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Jonathan Townsend
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Just wondering how a quick-chage act approach to coin changes would play.
Here's as far as I got for tonight:
On the plus side we have ways that don't involve only peeling off sliders/] gaffs and on minus side we have trafic managment challenges.

Folks, what do you think?

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I have A few routines Both Coins Across,Matrix, and wild coin Where the Coins Change 2 or 3 Times! Smile
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I would think any kind of Spellbound would be good
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When doing a series of coin effects in a spectator's hands it is impactful to have one suddenly change into something unexpected.

After complimenting that person on the power of their personal magic, you do another effect using that new coin -- apparently changing your routine in response.

For me the idea that I am not completely in control of the magic plays well and guides the story told after as one of magic and not me.

Color changes are very impactful in this -- but if overdone just becomes a skill demonstration.
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I think it's a good premise.
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One could also have his/her bow tie change as the coins change.
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Jonathan Townsend
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A quick change duo act was on a tv show recently. I liked the variety of changes. Sometimes an umbrella pouring glitter. Sometimes a costume handed in to the covered assistant. Sometimes the cartoon in the cover. Each change was distinct and had some context. They found the magic to bridge between musical moments.

Getting something like that working in close up magic would be an accomplishment. Roth's coin changes in the Planet, Rainbow and Purse&Glass routines might get The method side of the project going. I'm just puzzling over the basic premise , trying to steer away from the back and forth transformation in Spellbound routines.
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I remember a routine long ago -- unknown performer at a Christmas party.

He took a piece of candy from a dish and performed a simple vanished. Then took another piece and changed it into a coin.

A couple of "one coin" moves though the body and it changed into a ball.

These multiplied until he juggled them -- they they vanished one by one in the air.

With one left it changed into a handkerchief and he did a vanishing knot.

The the silk changed back into piece of candy.

Would that work for you?
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Jonathan Townsend
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Thanks, that's a lot closer to a routine/act than we tend to hear about. I like it when the magic moves things along some path.
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This might fit the bill, especially the part with the coin… Smile

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I would think Dan Watkins has come closest with this routine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfTH2_0oU_Y
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Quote:
On Feb 28, 2015, David Fillary wrote:
I would think Dan Watkins has come closest with this routine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfTH2_0oU_Y


I always loved that routine.
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I improved upon the routine back in 2003 I performed it at the LVMI Magic Convention. While it is not exactly the contrast that Jon originally started the post with, it does compare moving a bunch of coins around with magic...

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUBSynAvlP8
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Awesome
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Pretty good.
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That looked good..
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