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Andrew E. Miller
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You can actually carry as much as you see fit too. I would just recommend that it all be magic you can do in your hands. I don't agree with all the people who say all you need is this and this. You carry what you want!!! It works out better if the stuff you carry are things you can do in the hands. Table-hopping is just that way. I don't agree with the people who say that you need a close-up mat either. I think, as many others have said, it invades their space and makes them feel violated as those being "table-hopped." Have fun with restaurants!!!

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Dan LeFay
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Ben C. I like Greg Wilson's style and his impromptu effects are great.
Not necessary to go into detail what I have in my pockets but I feel that "something special" besides all the normal stuff you use (pocket change, napkins, cutlery, rubberbands etc.)is very well received by restaurant audiences.
I try to do my cups and balls routine at least 8 times a night when I work restaurants.
This gives a feeling of great importance to the audience, that's why I use the best working and looking C&B I can afford.

Especially when you've showed them things which they perceive as (very good) guerilla-magic. The introduction of two heavy brass cups and a wooden wand helps them realize you are not a "bypassing trickster, out for a tip" only, but an artist!

Boy, I realise I sound cocky. But it fits my style, and the atmosphere I want to create at a table, perfectly.
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Eric Grossman
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I carry small items, but usually more than I'll need.
I wear a loop, which I rarely end up using, but it's a great "just in case" item.
One deck and invisible deck.
TT, silk, mismade bill.
Daryl knife set.
String for ring and string.
rubber bands.
4 half dollars and shell.

This is just for strolling and table hopping.
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Michael_MacDonald
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I carry one deck of cards
6 halves with expanded sh...
4 songe balls
jumbo coin
t.t
and string
with these simple props i can perform for hours never repeating a trick

that is the beauty of slight of hand
no reset!
packs small
plays huge

Michael Macdonald
cardfreakhk
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I have a friend who always carry some half dollars and one pack of card only to work.
And I have a friend who always carry 3 or 4 big boxes of magic props for close up shows.

What do you think is suitable?

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BenSchwartz
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Leland
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add a couple of rubber bands and get your self a video on rubber band magic. Takes up no space and plays big!
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Mickey Cohen
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There are some exceptions , but generally i carry 4 sets each consisting of 3 tricks. I can do 35 minutes if I have to.Each set is 10 minutes.Everything is interchangeable.Jazz Magic.
VernonOnCoins
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Cigars from Purse is a favorite of mine. Shriek of the Mutilated...Impromptu Memorised Deck work...Borrowed bent coin...and a host of sleight of hand magic with coins and cards...I'll be adding the Dennis Loomis/Paul Riser Micro Chop Cup soon, too. Ultimate Back-Off is another winner...

Most important however is to mix it up a bit...if you don't, you will suffer extreme bordom and distaste for this business...

I'm always working on new, challenging material to offer my clients...you don't want to be a one trick pony, particularly for repeat customers...how many times can they watch a sponge ball routine?
SKILL
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On 2003-01-08 02:50, Michael_MacDonald wrote:
I carry one deck of cards
6 halves with expanded sh...
4 songe balls
jumbo coin
t.t
and string
with these simple props i can perform for hours never repeating a trick


that is the beauty of slight of hand
no reset!
packs small
plays huge

Michael Macdonald

I totally agree this is like me
-TT for bill switch a la (Jay sankey)
-sponge Rabbits(3 adult 10 babes)
-deck regular
-jumbo coin(penny)
-Mi wallet(fire and card to wallet)
-5 half dollar
and a lot of Fun Smile
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Sean Macfarlane
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I always end up doing about 4 of my top tricks. coins cards , and bills.
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