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Ross W
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So I'm finally getting round to practising this abd have encountered a problem. Inserting the gimmick is noisy! here's a definite "clink" when the gimmick unfolds against the neck of the bottle. I'm holding it between the base of my forefinger and middle finger, which seems natural to me: it's where the neck of the bottle goes anyway when I transfer it to my left hand.

ANy suggestions?
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While inserting your gaff, tap the ungaffed one against the bottom of the bottle, this looks like a normal gesture given the right patter.
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Bob Swadling and JB Magic: Blindspot sold by Mark Mason
It offers a special gimmick answering your problem
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I do the exact same thing Don described above. Works like a charm!

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"Blindspot" not only took care of that problem but it changed my personal view of the coin in bottle over all! I have had more fun with this trick!

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Another solution is to justify the noise. move the bottle in a spin as the coin is dropped. It will cause the coin to make noise but they can see that it is spinning around the wall of the bottle. The noise makes sense for a magic coin in the bottle.

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In practice and in actual performance is a little different. Depending on your performance environment, I'd say that in bars, restaurants, coffee shops, etc. all have enough noise to cover the gaff sound.
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I agree with Mickey Painless...

"Blindspot" by Bob Swadling and Mark Mason is absolutely brilliant! Coin and/or cap in bottle is one of my "magic addictions". You know, a certain type or genre of effect that you HAVE TO HAVE every know version of and are always looking for the "holy grail". Up until now, "Prohibition" was the end all/beat all for me. I saw when "Blindspot" came out but I held off buying it. A few days ago, I had the pleasure of seeing Mr. Mason lecture for a second time and he showed us "Blindspot". It is ingenious. Clean, simple, foolproof, examinable and visual with a capital "V"! Imagine, handing an empty glass bottle with its cap screwed on to a spectator, taking back the cap, they can look inside the bottle, take back the bottle and put the cap on. Now they can look inside the bottle again, the bottle can be freely handled, even flipped around in your hand. Take the coin in your hand while holding the bottle by the neck with two fingers and BAM! the coin is slammed right through the bottom of the bottle, nothing left in the hand. Take off the cap, hand the bottle to the spectator so they can see the coin in the bottle. Hand them the cap, take the bottle, SHAKE THE COIN OUT OF THE BOTTLE (Yes, it IS too big for the neck of the bottle!!!), and hand them back their borrowed coin.

That, Ladies & Gentleman, is how it's done!!!

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Astrocity, thanks for the explanation/review. I've wanted a CIB I have one.
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