I'm an occasional performer: I did two (successful) shows for kids last year.
I did half of a show yesterday (I split the bill with another local magician), and it was a lot of fun. I have a mouth coil routine that goes over very well, but had a problem with it. While pulling out the mouth coil, it broke three or four times, and I gave up about halfway through. Arg. While it wasn't a tragedy, it was definitely much less effective than it could have been.
I haven't had problems like this before, though I am only an occasional performer. I'm not sure how to debug my problem. Is there something potentially wrong with my technique? (I'm not sure what to adjust.) Are some mouth coils bad? What should I do in the future to prevent this sort of problem from happening?
Thanks so much for any advice!