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lemartini1050
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Is there a table that is perfect for table steals (e.g. stealing dove or ... from table)


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John Martin
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Duan Laflin has a nice table for steals (silks, loads, silk fountains etc.) on his video "Silken Sequences and Steals"
I got my copy from Daytona Magic.

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I Steal many things from my table servante. For me it's not the table. I attach the servante to whichever table I'm using at the time.
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Bill Hegbli
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What kind of steals are you stealing? It all depend on the item. There use to be a table top that could produce bottles, it was made by the defunct company 'Magic Hands" out of Germany. Many of the products are now being produced by Mephisto Huis out of Belgium.

An interesting table top is in the book 'Roy Benson by Starlight' very expensive book, but the table use front loading of coins, cigarettes, etc. I is also shown and demoed on the "Levent's Ultimate Guide to The Miser's Dream' 3 DVD set.

Most steals from a table have to be worked out for each kind of steal you intend to produce. The late Neil Foster used a decorated box on a table, from that he worked everyting out of, using the one ahead idea on steals. He could pick up a silk and steal a deck of cards at the same time, without obious movements due to the placement of the cards in the table. He also used gimmicked goblets for his cigarette steals and had genuis hanky steal for additional cigarettes.

Jason Brune (?) uses a front loading table with access do to the design of his table. Chen Kai uses his draped table as a topit. These methods use staging and placement as well as timing.

Hope this answers your question.
Fitz
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I thought these tables were cool from Mike Michael's. They are pricey but look awesome. I'm sure you can work with him to make a custom table that you could steal from.

Table Page: http://www.mikemichaels.net/html/tables.htm
Video: http://mikemichaels.net/table/

Good luck,
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