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Topic: Poachers Pouch
Message: Posted by: magic chef (Nov 28, 2006 07:22AM)
Does anyone know where to get hold of a poachers style pouch from, pref in th uk?
I have tried cups and balls from both trouser pockets and very basic pouch on an apron the pouch has a lot more room etc but I prefer the angles with the trouser pocket, prob is that trouser pocket bulges like mad with all them loads in?
Message: Posted by: MagiUlysses (Nov 28, 2006 07:56AM)
Greetings and Salutations,

Contact Frank at http://www.theambitiouscard.com for a variety of pouches. He makes good stuff that gets rave reviews. He's in the US but I'm sure he ships to the UK. I believe Mario Morris, who contributes regularly on the sidewalk shuffle forum carries Frank's pouches, or has in the past, and Mario is located in the UK.

Joe Zeman aka
The Mage Ulysses
Message: Posted by: magic chef (Nov 28, 2006 08:27AM)
Many thanks MagiUlysses
Message: Posted by: spurs (Oct 27, 2008 09:38AM)
Yeah I purchased my street pouch from amitiouscard, it took 6 days to come from the states, really good quality!
Message: Posted by: 8thking (Nov 23, 2008 09:16AM)
Wouldnt one of those tool type ones work for you like this http://www.stanleytools.com/default.asp?CATEGORY=SOFT+STORAGE&TYPE=PRODUCT&PARTNUMBER=509100&SDesc=9%26%2334%3B+Pouch
Message: Posted by: gaddy (Nov 23, 2008 03:48PM)
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On 2008-11-23 10:16, 8thking wrote:
Wouldnt one of those tool type ones work for you like this http://www.stanleytools.com/default.asp?CATEGORY=SOFT+STORAGE&TYPE=PRODUCT&PARTNUMBER=509100&SDesc=9%26%2334%3B+Pouch
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I used these or variants of these "nail bags" when I first started busking to various levels of success. They were OK, but not great. The best was when I stitched 2 of them together so I could hold larger loads for cups and balls.

Eventually I went with theambitiouscard.com and Frank's amazing pouches and gave my nail bag type pouches to a homeless dude who wanted to twist balloons, because that's about all it was really good for...

Go with the best, kids...
Message: Posted by: aitchy (Nov 24, 2008 05:58PM)
I don't do street busking for a living but have done it a few times to make some cash when ive not been working and also use the (gazzo esq) cups and balls when ive done stage work - and I needed a pouch but didn't want to pay for the costly gazzo pouch etc - (until demand justifies that is.)

I made a pouch which works perfectly - it was originally a womans bag - I bought it 2nd hand for 40 pounds but it would have been 100 new- the leather quality is great and its really thick and tough. - I cut all the handles and buckles etc off it - then threaded it with stiff leather cord and a tough belt. took a few adjustments to get the angles right and to have it hang flat etc but now its spot on (i think)
it also has a few compartments for cards/tt/balls as well as plenty of room for 6 oroanges and mellon.

no one has called me up on it (inc other magicians)- and it now looks nothing like the bag it once was.
so if you cant afford a proper pouch - you could make one to use , until you can afford the gazzo pouch - though I'm happy with this for now

Aitchy

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Message: Posted by: Chessmann (Nov 26, 2008 03:25PM)
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Message: Posted by: gaddy (Nov 26, 2008 06:09PM)
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On 2008-11-24 18:58, aitchy wrote:
I don't do street busking for a living but have done it a few times to make some cash when ive not been working and also use the (gazzo esq) cups and balls when ive done stage work - and I needed a pouch but didn't want to pay for the costly gazzo pouch etc - (until demand justifies that is.)

I made a pouch which works perfectly - it was originally a womans bag - I bought it 2nd hand for 40 pounds but it would have been 100 new- the leather quality is great and its really thick and tough.
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That bag looks great, I'm a big fan of homemade props!
Message: Posted by: aitchy (Nov 27, 2008 12:58PM)
Thanks - it was tough to sew the leather becuase its so thick - ive huge amounts of respect for the work that goes into the High quality ones now I have had a go.

that bag was destined to become a pouch - I should buy more and sell them here- now that ive worked out what I'm doing - Any takers lol
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Jan 9, 2009 10:48AM)
I admire your ability to make something yourself! As Gaddy said everyone should do that. I think you get a lot of satisfaction out of doing that. I did that with a table, a couple pouches, etc. Eventually I replaced them all with professionally made items but I'm still glad I did it.
Message: Posted by: bwarren3 (Jan 26, 2009 09:10PM)
I started with a pouch I bought at lowe's, it looked exactly like what it was...a toolbelt.....
then I had Frank make me a set of pouches that would fit my act, 3 bags..
I'll never go back.......one of the best investments I ever made.....
Bill
Message: Posted by: Sideshow Rod (Jun 18, 2020 09:40AM)
Anyone got any good ideas here to get a second hand Gazzo pouch ?
cheers