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Topic: Kozmo Servante Mods
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Dec 1, 2005 09:58PM)
I finally got a link to the kozmo™ servante up on my website.

These have been selling thru word of mouth and mostly in the UK for some reason
but there has been 2 major modifications you should know about.

1. kozmo requested that the frame be made of copper tubing. I took the idea and thought about it and have been able to re-design it so that it can still be completely taken apart. The idea for the copper tubing was brilliant and allows the 90 degree elbow connectors to keep it very rigid during perfomance. I've added removable pins at the corners so you can assemble/disassemble it at will.

2. the straps that fasten the servante to the stand (of your choice) are now fastened to the copper pipe and are completely adjustable to any stand. The design for this allows me to tweak the servante before shipping to fit any stand at all.

The photos don't show all the latest improvements. More photos to come soon
as one is being created for a Café member at this time.
Message: Posted by: Danny Hustle (Dec 2, 2005 08:04AM)

That is one sexy looking rig! You do good work brother!


Message: Posted by: Kozmo (Dec 2, 2005 08:11AM)
I promise you this is a sexy rig....real world and it works great....ifrank and I designed the first one from some prototypes that I had been working on, the first 4 that I made were of fake leather....after I got it to where it would really work I send it to frank and he built our first...their were problems with the wooden dowel?..cant spell (street performer) I'm a street performer so while on the road in chicago I went to the hardware store and I bought some copper tubing, and it just looks great on the servant...told frank about it and he figured a way to have the tubing come apart so it can break down and fit into a suitcase for easy travel...this is a wonderful way to work . I think its better than the pouches for big loads if you build strong mis-direction into your routine.
Message: Posted by: Mario Morris (Dec 2, 2005 03:18PM)
I like what I see hear.
Tell us with a surround show how does it work out?
Sometimes I will have folk standing behind me quite close, your bag hangs at angle so can the big loads be seen sitting in the bag? All do you need your crowd in front of you at all times? (On the other hand they may just be looking at my bum)
What do you think are the disadvantages of this to a pouch?
Message: Posted by: Jason Fleming (Dec 3, 2005 06:26PM)

Congratulations on being made into a Trademark™!
Message: Posted by: Kozmo (Dec 3, 2005 07:05PM)
Lol, trade mark...yep that's me lol

um, surrounded really isn't an issue...thing is for me it seems obvious with pouches, doesn't it....i know they don't get it but for me, it seems obvious....i use it completly surrounded on a sidewalk, or circle show and I don't get causgth...it kills people because they cant see a thing....even the big loads are unvisable...the bag is pretty deep so they cant see it...amd also my hat is covering it so they don't see it, my hat is in the bag...this is how the routine is designed...its great cause you can LAP a coin using the servant...you can load a bill into a lemon in the servant with a good excuse to go down in there...its a different way....it works for me....

I load a cantelope form the servant...

Message: Posted by: Kozmo (Dec 3, 2005 07:06PM)
PS..... I would love to hear from the other guys who are working with this ....to see what they are doing with it

Message: Posted by: Mario Morris (Dec 4, 2005 07:10AM)
Thanks that is great which I know has been used in time past in fact I have used a table servant in the past. My qwestion was the angle which you have answered well. I would love to invest in one, one day. How long does it take to make one up Frank?
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Dec 4, 2005 10:17AM)
They do not take too long. Depending on what else is in the queue, obviously.
I would say the average is about 3 or 4 weeks. It was longer while I was trying to figure out the attachment mechanism. That took a while because I wanted something that would work for everyone and would not cause me to do something different for each servante. but with that figured out now, that part is a no-brainer. So, the average time could start dropping down to 2-3 weeks.
Message: Posted by: Mario Morris (Dec 4, 2005 09:23PM)
How many objects do you produce from under your cups?
When you visibly put a ball away is it ball to pocket all ball to servante?
Message: Posted by: Kozmo (Dec 4, 2005 09:27PM)
2 lemons...i do a chop cup
I'm just not good enough to do cups and balls like you other guys
Message: Posted by: Kozmo (Dec 4, 2005 09:28PM)
The lemons come from my pockets
Message: Posted by: Mario Morris (Dec 5, 2005 12:28PM)
Are you tacking the mick?
Message: Posted by: Kozmo (Dec 5, 2005 12:42PM)
Message: Posted by: Mario Morris (Dec 7, 2005 11:27AM)
Are you joking? (in plain english and it is not what it is pardon)
Could one do a six ball production from hear?
If you don't do it Koz who can I ask?
Message: Posted by: Kozmo (Dec 7, 2005 11:32AM)
I only produde the big load form the servant,the rest come from my pockets.

I don't do cups on the streets, I wanted to do something a little different...so

I'm a littelt all to produce a lot of stuff from the servant...gazzo is shorter so I think he could do this easily just like pouches...
Message: Posted by: Mario Morris (Dec 7, 2005 11:33AM)
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Dec 7, 2005 01:13PM)
I'm having an extra one made that I'll be trying out myself.
I might have found the perfect stand to use with it as well.
Message: Posted by: DAK (Dec 7, 2005 03:05PM)

the idea of having a take apart copper frame is excellent - I've jsut spent last hour hacksawing my one off so I could collaspe bag! Wish you'd thought of that sooner!!! ;)

I've not manage to get mine to hang nicely on the table stand like in the pictures though due to it's weight - any tips Kozmo?? But I'm working on a new set of legs for my table.

It's a great piece of workmanship.

Kindest Regards

Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Dec 7, 2005 04:41PM)
Dom, you use a tray stand and your servante is a bit larger than kozmos.
Kozmo uses a keyboard stand. Those are more stable and something to consider.

I wish I'd thought of that sooner too.

Lucky for you copper is pretty soft or you'd have been hacksawing for a lot longer.
If you get replacement tubing, it should be exactly the length of the leather slots. The 90 degree elbows will make up the rest of the difference.

If you can't find any of the re-usable clips let me know and I'll send you some.
I need to get more anyway.

I drilled small (probably about 1/8") holes into the elbows right down thru the tubing and out the other side. This is where the clips go. I don't think it's necessary to do both sides of the elbow. Just the side where the smaller tubing is. The long sides seem to stay together by themselves.

Let me know if you have any questions.
Message: Posted by: Kozmo (Dec 7, 2005 04:52PM)
Man. it works easy for me...i use a keyboard stand and I put snaps on the straps...ands that's it...they stay on...pretty easy...3 snaps on each side...thats about it
Message: Posted by: DAK (Dec 8, 2005 04:30AM)
I'll upgrade to a keyboard stand then!!

Frank - I'm glad it was copper too - I'll look into the clips - should be able to find something suitable.
One thing I like about mine is the middle pocket for my rings.

Take care


Posted: Dec 8, 2005 11:27am
I've worked out a new table for me today. The servante doesn't clip on but it'll work for what I need - I'll send you a pic when I get some Frank!

Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Dec 8, 2005 10:39AM)
Yes, the middle pocket for you rings is quite cool. Kozmo does not have that feature.
Dominic, if you find your straps don't fit the keyboard stand, let me know.

Also, email me for instructions on how to adjust the straps so they fit your new stand perfectly. I also have one other idea for a stand that might appeal to you.

I bought 2 of them for my shows under the guise of "things I needed for the garage to get her next project done". So far, my wife has not figured out that these are for magic.

The height is just right and they are extremely durable and sturdy. They can hold 350lbs (350/2.2 Kg) and the servante would ride perfectly against it. lightweight and my tabletops fit excitingly nice on top.

When the next servantes are done (which could be today) I will take a picture of this setup.
Message: Posted by: Kozmo (Dec 8, 2005 10:43AM)
GOD!!!! I'm an industry lol
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Dec 8, 2005 01:25PM)
Here's another idea. The servante's can be personalized with your name/logo/whatever

Here's an sample from a custom project I did for Dennis Loomis just to give you an idea.

Message: Posted by: saheer (Dec 8, 2005 11:54PM)
Yet another reason (if you need one) to get the Art of Street Performing dvds - Koz's rig, albeit an older version, is on number 2.

One more plug: I have an item made by Frank and have found it to be really well constructed and durable.

Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (Aug 14, 2018 02:11PM)
If anyone is interested in getting a slightly older leather Kozmo Sevante let me know. I don't use it anymore. Drop me a PM and we can discuss getting it to you.
Message: Posted by: Riley (Aug 15, 2018 10:49AM)

PM'd you re the Servante

Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Aug 18, 2018 12:23PM)
FYI the kozmo servante is no longer made in leather unless requested.
Kozmo requested one in non-leather several years ago and we've been making them that way ever since.

Here are some differences:
- The servante now collapses for travel.
- The connection design to a keyboard stand has been improved and there are no difficult or time consuming keyboard stand mods necessary.
- The inside center section can be removed to keep valuables with you.
- It's about half the weight of the leather version or less.
- It no longer requires additional tubing to hold its shape.
- Far less expensive.
- Zips up completely

Here's a pic
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Sep 20, 2018 05:57PM)
This photo is quite old I’m realizing.
I’ll upload new photos to show the latest design for attachment options.

We basically use webbing... which allows many places to attach the servante.
The webbing can also be used to hang props attach props other bags etc.
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Sep 20, 2018 10:04PM)
Here are updated images. You can see how the webbing can be used to hang the servante but also usable for a million other ideas.
This was a much more versatile design and everyone's needs are/were different.

Message: Posted by: Magician Shaun (Jun 16, 2019 12:49AM)
I use this bag every day to carry/perform my show. It's amazing and I perform like 7 days per week.
Message: Posted by: Kozmo (Jun 17, 2019 03:03PM)
You're welcome :)