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senno52
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Hi there,

This seemed like the best place for this topic.

Does anyone practice, use, or have resources on 'pocketing' - I'm talking about ditching objects into pocket while pulling up sleeves (or something similar). Is there another name for this. I've been wearing cardigans recently, and they seem perfect for this, so looking for some tips, dos and don'ts.

I know Steve Draun talks a bit about this on his Penguin Lecture, and Pocket Power is a bit of a resources- any other thoughts or info?

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Joe
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In Retro Fly on volume 1 of the NYCMS dvds, the last coin is secretly ditched into the pocket during a body turn
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senno52
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Thanks, Michael
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I don't recall any books specifically on that method, but many effect at least suggest it as an alternative.
Since people don't wear jackets anymore the possibilities are limited. Sweaters and Vest are another matter.
I use pockets for switches, but a sweater might be difficult.

If I knew what type of effect you are considering I might be of more help. I have dozens of effects in memory that used pockets. Write privately if you wish.

One thought - your moving to a pocket can be a dodge for the actual ditch or steal. Moving to and from a sweater pocket for small props naturally places your other hand near your belt,
or it will seem natural to hold the floppy sweater by an edge while struggling to get something from the pocket.
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Thanks - no effect on routine now, just playing around and looking for tips and ideas. I like the idea of hand placement by the belt and managing sweater.
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There is a nice subtlety by Mike Gallo using the pocket as a ruse to ditch stuff, on the NYCMS DVD series and in Rubinstein Coin Magic.
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Gregory Wilson uses the 'Pitch & Ditch' often, especially in impromptu situations. I've seen him use it in a bunch of routines/scenarios, so I suspect there are explanations all over the place in his material, but one place I can say for sure that he uses/explains it is at the end of one of his (loooong) Penguin/ATT lectures as he's riffing with the host on a bunch of (admittedly) half-baked ideas.

He's working out of (err... into?) his pants pocket but it would work in a cardigan as well.
All about borrowed coins.
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On some sweaters the bottom of the pocket is stitched and can be opened without unraveling. A new meaning to "deep pockets."
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