

poprocz Regular user 106 Posts 
Is the Okito box and/or any of the other boxes like it a gimmicked trick or do they take some or all slight of hand to perform?
Any recommendations on the other boxes that you all like better? Are the books or dvds with other tricks using these items worth it? 
Charlie Justice Inner circle Mount Dora, Florida 1142 Posts 
The Okito box is not gimmicked but the relationship between the box proper and its lid does allow for moves that could, I suppose, consider it to be a gimmick. The use of an Okito box does require slight of hand however it's quite simple to learn and perform with little practice.

Jaz Inner circle NJ, U.S. 6112 Posts 
The Okito box is not gimmicked.
There are boxes that look like Okito boxes that have something special added. 
Pete Biro 1933  2018 18558 Posts 
Get the David Roth book on coin magic and you will see lots of things you can do with Okito and Okitostyle gimmicked boxes. My favorite is the Quartersize Okorto set.
STAY TOONED... @ www.petebiro.com

Loual4 Special user Montreal, Canada 670 Posts 
Hi Pete! What about Modern coin Magic (Hard cover edition)? It will show you all about the okito box, boston box, okorto boxes, etc... Plus you get a regular encyclopaedia of coin moves, vanishes, routines, etc...
This book will show routines with gimmicked and ungimmicked boxes... Just my opinion... Have a nice day! Louis Jutras 
poprocz Regular user 106 Posts 
Thanks gents, looking up the book "Modern coin Magic" as we speak.

Julie Inner circle 3471 Posts 
If you decide to purchase just one box (as opposed to the Okorto set), I'd suggest getting a slot box. You can do all the standard Okito Box moves plus some interesting variations that you can't do with a "plain" Okito box.

poprocz Regular user 106 Posts 
Thanks Julie, the other boxes seem to be further developed than what I guess as the original okito box.

magicalwishes Regular user Hickory, NC 143 Posts 
Not like I am an expert on the box, but the moves and the sleights are only the start to what can be done with an Okito Box. My suggestion is to learn the basic moves just as "Moves" then once you start doing the heavy sleights ... then only learn the ones that feel natural to your hands. Roth has a classic palm steal that I just can't feel comfortable doing ... and he does it with ease. Once you get the basics down ... learn a routine ... then remove and replace some of them with the heavy sleigths as you go along and piece your own routine together. There is a local guy that does a routine using all the old school moves .... but with a few new ones intertwined.
See ya real Soon! 
joseph Eternal Order Please ignore my 17148 Posts 
It only looks gimmicked in Roth's hands.... ..
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." (Einstein)...

Pete Biro 1933  2018 18558 Posts 
Dean Dill and Jamie Schoolcraft have come up with a new box well worth looking at. http://www.deandill.com
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magicalwishes Regular user Hickory, NC 143 Posts 
With the Rabbit in the puicture it makes me curious. Is this the Muhammed Bey routine? minus the hole of course.
See ya real soon! 
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