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KENNYRB
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I need your help on a research project I am working on. I am trying to discover what the magic community believes to be the best 100 magic effects for under $100.00. Please do not over think this. What tricks do think have the greatest impact, are easy to perform in the real world and are worth what you pay for them. Please send me a PM with what you like and what type of shows you do. If you are not currently performing but are a magic enthusiast let me know that as well, I want your opinion also. This is not intended to be a must buy list or a propaganda bit, I am merely curious about your opinions. Thank you for your help with this.
If you see this message in other categories please only answer once. I was not sure exactly where it fit in best.

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Allow me to toot my own horn go to vinnymarini.com and 'all access.'
next any thing by Michael Vincent, Harry Lorayne, Bruce Elliot, Jim Swayne, Bill Goodwin, just to name a few.
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Out of this world
Self Folding Bill
Professor's Nightmare
Card Warp
$100 Bill Switch
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Best bang for the buck: the growing head spiral
Must have for kid shows: Kandu Karton
IT routine
Dougini
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Well, I can think of a few:

Johnson Expanded Shell Coins (Quarter, Half Dollar & Ike Dollar)
Heiny 500
Prohibition (2nd release) by Charlie Justice
Covert Coins by Charlie Justice
The Bicycle Gaff Decks by Ellusionist
Any Marion Boykin Coin Effect
Any Vinny Marini Effect
Michael Rubinstein's "Fusion"
Most Tenyo Items, "Invisible Zone" is killer!
Any Clarence Miller effect, "Small Box" is TRULY magical
1000 meter spool of I.T.

That's all I can think of for now...

Doug
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The classics and oldest:

cups and balls
linking rings
“Magic becomes art when it has nothing to hide.” BEN OKRI quote
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Ambitious Card
Card Warp
Card in Envelope
Cut and Restored Rope
Linking Rings
Cards to Pocket
Chicago Surprise
Phoenix Aces
Open Travelers
motown
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Kundalini Rising by Jeff McBride
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I hate lists like this. They simply encourage magicians to all do the same tricks.
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On 2010-08-16 23:59, motown wrote:

$100 Bill Switch


I'm sorry; this requires $101
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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gaddy
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On 2010-08-19 01:38, LobowolfXXX wrote:
Quote:
On 2010-08-16 23:59, motown wrote:

$100 Bill Switch


I'm sorry; this requires $101


heh!

Plus the cost of the TT.

Disqualified!
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Invisible Deck of course.
Uli Weigel
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The next burning question would be: what are really the best tricks, those that cost between 1 and 50 bucks or those between 50 and 100?
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On 2010-08-18 22:04, gaddy wrote:
I hate lists like this. They simply encourage magicians to all do the same tricks.


Wasn't intended to be a list.

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On 2010-08-16 14:17, KENNYRB wrote:
Please send me a PM with what you like and what type of shows you do.
The current economic crisis is due to all the coins I've vanished.
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Campbell's Cube Off is absolutely fantastic as a visual penetration effect. Here is a youtube demo video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg8AdLbDhTE

I think it is about $60, though most of the dealers are in the UK, so S&H to the USA can be a little more expensive. The only downside is that the square tube is constructed of cheap wood and then covered in a stick-on wood-like material rather that a nicely finished real wood with stain. Still, this is a great visual magic trick that can be performed close up or on stage.


I also like Clarence Miller's Impossible Penetration. At $50 bucks or so from Viking Magic, this is a well-made, solid wood trick that completely fools laypersons...and many magicians, too. Well, it used to fool magicians before everyone started buying this trick because it is that good.
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