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On 2014-01-14 20:49, magicbyswh wrote:
I just ordered from MJM magic. Jeff has been very helpful answering questions and you get 4.00 in reward points as well. Plus he is giving FREE SHIPPING. Thanks Jeff


Thank YOU, Steve. Your order will ship first thing in the morning. Smile
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I agree with others who have pointed out that this prop could work very well for routines requiring deck switches or ditches.
Gives you a very plausible reason to turn around for a brief moment and provides excellent misdirection.
Would make following up with Envylope or Extractor a piece of cake.
If the reviews are good I may pick one up for that reason alone.
Oh and another obstacle I run into often is that when out with friends we are usually seated like in a bar or somewhere.
Makes it difficult to do a deck switch which I prefer to do standing, so this also provides a sensible reason for standing up too.
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Thanks for your help and confirmation KJ. I just PMed you with my current thoughts for this
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On 2014-01-14 17:04, Gabe Asher wrote:
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On 2014-01-14 10:03, mike donoghue wrote:

As for people" examining your pocket", I think if it comes to this, then the person performing for lay people is not very experienced. I can just imagine the reaction I would get if I thrust my hand into an audience members back pocket. I would be asked to leave the premises of the place I was working at.You would never dream of doing this, so likewise for an audience member to do this is a no no. If you have any amount of performing experience, it's all about your performance and how YOU CONTROL YOUR PERFORMING ENVIRONMENT.

Mike Donoghue


And Mike Donoghue has obviously never performed a card to pocket routine for real people.

They ALWAYS want to reach into your pocket when a card appears in it. Usually just ladies, but this would be no different.

Nice try Mike. You don't really perform do you?


In my experience, it can happen but only in certain performing environments. Proper, paid gigs tend to be a little more orderly, and you're normally on before people are drunk, so Mike Donoghue is right: it would be highly unusual for someone to reach into your pocket uninvited. But at bars (especially) you have to be on the lookout for p*ssed-up ladies (especially) grabbing stuff. It's not insurmountable, but you have to be aware of it.

Perhaps I just perform a lot for drunks.
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What's funny is that I never asked Mike Donoghue a question.

And my original question had nothing to do with audience management or performance environments. I am a highly experienced performer, I do not need advice from random strangers thank you.

I simply asked if someone can look into the pocket.

It would have been easier to just say no.

Since they can't reach into the pocket, I'd be hesitant to let them remove the card.

To me, this is a very weak effect.
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On 2014-01-15 07:59, Gabe Asher wrote:
What's funny is that I never asked Mike Donoghue a question.

And my original question had nothing to do with audience management or performance environments. I am a highly experienced performer, I do not need advice from random strangers thank you.

I simply asked if someone can look into the pocket.

It would have been easier to just say no.

Since they can't reach into the pocket, I'd be hesitant to let them remove the card.

To me, this is a very weak effect.


'Cause YOU are hesitant to let them remove the card this is now a weak EFFECT? Heavily Sigh.

Expecting mine in a couple of days. Really excited about this!

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Hi All

To answer the concerns about a spectator "feeling the gimmick if they put a hand into the pocket".

The gimmick is specifically designed to securely clip into the inside of a normal closed wallet. So if a spectator

were to reach inside

the pocket, they would only feel your normal wallet.

Hope this clears things up.

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Is it necessary to have a wallet in your back pocket for this effect to work, or is that part optional? Just curious as I always wear my wallet in my front pocket. And would the thickness of the wallet make a difference in how well the gimmick operates?
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Wallet is optional. Thickness of wallet shouldn't make a difference.

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On 2014-01-15 07:59, Gabe Asher wrote:
What's funny is that I never asked Mike Donoghue a question.

And my original question had nothing to do with audience management or performance environments. I am a highly experienced performer, I do not need advice from random strangers thank you.

I simply asked if someone can look into the pocket.

It would have been easier to just say no.

Since they can't reach into the pocket, I'd be hesitant to let them remove the card.

To me, this is a very weak effect.



Gabe, I think this effect is very promising with a lot of potential. I don't think the spectator reaching in your pocket is an issue at all. Would you let a spec reach in and grab your wallet under any other circumstances?
BTW, I presume your screen name is a pseudonym but it seems an odd choice. Is there something you are trying to tell us?
If not, my apologies.
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On 2014-01-15 11:24, Phatmeat wrote:
Is it necessary to have a wallet in your back pocket for this effect to work, or is that part optional? Just curious as I always wear my wallet in my front pocket. And would the thickness of the wallet make a difference in how well the gimmick operates?


Like Janet mentioned, the wallet is optional. Peter teaches on the DVD a way to perform this even if you don't carry a wallet in your back pocket. As long as you have a back pocket, you can perform this effect.

I also think it's definitely customizable to work inside of a front breast pocket, for those of you who perform in dress jackets. That isn't demonstrated on the DVD, but knowing the mechanics of the gimmick, I can definitely see that working out quite easily.
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I've worked out a way to fit this to a jacket breast pocket and it works fine.

I've uploaded the idea to our bonus page for our customers who have bought this.

The number of ideas on the page is growing 8 in total now.

The product and bonus page can be accessed here http://www.saturnmagic.co.uk/new-magic/p......nts.html
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Where is Uday on this one? Have not seen anyone giving him his due for making the gimmick,
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On 2014-01-14 00:56, barts185 wrote:
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Barts,
I think you will be pleasantly surprised. In the context of the various performances, I would say that statement is very true. You turn around and the card is not in your pocket. You turn around again and the card appears in your pocket without ever coming close to your pocket. It is pretty remarkable!
KJ



WOW - I hope this is taken the right way, because I'm truly impressed and not just being a wi$e-a$$

That's got to be one of the best ways to say NO that I've ever seen!

:applause: Smile Smile



Hi Bart!

I thought I was saying "yes". Obviously, I don't want to say that magic really exists and we can all snap our fingers and a card in Denmark disappears from a deck and appears on an Elephant in India. There are some moves involved. But to the spectator, this can be used to make a signed card be seen in the deck, immediately hand the deck to the participant, have them shuffle the deck, you turn around to show an empty pocket, and turn around again to show their signed card in your pocket. Of course, I am describing the participant's perception of what just happened, and there are a few moves a bit of misdirection, but this has got to be one of the easiest ways to make a very magical moment I have seen in a long time. Seriously, you don't have to purchase it, but I think that anything that elevates magic for all elevates magic for me too.

BTW, I don't have ANYTHING to do with the inventor, the distributors, or anyone else affiliated with this product. I just have a lot of magic, much of which gathers dust. When I experience something really good, I don't mind sharing. I personally, have developed my routines for both close-up and stage using this in a modified way from my jacket front pocket. Everything I need is built into the jacket and I'm good to go. I love things that are so easily ready to go.

If you do get it, I hope you enjoy it as much as I am.

KJ
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Bart,

BTW, they can go through the deck you just handed them and their card is gone from the deck. If you do get the effect, send me a PM with a description of the method and I'll gladly send you my notes on the routine I developed. It is awesome and I think it is going to be VERY entertaining.

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A lot of people are going to be surprised when they open the case. I know I was.
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If you own a Get Sharkey what a great addition this is as you will have
All the time in the world to get their card in place
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On 2014-01-14 17:04, Gabe Asher wrote:
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On 2014-01-14 10:03, mike donoghue wrote:

As for people" examining your pocket", I think if it comes to this, then the person performing for lay people is not very experienced. I can just imagine the reaction I would get if I thrust my hand into an audience members back pocket. I would be asked to leave the premises of the place I was working at.You would never dream of doing this, so likewise for an audience member to do this is a no no. If you have any amount of performing experience, it's all about your performance and how YOU CONTROL YOUR PERFORMING ENVIRONMENT.

Mike Donoghue


And Mike Donoghue has obviously never performed a card to pocket routine for real people.

They ALWAYS want to reach into your pocket when a card appears in it. Usually just ladies, but this would be no different.

Nice try Mike. You don't really perform do you?


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Where is Uday on this one? Have not seen anyone giving him his due for making the gimmick,


Hey magicbyswh,
I am a bit confused with your post.
Who would you expect to give him more credit for his work?

I mean the producers made sure to have his name big in the trailer before we even get to see the effect, I am also sure he got paid for his job lol

Uday did a great job in the gimmick of Pocket Bizarre as I also did a great job on the DVD and I didn't ask for any more pros, its a paid job.

Once again, I wasn't trying to be harsh on you I just want to understand who you believe should give more credit to Uday.

Best regards,
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Johndevacmaker,
This would also work very well with The Extractor.
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