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The Ultimate Coin in the Balloon with Michael Bairefoot (DVD) Amaze your audience with this visually stunning reputation maker!
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Learn step by step how to perfrom the illusion of making a signed coin pass through the surface of a real balloon!
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cool dvd. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 3rd, 2010
This is a neat dvd, it takes some work, but all in all a cool effect. Also there are some really cool bonus rope and card tricks on this dvd which I likes and have used in my shows, so it is not just a coin in the balloon trick. The bonus tricks are cool and worth the money.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 10th, 2005
This DVD isn't anything that great. The DVD is good for beginners, since the tricks are fairly easy to perform and there are tricks with coins, ropes, and cards. In my opinion, the bonus tricks are much better than the actual coin in balloon trick. The Bairefoot force is basically a rip-off of the classic force (taught much better by Oz in the instant download); however, it is a force that every magician definitely needs to be able to do. If you have extra money laying around, then go ahead and get this DVD. Otherwise, don't waste your money and get something by Sankey or Oz instead.
Great effect Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 12th, 2012
I purchased this DVD from Penguin thinking it could possibly be a throw-away item. I was very pleasantly surprised to find not just one, but several gems on this DVD. While it is true that the promo material says they "sign" the coin, when really they are just "marking" the coin, it is still a very good effect. In fact, he teaches a handling that could be used in a variety of situations or effects to have a person do one thing, in this case mark the coin, and later feel like they initialed the coin. However, that "non-issue" aside, this is really a great effect. In fact, I think this is probably the best coin in balloon I have ever seen! What makes it so good is the handling, including the cool effect of making the coin spin in the balloon and giving out the balloon with the coin inside. If you leave that with someone, they have a new puzzle toy for the rest of the evening. It is also a nice opportunity to write a little note to the recipient (Collect chinese fortune cookies for ideas) and sign the balloon. They might just keep it a bit longer. Also, he has several bonus items, a couple of which I thought were just fantastic! His linking cards routine is great, and the torn and restored card is a fantastic impromptu effect. I also really liked his rope routine. This actually turned out to be a great DVD! Highly recommended!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 29th, 2005
I really like this DVD. The material takes minimal practice for intermediates and is pretty strong. The coin in the balloon is really a reputation maker! Thanks for a great product.
Nice, collectible item Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 29th, 2005
Excellent DVD. The effects on this DVD are simple but very magical. highly recommended. enjoyed it.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 21st, 2005
I received this DVD free when an order I placed was over a certain amount (thanks Penguin). I was surprised to find-out what it normally costs. If Id have paid for this DVD then I, like many other reviewers, would have also been very, very disappointed; especially as the DVD case says a signed coin passes thru the balloon when really it should say a marked coin passes.
Also, Ive not been doing magic that long so the fact Ive never heard of Mr Bairefoot might be no big deal, but what I have heard of is the Classic Force. The Bairefoot Force is in fact the Classic Force; maybe when he goes to France he calls the Eiffel Tower the Bairefoot Tower, who knows.
There are some other tricks on the DVD, but I was so underwhelmed by the main effect I gave them a miss. The DVD is being sold as a balloon trick with the other stuff as extras, so it's really the main trick that you are paying for; 29.99 for the main effect?....... buy a Jay Sankey DvD (or a couple of his tricks) instead.
1 Star - Thumbs-up (because it was free)
Easy of use = Basic Stuff; The Classic (Bairefoot) Force needs practice.
Audience wow factor = Low to Medium
Audience Reaction = Do you make balloon animals?
Audience Target = Anywhere; might get laughed at in the pub; best for a kids party.
Could be performed Surrounded = Absolutely, no problem.
Reset Speed = 60 seconds, out of sight of people.
Examinable = Yes, at the end you are clean.
Fun to perform = You decide.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 10th, 2010
This trick is pretty cool but does take some set up. Also, it says that it can be done with a signed coin which is a bit misleading. One you get it, you'll know why. The coin penetration is probably the best part of the trick though. The spinning coin in the balloon usually isn't, in my experience, very impressive. Some people will go for it but if you buy this, buy it for the penetration.
pretty good stuff Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 8th, 2013
I might have complained, too, if I had paid $30 for this; but the price is now $2, and for that money this is pretty good stuff, all in all. He keeps saying the force he teaches is the classic force, with his spin on it, so I don't why people are trashing him for using his name. I think it may be partly his sense of humor. Anyway, the coin in balloon is OK, and the spinning is really quite a cool little bit of visual and audio fun. I was more impressed with the bonus effects. There is quite a lot on this DVD. Linking cards and t & r card are simple little impromptu routines, but they're fun and effective. The rope section has quite a lot of material. Some old stuff, for sure, but there are also some nice bits, effects, and pointers. And with the $2 price tag, it's a bargain. There's enough on this DVD for most people to come away with useful good material, more than two bucks worth, for sure!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 20th, 2005
This DVD has nothing on it that most magicians do not already know. I have only been doing magic for a bout a year now and I already knew everything on the DVD except for one thing. As for Michael Bairefoot, I think he is awful at teaching his techniques. I have actually met him in person and I must say his head is so big that I am wondering when it will cause his body to fly away. I wil never buy anything with Michael Barefoot's name on it ever again.
excellent production Michael Barefoot Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 16th, 2010
Excellent production by master ILLUSIONIST Michael Barefoot. I didn't get the free dvd , I paid for mine. Maybe the free one described in one of the reviews from a previous year was a short edited preview and not the full version. His performance was amazing. Aside from David Copperfield , whom I've seen a number of times in Vegas, Michael is extermely good at magic. The video he produced had good quality and it was very entertaining. I'd highly recommend this.
It's content is something the entire family can enjoy viewing.
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