Thats right! I had not touched coins until this DVD! Most people would probably say I made a mistake
buying this DVD but I don't think I did. It took me a while but I can comfortably perform most
things on this DVD. Its very hard to do, but its so damn visual.
I recommend it for anyone
serious about coin magic.....
4 of 4 magicians found this helpful.
I was very impressed with the coin skills of Curtis and chums on this DVD. The visual effects (and
skills needed to achieve them) are impressive.
My BIG beef with this DVD- and with the
performance of so many coin 'magicians'- is the appalling patter.
Take 'repeat Coins From
Nostril', for example. I cannot recall how many times I heard the phrase 'of course' mumbled just
before a change, revelation, disappearance etc. The general feel I got was that the magician's
patter was hastily made up as he (no names mentioned!) went along.
This reminded me of what
magic is NOT. It is NOT just about showing off with cards, coins, etc. It is NOT about entertaining
yourself. It is about creating magic in the minds of spectators. This requires practise not only of
moves, sleights and the rest, but interaction with people. Making connections and maintaining
interest. Patter is a crucial step in transforming tricks into magic.
So, coin magicians, please
get out of the bedroom, cast off your desire to show off and start creating WONDER.
3 of 3 magicians found this helpful.
I am not really new to coin magic, and I am not a beginner. But I am also not an expert. This DVD
is awesome and some of the material is easy. Although you will find that a lot of the material on
this DVD is hard, if you just work at it for about 2 days you will get it. (Editorial deletion) The
routines are incredible and they are very entertaining to watch. Also the special guests, Kainoa
Harbottle and Reed McClintock contribute some amazing tricks. Although I do not think that Reed's
stuff was very good, it is still a very good video. Once you learn one of the routines well, you
will want to do it everywhere, because they are amazing and will fool your audiences. I love this
video. Also, Curtis Kam is a VERY good teacher and goes over the stuff many times.
3 of 3 magicians found this helpful.
Coin magic for new magicians is perhaps one of the hardest things to perform. This video is not
meant for new magicians. Great for advanced magicians, Fists of Fury is filled with great stage
style performance coin magic but if you are an intermediate magician, such as myself, you will sit
there with your coins in your hand and think you got hit with those Fists of Fury when you realize
that you can't keep up with one of the best coin magicians around. If you are good with coins....GO
2 of 2 magicians found this helpful.
This is one of the most mind blowing coin magic DVDs I have ever seen! I new I was getting something
a little more advanced than normal when I ordered this, but after seeing the performance on my TV I
was floored and expected to be in way over my head. I wasn't exactly wrong, but this is for sure not
the beginners coin DVD (good thing I'm not a beginner otherwise I would still be trying to get some
of this stuff down.) Curtis Kam rocks! Along with the quest you get some awesome, in your face coin
magic! I strongly recommend you get this DVD if you even think you might want to learn just one
thing from it. Trust me, you will learn tons!
1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
If you are looking for visual coin magic then this is the dvd for you. This is all eye candy. Be
warned; it's all hard. Nothing on this DVD is easy. Maybe that's a good thing because when you
finally have a routine down I guarantee you will have earned it. Either way it is definitely not for
beginner's. Beijing Coins Across is my favorite routine on the DVD and one I perform regularly.
Tianamen Square is incredibly hard and is prop heavy (13 chinese coins of various size and color).
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I used to shy away from advanced coin magic videos. People would write in their review "not for
beginners." Now I realize watching these are a great way to get inspired. If say you were learning
how to play guitar, would you only listen to songs like Mary had a little lamb? This video is taught
well by Curtis and his guests. The camera angles are great. There are moves that even the beginner
will be able to do in a short time. This video is worth the money!
I have seen all three gentleman: Curtis Kam, Kainoa Harbottle, and Reed McClintock in person at
lectures. They are all the real deal, top coin magicians! It's fun to watch them work! If you love
advanced coin magic this is for one! if you are new to magic this may inspire you to practice and
reach for these effects: Beijing Coins Across is great and International Dissolve as well! So if you
love heavy duty hand work and killer visual effects pick this up you will not be disappointed!
I bought this as a Cool Box...moves are tough, BUT I didn't think the routines were that
entertaining...more for magicians...for the price, it was a steal...not for beginners, good moves to
add to your repertoire.
If you are a begginner, you shouldn't get this. curtis goes through everything very fast, and barely
any detail. Plus this stuff is hard! the only reason why I like this is because of Klan and
harbottle. Think about this before you get it.