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Lee Darrow
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Just to add to my earlier list:

Equivoque. When done well, this is as close to the real thing for the spectator as you can get.

Rubber band work - CMH, Cash Ladder, Band Through Thumb (Rindflisch), Ring Up Band, T&R band, Linking Bands

1 coin routine

Sankey's Pencil Through Bill

Bill in bread roll (if at dinner)

(If wearing a coat) salt vanish

And, if really looking to blow someone away and am sure it will not offend - Jay Marshall's Shoes to Table. All you need is your shoes and a napkin, preferrably a cloth one.

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Quote:
On 2005-03-28 09:59, Harry Murphy wrote:

A little thought, a little more study, and a lot of practice time you will be able to develop strong routines that only use the common objects found on average people. Thus you are never caught unprepared.

Leave the TT’s, the deck of cards, the dice, the coins that no one carries anymore, the sponge balls, and hot rods at home. But do leave home prepared to work wonders!



Thanks again for your well spoken inputs Harry, I am fortunate to learn much from your posts..
:fyi:

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One question to Lee: I think I'v seen a performance of Jay Marshall's Shoes to table, but it's been years, and I can't recall the effect nor it's origin, could you help me out?

Jack.
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Daniel Faith
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Right on Harry.
I was thinking the same thing while reading through this thread.
I could n0t have said it better.
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Kipp Sherry
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Harry,

Good stuff and a real challenge to take professionalism to the next step.

But with all that in mind I still find it hard to leave home without my TT. It works so well for scarves, napkins, salt, cigarettes, floating a business card. I mean, what a versital tool for so little space in my pocket.

I guess not having it in my pants pocket is like not wearing my pants at all, and believe me, I don't like getting caught with my pants down.

That said, other favorite impromptu's include:
Borrowed Double Heads/Tails
Arm Twist
Pen through a Dollar.
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I almost always go with recap by Gregory Wilson, coins across and Dan Harlan's pencil thru dollar. All of these can be done with items you can borrow from spectators and endup being that much more effective if you do borrow them.
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Finger fantasy gets my vote
Atown88
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If your doing street magic, definitly the balducci
ZAM!
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Since a lot of you seem to be at restaurants, you can do Knife Swallowing, if you are into that sort of magic. I can be found on Dan Harlan's Ultimate Impromptu Magic Vol 3. I like it and I do a version where I make it REALLY seem like I have a way to hold it in my throat. Then I swallow and start to talk, after a drink of water, and everyone is shocked! Just make it clear that it is not going down your shirt or sleeve and try not to scare 'em too bad! Smile

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Sam Tabar
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Spoon bending with a watch steal or ash on palm lipstick version.
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I like a Ring/String routine--you can usually locate both in most locations.

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Paul D
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A nice impromptu effect by Paul Harris can be found in The art of astonishment sets I forget which volume but Its called "Nudism"it involves a series of magicians forces and some clever world manipulation check it out.
Astonishment as Therapy...?
sjdavison
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There is so much mentalism you can do with nothing on you - off the top of my head:

Centre tear/peek
Osterlind watch routine
psychological subtelties such as ABCD/number force
Verbal forces (cards for example)
pseudo psychometry
TERASBOS
Muscle reading
PK time
PK touches
Lie detector (such as ring of truth)
Metal bending...

Anyone else?

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Chris_
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Borrowed quarters for coins to glass or coins across. Or if at a table, maybe coins through table or spoon bending.

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In Canada, I've had great responses to Mike Ammar's One Finger Spellbound which I use to "double your money" by changing a borrowed loonie into a toonie.
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