Hey guys, I'm relativly new to card magic, just learned all basic grips and techniques the last months (e.g. royal road to card magic). I'm now learning different card flourishes (mainly false cuts) and I'm now searching for really strong effects which just blow up the mind of viewers. I just want to perform the effects close-up, so I just want to know about 3-4 tricks, but these tricks should be really fascinating. Currently I'm doing 3 different tricks: *) Invisible Deck (with different routines, e.g. the card is marked with X or the edge is missing) *) A trick with a normal deck. Riffling down on the upper edge until the viewers says stop, then taking the selected card out (but in reallity taking 2 cards but the viewer doesn't see that), show the selected card to the viewer and me and put it on top, then back into the deck (in reality the 2nd card is put back and the selected is still on top). Then various false cuts and shuffles to control the card. This trick is mainly to show the "good looking flourishs". After the end the card is still on top. Then I say that the viewer must find the card, I start riffling down until he says stop. Then I take the upper pack, turn it around and say that this was not the selected card (At the same time during the turnover I put the upper card to the lower pack), turn the hands again and the card is exactly at the correct position. *) A version of the 3 monte effect where I have 6 cards, two double sider. I'm now looking for other really good effects for close-up magic. E.g. I saw "52 shades of red" which looks really good but in the comments the people say that this is not for close up, it's for stage instead. Can someone with experience tell me which tricks are well known to be very good at close-up with a really really strong effect? Money should be no problem, if I have to pay for a strong effect it's absolutly ok, but I don't want to waste money for tricks where the viewer easily identifies the trick behind it or it's just applyable on stage or the effect is not very strong.. The problem is that I spend quit much money the last months buying tricks and then finding out that I don't want to perform these tricks because one of the above conditions didn't hold. So I'm now looking for a guy who knows many tricks and can just tell me which would be good for my requierments So can anyone help me?