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    Swallowing Needles - Help Needed

    Hi all, been a long time. After doing little to no magic for most of the year, I wanted to finally learn and refine some routines I've been flirting with for quite some time. Specifically, the Swallowing Needles Illusion. Now, most of the routine doesn't consist of heavy-duty sleight-of-hand...
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    Happy New Year!

    Well, it’s that time of year again. Another year has come to an end, and a new year has begun. I don’t believe many people will be sad to wave 2020 “Goodbye“: For most of us, this has been a year whose memory we will endure, rather than cherish, look back on regretfully, rather than gladly...
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    Looking for street magician

    Hi y'all, hope you've been doing well. Some time ago I saw a video (not professionally shot) of a street magician, which for the life of me I can't find anymore. All the details I remember: He made a red ball "disappear" by obviously stuffing it into his mouth. Laughing, he took it out and put...
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    World Tour Magic

    A hypothetical question: You're travelling around the world, via hitchhiking, backpacking or whatever comes your way. Along the way, you'd like to perform some magic (to make an extra buck or to get to know people), but obviously you can't take too many or too large props. Keep in mind that the...
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    Magic presentations by age

    Hello everybody, I want to write some presentations based on books or movies that many in the audience might know from their childhood (so there's some degree of nostalgia), or which "everybody know" (no matter which generation they're from). For me, examples would be The Lion King and Peter...
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    Thank you, Theory11!

    All right, this is it: For four hours it's been 2020! Another year has changed from presence to past. In the past year, these forums have been a big part of my life. They started as a good source of information on my hobby, but have become much more than that over time: All the nicknames and...
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    Card production

    Hello everybody, I remember seeing a really nice card production some time ago. The magician (can't even remember who it was) held two cards spread quite widely, and with a little flick of the wrist suddenly a third card stuck out reversed between them. Can anybody tell me what this technique is...
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    Several questions: Colour change, card teleportation, card reveal, Cups and Balls

    Hi everyone, Several things I hope you can help me on: 1. What's your favorite colour change? It would be great if you could give me several suggestions in different categories, e.g. instant, impromptu, most visual, most impossible looking etc. 2. Is there a method to get a...
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    Terry Pratchett on conjuring

    In the last pages of the book "Good Omens" by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, they had the opportunity to write a bit about each other. This is an excerpt of Terry Pratchett's opinion on Gaiman, where he delves into details on what makes a good magician (or conjuror, as he says): "Well, [Neil...
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    Wednesday Game Night: Translator Fails - Erdnase Edition

    Reading through @010rusty's old posts has put me into quite a goofbally mood, so, with his kind permission, let me present to you a new edition of Wednesday Game Night. Today's aim: Take your favorite magic quotes through a few stages of Google Translate and post the end result. I'll go ahead...
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    In the olden days ...

    I don't know about you, but reading 010Rusty's post made me nostalgic. Problem: I haven't been here long enough to be nostalgic about anything. So I'm curious. To all the old-timers, please, tell me a story! Who used to frequent the forums, what was their mark? Any "traditions" that have been...
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    "Exclusive" forums

    Hi everybody, Just a few weeks ago I noticed the section "Exclusive" listed in the list of forums. May I ask a) who this is for (Elite Members, Moderators ... ?) and b) What kind of posts may one expect there? I'd appreciate any info, after all, we don't have any secrets from each other here...
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    Three Shell Game questions

    Hi guys, A few questions concerning the three shell game: 1. Which source would you recommend to learn it? From little snippets I've read at various forums I'm fairly sure I can piece together the basics, but it would be good to have some sources nevertheless. 2. I'd like to learn to do it with...
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    A few good moves ...

    Hi move-monkeys and sleight-of-hand lovers out there, Figured you'd like this little video: My favorite part are the hand mucks in there, especially a few turn-over mucks I've never seen before (at ~2:25). Doesn't look like a MacMillan Switch to me, anybody know it? Enjoy your day :)
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    Where can I find Steve Forte's "Invisible Thieves"?

    Hi guys, Steve Forte's Gambling Protection Series usually includes a section called "Gambling Invisible Thieves" in it's bonus section. However, the download I purchased from Vanishing Inc. (because the DVDs were out of stock) doesn't include it, which I didn't know before making the purchase...
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    Which tricks should I perform?

    Hi guys, I've been asked to perform at a small event at my school in 5 weeks, the audience being ~10-13 year olds (possibly with parents). I'll have 2x 3 minutes (give or take) to fill. Which effects would you recommend me to use for that? Thanks a lot for any recommendations!
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    Routines involving gambling sleights

    Hi guys, As some of you may know, I've been practicing gambling sleight-of-hand for the last year (false deals, shuffles, mucks etc.). Now I'd like to put what I've learned to some use, so I'm looking for routines that involve this kind of sleight-of-hand. Let me be clear: I am not looking for...
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    Searching for Penguin Lecture

    Hi guys, I've heard a lot of good things about Penguin Lectures, but I've never bought one myself. Now I'd like to invest in one, and it would be great if you could help me decide on "the right one". My criteria: good tips on gambling techniques (not necessarily detailed explanation, but tips...
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    Steve Forte's New Book

    Note: I'm not sure this is the right place to post this, so Moderators, feel free to move this thread where it belongs. Thank you! Hi guys, As some of you may already know, Steve Forte is nearing completion of his new book! This book is written for magicians, so it will actually contain...
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    Using a Crimp for Finding the Aces

    Hi guys, A few days I got the idea of using a crimp in a demo of finding the aces: While riffle shuffling, you crimp the top card (the ace), give the deck a few more cuts and shuffles and let a spectator cut to the last ace. I don't expect this idea to be new, so I'll ask what your experiences...
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