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Big Jeff
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What in your opions are the top coin gimmicks that most magi should have?

What uncommon coin gaffs should a magi have?

What are the most unsual coin gaffs?

Thank you,
Big Jeff
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Big Jeff,

Gaffs are great indeed. Pure sleight is just as great. If we combine both then we can create miracles to entertain. I say this first because some purist would shrug off the use of gaffs.

I would say an expanded shell and a copper/silver coin.

Good luck and have fun!

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Seems a bit like asking which instruments every musician should have. But, putting the horse before the cart, so to speak, every magician should determine the effects he wants to create, then acquire the tools which would be most advantageous towards creating those effects. Well, unless you look at gimmick coins as toys instead of tools, in which case you should get the most expensive ones, anything by the most popular makers, and the ones with the most pieces and parts, of course! Smile

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The F****er, and Troy Hooser's video... Smile ..
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Pathian
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I don't do much coin magic, but for me, an expanded shell half, hopping halves and a scotch and soda are pretty much invaluable.
Magiguy
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On 2007-03-31 04:55, rannie wrote:

I would say an expanded shell and a copper/silver coin.



My choices as well. I would also add a Sun & Moon coin to my list.
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Definately a s****. Loads of routines can be done with just one simple gimmick
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I would say start with just regular coins. Get good with those and then add a little something extra to help make it that much more magical. That way you do not become reliant on a crutch from the begining. Just an idea.

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I never leave home without a copper/silver, hopping halfs and a chinese coin.

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On 2007-03-31 04:55, rannie wrote:
I would say an expanded shell and a copper/silver coin.
Rannie Raymundo
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I agree.
If you you like working with Chinese coins then Chinatown Half may be your choice.
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I think these are the very most valuable gaffs... listed in the order of importance to me.
1. Shell
2. copper/silver
3. Flipper
4. scotch & Soda
5. copper/silver/brass
6. hook

If you conisder a jumbo coin a gaff, then add it to the top of my list. I also have a large collection of foreign coins.

Everyone's going to have different priorities, as mentioned, it depends on the individual.
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If you have [ and C/S coin

you can do heaps of tricks.....

then you might add Fl***r and C/S/B

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I use the C/S, Folding Coin, Dime & Penny, and The Berlanger Cig Thru Quarter Coin.
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I always carry my Triple Threat and Hopping Half. Those contain some of the gaffs mentioned above.

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On 2007-03-31 15:22, Spydur wrote:
I would say start with just regular coins. Get good with those and then add a little something extra to help make it that much more magical. That way you do not become reliant on a crutch from the begining.


On the other hand, some routines for gimmicked coins force you to work on sleight of hand. The Peregrinating Halves, for example uses a gimmick but requires a good deal of sleight of hand. If the practitioner's sleight of hand is lacking, the trick falls apart. I love routines where a gimmick and sleight of hand are married together... I'm much less interested in routines that rely entirely on a gimmick w/o sleight of hand.
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Shell and gravity flipper matched set.
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Hopping halves, lethal tender, scotch and soda, folding quarter
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Pure sleight of hand...unless a g...... makes it look better....

Have hands will travel....

My left ring finger is longer than my middle one....

Now it is shorter....

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When I started out in coin magic 30 years ago, I used to be a purisrt... sleight of hand only. Eventually my philosophy changed. I adapted the C/S coin as my favorite gaff. After all, you could ring it in and out of play at will, it looks and sounds real, it can't break and it's not expensive. Yet miracles can be created with such a simple gaff!

I met Dean Dill at a convention 12 years ago and he perforemed NO EXTRAS with 4 Malaysian Ringets I happened to have on me that day. He hooked me in with a non sleight effect only to teach me the power of the S***l. I have been converted from a sleight of hand pruist to someone who knows how to replace the band on a flipper.
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A shell
a copper silver,
a goshman pinch,
a rention vanish,
and a good finger, and classic palm.

I really don't like using just gaffs for an effect. It feels kind of empty to me unless it's a matrix with a shell.
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