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Topic: Tricks you have created...
Message: Posted by: Andrew E. Miller (Apr 24, 2003 05:20PM)
I'd like to see if any of the people around here who don't necessarily have a big name in magic yet, have any effects that they have created. Just a curiosity thing. Thanks for any replies.

Andrew
Message: Posted by: Euan (Apr 24, 2003 05:21PM)
Um, me! Lots and lots of them ;) look! *points to a pile of notes* see! :bg:

--Euan
Message: Posted by: Ben721 (Apr 24, 2003 05:51PM)
Yep, I have plently. Card Fusion, Bill Fusion. BTW, if you want to see a video of Bill Fusion, email me: Ben7217@aol.com

Tic Tac WHOA! An awesome ungimmicked three coins through hank routine, a card routine using the reality twister, a bill change using "the melt change", a card routine where the spec picks a card, signs it, then you put it into the middle of the deck. With a riffle all the cards change color. You fip over the deck, and there is one card flipped over. You grab it and the other two cards surrounding it, to reveal that all but two cards changed color and the one in-between is their signed card.

Hmm what else...copper/silver purse, 3fly spell bound (the coins are in the three fly position), another bill change, using the same gimmick as bill fusion, and others, that I just can't seem to remember right now.

Oh yeah, I had an interesting, pen through card routine, where the pen was borrowed. And I have a floating ring routine with a new hook up, and some routines with the Silver Shifter.

And I still think I am forgetting some. I love creating new magic!!

How could I forget my torn and restored card routine? I love it.

:spinningcoin:
Message: Posted by: Andrew E. Miller (Apr 24, 2003 06:20PM)
Just write them down. That is what I do. Now, all I have to do is write down the methods. I'd better keep using them all or I am going to forget the methods!!!

Andrew

:fruity:
Message: Posted by: Ben721 (Apr 24, 2003 06:47PM)
Instead of emailing me for the video, I posted it up at sleightgeek.com Here is a link for Bill Fusion
[outdated link]

I think that will work...
Message: Posted by: Scott Imler (Apr 24, 2003 08:07PM)
Yeah I have three on the market and countless more in the works or that are unpublished. For what it is worth you can see Video demos of the three at http://www.scottimler.com
Enjoy

Scott
Message: Posted by: cardfreakhk (Apr 24, 2003 08:29PM)
I have some too! It's nice to know that there are many people who love to THINK more!! Thinking more, then test the new materials, finally you will have the brand new MAGIC!

Michael Lam
Message: Posted by: Vincenzo (Apr 24, 2003 08:38PM)
Division.
A sawing in half type illusion with a laser.
[outdated link]
Message: Posted by: Chris Boyd (Apr 24, 2003 11:43PM)
I had a couple card effects published on the Visions website, http://www.online-visions.com/effects/index-cards.html called COLORevealed and Hot Shot ESP. I am really proud of the first one.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Apr 25, 2003 01:45AM)
Good going folks! It is probably more interesting to perform original material than to do other people's routines. It's also a great way to get into character as a magician.
Message: Posted by: Andy Leviss (Apr 25, 2003 01:56AM)
I don't think I count as a big name, so I suppose I count... in which case, I have three commercial effects, a published set of notes, and a lot of unpublished effects, some great, some awful :D

--A
Message: Posted by: Night_Crawler (Apr 25, 2003 03:45PM)
I am not selling any of these effects, but I have an awesome three card monte routine (ungaffed cards), a matrix, a really cool card to wallet and some other cool stuff that I don't remember right now... :D

Night_Crawler
Message: Posted by: Fred E. Bert (Apr 25, 2003 04:07PM)
I enjoy the THINKING behind magic as much as the performance. I have come up with several routines of my own, some of which are still waiting to be performed. It's a great feeling to see your own stuff get as big a reaction as the classics. I have a great torn & restored card which allows the SPECTATOR to tear the card, and sign the card AFTER it's torn... I'd have to say Paul Harris is my biggest influence in creating material. His Art Of Astonishment books definitely planted a seed :) I had an effect published on Meir Yedid's site many years ago. You can find a copy of it here:

http://members.aol.com/MagicDan/docs/cc2.html#Mental%20Switch
Message: Posted by: ekozuch (Sep 13, 2003 03:48PM)
HELLO EVERYBODY!!!

I am Eduardo Kozuch, I am from Argentina and probably a very few of you have heard about me.

I have some commercial effects, (astrological sign, marker epic, artistic fish, flying jumbo cards, box of Buddha and Merlin's coffer) and in a week or two weeks time I will release another two new effects: cards switcher (for jumbo and for regular size cards) and "newspaper prediction", and a lot of unpublished no gimmicked effects.
Message: Posted by: Jordini (Sep 13, 2003 06:23PM)
I invented a cool cut/revalation called the spider cut, and I came up with a zombie cup of noodles, that turn into a zombie fork after the cup is removed.
Message: Posted by: Jeff (Sep 13, 2003 08:12PM)
I've had effects published on Visions and in AM/PM magazine. My current effect is a ring and rubberband link called "The Joining."

Check it out...

Jeff

[outdated link]
Message: Posted by: djvirtualreality (Sep 14, 2003 10:10AM)
My friend and I created something called inside-out. It's like "Back in Time" by Jay Sankey. (We learned back in time after we made it up.)
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Sep 20, 2003 02:40AM)
I have a history of creating things, many of which have been published. Whatever I created or invented was motivated by wanting to show an audience something magical. I'm far from a "big name" or well known author. Just a guy who solved some problems and shared his solutions and vision.
Message: Posted by: Diavo (Oct 7, 2003 10:38PM)
Being creative is half the fun of magic -- and what you can do when you're not performing.
I started creating tricks based on a new sleight I just learned/invented (which usually already existed), then I tended to create tricks based on a certain gaff card or prop ("Now how could I use this red backed/blue backed card?").
My best tricks are the ones that just *happen*: serendipity, whatever. No planning, just messing around. Creativity juices flow high ~3am with a friend of mine. Usually having another magician around helps, the 2 heads are better than one deal.

I concentrate mostly on cards b/c that's what I do. My personal favorite and best is:
"Psychic Energy Burn/Tattoo** (a bizarre revelation of a card burned onto your skin via psychic energy when the spectator concentrates on their card. Fireless but shriek-prone reaction! ;) )" It's simple, more performing than sleighting, and it engages the audience member(s) -- they love it!
The best sleight my friends & I created we call the 21st Century Tilt.

Go to my website, click on the Ace of Hearts on the sidebar. Then go to "no boundaries" for more.

--Diavo :dance:
Message: Posted by: Dave Forrest (Oct 12, 2003 04:31PM)
Hi there,

I had a packet effect released on the market a while back called "Bank job". You can watch a demo here:

http://www.jbtv.co.uk

And I have a new effect coming out soon called "Matchbox" so watch out for that one at the dealers.
:bg:

Also, if anyone's interested, fellow countryman and top class card man Peter Duffie kindly published a trick of mine on his website from a book I'm putting together at the moment called "Assembled with a Twist". Check it out here:

[outdated link]

I had something published in Visions a while back also, can't remember what though.

Cheers,

Dave. :cucumber:
Message: Posted by: Ramsay (Oct 23, 2003 05:49PM)
I've done one or two books, a few sets of notes. And soon a DVD.

I love to create stuff there is no better feeling for me than performing my own routines. I enjoy using my own stuff so much more.

Luke Jermay.
Message: Posted by: Reis O'Brien (Oct 26, 2003 11:34AM)
I've just recently come up with three tricks. I've been working on making the prototype versions and they seem to go over well with people.

They all have a creepy look to them. Imagine if Tim Burton was a magician. They're basically variations on already established themes, but I feel I added my own spice.

I would like to post them with some pics on the web. Anyone do cheap web hosting? That way I can see what everyone thinks and whether or not they are marketable.
Message: Posted by: Tate (Oct 26, 2003 02:26PM)
I have a few things on the market. One is a small booklet called "Simple Signals." It has three simple two-person telepathy methods for transmitting playing cards. Two methods are silent. The spoken code doesn't have any "code words" to memorize. It doesn't matter *what* words you say, it's *how* you say them! Both the Linking Ring and Magic magazines gave it a good review.

I also have a booktest using "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." It's put out by Joe Lefler, who also makes the excellent "Supreme Slate of Mind."

Finally, I have a "Pride and Joy" type of photo. Would you like to see a picture of my honey in her bikini? Go here: http://www.ncsanta.com/honey/ I use the photo as a giveaway with a label printed with my info on the back.

Tate
Message: Posted by: ekozuch (Oct 30, 2003 05:56PM)
I have some effects on the market, the last one is "cards switcher" (for jumbo and for poker size cards).
Message: Posted by: Carron (Nov 2, 2003 07:38AM)
At 15 I have three tricks currently in the pipeline.

Diffusion- a coin through zip lock bag for the new millenium

Voodoer- a routine using wooden sticks, fire and a pack of cards

The Cardboard Stooge- A card control gimmick that replaces the need for any breaks or passes EVER

These will soon be available in most magic stores. For more info on them, PM me!
Message: Posted by: pbg739 (Nov 12, 2003 03:22PM)
I have some stuff published, but a lot more that's not. It's true that you enjoy performing your material more. You know the trick, and the patter usually comes pretty freely.

Pete
Message: Posted by: Jay (Nov 26, 2003 09:44PM)
Humbly, I offer you this: (You need to have 50 or more posts to see it, however):

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=19822&forum=37

Jay :bg:
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Jan 8, 2004 05:08AM)
[quote]
On 2003-04-24 18:20, Andrew E. Miller wrote:
I'd like to see if any of the people around here who don't necessarily have a big name in magic yet, have any effects that they have created. Just a curiosity thing. Thanks for any replies.

Andrew
[/quote]
More than you can shake the proverbial stick at!
Message: Posted by: DarryltheWizard (Feb 7, 2004 11:53PM)
I have had several tricks published, however, there's only one I still use in my act today. It's published in a book entitled [i]Comedy Funnel Magic[/i] by Micky Hades. It's called the Turkish Milk Bath where I pour milk into a styrofoam cup and place a card on top of it and then invert the whole mess on top of an assistant's head. I pull out the card, for I have trouble reading the directions on the card. The milk vanishes, turning into confetti, etc.

Darryl the Wizard
Message: Posted by: Logan Five (Feb 9, 2004 10:32AM)
Andrew:

I got an idea for doing a retention vanish with a coin by watching the movements of a blackjack dealer picking up losing bets off the table. At times she would pick up a chip with the right hand and transfer the chip to the left hand, turning her left palm down depositing the chip to the chip rack. I thought about how easy it would be to (cop) a couple of greenies or a black chip. So instead of just making a coin vanish I talk about how a crooked dealer could make extra money on the side. The vanish and the story goes over really well with laypeople and other magicians.
Message: Posted by: redstreak (Feb 11, 2004 06:19PM)
Darryl the Wizard, there's a trick exactly like that exept with an egg at hocus-pocus. You pull the card out and on it is printed DO NOT REMOVE.
Message: Posted by: Oz Fan (May 18, 2004 11:48PM)
I have 4 unpublished card effects. They are called:

1. Jack Sandwich

2. A Sandwich Of Kings

3. A Look Into The Future

4. Changed & Transferred


I hope to get at least 1 of these published
Message: Posted by: Magictrickster (May 19, 2004 01:43AM)
I've created a few tricks of my own which I use.

I've done a few laminated packet card tricks, one of which shows 5 cards apparently depicting santas on both sides, and then we see that pictures of Chirstmas presents appear on the cards.

I've made up a little effect in which an Egyptian symbol is taken from a small sarcophagus and placed underneath a card . The symbol vanishes and reappears inside the sarcophagus. This was designed for an Egyptian act I put together last year, so is unique and not available.

There are a few others - but that's just a taster.

Cheers.

Brian.
Message: Posted by: prodigitalmagic (May 30, 2004 10:58PM)
My new illusion is color changing roses except I use real roses without magnents , strings or pulls I even give it out after the illusion
Message: Posted by: reese (Jun 4, 2004 12:26PM)
I have a teeny idea in Al Manns' "The Tools Of Omar", and several unpublished billet ideas, one gaffed envelope.
Message: Posted by: David Todd (Jun 5, 2004 09:55AM)
I have an original (I think...I hope!) Salt Vanish that I posted a brief video of recently over on [url=http://www.magicvideodepot.com/view.php?a=v&t=3014]Magic Video Depot[/url]. If you take a look I'd appreciate any feedback.

Caveat: I shot the video with a digital camera that only shoots short Quicktime movie files of 15-20 seconds each, so it's very short. I will be posting a longer version soon. I just put it up to get some reaction to the vanish phase.

The full routine that I'm going to use my salt vanish idea with involves showing a salt shaker full of salt, then borrowing a coin. Cover the salt shaker with a handkerchief or napkin, vanish the coin. When the handkerchief is lifted off the salt shaker the salt is gone and inside the salt shaker is the coin, which is rattled around inside the salt shaker. The salt shaker cap is unscrewed and the coin is dumped out and returned to the spectator.

I'm going to get this shot with a real video camera soon, so the whole routine will be posted on Magic Video Depot for feedback. A friend pointed out to me that the great weakness in the version I currently have posted is that I don't show the handkerchief empty after pulling it away from the shaker. I was working a bit too fast to try to get it done in under 20 seconds, so it's true that I whipped that hank away very fast.

In the real version I do, in fact, show the handkerchief empty as I pull it away from the salt shaker.
Message: Posted by: Oz Fan (Jun 6, 2004 03:03PM)
I have created a few more since my last post:

Transposed—Jokers and court cards switch places one at a time

The Joker Knows—A joker reveals a selected card in a very creative way

Twisted Brainwave—A packet of four face down cards are shown and said to be the four queens. The magician asks the spectator to think of one queen then to say the selection out loud. The magician shows that her choice is the only fd card. Then he reveals that her queen is the only blank card out of the four.

-Blake-
Message: Posted by: Threee (Jun 8, 2004 05:05PM)
I recently created a four ace routine where they get lost, get found, switch with jokers, go face up face down, I call it Crazy Aces. No published effect though. Oh I also invented a force that is very simple, easy, and convincing.
Message: Posted by: djvirtualreality (Jun 9, 2004 02:20PM)
I have a bunch of new creations and moves. They are currently in a project for my [i]Simple Magic for Simple People[/i] DVD:

Twizted Control, Laced, Backfire, Spoon Bend, Two Handed SAC, a few sybils and cuts, Back 2 Fire, White-Out, Mirage Subtlety and Change, Runner Double, Substitution and some others effects and moves still in the making. :P
Message: Posted by: Oz Fan (Jun 9, 2004 06:50PM)
One effect I have made is still being finalized. It's called Influenced Choice.

DjVirtualreality,

When is your DVD coming out?
Message: Posted by: meilechl (Jun 10, 2004 08:28PM)
I've an excellent revelation combining cards and coins [outdated link]

A sleight free spectator finds his card in an impossible way [outdated link]

[url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=72115&forum=3&5]A five coin production[/url]
Message: Posted by: Mental_Mike (Jun 19, 2004 05:44PM)
I have created a few. One where a spectator is placed into a trance and when he/she is awaken, they claim to have seen a ghost/spirit saying the name of a person another spectator is thinking of.
Message: Posted by: reese (Jun 23, 2004 02:58PM)
Mental Mike, I love that idea and look forward to you publishing it!
Message: Posted by: Mental_Mike (Jun 23, 2004 04:38PM)
Thanks. If you like that idea, I'm working on another that you'd love!
Message: Posted by: CamelotFX (Jun 24, 2004 03:03PM)
My gags are all special effects for low-and-medium-budget live theatre. I designed an effect for a production of Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit" called "Anderson's Ghost" which has now become a staple in my inventory:

The actor enters the stage totally transparent. She turns her back to the audience and manipulates pictures on the wall, books on a shelf and picks up a rose from a vase, all visible through her body. When she turns she is holding the rose and it's gone from the vase. As she arrives center stage she becomes more opaque until she is completely solid.

The illusion also works in reverse. I'll be posting a video of it on my blogsite soon.
Message: Posted by: dg (Jun 30, 2004 03:42PM)
The Exchange
Message: Posted by: Oz Fan (Aug 1, 2004 12:49AM)
A few more

Reverse
Out Cold
Arch Enemy
Mental Control
Paper or Prediction
Sigmental
Message: Posted by: RBerteig (Aug 9, 2004 03:29AM)
I keep a notebook (now more than one) and jot in it everything from raw inspirations to complete routines. Every so often I re-read and mine them for ideas that can be developed further, or combined with others.

Although I don't currently perform very much that is wholly my own, I try to at least re-write if not write presentations from scratch for everything I do perform.

There are a few items in those notebooks that I know I should find a published home for. Perhaps one day in my infinite free time...
Message: Posted by: DrBob (Aug 17, 2004 08:23PM)
I think every magician has created more tricks than any of us realize. By learning from each other we often are creating new routines and what we think are our own new tricks.... but I'll bet that everything we come up with has probably already been done by someone, somewhere and we just don't know it. Anyway, they are each new to us as we come up with them. :)
Message: Posted by: gdw (Oct 5, 2004 08:35PM)
I have two that I am really happy with.

Seamless; A no folding piece by piece T&R and
Signature Swindle; a spectatore signature jumps from one card to another. Sounds familiar? Here's the twist, it's done on the face of the cards.

If you want you can see demos of them here;

http://magicbywest.tripod.com/id3.html
Message: Posted by: freakshowjim (Oct 9, 2004 04:18AM)
I don't know if it's original, but I've come up with a method to do balloon swollowing using an unprepared balloon, the 260' balloon can be examined after it is being inflated and the trick ends the same way, I like it, totally 'impromtu'
Message: Posted by: johnnymystic (Nov 11, 2004 03:15PM)
Man I've got way too much time on my hands I have dozens of tricks & routines that are my own, from close-up to stage, heres a few of my favorites...

TRIPLE KOIN BYPASS-3 half dollars penetrate a shot glass, table top, okito box and deck of cards, one half dollar finds a selected card, penetrates the chosen card which is now seen to have a round hole thru it, the coin has the missing piece glued on one side. The deck is shown to be all jokers. Everything can be examined.

ANOTHER KARD FRAME- Cards examined, picture frame examined. Card is chosen, corner torn off,crad is placed back in deck. The cards are sprung at the frame and the chosen card visibly appears inside frame, once again the frame is examined. No duplicate cards!!!

MY MONEY PADDLE- This wooden paddle has many uses...show both sides, produce a penny, toss in hand & it turns into a quarter. Produce another penny, tap it w/paddle and it visually turns into a dime. In all routines everything can be examined!

CHOSEN CARD & DECK IN SEALED BOTTLE- Everything can be examined before & after. A card is selected & lost in the deck, a coke bottle is slammed against the deck and the whole deck appears inside the bottle, the safety seal on the cap is unbroken.

These are just a few and they are my favorites, someday I may put them on a DVD.

Johnny Mystic
Message: Posted by: jonnycardel (Nov 12, 2004 12:27PM)
Iv,e invented a many tricks & routeens but not published any and I,ve been compiling a book of what I consider mega affects for many years :stuckinbag:
Message: Posted by: jonnycardel (Nov 13, 2004 08:31AM)
I,m inventing a new trick now but I'm hopeless at craft work, the creative bit I find easy but the making is very very hard (frustrating every thing goes rong)
Message: Posted by: magicshift (Jan 2, 2005 05:22AM)
I have several tricks my most recent is called the bill flick where you take a one dollar bill hold it in your hand and shake your hand the bill visably changes to a five dollar bill no covers.
Message: Posted by: Zak1392 (Apr 2, 2005 02:39AM)
I've created Tenacious T's: [url]http://www.mjmmagic.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7&products_id=4&zenid=d93dcd50b04e4cc78921086d45aed79d[/url]
Message: Posted by: Jaz (Apr 2, 2005 08:11AM)
Unpublished.

[list]
[*]"Tinkle"- A finger ring is dropped into a glass. After a moment it moves.
[*]"Spirit Walk"- Red and blue decks. A card is selected from and lost in red deck, boxed and laid on the table. This boxed red deck moves, then the blue, boxed deck moves. The cards are dumped from the red deck box. The selection is gone. Blue deck is removed from the box and fanned. One card is face up. When turned over it is red backed.
[/list]

Actually I may have submitted these to the Electronic Grymoire a few years ago.
Message: Posted by: Magic Enhancer (Nov 12, 2007 10:21AM)
I have the following effects out on the market:

- Magic Enhancer Volume 1
- InKa
- The Amazing, Mystical Vanishing Bandana
- GhostShelf

Oh yeah, and Magic Enhancer Volume 2 will be released soon.

Robert Haas
Message: Posted by: Andrew Sway (Dec 5, 2007 02:18AM)
Ive invented two effect:

Silent Transmission

Connected mindz

maybe I will publish them next year

both are still in my repetoire
Message: Posted by: McAllisterMagic (Dec 6, 2007 07:59PM)
I have many created effects, but I have had only a few published. Andrew Mayne just published one of my effects in his online magazine "Magiczine". It's a new take on the wizard's list effect, more modern and pratical. Check it out at
http://www.magiczine.com

It's Called "Cellular Divination "

Cheers
Francis McAllister
Message: Posted by: Magic Enhancer (Dec 18, 2007 12:42PM)
If anyone has some cool effects they would like to bring to market, please let me know. I'm always looking for new interesting ideas.

Thanks!

Robert Haas
Message: Posted by: magic4u02 (Dec 26, 2007 02:33PM)
I have some cool effects Rob that I would like to bring to the market. =) Just teasing ya my friend. If anyone doesn't know. Rob and I work together as a creative team to put out a lot of what we have released this past year under the Magic Enhancer brand. It has and will continue to be great collaborating with Rob in 2008 on new ideas and products that we hope to release in 2008. Thanks for everyone's continued support.

In regards to some of my own products, I have designed and released Frankie and Snowman through P and A silks as well as Halloween Banner design. I hope to work on some other silk design effects in the future with P and A silks.

I also have released the Chair Suspension ebook. This is a 15 page ebook on performance tips and suggestions for performing this great illusion.

Through Magic Enhancer, Rob and I have both collaborated on most everything that has been released in 2007 under Magic Enhancer. It has been a great year.

Kyle
Message: Posted by: Steve_Mollett (Dec 26, 2007 08:38PM)
Check it out:

http://www.cannonsgreatescapes.com/ShoppingCart/Garrote_Book_purchase.html

More books to come.
Message: Posted by: actorcoop (Jan 23, 2008 02:16PM)
I've created quite a clean torn and restored effect in which a Signed card is, of course, torn and restored. Then with just a little rub the signed/restord card completly changes colors. it's called "Separated"
Message: Posted by: michaelmystic2003 (Jan 23, 2008 03:28PM)
I've created a bunch of effects as well, some of which can be found around the forums... My favourites are:

Negative Image: Two undeveloped "negatives" of red and blue decks develop in visual ways. This is probably the best reaction getter I've created... I love this one.

Sense Of Touch: My multi-purpose concept that is an all-in-one force, location, production, mentalism feat, and control!

RATS: An impromptu four piece Torn and Restored card using no extra cards... the card is displayed in a very fair manner after each tear, and the card can be signed.

Flipswitch: An interesting idea I had which I have yet to find a working purpose for. Basically, it's a way to make a spectator's signature instantly vanish or reappear on a torn half of a card. A transposition was an idea, but I cannot find a workable way to get into it.

How Divine: A thought-of-card across effect in which the cards can be counted immediately after the magic happens. This is one I use frequently in impromptu situations.

Come Together: After the mates of a selected card are found, the deck of cards (which was previously shown in a shuffled condition) is revealed to also have totally arranged itself into groups of four mates. Still working on this one, and although the technique used is far from new, I feel this is an interesting handling.

Climate: My recently talked-about effect in which the water in a water bottle instantly changes temperature drastically. I'm talking sub-zero freezing to boiling hot here. This change happens as the water is being poured into the spectator's hands!

The One Thing You Can't Ignore: An off-the-wall handling of the Cannibal Cards plot in which the cannibals regurgitate the selections at the end/ This is still in development.

AirStep: An impromptu, visual body suspension. This one... either you love it or you hate it. You be the judge. Pick it up for free at http://www.magiczine.com

Seance: After the performer asks a question to a spirit present, the tape recording is immediately played and after the question asked, an eerie voice can be heard in the background responding! This can also be used to reveal a selected card.
Message: Posted by: Kex (Feb 12, 2008 02:47PM)
I guess most of us have come up with good effects. I know I have a few of my own that I always use. Most are still works in progress that slowly evolve. The latest being a very clean spectator cuts to the aces that returns to the original plot. The spectator both cuts the cards and turns the cards over. All with no funny moves, virtually no sleight of hand (have to have some ya know) and is completely examinable at the end. Basically, my hand never moves while the spectator cuts the packs and the top cards are aces.

Maybe someday I'll take my friends advice and release some of them... who knows.
Message: Posted by: Chappo (Apr 8, 2008 10:00PM)
I figured out an impressive monte routine shortly after I began magic. But then someone pointed out the its virtually analogous with the Skinner Ultimate Monte.

The ego deflated somewhat, as you can imagine :(
Message: Posted by: Donavon (Apr 30, 2008 07:34AM)
I have several unpublished effects that I perform fairly regularly. E.S.P.[working title] is one of my favorites and will hopefully be published soon. I have also run into the problem of creating routines and, after discussing them with the magician[s] who inspired them, have had to add them to the ever expanding pile of goodies I can perform but can't market. This is either due to them being too similar to the inspiration or just not good enough to make the grade. I also have created some effects with that tube of despair the cigarette which, due to the lack of being able to smoke anywhere, are pretty much chalked up to the perform for friends or in the NAVY approved smoking areas for laughs. I hope to be able to market some of these effects in the near future.
Message: Posted by: TomBaker (Jun 23, 2008 09:43AM)
I've come up with 4 card effects over the years...I do these all the time and get really good reactions. Don't really have "names" for 'em.

Also have an "interesting" torn and restored newspaper that I want to get a video or two of and post a link on here somewhere.

It takes about 5 seconds to set up...you finish "clean" (the restored paper can be inspected/handed out) it's the same one you use for the next show to tear up (nothing added!).

That's 2 posts!! Won't count 'em after this!!
Message: Posted by: Max Krause (Sep 20, 2008 02:40AM)
Lets see...

Finished:

Versatile Production Screen

B.T.I.L

Custom Portable Center/strolling/Close up Table

In the Works:

Solid Silver Jumbo Half Dollar

The Necklace

Ultimate Linking Finger Rings

Shot Thru

For more details you can check out my website: Http://www.innovativedeceptions.com
Message: Posted by: Max Krause (Sep 26, 2008 03:52AM)
The necklace and the jumbo silver dollar are now done. :)