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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:56 am 
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Hi everyone. I'm really interested in coin magic and would like to hear from more experienced people what I should get. I can't spend over 50 dollars though.
I would really like to get the raven but could someone tell me what the different versons are like and if the deluxe verson is worth it. also I'm 14 and I need to know if it will not fit right. I've heard people say that it's difficult for young people to handle correctly.
I also would really like some gimmicked coins any suggestions? Should I just get the raven deluxe kit and modern coin magic for now???
And are mini coins too mini??? well you know what i mean! :wink:


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If your interested in coin magic then you want to start off learning sleights instead of gimmicks IMO. Leave the raven for a while and pick up J.B. Bobos 'Modern Coin magic' It is a great book for about ten dollars and it's also where alot of proffesional coin workers got started. Something that would complement that book very well Is Jay Noblezada's 'In The Begginning There Were Coins' DVD. You can get both of them for under $50 and they will teach the core sleights and some great routines that will be more practical and more entertaining than the 'Raven'.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:52 pm 
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Expert coin magic made easy Vol. one (david roth)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:42 pm 
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Didn't he say he wanted 'gimmicked' coins??


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:00 pm 
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First revelation77 , as it says in my original post I am planning to get modern coin magic. After I learn those slieghts though I think that some gimmick would be a nice change of pace to through in to my routine, however any coin magic (books, dvds, downloads, ect.) that you suggest I will look into.

How are the coins that come with the deluxe raven are they good enough for general coin magic or should I get the raven and then get a few different coins?

Finally what are shim shells and whats it mean if they're blank. I under stand you probably can't say to much but what can and can't you do with them?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:09 pm 
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Once you really have the sleights down pat I'd suggest Revolutionary Coin Magic. It teaches some good stuff though advanced.


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I think that it would be best to start learning the basics of coin magic before you start doing anything else with coins. Modern Coin Magic, like you mentioned, is a great book to get. It has a whole lot of information in it. Also, In the Beginning There Were Coins is another great thing to get. It's a great DVD that is well taught.


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The Raven, IMO, is a great product. However, and I know you're already planning on doing this, but I'm just reinforcing the idea, that you learn the core essentials in Bobo's first. I didn't, and it hasn't really hurt me as my main performance genre is cards, but I wish I would have started with Bobo's. The Raven is a "one size fits all" kind of deal, so you shouldn't have a problem with it.


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Thank you you've all been very helpful. :D :D :D


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