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jay leslie
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Just curious. I ask these questions because magic comes and goes. When something is new (and great) everyone is performing it and after a few years it often sits in a drawer.

My Okito routine has a story using 3 Okito Boxes with just a single lid. The routine incorporates 1. Mag, 1. Boston & 1. Small Box. Since no one's ever busted me I'll assume the spectators are aware of a single box at a time. Incidentally, I manufactured these to contain Silver Dollars so people with bad eyesight can see the action even if the lights are low.

One afternoon at the Magic Castle, Bruce Cervon and I entertained each other with about 45 different moves using a single standard (non-gimmicked) box with 1 to 4 coins so I am aware of many amazing effects that are possible (We should have got that session on tape).

So... "Because things are hot - then they're not" ... Here's the survey:

A. How many of you use more then one box?
B. How many moves or effects do you do?
C. My routine is 3.5 minutes, how long is yours?
D. How many wouldn't be caught dead with an Okito Box because you think "It looks like magic"?
Atom3339
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Just own a Buddha Boston Box for now. Know 6-8 moves. Do 4-6 effects. Current routine is 3-5 minutes long. It's a beautiful brass box. NOT magic looking at all! No strings, no springs, no holes, no mirrors, no funny moving parts. Yes, a curiosity. A unique classy item, as is a fine piece of jewelry. But built to do magic? No way! It can't do NOTHING! ; )

I was lazy when first learning the moves. Just used one hand. Now use one hand for 3/4 of the routine, and it's very mysterious.
TH

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Well been a few years, but I did do a box routine. I did two actually, one with single okito box and another where I switched an Okito and Boston box.
I never really counted moves, I know a lot more than I put into my routines. The single box routine is about 2 min, the two box routine is in the 3 min neibhborhood. Love the boxes, but have mostly used them for my own entertainment over the years.
"Now here's the man with the 25 cent hands, that two bit magician..."
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I have performed just two routines with my boxes, using just one box at a time. However I just purchased a David Roth set and am presently working on Doug Brewer's routines from his Coin Box Killers book, so I hope to be doing more with my boxes soon! And so what if it "looks like magic"? That's exactly what I'm doin'! Smile

Thank you.

Jim
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I didn't know that Okito was an anagram for Tokyo when Theo Bamberg
decided to run with it....now I do. Tony Slydini's mentor.
He passed away in 1963. Okito Video
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P.s.I realize that I'm the youngest in this topic so far.
I'm mainly putting this here for posterities sake and those
who follow here.
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David Neighbors
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I use an Boston box WITHOUT A coin Stuck in the botton! And a Solid box! I used to use an Reg. Okito Box. But found out I can do everything I need to do With My Boston Box!
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A. How many of you use more then one box?

I don't know how many use multiple boxes, I do.

B. How many moves or effects do you do?

Never counted them I do one routine. It looks like this, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9cU6qGGv9o

C. My routine is 3.5 minutes, how long is yours?

Two minutes long. Probably shorter, in reality, since I'm yakking about books in the intro.

D. How many wouldn't be caught dead with an Okito Box because you think "It looks like magic"?

Hmm . . . since I do the trick, I obviously don't have a problem with the box.


David Neighbors undoubtedly has more Okito box routines than the rest of us put together. He's done several for me over the years. Somebody ought to chain him to a chair and record his performances!

KG
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Here is a routine I do using 2 boxes..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0tOHyPQv......nel_page

here are some of my other routines..

KANTO OKITO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wQQJv4S2Eo&feature=relmfu

OKITWO (KANTO OKITO II)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiSz8dQssaI&feature=relmfu

TRANSPOKITO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug7HSwfAFf0&feature=relmfu

A TOUCH OF SILVER
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pff9FL269......AAAAAQAA

LESSON IN A BOX
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQhWqp8fD......AAMgAiAA

A Blessed Christmas and a MAGICAL New Year to all!

Rannie
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Hay Kent,
A lot of the Box routines You are talking About are in print now! Smile The Book is called Poff. Coin box Magic! ( If you are Interested in it P.M. Me About it for more Info!!! ) Smile Ok thanks gang!
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rannie
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I have to get that book! Once I get my pay pal going..... You have to sign it for me Mr. Neighbors!
"If you can't teach an old dog new tricks, trick the old dog to learn."

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David Neighbors
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Sure Rannie,
P.M. m anytime for Info! Thanks man! Smile
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I have used a dollar and half dollar sized box in a coins transitition effect.
At one point the dollar coins are "found" in the half dollar box and vice versa. I think it was published in TLR about 2005. (a Tom Craven column)
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I use the Okito, Boston, sucker, and sometimes the solid boxes within my routine/s. Never counted how many moves. My main routine (Walk Around the Box) can be 4-5 mins depending on the situation. It's a multi phase routine designed for walk around. I can do one or more phases depending on time.


Joe
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For many years I performed the Ken Brooke coin box routine entitled Ten-Twenty. It used an Okito, a Boston and a Sokito.

However, these have since been sold and I now just use the Tango Kartis Coin Box. It does anything that a set of multiple boxes can do (apart from the sucker endings - and on hindsight, are these really that strong and worth the aggravation switching anyway? I'm no longer sure).

The Kartis can be used as a German/Okito/Boston and due to it's design, weight and beautiful manufacture, it's an absolute joy to work.
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I used to do the O-Korto Box routine in Bobo back when I had the Johnson boxes. Now I have the plain half dollar Buddha Box, and I love it! I just do the standard effect with it.

To give credit, if you do Okito box stuff, the David Neighbors book is the most valuable resource I know. I had it at one time, but lost it in the foreclosure. It is most definitely going to be repurchased! Wanna learn some cutting edge, advanced stuff? Get the David Neighbors book! Smile

Doug
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Hay Doug,
Thanks so much man! It's called Poff. Coin Box Magic. And it's all on Boston box Magic WITHOUT A coin stick in the botton! P.M. me for more Info! Ok thanks so much Gang!
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Atom3339
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Well, David Roth's book and DVD are helpful too.
TH

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rannie
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Quote:
On 2011-12-28 11:36, Atom3339 wrote:
Well, David Roth's book and DVD are helpful too.


You betcha! Learned so much from David!
"If you can't teach an old dog new tricks, trick the old dog to learn."

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rannie
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Have to checkout BOSTON MASACRE by Mike Powers. Also the great work of Mike Gallo on the box!
"If you can't teach an old dog new tricks, trick the old dog to learn."

-Rannie Raymundo-
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I love Okito box routines, but feel must are set for a more formal setting. That is why I have come up with Mystery Box and Okito 123. Mystery Box is my first choice. But, if I have some room I will do Okito 123.
No special boxes.
Tim
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