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Topic: Blue tack and coin magic
Message: Posted by: Adam Keisner (Jun 9, 2004 01:01PM)
Have any of you guys played around with the coin thru silk using blue tack and other coin routines in Chris Kenner's [i]TOOC[/i]? If so how do you feel about using the smurf turd with the coins?

Adam Keisner
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Jun 9, 2004 01:22PM)
Yes, and it got popular in the 1980s, then published by Kenner in the 1990s. It makes a great way to manage stuff where you want to go only one way with the coins, and (if you must...) can reset with a napkin and supply of the gunk out of sight.
Message: Posted by: S.Segal (Jun 9, 2004 01:30PM)
John Carney, Doug Brewer, and Troy Hooser have some good applications using blue tac worth checking out... Carney's can be found in [i]Carneycopia[/i], Brewer's is in [i]The Unexpected Visitor[/i] and Hooser's in (I think) [i]Destroyers[/i] and/or [i]The Silver Surf[/i] lecture notes.

Message: Posted by: zombieboy (Jun 9, 2004 02:09PM)
Eugene Burger's old coins through table routine, one of the best and most direct, uses blue tac a lot. You can check it out on the Steven's video tape.
Message: Posted by: Glenn Godsey (Jun 9, 2004 02:42PM)
Many years before "blue tak", John Cornelius showed me his use of "Silly Putty" to simultaneously vanish four coins without a sound.

Best regards,
Glenn Godsey
Message: Posted by: James Harrison (Jun 9, 2004 02:53PM)
And if you want to spend the money, you could use Silly Putty and a lot of preset for John Born's routine for a matrix climax on the [i]Coin Classics[/i] video from Stevens magic.
Message: Posted by: mike gallo (Jun 9, 2004 03:04PM)
If I remember correctly...Mike Rubenstien did some very good effects with it!

Message: Posted by: TheGreatDane (Jun 9, 2004 03:08PM)
Rubinstein's effect "Twilight Zone Wild Coin" uses the tack, and it works beautifully. He came up with that trick in the 80's some time and it is still one of, if not his #1 favorite trick to perform, bar none!
Message: Posted by: Ben721 (Jun 9, 2004 04:25PM)
The [i]Now You See it Now You Don't[/i] notebook by Bill Tarr has a whole chapter devoted to Blue Tack, and a lot of it is using coins. He has a whole stand up flurry routine using Blue Tack. If you are interested in Blue Tack, pick that book up. It has a lot more very interesting stuff in it also.
Message: Posted by: Rob Johnston (Jun 9, 2004 05:08PM)
How is Blue Tack on the actual coins though? Is it easy to get off, or does it leave a mess, etc? I ask because I don't use Blue Tack.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Jun 9, 2004 05:30PM)
The gunk is fine on the coins. Just gets smeared after a while. Will not eat the coins though. Silly Putty works okay. Makes a nice almost impromptu Slydini clip. :)

This stuff dates from the late 1970s though was in print by the 1980s. It's kind of an extension of the Down's idea so he could make a reliable coin star.

Most of this stuff should still be in print.
Message: Posted by: Curtis Kam (Jun 9, 2004 08:35PM)
I was in the toy store the other day and picked up some silver/grey Silly Putty that would be darn near invisible when smeared on the backside of a reasonably worn silver coin. Makes the Troy Hooser material even more attractive, but it's not as tacky as the Blu stuff.

Yes, the toy store. You gotta problem with that???
Message: Posted by: Karl Miller (Jun 9, 2004 11:06PM)
The putty that comes with the John Kennedy Card Stab works really well with coins. I use it or the Kenner Cloth and Pence routine. It sticks really well, and it leaves zero residue on the coins. Great stuff!
Message: Posted by: magicgetsgirls (Jun 10, 2004 01:55AM)

--- "The Now You See it Now You Don't notebook by Bill Tarr has a whole chapter devoted to Blue Tack, and a lot of it is using coins. He has a whole stand up flurry routine using Blue Tack. If you are interested in Blue Tack, pick that book up. It has a lot more very interesting stuff in it also." ----------------

Ben, where is this? I own the book and I thought I read everything! If you know the page/ section, I'd love to hear it, the flurry routine sounds interesting.

Message: Posted by: owen.daniel (Jun 10, 2004 02:04AM)
The Hooser Effect: Coin Melange, is really great. I advise you learn it. The use of the blue tac is great, not only using it as a way to vanish the coin, but also as a clip (if you can really call it a clip). it really makes the method of the routine easier to learn and to perform.
Just for those who are interested in magic with blue tac in general, then check out Bob Kohler's lecture from International Magic, there is a great routine on here that he calls "Yellow Corporate Putty" (he uses yellow tac). But that is a card routine.

Message: Posted by: Michael Rubinstein (Jun 10, 2004 05:57AM)
In addition to the mentioned Twilight Zone Wild Coin routine from my 1985 video (now on L&L DVD), I have an interesting two silver one copper routine that uses blue tac (on the same DVD). I also have a coin move on the encyclopedia DVD series that uses blue tac.
Message: Posted by: Dave Le Fevre (Jun 10, 2004 06:16AM)
Another Blu Tack idea is in Bobo, called Stewart Judah's Half Dollar Vanish, on page 417.

Message: Posted by: Ben721 (Jun 10, 2004 04:46PM)
Peter, make sure its the now you see it now you don't notebook, the one published by Kaufman and Company. I don't know if you might be confusing it with his other Now you see it Now you don't books, which are differernt then the Notebook. But if you do have the notebook, its on page 178, Chaper 6.

Have fun,
Message: Posted by: magicgetsgirls (Jul 17, 2004 03:30AM)
Aha! That's what it is. I simply had the books confused. Thank you ben.