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jeffhobson
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By the way, for those that are concerned with the 'marking' of the bag. . . I've never used it. When I "set" my bag, I have the egg placed into the gimmicked corner of the bag so I know where I'm starting at. If I ever lose my place, I simply feel one outside corner of the bag. . . . . if I feel the seam of the pocket, then I'm good. If not, I know it's on the opposite corner. This way, it's a "feel" rather than a visual landmark. I don't want the risk of not being able to see the marking if I'm in a dark performing environment.

Hope this helps some of you.

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RicHeka
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In the heat of battle [performance]...for ME it is difficult to tell one seam from another...that is why I sewed the tiny piece of hook velcro into the upper corner opposite the pocket.
I am sure this is the same idea that you use with the seam Jeff...I personally just can't feel a difference..but that's just me.So thus my suggestion re: the bit of black velcro.[for others who want to be 'certain' of the orientation of the bag.

I just love the fact that can remove the bag...feel for the bit of velcro,and not have to look at the bag,as I speak to the guests.

Mark my JHEB? Never![No offence Frank..but give the velcro a try...it does the job] Hey..I may try doing the JHEB blindfolded. LOL

PS.One suggestion that I have for JHEBagger's[you may already do this]...handle the bag like it is almost weightless.In my opinion this really adds to the illusion.

Rich
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Just a thought on "marking" the bag! No offence to anyone who does mark their bag but why do you need to? You can clearly feel the pocket when you reach into the bag, and if you do it the way that Jeff does, i.e. holding the bag upside down and putting the egg up into it, if you feel the pocket is on the wrong side simply spin the bag while its resting on your hand. If you do it while speaking and don't draw attention to it its no problem.

Maybe there's something I'm missing but that's what I do.
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Hi Matthew:As you can read in the above post,I agree,it is not necessary to 'mark' the bag.

However,with my personal routine,I also want to eliminate any unnecessary adjusting of the orientation of the bag...that is why my velcro idea works for me.
I can speak with my guests looking at them,and hold the bag at my fingertips and be sure of the correct orientation.
This eliminates any need for my hand to enter the bag to find the correct orientation.
Once I feel the tiny piece of hook velcro,I can freely and very casually handle the bag.
This works for me.

Rich
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Hi Rich,

Must apologise as I hadn't really read all of the messages so when I was saying about not needing to mark the bag, I wasn't saying that it applied to everyone. It was just an observation for anyone doing a standard routine who was maybe new to the egg bag and worried about the orientation.

Your method sounds very practical and if it works for you that's cool.

All the best

Matthew
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Just got this and I REALLY like it! Thanks for putting this on the market Jeff. I am going to get another one!
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On 2008-09-19 06:14, Brent McLeod wrote:
Been in Magic over 25 years

perform over 100 club ^ cabaret stage shows a year-no kids shows

I just don't get the egg bag!!-Hobson, Thompson ...anybody

doesn't do a thing for me!!-I wish I could as it seems so popular

Having seen many performers do it at conventions, shows & on you tube etc,,

I just don't get it!!!-but I really want too!!!

I had a Malini Egg Bag- but never used it after 2-3 shows!!-comes down to the performer I guess!!

I didn't really get the egg bag until I attended a seminar conducted by Harry Riser, that I believe happened in the late 80s. He devised many details of egg bag handling and seeing his routine really sold me.

I remember two very important things. First, he pressed the bag flat, showing that the bag was empty in a totally convincing manner. There wasn't room for a marble to hide, much less an egg!

Second, Harry handed the bag to a spectator and he was able to look inside, verifying that the bag was empty, yet he could produce the egg. Harry wasn't physically intervening in any way! The spectator produced the egg, from a bag that he stated was empty!

I fiddled with a Malini bag for about 15 years, learned to use Mardo and Tarbell bags because they were easier to use, and later switched to the Hobson bag because it bridged what I knew about all of the bags. It also helped that I attended a Denny Haney seminar on the Malini bag, a few months before I bought a Hobson bag.
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Been using Jeff's bag now for a while, and recently started using it more in strolling gigs. Absolutely brilliant in this situation. Whether it's a group of 2 or 20, this routine kills!!!

I used it in a high school graduation lock in party over the weekend, and performed it about 2 dozen times for different groups. It rocked each time. Instant reset and fits in a pocket. The groups were very close, and no sign of a b*l&g*.

If you haven't used it strolling, give it a shot. You won't regret it....

Ken
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