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Matthew U
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Hi jgturpin

Craig and dave I don't think will review the nightshade coin set as it a wizard fx product . But I can tell you this coin set is great and is made really well and a lot of effort has gone into making the routines and coins . Hope this helps

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They reviewed coinvexed didn't they? Well anyways it be nice to at least see a trailer or a demo or something.
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I take it that the set is a kennedy half, english penny and chinese coin, would this be right???
Any further reviews. I like the sounds of the international coins across. Any comments on this routine appreciated
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Looks like they finally made a demo.
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Yes, but the demo shows the same move over and over again. I'm sure it is versatile (as in the description). It is unfortunate that the demo video does not demonstrate this.
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Still no reviews, and as already said, not much detail in the video. The routines do sound interesting. There was much more chatter on this site and others when Mirage was released than there is for this set. Still, for some reason, this set is more appealing to me.
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On 2011-04-10 23:02, takeachance wrote:
I take it that the set is a kennedy half, english penny and chinese coin, would this be right???



There's no Chinese coin included. You supply your own, sized similar to a half dollar. The gaffs work fine, but my initial impression is that the focus was on making the English penny look convincing, more so than the half dollar. Maybe that's because the set is made in the UK? Due to the nature of the set, though, you can't just substitute a Kennedy Coin or similar gaff. Can't say much more, sorry.

There are some nice routines on the DVD, many of which would work well with Chastain Criswell's Cartel Coins, if you picked up an extra something.
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So I am split 50/50 on Nightshade Vs something like Blackout. Any thoughts?
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On 2011-05-11 15:22, jgturpin wrote:
So I am split 50/50 on Nightshade Vs something like Blackout. Any thoughts?


They're very different. Blackout is primarily useful if you have a routine where you want to get a coin in or out of play without going to the pocket or using a topit, or do a clean appearance or vanish. The Nightshade set is basically Cartel Coins modified a little, with one additional gaff. It's good for routines where different types of coins transpose. You can also forgo the transpos and do appearances/vanishes, especially with the English Penny. See Craig's description of the routines on the DVD for a better idea of what you can do with the set.
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My views on this set

Triple C - Imagine performing coins across with a Chinese Coin, a Copper Coin and a Silver coin. Now imagine the spectator deciding the order that the coins travel.

As they say worth the price of the set, Craig showed me this at Tyneside and I bought a set there and then, just for this one routine. Great solution to a coin problem many have thought about..............got to hate Craig for this one as I never thought of it. This is so simple yet so powerful, itís so sneaky you will feel guilty in doing the routine........I love this routine


Commercial Copper Silver - The cleanest transposition sequence you will EVER see. A copper and a silver coin change places in full view over and over again. Pure eye candy!


Finally a good ending to Copper Silver, you can play this to a big table and itís also very entertaining.


Double Kicker - A copper and a silver coin materialise out of nowhere. Just when the spectator thinks they know where the coins are - they change into two Chinese coins!

Quickie but very visual, however t his does require a coin moves that may require coins move that is going to take some work. Saying that this is the best explanation of the move I have seen. Worth the work as the move is very useful for your coin magic.


Night Shade - The feature routine in Craig's award winning competition act. Three coins are produced, jump from fingertip to fingertip and finally vanish leaving your hands completely empty.

WOW!!! This is the routine the set is made to perform; the gimmicks make this so much easier 3fly. I collect 3fly routines..............I love them and I have to say with all my heart t this is the best 3fly routine I have seen (and I have seen a few). You can spend more on gimmicks to perform 3fly, this is one of the easiest yet one of the most visual and magical.................can not recommend it enough. Oh it also resets so you can perform it at the next table


Shades of Imagination - A coin effect that happens entirely in the spectator's imagination, featuring an ending that you have to see to believe.


I liked this one, something different, but to be honest I was so impressed with NightShade Iíve not really used this one yet.


Night Worker - This routine is worth the price of the DVD alone. A complete act designed for the restaurant worker that takes the humble coin flurry in an entirely new direction.

Point I like is the set up is the same as the 3fly routine...........so you can do either from table to table without reset.

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There is little I can say about the gimmicks without exposing to much, the gimmicks are like ones you may have but they are made in a way that they all ďfitĒ, so you could not buy other gimmicks and make up the set and perform the routines, even if you did you would pay more than the whole set.....................so itís pointless. Think the Swiss army of gimmick sets. You would also not get the DVD which like all of Craigís stuff is worth the price of the set alone, some great routines, methods and very good teaching.

Split screen Ė what a great idea, very useful for the learning and goes to show Craig wants you to perform his material, not just to make money out of you and sell DVDís, you can tell be just meeting Craig he is passionate about his stuff and so he should be..............this is another Gem.
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I, too, just received this effect. Mr. D.James does a nice write-up above, to which I concur. I love and use good gaffed coins and this is one must-have for my arsenal. The quality of these are great! All the way to the Pro-packaging, DVD production, everything. Excellent table/strolling magic here! If you have checked out C. Criswell's "Phlye", gaffs are similar. Now back to creating the miracles......
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In my hobby of video production, I have developed a knack for composing DVD cover inserts that contain pictures and appropriate wording for whatever DVD is involved. The final result is an MS Word document that has to be trimmed 1 1/4 inches the long way and about 1/4 inches the short way to fit into a DVD cover.

I have developed a cover for Nightshade and a separate cover for NIghtshade/Split Happens if you want to put them together into a two DVD case.

If you eMail me at this address Tonylew1@sbcglobal.net I will send you either one as an attachment.
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Not much buzz about this. I couldn't make out anything from the trailer. Why not a full routine shown?
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Here is a review I wrote for The Magic Circle forum

Triple C - Imagine performing coins across with a Chinese Coin, a Copper Coin and a Silver coin. Now imagine the spectator deciding the order that the coins travel.

As they say worth the price of the set, Craig showed me this at Tyneside and I bought a set there and then, just for this one routine. Great solution to a coin problem many have thought about..............got to hate Craig for this one as I never thought of it. This is so simple yet so powerful, itís so sneaky you will feel guilty in doing the routine........I love this routine


Commercial Copper Silver - The cleanest transposition sequence you will EVER see. A copper and a silver coin change places in full view over and over again. Pure eye candy!


Finally a good ending to Copper Silver, you can play this to a big table and itís also very entertaining.


Double Kicker - A copper and a silver coin materialise out of nowhere. Just when the spectator thinks they know where the coins are - they change into two Chinese coins!

Quickie but very visual, however t his does require a coin moves that may require coins move that is going to take some work. Saying that this is the best explanation of the move I have seen. Worth the work as the move is very useful for your coin magic.


Night Shade - The feature routine in Craig's award winning competition act. Three coins are produced, jump from fingertip to fingertip and finally vanish leaving your hands completely empty.

WOW!!! This is the routine the set is made to perform; the gimmicks make this so much easier 3fly. I collect 3fly routines..............I love them and I have to say with all my heart t this is the best 3fly routine I have seen (and I have seen a few). You can spend more on gimmicks to perform 3fly, this is one of the easiest yet one of the most visual and magical.................can not recommend it enough. Oh it also resets so you can perform it at the next table


Shades of Imagination - A coin effect that happens entirely in the spectator's imagination, featuring an ending that you have to see to believe.


I liked this one, something different, but to be honest I was so impressed with NightShade Iíve not really used this one yet.


Night Worker - This routine is worth the price of the DVD alone. A complete act designed for the restaurant worker that takes the humble coin flurry in an entirely new direction.

Point I like is the set up is the same as the 3fly routine...........so you can do either from table to table without reset.

Comments
There is little I can say about the gimmicks without exposing to much, the gimmicks are like ones you may have but they are made in a way that they all ďfitĒ, so you could not buy other gimmicks and make up the set and perform the routines, even if you did you would pay more than the whole set.....................so itís pointless. Think the Swiss army of gimmick sets. You would also not get the DVD which like all of Craigís stuff is worth the price of the set alone, some great routines, methods and very good teaching.

Split screen Ė what a great idea, very useful for the learning and goes to show Craig wants you to perform his material, not just to make money out of you and sell DVDís, you can tell be just meeting Craig he is passionate about his stuff and so he should be..............this is another Gem.
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My only hesitation stems from my experience with his Mirage coin set. The DVD teaching and routines were outstanding: I learned a lot from them. The quality of the coins was so poor, I had to go to a better known coin gaff maker to make new coins. Before buying this new set, I will have to see the quality of the coins. I have no concerns about the teaching or routines, I am confident they will be great.
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Do I need to buy a separate one half dollar size Chinese coin to do some of the
effects? I didn't seen this in the ad but a prior note mentioned this.
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On 2012-03-30 06:57, whiteoakcanyon wrote:
My only hesitation stems from my experience with his Mirage coin set. The DVD teaching and routines were outstanding: I learned a lot from them. The quality of the coins was so poor, I had to go to a better known coin gaff maker to make new coins. Before buying this new set, I will have to see the quality of the coins. I have no concerns about the teaching or routines, I am confident they will be great.


Hi, if I may ask, in what way(s) did the coins fall short? I'm asking as I am on the fence with purchasing this.... thanks.
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Darrenjames, thanks for the detailed review.

whiteoakcanyon, thanks for the comment on the coin quality. Sounds liek ti's best to get the dvd and get the coins you want made. I wonder if they'll ever just sell the dvd.

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Ref whiteoakcanyon about the Mirage coin set, I think I know which Gaff you mean, I think this was included as a cheap alterative, the gaff coin is one that most coins guys will have a much more expensive one in there collection anyway. If you were new to coin magic and wanted to do the routine that needed the gaff (donít recall how many needed this). The Mirage coin was in my view very well made and everything else included was a bonus so the routines could be done with out having to purchase any further coins.

The night shade set has 3 gaffs, all of high standard, I donít recall if it included a Chinese coin as Iíve so many and all my coins get mixed up with each as I play with ideas using different gaffs. Iím sure if you ask WMS they will be able to confirm.
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