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mikethemagician
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Hey Guys, I am in real need for a pouch at the moment but haven't come across anything that I like that is affordable. It needs to take around 5 baseball sized loads plus a hat load (nothing too big for the hat). What do you guys think are strong points of a pouch, what is a good width, base, open top and length? something that is real easy to reach in to but not to big and bulky like a Gazzo pouch. I really like the pouch that Nick Nickolas uses but can't seem to find one similar. What should I look for in a good pouch?
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I really like the look of the Frank's Street Pouch, has anyone here got it? Or his Parlor pouch though it says on his site is isn't really for the street (which is my intended use) but Frank said it is easier to get the loads out of. Any info on either is appreciated.
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Check out the following pouches that Frank makes; any one of them look like they will work well on the street:

http://www.theambitiouscard.com/aitem.cfm?itemid=61

http://www.theambitiouscard.com/aitem.cfm?itemid=70

http://www.theambitiouscard.com/aitem.cfm?itemid=72

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Any of them will work on the street.
To save people money, I've made some options:

Parlor Pouch is lighter in weight and has fewer nifty pockets than the busking pouch. Fine for the street but even better for a parlor show.

Street Pouch is easier to make than the Cellini.

Bot the cheaper models leave out either features or some of the time-consuming hand-crafted artisan touches that a full-timer/worker would appreciate.

With these I'm trying to satisfy those individuals that just don't need the extra features or for the beginner that wants to try the street but does not want to commit the funds, or someone that might otherwise try to "make" a pouch from carpenter belts, ex-girlfriend's purses and a staple gun.
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HAHA I was trying to make a pouch from a builder's apron... just wasn't working out...
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Nail gun? Dang I KNEW I was missing something!

Also check this one out:

http://www.theambitiouscard.com/aitem.cfm?itemid=48

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The Talks a lot pouch is great and very well made.
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I think the Talks a lot one is a little too small for what I want... I have just about got the funds to buy one. I think I will go with this one: http://www.theambitiouscard.com/aitem.cfm?itemid=72 What do you guys think? Has anyone here got that one? PM me if you do please. Smile
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Mike, you might want to check out Jay Sankey's <b>Gemini Pouch</b>. A bit "street-style" in its appearance - miliatary canvas type.

I myself use a leather "bum bag", has three pockets on the front, with one being the largest and access the entire interior. Two side pockets hold my 3 d-lites on the left, thumb tip & Sanada on the right. A pocket at the back holds my jumbo coins, larger ring & a purse frame. The inside holds satin chinese purses, holding 3D Rabbits, a set of 4 sponge balls, 4 dice, a half metre of rope, and some "quickie" effects... basically, my main toolbox so to speak. The two smaller slit pockets on the front hold J/E ring, zip-lock full of elastics, 5 Kennedy '64s & 2 Australian pennies.

I'm actually surprised when I empty it all out for re-arranging and organizing, adding to or taking away an item or two, at just how much I actually get in there. What doesn't make it into the bum-bag is Rocky. I am looking at Rocky Jr, as it is more suitable for me in a restaurant situation.

Anyway, this is how I pack it all in one go so to speak. I also have a miniature magic wand that I've made from 6mm (1/4 inch) dowel that I've enameled in the traditional colours, no more than about 15cm long. As I work in a restaurant and magic is a "sideline" to my job, I've easily got my magic toolbox with me; all I have to do is put a thumbtip here, a sponge ball or three here and there, a bit of rope and put on the ring... you get the idea.

Before anyone says there's no room for cards, you could be right, I don't know... I don't perform any card work to speak of, as most of the target tables are with kids, who (under 8 here) don't always have an appreciation for card effects. I've carried two decks with me (not in the pouch), but never use them (straight & Inv Deck).

There's my two cents.

Dave
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Forgot to give Jay Sankey's site although I'm sure it's well known. Very easy to remember, it's


http://www.sankeymagic.com
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If Mike can fit 5 baseballs and a hat load into a Gemini pouch then he truly is a magician! I think you are referring to the Assassins pouch as the Gemini is for coins. But the asassins pouch takes two decks of cards, that's it!(ok, a little more)

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