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Sticky Situation! My audience remembers me for this effect the most.
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Torn by Daniel Garcia. In my book, it is the best T&R card, EVER. Visual, clean, and free flowing. I love it!!

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Over the last 8 yeasr, the effect that gets the most comments and silent stares is Coin Alchemy, but you need a better lead in that the one offered. It also segues into other coin effects. I have never undestood why it isn't more popular.

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IT PK/levitation effects.
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Double Back is great! As far as "Piece of magic you bought" goes. Now as far as video or instructional magic. Then "Potholes" by Michael Close is killer, "Slo Motion Bill Transposition" by Roger Klause is also great. And then the old bill levitation by (I'm not sure) is probably the very best. I do the old version. No reels. I have all kinds of reels and devices. But still my favorite is the cheapest method there is. Just plain thread, not elastic, with a hook up (Ball of Scotch tape on one end and wax on the other). I've been doing that version for 28 years when I first discovered IT at a magic shop in Amarillo, TX back in the summer of '81. With the different ideas and things I've come up with and seen, I have people a lot of times asking me how I did my floating bill effect because it's different than the "Thread" method they already know about. They tell me that they know my way of doing it can't be done with thread. LOL! Smile
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1) Rubberband effects: Crazy man's and I just got Jumper - it's a killer
2) Ring and String: I sleep with my ring and string (I luvz it)
3) Sponge balls: Yes I said sponge balls. It's an oldie but look at it from a spectator's point of view.
4) The coin magic of Eric Jones: The guy is too smooth and his effects hit hard
5) Ambitious Cards: Yeah I still get gasps and wows with variations of this effect.
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Richard Sander's Fiber Optics.

I have a single rope routine that I do with a few added bits like a ring on rope part. When I first started to use this I noticed it pulled people in so if I had for people watching at the start ill have at least 5 more at the end. I noticed people saw it from other tables so when I approach they know who iam and are excited about me coming. I also stand in a conner and just play and as it gets people attention I approach. Also I use at the end of my street act as well.
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Yellowcustard - Yes! The routines on Fiber Optics Extended are sweet! You are right, the moves are an attention getter on the street. I can simply stand there going through several of the moves (maybe incorporate a ring) and people will stop and stare. At some point when I have enough people I hand the rope out for inspection and move onto some other effects (ring and string). Then I return to the ropes ending clean.

Of course we all know that many of these same routines can be found in the Tarbell books and Daryl's tapes. But hey, Richard adds some of his own twists and puts it into a nice package. Why not.
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The Balducci Levitation has been my favorite.(Believe it or not) It's one I rarely perform, but when I do it is usually for only a selected few. I prefer the urban myth of my levitation over the actual thing so I milk it for everything it's worth when I do perform it. I want the persons who see it be the people who our my witnesses to others when telling them about what I did. The stories they tell are always more magicial than what they actually seen.

When I perform the Balducci Levitation for a selected few I always get strong reactions, that's why I reserve it for just special moments. By reserving it for just special moments I allow the myth of what I did spread and grow. I then merely need to keep it alive by feeding it once in a while.

Being that I am a Gospel Magician, most know that what I do is just tricks and illusions, but this is a puzzled mystery that they prefer to be amazed by than frightened by. It is one that I have always got the biggest reactions to. It's the only trick that I've done where I've had to remind a person that I am a master of perception, and not deception. Smile
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If its a small crowd I think paul Harris reality twister everyone can watch provided its not to big a crowd,
simple and amazing
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Very helpful thread. Thanks all.
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Card Warp, as already noted. Professor's Nightmare has always been a hit. Close-up and very visual. Use big, thick rope. Lethal Tender has always been a jaw dropper with my close-up audience.
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What is the definition of visual here? I'm really surprised with a lot of the answers in this thread, as I thought it would be a perfect list of what I would love to preform. When I think of "The Most Visually Stunning Piece Of Magic" I think Healed and sealed is the first thing that comes to mind. It's a can moving on it's own restoring itself, I can't understand why it hasn't been mentioned yet. Next on the list is probably Frozen by adam grace. Some other good ones are Flow, Water to beer and if you JUST care about visuality and not tecnical problems then the hummer card.

My favorites of the ones mentioned are Torn, and Coin through bottle.s Especially passing thru, but the new Captured by justin miller is also good. Many of the tricks in this thread end up FAAR down on my list. It feels like people are just throwing in their favorite trick, not the most visually stunning ones. A bill change, a coin bend, rope magic etc. all uses some kind of cover, and it's more the result that is important. Don't get me wrong, they are all REALLY great tricks, and they sure are stunning. But when it comes to VISUALLY stunning... then it just isn't at the same level.


Healed and sealed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiDKwn39fNY
Frozen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBswXYg-Mu0
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I think CSI Ring Vanish is incredibly visually shocking.
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