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Kaws
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Whats a good place, item to start learning good paddle magic.
Kaliix
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Paddle Magic (with gimmicks) by Keith Fields is a DVD with several routines to get started.
Turbo Stick by Richard Sanders is one of the more popular recent paddles tricks released
Baffling Blocks (Gimmick and Online Inst...... Leclerc is a cool paddle trick using Legos that is more suitable for children.
Money Paddle by Daytona Magic, Inc. is a paddle trick version with, well... money.
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I'd start with the classic Dotty Spots (aka Spot Paddles). It should be very cheap and is a guaranteed eye-popper. Here's my version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DXr7PxS......=17&t=0s

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I love the Turbo Stick now but I will never forget my 1st paddle. It was wooden with a foil mirror on one side. It held a dollar bill folded up over the mirror and 3 dimes held with rubberbands on the other. There was a whole process but at the end...It was all done with mirrors. Similar (if not the same) as Money paddle.

Just to add a couple other good paddles that have come along. I liked (but never bought) Pizza Paddle & I did buy Chad Long's "Flash" which uses stick flash drives.
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I have a love Chad Longs Flash, but it is discontinued and no longer available, afaik, so I didn't want to get anyone's hopes up. Great suggestion though!

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On Jul 30, 2020, Poof-Daddy wrote:
I love the Turbo Stick now but I will never forget my 1st paddle. It was wooden with a foil mirror on one side. It held a dollar bill folded up over the mirror and 3 dimes held with rubberbands on the other. There was a whole process but at the end...It was all done with mirrors. Similar (if not the same) as Money paddle.

Just to add a couple other good paddles that have come along. I liked (but never bought) Pizza Paddle & I did buy Chad Long's "Flash" which uses stick flash drives.
The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge.
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Excellent suggestions by everyone who has responded! When I had magicians perform at my restaurant, I was always thankful for those who didn't focus 90% of their act on card magic. Audiences love chop cups, dice effects and sponge balls. However, a good paddle routine always got GREAT reactions. Those that stick out have been mentioned...Turbo Stick, Money Paddle, and Flash were effects my patrons would recall long after the magician had performed for them.

Dotty Spots (I have a set made of pewter) is what I carry with me and it also gets head shakes of disbelief!!
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Pre-Pandemic, this is the time of year that the No.2 Pencil is great to perform. I used that one a lot when I table hopped (back in the day).
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My Vote for TURBO STICK .
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I forgot to mention - there's a useful chapter in Bruce Elliott's "Classic Secrets of Magic". It includes hand-printing a business card and the complete Dr Sack dice routine.
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