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Corey Harris
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You can always do Dan Harlan's 1089 trick. It is a good impromptu prediction.
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Is Dan Harlan's 1089 trick any different than the standard 1089 trick?
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>Most of the ones that I've found out there, get the "that's neat" reaction, but nothing more.

Maybe you should try to improve the presentation of the ones you already do.

Try to stretch things by making a recap before revealing the answers. Emphasize points which you could have no knowledge of. Slightly reword actions (example from Mr. Osterlind's MM2 "you mixed the cards" instead of "you cut the cards several times" if the spectator actually did the latter).

Often enough a "so what?" is not the result of a weak trick, but of wrong patter/presentation of the entire routine.

Also consider the entire length of an effect - both too fast and too slow pacing can kill the effect.
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If you are looking for WOW or stunned silence try Psychokinetic Touch by Banacek which requires nothing but you and 2 spectators.
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Kathy's Screwy Finger Bit (Magic Menu, Jim Ryan Issue).
Equivoque (when done correctly, this is as close to the real thing as you are going to get)
PK Key (do it in their hand, on their fingertips)

Do those three successfully with someone and you can start your own cult. The first one often gets a "screamer" response, honestly. But do it in all seriousness. NO humor at all. As there are NO props, this really blows people away.

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There's so many -
Derren's card stuff as mentioned.
Centre tear
Osterlind's watch routine
Book tests (Hoy)
Pk time/touches
Ring of truth
Psychological tests(my favourite is in Biss's opening routine from Messing with minds, and many things in PS by Banachek, obviously (eg ABCD..))
Reversal
Magic Square
Spoon bending
Equivoque (as Lee said, can be the 'real' thing)
TERASBOS

The list goes on and on...

Simon

(I'm sure this can and will be added to)

(Actually, think I'm going to start performing deliberately with NOTHING on me! (as in props before you ask - or its a whole different type of show - I was young and nneded the money...)
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Hoy BOOK TEST is pretty impromptu, as long as you're around books.
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Agreed - Hoy was in the list!! Smile

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Corey Harris
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On 2005-05-26 00:35, Magicsquared wrote:
Is Dan Harlan's 1089 trick any different than the standard 1089 trick?

You know, that's a good question. I don't know the answer to that really...It probally isn't except for when you buy shrinky Ink you get a pen with the 1089 prediction. Something else that you can do, I have been reading "Practical Mental Effects" By annemann, and there is an effect that you can do using a page from a news paper or magizine that would probally pack a real good punch.
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Psy. touches is darn cool if you have the guts to do it.
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Raphlo2,
All of the above are great items to perform. In reference to your concern of them not having an great impact... do you perform mentalism pieces after some magic, or before... In what manner do you do them?

A psychological force or other such impromtu mental effects pack all the power you need to impress. Just perfom them as if you are taking these "tests" seriously. But not sandwiched between some other "magic" items.

Another tip I'm sure Scott Wells will agree with: check out the non-contact mindreading section in Banchek's Pyschophysiological Thought Reading Book. There is a great "think of number" routine that will kill (no force), and this method can be applied to any thought of items. If you use your imagination this simple method (only a short chapter in the book), can provide some very intriguing imromptu material.

Sean Waters
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A great impronmtu mentallism effect would be a magic square if you know one
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Quote:
There is a great "think of number" routine that will kill (no force)


It kills people without force??? Smile

Sorry, couldn't resist Smile
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I like the "one-ahead" divination of a color, a number, a famous person and a chosen coin. Very portable, very impromptu and very startling. All you need is a pad & pencil and a few bits of spare change.
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I have banacheks psi series 1, if you carry a few business card you can do most of the stuff on there if you adapt it, this n that is great.Im working on a few different presentation on it
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Max Maven has some very good mentalism effects in his new series of books. They are a little expensive, but if you are interested, you will put in the money.
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Yeah they are really expensive
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Yes. very expensive.
Look deep within yourself for inspiration
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I use a Card Prediction effect Docc Hilford taught on "Real Mind Reading". It isn't sure fire, but if you do it with a group of people, at least someone in the group will be thinking of the card, most often more than one. I get hits more often than misses. The great thing about impromptu mentalism, a miss is simply proof that you aren't using "Magic tricks".

Of course, if all you ever get are misses, you won't get hired very often (and you'll have a hard time explaining them all to the Mrs.)
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That Docc Hilford card trick with no cards is not a trick when it works....It's REAL MIND READING.
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