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Michael Trixx
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That's a great idea,Thanx for sharing. I have black duct tape along the bottom of mine
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Dave Scribner
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I mentioned this several times in different topics here but to improve the slide of the dove from the pocket, take a plastic sheet protector available in most office supply stores, cut it a little shorter than the length of the pocket and wide enough to form a U shaped channel in the pocket. Slide this into the pocket and your doves will almost shoot out. A little piece of double sided tape at the edge will hold it in place.

Just make sure you get the heavy duty protector. The ones sold in grocery stores are usually much too flimsy and the birds nails will penetrate them.

Keeping the tip of the nails trimmed is really the key though. Only the very tip needs to be trimmed. One stroke with an emery board on each nail is all that is necessary.
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On 2010-10-24 21:53, Dave Scribner wrote:
I mentioned this several times in different topics here but to improve the slide of the dove from the pocket, take a plastic sheet protector available in most office supply stores, cut it a little shorter than the length of the pocket and wide enough to form a U shaped channel in the pocket. Slide this into the pocket and your doves will almost shoot out. A little piece of double sided tape at the edge will hold it in place.

Just make sure you get the heavy duty protector. The ones sold in grocery stores are usually much too flimsy and the birds nails will penetrate them.

Keeping the tip of the nails trimmed is really the key though. Only the very tip needs to be trimmed. One stroke with an emery board on each nail is all that is necessary.

Kenrick Ice talks about something simular to this on his dove dvd.
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Yes he does. Didn't mean to imply it was my idea. Just passing on some info.
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Ha, I was just watching Dan Sperry's mesmerizing Dove Act, where he does a Dove Split behind his back: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZg6wcAF1nk

Andrély does a great standard Split, too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhK0T2AHKT8
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I think Rick Thomas does a great dove split...probably one of the best. I think if performed properly, it's one of the best dove effects a guy could do...
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Misdirection is a wonderful thing. I used to open with my dove act. Close to the end of the act I would do a dove to silk using a tail pocket. I still had about twenty minutes to go and didn't want to keep the dove in the pocket so came up with a way to get rid of it. With the silk I would tie a knot. While I make the knot vanish I would steal an appearing cane from my pocket. I would cover the hand with the cane in it with the silk. Pop the cane open and the silk flys up into the air. As I hand the cane to my assistant I steal a dove from a body load with the same hand holding the silk. Produce the dove and turn sideways to hand the silk to my assistant. As she reaches for the silk I steal the dove from the tail pocket and bring it next to the first dove. I then split the doves. Done in a smooth motion it works great and has good audience reactions.
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I'll just add my two cents as far as layman reaction to a dove split: It gets a good reaction. I have often watched magic shows on TV with family and friends who are layman, and their reaction to dove magic done well is always strong, and they never see the split coming. The split has a very nice look to it from a visual standpoint. Do it or don't, but this has been my observation from seeing many laymen friends react to the trick.
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Just curious if Sam ever decided on his dove split routine?

I saw Anthony The Magic perform this live and it caught me off guard, and also got a great reaction from the audience.
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