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Breakthrough by Johannes Mengel and Sinful by Wayne Houchin are my favorites coz they're both impromptu coin in can tricks Smile
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Got my Coin to Can (CTC) from Murphy's today. OMG! This is the hands down best of the best for me.
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Any coin matrix by Ponta the Smith or Mott Sun.
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Often an old out of fashion coin trick can be revamped to shock innocent bystanders. I do the cig through quarter with the right size pen, instead of a cig. The key is having a smooth switch.
It is like real magic to the spectators.
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Often an old out of fashion coin trick can be revamped to shock innocent bystanders. I do the cig through quarter with the right size pen, instead of a cig. The key is having a smooth switch.
It is like real magic to the spectators.


I agree and the quarter is way better than the half for the spectator's belief that this is REAL or impossible, depending on how you sell it. I haven't left the house without this in my pocket for 40 years . . .
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On Mar 31, 2019, StarManager wrote:

that this is REAL or impossible


Understand what you are saying and mostly agree ...
somehow not liking the "or"

The observation of a magic effect is a "real experience" and their memory of the event just as real as any other.
I never present anything as being "impossible," just things they believe to be impossible for them.
Thus, "REAL and impossible" leads to astonishment and sometimes "must be magic."

When coin effects are presented as puzzles or skill demonstration both "real" and "impossible" take on a pastel hue.

If by "real" you mean common, familiar or natural, then certainly such objects allow for less suspicion and more "warm fuzzies" with no need of resolution.

However, with so many today having beliefs based on vicarious experience rather than "real ones," it is hard to judge what they might consider to be a real experience,
or even impossible. Perhaps a performer for an unknown crowd must focus on either 'real' or 'impossible'. Sad if true.

I have experimented some with performing behind a TV like frame for some effects, and open and 'naked' for others.
The difference in using misdirection and psychological ploys is apparent - as is the noticed response level for the same effect.

My guess based on limited testing is that those accustomed to viewing the world on a small screen
are less able to handle distractions in a live performance. Does this mean the more limited view is "more real" for them? I don't know.
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On Mar 31, 2019, StarManager wrote:

that this is REAL or impossible


Understand what you are saying and mostly agree ...
somehow not liking the "or"

The observation of a magic effect is a "real experience" and their memory of the event just as real as any other.
I never present anything as being "impossible," just things they believe to be impossible for them.
Thus, "REAL and impossible" leads to astonishment and sometimes "must be magic."

When coin effects are presented as puzzles or skill demonstration both "real" and "impossible" take on a pastel hue.

If by "real" you mean common, familiar or natural, then certainly such objects allow for less suspicion and more "warm fuzzies" with no need of resolution.

However, with so many today having beliefs based on vicarious experience rather than "real ones," it is hard to judge what they might consider to be a real experience,
or even impossible. Perhaps a performer for an unknown crowd must focus on either 'real' or 'impossible'. Sad if true.

I have experimented some with performing behind a TV like frame for some effects, and open and 'naked' for others.
The difference in using misdirection and psychological ploys is apparent - as is the noticed response level for the same effect.

My guess based on limited testing is that those accustomed to viewing the world on a small screen
are less able to handle distractions in a live performance. Does this mean the more limited view is "more real" for them? I don't know.


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Pop is a GOD! That is so clear, human, direct and fun. Lovely!
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Yesssireeee, just a mighty fine demonstration, I must admit...This classic example of "Less is More" is easy to follow and enjoy...Just a real good piece of magic! Smile
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Especially love the cleanup leaving the half and bottle on the table right after the pop out. So direct and clean. Reinforces the maxim that sometimes you should just DO IT and skip all the "art" . . .
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Especially love the cleanup leaving the half and bottle on the table right after the pop out. So direct and clean. Reinforces the maxim that sometimes you should just DO IT and skip all the "art" . . .


:) Well, I wouldn't say I "skipped all the art."

Art is also found in what is not left out.

Magic is the message.
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Pop - I did NOT mean it that way. I meant that your natural and normal movements as opposed to the "magi flourishes" of others make this extremely deceiving because the art is concealed as nature -- not because it is artless. To the contrary! Please note in my defense that I opened with a statement that you were (and are) a GOD! With MUCH respect Pop!

JT
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Hi Pop, the great thing about your coin in a bottle: it looks the same as if it were real magic.
It LOOKS SLEIGHTLESS, direct and simple. LIKE REAL MAGIC. KUDOS TO YOU. GOD BLESS.
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It's innocently artistic!
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IVanish by Ben Seidman is also pretty good
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Metal by Eric Jones is the best coin magic dvd
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I just love Imagination coins - G. Tomas.
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Thanks I needed the reminder to try the whole imagination coins routine.
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On Apr 27, 2019, OzTheMentalist wrote:
Metal by Eric Jones is the best coin magic dvd


Based on what criteria?
What other coin magic DVDs that you've viewed are you using for comparison?
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