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Topic: Shell Shocked - By Mark Mason
Message: Posted by: pattrick (Aug 8, 2014 06:22PM)
I don't usually post a lot of things. I am a worker performing restaurant magic for over 30 years, along with my Corporate Gigs. During the IBM / SAM Convention in St. Louis, I watched and then purchased Mark Mason's Shell Shocked in Morgan Dollars. This routine, and expertly made shell is so amazing, and I love watching the sheer magic in the transformations that occur, and I know what is happening. The spectators just are stunned seeing the coins melt and move. It's like an extra magic show for me each time I perform it. I have no vested interest in this, but wanted to share it. This is a great addition to my other sleight of hand coin miracles. Thank You for listening. Pattrick
Message: Posted by: Poof-Daddy (Aug 8, 2014 09:30PM)
I don't think you can ever go wrong with a Mason / Swadling product. I have been happy with everything I have got from them so far (and it has been a bunch) :-)
Message: Posted by: bowers (Aug 9, 2014 01:41PM)
I watched Mark perform this in front of me
several time's.Look's like real magic.
Todd
Message: Posted by: Moondragon1 (Dec 19, 2014 07:56AM)
Hi guys, I am wondering if this deep dish ] varies in ease or versatility compared to the regular expanded shell. Does anyone have an answer? By the way... this is ( a copy) my first post. I am happy to be apart of the Café! What a grat community to be a part of.
Cheers everyone!
-Billy
Message: Posted by: bowers (Dec 19, 2014 12:53PM)
Welcome to the café Billy.
Todd
Message: Posted by: Robert M (Dec 19, 2014 02:42PM)
I don't know if the deep dish shell varies in ease or versatility. I'm not really a coin guy. But, this shell certainly offers the most coverage.

Robert
Message: Posted by: robbyrob (Dec 19, 2014 08:38PM)
Good to hear the feedback. I've been actually thinking about picking up this set. Used to use a Dean's set, but ultimately I think the remilling was probably not necessary.

Rob
Message: Posted by: Moondragon1 (Dec 20, 2014 05:17PM)
Thank you Tod, hope we can be friends! I always enjoy your posts. Good people.
Cheers
Message: Posted by: Moondragon1 (Dec 20, 2014 05:18PM)
Thank you Robert! Can any one tell me how easily the deep d. ] can be removed from c***?
Thanks everyone.
Peace
Message: Posted by: bowers (Dec 20, 2014 08:29PM)
Should not be any different than the others.
Mt lassen and Kueppers shells cover most of my coins.
And they will dislodge easily enough.
Todd
Message: Posted by: Moondragon1 (Dec 20, 2014 08:58PM)
Thank you Todd. PS. Do those Lassen and keupper ] cover completely?
Message: Posted by: J-Mac (Dec 21, 2014 12:05AM)
[quote]On Dec 20, 2014, Moondragon1 wrote:
Thank you Robert! Can any one tell me how easily the deep d. ] can be removed from c***?
Thanks everyone.
Peace [/quote]

Are you really disguising the word "coin"?! Or am I mistaken?

After all, "coin" is even in the title of theis subforum...

Jim
Message: Posted by: Moondragon1 (Dec 21, 2014 12:40AM)
Haha you blew my cover Jim!😉 I did.
Message: Posted by: bowers (Dec 21, 2014 11:39AM)
I would say 98% of the coin.
Todd
Message: Posted by: Moondragon1 (Dec 21, 2014 03:21PM)
Wonderful! thank you Todd.
Message: Posted by: NicholasD (Dec 21, 2014 06:26PM)
[quote]On Dec 20, 2014, Moondragon1 wrote:
Thank you Todd. PS. Do those Lassen and keupper ] cover completely? [/quote]

There's always give and take. Personally, I don't care for the look of shells that completely cover a coin.
Message: Posted by: Moondragon1 (Dec 21, 2014 09:16PM)
Wow Nicholas. See yothat is another thing I was concerned about. Why is that Nicholas? Is there added distortion?
Message: Posted by: Moondragon1 (Dec 22, 2014 12:30AM)
* yothat was meant be be now that.
Message: Posted by: Dentian (Dec 23, 2014 10:52PM)
Billy, Its not necessary for the shell to have full coverage, in fact, the full coverage aspect of the deep dish shell makes it look a lot thicker than the regular coins. There aren't really any distortion issues though.
Message: Posted by: J-Mac (Dec 23, 2014 10:57PM)
I wonder how the nested shell looks from the under side. More noticeable than a standard expanded shell?

Jim
Message: Posted by: Dentian (Dec 24, 2014 02:28AM)
Good question, if you are using "s" mint marked regular coins it is SLIGHTLY more obvious than coins made by other mints - the edge of the shell jets out a bit. However, it really depends on how close fitting the shell is to the coin, both the deep dish and standard shell can be very telling if there is a slight gap. But then again, no one notices that apart from us really.

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Message: Posted by: NicholasD (Dec 24, 2014 06:32PM)
[quote]On Dec 21, 2014, Moondragon1 wrote:
Wow Nicholas. See yothat is another thing I was concerned about. Why is that Nicholas? Is there added distortion? [/quote)

In an effect like Translocation, the thickness and width of the shell either nested or un-nested are pretty obvious to me.
Message: Posted by: StarManager (May 23, 2019 09:57PM)
[quote]On Dec 20, 2014, Moondragon1 wrote:
Thank you Todd. PS. Do those Lassen and keupper ] cover completely? [/quote]


A little late here. The Lassen coins cover about 80%. Swaddling/Mason about 98%+ you can sand the edges of your quarters or dollars or halves and get 100% coverage but that's getting esoteric . . . Lassen coins are far better from the top and sides. Swaddling is a more obviously stretched shell with the faces (I have all three sizes) are a bit shallow or thinned in width. I prefer Lassen with the edge and have never been caught. This is too subtle. I give Swadling and Mason credit for their deep dishes but I just don't see the need and the face is more important than the coverage. ALSO - the Disadvantage is there is no "extra bottom" to hold on to so a classic palm of the Swadling can drop the contents where that won't happen with Lassen. Hope this helps other readers.