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Topic: Trickster Hipster
Message: Posted by: EVILDAN (Jul 19, 2011 08:23AM)
I just received the Trickster Hipster last night. It's a nylon cloth bag with compartments for the strolling magician. I like it.
Looking at the website the dimensions are 10" x 9" x 7".

Starting at the back, there is one deep pocket that will hold a variet of items: decks of cards, rope, magic wand, etc.

In front of that is a wide pocket that they claim will hold a set of cups and balls. I didn't check, but I'm sure it will. I just don't think it will hold 3 final loads. However, it does seem to be a good size for a chop cup with two loads. The pocket has a fabric drawstring top to it that is about the size of the pocket itself. I suppose this is to secure whatever is inside. In working situations, you can remove the items from the pocket, push this top down into the pocket itself, reload the pocket and you're ready to perform. I like this, because when it's the end of the night and you're throwing this in your car, you don't have to worry about stuff falling out of this pocket when it's secured. If you don't plan on using a chop cup, there is plenty of room to keep multiple magical items inside.

On either side of the big "chop cup" pocket are two roomy pockets where you can keep markers, scissors, etc. They each have velcro straps to help secure the items and prevent them from falling out.

In front of the big "chop cup" pocket is a zippered compartment big enough to hold a deck of cards and a few other items. The only thing I don't like about this is that the zipper goes from the bottom of one side to the bottom of the other. This makes it easy to access whatever you have inside, but the downside is that if you have a number of smaller items inside, there is the danger of them falling out because you open the side of the pocket from the bottom. A little care and you should be fine.

In front of this is a pocket roomy enough for a deck of cards.

One thing that you don't see in picture of the trickster hipster is a flap that goes over the whole thing. This has a pocket as well. Great for holding your coin tricks.

It's designed so that you can wear it over your shoulder and have it hanging on your side, or you can put it around your waist and have it hanging off your hip. For you xtra large magicians, it does come with an extra length of strap to accomodate most waist sizes. Cost is about $35 - $40.

All in all I'm pretty pleased with the product. I bought it with the hopes of using it in a festival I worked this past weekend, but it wound up coming in the mail on Monday. I will road test it at my next event.
Message: Posted by: kennewhitson (Jul 21, 2011 02:50PM)
Thanks for the info I have been contemplating one.
Message: Posted by: D Byrd (Jul 22, 2011 01:58AM)
A link please.
Message: Posted by: EVILDAN (Jul 22, 2011 01:57PM)
Just google "Trickster Hipster."
Message: Posted by: Tukaram (Jul 27, 2011 11:45PM)
I was looking at it on Penguin. It looks pretty good. It has been saved in my wishlist for a while... now to decide if it goes in the cart tonight... most likely it will. Thanks for the write up. The descriptions online aren't as complete :)

At work I usually have the Sankey Assassin's Pouch with me. It is much smaller though, it holds a deck of cards, some color changing knives, a few coins, and some sponge balls. For goofing off at work it is good (you're tax dollars at rest!) but when I want a chop cup and some ropes this sounds great.
Message: Posted by: EVILDAN (Jul 28, 2011 08:45AM)
I'll be taking the trickster hipster on a road test tomorrow night. Not sure if I'm going to do a chop cup with it or not. Will report either on Sunday or Monday. Saturday I'm off to NH for a haunt convention.
Message: Posted by: spcarlson (Jul 28, 2011 10:15AM)
That actually looks pretty nice and not a bad price either, I wonder how durable it is?

I look forward to hearing your report.
Message: Posted by: Merry_Magician101 (Jul 31, 2011 07:46AM)
On 2011-07-28 09:45, EVILDAN wrote:
I'll be taking the trickster hipster on a road test tomorrow night. Not sure if I'm going to do a chop cup with it or not. Will report either on Sunday or Monday. Saturday I'm off to NH for a haunt convention.
[/quote]did it work well evildan?
Message: Posted by: aussiemagik (Jul 31, 2011 02:14PM)
Message: Posted by: EVILDAN (Aug 1, 2011 11:22AM)
Road test went well. I had the trickster slung over my shoulder and hanging low off my left hip. Left the chop cup at home because I wanted to do a different set of effects. I tucked the flap into the big wide "cups" pocket and was ready to roll.

This thing is a dream. I had great access to everything and putting everything away was just as easy. I found that the wide "cups" pocket works nicely as a servante to ditch stuff.

Seems like it's going to hold up well. Time will tell.
Message: Posted by: MagicD48 (Aug 18, 2011 04:25PM)
I generally use whats refered to as a "man bag" for carrying all my stuff. How does this thing have anymore benefits than one of those? I really am intrigued about this, ive been looking for something a bit different, but at the same time I don't want to look like a pack horse! That thing seems really bulky.
Message: Posted by: kumpletoo (Aug 20, 2011 07:55PM)
Just ordered this from penguimagic yesterday. Hope it arrives before my festival gig next weekend.
Message: Posted by: MagicD48 (Aug 24, 2011 04:19PM)
Did someone fart cos everyone seems to have left this thread :(
Message: Posted by: Tukaram (Sep 14, 2011 09:58PM)
Well here is something fun to put in... Someone posted this in a different Hipster thread. It is a tactical gear site that sells a "cross over leg rig". I looks exactly like the hipster. I thought it was kind of funny because I wrote a review on Penguin and said it reminded of my tac gear... and there it is!