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Burt Yaroch
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Jay Sankeys new video has got me all pumped up about coin magic again.



What's your favorite coin effect?
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Yak I love Scotch and Soda either gimmicked or Peter Marucci’s ungimmicked version, here are just a few of my others.



Any matrix effects

Fire Trap

I flipped when I first saw this performed and had to learn it



4-D Coin

And many people overlook it, but I’m not going to. I love my little dime and penny! Smile



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My favorite coin effect is probably Coins Across. A clean and smooth performance of Coins Across to me is the most magical thing you can do with coins. Actually, any coin effect where the coins magically travel from one place to another is in my opinion the best coin magic you can do. Effects include Coins Thru Table, Matrix, etc. And in second place are the Coin Transformation effects, which is when one coin(s) changes into a different coin(s). Scotch and Soda is a perfect example of this type of effect. And last, but certainly not least, all the strange or offbeat coin effects accomplished with gimmicks such as Bite Out Coin, Cig Thru Coin, Folding Coin, etc. These effects get very strong reactions from lay people. They are the types of effects that lay people remember. I can't tell you how many times people ask me to do "the one when you bite the quarter". Smile
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Same here!

I love Matrix effects and just about any type of coins across effect! Offbeat presentations with, "Scotch and Soda" as well!

I remember the first time I saw, "Scotch and Soda"!!! I was at a flea market and a magician selling his wares demonstrated it for me! Had to have it there and then!


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I’ll have to agree that a "coins across" is definitely a great trick, and the Jay Sankey video has some really great ideas on it. A coins across using Han Pien Chen (sp?) that happens right in their hands is strong.

One of my all time favorites is the Silver/Copper/Brass Transposition.
It happens right in their hands, and you leave them with examinable coins in the end. Johnson makes a great set, but my favorite by far are the sets that Todd Lassen makes. klarentz@aol.com

Of course, I can’t talk about my favorite coin effect without mentioning 3Fly, but that’s a whole other forum...
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I love coins across and recently I came across Paul Harris’ PDQ in Art of Astonishment 2. The routine utilizes Han Ping Chien on the spectator’s hands and I feel that this routine is very strong as the hands never came near each other. Smile
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Back to the original post on the Sankey tape. I like the Pop Up coins. Where the coins are placed into a card box, and popup through the box. It is very visual. Also the palm up, yes palm up, Han Ping Chien is killer!!!


Chad

ps my favorite coin trick is 3Fly. I have my own version with only 3 coins (no gimmicks) that kills!!! I am working on a 3Fly with a reverse ending!!
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I love the Flourious routine in Gary Kurtz’s video, it has gotten me great reactions.



I also like that one trick where the coin vanishes and appears in my ear......
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I was just thinking . . . Ok, I’m done Smile



Seriously, I like the edge grip used for a production of several coins from a handkerchief. Roth explained this on one of his videos. I believe it was his Live in Sacramento video. This is really nice.



I’ve had magicians standing right in front of me say "Where are those coins coming from?"



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From On the Spot, I like to do 3/4 across. It's hard to not get a great reaction.
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Have to agree with a lot of others and say Scotch and Soda. Right now I have only the gimmicked version but I am working on getting the coins to work the non-gimick version.
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Burt,

The routine I perform most often is Magic Western Union from "Great Scott! It’s Coin Magic!" When I showed this routine to Larry Jennings, he told me it was the best of it's kind he’d ever seen, which I consider high praise, indeed.
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I think I have to agree with Mr Jennings on this one. That is a fantastic routine. As is Great Scott's Flurry. For others who can't wait for Scotts new book, these routines can also be found in his 2001 lecture notes along with the best sponge ball routine I've EVER seen. Smile
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I still say that one of the most impressive coin routines is, 'Full Circle' by Curtis Cam (Sorry for the mis-spell). The unique thing about this routine is that it begins and ends in the same place unlike a lot of other coin routines.
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My favorite coin routine to watch is a friends, very clean, coins across (in specs hands). My favorite effects to perform while working are, Copper Silver, My Way by Mark DeSouza and a Pk coin levitation on specs hand. I get a great reaction from both.

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My all time favorite coin effect is spellbound. I always start with a production, do a few changes, and finish with a climax that varies on the setting - impromptu, walkaround, etc - the climax can be a vanish, a third color (or coin), a jumbo coin, etc. ...that being said, I never do the color changes by themselves.... to me, the effect just doesn't appear "complete".
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On 2001-12-29 14:37, Reian wrote:
From On the Spot, I like to do 3/4 across. It’s hard to not get a great reaction.

I'd have to agree with Reian here. This is a great quick effect that packs a lot of zap.
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Favorite coin effects:

"Elbow, Knee and Neck" by Daryl
This is one of the few multiple coin tricks that I consider "perfect": needs no prep, only 3 coins are used, only 1 easy sleight and it's used only 2 times, the trick is over before the audience decides to watch
"closer this time." I love it.

"Miracle Coin Vanish" - a coin on a pull
Jacket required but it looks as close to real magic as it gets. My favorite restaurant/strolling coin routine in that it's angle-proof.

"Eraser Coin" by David Roth
My favorite gimmicked coin routine. It's so bizarre-looking. Again, the dirty work is over before the audience even knows the trick has started.

"Matrix" by Al Schneider
The original is still the best. It's simple, relatively impromptu (4 cards, 4 coins. That's it) and is fun to do on a carpeted floor as it gives you a nice "close-up pad" and keeps the viewing angle where you want it... straight down over the action.

"Short Hop" by Mark Jenest (or was it Gregory Wilson? I forget)

"Shanghai Surprise" by John Bannon

These two are a tie for my 2nd favorite gimmicked coin routine.
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Obviously, my favorite is my own No-Gimmick Scotch and Soda (I say "obviously" because, if it weren't my favorite, why would I bother coming up with it?) Smile

But this thread is fascinating for a totally unrelated reason: It is an example of how tastes change, and fads come and go.

There are several "votes" here for coins across, always an intriguing trick, because there are so many plot lines that can go with it and so many different ways it can be done.

But, and here's where the "fad" part comes in, if this were asked 30 years ago, almost every single respondent would have named a coin matrix.

It was by far the most popular coin routine of that time, with dozens of variations in the handling.

As it is, only one -- Geoff -- even mentions it now.

(Well, I thought it was kind of fascinating, anyway.) Smile

BTW, the no-gimmick Scotch and Soda appeared in my Showtime column in the Linking Ring magazine of June, 1998. If anyone wants to see the whole routine and handling, e-mail me privately and I'll send it to you.

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For me... Hmmm... I think my favorite coin effects with coins would be spellbounds, bare handed matrix, and coins across effects.
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