Card Gear is our monthly feature dedicated to discovering new inventory, setup and accessories used every day by card designers, cardists, magicians and collectors. The concept originated from the popular social media site, Instagram: #passthepockets. Whenever one of these hashtags come up on the social news feed, there's always something new to discover, no matter who that person is.
This month we have the EDC of Kevin Reylek, one of the driving force behind Penguin Magic Playing Cards. The company is well known for their excellent playing cards such as Honeybee, Christmas, White Tally-Ho, Westminster, Architect and Steeplechase Park. Follow them on Instagram for more cool releases: @penguincards.
Kevin has been studying and performing magic for nearly 25 years, and his EDC items have changed drastically in that time. He used to always have sponge balls in his pocket, among other things. Over the years Kevin's EDC has streamlined quite a bit and he still feels like his pockets are too full most days!
Kevin's gear (Italics are Kevin's comments):
+ Coin Shell (Useful for lots of different things).
+ Captain & Coke 2.0 (One of the creations of which I'm most proud. I carry this with me everywhere I go).
+ Bent Quarter & Penny (I use these with the C&C 2.0 for a double coin bend routine).
+ Regular Dime & Penny (Use with the C&C 2.0).
+ Stretched Coin (This is great as a seemingly impromptu effect during those "show me a trick" moments).
+ Car Key, House Key, and Special Rubik's Cube Keychain (I used to carry WAY more keys, but now just try to keep it to the bare essentials. I'd rather not say too much about the Rubik).
+ Blue Choice Playing Cards (Designed by Ben Kolozsi and produced by Penguin Magic. These will be part of the Penguin Magic's August Card Club and they are AWESOME. Beautiful shade of Blue, terrific Stud Tribute design, thin borders, Arrco faces, and Thin Crush stock from USPCC. I absolutely love these cards).
+ Blind Man's Wallet (I use this as my everyday wallet for my credit cards, ID, and a bit of cash. It's also a great business card wallet and allows me to perform a baffling Drawing Duplication routine. Created by Menny Lindenfeld and produced by Penguin Magic).
+ Die (This is for mentalism. That's all I'm gonna say).
+ 2 Special Sharpies (One is by Alan Rorrison (you can tell this has REALLY lived in my pocket) and the 6C Reveal Sharpie from Ellusionist. I get lots of mileage out of both of these).
+ Lip Balm (Even in the humid south, it's possible to get chapped lips.
+ Swiss Army Knife (Useful in so many ways).
+ Sterling Silver Tiffany & Co Money Clip (I don't generally have lots of cash, but my money clip allows me to know that the cash in my wallet is for tricks, and the cash in my clip is OK to spend. This is one of the few items of sentimental value that I carry with me, it used to belong to my uncle).
+ Tony Clark Close-Up Pad (Produced by Dan & Dave and Tony Clark, this is the pad that I use most often, even though I own about half a dozen different close-up mats. I use this one as a photo background in a ton of my Instagram shots. I don't actually carry this daily, but since it's in the shot, I figured I'd mention it!)
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