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Ken Northridge
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25 years ago, when I was first getting my table hopping sets together and deciding on material, this was my favorite set:

1. Coin Matrix (with 2 dollar bills instead of cards) with jumbo coin finale.
2. Green Warp (I used one of the bills from the above routine and introduced a card to transition into card magic)
3. Invisible Deck

25 years later, after experimenting with many new gadgets and routines, I still favor this set. The only exception is substituting a Bill Switch instead of Green Warp. This would also satisfy Warren's requirement of the a third routine not being a card or coin trick.

Also, finding myself at large tables quite often, I’d do Linking Rings, a Rope Routine, and conclude with the Invisible Deck.

And for children I would never leave out Sponge Bunnies.
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David French
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Multiplying bunnies
Card to ceiling
Chop cup
Jmolomagic
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CMH with Touch as a finale.
Double Cross by Mark Southworth
52 to 1 by Wayne Fox
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warren
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Some great responses it's funny I've seen lots of posts with material that I was going to post myself Smile

Ken it's interesting that you should mention that your favourite set is almost exactly that same as the first one that you came up with 25 years ago, I find that what ever variation of an effect I put the time in to learn and work properly is the one I always end up going back to.

For example many years ago I learned the late great Daryl's 3fly 111 routine, I altered it a little to suit me better and I used to perform it all the time in both restaurant and corporate settings, I remember seeing a gimmicked 3fly effect that I think Bob Kohler put out and thought how much better this would be. So I paid quite a bit of money for it and even got stung with import tax when it arrived, long story short I sold it on very quickly as I preferred my original variation of Daryl's routine ..... I learned a valuable lesson though Smile
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1 - My coin routine, 4 coin production, coins across, coins vanish with jumbo production

2 - Multidimensional

3 - Card to wallet, signed card having a different coloured back than rest of deck
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55Hudson
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If I could only do one trick, it would be two in the hand, one in the pocket. Not my favorite or even one I perform all that often, but for an any time, any where, with practically any props, it is hard to beat.

Hudson
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On Apr 24, 2018, 55Hudson wrote:
If I could only do one trick, it would be two in the hand, one in the pocket. Not my favorite or even one I perform all that often, but for an any time, any where, with practically any props, it is hard to beat.

Hudson


Whilst that didn't really answer the question properly I think that would make for a very interesting thread all on it's own ie If you could only do one trick what would it be...... that would be a hard decision.

thanks for your input Smile
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All Tabarys stuff, Ring and rope, No cards,
Jambo
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Is it egotistical to say id perform my effect "sticker trick" ?
coin bending with signed coin
again egotistical but my bottle trick

3 effects I've done for years and never fail me
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This is such an interesting string, and fits so much in my "Less is More" thinking as to magic nowadays... Smile

- Coin trick: I have to pick my MB Transpo w/the Ringa Dinga...It is impromptu and presents one of the most visual changes there is. And is then followed up with something they just can't believe, right before their very eyes.

- Card trick: I'm a decent-at-best coin guy mostly but do enjoy cards some and think they are important to better closeup. With that, I would do one or the other of these: Twisting the Aces or A Little Ambitious (My ACR), or My Master Key Card Trick or Card Transpositions Soiree.

- Close-up: Nice to have something completely offbeat, and I would do either or, Sankey's Leaving Home or his, Holy Moly or, this is where I might do a little mentalism, Ulitimate Positive Negative.

*But if I had to pick a hard 3 here, it would be:

1 - The Mb Transpo

2 - Twisting the Aces

3 - Ultimate Positive Negative


I've been doing them for years, and these 3 just roll out of me so comfortably. Smile
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55Hudson
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My full list of three:


1) Red Hot Mama
2) CSB
3) Two in the hand, one in the pocket.


Hudson
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1. Pom poms
2. Three ropes
3. Pointless
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1) Professors Nightmare -. This was one of the first tricks I learnt to do from reading books and over the years I've gone from rope routines to jump leads to necklaces to barbed wire. It's just such a straightforward trick to handle yet the ideas for the routines and finales just do not stop.

2) Cup and Ball (Chop Cup) - This was the first item I actually paid for myself. There was no internet in those days so you saw a drawing, (yes a drawing not even a photo), of a cup and you paid your money and took your chances. As it turned out it was a Don Alan style cup with a wide mouth. I learned early on it could hold an orange that was much bigger than my hands. To my knowledge, to this day no one ever saw that orange loaded. Hence my username. My cup successfully got me through my first ever audition and over the years I've been asked to perform at parties with its final load producing house keys, engagement rings, Rolex and Omega watches and even the keys to a Bentley. It's like an old friend who never asks me for anything and never lets me down.

3) Signed Bill in Lemon, Tomato etc. The first time I ever performed this was at a family party when I was about 10 years old. I still remember my dads face when I burned his £20 note, or so he thought. Only to have it appear in a tomato. Still a closer on some occasions but I've progressed from Mark Wilson's method to having a note signed, destroyed and ending up in an item the spectator chose and has held from right after my opener. As a teenager I remember thinking about methods of how I could have the spectator hold the note and item at the same time, destroy the item themselves and then cut the item open to find the note without me handling them again after my opener. Then one day I realised that magic wasn't my only talent which enabled me to do this.
Mike Maturen
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I'll play along. I don't do much table hopping, but I am thinking of adding it as an option for when I do my nightclub show in a restaurant. I do Professor's Nightmare (well, a version of it) as part of my comedy show, otherwise that would be great for table-hopping. Here is what I came up with (note that I do not do coins due to nerve damage in my hands...I can't feel if a palmed coin is still palmed or not...LOL):

1. Card to Wallet (Mullica version)
2. Sponge Balls/Bunnies (in place of the coins)
3. Rope and Ring Routine of some sort
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jmagic
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Color Changing Knives for sure.
pepka
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ACR to wallet
Coins across
Ring on stick
Theodore Lawton
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ACR to wallet for me as well.

CSB since I'm not much of a coin guy and this is easy and gets great reactions

Sponge Bunnies- the people love it too much

Fun thread
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For me the 3 tricks would be:
Cards across
Wakling Handcuff escape
Mis-made bill
warren
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On Jun 23, 2018, isaacfawlkes wrote:
For me the 3 tricks would be:
Cards across
Wakling Handcuff escape
Mis-made bill


Interesting list.....which version of cards across do you perform ?
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