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Merenkov
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My little brother is an airline pilot, and is not a magician. But I would like to buy him a trick (or teach him one), that he could do on trips while killing time in the hotel bar or pilots' lounge. Any suggestions for a powerful trick that does not require a lot of skill, that would be easy for him to carry around (feel free to vote any card, coin or other trick here too)?
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Scotch and Soda, TT with Silk come to mind.
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Chinese handcuffs.... Smile ..
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Is he interested in magic? If so, I would suggest a deck of cards with Royal Road so he has something to kill the time for a while and learn a lot.

If he only has a passing interest I would agree with RandyM with the TT and silk.
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A mismade dollar with double sided tape holding the two bills together, it is a no brainer.
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On 2006-07-16 12:51, Al Angello wrote:
A mismade dollar with double sided tape holding the two bills together, it is a no brainer.
HAVE FUN
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I don't know how anyone gets away with not having to hand out a mismade bill, to be examined. It's obvious to me that the audience wants to know that it's not faked. I always have it examined. But, then again, I have a handling that allows my hands to be seen empty, yet I don't use a tip.

I think the ring and coil or the snapper are great for non-magicians. I often use them as fillers for events where there are people who hang around through multiple close-up performances.
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If it is for killing time, just show him a coin roll and tell him to practice. That kept me entertained for months.

I'm not sure if it would be ok, but CMH is a nice trick that in my opinion just needs practice and isn't that hard if you practice. And it's free if you teach him it.

If he can carry it around, the new modern coin magic is a great book for killing time. Those sleights take a while to learn.

A hot rod is an easy trick that is good and can be carried around anywhere. And even though a lot of people hate it, I love my reality twister. It gets some of my best reactions.
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Metal Nickels to Dimes. It's easy to do, not too expensive and is impressive and examinable...

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Pilot, hanging in bars? ARgh.... what airline so I can use another... Smile
A Svengali deck followed by a regular deck and a book of self working card tricks.
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Thumb Tip Blendo or Silk to Panties
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The 2 card monte with the DF and the DB. end of story
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I don't know the name of it, it is a dice with 6 different colors and a box with a lid in which the spectator puts the dice and the maigician knows which color is on top.
Your brother need not much time to learn it and there is no basic principle as TT or glide or doublesided things etc. which you explain!
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Nickels to dimes
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There's a guy who has Bob Sheets' "It's the Rules" DVD in the appropriate "For Sale" forum. I'd recommend that, and echo Frank's suggestion of the two-card monte with a DF and DB.


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For those who mentioned the 2-card monte, can you be a little more explicit? I mean, I know what a DF and DB are, but whose routine is this, where can I find it?
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It's often used as a tradeshow giveaway.

you show both cards using a popular slight-of-hand maneuver.
you put them behind your back and bring out a card facedown.
the spectator picks which one it is.

they are either always right or always wrong.

you show them so by bringing out the card from behind your back face-up
as proof.

rinse, repeat.

when I gave these away at a tradeshow recently, I told the folks, "be responsible and practice. do this.... until you can fool yourself. then you're ready to show someone else". they all shook their heads in agreement, dropped their gift into their tradeshow bags, and walked off. . . Most likely the walked off to Kinkos to get their very own "Magician" business cards. Smile

I have decks and decks of these if you're interested in acquiring some.
I can provide instructions.
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I want to stress that it is not a good idea to explain DF-Cards, TT or paddle moves (also with dice) to a non-magician! These are basic principles which are used in many variations and explain very intelligent secrets.
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On 2006-07-22 00:44, Merenkov wrote:
For those who mentioned the 2-card monte, can you be a little more explicit? I mean, I know what a DF and DB are, but whose routine is this, where can I find it?

It's in Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic.


Andy


Posted: Jul 23, 2006 4:23am
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The Heck-Aw-ee Compass from Black Fox.

Simple, Visually stunning, comes with complete routine, entertaining.


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1. Viking's "Transmental", essentially a self-working miracle.

2. Johnson's Scotch & Soda

3. Cubio

4. Mental Photography Deck

5. Skinner's Utimate Monte


Dave


Posted: Jul 23, 2006 10:46am
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On 2006-07-23 03:42, Angelo the Magician wrote:
I want to stress that it is not a good idea to explain DF-Cards, TT or paddle moves (also with dice) to a non-magician! These are basic principles which are used in many variations and explain very intelligent secrets.


I believe practically everyone started out as a "non-magician". Give him a decent quality trick, and he may decide to take it up as a hobby.

Dave
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I say scotch and soda with a book about it. You can do tons of effects with it, so he doesn't always have to do the same trick.

Michael
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