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pradell
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Turn the "sucker" trick around. Be the "sucker" in your show once in a while. Eliminate the "us" verses "them" theme. Let the joke be on you. Then, and only then, "sucker" the kids. Since you too have shared your vulnerability, the kids won't hate you and your "better than them" attitude. As Lance Burton said in the last of his 4 articles in Magic magazine, they gotta like you, before they love you.

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On 2004-03-14 00:17, glodmagic wrote:
Acrobatic fish is a good one
"you just turned it around"

I too act shocked when all three fish appear.


yup, that's my favorite one too. A tie goes to the vanishing ketchup bottle. Smile
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On 2010-12-31 18:33, pradell wrote:
Turn the "sucker" trick around. Be the "sucker" in your show once in a while. Eliminate the "us" verses "them" theme. Let the joke be on you. Then, and only then, "sucker" the kids. Since you too have shared your vulnerability, the kids won't hate you and your "better than them" attitude. As Lance Burton said in the last of his 4 articles in Magic magazine, they gotta like you, before they love you.

:magicrabbit:


Very true.
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Currently, the one "sucker" effect I perform is Abbott's Twin Di die box. (Gets the adults while fooling the children.)

I used to perform Hippity Hop Rabbits and am thinking about adding them back in the act. (This one also, surprisingly, gets the adults while fooling the children.)

I also used to always perform the Silk to Egg. It always got good reactions but I got tired of the mess.
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On 2003-11-29 19:50, mattg wrote:
What exactly is a sucker trick?

A Sucker Trick is a magic effect in which you steer the audience into thinking that they know hot the trick is done but the ending is something different or unexpected.
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Egg Bag and Chinese Sticks can both have sucker elements in them. Half-dyed hank has a sucker element, in an understated way.
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My absolute favorite sucker trick is Norm Niesons Vanishing Ketchup bottle.
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On 2004-03-13 23:03, Bob T. wrote:
My favorite is the Dye Box. Always gets a suprised look from the adults.

My favourite is the Man in the Moon.
It is like the sucker die box where the moon goes back and forth.
Spotty is my classic routine too. The key is to act as suprised as the children.
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My favorite is Haunted House by Derek Rutt, it's similar to run rabbit run, but It comes with better gimmicks and ending.

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I have been having an absolute blast with the "Jumping Silk" routine, the one with the three glasses glued to a tray, and the silk unexpectedly jumps into the middle cup. It's one of those routines where the joke appears to be on me -- not them. They go WILD. So simple and so silly, yet so much fun.
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Quite a lot of my magic for children has a sucker element but I am always the sucker and the child is the hero. I find a get a much better response this way. At the end of a trick I want the children to be clapping, cheering or laughing rather than that feeling that they have been tricked by the magician.
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My favorite is acrobatic silks improved by FAB magic. It is a trick that makes the magician look silly, and has a surprise ending. Of course it is just a pole with three silks on it, but performed with the right routine, and in the hands of a silly old magician it kills.
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Ive always had great success with my Babbcock cube box. Works similar to a die box but different.
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On 2011-02-27 15:37, Al Angello wrote:
My favorite is acrobatic silks improved by FAB magic. It is a trick that makes the magician look silly, and has a surprise ending. Of course it is just a pole with three silks on it, but performed with the right routine, and in the hands of a silly old magician it kills.

I own one from FAB and it's going into a couple of my new shows. It works really well, putting the ones from other manufacturers to shame.
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Revitalizing this thread, mine used to be any old die box.

But Smoky Mountain Pizza Box has taken its place. It's fun for everyone. The best.

Still looking for a better version of Acrobatic Silks than even the FAB version. In my opinion and without further discussion, the gimmicks should be larger than the other. But mine's a couple of years old and maybe they fixed that. PM me if you want or have more info on the effect.
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Vanishing ketchup bottle in paper bag for me.
I build it up and wala gone.
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I have gotten the most mileage out the die box, but at times I have most fun performing the 'pouring water from newspaper" as a sucker trick.
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Depending on the sucker trick, I will typically not use a single volunteer, but have the entire audience be the ones that get fooled. If you play it properly its just fun for the entire audience to be wrong, but for one kid to be wrong in most instances that's just a bad idea. I always try to be very sensitive to how a kid might react.
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The maximum amount of sucker tricks I use in my shows have been three. I have a fast pace using a lot of effects in my one hour show. If the magician uses a few tricks, I can understand more than one sucker trick is too many.
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As someone else mentioned much earlier, the venerable
Fraidy Kat Rabbit is delightful.

It's a little more baffling than the Hippity Hop Rabbits and other "sucker" tricks designed chiefly for kids. This one will really fool most adults, too.

From a practical standpoint: It takes about one second to set-up or pack; it packs flat, yet looks large; it's relatively unknown to your audiences because not many performers are exhibiting this one these days; and it can be performed relatively close-up or just as effectively in a standard show at ground level or on a stage or platform.

I would suggest checking Gene Gordon's routine as a starting point for developing your own routine.

Julie
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