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kissdadookie
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It's just a bag. A very useful bag if you don't have other means to carry your stuff already. It is actually better than the Joshua Jay bag as it has more room and is more casual looking hanging off a belt loop.
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I ordered Sankey's Assassin's Pouch from MJM Magic as soon as it was available. I've worn it every day since it arrived; including in church this morning! Overall, it's certainly a useful item.

I was expecting something a little thicker in material and was hoping the two front pockets would be a little larger. The bottom one expands a bit due to the way it's made; but the top one...not so much. I've got a couple of coins in the top one and I don't see me being able to fit much else in there. Right now I've got one deck of cards in the large pocket, a 6 inch silk, a 9 inch silk, 2 different types of Hot Rods, a couple of packet tricks, a magnet on the bottom for vanishing the "special" coins I'm keeping in that top outside pocket and a little ziplock bag that holds my psychic color sticks trick. I've been using the Assassin's pouch in conjunction with another little nylon zipper pouch I bought at Wal-Mart for less than $4 and that zips closed and snaps onto my belt; so I've been changing the contents back and forth between the two and adding stuff to the Assasin's Pouch I normally don't carry...just to test what works best.

I haven't actually used the Sharpie holder to hold a marker. I've been clipping my Boa Coin Bender in that spot. I do a lot of TT work, so I absolutely LOVE the easy-access TT pocket. ...But after having had the pouch about a week now, I've got one complaint. It's black. ...Which goes with everything and is great. BUT...it's cotton. Which means they died it black. And so, the black dye has gotten on the TT that I've been keeping in that pocket. The in and out friction of stealing and ditching the TT in that pocket has rubbed the ink right onto the TT and, so far, it isn't coming off the TT as easily as it apparently comes off the pouch's fabric. And that is a major deal with me. I stopped keeping my TTs in my jean pockets because the ink from my jeans would stain the TT. Now I've got a pouch with a specially-made pocket for the TT that works GREAT and it, too, dyes my TT. Bummer.

The promo pictures, (and the picture on the packaging), has a tan or at least a khaki-colored pouch. I bought two of these pouches. I'll use both...but for the sake of my TTs, I'd sure like to trade one of my black pouches for one of those tan ones!!
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Wonder if it is washable? Perhaps, then, it is good advice to run it through a cycle or two to help keep it from bleeding onto your props?
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I just purchased this with a "standard" ITR. I don't see how this works withthat device. The standard itr IS LONGER THAN THE POUCH. What size itr "SHOULD" BE USED?

Thanks All & Happy Holidays

Chris
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On 2006-12-13 14:22, Tophie wrote:
I just purchased this with a "standard" ITR. I don't see how this works withthat device. The standard itr IS LONGER THAN THE POUCH. What size itr "SHOULD" BE USED?

Thanks All & Happy Holidays

Chris




I like the idea of the IT feature but what I could not understand is how you actually use it. As pictured, the IT opening is towards the rear of the pouch is it not? That seems backwards to me since you will be doing your IT work with the IT in front of you. But maybe, coming out the back is the correct way in that the hole is "hidden" and, I guess, all you have to do is just have the IT do a "180" as you pull it out and it will now be in front of you. I dunno. It still seems backwards.

Although I wouldn't want to use the pouch, one thing I do like about it is the fact that it forces you into doing some serious thinking about prop management and it forces you to try to get multiple uses out of each thing that you do carry in the pouch. Those two things, in themselves, are good things.

Just, IMHO.

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On 2006-12-13 14:55, Turk wrote:
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On 2006-12-13 14:22, Tophie wrote:
I just purchased this with a "standard" ITR. I don't see how this works withthat device. The standard itr IS LONGER THAN THE POUCH. What size itr "SHOULD" BE USED?

Thanks All & Happy Holidays

Chris




I like the idea of the IT feature but what I could not understand is how you actually use it. As pictured, the IT opening is towards the rear of the pouch is it not? That seems backwards to me since you will be doing your IT work with the IT in front of you. But maybe, coming out the back is the correct way in that the hole is "hidden" and, I guess, all you have to do is just have the IT do a "180" as you pull it out and it will now be in front of you. I dunno. It still seems backwards.

Although I wouldn't want to use the pouch, one thing I do like about it is the fact that it forces you into doing some serious thinking about prop management and it forces you to try to get multiple uses out of each thing that you do carry in the pouch. Those two things, in themselves, are good things.

Just, IMHO.

Mike


Mike, I notcied the video has him wearing the pouch on the right side, with the IT opening in the rear. If you wore it on the left side, it would be coming out the front ( I think ).

I agree about it getting you top think about prop managemnet.

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"Of all words of tongue and pen,
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Can the Joshua Jay Pro Carrier carry one deck and 6 color changing knives? My Sankey pouch fell apart at the zipper. Loved the pouch until it fell apart. What a piece of crap!
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All right I just have to say this,why does it look like a fanty pack?
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It doesn't really, though. Traditional fanny packs look a bit different. Haven't purchased this, though, as I really don't think I'd use it.
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I hate to say this, but it is a fanny pack and I am not thinking it looks professional. I ended up going with the high caliber holster, which has served me well. The best quality, best service and more than you could ever ask for! You really get what you want because these are custom made to order. Here is a link to a previous thread.

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......3&11
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I agree with sickmagic - the first time I saw this I immediately thought that it looked highly unprofessional. I'm a big fan of Sankey and own almost everything he has released, but this one I shall pass up. Just use pocket management like everyone else. I own Joshua Jay's Pro Carrier which came out maybe a year ago and is very similar in concept to Sankey's Assassin Pouch, but I never use it - and the Pro Carrier actually looks somewhat professional.
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Sorry guys, excuse my ignorance but what is a "Fanny pack"

Although I rarely use it, I prefer the joshua jay pro carrier. To be honest I think although these are sometimes a must, I think pulling things out your pockets is better. I keep my gimmicked coins in a real mans coin wallet and a memory card case.
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'Fanny Pack' is the American phrase for 'Bum Bag'.
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Well, I've been carrying this for a few weeks. Even just when I'm out running errands. I wear a jacket ( Jeff McBride says always dress like you have somewhere important to go ) so it’s concealed under that.

I’d use this without a jacket. It’s black, small and with all the junk people have on their belts these days ( cell phones, black berry’s, etc. ) it would go unnoticed. It goes on the belt ( the aluminum carabineer clip hanging from a belt loop would look stupid ).


The TT holder works well. The steal is quite easy. The main area, which I keep a certain deck for Sankey’s Black pool effect and a rope, handles both. I don't close the zipper, so I haven't encountered a problem with it. It has two pockets. One I use for c/s/b and the other for 4 halves and a **ell for Shadow coins and Turtle coins.

I have it set up so the bottom can be used to ditch my Atomic Bills gaff.

I like this. I think it’s functional and handles the job. Is it better than J.J.’s Pro Case? It’s different and I will now use them both.

This does free up pockets for more material.
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On 2007-01-07 16:13, MagicChris wrote:
It goes on the belt ( the aluminum carabineer clip hanging from a belt loop would look stupid ).


HEY!! I resemble that remark!

About 50% of the time, I've got it on the clip. The reason being is that I've got a cell phone on one side of my belt and another small pouch full of magic items that resides on the other side of my belt. I prefer it on the belt because it, as you mentioned, goes virtually unnoticed.

But for me, the steal of the TT is perfect when it is hanging at the angle it does from the clip. By hanging at a slight angle on the clip, and below the belt, my hand never goes into any pockets, near any pockets or up to my belt. I simply and imperceptibly steal the TT. But, except for the additional ease in stealing the TT, I prefer it on the belt. But if I'm carrying the other pouch, I think the Assasin Pouch doesn't look any more stupid hanging there than it looks on my belt. Because when sharing belt space with other another pouch and a phone, I begin to look like a Batman wannabe! Also, my choice of clothing and/or clothing style helps to either concel the Assasin's Pouch while on the clip or make it not be so noticable. I haven't had anyone mention it or ask what it is or why I have it...but the fact that it holds a deck of cards seems to me to be a really good reason to give anyone asking. If you have jeans and no jacket, (I primarily only use the Assasin's Pouch when I have no jacket and am casually dressed); where are ya gonna keep cards? ...In a pouch like this one!

Has your TT turned black around the edges yet? Seems that the action of sliding it in and out of its pouch has effectively, (and so far, permanently), transferred the dye used on the pouch to my TT. That's a bummer.
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Bendy, I appologize for saying it would look stupid as I have no idea how it looks on you or anyone else. In the video demo I thought it looked stupid. Poor choice of a word on my part.

I haven't had any problems with the TT getting black on it.
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Now I've got a pouch with a specially-made pocket for the TT that works GREAT and it, too, dyes my TT. Bummer.

The promo pictures, (and the picture on the packaging), has a tan or at least a khaki-colored pouch. I bought two of these pouches. I'll use both...but for the sake of my TTs, I'd sure like to trade one of my black pouches for one of those tan ones!!

I read this post before buying an Assassin's Pouch (thanks!) but it seems the Pouches are only available in black. Sure enough, I have the dye issue as well. I tried various approaches to emoving the ink with no success.

Has anyone found a way to take the dye off a thumb tip?

Thanks.
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The pro carrier looks a little different, though. It looks like something that you could slip into your jacket pocket or put on you belt buckle.


Do you think a business card on the belt looks less strange than the black pouch? Thoughts?
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I haven't actually used the Sharpie holder to hold a marker. I've been clipping my Boa Coin Bender in that spot.


What else are folks putting where the Sharpie is intended? I find it holds a pair of colour-changing knives as well - but this is silly as viewers can;t know there is two knives...

Any suggestions in addition to the bender, which I may pick up?

Thanks.
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