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 Post subject: Can you bite a dime, penny, etc.
PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2004 3:46 pm 
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i was performing coin bite for someone and they asked if i could bite a different coin. what should i do when this happens?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2004 4:20 pm 
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i use this all the time. when you first ask for the coin, say " something about the alloy in quarters is weird and i tried this once." obviously the alloy in the other ones doesnt work, RIGHT :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2004 4:20 pm 
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say yes but i need a monkey here to do it with me!!!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2004 9:26 pm 
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Say: "Don't you know that they put tracking devices on those(that's why they keep the coins with lesser worth in circulation) coins? If I tried to bite those, either the feds will be after me, or I'll get an electric shock!"


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2004 5:05 pm 
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I would just say no, its to small, and thats it.


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I would just say no, its to small, and thats it.


I have done this but they still say "you're a fake."


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 4:39 pm 
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thethorn126 wrote:
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I would just say no, its to small, and thats it.


I have done this but they still say "you're a fake."

Well then maybe just walk away, or say no and thats it.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2004 10:27 am 
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This is where a lot of magicians come to an argument....... You shouldn't perform the coin bite in a haphazard manner. It should almost be tiring, or physically straining. Before performing explain the whole "alloy in the quarter" thing. That way when you are done the trick, it won't seem so bad when you say you can't do it with another..... you won't have said it at the end, so it won't seem like you are backing out of a challenge.... you have already addressed the situation before it even came up.
Then rub your teeth or something and make it look like you have just completed an almost superhuman feat of strength and that it would be ridiculous to try and do it again, much less with a different coin!
Here all of your bases are covered before the question was even asked!!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2004 10:34 am 
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you shouldn 't argue with your spectadors. ''No''

if you are going to be able to perform with them, you need to know to handle them.

you can find alot of excuses when they ask you this.

just say something like mentioned above.. ''you know.. you may find it weird but I can only bite a hlaf dollar; it 's one of those strange things I can never explain myself''
-MB


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2004 2:58 pm 
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Just say, "Sorry, a good magician never repeats a trick." Then go on to do something even more impressive, but not with coins. Ghost Bills, or Hundy 500, or your favorite card trick.

Robert V Frazier


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2004 4:54 pm 
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I say bite the darn thing!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 7:51 pm 
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say i dont like other coins they tast a lot more disgusting


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 8:22 pm 
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what's wrong with just biting it? you don't have to bite off a chunk, just bite it as a gag.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 6:55 am 
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Robert_V_Frazier wrote:
Just say, "Sorry, a good magician never repeats a trick." Then go on to do something even more impressive, but not with coins. Ghost Bills, or Hundy 500, or your favorite card trick.

Robert V Frazier


"Once is magic, twice is a lesson"


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2004 10:52 pm 
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This simple, when they say "can you do it with a dime," you respond, "Can YOU do it with a dime.... thought so."


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