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Topic: HOPPING HALFS
Message: Posted by: PAUL K (Feb 2, 2010 08:51PM)
I have the Hopping Halfs what other tricks could you do with these coins?
Message: Posted by: inigmntoya (Feb 3, 2010 11:08PM)
Utilizing all of the set in the routine, or just some?
Whole DVDs have been created addressing what you can do with just one item from the set - such as the coins across you posted about elsewhere.

Several fairly clean and simple effects can be found in Chapter 12 of Bobo's Modern Coin magic.
Message: Posted by: Scott F. Guinn (Feb 4, 2010 12:06AM)
It might be quicker to list what can't be done with the set. It is so versatile. Limited only by your imagination.
Message: Posted by: Rizzo (Feb 4, 2010 08:28AM)
A true bargain and 1 of the best sets to purchase.You get a lot of bang for the small investment.
Message: Posted by: David Neighbors (Feb 4, 2010 12:14PM)
Yea You can do TONS of stuff with just the shell Alone! I just Happen to know someone who has A Lot of work on it!!! :)
Message: Posted by: Scott F. Guinn (Feb 4, 2010 05:20PM)
Would that person be the famous David Neighbors by any chance? David has wonderful work with just about every coin concept that's out there. The man is a veritable coin magic encyclopedia. If you haven't checked out his stuff, run--do not walk--right now to http://www.coinjurer.com !
Message: Posted by: lorenwade (Feb 4, 2010 05:22PM)
Which DVD should I look for if I'm also looking for stuff on shells?
Message: Posted by: David Neighbors (Feb 4, 2010 06:51PM)
Thanks So much for the kind words Scott, :) I just happen to have some shell work
on my DVD The Coinjurer! P.M. for more Info!
Message: Posted by: waterford (Feb 14, 2010 06:45PM)
There's an imaginative version of hopping halves in the book Scripting Magic by Pete McCabe, p. 375. Adds a little humor and a touch of meaning to the cavorting coins.
Message: Posted by: Phil Tawa (Feb 16, 2010 04:57AM)
If it's cut down add an Okito box and you'll come up with lots of stuff. Jim Zee slot box will take an expanded shell I believe but only the slot box.
Message: Posted by: Lawrence O (Feb 16, 2010 06:47AM)
Try to start thinking about not using your pockets:
You can have a purse, a purse frame (Mike Gallo, Pat Page...), a pill box (Okito and sons), a hat or cap (John Ramsay, Tony Slydini), your jacket's elbow (David Williamson or Tony Slydini again), a spectator's watch (Gregory Wilson), a spectator's shoulder (Apollo Robins), a friend's pocket (for a regular coin: Eddie Joseph), a girlfriend's purse (for a sterling silver coin planted there a little before)...
Keep thinking impossible teleportation, transformations....
Keep thinking using an additional copper coin and/or replacing some elements with smaller copper coins (new Spellbound concepts)
What about Nate Leipzig plot of coins in a rolled dollar bill through spectator's hand (Dai Vernon pet close up effect)
What about...
... you being on now