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 Post subject: What's in YOUR pocket?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:34 pm 
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Hey guys. I was just curious about what you guys like to keep in your wallet or pocket, you know, the things that you pull out when someone says "Do something!". These are also the tricks you would bring to a paid gig, meaning they have to pack flat, and hit HARD. I personally always carry around Flash by Chad Long, Stand Up Monte by Garrett Thomas, and Powerball 60 by Richard Sanders in my Hip Pocket Mullica Wallet. All super strong and super awesome.

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 Post subject: Re: What's in YOUR pocket?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:02 pm 
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Flash is a personal favorite of mine as well. Just makes a lot more sense to a modern audience than color changing knives.

KeyMaster is on my keychain

deck of cards-just part of who I am anymore

Serendipity (card/ring to Zippo lighter)

In the wallet (infinity wallet)
1-CTW
2- Peek device
3- wow Gimmick +dupe card(use it for Card transpo to specs wallet)
4- small bundle of 5 loops
5- small packet of 10-15 pieces of flash paper
6- Heirloom
7- Derrek Lau's VIP cards
8- Derrek Lau's The Gift cards
9- a picture of Taylor Swift(because I'm such a Huge fan :wink: )

If I am in a mind reading mood I carry my Mini-MO(business card case with a peek and an imp built in)


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 Post subject: Re: What's in YOUR pocket?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:33 am 
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eostresh wrote:
Flash is a personal favorite of mine as well. Just makes a lot more sense to a modern audience than color changing knives.

KeyMaster is on my keychain

deck of cards-just part of who I am anymore

Serendipity (card/ring to Zippo lighter)

In the wallet (infinity wallet)
1-CTW
2- Peek device
3- wow Gimmick +dupe card(use it for Card transpo to specs wallet)
4- small bundle of 5 loops
5- small packet of 10-15 pieces of flash paper
6- Heirloom
7- Derrek Lau's VIP cards
8- Derrek Lau's The Gift cards
9- a picture of Taylor Swift(because I'm such a Huge fan :wink: )

If I am in a mind reading mood I carry my Mini-MO(business card case with a peek and an imp built in)



Ahaha i see your using my tricks VIP and Gift. yay! i also carry them in my wallet all the time.


In addition i have a mini sharpie, ring and haunted key on my key chain for various effects.

I also have a peak envelope, stand up monte, powerball 60, my own version of kolossal killer, set of marked esp cards, T2P and some original tricks.


I've been working towards creating a FULL 30 min closeup show with just stuff from my pockets/wallets and i can do it now. It took me close to 3 years to find a practical solution (ie portability, strength of effect, natural-ness of prop). Not everything i use is mentioned here.


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 Post subject: Re: What's in YOUR pocket?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:22 am 
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THE Gift by Derrek Lau is also in my wallet now!! I should write a review of this unless eostresh want to do it...


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 Post subject: Re: What's in YOUR pocket?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:30 am 
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Location: of my spongeballs eludes me.
Misled or Pen-thru effect
Xpert (sharpie gimmick)
FreaKey
Pro-flite (ring to keychain)
Ring and string
Various coins gimmicked or not
TT
Amazing Jumping Arrow (paddle effect)
Silk
Sponge ball or bunnies
35mm film canister for mini chop cup
Deck(s) of cards and/or packet tricks/gaffs in a cell phone holster
More of these props are ending up in cell phone holsters to free up pocket space. Added foam helps items to fit snug and the cover flap may be removed for EZ'r retrieval. I can't say enough about them. They are cheap, available for $10 or less. Many of the flaps on them secure by flat magnets which work as a card holdout or may be removed and used for other magical purposes.


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 Post subject: Re: What's in YOUR pocket?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:35 am 
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I actually don't have that much on me. I'm working on it. so far, I've got:

normal wallet (maybe triple threat down the track)
stack of business cards to do a drawing transpo with it (david penn's handling)
another stack of business cards to do Psionic (palter)
T2P pictures (farquhar)
some rubber bands to do CMH and to do some routines from Banding around (Leads)
some other rubber bands to do stargazer (mason)
The Gift (Derrek Lau)
Restored credit (regal)
My key chain has a mini sharpie. key chain I alternate between pro-flite and ring flight revolution

If I KNOW I'm definitely going to be doing some stuff, I'll carry my deck of cards with me with UCCU and pure smoke setup.


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 Post subject: Re: What's in YOUR pocket?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:59 am 
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lol i usually carry in my pro carrier a deck of cards and some extra cards or set up ones to do my own effects :p maybe a rubberband


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 Post subject: Re: What's in YOUR pocket?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:54 am 
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keepitbottled wrote:


Ahaha i see your using my tricks VIP and Gift. yay! i also carry them in my wallet all the time.



I sure am...Just got it two days ago but I did my first performance of VIP today. Went well. I did it to my favorite test subject(the kind of person you perform so much for that even though they are technically a lay person they start to pick stuff out). Anyways, she was impressed but then said, "Would it always be the same person?" Without skipping a beat I repeated it with VIP 2 and revealed the state of Louisiana!

Anyways, the quality of the gimmicks are fantastic. They really look nice!

soowee wrote:
THE Gift by Derrek Lau is also in my wallet now!! I should write a review of this unless eostresh want to do it...

Yeah I think I will...but knock yourself out. If you get to it first I'll just tag mine on to your review and if I get it done first feel free to add you review on mine. It's overall a great product...Only 50 in existence! get em while they are HOT!


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 Post subject: Re: What's in YOUR pocket?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:01 am 
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eostresh wrote:
keepitbottled wrote:


Ahaha i see your using my tricks VIP and Gift. yay! i also carry them in my wallet all the time.



I sure am...Just got it two days ago but I did my first performance of VIP today. Went well. I did it to my favorite test subject(the kind of person you perform so much for that even though they are technically a lay person they start to pick stuff out). Anyways, she was impressed but then said, "Would it always be the same person?" Without skipping a beat I repeated it with VIP 2 and revealed the state of Louisiana!

Anyways, the quality of the gimmicks are fantastic. They really look nice!

soowee wrote:
THE Gift by Derrek Lau is also in my wallet now!! I should write a review of this unless eostresh want to do it...

Yeah I think I will...but knock yourself out. If you get to it first I'll just tag mine on to your review and if I get it done first feel free to add you review on mine. It's overall a great product...Only 50 in existence! get em while they are HOT!

After seeing you guys rave about the gift, I think I should definitely check it out. Only 50 in existence, you say? Where can I get one?


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 Post subject: Re: What's in YOUR pocket?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:25 am 
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@burninghotcheese- sent you a PM about it

@eostresh @soowee- Have fun with the tricks. I keep them in my wallet cause its soooooooooo practical just to have on you at anytime. You can even do it on stage at any given time with some borrowed markers and paper.

@eostresh- sounds like my package has reached you in Korea with no problems. Curious about how you revealed the state of Louisiana using VIP2, i have 90% of an idea but this is something you've appeared to have added to my original handling. I think your using Banachek's letter in a word kinda idea?


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 Post subject: Re: What's in YOUR pocket?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:29 pm 
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In my wallet I always carry:
-Powerball 60
-Extreme Burn (2.0)
-Credit Card Monte
-Where Time Stands Still
-The MagiCard
-A few original tricks

I also always keep GUM and a deck of cards in my pocket.
At school, the No 2 Pencil is always in my bag.


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 Post subject: Re: What's in YOUR pocket?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:33 pm 
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If we're talking about things I keep ONLY in my wallet then I have

- magicians Insurance
- Derek Lau's "The Gift"
- Derek Lau's "VIP"
- Jeff Prace's "Where Time Stands Still"
- 5-and-1 transpo
- Richard Sander's Extreme Burn 2.0
- My own effect Counterfeit (really visual paper to money)
- My own effect impeached (thought of celeb appears on a borrowed bill instead of George Washington)
- Business Cards
- And sometimes I carry Foreign Affair by Gregory Wilson


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 Post subject: Re: What's in YOUR pocket?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:17 pm 
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I really don't carry anything consistently with me 24/7, however I will be making an exception with Extreme Burn 2.0! Other than that I switch out things pretty often.


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 Post subject: Re: What's in YOUR pocket?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:21 am 
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My philosophy many years ago was that everything I carry on me day to day should be a potential magic effect. If that means carrying a gimmicked version of it then so be it. Over the years those items have grown to where everything I carry is either a gimmick or something I use in an effect.

Were I not a magician I would carry
1-a wallet
2-keys
3-lighter(no I don't smoke but I grew up outdoorsey)
4- knife (see above)

I don't live and work as rural as I used to so I swapped the knives with jump drives(Flash) but basically everything still fits. So my recommendation is compile a list of items you carry with you day to day and go brows magic retailers. There is likely a gaff or trick using any one of those gimmicks.


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 Post subject: Re: What's in YOUR pocket?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:05 pm 
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A few years ago, if you had found me anywhere, I would have had a deck of cards, some duplicate cards, card to wallet, Nailed! and a few balloons for Pressure.

Nowadays, I don't carry anything around with me except for a few coins (and Holy Moly, if I think I'm going to do something specifically). Some days I don't bring anything; I find it helps me more than having things prepared to have to work with what I see.


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