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On 2013-03-24 21:45, Paul Rathbun wrote:
Tough to beat Jay Sankey's Fan Mail.


NIce one, Paul! THAT is an incredible audience favorite.
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On 2013-03-22 16:24, bunkyhenry wrote:
What is a purse frame?


The metal part of a change purse. Without the purse attached . Mostly used to open, hold in left hand reach through open purse frame into fist and produce coins or sponge balls.
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On 2013-03-23 21:36, Yellowcustard wrote:
I use blue sponge balls and make a joke that its a month supplie of belly button fluff. But some pepole make a joke of it begin a nose of a clown with a cold.


In my opinion people don't get board with card tricks if a good performer is doing them. I know several performers over a long time that do nothing but cards and not only that I have worked professionaly with several that did nothing but card tricks all night - and the audience did not get board with them.

Just my opinion
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I have three year olds asking me for card tricks becaue I choose the right tricks for the audience. I love sponge balls, Chop Cup and lots more but if I could carry only one prop it would be a deck of cards.
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"It's the singer not the song, that makes the music move along".

From The Who. Join Together.
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It is the singer and the song. There is something in music called arrangement - However I still feel it is partly the entertainer choosing the right material for their own personality.

I am still of the opinion only bad magicians give card tricks and other kinds of magic a bad rep in the minds of the public.

I hope this helps.
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How about...brining out a card box, and then taking sponge balls out of it...no need to say anything right? But you could...if it's ENTERTAINING.
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Is it possible that there's to much focus on 'patter'?

I'm pretty sure magic is awesome on its own. At least, I think so. Maybe do something amazing and in the meantime talk like a real human being would?

I can't begin to count the number of times I've been patronized by terrible patter and canned jokes.
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Is it possible that there's to much focus on 'patter'?

I'm pretty sure magic is awesome on its own. At least, I think so. Maybe do something amazing and in the meantime talk like a real human being would?

I can't begin to count the number of times I've been patronized by terrible patter and canned jokes.
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Where can we "check out" the David Stone Sponge Ball routine?
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Bad magicians have ruined magics reputation in the eyes of the public for a long time.
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I can remember talking to another magician about this subject. And his point of view is that magicians that are bad - but may fool people can come off as a good magician. I added to that perhaps - but only until they experience a really good magician.

This gets back to the old saying of - magician or just some guy doing tricks.

In my opinion there is a big difference between an experienced card magician. And a guy doing card tricks. The experienced card magician and by experienced I am talking about an experienced performer - all the experienced card magicians I have known had no problem entertaining audiences with card magic.

I think that there is a difference in the experienced card magician as a performer - than some guy doing tricks.

Cheers!
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Take out the deck of cards with an extra force card.
force it and tell them that you're not allowed to do card tricks,
go into a TaR and make it great.
Now loose the card.
Have them beg you to do more with cards.

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Now do a bill in lemon and show the card!~
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These are the routines that I perform at gigs that aren't card tricks:

-CMH/Band thru Thumb
-Sponge Bunnies
-Roths Coin Flurry (with minor variations)
-Shell Coins Across (Using ideas from David Roth/Lonnie Chevries The Journey)
-Coin Unique Coin Vanish in the spectators hands
-Body Loading Coin Routine (Based on ideas by James Brown/Greg Wilson)
-Wonderland Bill
-Micro Chop Cup in the spectators hand
-Business Card Effects - Bold Business/Business Card Prophecy
-Ring Slide by Justin Miller (for slightly darker conditions)

And some others that I haven't performed for a while:
-Extreme Burn
-Bill Switch
-Bottle Thru Table
-Nest of Wallets
-5 to 1 Transpo
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Best way to introduce sponge balls is to produce them from thin air. Then at the end, vanish them. So it'll seem like you don't carry them around. Like they're just some mysterious objects that you can call into existence for the purpose of entertainment.
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Really? You think that is the best way huh?
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I like the following:
Killer Kollosal
Test Conditions
Powerball 60
100 Names
Burn Notice with Prediction
Toosh
Micro Psychic
2 dollar window
Sugar rush
die-cypher 2
spellbinding boxes
rabbit and hat silks
scotch and soda
hopping halves
loops
3rd degree burn
bill tube

Now I don't use these most of the time as I either am limited on pocket space (due to the many decks of cards I use), don't like the long resets, or the state of the people I am performing for (i.e. drunk or loud). Great exercise though. I have switched a lot to make life easier like for example I switched out 3rd degree burn for branded and kollosal killer for invisible deck. I pretty much like cards.

Patrick
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Although by no means anywhere near being a mechanic with cards, I enjoy performing a few card tricks (full/gaffed deck or packet effect) per event. I also really enjoy and look for non-card effects that fit with my own style/personality in some way or have some personal appeal to me. With that said, some of my non card favorites are:

Linking safety pins.

Money effects.

TT and silks.

Sugar Rush.

Dr. Saks Dice routine.

Just some of my current favorites.

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How workable is it to have no card tricks in your repertoire?

I did a gig a few months back where I started out doing card magic as it is still often the "safest" for me, but then decided to test myself and leave my cards at the side and went around performing various coin, tt, silk and rope effects. The reactions were great and I preferred working without cards. However, it was a heavily female dominated event, so I wondered if in other situations, this might not work so well? eg. guys asking if I know any card tricks.
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Make a variety of greeting cards "magically" appear out of your change bag! LOL

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