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Hi William,

Funny you should say that. I am working on that very effect right now. I'm going to market it and release a DVD. It should be about $34.99. The only bad thing is that she has to stay in the box.
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Pinnacle, all you need is a rubber band and a borrowed ring.
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I go with Daniel on the Crazy Man's Handcuffs. I just learned it and fell in love with it. I've been showing it to friends with great reactions.

I am searching for Pinnacle when I read markkwan's reply. Can you describe the effect markkwan?

Thanks, and all the best! (BTW, I still carry my Okito Vox everytime.)

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One trick? Only one? I'd say a TT. You can do so many effects with this.

But if it's an actual one trick, I'd say copper/silver/brass.
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An invisible loop and a sheet of paper to do a Center Tear. With these two items, I can mystify people for a reasonably long time.

Now and then I also bring along the Silver Bullet. That's a great addition to all the other booktests and you can do that at a second's notice.

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I carry one trick in my wallet at all times, Beswitched. Between this, Red Hot Mamma and Triumph, I don't know which one gets a better result.
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Probably sponge balls since it's a whole routine and ends in the spectators' hands. It's hard to beat that kind of reaction.
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Giday Adam

You got a good converstaion running here. Lately I have been carrying a TT, four sponge balls, two rubber bands and a coin and am happy to go with any of them when given an opportunity. Sponge balls I have been enjoying the most. My current routine has the balls multiplying up to three in the spectators' hand and then all of them disapearing. I love the look on the people's faces.

If I am at a table with a cloth and reasonable angle (or my wife next to me for cover) I enjoy pushing a glass through the table.

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Difficult one, but, at the moment, I think I'd go with Jon Allen's "Double Back".
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Guess I'll send my vote for one of the oldest and most brilliant inventions of them all...the TT.

So many effects for so little money...
...As long as i`m not a world-champion at anything, the great reactions of doin` magic will do just fine.....
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If I could only have one trick, I would quit magic.
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Well said Uli!
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Only one trick?

Triumph- strong, visual, stunning- easy to leave them scratching their heads.

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Making the Statue of Liberty disappear, people just love that one. I just wish it weren't so darned heavy to lug around, they always see it coming. Smile

It is a tough question though... but I would say the old TT. Because when I think about what I do most often or what is one of the effects I tend to fall back on, when asked to do a trick, it's usually that.
Re-capped or Pindemonium run a close second or third.

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Hi fellows, I know this is probably a question asked before or one I should know already, but since we're in the beginner's forum I must ask it... What is TT all of you are talking about?
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Ambitious card... I have to say that would be my choice.. simple but effective Smile
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Ok, ok, I get it now.... language complications I think... now I know what it is... duh! Thanks anyways guys! Smile
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Greetings and Salutations,

One trick? Let's call it one routine -- and that would have to be the cups and balls. Name another effect where you have: appearances, disappearances, solid through solid and transformations; plenty of opportunities for audience participation and bits of business; you can do it with patter or silent to music; and with the right set(s), balls, and loads you can play everywhere from nearly surrounded in a living room or on the street, to a large stage. Wow! Describing it now, no wonder I love the cups and balls. Hands down, if I could only do one trick, it would be the cups and balls.

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I would go with Paperclipped by Sankey. Very portable and quite a knockout if done right. Smile
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