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obsidian52
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Just watched the mini interview with Luke Dancy and Jeff Copeland right here on the Café...Yes, I am a table worker BUT does it really matter THAT MUCH (caps intentional) to walk over to a table empty handed? I mean really is it that necessary or is this just for the purists??
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One of the benefits of ANY holdout system is to be able to introduce items anytime during your routine not just when you approach a table IMO. Blackbird will of course let you do this.

I'm not a purist. I'm a full time working magician. To answer is it necessary, I guess the answer is yes and no - it depends on you, and if you feel the holdout will strengthen your magic in the eyes of the spectators.

For example, one of my favourite routines is coins across. I used to perform this by simply removing the coins from a purse, doing the routine, and then putting them back afterwards. Now, I produce the 4 coins, then do my coins across, and finish by making them vanish one by one. I found this gets a much stronger reaction, which warrants the use of my holdout.
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Hammered out a nice performance of "Ring Bling" at a magic luncheon today and fooled 5 fellow magicians badly. This has definitely passed the test for me. Simple props, fairly simple routine (well taught) very powerful magic. Smile
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Could anyone comment if this fits Canadian loonies and toonies?
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A US half dollar is 30.6mm, a toonie is 28mm, and a loonie 26.5mm.

The Blackbird is built for half/full dollars, so that's what would fit best, without any modifications. But Jeff goes over how to adjust it if you want to hold coins that are a little smaller. So while it won't be as "perfect", you should be able to get it to work for the Canadian coins.
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On Apr 10, 2017, tonsofquestions wrote:
A US half dollar is 30.6mm, a toonie is 28mm, and a loonie 26.5mm.

The Blackbird is built for half/full dollars, so that's what would fit best, without any modifications. But Jeff goes over how to adjust it if you want to hold coins that are a little smaller. So while it won't be as "perfect", you should be able to get it to work for the Canadian coins.


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