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I am currently going back through my magic storage cases to bring out some things that have not been used in a while, just to rotate some things out for another short while. Yesterday evening I performed an old favorite from Daryl called Elbow, Knee and Neck. At that moment, I remembered how much I love that effect because of how economical it is - not one single wasted move, and it kills! I just thought I would share the nostalgia.
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That's a great effect Dr. J, I love that one. Smile How long did it take you to brush up on it for show?

I also like looking back through old stuff and spit-shining it back into use. And it's funny how after a while you might come to let's say know 100 coin tricks but eventually 95 of them wind up in storage and at least 50 of them you never ever do again, and maybe 15 or so get regular play. But once you get to those few favorites (and a few ain't even 10, more like 5 or less), those are the ones that you make hum, those are your workers. Smile

Thanks for sharing Dr. J Smile
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I was writing done everything I forgot just the other day.
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On 2011-08-10 20:46, Mb217 wrote:
That's a great effect Dr. J, I love that one. Smile How long did it take you to brush up on it for show?

I also like looking back through old stuff and spit-shining it back into use. And it's funny how after a while you might come to let's say know 100 coin tricks but eventually 95 of them wind up in storage and at least 50 of them you never ever do again, and maybe 15 or so get regular play. But once you get to those few favorites (and a few ain't even 10, more like 5 or less), those are the ones that you make hum, those are your workers. Smile

Thanks for sharing Dr. J Smile


I did not really have to brush up on it at all because the sleights/moves that are used within are ones that I use all the time for other effects. It was funny because as soon as I saw it in my instruction file (yes, I save instructions for EVERYTHING), it all came right back to me like I never stopped doing it - presentation and all. It is kind of like that old familiar friend.

I think that I may be more of a rarity among magicians in the fact that I literally use every thing I have ever bought as far as magic effects/props are concerned. The only exceptions? Three things that bought from Andrew Mayne some years back - which also happened to be the items which turned me off to his products forever, unfortunately or not. Of course, we all (read: all magicians) have been in that situation at some point or other before...

I have a huge collection of magic props and effects, and to keep things fresh for the spectators (and in my mind, for me), I regularly rotate everything in and out of my repertoire from time to time. That is usually three or four times a year. I am not the type that buys to have the latest and greatest, but I do always analyze the product in many different ways to see if it would work with what I already have and use, and above that, if it would elevate the effect/presentation of the things that I already use.

What you said about having favorites is absolutely true, there are about 10 effects overall that I never put away. 7 of them are coin effects and 3 of them are non-coin effects.
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I've always been afraid of those types, a certain placement of the coin bothers me. I keep thinking it will fall.
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I've never heard of Daryl's Elbow, Knee and Neck....is it published anywhere?
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It's published in Spectacle, a book by, if I'm not mistaken, Stephen Minch. I think Daryl also sells a manuscript about it on his website for a low price like five dollars.
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Fonda57 is right, it is in Spectacle. Daryl does sell it on his website as fonda57 mentioned, which can be found at http://www.foolerdoolers.com and it is only $2.95 - less than one would pay for a cup of coffee. If you order anything from there, check out some of the other very, very low priced manuscripts and lecture notes because they do the flat rate shipping via USPS.
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On 2011-08-11 10:45, fonda57 wrote:
I've always been afraid of those types, a certain placement of the coin bothers me. I keep thinking it will fall.


Danny Archer has a routine for this on the COINvention DVDs that'll take the fear of falling out of ya fonda Smile

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The particular part everyone keeps talking about just takes practice in placing it in just the right spot, but what the right spot is differs from person to person. Just play around with it to see where it both sits and feels best for you. If you are wearing a shirt with a collar (with or without a tie), it is much easier. If wearing a t-shirt, I put it under the neckline of the shirt, which gives you more security.

As Joe mentioned, the Danny Archer routine on COINvention is a very good resource from which to learn how to better practice/apply this 'sleight' for lack of better term.

I hope this information is useful to you.
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I love this effect and have found that if you add a goshman pinch just before you produce the coin from the back of the knee adds greatly to the overall effect.
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On 2011-08-21 08:07, warren wrote:
I love this effect and have found that if you add a goshman pinch just before you produce the coin from the back of the knee adds greatly to the overall effect.


I can see that being so, but personally I prefer to use the sleights as described because in its original form, this routine literally has not one single wasted move in it - something 98% of effects out there cannot claim. Such being the case, it is my opinion that adding any un-necessary sleights or moves just detracts from the ease and flow. In the case of this routine, it would be akin to running when nobody is chasing you.

Just my thoughts.
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Each to there own I suppose, but as it takes such little effort to pop a coin into goshman as I trace the movement of the coin travelling before I produce the coin from behind my knee I'll stick with it as for me it provides the perfect cover and opportunity for the move to take place Smile
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