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FILTER by Rick Lax (DVD) Three coins VISUALLY and AUDIBLY penetrate a clear drinking glass. NOW SHIPPING. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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Imagine dropping three coins into a glass. You remove one, and with a flick of your wrist, it flies straight through the glass. Then you do it again and again. Each phase looks more impressive than the last.


  • No gimmicks
  • No extra coins
  • Totally impromptu
  • Completely examinable


Filter was developed with the serious performer in mind. Each phase was designed to chip away at the spectators expectations and explanations. And the best part is, you can use almost any glass, even paper cups and coffee mugs! No extra coins. Everything is examinable before AND after the routine.

Over an HOUR of instruction, with multiple handlings and bonus content.

First you'll learn the basic three-phase glass routine. Then you'll learn two alternative phases. Then you'll learn how to apply everything to Starbucks cups and coffee mugs. And lastly, you'll learn tips on practice and performing - tips that will make all your magic more powerful.

This is one of the best Coin Through Glass routine on the market - PERIOD.

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Excellent, no-gimmick Routine Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 2nd, 2013
Although I'm usually not a fan of "one trick dvd's", I'll make an exception for FILTER from Rick Lax. The three phase routine is clean, super visual and almost completely angle proof (you can't have someone peering over your shoulder, but why would you allow that, anyway?) Only three quarters are used, there is no palming or difficult sleight of hand, and the impossibility of the penetrations builds, with the methods "canceling" each other out in the minds of the spectators. Oh, you can use several different types of glasses and mugs and it's completely impromptu. What are you waiting for? Buy this!
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Great!!!! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 20th, 2013
OK, I don't work in magic for a living I just like stuff I can do for my family and friends and I LOVE stuff that can be examined etc. This is one cool trick....LOVE IT...buy it....I would think this would be super cool for someone that is in magic for a living or just an old fart like me that like to trick friends and family from time to time.
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A worker for all levels of ability! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 31st, 2013
I realize that by saying, "this can be performed by all levels of ability", I'm taking a chance. I don't want to convey the message that this doesn't require some serious practice, because it does. However, your efforts will be rewarded. The mechanics of the illusion are pure genius. This is one of those effects that rely on knack and timing. I wouldn't hesitate to suggest this to even a novice magi! A lot can be learned here. I never knew much about Rick Lax until I purchased "Soul Paper" from the Cool Box, which is another great trick. His DVD's are very professional. His teaching style is something all teachers of magic can learn from. Clear and concise. All the moves can be observed several times because of the play-back feature. Very thoughtful indeed. Keep an eye on this guy because I'm sure he will be putting out some excellent, well thought out magic routines in the future. Oh yeah, he's also a classically trained pianist!! geeeez!....Namaste
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Real good impromptu Coin magic Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 14th, 2013
Out of the more than half a dozon or so ways to get a coin through glass to this is the best one. Speaking of a half a dozen, Rick gives you not one, not two, not three but multiple ways to have a coin penetrate a cup. He could have just stopped after one or to ways but he goes into detail from the beginning to end on how he came up with the ideas. And what I like tye most is that he even goes into how do the routine with several different kinds of cups (I think like four ways). I have more to say about this effect but I plan on doing a updated review on this trick when I start getting back to practicing and performing so I can do a review on the spectator's reation from this effect. Most likely its going to be a good reactions because I had a good reaction when I first saw tge demo. And to think about it, this might even be one of the easier coin routines out mainly because their is no palming or false transfers envolved. This is all about timing. And lastly for now, this and Sankey's Insider card trick will be the first effects I master after I put together my trick list book. Oh, since he gave you so many ways to do the trick you can actually choose which way or ways you like the most. Filter = money well spent.
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simple but high impact Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 25th, 2013
This trick is very simple to do. But it has such a high impact.

The best part is - you can borrow both the coins and the glass.

Whenever I'm dining with my friends I perform this one and everybody is so amazed.

Go get it. The teaching is as usual for Rick very thorough.

it is worth it....
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Another excellent Lax creation, with one or two caveats Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 5th, 2017
I love Rick and have purchased so many of his tricks. I do not regret this purchase, but think it only fair to state that the angles on this on highly sensitive. For the third phase, he has an alternate method for groups, but realistically, all phases suffer from bad angles. This is best performed for one, maybe two people, DIRECTLY in front of you and, in some instances, at a certain height. The only other hiccup is the types of glasses that can be used. He covers all bases, but in my experience, the hardest one to do it with, or as Rick calls it, "your enemy", is the most common type of glass when out. The best case scenario glass will be a rarity, unless you carry one with you.

The mug variation is fantastic!

As with all of his stuff, the method is ingenious. Rick, as always, goes into great detail on the method and his enthusiasm is contagious. The DVD is produced very well and the outtakes were a nice way to end it.

Again, I love his stuff and feel bad not giving a full 5, when it is so good, but the angles do need to be considered.
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crazy coin Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 20th, 2013
I would call this trick "Crazy Coin" for the simple reason is that one coin penetrates thru glass just to be with the other coins already in the glass. This is a cool trick because you could borrow the coins and use any glass.This trick is so simple yet it packs big and could be done anytime,anywhere,without any preparation at all. I love this coin trick and I know you fellow magician would too. Get it and the price is right!!
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A Magician is Universal Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 17th, 2014
How many times are you asked to do magic or illusions when people either know or hear that you like magic? How often do you have a few decks of cards or Magic Mints, or forks, or balloons...etc? There has always been a time when you are asked to do magic without anything on you and this is a dvd that can establish you as a magician who can adapt to only what he has. This dvd overall has some good material for a fairly new coin magician, but some moves in the explanation can even add to the skills of a seasoned veteran. Overall, a good purchase.
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Get that OMG! Reaction EVERY time Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 2nd, 2014
Really nice video and teaching of the effect. Several ways to perform this miracle are included.I consider myself good with coins so I was up and running in 15 minutes after watching the DvD. Nothing that I wouldn't use in a walk-around setting or even a parlour type show. The first time they hear the coin penatrate the glass they never for a second belive anything but what you'll tell them.
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Lax Does It Again Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 2nd, 2017
Rick Lax is one of the best teachers in magic dvd-land, and Filter is a terrific coin-through-glass effect. It is suitable for beginner through pro.

Not only does Lax walk you carefully through all the sequences of the effect, but he repeats them, then offers alternative ways of doing some of the phases. The camera work is good, the closeups helpful. He is not in a hurry, and delivers his instruction in his typical laconic style.

The routine is interesting because it basically offers the same effect three times, with minor variations for each showing. You get the chance to say, "Want to see it again?" to a spectator, then do it two more times. Or not!

Filter is not completely angle-proof, but it can be done with borrowed coins and borrowed drinking glass, plastic cup, paper cup or mug. Lax discusses the differences among vessels you can use. Everything can be examined by spectators.

The sleights involved take practice, but are not difficult and are achievable by a beginner. (All sleights take practice, but those of us who like sleights LIKE to practice, no?)
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