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Topic: Combo TOPIT/LAPPING Device (No Jacket/Servante/TableCloth)
Message: Posted by: Alex L. Molina (Nov 26, 2013 06:36AM)
Hello All :)

Happy Holidays...

For the past 8+ yrs, I've been using a combo device set-up that allows Topit work [or is it spelled Toppit now - lol - seeing both spellings around] without a jacket (it's designed for T-Shirt or Dress-Shirt), & Lapping work without multiple-pocket servants attached to table/mat nor the use of the tablecloth (it's a self-contained design).

More than a few pro Magicians have asked me if I ever thought of marketing/selling it, as it has impressed and/or fooled some of the best Minds in Magic that I have had the pleasure to share it with.

What do yall think?
Message: Posted by: Alex L. Molina (Nov 26, 2013 10:30AM)
Hey All :)

If any pro/working Magicians here with solid experience/skill in Topit/Lapping work would be interested in testing/working with this device (haven't come up with a name for it yet, for now I'm calling it "the LAPPIT" - lol) in exchange for feedback on your experience with it, I'd love to share it - just PM me...

[a Special Thank You shout-out to MCF member "maps" for inspiring the idea do to so - thanks, Bro]

...a brief FAQ so yall can determine whether the LAPPIT is a viable utility device for you:

1 - requires you to make it yourself, as it is custom-made dependent on each individual performer's specific body-type (height/weight)

2 - takes approx. 4+hrs to make, if you have basic sewing/measurement skills (or know somebody who does)

3 - materials needed to make are simple & readily available inexpensively at any dept. store (K-Mart, Gap, Walmart, etc.)

4 - for both the T-Shirt & Dress-Shirt versions, it requires either solid BLACK/Dark-Gray color, or a horizontal/vertical "stripped" pattern (in which case they can be any color)

5 - both versions require the size of the shirt(s) to be one (1) size larger than the performer's actual size for a comfortably loose-fitting ****

6 - both versions require the shirt(s) NOT to be tucked-in (so in the case of a Dress-Shirt, the "straight hem-ended" styles are the logical choice)

7 - due to #'s 5/6, perhaps, the LAPPIT it better suited to the age-range of TEENS thru 40-Somethings - with a "hip" persona - as this fashion style is a very common "urban" look

8 - the "topit" aspect of the LAPPIT loads into the pants hip-pockets, so comfortably loose pants are required (may also relate to #7)

9 - the "lapping" aspect of the LAPPIT requires a slim to chubby body-type (lol) I myself am a "big guy" & using the "lapping" aspect of it actually inspired me to loose some weight ;) to be more specific, anything "bigger" than a "Kevin James" body-type (the Actor from the sitcom King Of Queens, not the respected Magician of the "Floating-Rose" fame - lol) would not be able to utilize the "lapping" aspect - there's no size/weight "restriction" for the "topit" aspect tho

NB: the "lapping" aspect allows for both ditching & retrieving (productions/vanishes/transformations); the "topit" aspect, as mentioned above, just loads into the pants hip-pocket (so no "retrieval" of same item suitable for productions/transformations, however it can obviously be used in combo with the "lapping" aspect for such (with dupe items), as the "lapping" aspect can also be utilized standing)

k, if yall have any questions, please feel free :)
Message: Posted by: Fantasy Knight (Mar 27, 2014 06:55PM)
Did you ever market this?
Message: Posted by: Houdonni (May 11, 2016 08:12PM)
I'd volunteer to try it out :)