It shows well, the effect is good and visual but totally impracticable. Given the setting that Jay
is showing the demo, I have yet to find a way to set it up in a public place, like a bar. Certainly
not impromptu as the demo might suggest.
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This trick is awesome. Easy to do. And gets good reactions. Two problems if u leave the rubber in
hot places it becomes stiff and breaks. I would have given this trick a 4/5 BUT penguin magic always
has this trick out of stock. Every couple of months i come to see if they have it and its always
gone! Otherwise like i said 4/5
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I first saw this at Al's Magic Shop in Wash DC. I was 10 at the time and this kindly old man in a
brown sweater approached. The Magical wizard first took a silver dollar and threw it back and forth
between his hands several times - then asked me to squeeze his hand as hard as I could. He then
dropped the silver dollar into my hand and it was bent and curved from my squeezing !! I tried to
straighten it - to no avail. I was not just a spectator . . . he had me do the squeezing !! Then
up came the glass with rubber sheet and nickel on top. He asked me to push down on it with my
finger. I could feel the rubber just "swallow up" the coin underneath my fingertip. Again I was not
just a spectator - I was doing the trick !! I will never forget that kindly old man.
I've had this trick in the magic box for years. Takes a minor bit of setup, but it performs very
well with no skill level required. Honest, no skill required....lol. Check it out, it's fun.
This was one of the first tricks I ever bought online and it's still my all-time favorite. It's the
only trick I know where the solution to pulling it off is even more amazing than the effect.
Those who have trouble with the setup might try using a half-inch by six-inch cylinder to load
the quarter. Some folks use bottles if they are narrow enough.
I first had problems with
spectators accusing me of grabbing and hiding the quarter. The solution: let THEM push the quarter
Those who have a problem with the impromptu aspects of the trick are right, it is a
problem that requires imagination beforehand depending on your situation, but pull this trick off
right and they'll be rubbing their eyes in disbelief!
Yes, this is that same old Pena-Coin trick that everyone has seen; glass with a sheet of solid latex
on top, then a quarter laying on the latex. YOU can put YOUR finger on it and PUSH it through the
latex... Pretty cool idea!
The only problems I had with this (and the reason it got 3
1.Impractical: Because of the setup required, this became a challenging feat to
do this when I wanted to and had the props necessary around.
2.HARD: The set-up, and MAYBE this
is just me, was REDICULOUSLY hard to get right ONE time, let alone more than once. There are tips
and tricks listed in the booklet that comes with this, but I really still couldn't do it after hours
It could just be me, but I really didn't find a way to be able to use this
effect... If you do, then this is a five star. If you can't (like I couldn't) then this is a 3 (just
for the clever idea).
I bought this trick from my local magic shop a long time ago and I really loved it. You wrap a piece
of rubber around a glass and tie it off with a rubber band. A quarter, or other coin (completely
ungimmicked) is placed on top of the rubber sheet and is clearly seen sitting ON TOP. You simply rub
the top of the coin and it instantly penetrates through the rubber sheet into the glass. If you
want, the spectator can even push the coin through, but like all "gimmicks" just be careful. I use
gimmick in quotations because it isn't really a gimmick at all. Actually everything can be examined.
After a while, the rubber sheets will break though, so you might want to buy some extras.
Beginners will benefit from practicing presentation with this effect. The prop is pretty basic. You
may need to find additional dental dam.
Simple yet effective. What a fun and easy trick to perform. Nothing spectacular here in what you
get - plain and simple, yet easy to set up and perform. Always gets amazing results. Spectators
see the coin melt through the rubber and ping into the cup. Best of all this is very affordable.
How can you go wrong. Oh, and there is a free instructional video too! Even better.