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Topic: What tricks do you bring with you?
Message: Posted by: Cory Gallupe (Sep 25, 2005 05:30PM)
I never bring tricks with me, but if Im going to a party, then Ill bring a few tricks and stuff them in my pocket. But out of curosity, what tricks do you street magicians bring with you everywhere you go? And why?
Message: Posted by: Skarn (Sep 26, 2005 01:06PM)
I like to bring:

Deck of Cards
Dime and Penney
Quarter Bite

All of these are very easy to setup and do and get great reactions.

Message: Posted by: Magic Sam (Sep 26, 2005 02:13PM)
I'm always carrying a TT loaded with a twenty for doing a bill switch, and a deck of cards. That's more than enough. :D
Message: Posted by: VcosNJ (Sep 26, 2005 02:26PM)
Rubberbands, TT, and a deck of cards = hours of magic for everyone :)
Message: Posted by: The Mighty Fool (Sep 26, 2005 03:17PM)
marked deck & fine prints
Message: Posted by: r1z08 (Sep 26, 2005 04:00PM)
Super Sharpie
Breakthrough Card System Deck
Loops (never leave home without 'em)

The Super Sharpie is nice because it's so practical.

Rubberbands are great for some good close up routines.

Breakthrough Card System deck is the perfect way to quickly blow their minds.

Loops are awesome for seemingly impromptu PK, animation and levitation effects.
Message: Posted by: paisa23 (Sep 26, 2005 04:04PM)
Rubber bands(to include stargazer)
Card thru ciggerette or other wayt around deck of cards and my Shell set. I do personal safe everyday
pyro perception
Limited edition
deck of cards
Hundy 500

still checking my pockets ill be back
Message: Posted by: Cory Gallupe (Sep 27, 2005 12:47PM)
I think if I where to bring tricks with me Id bring: a tt with silk, deck of cards in a porper clip, and sponge balls.
Message: Posted by: Matt Malinas (Sep 27, 2005 03:59PM)
I always have a deck of cards . that's the most important. my invisible deck is always welcome to a party. d'lites of course. coin bite is great too(only if I plan to do some coin magic) . the Svengali deck sometimes too.
with me , it all depends on the mood I'm in. :)

Message: Posted by: gadget19 (Oct 17, 2005 07:14PM)
Well, I just started learning....so I really don't have many tricks that I have perfected...I just learned Hundy 500 and it's definately going to come with me everywhere I go.
Message: Posted by: jfkkraemer (Oct 17, 2005 07:24PM)
coins (gaffed or not)
one card in paperclip, never leave home without it
tt loaded with 1.00 bill( real magic written on it, reverse side )
Message: Posted by: murcielago1687 (Oct 17, 2005 11:53PM)
Invisible deck
A random chinese coin, mix that in, great responses
invisible thread of all sorts
Notepad and pen for menatlism
And a regular deck
Message: Posted by: cupmagic (Oct 18, 2005 12:53AM)
Deck of cards
Celluar Phone
A.E 2
Message: Posted by: Perl (Oct 18, 2005 11:33AM)
Loops!! definitely!! and IT.
Message: Posted by: Darius666 (Oct 18, 2005 12:33PM)
The Masters Time Machine and my fire card to wallet do everywhere with me as I use them for normaul use.
If I think I will definatley be doing some tricks:
-Deck of cards
-Perfect pen
-Couple of elastic bands for Crazy Mans Handcuffs.
All of those don't take up much room and are easy to carry, if I can manage it, I will also take Jay Sankeys 'in a flash'
Message: Posted by: bloodkin (Oct 18, 2005 01:46PM)
- My watch
- Loops
- bent keys and coins
- cards
Message: Posted by: glatner (Oct 18, 2005 01:58PM)
-a deck
-palming coin
-loops (when I have them)
-invisible deck
- hopping halves
-the cheating gambler.
-my business cards.
Message: Posted by: mrunge (Oct 18, 2005 10:53PM)
- rubberbands
- match books
- old skeleton key (for haunted key turn)
- small washer (from hardware store for "blister")
- hot rod
- half dollar coin / sun and moon coin
Message: Posted by: Roland Henning (Oct 19, 2005 11:38AM)
To all you TT-guys. What exactly do you do with that gimmick?
Message: Posted by: JasonEscape (Jan 30, 2006 11:20AM)
-A pad. I prefer small post-it note pads (2inx3in). Fits on Biz cards, decks of cards, etc. Great billet size. Also sticks to your hand for some ridiculously deceptive palming.
- A pencil. Pencils are underrated.
-One bent coin.
-One penny with an X on it. (my most favorite non-effect).
-A key (for bending).
-A pocket writer and desk.

The above combined with linguistic deception gives me countless hours of mind blowing stuff.....
Obviously if I have nothing, I borrow a pad and pen and blow minds even more!!

With Wonder Always,
Message: Posted by: jgravelle (Jan 30, 2006 12:50PM)
Just inventoried myself. Mind you, I'm at my computer day job, so this is pretty much standard "walking around" fare:

Inside Breast pockets:
- Invisible Deck (right side) and...
- ...Blue Bikes w/1 extra red (bottom card) and 4 aces and 8 of hearts stacked on top (left side)

- Double Back Bike
- $2 Bill Gaff

Coat Pocket (Right):
- 20 Centavo + 2 20 Peso coins
- 30 inch velvet cord
- 2 beads on yarn (in separate coin purse)
- One Morgan

Coat Pocket (Left):
- Okito w/4 Silver "Clad" '67 Kennedy halves, kept in a...
- ...small velvet pouch w/Ball thru Tube & Nuts n' Bolts
- Coin purse with extra "giveaway" halves for kids, also holding a...
- ...torn Kennedy half and a...
- ...Karate Coin (Kennedy)

Pants (Utility Pocket):
- Cellphone w/8 of Hearts Picture ready in flip-up display

- Rubber Bands (right wrist)
- Sharpie ("Pen Pocket" built into coat)
- and a head fulla mischief.


Message: Posted by: williamtbrady (Jan 30, 2006 01:13PM)
Hmm, just checking pockets...

D'Lites - Great to get things going, one effect you can do when drunk at end of party ;)
TT - Lit Cigarette Vanish always knocks 'em bandy
Slam - So easy to carry around cant spend it by mistake like others :)
Steath Pen - My normal pen, nice easy opener..
Super Sharpie - Predict change in pocket, My normal Marker for Sinful etc
Time Machine Watch - my normal watch, ready if audience is right.
Subterfuge - my normal ring, when it arrives!!
FISM Flash - take it out occasionally, goes great with SLAM if I'm in the mood to 'rig-up'

Got a full show there with nothing more than a few bits that most people carry, so looks very impromptu...
Message: Posted by: Joey Stalin (Jan 30, 2006 01:55PM)
Hmm, let me check my pockets

4 rubber bands, 2 of one size 2 of a larger
-useful for CMH, or versions of rubber bandit
TT loaded with a $50
Hot Rod
Deck of Cards
Stebbins deck or invis
wallet full of packet tricks
At least 3 quarters
2 pennies and a dime
keys with a dup key in pocket.
Message: Posted by: karbonkid (Jan 30, 2006 03:11PM)
Granted, I'm a card guy, but, if I'm to show up at a party, for a party, I wouldn't tend to bring anything at all. If some one asked to see 'something' I'd probably put something together, like match tricks, cigarette magic, paper balls, change in your pocket...cup and paper ball...I mean the impromptu magic is just as strong as you can get. I feel like if you show up with props...Hrm, I just don't know. I just don't think it would be as strong.
Message: Posted by: ofrmagic (Jan 30, 2006 09:35PM)
Ill say
the yot
Message: Posted by: williamtbrady (Jan 31, 2006 03:17AM)
On 2006-01-30 16:11, karbonkid wrote:
Granted, I'm a card guy, but, if I'm to show up at a party, for a party, I wouldn't tend to bring anything at all. If some one asked to see 'something' I'd probably put something together, like match tricks, cigarette magic, paper balls, change in your pocket...cup and paper ball...I mean the impromptu magic is just as strong as you can get. I feel like if you show up with props...Hrm, I just don't know. I just don't think it would be as strong.

I agree, but look thru these guys lists, you'll not see many 'props'
Just a few little helpers, a coin is a coin to the layman :)

Love & Peace

Message: Posted by: karbonkid (Jan 31, 2006 07:47AM)
I feel you, Will, however, I would think there was a trick to something if someone brought out an oddity to me, i.e. hot rod, sun and moon coin, d-lites, etc. Heck, a deck of cards could be considered an oddity, as no one, but, magicians, walk around with them.

And as a to layman a coin is a coin, but, not really. I know you are in the UK, so this might not make sense to you, but, if I pull out a half dollar or silver dollar...that is an oddity, even though it's currency just as anything else.

Strong, to me of course, is using the person who's party it is, using their cards for example...or a borrowed coin/object. I think there is a ton of easy to do impromptu magic that if people studied it better they would seem more magical. Does that make any sense?
Message: Posted by: imh0 (Jan 31, 2006 10:51AM)
- a deck of cards
- SC quarter
- pulls and rare-earth's eeerrrverywhere
Message: Posted by: forrestlim (Feb 4, 2006 02:38AM)
TT (cigarette vanish,goldfish,penny vanish,produce water,Bill switch,torn and restore bill and etc)
Sponge balls
Message: Posted by: Paolo Venturini (Feb 6, 2006 11:26PM)
TT, Rubber Bands, Star gazer, Deck of cards, I.D. Lucky Lotto, Tattoo Tale, Hundy 500, Psychic Watch, Magic Marker, biting coin, Nun None, my business cards...
Message: Posted by: h_A_Z (Feb 7, 2006 08:21AM)
In my wallet : Ultimate 3 Card Monte (my own no table version), 4 Stickmen (Richard Sanders)
In my pocket : a coin purse with some coins, s****, U3F (morgan and local currency)
Message: Posted by: Face (Feb 9, 2006 04:38PM)
I don't carry anything, if necessary I use everyday objects like keys, coins etc.
Message: Posted by: JasonEscape (Feb 10, 2006 08:01AM)
Oh...the power of PW.

I love it.

Message: Posted by: Stinkfist (Feb 10, 2006 08:22PM)
I will be carrying my wizard ring when it comes. their is so much you can do with this ring.
can't wait!!
Message: Posted by: JasonEscape (Feb 11, 2006 08:27AM)
I am sure that ring is going to rock!
Message: Posted by: Edward (Feb 11, 2006 03:20PM)
Rubberbands, M5, Boris Wild Deck, 2 Sponge balls
Message: Posted by: Jaz (Feb 11, 2006 03:53PM)
Currently I'm carrying "Florida Keys", two half dollars, a $2 bill and a BIC type pen.

You mention a party. It depends on the type of I'm event I'm invited to.
Often I bring nothing or the above.

On some occasions I'll bring some basics.

Quarter ].
IT or ITR.
"Ringer" or "Florida Keys".
"Kundalini" thingy.
Half dollar.
BIC type pen.
$2 bill.

For dinners I may add.
"Obedient Bill" aka self folding bill.
Message: Posted by: Jesse Reign (Feb 11, 2006 09:16PM)
If I am not thinking about performing a certain trick always carry a pack of cards,coins and my wallet which has my business card.
Message: Posted by: jolly12 (Mar 20, 2007 04:57PM)
Ofrmagic...was wondering what kind of reception you get to using "The Yot" regularly. I can't seem to have much luck with mine as it appears I purchased one that is a lot easier to pop then most other people report..has been in my drawer for awhile now!
Message: Posted by: Bobby Puga (Mar 26, 2007 05:31PM)
If I'm going to a gathering, party, bar... or just somewhere where I know I will be performing some effects... I'll take
deck of cards
third degree b.
sticky wax for c.o.c.
sharpie marker (to have specs signed selected cards or coins or bills)
ash pen
SMM pk ring (always worn)
coin bite
all carried in a small bike tube repair case, except for TDB and sharpie and deck...(repair case is smaller than deck of cards...)
in my wallet (fraud, healed and sealed gim..)
Message: Posted by: michaelmystic2003 (Mar 28, 2007 04:46PM)
I always bring along:

A Deck Of Bikes (Who Doesn't?)

Interlace by Richard Sanders

Entourage by Gordon Bean

Razor's Edge by Jay Sankey

Silk and a Shilling for my "Time Warp Coin" routine by Me.

Everything I need for my own original effects

D'Lite by Rocco

Holy Moly by Jay Sankey

Michael Kras
Message: Posted by: Dave V (Mar 28, 2007 04:49PM)
Silver chain for "Fast and Loose" and maybe some rubber bands for CMH. Otherwise I'm there for the party, I'm not there as a performer.
Message: Posted by: michaelmystic2003 (Mar 28, 2007 05:08PM)
Are you following me??? :) Enjoy the notes, and I hope you will see I have changed my ways and hope you will change yours in return!

Michael Kras
Message: Posted by: Dave V (Mar 28, 2007 05:14PM)
Didn't you know? I live here! Steve keeps the kitchen well stocked, and he has a table reserved with my name on it.
Message: Posted by: michaelmystic2003 (Mar 28, 2007 05:19PM)
OOO... Are there any rooms available? :)
Message: Posted by: Dave V (Mar 28, 2007 07:16PM)
Only one, but you have to double up with dannydoyle.
Message: Posted by: michaelmystic2003 (Mar 28, 2007 07:41PM)
No thank you! I think I will stay at my post! :)
Message: Posted by: Dave V (Mar 28, 2007 09:14PM)
Good choice. ;)
Message: Posted by: merlin5150 (Apr 15, 2007 10:03AM)
My usuals are
- Quantem Bend
- Outlaw(business Cards)
- Invisible Deck
- Perfect Time Jeff
Message: Posted by: Ethan the emazing (Apr 15, 2007 02:33PM)
Every time I leave the house I bring a red and a blue deck of cards.
Message: Posted by: Bedford (Apr 16, 2007 06:32PM)
Generally just a pad to use for billets, a P*** W***** of my own design (business card size), a couple of rubber bands.
Message: Posted by: cmc124 (Apr 17, 2007 06:49AM)

Message: Posted by: jonathanahirsch (Apr 17, 2007 11:27AM)
A rubber band or two around put around the wrist can doa lot for you.
Not to mention the effects that use both cards and rubberbands. Aldo Columbini has a set of notes on just that and the effects are pretty cool little visual pleasers.
Message: Posted by: Michael Taggert (Apr 30, 2007 10:36PM)
A Brown Paper bag.
a half of a deck of cards
several coins
a piece of IT
Dave V. along for the ride
Message: Posted by: RicHeka (Apr 30, 2007 11:21PM)
My Stealth Assassin Wallet,which contains a carefully choreographed...up to 15 minute act,and an oversized antique haunted key.

Oh,and some business cards. :)

Message: Posted by: John T. Sheets (May 1, 2007 08:33AM)
To a party I will carry:
A few rubber bands
A deck of cards
The Atomic Bills
Quantum Bender 2.0
A T-tip
Message: Posted by: Steven Fox (May 9, 2007 01:27AM)
- normal deck
- gafed deck (invisible, Svengali or my favorite NEMESIS)
- rubberbands
- loops
- jumbo coin
- sharpie
- cigarrets
- TT
- cel phone
Message: Posted by: Gary Kosnitzky (May 9, 2007 10:29AM)
I like the fast, visual mind boggling effect it has on spectators leaving them feel like they just got off a rollercoaster ride. That's why I never go anywhere without the "Cigarette Up The Nose" trick.
Message: Posted by: ku7uk3 (May 12, 2007 01:16PM)
I always wear a finger-ring, and now have eleven tricks I can do with the ring alone. Then I always have a piece of ribbon in pocket (or shoelace) for a ring and string finish.

Then there are body tricks, which I have a nice set sequence off 12 tricks, and with that I don't need any props.

While I'm good at cards and rubber bands, I would never carry them with me to a party as it would seem too 'staged', and make me look geeky to be carrying such props around with me.
If asked, I would see if someone else has a pack, but never myself.
But to have a pack of cards in your pocket would look so nerdy, I'd be leaving that party alone, which would defeat the purpose of the party.

Message: Posted by: FlippingWonderful (May 15, 2007 06:32PM)
TT, Playing Cards, Double-Blank Cards, Sharpie, a few rubber bands, loops, a few coins, a bit of wax, and my Stealth Assasin Wallet with a chunk of business cards in. Maybe delights if I think it is going to be dark.
Message: Posted by: Wesker (May 16, 2007 03:55PM)
Usually I'll carry a deck of cards, PK ring, STS, Hovercard and WOW.

If I am going somewhere big (some sort of event or big party) then I'll bring Electric Touch and if I have the buggers handy, ladybug.
Message: Posted by: APL (May 16, 2007 05:31PM)
Hundy 500
Color Monte
A Bic Pen (RE-Cap)
2 half dollars
Safety pins (Sheets linking pins)
1 red deck, containing one blue back card and extra 10/spades
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (May 17, 2007 05:13AM)
On 2005-09-25 18:30, Cory Gallupe wrote:
I never bring tricks with me, but if Im going to a party, then Ill bring a few tricks and stuff them in my pocket. But out of curosity, what tricks do you street magicians bring with you everywhere you go? And why?

Usually Sponge Balls, Coins and cards.
Message: Posted by: jmoran76 (Sep 11, 2007 10:14PM)
Lately, it's been:
Color Monte
James Swain's Capitulating Queens
Jumbo Kennedy Half Dollar
Message: Posted by: phillipsje (Sep 11, 2007 10:20PM)
Cards, Color Changing Knives, Hot Rod.
Message: Posted by: james08 (Sep 12, 2007 05:33AM)
I always bring my gaff coins, rubber band and star gazer
Message: Posted by: Yellowcustard (Sep 12, 2007 12:43PM)
Ill usually carry.

A deck of cards,
A sharpie,
2 Large dice,

Sometimes for mate’s party and going to the bar I will also take one or two of the following.

Sponge bunnies,
Sponge balls (with purse frame),
A large hanky (use it for card through and a couple of other effects,
Spotty dots,
Colour changing Knifes,
A couple of old large pennies,
Professors nightmare and a metal ring,

I also have a few tricks which I can set up at venue in moments,

Chop cup with a final large load,
Glass through table,
3 tricks with a box of matches (Also 2 impressions and a joke),
Daryl’s 2 hats and 4 marbles,
A four across routine,
Coin matrix’s,

There are a few more but these I have all done at least twice in the past month.
Message: Posted by: Sandwichical (Sep 12, 2007 06:03PM)
My Everyday setup

Right Wrist:
Rubber bands

Left Wrist:
Time Machine

Right Pocket:
My deck (with a dupe)
Half dollar
16 penny nail (I think I'm the first to list a nail :))
a pen

Left Pocket:
Invisible Deck
Some packet tricks (Twisted Sister and a 9 card wild card effect)
Dirty TT for cig vanishes

Back pocket:
Heirloom (though I always forget about it)

And on occasion (If I'm wearing cargo pants) a spoon and in a flash.

A jacket would include a large rubber tarantula, two golf balls, cig up nose, a raven (don't use it much), a 52 on one card, and on occasion, an Iron Garrote
Message: Posted by: Montethrower (Sep 29, 2007 08:36PM)
For a party where I plan on doing magic...

1. Deck of Bikes
2. Banachek's PK Pen
3. Pocket Knife
4. Swami Gimmick
5. Business Cards
6. A Loop on my wrist

With these I can do any number of card effects, my routine crafted to fit with Banachek's PK Pen, my card stab or a russian routlette with napkins (my own), psychological forces/predictions, and maybe some small-object movement...

When I'm just there to have fun...

1. 3 of diamonds in my wallet (always there)
2. A ring

With this, Garret Thomas's Ring Thing can be used to bludgeon spectators, and the 3 of diamonds is always in my wallet, so if I feel in the mood, I can try Derren Brown's expert psycho. force.

Cheers everyone!!

Message: Posted by: karbonkid (Oct 1, 2007 10:41AM)
I bring myself...hopefully I have props or can borrow them.
Message: Posted by: DeadDave (Oct 3, 2007 09:51AM)
I usually carry around:
Peek Wallet-Every day wallet anyway
PK Ring
Super Sharpie
Haunted Key
Zener Cards
Business Cards

This stuff takes up almost no space, and I never get caught out-"NO one has a pen?"
Message: Posted by: BIGmagiclV (Oct 4, 2007 05:27PM)
No matter where I go I bring 2 card monte and b'wave. In case someone finds out I do magic and need something fast besides pulling a quarter from their ear! It fits in my business card wallet perfectly.
Message: Posted by: gardini (Oct 11, 2007 03:23PM)
TT (bill switch)
Pk Ring
gaff bic pen
deck of cards with a double back
kollassal killer

Message: Posted by: djkuttdecks (Oct 12, 2007 07:10PM)
1) Deck of Tally's
2) Wizard PK Ring
3) 2 really small earth magnets
4) 2 rubber bands
5) A smile
Message: Posted by: vpatanio (Oct 14, 2007 09:04PM)
TT x2
Wizard PK Ring
Deck of Bikes
3 of Hearts in my wallet

In addition I will occasionally carry:
Sponge Balls
Pen Through Anything
Invisible Deck
Extra card for Torn and Restored Card
Message: Posted by: Erdnase27 (Oct 15, 2007 02:17AM)
Most of the time I borrow stuff but:
- spongeballs
- deck of cards(sometimes oly a stacked or gimmicked)
- coin bite
- TT for bill switch
- stickmen 4
- PK ring

for impromptu I borrow: matches, rubberbands, caps, rings, coins etc
Message: Posted by: Merry_Magician101 (Jul 26, 2011 08:49AM)
I always bring:

balloon for pressure
3 coin (one normal, one slightly bended and one bended hard)
bill for pen thru billl
perfect PENetration plus
follow the queen (A.K.A. deluxe monte)
post its
money bank
2 green and 1 red spongeball
Svengalie deck
normal deck
marked chice gimmmick
cut and restored ribbon

this al is in my great milano pouch
(Photo's? send me PM)
I know this looks like allot of tricks and stuff but I am doing more like walakround magic
those tricks are for walkaround sets from 10 in the mornning untill 3 in the afternoon

Greetz Merry_Magician101
Message: Posted by: toph (Jul 26, 2011 10:51AM)
Lately, I've been consistently carrying:

Right pocket:
Regular Sharpie
Quantum Bender 2.0

Left pocket:
Pyrokinesis (very little pocket space taken)

In a Viking Firewallet in Back Pocket:
Extreme Burn
Business Cards for Think Pink

On iPhone:
Mental Killer

Everything, believe it or not, takes hardly any pockets space and allows me to have many options as to what effect to perform given the circumstances.
Message: Posted by: Dale J. O'Neill (Aug 4, 2011 02:37PM)
I always have:
Hot Rod (set)
Quarter Squeeze
Sponge Balls
Pointless (custom Colors)
Ring on Chain (home-made)
Message: Posted by: GlenD (Aug 4, 2011 03:35PM)
I typically have:
rubberbands on left wrist
Loops in pocket
Bic pen... anyone else notice how the basic Bic/Papermate pens are getting harder and harder to find in the stores?
1/2 dollar
TT Bill sw
TT silk
Safety Pins
Mirror cards
Deck of cards

Message: Posted by: ThinkThurston (Aug 28, 2011 11:06PM)
Deck of Cards
Super Sharpie
PK Ring
Outlaw Kioku
IMP pad
Message: Posted by: soybntree (Oct 6, 2011 06:12AM)
Rubber Bands
Deck of Bikes
Invisible Deck
Bitten Coin
Message: Posted by: boydy (Oct 11, 2011 12:08PM)
I carry an expanded shell in circulation coinage and a copper silver coin in uk coinage also.

and a vernet TT
Message: Posted by: Ekuth (Oct 11, 2011 12:40PM)
Hmmm... everyday:

Pair of D'Lites
Sponge balls
Tool (which doubles as my deck of Bikes)
Ike Dollar
2 Kennedy Halves
7 quarters
4" red silk
Extra wax

That way, I'm pretty well loaded for bear wherever I may end up.
Message: Posted by: JeremyTan (Oct 14, 2011 05:42AM)
Deck of cards (hrs of fun!)
mini chop cup.
coin set with jumbo coins.

yeah.. tonnes of fun that way. =)
Message: Posted by: CRMagius (Oct 14, 2011 10:58PM)
My typical pocket-load:
1 high-end metal yoyo (not strictly magic, but it's one of my standard items)
1 pack of bikes in a porper clip, often with gaff or dupe depending on mood (gaff is usually corner-short)
1 Sharpie Marker
2 #19 rubber bands
4 2" sponge balls

Optional (depending on mood and pocket space):
1 TT pre-loaded with my "yoyo string" effect
Loops if I have any, and if I'm not wearing clothing that will instantly destroy them
1 17' rainbow mouth coil, if I'm going to the pub (yes, I use mouthcoils at the bar, lol)

If I am carrying a bag that day, the bag will contain all the "Optional" items plus:
1 Performance Mat
1 or more spare packs of bikes
1 SEALED pack of 125th anniversary bikes - anyone ever notice these cards are subtly one-way? ;)
Notebook, Pens, and sometimes a Sketchbook
Message: Posted by: bowers (Oct 15, 2011 10:35PM)
I never leave home without a tt 5 dollar bill and a silk.
and most of the time I have a chinese coin and a silverdollar
for a spellbound routein.
Message: Posted by: Blayk P (Nov 6, 2011 03:16PM)
Well, since I'm also a juggler, I usually carry around a bag with balls for juggling and I keep my stuff in it.

But when I'm just at school or anything else where I won't be juggling, I carry these things:

JOL Plus wallet, which contains Phil Goldstein's Shinkansen, B'wave, credit card monte, Jeff Prace's Where Time Stands Still, and WOW gimmick.

A deck of cards, set up for my ambitious card routine that ends with card to wallet. The same deck is also set up for Chris Ballinger's Shark.

I sometimes bring along another deck set up for a TNR effect that is based off of a Michael Ammar effect and uses Chris Ballinger's Redemption.

I always carry some coins with me.

Usually I carry Jeff Prace's GUM (Orbit & Re-wrapped)

Hope this helped.
Message: Posted by: Sensio (Jan 1, 2012 08:50AM)
Of course I carry my FEELINGS Listerine version (fits very easily into the tiny little pocket all jeans have above the front right main pocket), a blue Tally (fan version), a Unique coin (amazing coin by kreis-magic) and some index cards for CT... This is the basic set of things I carry; from time to time I will also carry some little special something I bought or created and like to try with people...

Happy New Year to all!
Message: Posted by: Suren (Jan 1, 2012 02:47PM)
Deck of Bikes with Dupes,
Sponge Balls,
Rubber Bands,
Message: Posted by: devinhesketh (Jan 6, 2012 06:56PM)
Usually when I go to the mall or a special occasion I try to work off of whats there but when I bring stuff its usually

Rubber Bands
Hot Rod
Stealth Pen
Sponge Balls
Thumb Tip
Color monte
sometimes I will bring a finger ring
Message: Posted by: karlito (Jan 14, 2012 03:51PM)
I really don't know how you guys manage to fit all this into your pockets!!!

I normally carry my infinity wallet which includes powerball 60, mentalism cards etc
a mini supersharpie
stande up monte
tiwsted sisters
pk ring
sometimes a LOOP
and killer elite
Message: Posted by: maxpax (Jan 15, 2012 01:31PM)
I recently got an outlaw wallet, lunaria and Kioku. All awesome mentalism stuff. Other than that I have some paper and a pencil.
Message: Posted by: dbriegs (Jan 19, 2012 10:22PM)
B'wave for sure
Invisible deck
a small rubber ball (or crumpled paper towel) for pulse stop
a sharpie for "sinful"
fraud (set up and ready to go)
occasionally john kennedy's mystery box (if appropriate to have brought a "prop")
a card written in soap on my forearm ready to be forced for you-know-what
sometimes "wow!"
Message: Posted by: sketchomagic (Jan 19, 2012 11:10PM)
Stand Up Monte
B'wave or TS (gonna start using Duplicity)
Message: Posted by: macca_accam (Jan 20, 2012 03:29PM)
3 card Monte, bikes with a dup, Jerry o Connell plus wallet, finger ring
Message: Posted by: MaXiMoN (Jan 23, 2012 07:47PM)
My close up set is on me most of the time
- a pen (for recap or coin and pen routine)
- any coins or bills
- business cards
- my iphone
and 2LOOPS or PK RING !!!!!
Message: Posted by: maxpax (Jan 27, 2012 11:00AM)
I mostly bring some post it notes a special wallet and a pen for some easy on the go mentalism. Sometimes I don't even bother with the paper I just do some coldreading/forces which works good for me.

With Coins I bring a shell and ask the spectators for normal coins.
Message: Posted by: Lundonia (Feb 17, 2012 08:47AM)
Always on me:
- Sharpie
- Deck
- TT
- A couple of packet tricks (varies)

For parties or any other occasion where magic is more appropriate:
- I.D
- Chop gimmick (Craig Petty)
- Extra deck (either stacked or just color changes etc)
- Smoke gimmick
- Extra blank cards, double backers/facers etc.
- Few coins, leaning more and more towards to the T.U.C
- Extra bills
- Rubber bands
- A string
Message: Posted by: MagicDawg19 (Mar 2, 2012 09:40PM)
A couple of rubber bands, sharpee, regular deck,gimmick deck(Invisible, Jay Sankey's Third Eye or Uberchange, Gaff Cards) Holy Moly, Half Dollar & Copper Penny, TT, Either a two dollar bill or quadriflex, and now I never go anywhere without Sankey's new Soundwaves. It is one of the best pieces of Mentalism I have seen.
Message: Posted by: SPONGE KONG (Mar 10, 2012 11:09PM)
£5 to £10 Transpo ( spectators hand)
OXF + 4 Coins
Twizted + deck
Torched and Restored ( several made up ready to go)
Sponge Balls
Key Flight
And always Prohibition ! Seems to really kill every time.

Titans Finger stays on my house keys anyway so that's with me day and night, never do it as a serious effect but great for a bar moment.
Same goes for Restore Credit always lurking in my Wallet.
Any Card to Any Spectators Wallet .

Message: Posted by: richi (Mar 15, 2012 09:14AM)
Anyone brings an Templar (or Relic)from Outlaw Effects in the neck?

I allways thinking that if have the money, I use the templar every day.

Great topic!
Always on me:
- Tarantula
- The Outlaw Showdown whit a lot of flsh paper and bussines card
- A deck
- All my knowledge in hypnosis
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Apr 27, 2012 08:32PM)
Sponge Rabbits
Message: Posted by: BuddhaStephy (May 5, 2012 12:23PM)
Subterfuge- multiple other items for this
Element 80- a few coins and keys to bend with it
deck of cards
clairvoyance deck
Message: Posted by: dylmagic (Jul 15, 2012 06:53PM)
I like to take a deck of cards occasionally d lives maybe a thumb tip definitely fire wallet as well as acid hand which is a trick were you shake someones hand and make it hot dynamo does it its a pretty rare trick to find
but amazing reactions
Message: Posted by: RyanAdams (Jul 18, 2012 02:38PM)
Pack of cards
Coin Unique
5 in 1 Bill Transpo
Extreme Burn
Omni deck
Message: Posted by: blastercast (Aug 3, 2012 06:05AM)
I usually will take a loop,
Deck of cards (Usually Steampunks or Sentinels)
The Web
Bullet Party
Balloons (Pressure)
Re-Labelled (Seriously guys, this trick gets some of the best reactions I have ever seen!)
Thread (Already setup, only once a night!)
Message: Posted by: Dai Hard (Aug 7, 2012 12:47PM)
$5 and $1 Transpo (Roger Klause's)
Extreme Burn
Kolossal Killer
Message: Posted by: robsn (Aug 24, 2012 05:34AM)
I am very new to magic, but what I (as a beginner) bring is:

- Cigarrets (for simple vanishing and production)
- Coins (for simple vanishing and production)
- Two joker-cards (black and red) for a switch. When I catch a glance from a table, I do the switch. It´s a great opener. People get curious and will ask for more: "Come! Join our table!"
- Mental Photography Card-Deck
- Regular card deck
- A regular ring
- Loops

This is all very easy to carry around in your pockets and even if you are an amateur like me (am I already?) it´s enough to entertain a while.
Message: Posted by: MerlinCrow (Sep 4, 2012 02:16AM)
I carry a pack of cards in my back pocket,
A PK ring around my finger,
2 euro coin in my pocket,
and a 5 euro cent in my pocket (which is magnetic)
some very very thin thread on a card.

By the way, I am from the Netherlands, could you tell me what a TT is ?

Message: Posted by: ChrisTheImpossible (Mar 3, 2013 07:03PM)
On 2012-09-04 03:16, MerlinCrow wrote:
I carry a pack of cards in my back pocket,
A PK ring around my finger,
2 euro coin in my pocket,
and a 5 euro cent in my pocket (which is magnetic)
some very very thin thread on a card.

By the way, I am from the Netherlands, could you tell me what a TT is ?


TT = Thumb Tip
Message: Posted by: ChrisTheImpossible (Mar 4, 2013 08:22PM)
On 2005-09-26 15:13, Magic Sam wrote:
I'm always carrying a TT loaded with a twenty for doing a bill switch, and a deck of cards. That's more than enough. :D

I assume you do lots of sleight of hand? What do you think about Identity?
Message: Posted by: Jmolomagic (Mar 6, 2013 02:14PM)
I usually bring a pack of cards, sharpie, twilight angels gaff, extreme burn, exact change and ignition.
Message: Posted by: TheMag1cian (Mar 10, 2013 12:45PM)
DOUBLE BACK (Jon Allen) ****never leave home without this******* And I mean NEVER! Transpo on steroids!
Twilight Angels (I like to approach couples and talk about love, leaving them with a nice souvenir)
Sponge Rabbits
3 coins across (shell)
T & R (Damage: Dave Forrest)
In A Flash (Sankey)
Killer Key (Sankey)
Invisible Deck
LIT (Dan Hauss)
TT (silks & Sweet N Low, bill switches)
Balloons (Pressure)
SHADES gimmick (Eric Ross)
Bite Off Coin
Ultra Gum (Sanders)
Discovered deck (Sanders)

Believe it or not, I usually have all of these on me most the time give or take.
Message: Posted by: TheMag1cian (Mar 10, 2013 12:48PM)
Keep in mind that I use basically just a few decks. One of which includes all of my card gimmicks in order (Shades, BRANDED, ultra gum, LIT, Twilight Angels, Damage, Tagged and Double Back = all n one deck)
Message: Posted by: Oberon_Puck (Mar 13, 2013 03:00PM)
My usual carry is
Two sets of D'lites, one red one white
One Loop
One TT
Three Sponge Balls
One deck of Red Bikes
Occasionally I'll carry Ultra Gum

The sponge balls,TT and cards by themselves give me a lot of options for close up work, the rest is basicly stuff that amuses me.
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (May 25, 2014 10:43AM)
Three deck of cards: 1. A normal deck with one card with a breather crimp. 2. A memorized deck (mnemonica). 3. The Unshuffled Deck.
Coins w. a Shell
Inner Circle (loops)
Rubberbands, brite yellow.
The Shell Game:
Metal Folding Table, very easy to carry around:
plus a Close up pad.
And, I have more "great" effects that I add time from time...
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Jun 27, 2014 09:42AM)
I must admit that I don't BRING any TRICKS with me! I usually have a TT in my pocket, but a TT is NOT a TRICK. A TT is a gimmick, (i.e.: a PROP that is unknown to the spectator).

A PROP is (usually) used in PERFORMING a TRICK. You cannot CARRY, BUY, or OWN a TRICK. (or "MAGIC" either) You CAN BUY (and OWN) a PROP or a SECRET (in a BOOK, or DVD).

A TRICK (like music) ONLY EXISTS WHILE IT IS BEING PERFORMED). (When you stop dragging the rosined horsehair over the catgut, the music stops, too.)

If the performer (magician) PERFORMS the trick well, MAGIC MAY HAPPEN--IN ONE PLACE, and usually only for a moment): THE MIND(S) OF THE SPECTATOR(S).

When you can understand these concepts,and put them into practice, you may consider yourself a magician. Otherwise you are just a guy/gal who "knows some tricks".
Message: Posted by: _Trickstar_ (Jun 30, 2014 02:30PM)
I always have my invisible deck, always great reactions.
a sharpie for all sorts
smoke by Alan Rorrison
a deck of cards with a duplicate in
Message: Posted by: writeall (Jul 5, 2014 07:18PM)
[quote]On Jun 27, 2014, Dick Oslund wrote:
When you can understand these concepts,and put them into practice, you may consider yourself a magician. Otherwise you are just a guy/gal who "knows some tricks". [/quote]

I'm not embarrassed to say that describes me quite well. And, it's enough to make me a happy lad.

I sometimes wonder how many of us there are in the mix - folks who aren't out to make a living as entertainers, or dedicate their lives to magic, but who simply enjoy the pleasant diversion and the fun.
Message: Posted by: lifeofwonder (Jul 13, 2014 06:16AM)
Here are my most frequently used items that I carry:
-Branded gimmick
-Deck of Cards
-Occasionally Invisible Deck

However, I enjoy my time most using a balloon at a birthday for Pressure and metal bends with cutlery.
Message: Posted by: How (Sep 7, 2014 07:08PM)
[quote]On Mar 4, 2013, ChrisTheImpossible wrote:
On 2005-09-26 15:13, Magic Sam wrote:
I'm always carrying a TT loaded with a twenty for doing a bill switch, and a deck of cards. That's more than enough. :D

I assume you do lots of sleight of hand? What do you think about Identity? [/quote]

Identity is very strong! I use this in bars a lot.
Message: Posted by: How (Sep 7, 2014 07:09PM)
[quote]On Jul 13, 2014, lifeofwonder wrote:
Here are my most frequently used items that I carry:
-Branded gimmick
-Deck of Cards
-Occasionally Invisible Deck

However, I enjoy my time most using a balloon at a birthday for Pressure and metal bends with cutlery. [/quote]

I have had the invisible deck go wrong several times with me revealing the opposite side. Has this happened to you?
Message: Posted by: brandontoh (Sep 11, 2014 05:38AM)
[quote]On Sep 7, 2014, How wrote:
[quote]On Jul 13, 2014, lifeofwonder wrote:
Here are my most frequently used items that I carry:
-Branded gimmick
-Deck of Cards
-Occasionally Invisible Deck

However, I enjoy my time most using a balloon at a birthday for Pressure and metal bends with cutlery. [/quote]

I have had the invisible deck go wrong several times with me revealing the opposite side. Has this happened to you? [/quote]

Nope, never happened to me before. It's the one thing to be careful of when using the ID. How do you salvage the situation after you revealed the wrong side?
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (May 30, 2016 04:32AM)
One deck of cards - with a memorized deck stack. You can do miracles with a stacked deck, sure.
One deck of cards - with one breather crimp.
Elastic loops.
I also use a Topit and the sleeves for some amazing magic.
and more...
Message: Posted by: SleepyMagic (Jun 7, 2016 07:08PM)
A notepad
My mind
Message: Posted by: Poveglia (Dec 3, 2016 08:16AM)
Deck of cards, Svengali Deck, McDonald's Aces, TT
Message: Posted by: Escamoteur (Dec 3, 2016 07:34PM)
Currently when just out and about:

Stealth Assassin Wallet (technically a utility/prop that enables many "tricks". My day to day wallet so I always have with me) Loaded with a few business cards/slips of paper and sometimes the Short List routine along with Will to Read and a Sanctum 2 card.
QB 3
a few coins for use with Quinta
A sharpie
If I have my side bag with me I might also have a deck of cards
Message: Posted by: Mike Criphone (Jan 5, 2017 12:24AM)
TT w/red silk
Cigarette though half
Scotch & Soda
Steam 2.0 (card stock in envelope with Bic felt tip)
Sound effect - bone cruncher
Message: Posted by: wil3923 (Jan 6, 2017 07:14AM)
Little door gimmick
A Sharpie
Some Loops
A Deck of cards
Message: Posted by: Charles Gaff (Feb 21, 2017 02:33PM)
Extreme burn L&L
Twisted sister
Stand up Monte
Deck of cards
Mini chop cup
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Feb 23, 2017 01:17PM)
On June 27, 2014, (I'm not going to quote myself, if you're really interested in being a magician, scroll up to my post.)

I guess one person MAY have read what I said. I need to scroll up, myself, to reread his post. I'll be right back.
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Feb 23, 2017 01:28PM)
Yes...writeall, on July 5, 2014, read, and understood what I said!

Thanks, writeall, and, congratulations!
Message: Posted by: hektormagic (Feb 25, 2017 06:38PM)
I have always with me a wallet full with tricks:
- Tellethought wallet (version 2) - compact and perfect for peek
- Coins and money: Hopping Half, Two copper and one silver, Scotch and soda, Two dollar window
- To do voodoo
- Loops
- Mystery Card v.2 - it is my invention - a credit card which include 17 (!) effects
- Mystery Calendar - a pocket calendar with about 10 effects
- deck of cards

So, with a wallet full with tricks and a deck of cards I can make a whole magic/mentalism show everywhere and anytime ;)