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erictan8888
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Hi,

I recently saw a magician performing this effect:
he had a coin held in his right hand. He placed his left hand above his right hand, about 10 inches above. then the coin floated up into the left hand that was saboce his right hand. Its like the rising card effect, just done on a coin, and the coin rose about 10 inches in the air into his left hand!!!!

just need to know: what is the name of this effect? where can I learn this? I am guessing, but it seems like invisible elastic thread is used here... I am not sure, just guessing...

sorry for such a simple question, I am a newbie in coin magic....

thanks for yiour help
eric Smile
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Imperistan
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It is called the Muscle pass, and it is pure sleigth of hand. Search around the internet, and you will find the explanation. Needs much Practice

Imperistan

[Edit: Stupid Questions don't exist, once I didn't know that too, and I had to learn it too, so ask everything you want, but search the forum. Much question are already answered.
Dark
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You can learn it at coinvanish.com, go into the foundations section. It one of those sleights where its easy for some and impossible for others.

Good luck.
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I have a question... what do you mean by actually the coin "floating"? Are we sure what Eric saw was a muscle pass? Usually the muscle pas is referred to as "falling up" becuase it does pop up very quickly.... I wouldn't call it floating up.

How fast did the coin "float up".... ? There are effects using IT that may make a coin appear to actually float... I have a gimmicked coin that is designed to work with IT called "Quarter Flight" The coin actully foats...

That may have been what you saw Eric...
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erictan8888
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Hi,

the floating up was pretty slow... it didn't seem like the coin was shot up... and I could still see the spining of the coin as it rose slowly up...

does this sound like the muscle pass?

eric Smile
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Jonathan Townsend
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Slowly rose up... wow. There are things in the books on IT for doing that. Perhaps you might start there. That is usually done with a dollar bill though. Smile
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On 2004-07-04 18:29, erictan8888 wrote:
I could still see the spining of the coin as it rose slowly up...


If the coin was spinning like a Frisbee (flat) this is a pretty standard IT trick.

You can spin a quarter and make a quarter float.
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I think it probably was still the muscle pass - but if you move the upper hand away from the lower hand, and drop the lower hand after you shoot it, it gives the illusion that the coin moves more slowly...(just a hunch)...btw, I can't do the muscle pass for my life. The BEST I can get it is about 4 inches Smile

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It sounds like the muscle pass. If I go between twelve and eighteen inches the coin seems to move a lot more slowly (in fact, when I'm asked to do it again, slowly, this is what I do). At my peak I was getting up to twenty four inches, and that looks very slow...

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I agree with Dan, Most likely what you saw is an IT effect.

The muscle pass is well worth learning however. I don't do it professionally, but have fun with it from time to time performing for friends... I can only get it up about 12 inches... and sometimes I can't get it up at all.

Dan's website has a great explaination. Add lots of practice and you have a great effect!
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If you could see the coin spinning and it was really slow, chances are it was not a muscle pass.
erictan8888
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It wasn't spinning like a frisbee, it was spinning like the muscle pass Dan did, but only slightly slower.

so I guess it should have been the muscle pass, what else could it have been?

any idea?

eric Smile
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