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J Christensen
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I carry a Z-fold wallet with the aces for Twisting the Aces in an envelope so as to be able to the the Darwin Ortiz finish with the ace of spades. I can also use the aces for Dr. Daley's Last Trick. The wallet also contains the cards for Brother John Hamman's Pinochle. In addition I also have the cards for Swain's Psychic Poker. Also in the wallet are five business cards with consecutively numbered business cards (mine).

Of course I don't perform all of these in the same performance.
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I usually carry an invisible deck with me, and I keep a pack of regular cards in my backpack. I also like to carry around a notecard that I've prepared for a little prediction trick I like where my incorrect prediction is fixed when I hold a lighter up to the notecard. This is all I ever need for a quick "Show me something cool" moment.

Oh, and now that I think about it, I occasionally carry a gimmicked dollar bill in my wallet, but I've been doing that less since I nearly accidentally spent one
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Quote:
On Aug 29, 2015, Sentoki wrote:
Two to six Decks of cards, a sharpy, paper and coins.


Egad! SIX decks!!! Varum ist das?

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Six decks of cards?
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On Sep 6, 2015, bigfoot wrote:
Six decks of cards?


I was wondering the same thing...
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Two standard Bikes, one Brainwave, one Blankdeck and two Decks of cards to do the Kissingen card trick, where I use one duplicate card. But it's very rare I carry six decks.
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Well Sentoki! No one can ever say that you're not "playing with a full deck"!!!
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The seer gimmick is awesome for this. Always in my pocket and ready to perform with anybody's cards. Very cool.
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As a 'non-performing hobbyist' who is fascinated by EDC (everyday carry), my magic-related EDC follows a few basic principles...
1. Impromptu is best, but some basic tools can still help this- pen, paper, coins, etc.
2. If I pull it out of my pocket to do a trick with, there has to be a reason I was carrying it. There is absolutely no reason I would usually carry sponge balls or cards.
3. A couple simple, easy to carry and hide gaffs or gimmicks are OK, and I will usually cycle through a few so I something fresh for my small audiences. I like to throw in a few tricks that use gaffs to make my truly impromptu stuff look even cooler.

IN MY WALLET- normal bills, small pen in the crease, folded scratch paper held with paperclips, a few business cards wrapped with rubber bands (and one of the few gaffs I routinely carry- a rig to do a home-made version of the 'rabbit out of the hat packet trick'), a couple bandaids, some duct tape, and a couple safety pins.

POCKETS- assorted coins including a half dollar or two (I avoid fancy coins for this), a 'lucky coin' (Chinese, English Penny, or Centavo depending on the day. I avoid coin gaffs and fakes because I keep loosing or damaging them.) Bandana or hanky, multitool. Many days I will also carry a thumbtip and maybe a bill gaff.

KEYCHAIN- a spare key for things like bending or some key-based tricks, a keyring pocketknife, small flashlight. Everything is easy to take off the ring. Sometimes I carry a mini Sharpie modified for keychain carry.

GEAR BAG- I carry additional gear about 78% of the time. In my gear bag is a deck of cards with duplicates, sponge balls or multiplying rabbits, and whatever gaffs or tricks I tossed in this week.

I work in a rehab facility, so we have a lot of junk in most of the desks. I LOVE to find a deck of worn cards in someone's station and do a couple quickie tricks, or juggle some of the balls, and the old, dumb tricks in the dining room.

Sorry for being long-winded, but I was thinking that discussing the rationale behind my carry might help some readers.
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I'll try to be thorough, hope it's not to long-winded. Casual prop management is something I put way too much thought into Smile
I usually carry:

POCKETS:
Either a deck of regular playing cards, or a deck containing a couple dupes (French kiss, etc.) and 3 odd backs (Blindsided, DGarcia stuff, etc.), along with a single card setup for TNR and a single prepared torn corner transpo card (dupes and gimmicks below a doubled flap in the box)
Four quarters, a penny, a single s***m quarter s***l, and a magnet that can be discreetly palmed and/or attached to the chain wristband I wear, occasionally the Little Hand
A sharpie
Balloons (Pressure, bill/card in balloon), Rubber Bands (CM's Handcuffs, Pixel as an ending to Ambitious Card, etc.)
Occasionally a prepared gum packet for Ultra Gum
A shoelace, if there's room (Borrowed finger ring on string)
A cheap r**l on my belt loop for quick into-the-shirt vanishes
And VERY occasionally a small length of IT wrapped around a card ("impromptu" levitations/animations)
WALLET:
Bills and Cards, the usual
One or two bills set up for TNR (I also usually have a serial number stack on top of my deck)
Torn 2 pieces by Shawn Farquhar (picture of myself)
Small sections of Apple brand earbud cables (Guess what this is for- incredible effect when borrowed)
D***** B***** card for Card to wallet

PHONE:
Icard by Daniel Garcia and corresponding card folded in pocket
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If someone asks show me a trick, I always perform extrem burn by Richard Sanders, ambitious card routine with card to wallet ending, ultra visual nightshades by Paul Harris, bag4Life by Mark Bendell
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- I always carry a coin purse with six half dollars in it for Pop Hadyn's Winged Silver.
- Will use Greg Wilson's Bandwidth every day for the rest of my life so I wear my thumb ring.
- I use my LePaul wallet as my real wallet so I can do card do wallet.
- My deck of Tycoon playing cards by Theory 11 with a duplicate 10 clubs, breather 5 diamonds, and extra blue backed Jack of Diamonds.
- I also always have Michael Ammar's The Little Hand because it will always guarantee a shock and a laugh.
- Wear two contrast color rubber bands on my wrist for a couple of rubber band tricks.
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I carry..rubber bands, pot hole, twisted sisters, and TT._
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Four silver half plus [, Scotch and soda, copper silver, thumb tip, four different coins in a pouch that I like to play with
Kyoki_Sanitys_Eclipse
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And a bang ring
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I always keep a bill in my hat and perform my hatline prediction routine. Smile
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Torn and restored dental floss
Wonderland dollar
Miss-made dollar
Kyoki_Sanitys_Eclipse
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Coins across
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If I have absolutely nothing on me, I could do some finger magic - The Pinky Thing by Nick Locapo and Breathrough by Johannes Mengel

If the other person has a credit card on them, I have a pin divination.

If the other person has a phone, I perform a calculator trick

The best way to be convincing with the 'show me a trick' moment is to tease out the magic moment, rather than just a quick 2 second trick because they won't find that very interesting
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Seriously...am I the only person, that just immediately rips off his Velcro pants and starts dancing?
We're performers folks! No inhibitions Smile



That is all, you can now return to your regularly scheduled programing.

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