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After months of practice, I finally feel comfortable doing card tricks for friends and strangers. But, I feel that I lack a good solid card trick. Could anyone recomend thier top 5 card tricks.

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A good one is Ambitious Card-You repeatedly put a chosen signed card into the middle of the deck and it rises to the top. Each time under more impossible conditions. It's really easy and is one of the best card tricks ever.

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On there's a dvd that's great for beginners and it has a ton of moves, 4 awesome routines including ambitious card, and then it even has a flourish section. It's called Born to Perform with Oz Pearlman

I highly recommend it.

Good luck!

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On 2005-11-29 22:08, toolman22 wrote:
After months of practice, I finally feel comfortable doing card tricks for friends and strangers. But, I feel that I lack a good solid card trick. Could anyone recomend thier top 5 card tricks.

Please be more specific...months of practicing what, sleights, tricks or both? What constitutes a good solid card trick in your mind? Transformations, revelations,transpositions? There are many top 5 card tricks and many recommendations will be posted. But will that accomplish anything if you do not have access or knowledge of what is suggested? If you are a beginner then my recommendation is to acquire some reputable literature such as the Card College series by Giobbi or The Royal Road To Card Magic By Hugard & Braue as starting points and go from there. Don't waste time and go down the Gaffed Road To Card Magic
learn the sleights the magic will follow. Anyway for what it's worth here's 5 to start with...
1.) Twisting the Aces (many varitions but the original is solid)
2.) Doc Daley's Last Trick (again many variations)
3.) Jazz Aces (many variations)
4.) Be Honest, What is It? (AKA Two card Monte)
5.) The Invisible Card (AKA the Biddle Trick)
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Good advice from KRZ4kardz, there, and terrible source recommendations from magic123454321!!

I don't want to turn this into an anti ellusionist/penguin thread (there are enough of them here!) but I just feel that so much more may be learned from the books mentioned above, for a fraction of the cost.

AS said before, it is very subjective to list your top 5 card tricks, but as a list that I think would suit your performance level described above, I would recommend -

Out of This World
Ambitious Card
A transposition effect - (flying cards, Here Then There, card to wallet for example)
Top change routine (from the Art of Magic - Burger - many valuable lessons to learn)
Twisting the Aces

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You all had mentioned my top 5 card tricks:
1.out of this world
2.vernon's twisting the aces
3.jazz aces
4.dr daley's last trick
5.ambitious card routine
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I have to mention Chicago Opener and a good Card on Ceiling effect.
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I like
--- Invisible palm routines I only know the P Harris Routine but I think it was Vernon who came up with it. I could be wrong (many, many varations)
--- Reset by P Harris (many varations)
--- Jumping Gemini by D. Ortiz (im not sure haw many varations there are on this one cause its new to me)
--- Voodoo Card by G. hollingworth I believe. This is another one I picked up from the AoA series.
--- Card to impossible location. There are a ton of these. Card to pocket, matchbox, shoe, ceiling, under glass, etc.

I hope this helps.

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Thank you everyone for taking your time to read and post your ideas.
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Card in pocket
Intuition (Be honest and Dr Daleys last trick in one)
Instant Reverse
Paul Harris' Ace Trap
Ambitious card
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Wrap card is SOLID.
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Here's another thread about what tricks other card magicians actually use regularly (and thus, presumably, think are "solid"):

Some tricks that came up a lot there were various 3 card (and 2 card) monte routines, the ambitious card, twisting the aces, and selected card to forehead/ceiling/pocket/whereever.

The cool thing about the Ambitious card is it really can be a whole routine, not just one trick, there are endless things you can do with it (ie, person selects card, then that card becomes the "ambitious card", the ambitious card gets so ambitious it leaps up to your forehead, etc etc;) I would concentrate on creating my own ACR (using bits and pieces from other people, etc).

Daryl has one of the *very best* ambitious card routines out there, check out his stuff...

If you concentrate on just the Ambitious card (for now) you can put all your energy into mastering *one* trick really well (and it probably is the most popular card trick out there now...)

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I always include
back in time(sankey)
red hot mama (eveheart)
seven card monte(vernon)
card wrap
invisible deck

in my tricks..these are the 5 most used but I have to say there are many more!
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5 card tricks?? You're lucky!
Go out and get Michael Ammar's Easy To Master Card Miracles Vol.2 - There you'll find 5 solid card tricks for sure....

If you want 50...Well, get the rest of the set. Smile

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