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Topic: Watch steal tipsss
Message: Posted by: jokerthehoudini (Feb 1, 2008 09:51PM)
Hey every one

I have chappys tape on watch stealing but I suck well I just started so yea I'm wack but I need some advise I don't know what I'm doing wrong I have practice for on a unbrella with a towel wraped hours around it to give the shape as an wrisk but when I try it in person they feel me taking it ok what ever to make a long story short any advise you guys can give me .

henry
Message: Posted by: NJJ (Feb 2, 2008 07:33PM)
Some tips that have been useful for me have been

1) Practice on your arm first, then a fake arm, then your friend's arm. Practice over and over.

2) Write a clear script to stay while stealing. If I can go on automatic with the script I can let my brain focus on the watch stealing.

3) Write clear stage directions for the steal. Every action and touch should be planned.

4) Write clear misdirection into your script and stage directions.

5) fail over and over and over.

I'm no expert but these tips have helped me.
Message: Posted by: jokerthehoudini (Feb 2, 2008 11:30PM)
Ok thanks ill give them a try


henry
Message: Posted by: JaY-JaY Pickpocket (Feb 14, 2008 02:11AM)
Jokerthehoudini,

This is JaY-JaY here I just changed my username as I got over it quick.

Nick is a good entertainer friend of mine and what he has said should help you out a lot.

Adding to his 2nd point,

Even if what you are saying does not make sense to the audience, this too needs to be scripted. For me, I sometimes say the weirdest things to get off a watch, though these weird statements/saying I am saying to the spectator all is scripted and planned out. Just like what greg wilson says, "I just make it look to the spectators that I am doing magic tricks off the cuff and un-prepared. In reality I have learnt and been performing these tricks with random day objects for 15 years; however they do not know this."

Use this thing idea with your pickpocketing.

JaY-JaY
Message: Posted by: KidMagic (Feb 15, 2008 06:27PM)
I have been trying the watch steal on my freinds for months but can never get it! It's a difficult thing to master, good luck.

Zach
Message: Posted by: JaY-JaY Pickpocket (Feb 15, 2008 08:33PM)
I have found the solution to your problem Zach...

1 MONTH!

HA.

It take a bit longer than that...however keep practising you will get it.
Message: Posted by: jokerthehoudini (Feb 19, 2008 12:42PM)
Ok thnks jay jay ive been pracing a lot when I'm bored so thanks for the help
Message: Posted by: JaY-JaY Pickpocket (Feb 21, 2008 09:43AM)
NO worries, everyone here is always great with helping others.

There are lots of old posts about pickpoceting. You will find some great posts about pp from previous months/years.

JaY-JaY
Message: Posted by: Peej (Apr 7, 2016 08:38AM)
How long did it take you to master the watch steal?
Message: Posted by: Peej (Apr 7, 2016 08:39AM)
[quote]On Feb 1, 2008, jokerthehoudini wrote:
Hey every one

I have chappys tape on watch stealing but I suck well I just started so yea I'm wack but I need some advise I don't know what I'm doing wrong I have practice for on a unbrella with a towel wraped hours around it to give the shape as an wrisk but when I try it in person they feel me taking it ok what ever to make a long story short any advise you guys can give me .

henry [/quote]


Hi! Where did you buy Chappy's tapes? Thanks :)
Message: Posted by: cc-magic (Jul 16, 2016 07:53PM)
Henry,

Your misdiection is key. Use your voice, hand gestures, eyes, solid magic effects, humor, and body position to focus your spectator on something besides the steal. All these elements combine to engage them in the magic routine that allows the watch steal to go unnoticed.

Keep practicing and you will get it.

Trust me, it is worth it.

Charles Bach
Message: Posted by: ARandomWizard (Jul 27, 2016 11:21AM)
I found this post useful when learning the watch steal so I thought I'd contribute.

The routine I personally use when doing it is coin under watch. This also lets me examine their watch and feel the material it's made out of. I then go into the good old jumping coin and take the watch. I feel that if you go straight into the steal before you do some kind of opener it can seem like you're invading their space. If you do a trick first, no matter how simple, when you do the next one they trust you more and are more relaxed.


Hope this helps somebody.