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Allentown, PA
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Profile of JohnCressman
Being fairly new to doing kid's magic, I'd like to add some larger illusions to my show. But, being new, I'd like the opinion of you more experienced magicians on a few tricks I've come across. Keep in mind, price is still an issue since I'm just starting.

1) Sketchpad - there seems to be two - a manual one and a original flavor - both seem to do similiar things but the manual one seems more limited on the type of face you can draw. This seems like it would go over really well with the kids I'll be performing for. Any experiences, hints, suggestions of which one to get and which is the best quality for the price?

2) Chair Suspension - there seem to be a few versions out there, from about $300 or so to over $500. Any suggestions on which is the best bang for the buck?

3) Buckethead - this seems like it would be a great illusion to add to my shows. Any experiences with this?

Or... anything else you'd recommend?

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New Jersey, USA
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John - you might get a better response to your question by asking in the "Little Darlings" forum, which is for magic for children.
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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For kids, rather than a chair suspension I would go for a Grant's "Flying Carpet" which not only is easy to lug around BUT there are some very funny bits you can do in it too.

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Be sure to do a search on Buckethead.
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