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HatTrix
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Hey guys I was thinking of buying an egg bag but I was wondering which type of egg bags are the best because there are so many thanks in advance for the help.
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HatTrix:I have been using the same egg bag for 20 years,although I have tried others, nothing compares to my original.Guess what?I don't even know the name/syle of mine.I am sure somebdoy will recognize it from my description:Medium heavy orange plaid cloth.Vanishing method near top of bag on left side.Pocket just across to right.IMHO this style is far superior to the bags with the vanishing method at the bottom.This GREAT egg bag still looks new even though I have probably used it a thousand times.Whoever created this bag new what they were doing.And if you can still get one I highly reccommend it. All the Best. Rich
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The Tarbell Egg Bag, which is what PaleoMagi was describing, is a great bag style. There is also the Malini style bag. Both have their pros and cons. However, since you posted this in The Little Darlings area, I'll assume you will be using it for children's shows. And the Tarbell bag is very good for children. The egg used is usually a solid heavy egg which won't break if dropped or handled harshly. Also (since it was mentioned above) the pocket is practically invisible. In fact on mine I've turned it inside out looking for it -- only to discover that I had been looking at it all along.

Sammy Smith sells the one that I use. Look on his site at http://www.spsmagic.com

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I really like the malini egg style. It has worked well for me in my kid shows. I have them on my site http://www.kenscottproducts.com
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I use a plain (ungimmicked) yellowish bag that looks like a nest. I make them myself from polar fleece material and draw "straw" lines with brown and orange sharpie magic markers on the outside. My routine uses a variety of eggs from wood to plastic to blown to real, and the egg bag part of the routine finishes with the "endless" production of real eggs as I get set to bake a magic birthday cake. I am writing up the complete routine and it will soon be ready for publication on The Magic Nook. Using a ungimmicked bag might not work for everyone, but there are so many ways to conceal an egg, given both hands and the bag itself, I just don't feel a need for secret pockets.

There's one exception- I love the mesh egg bag BA principle for visibly vanishing the egg, but now I use the mesh principle (RA) on a Christmas stocking and use it to vanish a Christmas ornament so I can get the best of both worlds. Since the mesh stocking resembles those stockings sold in stores filled with candy, it doesn't look so much like an "unnatural object" as the mesh egg bag does.
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Lynetta Welch ( http://www.fabricmanipulation.com ) makes the best Malini Egg Bag, hands down. Used by Johnny Thompson, Lance Burton and yours truly, it's made from a quality, heavy silk so it handles beautifully and can take rugged handling. It costs a bit more than you will pay for other models, but worth every penny. While you are at it, get her "Perfect Egg" to go with it (actually, get two so you have a backup).

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Martin lewis has a very good one at magikraft.com
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I use Tarbell Bags that are made by Pauline Tong. I have three of them! I really like the fact that the pocket opening is stitched, unlike the Mardo bag that I got which unravels at the pocket. The learning curve is really short for a Tarbell bag, if you use the Martin Lewis routine.

I tried to learn to use a Malini bag, but I haven't been able to get the handling where I wanted to be. I suppose that I have high expectations, considering the first performer that I saw perform with a Malini bag was Harry Riser. I swear he made that bag appear that there was no way that he could even conceal a marble.
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I also use the Tarbell bag. I like it better than the Mardo because the pocket is lower and this has an advantage over the Mardo. The Mardo, which a higher pocket, gives less area for the pocket and therefore, in my experience, shows a more pronounced bulge. My routine is based on Tarbell's own egg bag routine.

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I use the egg bag with the net on one side so you can see the egg instantly appear. When I started I made my own, and since that time I bought a nice red one. (I still have my original) The routine I use, I don't remember how it was fully created, but I have seen variations of it from others. For kids, I do the "pretend to hide it under the arm" bit of business.
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Myself, IO like the Grants Comedy Egg Bag as it has a kicker ending with the final production of the chicken at the end. this year though I've been using a TarbellMardo bag wwith a routine inspired by one I saw at a lecture done by Bob Sheets.
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I also am a fan of the Malini Egg Bag. Keep your eyes open soon for the complete routine with appearing chicks ... more to come
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Jim Gerrish's "Ungimmicked Egg Bag" routine has just been published. Besides all the directions for performing the egg bag with an ungimmicked bag, the routine includes the "endless" production of real eggs, a Chef Hat Paper & Apron tear from Wiz Kid Eleazar Goodenough, the "gooey-mess-on-the-kid's-head-that-turns-into a-bouquet-of-spring-flowers" bit, and TWO magic oven props to build, a large one to produce the six foot high inflatable birthday cake, and a smaller table-top version that produces a REAL edible birthday cake, complete with instant self-lighting candles on top! It's on my site now!
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On 2005-09-17 08:08, STEVIE D wrote:
Martin lewis has a very good one at magikraft.com

I second the Senor Mardo Egg bag as popularized by MArtin Lewis. You can purchase it and also an instructional DVD from http://www.hanklee.com
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I have a Mardo bag, but didn't care for it because the pocket unravels. I don't have that problem with the Tarbell bag that I use.
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Malini is my favorite
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Dennis Michael
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It's not the egg bagg, it's the presentation. Some are designed just for comedy, while others like Malini is designed to be very convincing and powerful magic.
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On 2005-09-23 05:39, DenDowhy wrote:
It's not the egg bagg, it's the presentation. Some are designed just for comedy, while others like Malini is designed to be very convincing and powerful magic.


Convincing and powerful magic? That would be the egg bag from hell, more suited to the "Bizarre" section than the "Little Darlings." But you are right, the egg bag is 99% presentation and I don't even bother with a gimmicked bag any more. My new routine, just published on Spellbinder's site, shows how to get the same effects with a variety of ungimmicked bags and even hats.

The egg bag from hell, mentioned above, is torn from strips of white tissue paper. After making a white tissue paper bag and performing the various egg bag stuff with it, you hold the bag to a candle and it flashes out of existance. Very powerful and convincing magic indeed. Then the egg begins to hatch...oh, no!
Steve V
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Jim, is your presentation done and ready to go? I've a reason for asking....
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On 2005-09-23 12:56, Steve V wrote:
Jim, is your presentation done and ready to go? I've a reason for asking....
Steve V

Yes, "The Ungimmicked Egg Bag" routine is available on-line at The Magic Nook. Spellbinder wants me to add some more photos to help clear up my convoluted explanations, but those will be done this week-end. The pdf version will be sent out to all purchasers when the e-book is pronounced complete by Spellbinder. In the meantime, purchasers can see it on-line and e-mail their ideas for improvements if they wish, participating in the final version of the e-book.

So... what's up? PM me if you prefer.

I am looking forward to your review of Eleazar's book tomorrow night on the Magic Broadcast Internet Radio site. Eleazar talked about it all day to day. The Wiz Kids will all be listening.
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