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JeffreyMichael1127
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Hey guys, I wanted to get your feedback on the top 3 packet effects for table hopping or strolling. I'll get the ball rolling...

1) NFW
2) B-Wave
3) Garrett Thomas' Stand Up Monte
Jmolomagic
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1. The Web
2. NFW
3. Garret Thomas Stand Up Monte
Jonathan Molo
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jdstewart
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1. Color Monte
2. Bwave
3. NFW
Chamberlain
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1 Corner of Piccadilly (Gordon)
2 Spin Doctor (Bannon)
3 Stickmen 4 (Sanders)
mixman
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Poker test.
Color Monte or Stand up Monte
Emerson & West's "Flipped out" Have been using it for 35 years and just can't top it. I make up my own cards
since it is no longer commercially available.
AJ MAJIC
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Double Back -Jon Allen
Stand up Monte -Garrett Thomas
Twisted Sisters -John Bannon
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Daz Buckley
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Three card Monte
Twisted Sisters
Entourage

And Card Warp if it can be considered a poacket trick.
robvh
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Nick Trost's Razzle Dazzle
8 Card Brainwave
Pete Biro
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BWAVE
TWISTING THE ACES
DOUBLE BACK

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Quentin
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Oliver McKenzie's 'My Drink Trick'
John Cornelius' 'Marked'
Tommy Wonder's 'Tamed Card'
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Sanders 'Stickmen 4'
3CM/pack flat monte etc
Kickback kicker or similar
Tim Friday
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On Apr 15, 2014, Quentin wrote:
Oliver McKenzie's 'My Drink Trick'
John Cornelius' 'Marked'
Tommy Wonder's 'Tamed Card'


Do you find McKenzie's "Drink Trick" to be a real world worker? I really like the trick, but it seems like there are A LOT of cards that are only supposed to appear as a few cards. Will you please share your experience?...
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Both Ken Brooke and Paul Daniels have said Mackenzie's Dink Trick is the best packet card trick.
One magician's wife saw me do it twice and said it was the best card trick she had ever seen.

Handling is vital. It is a trick for people to look down on. What gets them is the appearance of the drink cards - the last five changes. Pace and rhythm are important. I would only ever do it with people standing around looking down at it. And I have no doubt that people suspect there are more than four cards but there are so many changes and a reasonably interesting story that they get swept along with the performance. And if, at the end, you cop the bottom five cards when you go looking for the wallet, just hand someone the four remaining cards, you will surprise them some more.

It is based upon a trick of George Sands that was published in Hugard's Magic Monthly in 1946.

Oddly enough, two of the tricks I listed, Marked, and the Drink Trick start off like Twisting the Aces, a trick I detest., even if it is on Pete's list.
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I see the common thread is Stand Up Monte.
Mike Maturen
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AJ MAJIC
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Yes, Stand up Monte is solid. I actually got to
See Garrett Thomas do it in person last weekend
at the Portland Magic Jam and
He showed me a different ending
that looked great but I wasn't able to learn
The moves because there wasn't time.
I have to remember to contact him about the new
Ending moves:-)
Mike Maturen
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My Stand Up Monte jusr arrived today...looking forward to playing with it.
Mike Maturen
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Quentin
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Stand-Up Monte is excellent.
The trouble is remembering it. I learnt it two years ago and if I didn't do it for a week, I'd have to go over it again a few times. If I didn't do it for a month, I'd have to go and watch the DVD.
Garrett acknowledged this in a recent lecture I caught.
If I sit down to learn it again, I will build in points, beats and specific patter lines that will tell me exactly where I am.

There are some great packet card tricks out there. Some use an array of counts. Sometimes you have to replace a card on top instead of the bottom. My mentor, Eric Sharp gave me some advice, "As a professional, never learn a trick that if you don't do it for a month, you have to re-learn it."
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Took me ages to learn Stand Up Monte, didn't help with the amount of times that Garrett spins and flicks the cards around when teaching it. It is a great routine but man, sometimes when I performed it I'd get the fear that I'd turn over the wrong card and expose the gaffs/mess up the sequence.

That's why I like Corner of Piccadilly, easier to follow and once you learn it you've pretty much got it down for life.
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Quote:
On Apr 15, 2014, Tim Friday wrote:
Do you find McKenzie's "Drink Trick" to be a real world worker? I really like the trick, but it seems like there are A LOT of cards that are only supposed to appear as a few cards. Will you please share your experience?...

Tim - it depends how convincing your Buckle Count is I would guess.

Fortunately, I learnt to do it the right way via Joe Ridings' teaching. But for many, this move seems to be 'the invisible thread' of card work. In other words, people give it a go but often don't then have the confidence to use it in the Real World.

As for the trick itself. Let's be honest - some spectators may believe that you are using more cards than originally shown. But rather than being just another packet trick, this version is 100% entertainment from start to finish - and THAT, to my way of thinking, is the most important point.

And I have to agree with Quentin's point, in that Twisting The Aces can be an utter bore-fest for spectators - with Oliver Mackenzie's Drink Trick adding so much more value to the original concept.
Barry Allen

Joe Riding (1932 - 2005). "I still miss you mate".
https://magicweek.co.uk/magic_articles/article_joe_riding.htm
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I Hate David Copperfield Trick - my handling
Color Monte
B'Wave
by EVILDAN....
"The Coin Board Book" - moves and routines with the coin panel board. - http://www.lybrary.com/the-coin-board-book-p-827955.html
"SLASHER - A Horror Whodunnit" - a bizarre close-up routine based on Bob Neale's "Sole Survivor."
PM me for more info.
"Zombie Town" - a packet effect about how a small town turned into zombies. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nzJhcoJtyOM
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