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Mule Henderson
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What effect have you read, watched and learned, or product (gimmick, utility, etc.) in the past year has brought your coin magic up to the next level.

This is not a "Best Of" question.

Sometimes when you're in a rut or just have been doing the same tricks for too long something come along that makes you think or gets you pumped up again; so what did it for you?

Mine was Lance Pierce's lecture notes. Now I use his rendition of "A Charming Chinese Challenge" all the time. Also his Copper Silver Brass routine cannot be beat in my opinion, but definitely limited to a "sit down and watch" type of situation.
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Good question. I finally picked up the TKO2 and it's been really fun to play with. Id say it's made my coin magic go further because I've rethought a lot of stuff I do because it has just opened up possibilities. I'm even working on new ideas because of it.

And I'm a big fan of Lance Pierce's notes. There's some great card stuff in there also. I recently bought some Chinese coins from him from his website to use in that routine. Then I saw from a post on the Café that he offered a video for a particular sequence in that routine that really shows you the fine points. You might shoot him an email if you're stuck; he's a real stand up guy.
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I can't really think of a gimmick or a particular utility move, however, I'd have to say that what took me to the next level was understanding how coin magic angles really work, and how to use body blocking to avoid detection. I learned not to be scared when people gathered around me, but to see it as a blessing (after all, as magicians, we want people to watch, and the more the better, right?).

I will have to check out the Copper Silver Brass routine you mentioned. I have the gimmick, and I perform it the conventional way, but I'm getting bored of it LOL.
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Hopefully you'll be pleasantly surprised because he doesn't even use the gimmick! Awesome thinking that's based off a Geoff Latta routine in "Coin Magic" by Kaufman.
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Studying the movement and timing of Lawrens Godon lately.
Not limited to coins but his other work as well.
I think he's tapped into something very magical.

No Gaff 3 Fly...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl......yqwZZgvo
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Mule Henderson
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Yeah, that's crazy smooth.
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Staying within the CSB arena here, Jeremy Pei's DVD "Ultimate CSB Magic" got me to stop performing just the basic CSB routine and start using the gimmick in ways I hadn't considered before. Any fans of CSB and visual coin magic should watch this DVD.

Jim
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On 2013-01-08 23:42, jazzy snazzy wrote:
Studying the movement and timing of Lawrens Godon lately.
Not limited to coins but his other work as well.
I think he's tapped into something very magical.

No Gaff 3 Fly...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl......yqwZZgvo

*** that 3fly is sick ... better than ponta
Mule Henderson
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Just want to keep this on track...

What thing this past year moved you forward?
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Allright sorry Smile
R.o.p.s by Michael rubinstein ...
gave me a lot of idea to make new routine
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I learned this year that several notable performers consider it "impossible" to cause a coin to vanish from a spectator's hand leaving nothing (empty).

Further surprise came from other performers who avoid doing coin effects in a spectator's hands at all for fear of loosing control or not having a predictable response.

So, I am gathering effects and working on an eBook of such effects and techniques ...

some are ones I have performed for years while others are new innovations using what I thought were "standard" techniques, for example:

with three different coins on the table, three spectators select and hold a coin. Each verbally identifies with and acknowledges which coin is held. Each now thinks of a different coin they wish they had. When their hands are opened each hold their newly desired coin instead of the original. You, of course, are far away. No gaffs. I originally did this with a coin a nut and a stone -- but three coins will work.

anyone with such an effect who wishes to contribute please send to gusarimagic@comcast.net
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I've always wanted to perform a Misers Dream routine in a close-up situation. I'm currently studying the Pat Page routine from his excellent book 'Magic Page by Page' which can be adapted for a walk around situation.

I think it qualifies for this thread as I started in 2012 but it's also a 2013 'work in progress'. Smile

The only thing I need to change is the receptacle to throw the coins into. Herein lies a problem. I think one of the attractions of the routine is the noise created throwing the coins into the champagne bucket. Diners, or adjacent tables, don't want to have their meals disturbed by the constant clanking!

Any ideas guys (other than just putting the coins on your pocket)!
Barry Allen

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Use a large red wine glass, with a cloth napkin lining the sides? You'd lose the 'clang', but could empty out an impressive hoard at the end.

Oh, and to the OP, Rhapsody in Silver, by Michael Vincent.
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I have a Miser routine using a baseball cap. Write me at gusarimagic@comcast.com

For any routine, the noise is a verification what a coin was produced and removed from the hand. This "need" is not as important if you frequently "verify the count" by occasionally pouring out the coins from the container and "proving" that the number of coins produced equals the amount in the container. In a restaurant you can use a coffee cup for the container and frequently pour out the contents onto a saucer to overflowing.

For silence, how about producing an endless stream of salt/pepper packets instead of coins.

Many methods for doing this -- but, the produced coin does not have to be the noise producer, and the displayed coins do not have to be the ones produced, and ...
"the more one pretends at magic, the more awe and wonder will be found in real life." Arnold Furst



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I watched Triple Alliance by Curtis Kam and combined it with Geoff Latta's CopSilBrass.. Now I have a killer routine with 5 or 6 phases..
Mr Kam's handling is the most visual I have ever seen, making the transposition of the coins with open hands.
It definitely brought my coin magic to the next level!!
Searching for the magic side of life...
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Here are a few things that have brought my coin and other magic to the next level.

1. Matching things better with my audience
2. Reading history of coin and other magic
3. Bringing music through self played instrument(percussion, wind and string) to my coin and other magic

Sometimes set backs have helped as well
1. When I got a bad attitude getting 3rd place in a local close up contest 8 years ago. Acknowledging that helped my perspective, attitude and connection to entertainment journey
2. When I injured my right forearm, and couldn't use my hand. I relearned things with my left hand.

Reaching outside of magic to other branches of entertainment have helped as well.

Happy Journeys

Harris
with palms of aluminum foil for a lighter touch in coin magic
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The Sylvester pass, which I modified, helped me to get the last coin across in a coins across routine.
Smooth Barber half dollars.
Coin magic. Easy to learn, hard to master.
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A specific prop, I have been using more is an Okito coin box.

Being 1, 2 or 3 ahead (or behind) is an asset used this year by,

Harris
who still has palms of aluminum foil, for a lighter touch in coin magic
Harris Deutsch aka dr laugh
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Reading magic And showmanship by henning nelms, And the stealth palm in counterfit coin by Dr.rubinstein
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On 2013-01-09 06:03, Merc Man wrote:
I've always wanted to perform a Misers Dream routine in a close-up situation. I'm currently studying the Pat Page routine from his excellent book 'Magic Page by Page' which can be adapted for a walk around situation.

I think it qualifies for this thread as I started in 2012 but it's also a 2013 'work in progress'. Smile

The only thing I need to change is the receptacle to throw the coins into. Herein lies a problem. I think one of the attractions of the routine is the noise created throwing the coins into the champagne bucket. Diners, or adjacent tables, don't want to have their meals disturbed by the constant clanking!

Any ideas guys (other than just putting the coins on your pocket)!


What about the styrofoam coffee cups everyone is drinking from nowadays ? Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, etc. Curtis Kam uses a brass goblet,(but, you'd get the clanking you don't want), but he's reasoning makes a lot of sense. If you have bucket then it kind of implies you're going to produce enough coins to fill the bucket. With a goblet of coffee cup, you can produce enough coins to fill one of those.

Joe
Walk around coin box work check it out here https://www.magicalmystries.com/products
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