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Richard Lucas
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Can anyone purchased this effect give a hard review? I'm considering buying this but before I plung 1,000 bucks I'd need some honest reviews and comments on ease/difficulty of moves. You can respond here, or send me a PM.

This is probably the most expensive coin trick out there so I am making certain assumptions why it is so expensive.
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Hi Richard,

This may be of some help :

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......orum=109

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I know hocus pocus has a video demo of it.
Might help you decide.
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I saw Dean do this at his shop. I thought oh another coin matrix...then the coins started appearing and appearing and..
It was freakin unbelivable!!!!
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I have read you mentioned somewhere you are not very experienced in cointricks. Well in that case I would not recommend it. It is not very easy (nor paticularly difficult).
consider this:
-Do you have a venue to perform it (formal close-up)?
-are you in control of your audience? No grabbers allowed.
-Do you know some more conventional related routines, like matrix, chinc-a-chinc, shadowcoins, translocation? This routine builds on that.
-Calculate to buy a Dean Dill close-up mat as well. If you perform a routine of this caliber go for the best. The mat is a seriously beautiful investment for all of your (formal) close-up work.
-I think a routine like this benefits from some well thought out presentation. I have heard magicians scowl "kids with rich parents who perform 1000$ cointricks".

Oh, in case you wonder, yes I perform it and I love it.
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One more point Richard. I certainly do not count you as a "kid with rich parents". But I mentioned that because it pains me to see such a beautiful routine from a wonderful creator gets this label.
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On 2004-09-17 18:11, Dan LeFay wrote:
One more point Richard. I certainly do not count you as a "kid with rich parents". But I mentioned that because it pains me to see such a beautiful routine from a wonderful creator gets this label.


Wha???????
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If you want to look like you are performing the most 'trick coin' trick ever created, yeah go ahead and buy it.

I would LOVE to see Dil do this for an audience of laymen. Do you think they might want to look at some of those coins? Just a little bit?

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Is this really worth 1000 dollars
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On 2004-09-17 20:30, gentleman wrote:
Is this really worth 1000 dollars


Cry....


Read the posts.

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The two past winners of the WMS Teen Challenge closed with EXPLOSION and KOd the audiences.

I see Dean demo this at his shop often and it never fails.

If you know how much work there was to make this you would realize it is not that expensive.

RE=READ LeFay.
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I do coin work,I know about every (almost)kind of gaff.
I thought the coins were coming up out of the mat,they were'nt.
It is a shocking production of coins that will stun
anyone who sees it.
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This sounds interesting..
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On 2004-09-17 19:06, mentalism101 wrote:
If you want to look like you are performing the most 'trick coin' trick ever created, yeah go ahead and buy it.

I would LOVE to see Dil do this for an audience of laymen. Do you think they might want to look at some of those coins? Just a little bit?

Scott


I have worked with Dean Dill at fancy private parties in Malibu as well as at corporate events in upscale hotels and other places.

Dean's magic is killer for laymen, and the "Explosion" creates jaw drop amazement from everyone that witnesses it. Normal people do not think the method involves trick coins--only magicians do.

I don't work with a mat, but usually circulate working out of my pockets. Dean sets up a "station" with his wheeled table and does coin magic and Dean's Box and other beautiful things. That is one of the reasons that our acts don't conflict and we can work together well.

I have always admired Dean's performances and creations very much. If I worked at a table more often, I would definitely want to do this incredible trick, which I think is an amazing bargain at the price he offers it.
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Greetings Richard;
I'll add in my two cents worth for whatever it is worth to you.
You should be prepared to spend roughly three months of work to master this great effect properly.
Some think the price is high, but when you see the coins that you get, and add up what individually these would be, you find that the price is truely justified.
You can certainly get a few gimmicked coins and do a similar looking effect, but it will not be as clean, complete or as staggering as this is.
I do believe that all of us who own this, out of respect for Dean and his magic, do not want to tip what exactly you are getting. But I will say this, give Dean a call, he is a heck of a nice guy, and he will tell you what you are getting for your money.
Lastly, to tell you how good this is...Have you seen one for sale lately??...Exactly! It is good, but be prepared to spend some time with it.
All the Best
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I am not a coin guy but would like to see the demo if theres one on the web. thanks
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Here you go Owen :

http://www.hocus-pocus.com/static/clips/explosioxn.rm

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It's a great effect...No question about that, but $1000??? What are you paying for? The secret or the gimmick!?!
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Both, and a really awesome routine.

Best,
Brad
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For those complaining about the price:

Jamie Schoolcraft, the man that makes these sets, also sells a regular old "Expanded Shell" walking liberty for:

$60 dollars
A "cut down" Un-expanded shell from him will run you $150.

If you add up all the individual gaffs for this routine, the total is about $1080, and that is not even counting the extra special nature of the gaffs and how they all work together.


I'm just saying that the gaffs alone cost over $1000, and that isn't even factoring in the secret, the routine, and the thinking that went into this.

I think this routine should have easily gone for $1500 or $2000, for the thinking, the secret and the gaffs you are getting a bargain for $1000.
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