message: Posted by: Floyd Collins (Jun 30, 2010 08:44PM)
1. Five Card Opener - to breast pocket for walk around.
2. Black I's - My favorite sponge routine.
3. Ring on Sting, with pro flight ending.
4. Thumb Cuff escape.
5. Custom Smart Ass with Baby gag.
That is my walk around set as of now.
Message: Posted by: msmaster (Jun 30, 2010 11:45PM)
$100 bill switch
Copper silver brass
Ring flight
Ambitious card
Card to envelope in wallet
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Jul 1, 2010 01:31AM)
Change bag
hippity hop magicians
jay nozebleeda dove pan rotine
the latest box trick off some website
anything by criss angel cuz he rox.
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Jul 1, 2010 09:13AM)
After reading every post on this thread I have to say that IMHO Frank is the only real magician here. LOL
Message: Posted by: Adam1975 (Jul 1, 2010 10:44AM)
[quote]
On 2010-07-01 02:31, Frank Starsini wrote:
Change bag
hippity hop magicians
jay nozebleeda dove pan rotine
the latest box trick off some website
anything by criss angel cuz he rox.
[/quote]

Funny!
Message: Posted by: augiemagic (Jul 1, 2010 01:26PM)
Frank can do the change bag...

Without a change bag.
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Jul 1, 2010 02:03PM)
I tried but the hankey just drops thru the wooden hoop and hits the floor.

Nobody seems fooled.
Message: Posted by: twistedace (Jul 1, 2010 02:55PM)
[quote]
On 2005-02-07 10:18, twistedace wrote:
It's hard to say what my top 5 are but if I had to choose from audience reation they would be:
Ambitious card to wallet
Sponge balls/rabbits
Bannon's Stranger's Gallery
coins across or one coin routine
rubberband routine
also, a multiple selection routine
[/quote]

Wow, I posted this over 5 years ago. Not much has changed (which is a good thing I guess because the old stuff still works great!) but I guess my updated list would be:
Ambitious Card to Kennedy Box
Multiple Selection Routine
Sponge Rabbits
3 Shell Game
Chop Cup
Message: Posted by: Aaron Smith Magic (Jul 5, 2010 10:12PM)
1.) Ninja Rings
2.) Sponge Balls
3.) Professor's Nightmare
4.) Color Monte
5.) 2 Card Transpo
Message: Posted by: shaneking (Jul 27, 2010 03:44AM)
I have a variety but if you want to pack small then try:

Flipper coin - (throw it in a martin glass and a coin instantly vanishes. Make it reappear somewhere else - nice intro trick)

Coin unique - where the coin is disappeared by putting both coins under an inverted glass and hovering my hand palm down about four inches above the glass. I then make a good 30 seconds fuss of moving my hand around in the air slowly and mysteriously and I tell the audience that I am "charging" the glass with energies from the magicosphere. I then slowly lower my stretched palm onto the to of the glass and swirl it around slowly without touching the coin. Then I speed it up and eventualy do the magic and make one of the coins disappear. It knocks 'em out every time. I usually make the coin appear from behind my suit lapel (I stitched a small leather strip loop in between my lapel and actual suit to hold a coin)

Color changing monte - but using a gimmicked bicycle card of a real "red suit" available from http://www.cards4magic.co.uk

Wild cards

Brainwave deck

Troy Hooser's Charming Chinese Coins. I bought dollar sized black/gold chinese coins and a red ribbon. So elegant and a winner with ze ladies!

Spirit glass (take two so you an repeat this four times)
Message: Posted by: Sammy J. (Jul 27, 2010 07:25PM)
I second Charming Chinese Challenge. Packs small, plays big.
I really recommend the "Real Man's Coin Purse" for carrying this effect. Makes the introduction of the extra invisible.
Message: Posted by: satoeri (Jul 28, 2010 11:06PM)
1- Current Classic - Carney - Sponge Balls
2- Ethereal Pack - Carney - ACR gone bad, w/ a kick.
3- Crazy man's handcuffs - 3 or 4 stages
4- 2 card transpo - various versions depending on seating arrangement, or standing arrangement of specs.
5- Invisible Deck or a 3 person mnemonica routine, depending on which I am carrying and how many people are around me.
Message: Posted by: magicofrowhan (Jul 29, 2010 10:54AM)
1 ambitious card
2 coins across
3 professors nightmare
4 misers dream
5 invisible deck

not always in that order
Message: Posted by: Alan Munro (Jul 29, 2010 02:21PM)
I don't always perform them, but I perform these the most in a walk-around situation:

Five Card Mystery
Mismade Bill
Sponge Bunnies
My Three Phase Card Routine (involves peeked selections and mental selections)
Egg Bag
Message: Posted by: magic maniac (Aug 2, 2010 01:05PM)
Here's my list;

1)Bill Switch
2)ACR (Oz Pearlman version)
3)Identity Theft (Mine based on Richard Sanders Stickman)
4)Liquid Metal (Audience Favorite)
5)Book Test (Larry Becker)
Message: Posted by: satoeri (Aug 18, 2010 01:21AM)
1: Levitate down from ceiling into the middle of crowd in the restaurant.
2: Cut the first two spectators in half
3: put them back together but mis-match the legs (best if you do one guy and one girl).
4: produce an albino tiger from a pen cap or shot glass
5: split the tiger into two tigers, and do color changing tigers (in the hands version).
Message: Posted by: moechsle (Aug 20, 2010 06:22PM)
* "Hallucination" (rope trick by David Stone)
* "Card Warp" (maybe the ONE trick that got me started on magic - by Roy Walton)
* "Ambitious" OR "Old Faithful" (Paul Cummins - preceded by pick-card and a T** change)
* Rubber band routine (Crazy mans hand cuffs - Ammar/Harlan, Missing Link - Chris Kenner)
* "A christmas tale" ( coin (with a hole in it) on/off string routine - my own)
Message: Posted by: Magic.J.Manuel (Aug 21, 2010 09:30PM)
1) Watch steal
2) Ring Fright - steal ring
3) Picpocket wallet - steal money
4) Return ring with cheaper stone
5) Pass hat

No not really...I can't pickpocket ;)
Message: Posted by: BalukMagic (Nov 1, 2013 01:31AM)
[quote]
On 2005-03-14 00:23, BalukMagic wrote:
Time Machine (aka Perfect Time)
Metal Bending (Liquid Metal)
Something from Nothing
Cross Twist
Invisible Coin

Those are some good ones.
[/quote]

Going to have to revise my answer :)

1- Liquid Metal
2- ACR
3- Micro/Mini Colouring Book
4- Invisible Deck
5- 3 Card Monte

6- sponge balls

These my friends, are the money makers! Time tested and proven.
Maybe they are bit overused (for good reason), but I have never had someone ever say they've seen something before, except for repeats at a restaurant. And hey, make them your own.



Hey I gotta say, liquid metal has been my go to for atleast 8 years straight. That has to say something
Message: Posted by: Rolf Reiner (Nov 4, 2013 03:47PM)
My pet routines:

- sponge balls (2 5-inch super soft ball routine)
- compucard (card trick)
- SCB transposition (johnson)
- Bill Switch (TT - sometimes in combination with fire wallet)
- CTW (Mullica)

I am currently refreshing my repertoire after a few years idle in the area of walkaround. The mini chop cup is my current project.
Message: Posted by: AdamChance (Nov 4, 2013 04:51PM)
1. Stand Up Monte
2. Ambitious Card Routine
3. Industrial Revelation
4. Coins Across
5. Quantum Bender to Nest of Wallets

Honourable mentions: Flash, Invisible Deck, TT w/ silk

I want to learn Charming Chinese Challenge next.
Message: Posted by: NoahRecklessMagic (Nov 15, 2013 02:03PM)
I usually change up what I do a lot but 5 that I really like to perform are
1. card effect I came up with called no joke. Just a cool visual effect and it can be routined with a sandwich effect as an opener
2. the classic 2 card transposition that uses a duplicate card.
3. my ring routine which uses elements from ringja, divorce, and ring master
4. Dailys last trick. One of my favorites. I usually will do an ace production if I'm set up and I go into something like VGH or Malones aces
5. something with a bill like extreme burn or dollar to credit.

If theirs a group of 4 or 5 people I almost always do a multiple selection routine.
Message: Posted by: Mike Ince (Nov 19, 2013 12:52AM)
1. Influence and predict a participant's choices.
2. Read the body language of one or two people. I love lie detector tests.
3. Reveal a number, word or name one or two people are thinking of.
4. Duplicate a drawing someone has made on a card they've placed in a pocket or under a plate.
5. Kiss my own elbow. Kidding. I don't have a 5th.

All the effects I do up-close demonstrate these abilities. In a few of the revelations I like to pretend I didn't get it before proving I knew what someone was thinking.

Now... why I should list the specific effects I use is beyond me, especially in a public forum where clients might see those effects listed BY NAME. No way. Lucky for me everything I do is genuine...ish.
Message: Posted by: BillyRobertReid (Nov 21, 2013 11:33AM)
1) VGH - Calen Morelli
2) Impossible signed card transposition to wallet
3) Ambitious card
4) Ring Flight
5) Sponge balls in the hands with an ice cube as my final production
Message: Posted by: Hirwa (Nov 28, 2013 02:12AM)
1- Extreme Burn (Sanders)
2- Twisted sisters (Bannon)
3- Ring flight
4- A routine with the extractor (P. Nardi)
5- A coin routine (3 fly or coin accross)
Message: Posted by: Charles Gaff (Dec 20, 2018 07:29AM)
1) E.B.
2) SUM
3) CMH
4) RFR to RIW
5) P.N.
Message: Posted by: warren (Dec 20, 2018 10:15AM)
I have commented on this thread many years ago as it's quite old and have to say this is probably my favourite situation to perform magic in as the angles can be great for certain techniques and you inevitably have to use the spectators hands which is always a good thing.

As with most things the list has altered over the years however I still use all of the effects I mentioned before but not at every gig as I have quite a few favourites that I enjoy performing in this environment.
Message: Posted by: danieltirado (Dec 26, 2018 07:16AM)
Color monte
Misled
Bill Switch
Extrem burn
Liquid metal