The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Street Magic » » What tricks do you bring with you? (119 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

 Go to page [Previous]  1~2~3~4~5
lifeofwonder
View Profile
New user
Australia
54 Posts

Profile of lifeofwonder
Here are my most frequently used items that I carry:
-Loops
-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.
How
View Profile
New user
Florida
65 Posts

Profile of How
Quote:
On Mar 4, 2013, ChrisTheImpossible wrote:
Quote:
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. Smile


I assume you do lots of sleight of hand? What do you think about Identity?


Identity is very strong! I use this in bars a lot.
How
View Profile
New user
Florida
65 Posts

Profile of How
Quote:
On Jul 13, 2014, lifeofwonder wrote:
Here are my most frequently used items that I carry:
-Loops
-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.


I have had the invisible deck go wrong several times with me revealing the opposite side. Has this happened to you?
brandontoh
View Profile
New user
55 Posts

Profile of brandontoh
Quote:
On Sep 7, 2014, How wrote:
Quote:
On Jul 13, 2014, lifeofwonder wrote:
Here are my most frequently used items that I carry:
-Loops
-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.


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


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?
Kjellstrom
View Profile
Inner circle
Sweden, Scandinavia, Europe
4704 Posts

Profile of Kjellstrom
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.
Rubberbands.
Coins.
Elastic loops.
I also use a Topit and the sleeves for some amazing magic.
and more...
SleepyMagic
View Profile
Special user
Hopefully I'll pass my exams with
634 Posts

Profile of SleepyMagic
A notepad
My mind
Sleepy
Poveglia
View Profile
Loyal user
Orlando, FL
233 Posts

Profile of Poveglia
Deck of cards, Svengali Deck, McDonald's Aces, TT
Escamoteur
View Profile
New user
60 Posts

Profile of Escamoteur
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
Mike Criphone
View Profile
New user
15 Posts

Profile of Mike Criphone
TT w/red silk
Cigarette though half
Scotch & Soda
Steam 2.0 (card stock in envelope with Bic felt tip)
Sound effect - bone cruncher
wil3923
View Profile
New user
63 Posts

Profile of wil3923
Little door gimmick
A Sharpie
Some Loops
A Deck of cards
Charles Gaff
View Profile
Regular user
150 Posts

Profile of Charles Gaff
Extreme burn L&L
Twisted sister
Stand up Monte
Deck of cards
Mini chop cup
Dick Oslund
View Profile
Inner circle
6415 Posts

Profile of Dick Oslund
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.
SNEAKY, UNDERHANDED, DEVIOUS,& SURREPTITIOUS ITINERANT MOUNTEBANK
Dick Oslund
View Profile
Inner circle
6415 Posts

Profile of Dick Oslund
Yes...writeall, on July 5, 2014, read, and understood what I said!

Thanks, writeall, and, congratulations!
SNEAKY, UNDERHANDED, DEVIOUS,& SURREPTITIOUS ITINERANT MOUNTEBANK
hektormagic
View Profile
New user
68 Posts

Profile of hektormagic
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 Smile
Magician and creator of the Mystery Wallet series: Mystery Card, Mystery Calendar, Houdini Spirit Board
Find more on my website: http://hektormagic.com/
Dick Oslund
View Profile
Inner circle
6415 Posts

Profile of Dick Oslund
It aint WHAT ya do, it's HOW ya do it!

TRICKS, like music, only exist while they are being performed. You have a wallet full of PROPS!
SNEAKY, UNDERHANDED, DEVIOUS,& SURREPTITIOUS ITINERANT MOUNTEBANK
hektormagic
View Profile
New user
68 Posts

Profile of hektormagic
Hm... probably you are right Dick. I (we) have in the wallet (pocket) some props which allows me (us) to do different tricks. The question was "what tricks do you bring with you" and everybody share his preferences. Tricks, props, tools, gimmicks... we can call them with different names, but in my opinion this is not the most important in the case.
Magician and creator of the Mystery Wallet series: Mystery Card, Mystery Calendar, Houdini Spirit Board
Find more on my website: http://hektormagic.com/
Ahlichs
View Profile
New user
55 Posts

Profile of Ahlichs
- deck of cards in stack, with a deep breather in card 52
- couple of dupes for T&R
Dick Oslund
View Profile
Inner circle
6415 Posts

Profile of Dick Oslund
Quote:
On Mar 1, 2017, hektormagic wrote:
Hm... probably you are right Dick. I (we) have in the wallet (pocket) some props which allows me (us) to do different tricks. The question was "what tricks do you bring with you" and everybody share his preferences. Tricks, props, tools, gimmicks... we can call them with different names, but in my opinion this is not the most important in the case.


You are entitled to your OPINION, (The USA is a free country.) It, is, however, only an OPINION.
SNEAKY, UNDERHANDED, DEVIOUS,& SURREPTITIOUS ITINERANT MOUNTEBANK
Mad Jake
View Profile
Inner circle
All the voices in my head helped me make
1645 Posts

Profile of Mad Jake
Derek Dingle's Double Deception, I've been performing this effect since I was 15 and after Derek's passing I bought Tannen's inventory, at the time they were only 10.00 a deck.
Professor's Nightmare, Slydini's Own Rope Trick.
"We've amused ourselves to death" Roger Waters
Dick Oslund
View Profile
Inner circle
6415 Posts

Profile of Dick Oslund
Hi Jake!

The late Quintino Marucci, aka Slydini, contributed a "handling" of the Edward Victor C&R rope technique, which produced the necessary "situation" for the Professor's Nightmare. "The long and short of it" is in "Slydini ENCORES" (copyright 1966). Slydini credits the late Hen Fetsch as the originator. While there are several who think that there were a few earlier users of the principle, the late Bob Carver is generally considered the originator. Carver showed the method to another magician, who "sold" it to the late Gene Gordon. Gene wrote the original "Nightmare" lines, and, sold it for $1.00. I paid Gene a dollar for it in April, 1959. (seven years before "Slydini Encores").

I liked the effect, but, didn't like the "set up moves". The late Karrell Fox finally realized that the late Gen Grant's "move" for his "50/50 C&R rope, would provide the necessary set up. Karrell shared his "discovery". In 1971, using Grant's method, I started to perform it.

The late Dennis Loomis and I worked out a routine involving the late Karl Germaine's C&R routine, Slydini's handling from "Encore", a few ideas from the late Ken Allen, and a bluff restoration (before Conway). It was a predecessor to Pop Haydn's "Mongolian Pop Knot". I used the Loomis/Oslund routine for about five years as the opener in my high school program. I cut up a "few" spools of rope, in 5 years! Then, I dropped it. I'm retired, but,if I were to revive the routine, I would definitely use Pop's Mongolian. --I like it better than what Dennis and I worked out, almost 50 years ago!
SNEAKY, UNDERHANDED, DEVIOUS,& SURREPTITIOUS ITINERANT MOUNTEBANK
MichaelJae
View Profile
Loyal user
246 Posts

Profile of MichaelJae
One sponge ball
One tt
Add up to a mind boggling 7 phase routine.
"It ain't what ya do.......
Dick Oslund
View Profile
Inner circle
6415 Posts

Profile of Dick Oslund
Quote:
On Mar 1, 2017, hektormagic wrote:
Hm... probably you are right Dick. I (we) have in the wallet (pocket) some props which allows me (us) to do different tricks. The question was "what tricks do you bring with you" and everybody share his preferences. Tricks, props, tools, gimmicks... we can call them with different names, but in my opinion this is not the most important in the case.


I would question your use of the word "probably"!

The OP, innocently enough, did not use the proper term. TRICKS,PROPS, TOOLS, GIMMICKS, ARE N O T THE SAME THING!

A TRICK cannot be carried in one's pocket! A TRICK, like music, only exists while it is being performed.

When my dentist says to his assistant: "Hand me the sharp, pointy thing." I'm leaving!

So, you are entitled to your OPINION (it's a free country!) HERE COMES THE "BUT": "OPINIONS ARE NOT FACTS"!
SNEAKY, UNDERHANDED, DEVIOUS,& SURREPTITIOUS ITINERANT MOUNTEBANK
Mad Jake
View Profile
Inner circle
All the voices in my head helped me make
1645 Posts

Profile of Mad Jake
Quote:
On Mar 4, 2017, Dick Oslund wrote:
Hi Jake!

The late Quintino Marucci, aka Slydini, contributed a "handling" of the Edward Victor C&R rope technique, which produced the necessary "situation" for the Professor's Nightmare. "The long and short of it" is in "Slydini ENCORES" (copyright 1966). Slydini credits the late Hen Fetsch as the originator. While there are several who think that there were a few earlier users of the principle, the late Bob Carver is generally considered the originator. Carver showed the method to another magician, who "sold" it to the late Gene Gordon. Gene wrote the original "Nightmare" lines, and, sold it for $1.00. I paid Gene a dollar for it in April, 1959. (seven years before "Slydini Encores").

I liked the effect, but, didn't like the "set up moves". The late Karrell Fox finally realized that the late Gen Grant's "move" for his "50/50 C&R rope, would provide the necessary set up. Karrell shared his "discovery". In 1971, using Grant's method, I started to perform it.

The late Dennis Loomis and I worked out a routine involving the late Karl Germaine's C&R routine, Slydini's handling from "Encore", a few ideas from the late Ken Allen, and a bluff restoration (before Conway). It was a predecessor to Pop Haydn's "Mongolian Pop Knot". I used the Loomis/Oslund routine for about five years as the opener in my high school program. I cut up a "few" spools of rope, in 5 years! Then, I dropped it. I'm retired, but,if I were to revive the routine, I would definitely use Pop's Mongolian. --I like it better than what Dennis and I worked out, almost 50 years ago!



Dick, thank you for the history lesson, I appreciate it. I love information and lessons learned here on the Café.
"We've amused ourselves to death" Roger Waters
1KJ
View Profile
Inner circle
Warning: We will run out of new tricks in
3067 Posts

Profile of 1KJ
Wow, this is an old thread. I always carry some magic props in my wallet and on my keychain:

A few coins, rubber bands, business cards, and a $100 monopoly bill, and a couple gimmicked keys.

In my car, I have a small belt pouch that has the following:

A regular deck of stacked cards, a box of various individual gimmick cards such as regular duplicate cards, DB, DF, and cards from Rick Lax's Masterpiece deck, one additional gimmicked card deck (could be invisible deck or other), coins, sponge animals, string (for ring and string), sharpie, some mentalism props, TT, and a Sanada gimmick. All this fits in a very small belt pouch that is just a bit larger than four decks of cards.

kj
Dick Oslund
View Profile
Inner circle
6415 Posts

Profile of Dick Oslund
Hooray for 1kj!

Except for the gaffed decks, you use mostly GENERIC small PROPS, a few GIMMICKS and a "FEKE/GIMMICK" (the TT)!

I remember a pre-banquet corporate cocktail hour, in New Orleans during the Christmas Season, about 20 years ago. The room was decorated for Christmas, with a tree, wreaths, etc. The lighting was from the tree, the wreaths, and some soft indirect lighting.

I strolled for an hour, with the lit match vanish in a TT, a coin vanish ("Coin-Go") the Perpetual Ball, and, a 4' length of rope, and a 3" ring. I had a deck for fancy shuffles, and flourishes, in my pocket, on "standby". --All "eye-candy" bits. Short, visual effects, angle proof, visible props, versatile props, recognizable props, no set up, spot adaptable, small & light, and, NO TABLE NEEDED! Guests had a drink in one hand, a cigarette, or an hors d'oeuvre, in the other hand.

The client and the guests were well pleased!
SNEAKY, UNDERHANDED, DEVIOUS,& SURREPTITIOUS ITINERANT MOUNTEBANK
1KJ
View Profile
Inner circle
Warning: We will run out of new tricks in
3067 Posts

Profile of 1KJ
Quote:
On Mar 21, 2017, Dick Oslund wrote:
Hooray for 1kj!

Except for the gaffed decks, you use mostly GENERIC small PROPS, a few GIMMICKS and a "FEKE/GIMMICK" (the TT)!

I remember a pre-banquet corporate cocktail hour, in New Orleans during the Christmas Season, about 20 years ago. The room was decorated for Christmas, with a tree, wreaths, etc. The lighting was from the tree, the wreaths, and some soft indirect lighting.

I strolled for an hour, with the lit match vanish in a TT, a coin vanish ("Coin-Go") the Perpetual Ball, and, a 4' length of rope, and a 3" ring. I had a deck for fancy shuffles, and flourishes, in my pocket, on "standby". --All "eye-candy" bits. Short, visual effects, angle proof, visible props, versatile props, recognizable props, no set up, spot adaptable, small & light, and, NO TABLE NEEDED! Guests had a drink in one hand, a cigarette, or an hors d'oeuvre, in the other hand.

The client and the guests were well pleased!


Thank you Dick. Quite a complement coming from a legend like yourself. BTW, the mentalism props are mostly blank cards.

KJ
Ahlichs
View Profile
New user
55 Posts

Profile of Ahlichs
Deck of cards (Mnemonica)
A card wallet with dupes for t&r
Color changing lighter
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Street Magic » » What tricks do you bring with you? (119 Likes)
 Go to page [Previous]  1~2~3~4~5
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2017 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.2 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL