The routine is good. However there should be an option to be able to buy the trick w/o the gimmick.
The gimmick you get is as good as any of the good versions of it you have encountered
before. I personally like better matching between the gimmick and supplied coins -- easy to fix but
when you are paying near top dollar for this should be taken care of at the source.
have been more happy buying the trick (for less) and making better use of something I already have.
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I wanted to get the Eisenhower gimmick this trick comes with, and saw this deal, so I figured why
not get a routine included. The gimmick is decent--can't really complain (well, I can, but I
won't)--but the regular coins I got were scratched and beat up to the point where I won't use them.
Like a lot of other customers complained, the gimmick also only works on one coin, and not the other
(OK, fine, I'll complain).
The routine...it's ok, but there are better ways to use the
gimmick than this routine. I know the "street hustler" is Gregory's schtick, but the routine is much
too difficult for only leaving a minor impression on people.
I support Gregory, but can't
support this routine or the coins it comes with.
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The set i received had 2 different coins and the gimnick work correctly with one coin only.
Moreover, i can't use the gimnick with regular half silver dollar because of the portion of red
metal on his edge. I love Greg Wilson and bis routines but i think in this case wouldn't be
necessary to sell such a common gimnick, i would be happy to buy only the routine.
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This routine will probably not take you that long to learn if you are a mid-level coin worker. It's
very visual and there's really only one new sleight to learn at the end that's a real beauty if you
can make it as smooth as Gregory does.
My only complaint is the gimmick. You are supplied
with two coins and a gimmick (I purchased the dollar size coins), but the gimmick only works with
one of the two coins. This is never mentioned, so if you accidentally get mixed up and put it on the
other coin, you won't be getting it off without some serious aggravation. Other than that, this is a
fun close-up routine that you can add to your repertoire with a little practice.
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This effect is great and the gimmick i got was very well made. The presentation is amazing, this
gets huge reactions. To make this effect great, you need to be a good performer who understands how
to use his/her body to really sell what is happening. If you want something easier, than get triad
coins, but i think this is much better.
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This routine is direct, easy to follow, and visual.
It has plenty of magical moments and quite
fun to do.
I prefer this over JJ's Triad coins.
This routine motivated me learn Greg's
approach for the final vanish.
It's a nice utilty that seemed scary at first, but the more i did
it, the more i got comfortable with it i became.
I do this routine using poker chips
gimmicks from tango.
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Just avarage routine with very regular gimmick. Nothing very unique. Coins look very bad, different
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I do like this routine a lot. Snap production is great. It has a simple plot and some really well
thought out sequences/ choreography, and is not difficult to perform for the consummate sleight of
hand coin magician and very attainable for those with a lesser degree of coin handling. The gaff is
made very well , mine however has a very noticeable golden hue/patina which unfortunately I will not
use. I have very little reason at all to believe that this is the case with all of them. I believe
it is merely and isolated incident. I have others and will most certainly perform this routine with
the ones I own.
Anyways, good job Greg , I am enjoying spending time praticing and
preparing this routine to share with others!
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So I have recently got into magic and not a huge fan of coins. I wanted to get a few tricks I could
do that wouldn't be overly hard, so I got this trick and paired it with Matt Mello's Energy Coin
($10 download is all you need if you buy First Full of Dollars). This trick has a few sleights that
take practice, but I had a lot of fun practicing it. A lot of the negative reviews come from costing
so much, but since this was my first gimmick like this, I thought it was reasonable. So if you don't
know what the gimmick is or you need one, definitely get this trick. Once you get it down, you can't
help but want to do more and more in front of the mirror and fool yourself.
This is a great trick and I love Greg Wilson, but the Half-Dollar version just doesn't pop, it needs
to be the silver dollar version. The only thing is, it's $20 more and they're not walking
liberties. 4 stars for routine, method, simplicity, and clarity in teaching.
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