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 Post subject: Clean coin vanish
PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:28 am 
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I wanted to ask if there is a away to end clean with the classic coin vanish so you can show both hands.
I just let them concentrate in my left hand while putting the coin in my back pocket but sometimes they see it.


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 Post subject: Re: Clean coin vanish
PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:40 pm 
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sweetai wrote:
I wanted to ask if there is a away to end clean with the classic coin vanish so you can show both hands.
I just let them concentrate in my left hand while putting the coin in my back pocket but sometimes they see it.


The way I like to vanish a coin is using BlackOut. You can use a pen or just snap your fingers and the coin is gone. Put the coin in your hand for all to see. Close your hand around it, snap your fingers or take a pen and tap on your hand and the coin is gone. You can do other coin effects using Blackout. I would highly recommend it. You can show both hands, perform in short sleeves and the coin or hand never goes to the pocket. Puzzles the edited out of people.


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 Post subject: Re: Clean coin vanish
PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:28 am 
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sweetai wrote:
I wanted to ask if there is a away to end clean with the classic coin vanish so you can show both hands.
I just let them concentrate in my left hand while putting the coin in my back pocket but sometimes they see it.


By "classic coin vanish" I assume you are referring to a simple false transfer, leaving you with one dirty hand. In my opinion, in this situation, your best friend is misdirection in all its various forms. There are countless ways to perform this type of classic routine. I prefer the "sucker" type vanishes when doing the false transfer based vanishes... these usually consist of at least one or two fake false transfers, and the coin is ditched/sleeved sometime before the last "transfer".

Here is a simple example of what I'm talking about that I will occasionally perform at gun point (usually for a younger and/or less skeptical audience). Take or borrow a coin and display it between your right index finger and thumb while showing your left hand empty. Say a few words to focus the attention on the hands and perform a fake false transfer from the right hand to the left. Extending the left hand I ask a spectator (usually farthest to my right) to blow on my left fist and slowly open the hand. Of course, nothing has happened and the coin is there. (This is the perfect point to insert humor; e.g. "Wait, I think I know why it didn't work... did you brush your teeth this morning?" etc.) Under this verbal misdirection (all the while making as much eye contact as possible), I will do a simple false transfer toss (or half shuttle pass) from my left hand to my right, retaining the coin in left finger palm. Under the guise of stroking my goatee, moustache, or itching my forehead with my "dirty" left hand, I will either sleeve the coin (if possible), put the coin on the brim of my fedora hat, or drop it in my breast pocket while moving the hand upward -- this is done while the focus is now on the "coin" in the supposed right fist, which I usually extend toward (either the same or different) spectator (depending on patter) while ditching with the left... all that is left at that point is the reveal.

Like I said, there are literally hundreds of ways to accomplish this classic effect without any gaffs or what not. If you are new to coin magic and are interested in this, I would suggest picking up Bobo's Modern Coin Magic if you haven't done so already.

Best Wishes,
Kyle

P.S. Another way to end "clean" and show both hands empty is to use some kind of handwashing technique (which I like to do occasionally). Of course, the drawback with this is that you cannot show both hands simultaneously because one hand is always dirty... but a good handwash to a layman will be very convincing ^_^


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:20 am 
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Greg Wilson's all-around vanish is the cleanest I've found w/o a gimmick.


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Wiped-clean sequences is what you're looking for.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:12 am 
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Iam just starting to get into coin magic, I allways been a card kind of guy and also like performing magic for kids. Anyways I pick up a few D.V.D's from Jay Sankey, these help me alot. I also have been reading reviews about Blackout. I just ordered it. It looks great.


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Classic Palm. All you EVER have to know for clean coin work.


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One of my favorite ways to ditch a coin is to drop it in the breast pocket (if I'm wearing a shirt that has one) while my dirty hand waves over the hand that apparently has the coin.

If that's not an option, Gregory Wilson's All Around Vanish is a good substitute as mentioned above.

I want to say there's an entire section of Bobo's book that talks about complete vanishes of coins, but I may be thinking of Michael Ammar's coin video. Both are good references, either way.


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Another way of completely vanishing a coin is doing a Spider kind of vanish (sucker vanish).
When I want to vanish a single coin and I will always do this kind of vanish, it creates the illusion in people's mind that you showed both hands empty in the same time.


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Im more of a card magician than a coin magician, but Revolutionary Coin Vanish is a great little trick that allows you to show both of your hands, takes large pockets though, Ive attempted this trick a couple times with shorts and ruined it for many a spectator, which is why Ive shelved the trick til it gets cooloer out.


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