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Just one other thing to say. Vanishing Inc advertise this as requiring "no magnets, elastic (or anything else!) attached to the coin". While this is true for the majority of the effects shown in the advertising video, there is one vanish for which this is not the case and it does require something attached to the coin.

I do wonder whether Vanishing should be more accurate in their wording. However, as the vast majority of effects do not require any kinds of attachments, magnet etc, I think it's fair comment by them. The one vanish which uses an attachment is not one I would use in the real world, which is acknowledged in the tutorial. For video it looks great, but the setup makes it impractical for me in live situations.

Don't be put off by the above. The vast majority of what can be done is simply with a coin and the gimmick, which looks easy to use. I'll update when I receive the gimmick in a few days' time but I'm highly confident this gimmick will work well.
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Interesting. It says Catch by Vanishing Inc now.
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Great review. I've actually been toying around with creating a gimmick like this for years but never did. Oh well. I don't think it would have been nearly as good as this looks from the instructional download. I just may have to start wearing a watch again.
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Looks great. I am curious about the exact dimensions of the gimmick. Just viewing the official video, I can see some flashing. I would think a wide band would work better, or not. I have a watch band that is very wide, 1.25", like a cuff really. Just wondering if this gimmick will work with such. Thanks for any details on sizing. -JP
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The thing is I never wear a watch and I only perform smartly dressed so I do the the same thing by sleeving. I just borrow or use a UK 10p that are made with a steel core and have a sweat band with a magnet built in just before my elbow. That gives me 2 options vanish as per the demo or fake pretend to pull on the sleeve holding the coin (indicating subconsciously nothing up my sleeve) French drop then immediately fake pull on the other sleeve now holding the coin which in the process holds out the coin on the back of my sleeve. Although this looks a clever gadget to me there is only one place the coin can be under a great big f..c. o.f contraption under your watch.
Sure looks interesting but I doubt many pros will use this in the real world as vanishing a singular coin is bread and butter stuff and normally just a small part of the bigger routine imo Gaz 😊
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My only concern: does it make sense to put a gimmick on a spot that laymen would normally point to at first after a coin has vanished when wearing a watch?
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Can it vanish just a quarter shell or is it too light?
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On May 27, 2021, SimonTheSorcerer wrote:
My only concern: does it make sense to put a gimmick on a spot that laymen would normally point to at first after a coin has vanished when wearing a watch?



Good point. I think, as with all vanishes (all palms, sleeving, TTs, my own blackout coins) it's best to either do a transposition or reproduce the coin without too much of a delay. No matter how clean you are, you never want people looking you up and down asking 'where did it go?' The signed coin to pocket is brilliant. Regarding the question of the gimmick flashing (it does) but way you show your hands the very subtly exposed gimmick isn't seen.
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On May 27, 2021, Gaz Lawrence wrote:
The thing is I never wear a watch and I only perform smartly dressed so I do the the same thing by sleeving. I just borrow or use a UK 10p that are made with a steel core and have a sweat band with a magnet built in just before my elbow. That gives me 2 options vanish as per the demo or fake pretend to pull on the sleeve holding the coin (indicating subconsciously nothing up my sleeve) French drop then immediately fake pull on the other sleeve now holding the coin which in the process holds out the coin on the back of my sleeve. Although this looks a clever gadget to me there is only one place the coin can be under a great big f..c. o.f contraption under your watch.
Sure looks interesting but I doubt many pros will use this in the real world as vanishing a singular coin is bread and butter stuff and normally just a small part of the bigger routine imo Gaz 😊


I think you're right. I look at this a bit like fickle nickel. in the long run, probably not worth the effort, especially if you don't normally wear a watch. But it does look pretty *** good. A hair cleaner than the vanish of single coin using pure sleight of hand.
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Already out of stock.
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Already out of stock.


seems to be in stock at https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/
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When the coin is vanished, are there any restrictions to hand motion? Could I, for example, do the vanish, go on to do something else, and then reproduce the coin? Is there a risk of it falling out?
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When the coin is vanished, are there any restrictions to hand motion? Could I, for example, do the vanish, go on to do something else, and then reproduce the coin? Is there a risk of it falling out?


Yes, there is a restriction. It's certainly possible to do something else but you would have to be mindful of a specific hand/arm movement which would release the coin
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The way he shows his hands empty looks pretty much like the way you show your empty hands after a watch vanish.
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Is it possible to take the watch off w/o revealing the gimmick or quickly palm it off? I wear a Turner Watch and love the look of this, but want to make sure that I could still perform the Turner effect with this added on.
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Yes you can still perform the TW effect. The gimmick just slips under your watch.
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Yes you can still perform the TW effect. The gimmick just slips under your watch.


In order to use the TW you need to take it off your wrist, so the question is how easy will it be to take your watch on and off with this thing hiding under the band.
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I was wondering why this looked so familiar. I actually release a version of this vanish through the magic estate in 2014. Coin through nose with Tyler. ( not a plug ) Joshua jay also has something from penguin way back with “corner” I believe. ( also uncredited ) The gimmick for Catch is too bulky for my liking. That’s probably because I’m use to a much thinner gimmick ( that I created back in 2010 ) As for the restrictions on the Catch gimmick. The mouth is too wide IMO. Causing the coin to fall out when putting your arm down in a normal position. There is absolutely a way to prevent this from happening and you can move your arm freely without fear of the coin falling out also retrieving it at any time. I know. I know. My post may come off as a bit bias. It is. Because I’ve been performing this vanish for over 10 years and I have a lot of pride and experience with this Specific style of vanish.
The gimmick itself is pretty cool but, just prefer to have more control. Which is why I’m sticking to what I’ve been using.

Marcus Eddie has my upmost respect. The man has created so many necessary effects and added a great wealth of knowledge to our community. He also has the greatest smile 😊 in the magic industry.

Just my 2 cents
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On May 30, 2021, Lonnie_Lyerla wrote:

Marcus Eddie...has the greatest smile 😊 in the magic industry.



Certainly can’t argue about Marcus’s smile. Talk about being able to light up a room!
That is no doubt his superpower.
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