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Topic: Paddles
Message: Posted by: ddtstore (Jul 29, 2020 02:30PM)
Whats a good place, item to start learning good paddle magic.
Message: Posted by: Kaliix (Jul 29, 2020 04:47PM)
[url=https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S16307]Paddle Magic (with gimmicks) by Keith Fields[/url] is a DVD with several routines to get started.
[url=https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/3581]Turbo Stick by Richard Sanders[/url] is one of the more popular recent paddles tricks released
[url=https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/10016]Baffling Blocks (Gimmick and Online Instructions) by Eric Leclerc[/url] is a cool paddle trick using Legos that is more suitable for children.
[url=https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S15116]Money Paddle by Daytona Magic, Inc.[/url] is a paddle trick version with, well... money.
Message: Posted by: mindmagic (Jul 30, 2020 05:29AM)
I'd start with the classic Dotty Spots (aka Spot Paddles). It should be very cheap and is a guaranteed eye-popper. Here's my version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DXr7PxS-Rk&list=PLkSYfXmMgIAsCUj-xfqBpjTS2uFEVKUjT&index=17&t=0s

Barry
Message: Posted by: Poof-Daddy (Jul 30, 2020 11:41AM)
I love the Turbo Stick now but I will never forget my 1st paddle. It was wooden with a foil mirror on one side. It held a dollar bill folded up over the mirror and 3 dimes held with rubberbands on the other. There was a whole process but at the end...It was all done with mirrors. Similar (if not the same) as Money paddle.

Just to add a couple other good paddles that have come along. I liked (but never bought) Pizza Paddle & I did buy Chad Long's "Flash" which uses stick flash drives.
Message: Posted by: Kaliix (Jul 31, 2020 07:59AM)
I have a love Chad Longs Flash, but it is discontinued and no longer available, afaik, so I didn't want to get anyone's hopes up. Great suggestion though!

[quote]On Jul 30, 2020, Poof-Daddy wrote:
I love the Turbo Stick now but I will never forget my 1st paddle. It was wooden with a foil mirror on one side. It held a dollar bill folded up over the mirror and 3 dimes held with rubberbands on the other. There was a whole process but at the end...It was all done with mirrors. Similar (if not the same) as Money paddle.

Just to add a couple other good paddles that have come along. I liked (but never bought) Pizza Paddle & I did buy Chad Long's "Flash" which uses stick flash drives. [/quote]
Message: Posted by: Rocky (Jul 31, 2020 10:00PM)
Excellent suggestions by everyone who has responded! When I had magicians perform at my restaurant, I was always thankful for those who didn't focus 90% of their act on card magic. Audiences love chop cups, dice effects and sponge balls. However, a good paddle routine always got GREAT reactions. Those that stick out have been mentioned...Turbo Stick, Money Paddle, and Flash were effects my patrons would recall long after the magician had performed for them.

Dotty Spots (I have a set made of pewter) is what I carry with me and it also gets head shakes of disbelief!!
Message: Posted by: Poof-Daddy (Aug 1, 2020 09:44AM)
Pre-Pandemic, this is the time of year that the No.2 Pencil is great to perform. I used that one a lot when I table hopped (back in the day).
Message: Posted by: indomagic (Aug 7, 2020 03:52AM)
My Vote for TURBO STICK .
Message: Posted by: mindmagic (Aug 7, 2020 04:39AM)
I forgot to mention - there's a useful chapter in Bruce Elliott's "Classic Secrets of Magic". It includes hand-printing a business card and the complete Dr Sack dice routine.
Message: Posted by: Kyoki_Sanitys_Eclipse (Aug 9, 2020 10:57AM)
Ill throw in my love for turbo stick. Also Richard Sanders is a great guy. I use the effect a lot and have had to buy replacements off him. He is always a pleasure to deal with.
Message: Posted by: ajb6864 (Aug 12, 2020 02:40PM)
Edward Victor's "Bat Trick" is a good place to start and was the forerunner to Jimmy Roger's "I'll Start Again" routine.