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mavericklancer
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I was flipping through Bobo's the other day and found that I had completely forgot that Presto Chango even existed. I really like the concept, and want to see what else I can do with the concept. I know Roth has a version on his Ultimate Coin Magic set, but are there any other notable handlings?
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Johnny Thompson has a nice version that leads into a c/s transposition in the spectator's hands.

Cheers,
Jerry
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Mike Gallo has a really neat handling on volume 4 of New York Coin Magic Seminar DVD's. It's called The One Dollar Trick.
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Citation Silver.
Paul Cummins handling of Bob Elliots routine.
Can be found on Pauls DVD, Up in Smoke.
My personal favorite.
Thanks to Dan Watkins for pointing it out on his website.
Jim
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Thanks for the replies! I'm looking into all three right now.
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This is a great little trick, even as it's written up in Bobo's. This was the first thing I learned when I got my first C/S. Easy to do, yet appears like a real miracle. Everything examinable at the end too.
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Roth's version has a nice clean up at the end, both coins are given to the spectator for inspection.
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On 2010-11-09 02:07, sleightofhander wrote:
Mike Gallo has a really neat handling on volume 4 of New York Coin Magic Seminar DVD's. It's called The One Dollar Trick.


Mike Gallo's handling is also the one that deceives me the most. His handling of the Bobo Switch is without peer and a lesson in itself.

David Roth subtlety should not be opposed to Mike Gallo's performance: smart magicians don't try and express definitive judgments, they learn and combine the best discoveries from various masters into an even more magical experience.

Cleaning up at the end could involve Vernon's Change Over Palm: the two coins are in the left palm, give the first one to a spectator for examination, then take the other one (doing the Vernon's Change Over Palm) and flip it in your right palm up hand to offer it for examination to a second spectator (this subtly "proves" that there is no other coin involved).
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Interesting thought, Lawrence. The thing putting me off from Gallo's version was that you're dirty all throughout.
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I've adapted it for stand up and a clean up at the end. Spectators are to busy trying to watch silver coins change to copper.
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I was somewhat thinking of Presto Chango when I was developing my new JumpMandu. Love the old effect but I changed a few things as to it, added some good things into the mix and smoothed it out so there's no more of the "throwing" stuff and it appears cleaner & smoother. Smile I think the magic the specs see now with this is nowhere as choppy and a lot more visual and amazing. Stay Tuned! Smile
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I like Mike Gallo's switch in "The One Dollar Change". I just watched that again after reading this to refresh my mind on his handling of the Bobo Switch. (So much stuff on the NYCMS DVD's if you have all or most of the volumes; I re-watch some and don’t even remember seeing some of the effects the first time around!).

The Bobo Switch has always been troublesome for me; other supposedly more complex moves have been much easier for me to master. Once I make the toss I feel like the now-dirty hand is glaringly obvious because I have to get the coin into a better position, though I know darn well that attention is on the other hand and I shouldn’t feel this "guilt". But it still manages to make me feel uncomfortable every time I use it.

Thank you.

Jim
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J, I must've missed coming back here for a while but as to the Bobo Switch, as you make the switch try sliding the coin at the fingertips back into FP as you make the toss, so it automatically goes into that position. Of course the attention as you say will be on the other hand but perhaps you would feel more comfortable with the hidden coin now more totally out of view and no fishy moves to get it there. Not hard from there to even CP the coin if you like upon larger movements. Smile
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Mike Skinner's routine appeared in Genii. He used this quite a bit, and was a master of making it look like magic.
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MB. that is pretty much what I have always done, but sometimes the moves don’t quite occur simultaneously. When they do, every now and then the coins nick each other giving the absolute worst telltale clink you can imagine!

Thanks!

Jim
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On 2011-01-27 19:13, Curtis Kam wrote:
Mike Skinner's routine appeared in Genii. He used this quite a bit, and was a master of making it look like magic.


Thank you Curtis.

I found it in the November 2000 issue, the one with two photos of Mike Skinner on the front: younger and older.

Thanks again!

Jim
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On 2011-01-27 19:13, Curtis Kam wrote:
Mike Skinner's routine appeared in Genii. He used this quite a bit, and was a master of making it look like magic.


Yes he did and it's a very good handling of it as well. One that I have been using for a very long time. It was also explained on one of the Skinner VHS tapes that Houdini's Magic Shop put out in the early part of the last decade.
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Marion Boykin has a great little routine coming out soon that compliments Presto Chango perfectly. It's more visual and will work well as a follow up. Definitely one to watch out for.

Kind regards
Sean

PS Its called Jump Mandu...
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