This week I asked you for tricks that you were having trouble routining or writing patter for. I got some great requests for routines as well as some very deep questions like "What is your favorite food?" That's what I love about the Weekly Recap, you never know what's going to happen!
The first question was about the Ambitious Card. If you don't know what this is or want to make your Ambitious Card Routine better, I highly recommend that you check out Darryl's Ambitious Card DVD.
We also talked about the 3-D Sponge Rabbits which is one of my favorite close-up effects to perform. 444rr wanted to know how to incorporate the Jumbo Sponge Rabbit into his routine and I hope you all enjoy the little move that I covered to make that possible.
We also talked about routining for the trick Surprising Dots which has also been called "Hoppin Spots" and "What's Next" over the years. This is a fantastic trick because it packs flat, plays big, creates interest and has a surprise ending.
In case you couldn't tell by watching the Weekly Recap, I was really impressed with Garrett Thomas' Imagination Coins. I think it's smart, bold and impressive magic that happens in the spectator's hands. Check out the new Street Demo we did on the Imagination Coins to see how real people react to this great effect.
We also got a question on the trick Perfect PENetration. This is a classic example of a great, visual trick that can be taken to the next level with proper routining. I always recommend analyzing your patter even if the trick starts off strong or easy to perform.
Wow, we talked about a lot of tricks today! I touched on my go-to trick for hecklers: Unshuffled by Paul Gertner. This is a fantastic routine, but it does take a lot of practice. The Instant Download on the Perfect Faro Shuffle complements this DVD and can really help you master the routine a lot quicker.
Don't forget to place an order and get your copy of the Geeky Times. I'm really looking forward to reading your entrys to the Cartoon Caption COntest. The winner will get published in the next issue of the Geeky Time AND get a $25 Gift Certificate. So get those submissions in ASAP.
And finally, I talked about a few tricks that you can use as fail-safes. The ones I listed were Floating Match on Card, Phil Trick by Trevor Duffy, Bite Out Quarter, and Perfect PENetration. These are just a few examples, you can use whatever trick you are the most comfortable with. Just save that trick for the end of your routine or when you need some saving.