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 Post subject: Looking for some coin tricks
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:05 pm 
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Hi quite new to coin magic, but atm i'm waiting to receive some coin magic i ordered. I ordered HKD Coinshells, HKD Scotch and Soda, and a HKD coin bite.

Now heres the question i'm trying to find some more coin magic tricks to buy, that doesn't really require much sleight of hand like the above products i'm receiving, can anyone name some or think of any coin tricks that would it this criteria? Pretty i'm guessing i want gaffs haha since that i don't want much sleight to be involved.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:09 pm 
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Well, it depends on what you mean by sleight of hand and a lot.

I feel that learning a good classic palm is essential and not that hard to get down, just time consuming.

With a classic palm and about 20 other moves from Bobo, you can do almost everything possible.

In addition to which, J.B. Bobo's book Modern Coin Magic teaches a lot of self-working stuff that rocks too.

So, yeah. Other than that, I can reccomend Sankey's DVDs on coin magic. He has some REALLY good thinking and stuff for ALL skill levels.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:44 pm 
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Don't start with Sankey.

If you're beginning, I would lean less towards the gimmick and practice the sleight of hand. I love using gimmicks, but the best coin magic is done by combining both sleight of hand and gimmicks. Since you ordered a Shell, S&S, and Coin Bite, I think you're good on gimmicks for a little.

Modern Coin Magic by J.B. Bobo is essential.

I would get David Roth's Expert Coin Magic Made Easy, Michael Ammar's Complete Intro to Coin Magic, or David Stone's Basic Coin Magic Volume 1 and Volume 2

If you're looking for more information on the gimmicks you just named, I would recommend the World's Greatest Magic series.
-Expanded Shell
-Scotch and Soda
-Folding Coin

If you're ever looking to get more gimmicks, here are some I recommend.
-Gravity Flipper Coin
-Silver Copper Brass Transposition
-Copper Silver Coin


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:54 pm 
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magicman4646 wrote:
Don't start with Sankey.

If you're beginning, I would lean less towards the gimmick and practice the sleight of hand. I love using gimmicks, but the best coin magic is done by combining both sleight of hand and gimmicks. Since you ordered a Shell, S&S, and Coin Bite, I think you're good on gimmicks for a little.

Modern Coin Magic by J.B. Bobo is essential.

I would get David Roth's Expert Coin Magic Made Easy, Michael Ammar's Complete Intro to Coin Magic, or David Stone's Basic Coin Magic Volume 1 and Volume 2

If you're looking for more information on the gimmicks you just named, I would recommend the World's Greatest Magic series.
-Expanded Shell
-Scotch and Soda
-Folding Coin

If you're ever looking to get more gimmicks, here are some I recommend.
-Gravity Flipper Coin
-Silver Copper Brass Transposition
-Copper Silver Coin


I totally agree with this post. Sankey is NOT a good place to start. A lot of what he does is INSANELY difficult if not impossible for a beginner.

I've been working on his mister clean coins across for a long time and still have some trouble with parts of it!!

Ted


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I don't find Sankey's coin stuff hard... Some of it is, but a lot of it (Shake and Bake from Front Row Sankey, Piggy Bag from Kaleidoscope, etc.) is really easy and effective.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:24 pm 
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Hi thanks or the replies looks like I'll just have to get Bobo's modern coin magic. Also just one last question would Bobo's Modern Coin Magic have heaps o methods for coin switches? This is just for the coin bite and maybe i can use it for mercuring or himber ring switches ^^

Also thanks looks like i got most the coin gaffs that i really wanted.


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Plenty o' Coin switches my friend.

Fantastic book. You need it and will be glad you bought it.


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Fantastic book. You need it and will be glad you bought it.


Amen.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for some coin tricks
PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:37 am 
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Yano wrote:
Hi quite new to coin magic, but atm i'm waiting to receive some coin magic i ordered. I ordered HKD Coinshells, HKD Scotch and Soda, and a HKD coin bite.

Now heres the question i'm trying to find some more coin magic tricks to buy, that doesn't really require much sleight of hand like the above products i'm receiving, can anyone name some or think of any coin tricks that would it this ...



Where'd you hear that shell work doesn't require much sleight of hand? You may be in for a big surprise. Shells are something to pick up after you have learned the foundations of coin magic and decided to really commit to it; they're not really something to get involved with if you are new to coin magic.

As has been said, get Modern Coin Magic -- the New Modern Coin Magic, if you can afford it. Consider David Roth's Expert Coin Magic Made Easy DVD set for a very good visual supplement to Bobo. Stay away from Sankey et al until you have built a solid foundation from these sources; degree of difficulty aside, it'd just be a distraction.


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If you want really easy effects using an Expanded Shell, pick up Shellraiser. If you don't know any sleights, World's Greatest Magic may be a little complicated. Shellraiser is aimed at the beginner.\

-Shellraiser


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