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MagicManThomas

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Hey all, amateur close-up magician here, looking for some advice. I do close up magic for family and friends and strangers (when a friend I'm with says, 'hey, do that cool bill floaty thing'.

I like cards and coins, cups and balls (chop cup too), impossible penetrations, and some fire (thinking about Burning Connection and a new fire wallet)..

Recently I've purchased some books:
-Revolutionary Card Technique (Marlo)
-Impromptu Card Forces
-Secrets of Gambling

I do have other books as well, but not many (New Modern Coin Magic, Expert Coin Magic, 13 Steps to Mentalism, the Complete Tarbell Course Hardbound- I paid $25 for a magic book box at a garage sale, and these were in it basically brand new). I also have Expert Card Technique - move reference - and Royal Road to Card Magic.
Being 24, I do like videos, but prefer learning from books - I find I can learn the moves with my own style.. not picking up the subtleties of the performer on disk.

That being said, are there any books out there on the Okito other than the chapter in Modern Coin Magic and Expert Coin Magic? Like a book dedicated to these boxes other than chapters in another book? I want to use my Okito Box and Slot Okito more..

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Thomas
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Alan Smithee

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Have a look here.


https://www.lybrary.com/search.php?keywords=okito+box
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Have a look here.


https://www.lybrary.com/search.php?keywords=okito+box


Thank you so much! I will definitely pick these up! I have been using a regular Okito, but was gifted an Okito Slot (different colour but whatever, it does the job)!

I love these old historical books BTW.. thanks again!
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It's refreshing to see that someone your age would prefer to learn from books rather than video for all of the right reasons. Good for you.
You have an excellent collection of books to learn from. As for the Okito Box, the lybrary.com sight you were sent has more than I was going to recommend. Good Luck.
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   Can't help you too much with coin stuff (well, maybe a bit) but boy - are you missing out on some good stuff - quite a few books I've written JUST FOR YOU.
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I meant CARDS when I wrote "the good stuff. 
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It's refreshing to see that someone your age would prefer to learn from books rather than video for all of the right reasons. Good for you.
You have an excellent collection of books to learn from. As for the Okito Box, the lybrary.com sight you were sent has more than I was going to recommend. Good Luck.
Magic Harry


I have some other old books on the shelf as well that I peruse through. I love how I can learn a move, and then add my own flair. It's great!
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    I meant CARDS when I wrote "the good stuff".


Mr. Lorayne,
Thanks for the comment! I had a couple books out from the library by you - 'The Magic Book', and 'Jaw Droppers'. AMAZING! the library wouldn't let me keep them sadly haha!
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Mr. Lorayne,
Thanks for the comment! I had a couple books out from the library by you - 'The Magic Book', and 'Jaw Droppers'. AMAZING! the library wouldn't let me keep them sadly haha!


Just wondering. Which library is that? "The Magic Book" is a book for the public, so fair enough. But "Jawdroppers" is magicians only. Isn't it?
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Just wondering. Which library is that? "The Magic Book" is a book for the public, so fair enough. But "Jawdroppers" is magicians only. Isn't it?


I'm not sure what you mean.. My local library had them both there, in the 'Fantasy Mythical & Magic' section. The library also orders books in, if someone requests them.
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I'm not sure what you mean.. My local library had them both there, in the 'Fantasy Mythical & Magic' section. The library also orders books in, if someone requests them.


I thought that's what you meant. It's just that in my experience, books like "Jawdroppers" aren't readily available to public libraries. 

Not where I live, anyway.

No problem. I was merely seeking information. [smile]
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That's pretty expensive for a library book...

Jawdropper's that is,

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That's pretty expensive for a library book...


When I found out the price of the book, I then understood why the library didn't bring in the second Jaw Droppers. I also understood why the late fee was so high for that book 😬 The library to my knowledge doesn't do much of this for physical books anymore, just ebooks now.
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