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Bill Palmer
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On 2009-12-02 01:50, AdamB wrote:
I'm amazed some of you guys carry so much.

Anything more than a couple regular coins, and a deck of cards if I have my backpack with me, is too much.


Do you actually work much? Or is this just a hobby for you?
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I see a lot of people mentioning TT. I was wondering what kind of routines most of you use with your TT.

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My wallet, which I always have with me, has several items in it - Wonderland Dollar, MagiCard, Mental Yarn, business cards w/ blank back for "printing," Bryn Reynolds' BusinessCoin Prediction, acrobatic dollars, and a couple others. I also always carry at least on half dollar w/ me to do a simple vanish or similar.
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On 2010-01-06 14:52, Ezzet wrote:
I see a lot of people mentioning TT. I was wondering what kind of routines most of you use with your TT.

Ezzet


The one effect I perform more than anything and use
in many shops, bars,restaurants, on the street etc and gets a great reaction is
My version of Bill Switch-Using White Paper (same size) to $10 Bill

Here they are bright Blue and the visual transformation is quite startling!

I usually present a business card and has lead
to many functions for the companies etc
as they have seen a brief magic miracle and the've met you!!

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On 2010-01-03 11:22, Bill Palmer wrote:
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On 2009-12-02 01:50, AdamB wrote:
I'm amazed some of you guys carry so much.

Anything more than a couple regular coins, and a deck of cards if I have my backpack with me, is too much.


Do you actually work much? Or is this just a hobby for you?


Good call. This is currently just a hobby. Even so, I can't see myself carrying sponge balls, cards, and a few gimmicks for everyday carry and NOT in a working situation, as the thread mentioned.
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Hey kudos to you AdamB, if you can perform good magic with just cards and coins. Impromptu magic is one of my favourite kinds of magic.
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I typically always have my backpack with me which has decks of cards in it and whatever gimmick or packet trick(s) I am playing with. Oh, and the backpack also contains my small moleskin journal I use to write down Magic related information, ideas, and tricks/tips.
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On 2010-01-08 17:02, DaddyDoodle wrote:
My wallet, which I always have with me, has several items in it - Wonderland Dollar, MagiCard, Mental Yarn, business cards w/ blank back for "printing," Bryn Reynolds' BusinessCoin Prediction, acrobatic dollars, and a couple others. I also always carry at least on half dollar w/ me to do a simple vanish or similar.
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On 2010-01-06 14:52, Ezzet wrote:
I see a lot of people mentioning TT. I was wondering what kind of routines most of you use with your TT.

Ezzet


Good question, and as you know as a utility item you can do almost anything. I like it to assist with a torn and restored paper napkin, though of course there are alternative methods to doing this trick without a TT. Another one I like is to vanish salt or sugar.
I prefer not to vanish a silk due to the reasonable amount of lay people who know the effect. On the otherhand, if you have a wand with you, using David Williamson's method is great silk vanish and even 'informed' lay people won't have a clue.
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Deck...TT...loops...gaffed coins...oh...and a gypsy thread spool...hehe
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I only carry a deck of cards...
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Ring flight Revolution from David Bonsall is the only thing I carry now without fail. I might take a TT ready for a Bill Switch if I'm keen. These two tricks are enough to impress anyone at a moments notice.

I have to say that as magicians, we sometimes do magic to please ourselves rather than the audience. If someone says 'show me a quick trick' then usually that's what they mean. They don't mean show me 30 minutes of your act! I do two very good tricks and swap business cards - if they want more they know where they can hire me! And I sometimes use the line "if you think think that was good....this was on the spot! You should see me when I'm prepared for a show!"

I'm not a fan of going down to the grocery store and carrying a deck of cards, 4 sponge balls, 8 sponge rabbits, 2 coins in my shoe, some elastic bands on my wrist, a tub of magicians wax, an invisible deck in my back pocket, an out to lunch wallet and a sheet of flash paper....."just in case."

Magicians are supposed to be able to do magic anywhere, at any time, with anything. So when performing impromptu I can borrow items and perform miracles with them. Why do I need special props like sponge balls and decks of cards when I'm doing my shopping? It is different at a paid performance, because I am expected to have props.

If it's a prospective client I show them ring flight and bill switch and that's it. If its a group of friends who aren't going to book me, but they still want to see something I can then do a few mental routines, a watch steal, PK time, some coin routines - and anything from the Greg Wilson DVD's 'Off the Cuff' and 'On The Spot!'
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Amen to Ring Flight Revolution!

I carry a Two Dollar Bill Tear, some flash paper, a 3CM, Extremem Burn, and Holy Moly as well.

A solid and devastating 5-7 minutes if I wish to take it that long, but these all hold their own ON their own too!
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Iwear a suit/sportcoat every day so Iget to carry: Stockbroker for my business cards, Howie Schwartzman's Leather Impact,and the Invisible Deck. I carry in my pants: Predator Wallet or original Roy Roth Kolossal Killer Wallet and color changing knives.
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Iwear a suit/sportcoat every day so Iget to carry: Stockbroker for my business cards, Howie Schwartzman's Leather Impact,and the Invisible Deck. I carry in my pants: Predator Wallet or original Roy Roth Kolossal Killer Wallet and color changing knives.
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I have a memorized deck that is roughed on the backs. That way I can use it as a regular deck and I can also use it as an invisible deck by faro shuffling half of the deck face down into the face up half.
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At the risk of getting heckled for not having read the entire 10 pages, let me say this.

A lot of stuff can be carried in a Sport Coat or Field Jacket Styled shirt. I just got 5 Sport Coats from a local Goodwill for $20. I didn't intend to get that many, but I got lucky with the fit, varity and price. I intent to fit one with a topit that buttons out of the way, a Raven on the left and a pull on the right. Additionally, I'll add pockets inside to carry cards and gaffs. Start with a tweed or herring bone that goes well with jeans, dockers or dress pants.

If the Suit/Sports coat is not your thing you can always use a fanny pack or the assassin's pouch.
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One Coin and a deck of cards. I can do a whole show with these props. Visual, stunning magic that is memorable and amazing sleight of hand that people are impressed by. I won't leave without my one coin. I may leave without my cards.
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One coin, deck of cards and Wow! by Masuda!
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Usually, I will have on me a rising deck, some glue and thin wire or thread, and a PK ring. The PK ring is not something I got away with in the beginning, but now that I have won it for a while, nobody gets suspicious. I also carry a really cheap version of the pen through bill, mostly to write with. However, one of my favorite routines to do is the quarter through soda can because I can just buy it from a vending machine or borrow the stuff.
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