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Topic: The basics to all impromptu magic.
Message: Posted by: jdmagic357 (Feb 27, 2011 12:58PM)
I know this is obvious, but I haven't seen it posted, so here goes.

It would seem that the basics of all impromptu magic, would be slight of hand? Once learned would not the practitioner be able to perform wherever and whenever with whatever? I can recall as an exercise traveling trains, and just doing things to passengers for the heck of it. Not only did we have fun, but my skills were tested as to how much I could do with literally nothing. And when I say nothing I mean not even a deck of cards. Latter I developed a small kit I could carry in a fanny pack (yes I carried a fanny pack) with some basic items like a TT, cards, coins, pen and paper, sponge balls, and such, and even though I was "prepared" the magic still looked impromptu. So I guess the trick is looking unprepared, when in actuality I was.

Just my experience. Hope it helps?
Message: Posted by: Jaz (Feb 27, 2011 02:18PM)
Nice post.

I have a site I call IMP for some impromptu and apparently impromptu tricks.

The link is below my signature.
Message: Posted by: trouser (Feb 27, 2011 08:40PM)
Thanks Jaz. I've bookmarked your site.
Message: Posted by: rsylvester (Apr 5, 2011 01:18AM)
Yes, Jaz, nice site. Well researched and some great resources. Very useful.
Message: Posted by: Sir Richard (Apr 5, 2011 11:14AM)
Just about every magician I know has some rubber bands either around their wrist or elsewhere & are ready to do some impromptu with them.

Sir Richard.
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Apr 5, 2011 11:33AM)
Buy Martin Gardner's Encyclopedia of Impromptu Tricks.
Message: Posted by: debjit (Mar 20, 2019 11:46AM)
Yeah I always carry a Card Deck, Loops, Thumbtip and Sponge Balls
Message: Posted by: ringmaster (Sep 1, 2019 09:32PM)
NO Pre-Show Work
NO Stooges
NO Clipboards
NO Nailwriters
NO Playing Cards
NO ESP Cards
NO Billets
NO Wallets
NO Gaffs
NO Gimmicks
NO Special Materials
NO Muscle Reading
NO Hypnotism
NO Threads
NO Mirrors
NO Electronics
NO Rough & Smooth
NO Gilbreath Principle
NO Filler
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Sep 25, 2019 08:20AM)
Intaeresting! Only one is still an active "member" since the OP.
Message: Posted by: GlennLawrence (Sep 26, 2019 12:26PM)
[quote]On Sep 25, 2019, Dick Oslund wrote:
Intaeresting! Only one is still an active "member" since the OP. [/quote]

Well Dick, to be fair, at least one is deceased....
Message: Posted by: Socrates (Oct 26, 2020 09:18AM)
A few basic sleights and some creative thinking will set you up nicely. The Magic Book by Harry Lorayne is a great primer for this kind of magic, and if you can locate it, be sure to check out Lifesavers by Michael Weber - these two books are must haves as far as I am concerned.

"Only someone who is well prepared has the opportunity to improvise" - Ingmar Bergman :die: