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rutabaga
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If he were a real friend...and really wantedyou to have it...he'd just give it to ya!


I wouldn't be so sure. You are judging someone without the least idea of what the circumstances actually are, beyond the fact he wants $10 for the coin.

Your suggestion that he may not be a "real" friend is careless and assuming.

Sorry to sound harsh Mr. Gallo. I'm sure you're a fine magician, but you're off the mark with that post.
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My friend bought it at the local magic shop here when it was in business. Their prices weren't all that great but it was the only one here. My friend is not that much into magic. I tried to turn him on to it but he just don't have the passion that I have for magic. He is a good friend and he could use the money. I will buy the coins from him. I think he don't like the coin because it is so simple. He knows the secret so the effect is not magical to him any more. Hard to explain....
rutabaga
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Jynx,

... wait till he sees what you can do with it [once you have a few of the routines suuggested above nailed]! He won't believe [or even realise!] that it's the same coin. Good luck...
vinsmagic
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Mike you said it all
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On 2006-04-20 02:05, Magiguy wrote:
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On 2006-04-20 01:05, wmhegbli wrote:
How can you tell a Johnson from others. You can't!


Perhaps, but you can tell a Sterling coin from a mile away (and that's not necessarily a compliment). Smile


Sterling makes great copper/silver coins. They make two versions, the regular and the professional. The Pro version looks great and I don't see how any company could make one better than this version.

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Ray Haining
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Sethb states: "Since a C/S coin has no moving parts, I don't think it's all that important whether it's a Johnson or another make."

The manufacturing process can make a difference in the sound the coin makes when hitting another coin or a table. I'm not sure about the Johnson coin, but I know there is a world of difference between a coin made by Sasco and one made by Lassen or Schoolcraft, the sound of the latter being more genuine, but also much more expensive.

There is also a difference in the thickness, the latter being the thickness of one coin, the former thicker than one coin. Again, I'm not sure about the Johnson coin.
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I think that for $10 you should buy it and play with it, if it is a cheaper brand, well you are overpaying maybe 2 or 3 bucks, not a big deal, and you can start playing right away

Pablo
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It does not matter who makes the coins what matters is what you do with the coin .
I an effect......MAGIC not workmanship
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Well, my nominee for best explanation and handling is Johnny Thompson's Copper Silver Transposition on his Commercial Classics of Magic volume 1, on DVD from L&L. I think this particular trick is brilliant. If you watch Johnny really closely during the performance, you can learn a lot about the relationship between body language and audience handling during close up. Johnny gives a crystal clear explanation of the Bobo switch and a special type of retention vanish. I'm busy practising and rehearsing C/S Transpo from this DVD - I think it's one of the best versions out there.
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P.S. If you can ever get hold of it, Michael Ammar's pretty old VHS Touch of Magic: Coins is also brilliant, for other basic coin effects and utility moves - better, I think, than even David Roth (I'm talking about early, not later Ammar, for comparing to Roth). I think L&L may have it available in reissue (as a DVD?); I have an old VHS version, and "classic" Ammar was equally lucid as Thompson in his explanations for other basic coin effects, such as a really great retention vanish.
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Ray Haining
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If the coin is a cheaper model, no matter how good a magician you are, when it hits another coin it makes a "thud" as opposed to a "clink," which can make a difference to some folks.
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On 2006-04-21 15:43, Ray Haining wrote:
The manufacturing process can make a difference in the sound the coin makes when hitting another coin or a table. I'm not sure about the Johnson coin, but I know there is a world of difference between a coin made by Sasco and one made by Lassen or Schoolcraft, the sound of the latter being more genuine, but also much more expensive.


Very interesting! I always thought that any C/S coin would make a hollow sound if dropped on a hard surface or clicked against another coin. That's why I always use a small closeup pad or peform on a tablecloth, etc., for safety's sake. I've never had the pleasure of using a Lassen or Schoolcraft C/S coin, it would be interesting to compare them. SETH
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I like the one handed triple change
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On 2006-04-19 23:32, rutabaga wrote:
Check Bobo's - Presto-Chango is a blast!


You may want to look for Mike Gallo's handling of it. His special handling of the Bobo Switch makes a whole world of difference.
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