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 Post subject: Where do I find a good expanded shell??
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:20 pm 
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I would love to get a expanded shell soon but the only brands I can find are Tango and Sasco. The reviews for sasco are terrible and I don't know a lot about Tango but the Pict on the product review looked gaffed even though it probably is better than the actually coin. Can anyone recomend a coin that, if possible is on Penguin. I know johnson coins are the best but I can't find them here. :(


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:24 pm 
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Tango's coins are the best you'll find on Penguin. Johnson's are the best outside of the custom.


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I prefer Jamie school craft coins.


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I don't have any gaffed coins yet but I have read some reviews for different makers and as far as I have heard, the best gaff coins come from Jamie Schoolcraft and Todd Lassen followed by Roy Kueppers and Johnson. You can ,of course, order from their sites, but I don't know what mass dealers you can get them from. My suggestion...... GOOGLE.


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Lassen and Schoolcraft are really expensive. If you're not a professional performer, Johnson and Tango are fine. I use all Johnson props with the exception of a Gravity Flipper. The coins are cheaper and work just as well. I do plan on buying a Copper Silver Brass, but only because I like his coins more.


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I just bought a Johnson Expanded Shell, and it is awesome.
A Johnson shell will easily last a lifetime, and it will work just fine for a novice, intermediate, and (as far as I'm concerned) a professional.

Jamie Schoolcraft and Todd Lassen coins are higher quality, but really aren't ESSENTIAL to get the job done well.

Go for Johnson. It's right in-between the high and low, which is perfect. :wink:


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Thanks everyone it's really been helpful but what is tango quality like?


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exodus wrote:
Lassen and Schoolcraft are really expensive. If you're not a professional performer, Johnson and Tango are fine. I use all Johnson props with the exception of a Gravity Flipper. The coins are cheaper and work just as well. I do plan on buying a Copper Silver Brass, but only because I like his coins more.
So are you saying that tango is as good as johnson? I wouldn't know, but i've just heard that tango is in between sasco and johnson while leaning more towards sasco.


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I have a Tango Shell and Flipper, and I've seen their Scotch and Sodas. I was impressed. I had never heard of these guys until these coins. The Flipper and Shell are right up there with Johnson's in my opinion.


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acebrawler73 wrote:
exodus wrote:
Lassen and Schoolcraft are really expensive. If you're not a professional performer, Johnson and Tango are fine. I use all Johnson props with the exception of a Gravity Flipper. The coins are cheaper and work just as well. I do plan on buying a Copper Silver Brass, but only because I like his coins more.
So are you saying that tango is as good as johnson? I wouldn't know, but i've just heard that tango is in between sasco and johnson while leaning more towards sasco.


I know a guy who really likes to buy from Tango (for the European coins), and he doesn't have a problem with them.
And exodus seems to like them as well. Perhaps they are more closely related to Johnson than Sasco!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:43 pm 
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Well thanks to everyone! I'll go with the Tango Expanded shell.


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Much closer to Johnson. Especially if you're looking for European coins.


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Well that's good to know.


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 Post subject: Re: Where do I find a good expanded shell??
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:03 pm 
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I have a tango expanded shell. It works alright however the side of the coin is only partially covered by the shell. I do a Gary Jones routine using a shell coin and the tango works okay but it is not nearly as good as a Johnson or a Roy Kueppers. If you want a high quality shell for not too much money purchase one from Roy Kueppers or from Johnson. They are not available on penguin but I think that it is worth it.


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