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 Post subject: Alternative for coins
PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:37 pm 
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im sure were all coin magicians here. what are your alternative to coins sometimes maybe in a comedy piece of walkaround. Buttons, papers, the angels on bikes,bottle caps?? I often use this set I made of crushed bottle caps. the kind jay sankey uses. I have a set of those.


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Washers could work. As well as Vanilla Wafers and Cheez- Its. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 1:55 am 
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Bottle Caps work great, especially for palming. Poker chips work great, washers like adjones said.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:54 am 
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I pretty much just use coins except for specific routines. At school i've used gatorade bottle caps for a chink-a-chink routine, and a few times at lunch I've used cheez-itz for gregory wilsons quick silver routine minus the coin (or cheez-it) under watch phase. It worked quite well.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:26 pm 
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actually ritz crackers work extremely well. During lunch a friend asked me to do the muscle pass with something besides a coin; I stole his cracker and did the pass. When he asked me to do it again I did but I made it land in my mouth and had a snack


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:19 am 
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I once did a retention vanish with one of those sandwhich crackers that killed. I'm not sure why. I guess my timing was really good. I just vanished it did a little hand washing thing and then reached inside my lunch bag and pulled it out and they loved it.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:46 am 
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Chocolate chips cookies, some of them are pretty small so you can palm them and everything...


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 3:40 am 
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beer bottle caps work well.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:11 pm 
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I have seen dice used in Chink-a-Chink routines. Plus, one magician I know, has been working on a Spellbound routine using different colored polished rocks. You can get a small bag of polished rocks at the Dollar Store.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:25 pm 
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I have been thinking more and more about using bottle caps.

I have in my mind, a chink a chink routine with them, a spellbound routine with them and a 3 fly with them. Things are coming along great with the chink a chink, but not with the other two.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:36 pm 
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daniel116 wrote:
Chocolate chips cookies, some of them are pretty small so you can palm them and everything...


now I need to go find some plastic half dollar sized cookies for my coin tricks... :shock: :? :)


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Guitar picks work well for certain tricks.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:26 am 
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a little random but has anybody ever tried using those crappy fake coins you get in play money kits. they hurt my hands.


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the plastic ones?


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yea.


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