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Hey I've been playing with a routine ending with a shoe production. I was wondering if anyone else has any experience with this. How do you routine it and how does it play strolling/table hopping?
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Many years ago I had a friend that would produce his shoe from under his hat while standing tableside, he had small feet and a big head. It was the frist hat load/production I'd ever seen and quite unique I believe, although it couldn't be done surrounded. Good luck in your search!
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Yeah I used to do it a bunch, Flicking Fingers style. also would do the glass of orange juice production.

Obviously don't slam your shoe down on a table in a restaurant...
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First time I saw a shoe production was the SAM national convention in St. Louis some years ago. A Japanese magician produced his shoe from the flame in a lighter. It floored me and I started doing it for a while. Look up the Flicking Fingers version like Natanel suggested. I believe it's the same method that I was using.
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Is it the same as the david stone method?
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I think David Stone's routine is great, especially with the table in front of him; when you go back and know it's coming, it's so easy to see, but for an audience that hasn't seen it before it's a real surprise - especially when that SECOND show shows up!
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That is the one I am playing with. I wonder if it can be pulled off (no pun intended) without a table?

is the production on flicking fingers better with a table present? who is the inventor of the production and where can I reference it.
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Just think, would you want to hold a card that just came out of a sweaty, stinky shoe of a stranger, I learned this the hard way at a trade show, I did thIs type of effect, that was the reaction I got, loving the premise, I changed it to my pocket.
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Dave Im not referring to card to shoe but an actual magical production of ones shoes
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I produced my shoe on the table of a five star restaurant in France and it WOWED them. I have often done the Jay Marshall gag where you use your coat as a foulard where you say you will produce a person... and when you step aside, there are two empty shoes on the floor. "Well, he was here a second ago."
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Pete did you always carry an extra pair of shoes to do that?
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You step out of your own shoes to do that gag, TKE.
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Ok gotcha.
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Jay Marshall used to produce the shoe on the table. It is on his "Table Crap" video.

Seriously though a shoe? Are you planning on shaking anyones hand when you leave the table?

I am not saying it is right or wrong, just that maybe think about it. Time and place and all.
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Too much wine last night, very sorry.
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Danny you're right the idea is not for everyone. I feel it suits my personality and character and I'm going to try it out. My shoes are always polished and fairly new looking.
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Hey cool man go for it. I have always said though it is not what YOU think your shoes look like that matters. It is how it is perceived by the patrons at a table that really counts.

Keep in mind that even open toe shoes are sort of taboo in a restaurant environment for employees. I am not saying it is good or bad or whatever. I just know that in the places I work there is NO WAY it would fly. That is not to say it would not work in other environments. That is what is great about what we do.
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I think I'd check with the gaffer before I did this in an establishment. Pilou does a couple of shoe productions in his fism act

http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri=%......cPnoUqFk
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On 2010-12-04 16:57, twistedace wrote:
First time I saw a shoe production was the SAM national convention in St. Louis some years ago. A Japanese magician produced his shoe from the flame in a lighter. It floored me and I started doing it for a while.


Yes, a couple of japanese magicians started doing it like that after my lecture in Tokyo 1999 - looks awsome!
The piece is titled "Champagne" and was published in "The Warpsmith Returns" in 1996.
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Republished the piece in my book Vortex this year, along with a lot of different handlings.

A tad curious though... you didn't hesitate at all to add someone else's piece to your work?
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On 2010-12-04 18:06, TKE wrote:
That is the one I am playing with. I wonder if it can be pulled off (no pun intended) without a table?
is the production on flicking fingers better with a table present? who is the inventor of the production and where can I reference it.


Yes, it can be done without a table Smile
For example, here is Travis Bernhardt performing "Champagne" (sans table) from Vortex and "Of Dice and Men" from the October 2009 issue of Genii:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJEbw5K57Ks
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