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If you got
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then click on the products page and then scroll to the bottom you will find the demo. Smile
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Thanks.
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You're welcome, Jason Smile
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The demo is cool guys. Nice job Reed.

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Thank you Andrew!
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The demo is, like all good demos, merely a taste. As good as the stuff looks there, here's what you need to know about the rest of the material on Coin Patriot:

(I watched the prefinal cut last night)

We have all heard the sentiment expressed that if you get one useful trick out of a book or video, it's worth the price. Other times, people say that a video is worthwhile if it teaches a new technique; a move or strategy that may be incorporated into your existing routines. That pretty much describes most recent magic videos. For the most part, they present new and better ways to accomplish the same old things. (i.e. new handlings of coins across, matrix, or wildcoin) What, then, do you say about a video that does something more?

Coin Patriot does that "something more." It is a video that does more than cover old ground, it opens doors to whole new places. The patriotic theme is appropriate on a nubmer of levels, not the least of which is the fact that it will make you feel like Columbus discovering the New World.

You will not find variations or "improvements" here. Reed has set out to accomplish things that have not been accomplished before. Of course there are new techniques, because the effects themselves "boldly go where no man has gone before".

The majority of the effects have to do with the barehanded production of a large number of coins. There are few routines of this sort in print already, and those that do tend to follow the example of the original Miser's Dream, in that quantities of coins are unceremoniously grabbed out of the air and tossed into a recepticle. Until now, the focus has been on increasing the sheer quantity of coins produced, and the cleanliness of the productions.

Reed has reinvented the "mass production" effect by focusing not on the number of coins produced, but the manner in which they are displayed. Everything is dedicated to the final display, creating pictures in the audience's mind that are aesthetically pleasing in their own right, and psychologically deceptive, as well.

Reed first explored this sort of work in "Seven the Hard Way" from the "Knucklebusters" manuscripts. He uses this routine as a starting point to create the first routine, which is a flurry/spellbound introduction followed by the graceful production and display of seven coins, all in the hands.

He expands on this concept, involving the tabletop as a canvas. Two of the routines feature the mass production of coins, again in unprecedented and attractive ways, which are then layed out on the table, gradually forming recognizeable images. Sort of T. Nelson Downs meets Busby-Berkley, or just imagine that the tabletop is a pool, and your coins synchronised swimmers.

The final routine features the barehanded production of 20 coins, (without resort to loads, pockets, sleeves, or even a jacket)and their gradual layout creating an American flag on the tabletop. (see the trailer) I dare you to tell me that you've already got too many effects like this in your act. I dare you to show me ANY effects like this in your repertoire.

I hope this is clear enough. Coin Patriot breaks new ground. It opens doors. It does more than that. Cliches fail me.

For the most part, I am confident that it does not present the "ultimate" handling of these effects, because these effects did not exist before. Nothing was ever invented or perfected in the same day. This is not a video of variations, it is a video that will inspire variations.

All of that said, I must tell you that there is one "variation" on the disc. It's Reed revision of "Threefly". Although the plot is familiar, Reed has again changed the basic effect. The coins are still held at the fingertips. They still travel from hand to hand visibly. But when Reed does it, the viewer is left with the impression that he actually sees the coins slowly melt away on one side, and fade into view on the other. Most prior handlings leave the viewer with the impression that he was looking at the wrong hand. In this handling, on all three coins, the spectator is invited to watch both hands as the coins slowly, visibly travel. The closest thing to this is the Goshman "Sun and Moon" handling. Imagine the first time you saw that effect, magnified and repeated.

There's more to say, but no time or space. Coin Patriot is a celebration of American values in many ways. It is big, bold, brave, and most of all, revolutionary.
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I had the privilege of watching this DVD yesterday and was VERY impressed. The production was very good, the coin magic strong, the explanations clear, etc. Reed and Mark Allen did a super job. There is something for everyone here... some great "easier" stuff and some REAL knuckle busters. My favorite was Reed's latest handling of Three Fly. Strongly recommended.

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Wow Curtis and Tim. Thank you so much for the kind words. Curtis, now you see why I have been so secretive with this coin material. I really wanted to have something different to offer the magic communitee, I feel I put so much blood sweat and tears into this project. Not to mention some really great friends help me out. I have to say, I am so pleased with this project I could die today and have accomplished a goal I set for myself years ago. To do something nobody had ever done before in the world of magic. Those who get the dvd will see for themselves. The twist sleight was cool, ivory connection was cool, coin ovations etc. But this, this dvd has been a labor of love and great ambition.
I cant wait to hear what people think of this handling of three fly. let alone the productions on the dvd. I thank you guys for your support, I also appreciate you taking the time and talking about what you have seen. Very few in the world seen this stuff other than clients. Now I offer it to the magic world as a thank you for giving me so much.
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Reed, I've given you so much of my money over the last few months that I've got no coins left to do the magic with! Smile

Keep it up, boss. I'm loving every second of your work. Along with the mighty Curtis Kam, you're a big part of what brought me back into magic after a three-year absence.

Cheers,

Cy.
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Waiting to order already; marvelous write ups. 3 f
Fly imporved would be good; never did like the basic--too, too fast--routine for laymen.
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Marty... based on what you wrote, you will like Reed's 3 Fly. His focus is basically slowing things down and not doing the back and forth thing ("oh shoot I must have just missed it") but really focusing them in on the actions. As mentioned this was one of my favorite pieces (OK OK I admit I am a 3 Fly addict).

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Reed, your coin work is incredible. I just wish I was 15 years old, so I would have years to master your stuff. You have handled many many coins at once, better than most can handle a couple of coins.
All of your blood, sweat, and tears, have paid off, man.
You are the COIN man ! Smile
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The three fly on this DVD I can say will start a thought process in a very different direction. I have put all of the focus on the coins. There is absolutely none of the nonscince of looking in the wrong place at the wrong right time for the spectators. The literally see it dissolve and re-materialize in the fingertips of the other hand. The transfers no longer look or feel like transfers. I am offering a new fresh approach to the effect. I have stripped it of what it was and made it even more logical and direct. I am excited to see how the magic communities take to it.

Trainerjep Thank you for the very kind words. I am just a guy who does coin tricks and have fun with it. The DVD offers new stuff to play with new ideas and something that hasn’t ever been done before in the way I have approached it. Several years of study and hard work really went into this. It is my hope that I have made a serious contribution. I hope the work is accepted as just what it is new and fresh material and ideas. I have broke away from everyone and really went crazy with this stuff.
As Curtis said it is not the ultimate but it is so new that it will hopefully create a new path on the road of magic with coins.
Cheers
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We got the type all done for the cover and the cover is now done. I will have it up, hopefully by Wednesday or Thursday on http://www.reedmcclintockmagic.com.
I really appreciate all of the emails and positive feedback along with the support. You all rock! Smile
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Two things you should know about this DVD:

First, take a look at the comments made about "Freedom Flight", Reed's development of the Visual Coins Across concept, by the man who invented the visual coins across concept:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......3&15

Second, now that "Patriot is about to be released, you've only got a few days left in which to acquire your copy of "Silverado"! Smile

Don't wait, things are changing very quickly in coinmagic, and I think you're going to want to keep up. Who said, "even if you're on the right track, you're going to get run over if you're just standing still"?
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Alrighty then, I just got the Coin Patriot up on the site
http://www.reedmcclintockmagic.com
I am offering a pre-release special take a look at the website. The DVD is about three weeks away from being finished. Smile
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I am ordering mine when my dad gets home tonight. Great deal Mr. Reed, can you pick with knuckle-busters you want?


Thanks You Mr.Reed

Brad
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I am not sure about the thousand yet. Some guys are telling me not to do it, and some are telling me to do it. I have three weeks to make up my mind.
At this point 1000 are being made.
I will get back to you on a final decision on this matter. I can tell you that over four hundred of these have already sold. The guys that have seen this DVD seem to really like the stuff because of its newness and flare.
Sorry, you don’t get to choose which Knuckle Busters. You get the Knuckle Buster notes. Murphys magic supplies is the distributor on this project so they will be in your local shops in about four weeks or so. I can not sell to anyone else besides them as far distribution goes, but I can sell retail to you guys for my own website.
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I think it will be cool to just make a thousand, but make sure I have one first. LOL

In a way it will make the DVD and your tricks more desired, and I like the idea that only a thousand people are going to be doing this material.
It will be an Honor to know that I am one of the few that are able to learn some of the tricks of Reed McClintock. It will make it very special to those thousand who gets them.
It will not be like those mass-produced DVDs, but a gem to treasure and keep to yourself.


Then on the other hand you are only going to get money for a thousand DVDs. Which really is not that bad, but considering you could sell three times that much. I look at some of the Superhandz material and wish I could get some of their material.

I wish you good luck and hope you make a decision based on what you feel is right to do, and not what others have to say.

I think you should .... Ah, never mind.

Looking forward to getting your DVD and practicing many hours.

Weird enough, I actually like practicing magic.


God Bless,
Bradley Morgan
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I just ordered mine and can’t believe how friendly the currency conversion is for the cost of these items.

I would personally like to send my appreciation to Reeds wrist, that is going to hurt like hell after signing 1000 copies of knuckle busters!

Can’t wait! Like coin magic Christmas!
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Yup, my order's in too!

Limited edition or not, there's no way I'm missing my chance to get this DVD.

I can already hear the drum roll...

Cheers,

Cy.
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