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MisterLam
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Hello everyone! I hope everyone is doing fine. I recently got a new job as a bar back in a bar/restaurant and they would like me to try and do some tricks to the customers but heres the problems...

I can't carry anything on me. Well the reason being that I'm actually wearing a kilt and there isn't a pocket to carry cards/markers etc.

I was thinking of just doing Jim Pace Inviso Flash and that's it but what are some recommendations you have of great ones?

thank you!
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If wearing a kilt, get a sporran. Should be able to carry cards, TT, coins, Hot Rod...
As far as effects go, what do you enjoy doing?
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Also, there are plenty of tricks you can do with standard bar equipment- with glasses or mugs, coasters, spoons, salt and pepper shakers, pretzels and crackers. I can't recommend any because you have to do the research and provide a list of all the stuff that is available in YOUR situation that might be used for magic.
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You can wear rubber bands and loops on your wrist;
You can wear a pk ring;
For impromptu effects get 'On the Spot' by Gregory Wilson and Dan Harlan's Impromptu Magic dvds

- Yazz
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A sporran is the way to go for carrying stuff. Learn stuff with bar objects .
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Wravyn: I enjoy all types of tricks but I do not have the necessary skills to perform majority of it...

yazz: I just looked into Loops and I think I should get that seems very good would you recommend Tarantula as well?
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The bar itself is a great magic shop..napkins, olives, straws, change on the bar, etc.
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By the way, if your looking into loops the 'Legacy Emergency Kit' by Subdivided Studios is the way to go - it teaches you how to tie your own loops on the fly and has some fantastic effects on there as well!

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Charliemartin: I'm trying to practice Torn by Daniel Garcia with coasters

yazz: Thank you!

Also this is maybe a little off topic but I recently purchased some 3D Multiplying Bunnies by Goshman, I used to own a set but the new set is significantly off coloured to the point where I'd say "the bunnies look ugly" the store where I purchased from says its like that for the whole batch and I have to live with it so who is the manufacturer that I can contact with this problem?
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I don't know why but I did loops yesterday at work more than 80% of the people see the loops probably because of my light skin. Other than that iI did a PK ring trick with the cup and coin routine but that's it
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It is more likely that they saw the loops because of the lighting - make sure that there is no strong lighting behind you and if there is use your body to block it. When possible cast a shadow over the loop as they usually see light reflecting off the loop and not the loop itself. Also, a dark background is best.
Hope this helps Smile

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Doc Eason has some excellent videos specifically for Bar Magic. He's also a regular on "Reel Magic" magazine performing bar magic.
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I got Cesar's "Anti-G" a few weeks ago. Perfect for the bar and takes up no space.
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2 in the hand 1 in the sporran.

Bending.

Sugar effects can be sweet.

Dollar bills as alternate to t &r coaster.

Harris
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Yazz Thanks for the tips! I just learned that they do reflect light as well as they break really easily even when I exercised it so I currently broke 4/5 loops in the pack haha.... Could you how me a way to tie my own loops? I bought the 30 feet spool elastic but don't know who to tie them.

Ihop and Harris thank you for your suggestions I shall thane a look at them once my exams are finished
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For tying your own loops either
The Trintity System
Or if you're on a budget
The Million Dollar Knot DVD.
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Thank you got the quick reply!
How about this one?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ri7tGlMwan8

Some other magician refereed this to me.
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Oh also how long is the original loops?
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