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evolve629
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With a deck of regular cards, I'd show 'em The Sweetest Sound by Scott Cram. Totally impromptu and you get the spec personally involved in this effect.
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chappelly
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Rubberbands, ring , cord, a 20 cent piece, and a packet trick (Double Back, Charge It, Three Card Monte, etc.}.


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Dai Hard
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You guys carry cards, gimmicked coins, and thumb tips on you AT ALL TIMES? I can't imagine. I have Bendover Bills and Roger Klause's Bill Transpo in my wallet, that's it. Other than that, it's borrowed and impromptu. I'm not trying to offend anyone, but I'd feel like a major geek if someone asked to see a trick and I replied, "Well, luckily I just happen to have this silk with me. Does anyone have a Mexican centavo with them? Oh wait, here's one....."

Peace.
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David Rysin
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1. A deck of Bikes
2. A Brass Hot Rod
3. My Business card holder which contains:
-Entourage
-WOW
-Some duplicates
-And of course business cards

I can do 2+ hours of close-up with what fits in my pockets Smile...comfortable too, I may add.

~Magically,
Dave
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Quote:
On 2007-09-27 07:09, Dai Hard wrote:
You guys carry cards, gimmicked coins, and thumb tips on you AT ALL TIMES? I can't imagine..."
Peace.


Here's how for a TT... I've got 6. One in each of my jackets. Pretty much guarantees not being without one. They're cheap, it's not a lot to spend.
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Jon_Thompson
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I always carry a Haunted Key on my key ring, and at least a well worked ID in every coat I own.
spencerpeterson
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Rubber bands
deck of cards
sometimes a half dollar
Time is Money
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tank5030
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A TT and small silk
Rubber bands for CMH
A "Find the Lady" type card trick in my wallet
A few coins
one funny magic boy
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Bill switch its killer
Corbett
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I'm with Tank. TT and bill for bill switch, rubber bands, and coins.
Michael Peterson
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I carry a small puch on my belt with-
A deck
Cards for my handling of twisted sisters
Tarot cards for Paul Wilsons Gypsy Monte
Free will
Hopping Halves
A few dupes & gaffed cards
Outlaw wallet
A mini sharpie
I have a Pimpernel wallet as my every day wallet
A T.T. in my pocket


Always ready!


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Art190
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I carry a TT, coins with some gaffs, and my greed gimmick.
Ray_Mago
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Always, no matter wherever I go, I always carry the "this, that, other," card trick and an effect I created called the "coin melt."
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Art190
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I hate carrying a pack of playing cards when there are other effects that aer stronger and don't take that much space.
Ben Morris-Rains
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I didn't read through all these but I think the best answer would be nothing. If you really have to carry coins and deck on you, and six packet tricks and a rope all the time, maybe you need to learn some tricks with objects that are readily available.

Plus I feel like a nerd having all kinds of stuff on me and it is bulky.
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mindsynced
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I use business cards and do a positive/negative routine with a switch out.
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Dr. Eamon
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Borrow as much as possible!

As a mantalist:
Pen and paper for CT and Magic Square, Q&A, number predictions, and Drawing duplication.
Newspaper and needle for prediction
3 Cups for Hide the ball
Or do some of the many bodytricks, Twisted arm, Folded arms, Broken arm, Bodylift,
Use suggestion for some hypnosis effects
Banknote SW serialnumber effect
PK Touch and PK Time

Favorit carry always props: SUC and Business Cards

As a magician:
Rubberbands
Fingerring and a shoelace
Crubled pieces of (news) paper for sponge ball routine and over the head
Aluminiumfoil balls for in the nose, eye and head

Carry always: Nothing (Sometimes flashpaper)


best,
Dr. Eamon
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I only take a ring, and do ring tricks.

Heres a demo of my routine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY0eZfB43D8

I find that taking cards around with you makes you look geeky, almost begging for someone to ask you to show them a trick, and gets poor reactions - meaning magic with impromptu normal props always gets a better responce.

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mrtricky
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I'm in the camp that believes if you could really do magic - you could do it with anything. I always have my Hundy500 in my wallet, but rarely reach for it. Rather, I employ the magician's choice force with objects readily available, and close with some sleight if necessary. Works for me.

- Eric
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Cards and 4 coins with a shell
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