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Please post a review of Dean Dill's "explosion" coin trick. Does it need a lot sleight of hand or just by the gimmick?

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Certainly, just give the thousand bucks and I'll try it out for you. Smile
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It requires both sleight of hand (what Dean Dill references as a purse palm), delicate timing, and finesse. If you do matrix or other assembly effects already, this might be a nice addition. Not the most practical of effects though, and the gimmicks are delicate.
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I have only seen one person do this in person. (St.Joseph's Jason D. who won KC IBM close up contest with it as part of his routine)

When done in the right place it is awesome.

IMHO it take more than just the coins. You would have to work with them and the "purse palm" to make it look magical. In Jason's hand it is.

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Thanks Harris,where have you been?
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May I know what is a "purse palm" ??
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I believe it is in Bobo's

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Hey Jason,

It has been a busy season working the Nearly Normal Programs as well as my regular
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Also stay tuned. In a couple of weeks I hope
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going to use drawings as well as digital photos. (I think he even gave me a bit more hair.)

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Although my programs are "puppet heavy" I like to include some strong magic.
Explosion is definetly strong. In our area it
is associated with Jason D. I think I will start doing what I call a Nearly Normal Explosion, my application of Rick Johnsons "Lids"

Keep growing and glowing.



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Explosion combines gimmick and technique in a fascinating way.
It combines most of the moves and plots of the matrix routines he teaches on coinmagic 2000.

The techniques used are not particularly difficult for someone who's done his homework, however it needs a very delicate handling and expert timing, which is much more difficult to master.

Besides that it is almost impossible to perform the routine without his awesome close-up pads. So if you decide to do it be sure you have a good and large surface to work on.
Which brings us to the biggest drawback:
You really have to ask yourself if you have the venue (or can create it)to perform this thing. This can not be done at the average strolling gig or tablemagic performance. It is a piece that demands and deserves a real "intimate" setting, as Dean used to call it.

I see it as a theatrical piece of close up magic and treat it like that.
If you do, you have the most magical coinroutine you could wish for with a climax that will never be forgotten!
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I saw a magician performing it with a beautiful music in background during a closeup competition. He won!

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For a thousand bucks it should come with an entire string quartet that plays everytime you do the effect! Smile
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It should be illegal for anyone (except me of course) to perform Explosion! You start off with four coins and some cool assemblies, and then an instant assembly occurs, and then all of a sudden you've got 16 coins that have appeared from nowhere. I wish that Mr. Dill would charge $10,000 bucks for this effect. It'd still be worth every cent! Exaggeration??? Experiencing this routine firsthand will elicit emotions which will remind you why you got into magic in the first place. I can't think of too many routines that can do that.
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MJ, have you performed the effect for laymen, and if so, what has been the reaction, especially compared to the reaction you get to other coin effects you perform?

I've seen Dean perform Explosion and know exactly how it works so for me it didn't elicit the kind of emotions you experienced. At the bottom line, though, I don't care if an effect fools me, I care only if it fools laymen and how they react, which is the basis for my question...how does this play in the real world?
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On 2003-02-26 02:29, MJ Marrs wrote:
Exaggeration???


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Some time ago there was a thread in which I mentioned a performance of mine where I did Ult.3-Fly. The scientist for whom I performed were convinced there was an extra coin in play and were entertaining themselves in guessing where the extra coin was. Although their guesses were rather ridiculous it was not very fulfilling for me...

As an encore I did Explosion. They were absolutely silent for a few seconds and then roared with laughter, adressing one particular analyzing type with "Well, did he just pour 20 coins from his sleeve or what?"

That WAS very fulfilling I can say.
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The explosion coins and the routine are a piece of art.It goes far beyond just be a trick.Everytime I have preformed this effect it has brought every kind of emotion from tears to overwhelming laughter.I also agree that this effect is worth way more than what its priced for!--Jason Dean
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Larry, you wanted to know what kind of reaction Explosion gets with laymen:

I'm glad that you're trying to appreciate the routine from a layman's eyes.
I think that magicians often have a difficult time removing themselves from the actual workings behind a magic trick. We are aware of shells, and rough and smooth and stuff like that, so sometimes it isn't easy to appreciate the real power of certain effects. For me, so far, Explosion has been an extremely powerful routine to perform for laymen. A reputation maker.

Being a scientist myself, I often perform for scientists, engineers, doctors and other groups who are very analytically-minded (and who have the dough to reward handsomely someone for a well-polished evening of entertainment). These guys are problem solving machines who love the challenge of trying to figure out magical effects. Some laymen are bothered by magic, other laymen just like to enjoy it, while most of the folks who I perform for take pleasure in attempting to methodically dissect the workings behind magic tricks. I only perform Explosion on special occasions, but when I do, my audiences let me know that experiencing this particular routine was one of the most amazing things they've ever witnessed.

Dan Watkins: I sincerely believe that I have gotten MANY times over (both artistically and financially) what I paid for such a marvelous routine. That's no exaggeration.

I don't perform every trick that enters the magic market. Rather, I've decided to carefully choose a smaller number of routines which I feel will both fit my character and play well with audiences. I think that I chose wisely with Explosion. Best of luck to anyone else who is looking to learn an extra special routine!!
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I think there are more routine can use with this special coins set.
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I can dup this effect with a table. Open handed and no funny moves. Can someone post an video of this? I've came up with a better explosion that uses the spectators hands and arms.

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On 2003-02-27 18:43, pyro_magic wrote:
I can dup this effect with a table. Open handed and no funny moves. Can someone post an video of this? I've came up with a better explosion that uses the spectators hands and arms.

Lee


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where do you live? I really would like to see this and with your permission
I wouldnot mind video taping it and post it on the net.

Please PM
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Don't worry i will make a a video on The Video Pot. I just need a couple of more coins. Send me some Lins and i can do it Smile.

Lee
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