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Doc Svengali
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I have also found the Hobson eggs to be huge and not a great fit for my Malini bag and small hands. The Eggs-actly eggs work very well but I found them to be more fragile than anticipated. I dropped and broke one the first day I began practicing with my new egg bag. I am still experimenting with various types to find a good balance of size, weight, slipperiness and indestructibility. So far, most eggs have been too big, too heavy, too fragile or not slippery enough.
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The practice golf balls are an interesting idea. I actually have a number of these already as I use them from time to time as a final load in my mini chop cup! May switch this around when performing for golfers (something I've yet to do) as love the idea of the switch to a real ball at the end.

For now though I think I am wedded to the egg (incidentally the wife has been berating me for years that producing an egg from a bag is just weird, and only makes sense to another magician and that I should produce something else rather than slavishly pander to tradition:-)
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(incidentally the wife has been berating me for years that producing an egg from a bag is just weird, and only makes sense to another magician and that I should produce something else rather than slavishly pander to tradition:-)


Well think about it a fragile object (EGG) an bag that can be beaten twisted folded. You can not do that with an egg inside. Two opposites. That is why I like the egg. FRAGILE
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I introduce my bag as a lunch bag. The egg is a natural.
I've been thinking about taking out an apple or other fruit first. "I know that I had an egg n here ...... ", but so far, no one has ever questioned the bag. I first started doing th bag in the early 60s.
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On Sep 25, 2017, mindacrossrhino wrote:

(incidentally the wife has been berating me for years that producing an egg from a bag is just weird, and only makes sense to another magician and that I should produce something else rather than slavishly pander to tradition:-)


Well think about it a fragile object (EGG) an bag that can be beaten twisted folded. You can not do that with an egg inside. Two opposites. That is why I like the egg. FRAGILE


Exactly! THAT is why the egg was "involved". (For the reason mentioned, by friend Robert) These guys that use golf balls, and similar objects, miss the point! It'a not "pandering to tradition", at least not IMO!
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Sometimes a little thinking goes a long way. Golf balls don't break. Eggs do. As magicians, our job is to ENTERTAIN people...........its not "The adventure of props in your hands".
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Eggs are funny....golf balls are, well, golf balls.
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You are preaching to the converted, I am a fan of the egg (just not the wife:-) I do like the idea of the golf balls for a golfing audience though (should I ever have one) as some interesting routines suggest themselves in that scenario.

I am taken with the idea of removing some fruit first from the bag and introducing it as a lunch bag. A bit of a hit on pocket space, but as I already carry two large loads (sometimes fruit) for my Chop Cup routine, I can see some sense in doubling up on their use (both routines are in different sets so I won't find myself performing both for the same groups).
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You are preaching to the converted, I am a fan of the egg (just not the wife:-) I do like the idea of the golf balls for a golfing audience though (should I ever have one) as some interesting routines suggest themselves in that scenario.

I am taken with the idea of removing some fruit first from the bag and introducing it as a lunch bag. A bit of a hit on pocket space, but as I already carry two large loads (sometimes fruit) for my Chop Cup routine, I can see some sense in doubling up on their use (both routines are in different sets so I won't find myself performing both for the same groups).


I came across my set of sponge multiplying bananas, and thought that it would be a good way to open the routine. Start with the bananas, (or hot dogs, or maybe pickles) first, then find the egg in the bag.
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I need to use an egg as my presentation requires it, so I couldn't use a golf ball, even if I wanted to.

I store my eggs-actly egg inside a largeish plastic hinged easter egg with a wee bit of sponge on each end.
I crack one every few years or so, so I keep an extra in it's box for just such an occasion.
Even if it does crack, you could still use it during your act, and replace it afterwards.

I much prefer the fragile egg concept but I wouldn't take anything away from an excellent golf theme if they had one.
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In all the years, I have never had a blown egg break, until another performer (a juggler) grabbed my egg to show me a move and dropped it. This was just before I was set to go on a TV show. I ran from the hall to the hotel kitchen got a real egg and used it for the show. I travel with an egg carrier used by campers. Smile
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I've openned my egg box, (cardboard supermarket), to find an egg cracked, but don't remember ever breaking one during a performance. I much prefer a blown egg to a fake one. So easy to replace.
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On Sep 27, 2017, Rainboguy wrote:
Sometimes a little thinking goes a long way. Golf balls don't break. Eggs do. As magicians, our job is to ENTERTAIN people...........its not "The adventure of props in your hands".


I have a reason for using a golf ball. Especially for kid shows, kids would sometimes yell out that the egg is fake, distracting from the show. That doesn't happen with a golf ball. Besides, what happens when you sling a golf ball, in a bag, against your hand? It hurts like hell! You're right - I suppose I could toss a raw egg to the kid, having it make a mess all over him. But, I'm not that mean.

Hobson uses a golf ball for some shows.
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It doesn't matter what you use. If your audience likes your routine, and the prop work for you, what the heck is the difference?
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