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Codymac92
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I amthinking about getting either a flipper or an expanded shell,any reccomendations? I want to do a routine where 3 or more coins vanish and reappear in unique ways. Which would be better? Which one has more dvds or effects on dvds?


Thanks!!
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I would suggest getting both......while the expanded shell is versitile, the flipper coin presents soooo many terrific applications. When you combine the two, you can create pure magic.....

Check out Troy Hooser's work on the flipper coin and shell and you have a lifetime of usable, visual coin magic at your fingertips.
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Thanks alot! I probably will get both,but can you use the shell OVER the flipper?

Cody
P.S. you give a lot of helpful tips Godhandz!
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If you really think about it, using both could create some killer routines. I know Troy Hooser uses both together quite often. As Garrett Thomas puts it, you have three coins occupying the space of one. Think of the possibilities.
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Yes the shell will fit as long as it's expanded. The triple threat accomplishes similar things and a lot more but is not exactly cheap. However going back to the original question if I could only own one of them I'd go for a decent shell first.
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Thanks guys!!! y'all help alot!
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I would definitely get both also. It is worth the investment.
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For a person who has used neither, I would suggest the shell. It has quite a bit more versatility than the flipper (especially in the beginning - think "translocation" or "coins across" or "payout"). Once you have the shell handling down, then move to the flipper. I think you will be less frustrated, and when you finally get the flipper, will see what we're all gushing about.
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I have used both before,the magic shop by my house lets me "experiment" with them. I used to have a flipper, but I have no idea what happened to it. Its been awhile.

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The link below will give you some more info on the advantages of each.

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......orum=202

Personally, I love my shell but a flipper can be incredibly visual in a toss. I have not used a gravity flipper which offers other possibilities as well.
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On 2006-07-01 03:30, doug brewer wrote:
For a person who has used neither, I would suggest the shell. It has quite a bit more versatility than the flipper (especially in the beginning - think "translocation" or "coins across" or "payout"). Once you have the shell handling down, then move to the flipper. I think you will be less frustrated, and when you finally get the flipper, will see what we're all gushing about.


I just purchased Coin Man Walking by Dan Watkins (who posts on this board all the time) (http://www.coinvanish.com). He has a great coins across routine using a flipper. He also has a section on the DVD that discusses his attitude about flippers (didn't like them) before Jamie Schoolcraft (http://www.schoolcraftprecisionmagic.com) encouraged (convinced) him to try one of the ones he makes. This section on the DVD is an interview with Jamie Schoolcraft.

I have one of these flippers, and it's incredible.

My vote goes for BOTH.
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