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sdmagic
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Thinkgeek has a new shoulder holster. It is made to hold ipods and other tech stuff, but may have some utility for Magicians. Looks like the included key chain could be used as a pull! Check it out here:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/bags/918a/zoom/

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That looks great, and definitely looks like it has a couple card sized pockets. Good find.
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Very nice. Anyone have one yet?
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I have one on order - will post on it when I get it.
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Yeah....this very usefull.

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Anyone tried this yet? Looks good and just wondering if it is practical.
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I nearly ordered one of these, but it looks like it only has three useful pockets, and there's no way to reverse it (to put the pockets on your left side).

If anyone has this yet, please let us know how much you can fit in it comfortably.
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Anyone got it yet? Any reviews on its practicality?
TheAmbitiousCard
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You might check out my strolling pouch.
Lots of useful pockets.
The pouch was made large enough for ninja rings.
Small enough to hide under your jacket. It clips to your belt so you can move it around or take it off. No belt loop, per se.

The first 2 batches sold out and batch #3 is now on order.
http://www.theambitiouscard.com/aItem.cfm?itemid=64
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Hey guys, I have a Busking pouch from Frank and I just now ordered this one. I LOVE the busking pouch. In fact when I took Gazzo's masterclass and used one of Gazzos and Frank's, I believe, is much better than the Gazzo I used.

I have always been treated very well and even wonder how he puts so much quality for such a small price. Really, get these they are well worth it.

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Bless your heart Paddy! Thanks for the compliments about my products!
The new batch of these was just completed. I begged for some specific leather this time and got it. The leather is very expensive and I'm hoping I'll be able to get the same stuff for future batches but I'm not sure.

If you've ordered one recently, it's ready to ship early next week.
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Well the site for which that product actually comes from is called Urban Tool

And there are a couple interesting things here
-A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.
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Years ago there was a parody piece publish in the Australian Magic Monthly that featured an add for a shoulder holster for cards (also a bandolier, etc).

It was a joke - no one thought a magician would really want such a thing.

Urban Tools, indeed!
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I'll be ordering one on Friday, I'll let you know how it is.
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I've had a while to experiment with the holster, and here's the review.

1: The holster is far to small and will not fit anyone with over a 40inch jacket size.
2: There isn't nearly enough pocket space in the holster. 1 deck of cards, 1 pen, and 1 large marker is the load capacity. The pictures displayed are very misleading (everything appears much bigger than it actually is).
3: The material it's made of (a very soft elastic) is very stretchy and pops back into place instantly. Since the pockets are designed to close over the items they hold, it is nearly impossible to retrieve and replace your items.

Overall: 4 of 10
Toughts: The only reason to buy this would be to keep your personal items (keys, wallet, phone) on you while you're working. It will be useless if you try to hold your props in it.
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Thanks for the review! I'm well over a 40-inch jacket size to begin with, so I was "out" on your very first comment, but it's nice to know that us bigger magicians aren't missing much with this product.

Bill
Dustin Baker
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I'm a 46 myself, so it jumps to my arm-pit with the first move and behind my back with the next.

I'm working on a simpler holder design that'll better suit my size (basically a short scarf with pockets in it). I'll post the "blue-prints" if it works out.
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P.S. I forgot to mention. If you look closely at the pictures for the holster, almost all of them have female models but the holster is marketted as a "men's" item (a genius way to subliminally distort the product's actual size).
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Even if it fits, I feel that the pockets are too specific for certain items.
But that is just for my own taste and design choices.
On my pouches, I try to make the pockets very generic but very usable.

That way people can populate them with whatever they use.
A flat pocket can be used for a thumbtip or a sharpie or a packet trick or a jumbo coin or a place to ditch a shell.
I use a flat pocket in every one of those ways on the same pouch at different times.

At least that is the general idea when I design my items.

Perhaps the female was there just to attract the eye as opposed to distorting the size.
They could always have found a smaller guy, I guess?

If any of you wish to try the strolling pouch on my site you can return it if it's not to your liking as long as it's still in mint condition.
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Dustin Baker
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I'm giving a new option to those who are dead-set on the shoulder holster design.

There is a site called eholster.com, which sells "modular shoulder holster sets". You purchase the holster straps pre-fabricated, then you buy your pouches as needed - which easily connect to the strap system. The pouches are built to connect to one another, and are all fasioned to work with the base straps.

The cost of the base straps is 29.99 and you can get either Ballistic Nylon or Leather (same price).

The cost of the pouches is where they "get" you. The pouches range from $9.99-49.99 each depending on size and utility.

Suggestion: Buy the base unit, some nylon straps, some "D" rings, fabric glue, and some Industrial Sticky Back Velcro (all items can usually be found at Wal-mart). This will cost about $10.00 all together. With these items, you can make straps for your existing pouches - making them compatable to the shoulder holster system.

If you don't have pouches yet, try qmuniforms.com. They make the pouches and such that police, SWAT, and military tactical squads use. Pretty cheap as well.

Happy hunting guys.
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