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snm
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My repertoire consists of a lot of Sankey and Harlan. What about you guys? Whose material do you find using the most? Any favorite effects, etc?
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As for my mentalism routines... Lots of stuff from the Unexpected dvd set. Lots of stuff from Looch
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Bannon, Lorayne, Dingle, Aronson, Jennings, Vernon, Daley, Roth, Brewer, Ortiz, . . . .
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Harry Lorayne, and my own.
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Mine
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Christopher, every effect you do is completely new and original to you? Surely your presentations are perhaps based on someone else's handling, etc?
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Malone, williamson, Vernon
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While most of my working material is "original", my influences are drawn primarily from Jay Sankey and Greg Wilson.
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CARDS -
Larry Jennings, Martin Nash, Derek Dingle, Paul Harris, Jim Molinari.....oh yeah, Ed Marlo!

COINS -
David Roth, Mike Gallo

Yeah, all old guys! What can I say. Next year I start collecting Social Security.
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Vernon, Paul Harris...
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On 2012-11-06 22:07, Christopher Lyle wrote:
Mine


Hmmm, I wonder why this lot is in your close up case then. Smile Smile Smile


Cards - From Top to Bottom
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Rainbow Deck
BILL!
Invisible Deck
Blank Deck for I Dream of Mindreading
2 Blue Back Tally Fan Backs
1 Red Bike Deck for Signing Effects, T&R, etc.

Sharpie
An Ear
3 Super Soft Sponge Balls
Fire Wallet - with Extreme Burn, Greed, Card to Wallet Gimmick, and Biz Cards inside
Lighter Fluid
Altoids Tin for Card on Ceiling
Crown Royal drawstring bag holding my 2 Sisti Cups with blue/silver deluxe Sherwood Balls inside
4 Silver Eagles
Charming Chinese Challenge
Mystery Box
Rubber Bands
TT w/Silk Streamer
6th Finger
Ring Flight
Packet Tricks - Skinner's Ultimate 3 Card Monte, Color Monte, B'wave
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Richard Sanders, Me, John Guastaferro.
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I do not perform anyone's material as is, don't think I ever have. But, I have studied magic for about 50 years, so there is no doubt that what I do is an amalgam of creations, inventions, and ideas "borrowed" from thousands of geniuses, although there is a lot of my own in there, too.

The posts above do not surprise me, but they do confirm something I've mentioned often... magicians today are more likely to perform tricks that have another magician's name attached to them. When I was first learning my craft, I was encouraged to study plots and premises... rings link and unlink, a metal ball floats in the air, balls do unusual things when covered with cups, cards rise from a deck, birds appear in silk scarves, coins travel from one hand to the other, etc. I studied the MANY possibilities of each of these, and combined the methods and ideas that worked best for me.
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Talking about routines I do in bars I can say my work is most influenced by
moves: greg wilson, david stone, oz pearlman, bannachek
theory: derren brown, dani daortiz, darwin ortiz, tamazriz, tommy wonder

I would say that watching this guys and reading their thoughts about magic tremendously helped me to came up with my routines
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Hey snm,

I really like David Regal's creativity and plots. I also perform Vernon, Lorayne, Guastaferro, etc. original effects, but always find myself drawn to the Regal stuff. This is partially why it's so important to read widely so that you can discover who's effects work well with your personality.

As far as favorites, check out the book gems thread in the secret sessions to see handpicked favorites from the contributors there.
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Zuke and SNM...congrats on missing my point.

The magic I do IS MINE. When you're performing and someone asks you, "wow, that's really good!", do you respond, thanks, but it's not mine, it's actually by Harry Lorayne? No...of course not. The magic I perform is MINE b/c I make it my own. I carry a rainbow deck with me. Did I invent it? No, I didn't. But the routine I do with it is 101% my own. Did I invent Extreme Burn? No...but the routine I do with it is 101% my own, etc.

That was my point.
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On 2012-11-07 12:08, Christopher Lyle wrote:
That was my point.


And a very good one.
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I knew the "mine" post would come fast, too predictable. Everyone should make their magic their own, that is common sense. But the real question and point of this thread was who's material do you buy and perform the most? Leave it to a Café member though to twist it around and turn it into an argument that will span 30 pages. Laymen are not asking you, magicians on a magic forum are asking you. I have so much material spanning over 30 years that I still do, much of it from old books and magazines by magicians most probably never heard of.

But there is no "most" for me really, I have so much great material from so many magicians and mentalists that I use, including all the popular ones today. I also do my own that I create as well. But that is not a necessity to be a great performer, not all magicians are inventors or vice versa nor do they need to be in order to be successful. that is why we have magic shops and magic inventors. Creating your own routines with your own injected persona is what you should strive for. But some do not even do that, some still make their living using other's routines and canned patter. Not really my thing though as I prefer to add my own elements etc. But that was not the question of this thread.
The great trouble with magicians is the fact that they believe when they have bought a certain trick or piece of apparatus, and know the method or procedure, that they are full-fledged mystifiers. -- Harry Houdini
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Vernon, Lorayne, Malone, Daryl....
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On 2012-11-06 21:31, S2000magician wrote:
Bannon, Lorayne, Dingle, Aronson, Jennings, Vernon, Daley, Roth, Brewer, Ortiz, . . . .


If you want to do tired material that does't work in the modern world, those would be OK.

I work strictly out of BLACK: A Book of Deception & Psychology by Dan Army

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