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RayJ

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So I was teaching a young magician the other day and I covered the old "Two in the Hand, One in the Pocket" routine.

I got to thinking it can be done with so many different things.  Small rubber alls are fairly common as well as sponge balls.  But I first learned it with small hex nuts and there was a climax where the nuts turn into a large hex nut.

Later, I bought some little soda cans at a magic shop.  They are about 3/4" tall I think and I have Pepsi, Coke, etc.  I had planned to use the soda cans and then produce a full-sized can or bottle as a climax but never did.  Maybe I will revisit that someday.

And you can obviously use coins for the trick.

If you do the routine, what do you choose?  Any extra effects or climaxes in your routine?

Color changes?  


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Been practicing Gadabout Coins, using both Bobo and Bill Tarr as sources. Having some issues with flashes, but it's coming right along. 

I actually prefer Ron Bauer's script, but wouldn't use it without buying a copy. It's only $10.00, but I'm forcing myself to stick with what I've got until I get things smoothed out.

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Frank Zak is going to be doing a lecture for us. He performs this with dice.
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Frank Zak is going to be doing a lecture for us. He performs this with dice.


Bring it on!

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Haven't done this for yonks. Bottle tops are always a good option, I found.

Check this out. Book by Lewis Ganson.

https://www.lybrary.com/two-in-the-hand-and-one-in-the-pocket-teachin-p-5149.html


Lybrary is one of my first looks for anything dated … yet something else going into my wishlist 😉

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Dice are perfect and allow for either color changes or producing a large die at the end.  Bottle caps are good and you can then go into a Chink-a-Chink routine with them.  The upturned caps make classic palming almost automatic.
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I posted a "Perverse Two Bill Trick" using dollar bills on the Perverse Magic thread of the Genii Forum on June 1, 2013. (It also appears on page 284 of "Gerald Deutsch's Perverse Magic: The First Sixteen Years".
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I just remembered another routine that I learned from Apocalypse using two, one dollar bills that become one, two dollar bill. I used to perform it when I was the house magician at a local family restaurant. I will have to look it up and give you the name of the effect.
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Rudy---- It might be the effect I contributed in the July 1996 issue on page 2671 called "As Should You"
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In Scripting Magic, Pete McCabe has a "one in the hand, one in the pocket" routine called "Pete and Repeat" that is pretty funny.
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In Scripting Magic, Pete McCabe has a "one in the hand, one in the pocket" routine called "Pete and Repeat" that is pretty funny.


Thanks for the reference Robin!

Presentation makes all of the difference in these types of things.  Any time a routine gets repetitive, there has to be some underlying humor or something to keep them hooked.
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Thanks for the reference Robin!

Presentation makes all of the difference in these types of things.  Any time a routine gets repetitive, there has to be some underlying humor or something to keep them hooked.


Presentation is the key to ALL magic and with repetitive magic you need a surprise ending.
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https://www.lybrary.com/complete-ganson-teachin-series-p-69058.html

If you’re going to get any of the Ganson series, get the complete set. It’s a lot cheaper.
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