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chrisis1
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Neither blind nor stupid from Tamariz, followed by Out of this world. Or any card at any number from Barrie Richardson.
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Untouched by Daryl...

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I think J.C.'s Super Closer and Out of this World would be my favourite self-working effects.

I'd say that these effects are much better used as closers rather than openers as they are fairly long and hard to top.

Thanks Smile
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Out of this world is amazing to layman. Another great one is You Do as I Do with lots of room for personalisation.
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Yes OOTW is amazing to laymen. There's a sleightless, no set-up version in one of Bob Longe's books that is so easy it's ridiculous (the whole book is geared towards kids I believe).

It's funny how a year of working at something difficult like raise rise will not get half the audience reaction
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I would not necessarily use these as openers, but a few of my favorite self-working (for the most part) card tricks include:

Out of this world (my impromptu version)
JC's Super Closer
Bannon's Play it Straight (triumph)
Tsunami
Diamonds of Shinkhara (mine)
Gemeni Twins
Fabulous Four Aces
James' Further than That
Fisher's Search and Destroy
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An old classic by Stewart James....Miraskill
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Has to be Paul Harris' "Overkill". Knocks them dead!
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Well I have to say everyone's missing the point of the self working being suggested, it's supoosed to give you confendence, as your openers your first impression, they want you to concentrate on presentation as opposed to watching your hands as performing your opener.

Now I'd suggest something like this, colour changing knives or lighter as you know the move is simple so no worries of detection. Now in a sense it breaks the ice, like this,
excuse me did someone here drop a red lighter, NO, (do the move) how about a white one, NO, so no one droped red, (SHOW IT) nor a white one, (show it) my then, if it's not anyones then, (POOF disappear) then well, we'll get on to bigger and better things.

HELLO my name's..?

You see opens fast, to the point something's magical about you. So that's my suggestion.
That's not a card effect but it's the point I was trying to get across, it's your opening, make it simple to perform and then you build confidence.

But, if I suggested self working trick with cards, I'd go something that grabs their attention, like the deck rising out of the card box, then into something like Dom has mentioned, like OVER KILL.
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I personally LOVE Ultimate Coincedence from Fulves. I don't use it so much as an opener however for it KILLS!
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Practically everything from Terry LaGerould's Magical Baker's Dozen and Phil Goldstein's RedivideR are "Self-working Miracles", if there are such things....
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Check out "Mental Stud" by Henry Christ published in Annemann's Miracles of Card Magic (also published in Jinx). Smile
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I think The Zen master by Ortiz is a good self working trick. If you can call it that.

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"Untouched" by Daryl. Not only sleightless ( I don't like the phrase "self-working", but a perfect effect to do when asked: "Teach me something".)
Okay, you shuffle, you deal, etc.

It has no set up, and goes quickly. An advantage many of the above tricks don't have. Smile
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On 2003-05-02 12:32, GeorgeG wrote:
An old classic by Stewart James....Miraskill


Great trick, but is it truly self working? One has to be able to remove and replace 4 of a colour undetected, which requires some skill and misdirection.
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I love OOTW, like everyone else. Dr. Daley's "Last Trick" and "2 Card Monte" are pretty good too.
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I go along with gkfreed option:

Untouch By Daril.

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On 2003-05-03 13:33, VcosNJ wrote:
...Dr. Daley's "Last Trick" and "2 Card Monte" are pretty good too.


Neither of these tricks are self-working. Smile
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On 2003-05-03 13:01, gkfreed wrote:
"Untouched" by Daryl. Not only sleightless ( I don't like the phrase "self-working", but a perfect effect to do when asked: "Teach me something".)
Okay, you shuffle, you deal, etc.

It has no set up, and goes quickly. An advantage many of the above tricks don't have. Smile


Question: Is the effect "Untouched" the same as "Dream A Card, Any Card"?
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On 2002-11-01 05:03, Paul wrote:
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On 2002-10-29 06:16, antonuccio wrote:
I forgot to mention in my previous post a killer effect from Martin Gardner that I've found in a Fulves' "Self Working Card Tricks" booklet. Briefly, it's a two-deck coincidence with a double climax. Believe me, nothing can follow it.

Andrea Antonuccio


But what is it called and which Fulves book?
I always like a good reference Smile

Paul.



Hi Paul,

I'm sorry but I've been off line for a while, and I simply missed your request! And now, for the good reference... Ultra Coincidence, Self Working Card Tricks, pag. 44. Please, try it before you judge for yourself. It's a real fooler, laymen cannot reconstruct it, and it leaves them speechless. It's the strongest effect I perform, not because it's sleightless, but because it's astounding. During repeat performances, I found that the less you speak, the more you obtain. The procedure is, from a spectator's point of view, easy to follow (and we all know that sometimes self-working tricks are convoluted...). What remains is magic, pure and simple.

Best,
andrea
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