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Tough Crowd - Weekly Recap

Posted on January 17, 2014 by Chris Ballinger There have been 1 comment(s)

This week I asked for your questions on difficult audiences. You came up with some pretty interesting questions and hopefully, my answers will help you deal with those tough crowds:

This week we featured the new addition to the Private Lessons Series: The Perfect Faro Shuffle. You can click on the picture below to learn more about that or check out the Blog Post I did earlier this week.

Perfect Faro Shuffle

Let's not forget that you have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate which is hidden in a copy of Peter Eggink's Pocket Bizarre. Just place an order for this cool new utility gimmick and you might get a little surprise from your old pal Chris.

Also, here's a link to my Vine Account in case you wanted to check that out.

We got a question from Twitter user @royalfrenchness asking for tricks that would work well in a classroom setting. As promised in the recap, here is a short list of options:

Vanishing Pen

Vanishing Pen
This ordinary-looking ball-point pen will vanish when wrapped in a napkin or piece of paper. Visual magic with an everyday object!

Exact Change

Exact Change
A spectator names any number between 1 and 100. You then take out all the change from your pocket and it is an exact match to the number they just named.


A super-easy solid through solid routine where a common house key gets linked to a rubber band or borrowed necklace.
Cobra Kiss by Hondo

Cobra Kiss
In this dangerous-looking routine, you manage to divine which stapler is loaded with real staples.
Self Bending Paperclip

Self Bending Paperclip
Pick up a paperclip and cause it to bend and contort. You have full control over how it bends.

Thanks for watching the Weekly Recap and don't forget, this show depends on your questions, so leave them in the comments section below and see if they make it into the next episode of the Weekly Recap.

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1 Response to Tough Crowd - Weekly Recap

  • Jacob Ferraro
    Jacob Ferraro says:

    Hey there chris :) a question for the recap, i was wondering im getting into street magic and was questioning if you could help me... i want to get tips and how do i do that (if it helps the tricks i do are raven and redemption) i do a whole routine around them and at the end how do i get tips without saying "GIMMIE YOUR MONEY." Also i just look like a normal teenager doing tricks i were nothing fancy so what shoud i have on the ground for people to put there tips in? :)

    Posted on March 10, 2014 at 12:22 am