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 Post subject: Hoppin Halves vs Copper and Silver
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:32 am 
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Okay, so Ive got a few coin tricks (Scotch and Soda, penny dime, 21 cents) and Im looking at getting either Hopping Halves or Copper and Silver. They appear to do about the same thing but Hopping Halves is quite a bit more expensive (johnson).

For those that have the tricks, is Hopping Halves that much better? Which would you recommend? Are they both worth getting? If so which one first? (My wife might have issues with me getting $100 in coin tricks in one purchase!)

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P.S. My audience is my 6 and 3 year old as well as pre teen nephews.


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It's only 60 dollars for the hopping half!!!!!


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Thats great,, but which one is better etc etc.... (see above)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:52 pm 
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Hopping Halves is superior in my opinion. If I were to pick between the two, it would be HH.

However, Copper/Silver is a little more comfortable to walk around with. There is a ton of material on it, and it's only a single coin which is hard to damage, and fairly inexpensive to replace if lost.

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I personally like HH better. BUT, 3 year olds won't really "get it". Take it from the father of a 4, 7, and 9 year old. The older ones definitely get it, but the 4 year old is impressed with a simple "french drop" and production behind the ear. Simple is better for kids under 5. Pre-teens are pretty curious, so the HH would work with them. A very nice routine for kids is"The matrix". This is visual for all ages, they don't have to know the difference between quarters and english pennies.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:22 pm 
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I think he's talking about the MM version of the Hopping Half, which is Gold and Silver, if I'm not mistaken. The ones that look like Mardi Gras coins. In that case, go with the Hopping Halves. They actually look like real coins.

If you were talking about the Copper/Silver coin, it's more of a utility than a trick itself.


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