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Topic: Favorite gimmick or accessory?
Message: Posted by: haywire (Jun 22, 2005 09:16AM)
I am just curious since I like universal gimmicks where I can come up with my own
tricks, whats everyone's favorite magic gimmick or accessory?

Mine is the thumbtip, followed very closely by a pull I use all the time as a vanisher.

Message: Posted by: Jordini (Jun 22, 2005 11:16AM)
I like my raven very much, but I have to say my new favorite gimmick right now is the expanded shell. That is the result of going to David Roth's lecture however. You can't go to that lecture and not want an expanded shell.
Message: Posted by: Steve Dela (Jun 22, 2005 12:16PM)
Pack of Cards
Peace Dollar

In Magic
Steve Dela
Message: Posted by: Corey Harris (Jun 22, 2005 02:26PM)
Well I'm not big on gimmicks. But if I have to pick one it would be my F******Coin.
Message: Posted by: Jim Stan Magic Man (Jun 22, 2005 08:28PM)
Mine is the topit. It can be used for some great vanishes/changes and also for ditching other gimmicks.

Message: Posted by: jfkkraemer (Jul 14, 2005 02:54PM)
Spider pen is a great creation or any type of IT for levitations or animations.

Jeff K
Message: Posted by: Chris Stolz (Jul 15, 2005 09:48AM)
I'm going to have to go with:

Folding Canadian Looney
The Raven
and I.T.

Although these are very common gimmicks, they can all be very versitile. The only item on that list with less uses would be the Looney....BUT....The one I picked up just looks so darn good! I can't help but love the thing!

Message: Posted by: whoton (May 29, 2006 05:20AM)
The trusty Magic Wand is great accessory. Pick it up or set it down to cover that ditch or steal...use it to make that palming hand look natural... or use it to help with attention direction (point it!)...also, is easily gimmicked to be made extra magical ;)or can be manipulated itself (flpstik etc.) Gotta luv it.
Message: Posted by: gerard1973 (May 29, 2006 12:16PM)
Here are a few of my favorite gimmicks:

Vernet Thumb Tips
Vernet Universal Pulls
Vernet Water Pulls
Vernet Swami Thumb Tips
Vernet Swami Boons
Vernet Three Shell Game
Bicycle Cards
Bicycle Card Cases
F*****g Coins
Paper Money
Rubber Bands
Sanada Gimmicks
Sponge Balls
Sponge Rabbits
Cups & Balls
Chain of Chance Chain (Fast and Loose Chain, Loopy Loop Chain)
Rare-Earth Neodymium Magnets
Invisible Thread
Sorcery Manufacturing's Kevlar 2005 Pen Reels
Sorcery Manufacturing’s KEVLAR ITRs (Invisible Thread Reels)
Black Felt (for Black Art Magic)
Boxes, Bags, Bottles, Tubes, etc.
Message: Posted by: vad (May 30, 2006 09:24PM)
Thumbtip and I.T
Message: Posted by: andrelimantara (May 31, 2006 06:18AM)
Absolutely My Coin g**fs set :)
Message: Posted by: CaptRitz (Jul 10, 2007 08:23PM)
Sleeve and topit
Message: Posted by: gvmagic1 (Jul 13, 2007 09:51AM)
Trubucco Holdout
Message: Posted by: shomemagic (Jul 13, 2007 07:37PM)
My Walking Liberty Flipper, Thumbtip, & Intercessor
Message: Posted by: THEGUY26 (Will Swanson) (Jul 13, 2007 08:08PM)
Loops and a quarter shell.
Message: Posted by: Xemm (Jul 24, 2007 07:46PM)
I just bring my IET (Clear) around my wrist or store it in my wallet and a Thumb tip in my pocket wherever I go.
Message: Posted by: MrBrett (Jul 25, 2007 10:13PM)
Theres this great little thing for sale, Its basically a skin tone tube with a T shape soldered on to the exterior. One end is closed. It lets you bak palm silks so you can produce them from stabbing a hhole in newspaper or even produce them from nowhere. You can make it alone for about $2 or pay $20 for the same thing marketed as Silks from Newspaper.
Message: Posted by: benjie84 (Jul 26, 2007 04:33PM)
I have a pretty good time with subterfuge...if the conditions right. otherwise I love a combo fl****r coin and a shell together. many possibilities.
Message: Posted by: Slappy (Aug 30, 2007 11:17AM)
I can't believe no one has mentioned the PK Ring! I never leave home without one. The TT is a very close second.
Message: Posted by: tbaer (Aug 30, 2007 10:33PM)
My gravity flipper.
Message: Posted by: Mike Brezler (Nov 3, 2007 06:35PM)
The versitle Thumbtip
Message: Posted by: GeorgeSantos (Nov 4, 2007 07:02AM)
Now I'm loving my ..to wallet and finger ring. So many possibilities with a finger ring.
Message: Posted by: walid ahumada (Nov 6, 2007 01:17PM)
Chop cup
Message: Posted by: Donal Chayce (Nov 6, 2007 07:10PM)
Message: Posted by: wunceaponatime (Nov 12, 2007 11:43AM)
The thread
Message: Posted by: THEGUY26 (Will Swanson) (Nov 12, 2007 12:32PM)
Am I the only person who hates the TT?
Message: Posted by: Silvio Solaris (Nov 14, 2007 12:48PM)
Workaroo !
Message: Posted by: dbolan (Nov 17, 2007 08:57PM)
On 2007-11-12 13:32, THEGUY26 (Will Swanson) wrote:
Am I the only person who hates the TT?
No. Not big on the TT or Invisible Thread either.
Message: Posted by: Dai Hard (Nov 19, 2007 01:42PM)
Thumb Tip
Card To Wallet (mine is Randy Wakeman's)
Message: Posted by: jimhlou (Nov 24, 2007 01:14PM)
Palmo - use it in every show.

Message: Posted by: cheekychap (Nov 24, 2007 01:42PM)
Mines got to be Sponge Balls :)
Message: Posted by: Paulo Cabrita (Nov 24, 2007 05:46PM)
Thumbtip, Gosman balls...
Message: Posted by: kreme (Dec 2, 2007 12:40PM)
Boom writter
Message: Posted by: CardMaker (Dec 2, 2007 01:13PM)
Boom writter?

Wasn't that supposed to be a "Boon Writer"?
If not, just forget my posting.
Message: Posted by: GaryW (Dec 9, 2007 03:34PM)
On 2007-11-12 13:32, THEGUY26 (Will Swanson) wrote:
Am I the only person who hates the TT?

You are definitely in the minority! :)
Message: Posted by: Mumblemore (Dec 17, 2007 03:44PM)
Magnets. I get 'em from the magnet man http://www.supermagnetman.net/ and put them on everything . . .
Message: Posted by: meco (Dec 31, 2007 06:34PM)
Thumb Tip
Message: Posted by: Darkwing (Dec 31, 2007 09:45PM)
Silk Foutain

Thumb Tip

My Moonlight Magic magic wand; beautiful

Sponge Balls

Use them in every show
Message: Posted by: KidMagic (Jan 7, 2008 09:32PM)
Mine would have to be the thumb tip and loops.

Message: Posted by: vpatanio (Jan 13, 2008 02:51PM)
Thumb Tip
Sponge Balls
Wizard G2 Pk Ring
My Cups, Balls and my Wand

Message: Posted by: Tanner & Company (Jan 14, 2008 03:30PM)
Any type of pk ring is fantastic!
Message: Posted by: Paulo Cabrita (Jan 14, 2008 04:57PM)
On 2007-12-17 16:44, Mumblemore wrote:
Magnets. I get 'em from the magnet man http://www.supermagnetman.net/ and put them on everything . . .
[/quote]Very good website. Thanks to share the magnetic website.

Message: Posted by: Skypoint (Jan 22, 2008 09:32PM)
The TT. I've used it since I was a kid (they were metal then, and I repainted often!) When the lighting is right, I also like the ITR.
Message: Posted by: Rudy Sanchez (Jan 22, 2008 10:38PM)
Loops made out of "Infinity V2" of course :)

Message: Posted by: Paul h. (Feb 15, 2008 03:08PM)
What could be better than having a spectator look at your empty palm while you have a billet jammed in a plastic thumb right under their nose, and they have no idea!

Out of sight, and driving them out of their minds!

Love it!

Paul h.
Message: Posted by: jcmagicman (Feb 15, 2008 04:59PM)
I would say my Kennedy Half-Dollar shell ( Johnson) and misled gimmick.
Message: Posted by: trickytrav (Feb 22, 2008 07:44AM)
TT so much you can do with it but to vanish a lit cigarette butt with no sleeves is beyond a laymans imagination.
Message: Posted by: illushade (Feb 28, 2008 01:45AM)
My Barber half shell would be the one. Never leave home without it.


Message: Posted by: dbolan (Mar 1, 2008 08:50AM)
TT so much you can do with it but to vanish a lit cigarette butt with no sleeves is beyond a laymans imagination.
You butt the cigarette inside your thumb tip? I can see how this would stun the observers. Does this not leave your thumb tip a mess (and perhaps melted and discoloured) inside however?

Message: Posted by: donrodrigo (Mar 1, 2008 09:39AM)
Hi friends,
Well after 20years or better my Mephisto low profile dove fire pan goes in retirement.I'ts worked for me like a swiss watch. Chromed,low profile beauty.
I would like to know please were can I find same or alike (in material and performance) that put's out this item. Thank you for your attention: Regards Rodrigo.
Message: Posted by: MikeOB (Mar 2, 2008 07:46PM)
Thumb Tip

I am going to do more with a PK ring once I get the chance.
Message: Posted by: FrankBenning (Mar 19, 2008 09:15AM)
Small but strong magnets really solve some problems!!! And make for some new handlings also.

I found a pack of 6 at Jo Ann Crafts (and sewing...my wife goes there alot) that are great and like $4 a pack!! Radio Shack also has some I think...and of course there's several on-line sources for these. The small (like 3/8" X 1/8" thick) have so many uses...and always work!!!

Just put one in a thumb tip and see!!
Message: Posted by: Verifythisnow (Mar 20, 2008 09:23PM)
On 2007-11-12 13:32, THEGUY26 (Will Swanson) wrote:
Am I the only person who hates the TT?

I hear you.
Message: Posted by: daviaac (Mar 30, 2008 09:27AM)
My favourites are the thumb tip after reading these I'm going to completely change one of my routines thanks everyone and I'm closer than ever to buying some l**ps I'm also pretty keen on my sponge balls and double b****r card so versatile. my favourite gimmicked coin is the expanded she!!, I use it often in coin routines my 3 fly changes as often as I perform it.

Message: Posted by: John Gerard (Mar 31, 2008 05:31AM)
Mine is a cute letter opener that I use for the Chicago Card Stab. Any kind of knife usually scares spectators, but a cute letter opener goes over well with my volunteers.
Message: Posted by: nonvpro (Mar 31, 2008 05:50PM)
A "Spooler" by Kevin James.
Message: Posted by: prinzsaisai (Jan 22, 2009 07:58AM)
Mine would be TT, Morgan's Expanded Shell set, Triple Threat, Jacket with Topit and a deck of cards with Porper Card Clip
Message: Posted by: Etienne M. (Jan 26, 2009 09:33AM)
Sponge, cups and balls

Message: Posted by: nathanallen (Jan 27, 2009 04:01PM)
Check this out...

Message: Posted by: nonvpro (Jan 27, 2009 04:54PM)
PK Ring, TT & Magnetic Hold-outs
Message: Posted by: Etienne M. (Jan 29, 2009 07:20AM)
I also like the M5.

Message: Posted by: Maxum (Feb 1, 2009 12:40PM)
Silent Butler
Message: Posted by: Bendy (Feb 6, 2009 11:54PM)
My favorite gimmick/accessory is by far the TT.
Always have at least one on me. Usually two - as soft and a standard.
Message: Posted by: jake.o (Feb 8, 2009 09:03AM)
My personal favorate is the swami gimmick.
Message: Posted by: iceblade (Feb 9, 2009 04:02AM)
Message: Posted by: Rockabilly (Feb 9, 2009 01:53PM)
TT-the greatest gimmick ever invented
Sponges-the most intimate close-up trick there is