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Salby
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I recently purchased Craig Petty's Flipped Out DVD.

First off (IMO), there are only a few DVD's out there with as much packed with both usable and powerful magic... Let alone, 9 routines utilizing just 1 gimmick. The demos (mostly with spectators) and explanations were great. Sometimes, however, Craig's hands were distant to the camera and what he was doing was difficult to see in both the demos and explanations, but he easily talks you through it.

As most of you know, this DVD is solely on the Flipper Coin (FC). Craig explains that he uses a "Gravity-type" FC, specifically a "Schoolcraft FC" for a couple of reasons:

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1. He explains that many of the effects on the DVD requires that the FC (when opened) lies flat. This is important because you actually put the opened FC on the spectator's hand where the spectator does the magic himself in all 4 phases (The most powerful effect ("Empowerment") in the DVD).

2. Also, the FC when "jiggled" or tossed in the air just a few inches from the spectator's hand and lands back down in the hand goes from an opened state to a closed state ("2 coins to 1 coin")... A quick visual magical moment at its best!!!

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I have a "Johnson-type" Flipper Coin and this type does not fulfill the above 2 mechanisms properly. I wasn't too interested in too many of the FC effects prior to Craig's DVD and now I am more than ever motivated (Thanks Craig).


My question is this:

I rather purchase a Todd Lassen Gravity FC as opposed to a Schoolcraft FC, simply because my high-end gimmicked coins that I own are all from Todd and am more than happy with his workmanship. For people who have either a Lassen or Schoolcraft FC, which do the above 2 mechanisms properly as explained in Craig's Flipped Out DVD?? Do both?? The Johnson FC does not.


Lastly, buy this DVD ... Craig definitely looks outside the box as with the Split Happens DVD, which I also own. I am sold in buying his whole collection... Any discounts, Craig??
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Pete McEwen
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Both the schoolcraft and lassen coins fit the bill...
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organicmagician
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The Lassen gravity flipper has gone through several redesigns. The result is a flipper coin that is all but indistinguishable from a normal coin. He has a technique for hiding the cut in the reverse of the coin that makes it pretty much invisible. They definitely lie flat and close if dropped a few inches from a surface or tossed a short distance in the air. The flippers I have from Todd are silent when they close.
Craig Petty
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Firstly Sal, a Lassen gravity flipper will work just fine with all the routines on my DVD. I have 3 or 4 Lassen Flippers and each and every one of them is a work of art. You will be more than happy with a Lassen flipper.

Secondly I have no idea what provoked that rant coingirlfan but frankly (and I mean no disrespect) WHO CARES.

You don't like Todd Lassen - I get it. There is a simple solution to this, don't buy his products. I am sure Todd won't care one way or another. There is no need to come on the Café and start blazing the man on a thread about what is the best coin to use in my DVD. You may not care if the thread gets locked but I do - I want people to have the information they need to be able to make an informed decision as to if theis is the best DVD for them. I do not need you coming on the internet with a one girl mission to destroy the name of Lassen.

I personally think Todd is a good guy, you will disagree and that's fine but without meeting the man you are deciding he is egotistical and needs to grow up. I suggest that it is not only Todd that needs to grow up. The bottom line is when you point fingers at someone there are three others pointing back at you. Think about it.

Craig
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Totally agree with Craig, Todd is a nice guy, and even if you don't like him as a person, you cannot deny the fact that the quality of his coins are top notch.
Tom G
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Craig really hit it, if you don't like Lassen or his coins, don't buy them. BTW good luck with whatever coin gaffer you do decide to buy from....
Tom G
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Coingirlfan, if you get upset because people don't behave exactly the way YOU want them to, you're in for a lot of disappointment. Todd is Todd and Coingirlfan is Coingirlfan, you're both allowed to be who you are. For what ever reason you have that anger against Todd, you're allowed that too.
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I do have to say that I have Schoolcraft's Flipper, and find it works great with the routines on Flipped Out.

It works for me. Not saying it is better, because I can't compare. But for me, this works great.

John
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I really enjoyed Flipped Out, there were choices between something quick and full blown routines. I have an old Johnson silver flipper and with the band stretched a little worked ok. Not as good as a gravity but good enough. Just have to be a bit more careful.

Tom
Salby
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Thanks guys... A Lassen order will be placed shortly from me, along with some other coins.

I have made a couple of purchases from Todd, including a Triple Threat, and I am completely happy with his work and service.

Do I have a problem with Schoolcraft??... None-what-so-ever. I just happen to choose Lassen and since I am happy with that, why change??-- Especially when spending mega-money on these coins.

I am sure Schoolcraft does fine work, I just stuck with Todd and probably will in the future. He is very personable on the phone too.

I don't know what that was all about with Coinfangirl?!?!?!

... Maybe an old psycho-girlfriend of Todd's from years ago??? LOL Smile

Craig... Keep up those fine innovative DVD's and DO NOT STOP!!!!
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