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Jordini
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This looks GREAT on DVD. I'm definatley thinking of buying it. Any comments would be appriciated, but my main question is this. Is there anywhere you can buy this with the needed equipment, so you don't have to pay 30-40 bucks JUST on the coins? (Like a package deal?)
Mark Butcher
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You could always buy some brass washers at a hardware/home improvement store and polish them up. They would work just fine.

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Jordini,
This is not exactly what you are looking for, but here is a link:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......31&0

It is a review of the overall lecture, but I can tell you that Charming Chinese Challenge was a nice effect.
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Joanne's fabric store sells a ribbon that has a tape measure printed on it that goes nicely with the hardware brass washer theme. The ribbon is a little wide ( I'm still looking for something thinner), but it will work. Perhaps "Hardware Hijinx" could be an option for those who own the dvd or Destroyers and know the handling.
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Jordini - No set exists, as far as I know. The routine is great, and is excellent for walk-around, as well as stand-up. Any hole coins will work, and you can sometimes find East Africa 10 cent coins for cheap (these are excellent for the routine, as they are thin, like the Sasco coins Troy uses.) I like Papua New Guinea 1 Kina coins, because of the design on the coin, but they are thicker and larger than a half dollar. Good luck -
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Those east africa coins are good. I have seen them for around 4.00 each. Just to play with, I bought Japanese yen coins that are about nickel size. Besides being very small, they have a raised edge that makes them tough to slide around. From a coin shop,I was able to buy some real chinese coins that are about quarter size and weight. They were 2.50 each. Also, the very thin chinese "feng shuei"(sp) coins seem too lightweight to handle well.
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Troy Hooser sells the DVD and the coins at a good price, but you will never get the coins for "free."

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Jordini
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So this is definatley worth picking up?
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Quote:
On 2004-09-28 17:23, Jordini wrote:
So this is definatley worth picking up?


Yes.
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It READS good, but is there anywheres we can see a video demo?
Everybody wants to beleive.....we just help them along.
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Hocus-Pocus might have a demo. And yes, this trick is great. I use the half dollar size coins close up, and I found great larger than dollar size chinese coins that I use for a stage/parlor version.
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If you watch all of the material on the DVD you'll find an absolutely awesome opening phase from Shoot Ogawa. It only uses three coins, so as you reveal the first penetration you have a ton of cover to steal the extra coin.

I think this is the best combination. Shoot's phase one combined with Troy's second and third phases. It's pretty frightening.
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The Mighty Fool:

Troy Hooser, as well as many other guys, and even I use this all the time for my proffesional shows.

It is a great effect that is very amazing, and solid stuff.

Get it.
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I agree that Shoot's contribution to this effect is amazing.
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It's also nice that you can extend the routine if the audience is really into it with Apollo's phase and adding Troy's other handlings.
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billfromoregon
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This is definitely a great routine - very strong, but not too technically demanding. Shoot's opening is killer, but I can't get it to work with the Sasco coins (too slippery for me), which is one reason I prefer the East Africa or 1 Kina coins. You won't be disppointed with this -
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I second that, Bill. This is a very strong effect! People really freak because some of the magic happens in their own hands! Always a great plus.
Jordini
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Alright, I couldn't stand it anymore. I bought it. (Haven't opened it yet).
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Jordini,

My girlfriend just got back from Tanzania in Africa (East Africa).

While she was there she brought back a bunch of coins with holes in them. They WERE expensive. About 3-4 dollars each as someone mentioned above. They are not as big as chinese coins but man do they ever look good.

I'd strongly suggest going with coins like these because they have a much more authentic look than the gaffs you'll buy...just my $0.02
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I routine this with Hooser's "A Touch of Brass" and it makes a pleasing sequence.

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