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John Kokot
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Dai Vernon thought magicians stopped thinking too soon. Karl Hein didn't.

I'm not video friendly, especially to those of the single-trick variety. But if you're a connoisseur of the CSB gaff, "Catch Up" contains fresh thinking and is crisply produced with succinct but comprehensive explanations and ample crediting. The claim that the routine requires "no tables, pockets, cards or purses" is admirably accurate.

One Caveat: The "ending they see never see coming," as Hein demonstrates, requires considerable audience management skills.
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Out of curiosity, how "modular" is the routine? It says it has 5 phases, but that, to me at least, seems like a lot. Is it possible to skip some of the middle phases and still be set up logically and technically for the ending?

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I just received "Catch Up" in the mail today. (http://www.karlhein.com/product/hein-s-catch-up)

Wow! Very impressive. There is plenty of new material in this routine. There is no going to the pockets, no purses, no tables or close up mats, and it avoids the standard put all the coins in the hand, take out the "half dollar," and so on bit.

Hein begins with a production sequence that includes one sock-o visual moment.

He next proceeds to an International Three Fly. This is very visual and deceptive.

Just about the time you're thinking, "Hey, wait a minute...let me see those coins," he hands out the coins for examination.

He then goes into a transposition phase, with a coin ending up under his watch (This played very strongly for his audience.)

In the final transposition phase he loads several coins on the spectator.

The routine is very modular, and is practically an entire act in a CSB routine. You're certain to get something of value from this.

There is a bonus routine, but here the ad copy is misleading. The routine doesn't end with a "jumbo" coin --it ends with a FREAKING MAMMOTH COIN! Expecting a jumbo coin, I was floored by the appearance of a silver manhole cover. He leads into this with a solid single coin routine, ending with a blockbuster production. At a party or restaurant, this is something that will get you noticed, and is the type of thing that people will talk about a month later. And I was surprised at how practical it is to carry and steal this massive coin.

This DVD is a great buy for the coin worker and the strolling entertainer. It is very practical, and Karl gives many nitty gritty tips that show that these are routines he's performed in the real world time after time.
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I have been collecting C/S/B-routines for some time now but have always stuck to Doc Easons version. Probably because it is pretty straightforward and easy to perform. My coin chops has of course increased over the years and I wanted to find something a bit more challenging but also not having to do the into-the-pocket-thing all the time. (I do a chop cup routine as well and didn't want them to look to similar in the structure)

When I stumbled across Hein’s Catch Up I ordered it right away, directly from him, and got it in a couple of days. (I live in Sweden mind you.) I’ve watched it and started to practise the phases. I will not start out by doing all of the routine but I will definitely use lots of ideas and moves and put them into what will become my own version. It will probably be a version mixed up by Heni’s, Doc and Bob Sheets.

Anyway, I just wanted to chim in and say that the DVD is worth the buy, for everyone interested in getting a really fascinating and inspiring trick for a gimmick that otherwise has a reputation of doing all the work for you. Now you can do strong sleight of hand magic and have a miracle at your hands.

Brilliant!
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Can some one suggest where I can buy the good set of gaff Copper Brass Silver coin set to perform Heins version.
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I thank the Best C.S.B. around Is the one Todd Lassen Makes! Smile
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Lassen's work is top notch, but it costs a(n appropriate) price to match.
If you've got the $$$ and want a work of art, you won't be disappointed.

On the other hand, a set from Johnson won't break the bank and is still quite good.
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I thought hein's came with the gimmick coins. I won't be surprised if it doesn't because its only $30. Does it, if so are they good quality? Smile
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On Dec 15, 2014, chasesummers20 wrote:
I thought hein's came with the gimmick coins. I won't be surprised if it doesn't because its only $30. Does it, if so are they good quality? Smile


DVD only. You supply your own coins.
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Thank you doug. Did you read my post about the tuc coin through bag? Can you enlighten me through pm.
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On Dec 15, 2014, chasesummers20 wrote:
Thank you doug. Did you read my post about the tuc coin through bag? Can you enlighten me through pm.


Sorry, I don't do Coin Thru Bag. Perhaps someone else can help you.
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I figured it out, The TUC does not work as well but it does ok
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I had the pleasure of having Karl perform his Catch Up routine to me a few months back, Its a great routine and I got it from him right after he performed it to me. The promo video doesn't really tell you too much about it, But its a pretty quick routine. There is one phase that I think could have been better/simplified, but the routine itself is fantastic. As you will see in the performance videos, the reactions you get are superb as well.
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WOAH I just got out of a supermarket and I FINALLY get the pun with the name of this effect... Karl is very clever with puns..
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For over ten years I have been doing the Doc Eason Routines with a few changes. Is this Longer? Stronger? Or stronger but shorter?
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On Dec 30, 2014, paisa23 wrote:
For over ten years I have been doing the Doc Eason Routines with a few changes. Is this Longer? Stronger? Or stronger but shorter?


Totally different.
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Just got this routine and I agree it's great routine. Smart thinking on Hein's part. He also does away with one of the major problems in most routines of this type, which is placing all three coins into the hand only to remove one right back out. I do think using dollar size coins this would play better. Good job Hein!
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I also just got this and I really like the routining.

It's not the typical "2 over here, 1 over here" kind of routine. There is a nice variety of effects; productions, vanishes, changes, coin to impossible location, and transpositions.

Not all the moves will work for everyone, so the routine is easy to break up and modify.

My CSB gaff has sat in a drawer pretty much since the day after I bought it. Now I'm buying a custom dollar-sized set so I can better showcase this routine.

Bravo Mr Hein!
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I watched the video and have two questions about the Catch Up routine:

1. Is it the kind where you repeatedly ask the spectator which coin is in which hand, only to repeatedly tell them they're wrong? Some magicians can pull off that kind of act, but I'm not one of them.

2. Can I use my Orient Express coins with Catch Up? Or does it work best with the original CSB coins?

Thanks for any help you can provide.

-David
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1. No, really not.

2. No, CSB is better for this routine. The handling is thinking for the original gimmick
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