The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Trick coin trickery » » Bag4Life : has anyone been caught doing this? (1 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

YLyoo
View Profile
Regular user
South Korea
108 Posts

Profile of YLyoo
I have done this trick just twice, to amazing reactions.

I am a bit worried that eventually someone will ask to do examine the coin.

I do understand that the heat is off the coin (I do a coin roll) and everyone wants to examine the bag,

but I was wondering if anyone ever had this situation happen.

What would you do in such a situation?
warren
View Profile
Inner circle
uk
3258 Posts

Profile of warren
Although I haven't performed this yet personally I would immediately follow it up with a single coin flurry and ditch or switch the coin via the flurry.
Inviso
View Profile
Regular user
I have a paltry
121 Posts

Profile of Inviso
What coin do you use?. If it adheres on it's own use half the gimmick and a real coin or use a steel core coin and half the gimmick. After the penetration retain the gimmick while handing out the coin. Steel core should pass inspection. In Canada this works with every coin. In the US I believe steel core is required.

Randy
YLyoo
View Profile
Regular user
South Korea
108 Posts

Profile of YLyoo
Thank you for the suggestions!

I use the Korean 500 won split coin.

The Steelcore coin idea is amazing! I will be sure to try it out.
Taterini
View Profile
Special user
604 Posts

Profile of Taterini
Sent you a PM regarding this
whiteoakcanyon
View Profile
Special user
890 Posts

Profile of whiteoakcanyon
The idea with the steel coin is very interesting, thank you for sharing it.
Jefferson
View Profile
New user
58 Posts

Profile of Jefferson
I love this trick. My question is what do people do after it. It seems that it should be followed by a trick, otherwise why would you pull the coin out of the bag. It also seems to be a little silly to pull some coins out of your pocket if you kept one in a plastic bag.

I currently am doing a production of other coins. It's not interesting enough to explain, but it involves holding a half in finger palm in the hand that holds the bag. A shuttle pass .....
Poof-Daddy
View Profile
Inner circle
Considering Stopping At Exactly
4939 Posts

Profile of Poof-Daddy
After I hand out the quarter (quick switch covers the dirty part) I reach in my pocket and ditch the gaff while pulling out a small coin purse with 3 other quarters (and a little something special) to go right into "Imagination Coins". It is way simpler to get by with than people are making it seem. They are looking at the "quarter" and the bag with a penny in it while you are getting your next effect ready. NOTHING looks weird or out of the ordinary to a spec.
Cancer Sux - It is time to find a Cure

Don't spend so much time trying not to die that you forget how to live - H's wife to H on CSI Miami (paraphrased).






Smile Smile
Jefferson
View Profile
New user
58 Posts

Profile of Jefferson
Quote:
On Dec 31, 2016, Poof-Daddy wrote:
After I hand out the quarter (quick switch covers the dirty part) I reach in my pocket and ditch the gaff while pulling out a small coin purse with 3 other quarters (and a little something special) to go right into "Imagination Coins". It is way simpler to get by with than people are making it seem. They are looking at the "quarter" and the bag with a penny in it while you are getting your next effect ready. NOTHING looks weird or out of the ordinary to a spec.


That's a great idea. I used to do something similar. However, Bag 4 Life rings in a very powerful tool. I found it to be a shame to just put it in your pocket without using it more. I realize that their are DVDs with a lot of good effects, but most of them require more coins. I always found it weird that one would be in a bag while the other were just sitting in my pocket or in a purse.

I realize that I'm overthinking this, but I still wonder what people do with the coin after they pull it through the bag. I also think that, at some time, you should use the penny for something.

I'm looking forward to hearing some great ideas.
Taterini
View Profile
Special user
604 Posts

Profile of Taterini
I use it along with Nest of Wallets and also QB2... seems to flow pretty well and you get to leave them with a signed souvenir after the coin bend.
Poof-Daddy
View Profile
Inner circle
Considering Stopping At Exactly
4939 Posts

Profile of Poof-Daddy
Quote:
On Dec 31, 2016, Jefferson wrote:
I found it to be a shame to just put it in your pocket without using it more.


Just because you put it in your pocket between the two effects I do, doesn't mean you can't pull it right back out for the next effect if you choose to go on with that gaff. I use the small "pocket watch" inner pocket of my jeans for easy access later.
Cancer Sux - It is time to find a Cure

Don't spend so much time trying not to die that you forget how to live - H's wife to H on CSI Miami (paraphrased).






Smile Smile
Bill Hegbli
View Profile
Eternal Order
Fort Wayne, Indiana
22399 Posts

Profile of Bill Hegbli
If you are looking for small coin tricks using penny, nickel, or dime, check out Ross Bertram's books and DVDs.
warren
View Profile
Inner circle
uk
3258 Posts

Profile of warren
Well I actually tried this out whilst at work today and finished the effect by supposedly making the coin penetrate into my wallet which allowed me to switch the gaff in a subtle way.

The effect went down really well and the spectator was so interested in checking out the bag that I could have very easily switched the coin for an elephant and I don't think he would have noticed.

This got me to thinking though has the spectator ever asked if you can get the coin back into the bag again and if so how would you deal with it ?
Taterini
View Profile
Special user
604 Posts

Profile of Taterini
Quote:
On Feb 23, 2017, warren wrote:
This got me to thinking though has the spectator ever asked if you can get the coin back into the bag again and if so how would you deal with it ?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AANxKaalW-Q
Al Desmond
View Profile
Inner circle
Secret Mountain Lair in Conifer, Co
1462 Posts

Profile of Al Desmond
Quote:
On Feb 23, 2017, warren wrote:
Well I actually tried this out whilst at work today and finished the effect by supposedly making the coin penetrate into my wallet which allowed me to switch the gaff in a subtle way.

The effect went down really well and the spectator was so interested in checking out the bag that I could have very easily switched the coin for an elephant and I don't think he would have noticed.

This got me to thinking though has the spectator ever asked if you can get the coin back into the bag again and if so how would you deal with it ?


Unzip the zip lock bag and plop it in the bag Smile
Al Desmond
View Profile
Inner circle
Secret Mountain Lair in Conifer, Co
1462 Posts

Profile of Al Desmond
Quote:
On Nov 27, 2016, YLyoo wrote:
I have done this trick just twice, to amazing reactions.

I am a bit worried that eventually someone will ask to do examine the coin.

I do understand that the heat is off the coin (I do a coin roll) and everyone wants to examine the bag,

but I was wondering if anyone ever had this situation happen.

What would you do in such a situation?


After they "select" the coin they like, I ask them to hold out their hand, palm side up, I tell them to make a little table for me out of their hand.

As soon as I extract the coin, I place it right into their hand, for just a second or so, then I take the coin and drop the bag into the same hand.

At that point, I can just flash the coin, showing both sides and go to my pocket with it.

Placing the coin into their hand for a moment, takes a lot of the heat off the coin, since why would you place a gimmicked coin into the spectators hand.

At the point I take the coin and give them the bag, this changes their attention to the bag.

It's these small touches that throws the spectator off. Of course they are not consciously saying "He wouldn't put a gimmicked coin in my hand" any more than they are thinking "Oh, now I have the bag, let's forget about the extracted coin."

They are not consciously thinking this, but unconsciously, that's the steps that their brain goes though, in an instance.
jmagic
View Profile
Regular user
109 Posts

Profile of jmagic
Al, You have a great idea. Good thinking
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Trick coin trickery » » Bag4Life : has anyone been caught doing this? (1 Likes)
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2020 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.09 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL