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Matt101
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Hi guys,

I have heard about sleeve pocket by Jay Scott Berry and have a question. How is it different from typical sleeving - only giving the thing into my sleeve. I know, that you can't reveal here the secret but what I am thinking about is when I drop my hand along my body, will it fall from the sleeve or not?? Any help would be much appreciated.

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I use Jay's topit and love it to death. However, I find these sleeve pockets quite counterproductive. You could definitely do without.
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Thanks a lot for your help
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If you have Bobo's coin book, look in there. The sleeving chapter.
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From what I remember from his lecture, the way he uses these if for an initial PRODUCTION, not for sleeving per se. It allows hime to have 1 or 2 loaded coins, work "normally", (without the need for arms to be held at 90 degrees), and then at the appropriate moment he can just lift an arm, drop one of the coins, and then go to a production. For this, they seemed reasonable, it all depends on what you are trying to achieve.
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At one time I had the idea of a "foo sleeve pocket"--namely a small pocket sewn into the sleeve so that when the coin was shot up the sleeve _past_ the foo pocket, it would fall into the pocket when the hand was lowered to the side. Sort of the reverse of the Berry idea.

My favorite sleeving effect was to classic palm two dimes and a nickel (nickel being outermost). Then I would use the same hand to spin a quarter on a table. While the coin was spinning, I would appearently snatch it up with the right hand and instantly drop the dimes and nickel back on the table. Actually as the fingers started closing, they would propel the coin into the sleeve. Very visual. Since it was a change rather than a vanish, it took some heat off the method. The hand is a little contorted classic palming such small coins, but since it is holding a quarter, the hand's appearance is not too unusual. The fact that you can spin a quarter while three coins are classic palmed added to the misdeception. (I came across sleeving a spinning coin in Walter Gibson's _Magic Made Simple_ but have never seen it anywhere else.) I sometimes did it for friends when asking if anyone had change for a quarter and then deciding to use magic to get the change.

(Sometimes the propelled coin went so far up the sleeve that it went past the coatsleeve arm hole and fell down the inside of the shirt to the waist.)

On the subject of sleeving, Anverdi had some beautiful routines with color changing balls and sleeving. They were included in his lecture notes.

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Yes, these are for initial productions, and if used correctly, work like a dream!
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On 2008-10-30 12:04, Big Daddy Cool wrote:
Yes, these are for initial productions, and if used correctly, work like a dream!


They also need to be fitted correctly. They should be in the body side of the sleeve, not on the rear otherwise they will get in the way when trying to retrieve objects from the s----e. (all positions refer to when arms are at the side)
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