I think this trick is great. I think it’s obvious what is happening in the video but I bought the
trick for the convenience of having a rock and a coin purse that matched already. Big mistake. The
rock is nothing more than a piece of hardened clay with finger print ridges all over. I expected a
honed stone that was made to match the shape of the purse. This should be a $5 instant download and
then you go out and buy a coin purse and then find the rock and paint/dye it. I found an actual rock
at a local big box home store. It gets 2 stars because it’s a great addition to any coin routine. I
think this goes great with a coin matrix if you present the coins and then go to your pocket for the
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I saw the Stone Purse advertised and thought, "Wow, that is something I can use." It is simple, and
very visual, plus everything happens on the off beat way, way ahead. Nathan has the ability to come
up with these sort of things. He likens it to Solid Deception, I would say, more like Omni Deck for
coins. But it does not need to be coins, I carry my pendulum in a small purse to prevent the chain
from getting knotted or tangled, and I use stones and crystals, so this is a natural for me.
I love this and am using it. To be honest, sometimes I do it just for me and don't reveal that
the purse has changed. I get a kick out of knowing the purse on the table isn't a purse anymore.
I don't know what more I can say. You get everything you need, the video details
everything you need to know.
For me it is a winner.
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This has some fun possibilities I am looking forward to working on. Took one star off because my
rock is much smaller than the purse but no one has noticed this yet.
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THIS ONE EFFECT HAS THRUST THE HUMBLE SIR NATHAN KRANZO INTO THE RARE HANDFUL OF TOP FAVORITE LIVING
LEGEND MAGICIANS IN MY BOOK. I WILL BE CARRYING AND PERFORMING THIS ONE FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.
Let me just say that in my opinion this is not a trick but an effect that you add to a coin trick. I
really do love it but feel what you get for props is a bit expensive, yet Kranzo's teaching makes up
for it. Nathan goes over every step and give bonus handlings and a few effects. Overall it is a fun
routine to perform if you work with coins. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to add a touch of
pizzazz to any coin trick.
This is a quicky trick and fun plus easy to do. The quality of the materials you receive are very
good, especially the Stone which is a great imitation of the purse. Instructions are clear and
slights involved are easy. There is also room for your own imagination to add onto this if you like.
They never suspect the Stone, but once it appears all the heat is off everything else :>))
I read the description and immediately understood how powerful this effect could be. The problem is
that the rock is man made, and it doesn't weigh nearly as much as a real rock would weigh, nor is it
close enough to looking like the purse. Nobody noticed when I switched out the purse, but picking
up the rock only got a puzzled look from them. My first spectator simply asked "what is this?" I
would give this 5 stars for the idea, but 1 star for the execution or production value. I'm very
disappointed because I had very high hopes for this effect.
Very quick, good for walk around, nice props. Pick your own patter, the effect on spectator when
purse becomes a stone in their hand alone is worth the price of admission.
First, let me say that Penguin Customer service is outstanding. They bent over backwards to make
As to the trick, its a great trick. However, I have to agree with Ryan. The
prop is very disappointing. Mine is significantly smaller than the purse. That, in and of itself,
is not a big deal because the spectator never sees them together. However, there are two other
significant problems. The texture and finish of the rock is completely different. The purse is
close to a mat finish and the rock is flat. Unless you are only doing this in a bar in low light it
will be obvious to anyone who is observant.
But the biggest problem, which apparently is
true for all of them, is that one one side there are spots of very shiny fingerprints. Again - VERY
obvious - and very disappointing.
So initially I reached out to Nathan. He dismissed all
of my concerns and said I could sand off the shiny spots with fingerprints. Really? I pay $30 for a
prop that is supposed to be ready to go and you want me to fix it?
So in all the years I
have been a Penguin Customer, I never returned anything until I received this one. I want to
support creators. But this was too disappointing. It's also disappointing that Nathan doesn't seem
to really care.
I really like this. I've personally kept my routine really short. My finale is a little different, I
attempt to make the coin reappear under the purse which is under somebodies hand. I ask them to
place their hand on top of the purse so it is even more impossible... then the coin turns in to
stone and the purse changes in to stone under their hand.
Thanks Nathan, brilliant tuition
and some fantastic ideas.