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 Post subject: Hacky Sack...Coins ???
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:02 pm 
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Don't know if I am spelling this right, but just saw something interesting.

I saw a youngster playing with a coin, using his hand and feet. He would kick the coin up and catch it on the palm of his hand, flip it up and catch it with his palm down hand .(on the flat fingers) Then he would flip it up and catch it with his foot and repeat the process....

He called it skirl. Skirling? (Again not sure of the spelling, sorry)

Any of our younger magicians(or oldies like me) heard of it?
Anyone know the "official" name of this skill?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:05 pm 
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I didnt know it had a name. But I have seen people "perform" it before. Its rather interesting to watch.


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I haven't seen it or heard of it. Sounds like it would be a cool flourish with your coin routine.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:31 am 
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DavidTheCryptic wrote:
I didnt know it had a name. But I have seen people "perform" it before. Its rather interesting to watch.


I have seen Hacky Sack demonstrations many times, but this young gentleman was using an Eisenhower Dollar (Coin). When I asked him what he called this flourish...he said Skirl. I too, have never heard of this. Basically, I was wondering if in fact "Skirl" is an official name for this skill. And secondly, the correct spelling for Skirl.

Anybody else know or heard of this?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:03 am 
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bLiNdSiDe wrote:
DavidTheCryptic wrote:
I didnt know it had a name. But I have seen people "perform" it before. Its rather interesting to watch.


I have seen Hacky Sack demonstrations many times, but this young gentleman was using an Eisenhower Dollar (Coin). When I asked him what he called this flourish...he said Skirl. I too, have never heard of this. Basically, I was wondering if in fact "Skirl" is an official name for this skill. And secondly, the correct spelling for Skirl.

Anybody else know or heard of this?
I put skirl on google but this is what came up. skirl (skûrl)
v. skirled, skirl·ing, skirls
v.intr.
To produce a high, shrill, wailing tone. Used of bagpipes.
v.tr.
To play (a piece) on bagpipes.
n.
1. The shrill sound made by the chanter pipe of bagpipes.
2. A shrill wailing sound: "The skirl of a police whistle split the stillness" Sax Rohmer.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:33 pm 
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Hi,

I received Showoff with Coins (PROMO) 2 DVDs from Penquin about 3 weeks ago and in there is a short discription of kicking a coin off the side of your foot into your hand. I have not had a chance to work on it but I will for sure. I think it would look funny too, an old guy hackysacking a coin.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:17 pm 
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I only mention this skill of hacky sacking a coin around...as I believe it would be great to build an entire act around these flourishes. Combining other coin manipulations and related coin productions, together with the "skirling" would make a very inventive Magic Act.

If an up and coming Magician was proficient in Coin Magic, as well as the skill I have described...well, an act like that, would gain critical acclaim from the Magic Community.

It's definitely, something, worth thinking about.

As for myself...it's difficult for an old dog to learn new tricks. 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 4:35 am 
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Hacky Sack is actually a sport called footbag. Most people probably wouldn't care, but it's such an amazing sport I thought I'd mention that. I used to play footbag a lot and I had gotten decent at it. I have also played around with the idea of playing footbag with a quarter/coin. I'm all for stalls. :P


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