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VernonOnCoins
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Just messing around with a sequence from Trio/Misty


Thanks for watching

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir_pw52JZUw
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This is really nice. To be fair, you might spend a little more time with it, but it is truly in the great category,
with just a little tlc.
Thanks, this is what coin magic is supposed to look like.
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Thanks! It's funny, Ive never performed this live, just been carrying it around and playing with it for years. I need to record these routines on a better camera with good lighting.
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Hi Sir, can you post the source of the routine where we can learn it? Thanks
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This sequence is an excerpt from a Gary Kurtz routine titled, "Misty Like A Dream". You can find it on "Creating Magic," released by A1 Multi Media.
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That, of course, is the end of the routine. Looks pretty good.
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Yes. The actual ending is where the chinese coins disappear in a rain of glitter. It's very cool.
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Thanks for the info Sir!
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Gary is a fantastic performer. His book is excellent.
"If you ever write anything about me after I'm gone, I will come back and haunt you."
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I just ordered Kurtz's Creating Magic DVD from Penguin Magic. Among the shipping options, you can get free flat shipping--not bad for 22 plus dollars. I also ordered his book, by Kaufman. Kurtz is now doing mentalism, and seems to want to stay away from magicians. He worked extremely hard to create some of these wild and original routines, and he got tired of people ripping off his material.

In a way, this makes me want to buy his material all the more. As you can see on VernononCoins' demo above (doing Kurtz's routine), Kurtz
thought of achieving more in magic. Think about it--how many top coin guys change all the coins to chinese coins and back? That is the problem infesting magic now. We need to aim to achieve more with our tricks. It really often doesn't take much more to pack in a huge surprise at the end of a trick, for instance.

In a recent discussion with Steve Dusheck, I was sad to hear how many hundreds of effects he had not released, because he was tired of getting ripped off by the magic business. He said you only have a few months with a new trick to make any money. Sad.
Anyways, kudos to Kurtz's and Dusheck's wonderful magic.
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There are benefits to using certain high priced gimmicks to get this effect -strating and ending "clean" being at the top of list- but for me, brute sleight of hand is the way to go.
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Looked good VernonOnCoins Gary is very inspirational. Steve Dusheck's coin magic book is loaded with creative ideas also and unbelivibly I picked it up on ebay new for $6.00. I have adapted a couple of his ideas to my routines. As Chris Kenner has said no one does Gary Kurtz's work like Gary and I agree his style is that of his own and that is probably how it should be. I will second that kudos for 2 great magi.
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Thanks. Although I don't perform these specific routines live, they have taught me much about coin magic and sleight of hand in general. Practicing these sleights has given me confidence to perform much simpler routines.
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Hey Chris (VernononCoins),
I am starting to realize, like you, that the burden of trick coins isn't worth the trouble, normally. Sure, they can be handy for some routines,
but if you can do this kind of stuff, REAL MAGIC, without trick coins, why bother with the fake sounds and problems inherent in trick coins, at least, most of the time. Thanks for opening the horizons of those willing to learn.
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You could a lot with a couple of standard gimmicks. No need to spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars on designer coins.
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I use an expanded shell and a C/S coin. I have a lot of other gaffs but I never use them in performance. The two I mentioned are the only ones I really feel comfortable with. The others are novelties for me.

Jim
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BTW, I watched your routine after the last post. Very nice!

Thank you for that one!

Jim
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Quote:
On 2013-07-03 15:30, vampiro wrote:
I just ordered Kurtz's Creating Magic DVD from Penguin Magic. Among the shipping options, you can get free flat shipping--not bad for 22 plus dollars. I also ordered his book, by Kaufman. Kurtz is now doing mentalism, and seems to want to stay away from magicians. He worked extremely hard to create some of these wild and original routines, and he got tired of people ripping off his material.

In a way, this makes me want to buy his material all the more. As you can see on VernononCoins' demo above (doing Kurtz's routine), Kurtz
thought of achieving more in magic. Think about it--how many top coin guys change all the coins to chinese coins and back? That is the problem infesting magic now. We need to aim to achieve more with our tricks. It really often doesn't take much more to pack in a huge surprise at the end of a trick, for instance.

In a recent discussion with Steve Dusheck, I was sad to hear how many hundreds of effects he had not released, because he was tired of getting ripped off by the magic business. He said you only have a few months with a new trick to make any money. Sad.
Anyways, kudos to Kurtz's and Dusheck's wonderful magic.
One of my favorite routines from his book is Attraction, where two rings of a couple come together on a stick.
"If you ever write anything about me after I'm gone, I will come back and haunt you."
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It is also in an older manuscript by Gary Called Full Frontal Assult.

In the intro to the book he notes that his magic is a composition much like music. He can take technical aspects of his rotuines and blend them in different ways to make different routines.
If you get a chance to get that manuscript and Gary's other books, it will give you more insight into how he did this with all aspects of his magic.

Good work on this video, hard work is always worth it.
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On 2013-07-03 23:23, J-Mac wrote:
I use an expanded shell and a C/S coin. I have a lot of other gaffs but I never use them in performance. The two I mentioned are the only ones I really feel comfortable with. The others are novelties for me.

Jim


Exactly.

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