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MundaneMagician
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As the title suggest does anyone have any powerful vanishes like the loyal vanish to share?

Posted: Feb 26, 2015 09:05 pm
Coin/Card Vanishes by the way
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The Secret Servante by Sean Goodman is one of the best coin or folded card vanish/production.

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As for sleight vanishes, two of my favorites are the pointer finger palm and the Tenkai pinch.

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Without tipping any methods in an open forum, there are several all-purpose vanishes out there. What books do you have? We may be able to point you to particular methods in your books. Bobo's Modern Coin Magic may seem dated, but everything in there (except maybe what uses trouser cuffs) is still workable. And even the trouser cuff stuff can inspire thinking. Most of what you can do with a coin can be done with a ball, a folded card, a walnut, etc.

Perhaps the simplest vanish is l*pping. You can use this method with coins, cards, balls, pretty much anything that will fit in your hand. I've seen it with a banana. If you don't have the acting skills to convince people that you are still holding something that is gone, you need to work on that before you try to show the vanish. It is more about the acting conviction than it is about the methods. And that's a secret to magic that everyone will tell you and still is seems to be a secret to half the magicians in the world.

A Fr*nch Dr*p is a more powerful technique than most people realize. But again, you need to have the acting skills to sell it. Do that and you will work wonders.

Al Schneider has several very good techniques in the form of f*lse tr*nsfers that are very strong. In fact, he has a whole book on the subject.

But in terms of cheap, use what is in the beginner books and learn to do it right. Many of the professionals out there still use these basic methods. Just because they are simple in terms of technique does not mean they are unworkable!

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Al Schneider's vanish is very useful for a wide range of situations. It is my go to vanish, left or right handed. See The Al Schneider Technique.

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A simple silk vanish with a tt can be very powerful.
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When preforming c&b I like the strike vanish or obviously the Vernon wand spin. Having a wand makes the vanishes that much more convincing.
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On Feb 26, 2015, 1KJ wrote:
The Secret Servante by Sean Goodman is one of the best coin or folded card vanish/production.

KJ


It's for sure very good, but it might not count as "cheap" I'd say...
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It's NOT WHAT you do. It's HOW you do it! --(PRESENTATION!)

Go back and read Mr. Woolery's post, above!!!

Maybe the somewhat "apocryphal atory of Houdini's Vanishing Elephant may help. Two assistants pushed a huge cabinet on stage. The "ponderous pachyderm" came on, and entered the cabinet. The doors of the cabinet were closed. Houdini "fired his pistol". The doors were opened. The elephant was gone. Then, TEN assistants pushed the cabinet off stage.

Remember HOUDIN'S (not Houdini!) classic atatement: "A magician is an ACTOR, playing the part of a magician."

Apparently, you are too concerned with METHOD. You should be concerned with EFFECT.
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French Drop.
Powerful and versatile.
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Classic vanishes such as the French Drop are essential however is you are looking for a gimmick style vanish to use in conjunction with a routine I recommend the Raven. It is a simple design and the dvd offers great ideas for it uses. On its own it may not be too impressive but as a utility in conjunction with another coin routine it is very powerful.
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French Drop.
Powerful and versatile.


C'est vrais mon amie. That is because it is French!!!

Sorry. I just couldn't help myself. Dick will understand.

Ray
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Agreeing with Dick Oslund here (of course!) It’s HOW you do it. I used to have various p*lls pinned into all my jackets. Yeah, it was fun, but there are some limitations. A “simple” Fr*nch Dr*p can look like a miracle if you work it CONVINCINGLY. In the right circumstance, flipping a coin into your sleeve is a jaw dropper.

As Emcee a couple weeks ago I had just cleaned up some banana mush that one performer had left on the riser (Vanishing Bandanna). It wasn’t even my turn on stage, but I was sort of “over-playing” the act of wadding up the paper towel. Just a “bright idea”, I moved toward a garbage pail, momentarily turning my back toward the crowd; in that instant I ditched the towel into my inside jacket, but came on around still kneading the air as if I was still wadding the paper. (Your actions are everything!) As I reached toward the garbage pail, I “discovered” the towel had already vanished. I could hear several gasps from the audience just on this simple bit of business. Realize that you are ALWAYS being watched, and always be thinking like a magician.
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On Mar 25, 2015, Ihop wrote:
French Drop.
Powerful and versatile.


C'est vrais mon amie. That is because it is French!!!

Sorry. I just couldn't help myself. Dick will understand.

Ray


Mais oui, mon ami! (Ich kann es verstahen!) --hee hee!

BTW! I learned (well, I THOUGHT I did) the French Drop when I was a young lad. It seemed that almost every basic book that I read, explained it. I managed to do it well enough that I could deceive someone with it. (Here comes that "but" again!)::: Years later, I was in London, and I visited Davenport's. Pat Page was behind the counter. We spent a delightful hour. We were friends for years after that! I bought "The Dai Vernon Book of Magic" to have something to read while on vacation. Don't ask why I hadn't bought it before!

On pages 32--34, Lewis Ganson explained the Professor's "handling" in detail, with pictures, of, the French Drop! For the first time, I understood "not only HOW, to do it, but, WHY Dai's handling was so effective. ("It aint WHAT ya do, it's HOW ya do it!")

Dai's insistence on "naturalness", and on "having a reason" changed my thinking about the French Drop! The book is loaded with great material, but those three pages, gave me my money's worth!

A few years later, I lectured at the Castle, and met the Professor. He was everything that I had heard about him, plus!
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