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jay leslie
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Do you study pocket management and use a system to move things around during performance.?
(As opposed to using pouches and/or belt attachments ?)
EVILDAN
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I use a pouch.
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ACH! --Pockets!

Pouches were "invented" before pockets, but (and it's a matter of personal preference) I prefer pockets.

As Jay notes, it takes planning, and, a system.
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I'm working on an insert for your jacket pocket that was dividers as to not mix up props; balls, dice,etc. working with felt and wire from coat hangers.
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Six coins and a deck of cards. Not exactly brain surgery.

FWIW
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On Dec 7, 2015, Stanyon wrote:
Six coins and a deck of cards. Not exactly brain surgery.

FWIW


How do you do the 7 coin trick with just 6 coins?
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On Dec 7, 2015, Stanyon wrote:
Six coins and a deck of cards. Not exactly brain surgery.

FWIW


How do you do the 7 coin trick with just 6 coins?


I leave that one to the guys with bigger pockets!
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I have a jacket pocket as well as a pants pocket organizer that I make so I can access things without looking like there's a game of pocket pool going on.
When I'm finished with the coins, TT, packet trick, sponge balls, etc... they go right back in the space/slot they came out of.
If you are interested in one please PM me and we can work something out.
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Ahhhhh

I have an entire shop of equipment to make things, in case you didn't know. Attached is a escape belt I just made.

But thank you for your offer anyway. I'm just taking a poll of how many would rather go with light/flat items against those who carry a pouch or (do what I do) which is carry 6 pouches that clip on my belt.

My next question would be. Do you do what the audeince likes or do you do what you like?

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Bill Hegbli
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Jay, it really depends on how one dresses for their magic performances. Having a pouch while wearing a $600.00 suit does not make sense. From what I seen on the Café, how some of them dress, I would think only a paper sack would do for them. Cut-off, T-shirt, and Thong sandals is their performance attire.
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Iam a fan of pockets management. Also keeping it simple one set of props each pocket and instant re-set.
Enjoy your magic,

and let others enjoy it as well!
Tony Thomas
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I sometimes use Carl Andrews' Pocket Pocket. It organizes 8 pockets in your pocket.
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Assuming the props you need actually fit into pockets (or as Bill suggests: paperbags strapped to thongs!) then for me it usually comes down to a pocket priority system. I never give a pocket more than one task over the course of a set which means I do occasionally swap items around in-between groups.

For your second question; always know your audience and prepare however you can - but not exclusively as there will always be outliers. If you don't bring things that you like then the audience could detect it and respond accordingly. A quick way through this is to open with your favourite pieces (at the risk of them being 'minor' effects) and then close with theirs.
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On Dec 21, 2015, Mychine wrote:
Assuming the props you need actually fit into pockets (or as Bill suggests: paperbags strapped to thongs!) then for me it usually comes down to a pocket priority system.


I am intrigued by the paper bag system. Do you use two of them in the front, How does that work?
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