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On Feb 7, 2023, vinsmagic wrote:
LOL IT IS EASIER FOR METO SEE, AND IM NOT YELLING OR SCREAMING AT ANY ONE I TRY TO USE THE LOWERE CASE

Because for me - and I imagine I'm not the only one - it's actually harder for me to see.

For me too.
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I wasn't going for controversy, I legitimately just happen to notice that some people prefer to use the all caps. I think Martin Lewis used to do it too. Never assumed any tone by it, just that it's some people's preference.
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I wonder if speech to text could work on here, though? I have lots of vision impaired family, including a completely blind daughter, that would be a nice feature.
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Https://youtu.be/ODScfhYKjyc
crimp-ology by the godfather of magic
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crimp-ology by the godfather of magic

Great job! Thank you Vinny.
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Vinny,

I just watched your two videos, the one-hand matrix and the two jokers plus coins. I liked them both. And the matrix floored me! I've been studying several matrix routines, and I still have no idea how you did it. Wow! And I liked the way your hands danced to the music.


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Gjo, you wrote: "Minimal finger movement of the vanishing hand is remarkable in Al's video.

Dr. Rubinstein's technique is similarly excellent.

So much depends (apparently) on the beginning position of the fingers: their bend, positional relation to each other, etc.

Much of what makes each vanish nearly undetectable is often unexplained, and only discerned by careful study of the techniques (particularly in videos).

I know this isn't unusual for well-practiced coin workers, but it's challenging to attain for me."


As someone who has the same difficulties with cards, and is just starting on coins, I found your thoughts very intriguing. Jon Townsend replied to you and recommended a couple of promising-sounding books. In case this might help someone, the full titles of the books are:


Al Schneider on Coins

and

The Theory and Practice of Magic Deception.


Both are in print.


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Vinny,

I just watched your two videos, the one-hand matrix and the two jokers plus coins. I liked them both. And the matrix floored me! I've been studying several matrix routines, and I still have no idea how you did it. Wow! And I liked the way your hands danced to the music.


Bob


I want to take the time here to say that Vinny is cut from the old cloth and is just an exceptional all around close up magician.

He is as good with cards as you see him with coins, with anything really. He is a real life worker, and is one heckuva magic creator as well. He is absolutely prolific, and regularly fools even the best magicians. He’s as well rounded a magi as any of the best out there. Believe me, if any of them sat down with him (and many of the best have) they’d learn a lesson or two from this old dodger. What you see him do on video, he can do right in front of you and you will experience the same amazement…Believe me, I’ve been there right up close. On top of that, he is a wealth of magical information and knows and is known by everybody that is anybody in the art. I’m proud to say that he has certainly been an important part of my journey. Just my 2 cents.
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Vinny and Marion,


Has Vinny published his one-hand matrix?


Thanks,


Bob
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Marion thank you so much for the kind words at my age
my hands no longer are the same I still try,,,,,,,
I'm still blessed at my age I can still perform but not as I once was.

without magic there would be nothing so I keep going .. ill be 84 in may I told bob g to contact me and ill share my crimping technique with him I cn still teach.
and marion you are a friend for life your coin work has put you with the best magicians on this planet, because your magic is real and right in their faces every one loves your work..........,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Smooth
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Hi everybody,


I wanted to revive one of the questions I asked in my OP. I was concerned that spectators might find it odd when the magi rotates the cards ninety degrees in Al Schneider's Matrix. Michael (Rubenstein), you did refer me to one video where Al gives a justification -- he says "neatness counts." In other performances that I've seen, he turns the cards without comment -- which I think is better than that particular comment.


My question for people who have performed this: am I overly worried about this action? Maybe it just flies by spectators?


Thanks again,


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I’d say, yes. It does fly by specs either which way you do it. Sorta like ice cream to small children, it don’t matter whether it’s cheap ice cream from the grocery store or premium hand scooped from an ice cream parlor, or something like that. Smile
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I think the turning of the cards is an unnecessary action. That is why I came up with the No Pickup move, so the cards do not need to be turned.
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Thanks for your flavorful reply, Marion. Smile So maybe this isn't a big issue.


Mike, where can I learn your No Pickup Move? (I do have your Encyclopedia of Coin Magic.) I know that you have matrix-like routines of your own, but, since Schneider's Matrix is the version I'm most familiar with, could your move be used in Al's routine in place of the pickup move?

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Many thanks for all the help you're giving me.


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In order to use it, the structure of the routine would need to change. You can find the move in my book, Rubinstein Coin Magic, my Penguin Live dvds downloads, and the NYCMS dvd series dvds or downloads. Also my lecture dvds.it might be in the Encyclopedia of Coin Sleights, but I don't remember what's on that.
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I downloaded your Creative Coin Magic (1986) from Meir Yedid (sp?). The matrix-like effect that you perform is nice and clean. (I've seen a later performance with an entertaining story about Times Square.) But I think I'll make things too complicated for myself if I try to combine your move with the Schneider matrix. So I guess I'll just live with the 90 degree rotation. Thanks...
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You probably saw this one, from my Castle Act...
https://youtu.be/whG4lSNN4dI
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