First let me tell you that I am a professional magician, and I being doing magic for about 10 years.
The DVD is well explained and it has a friendly menu with a bonus section.
The glass is well made and it does sound good when coins fall ion it (still glass if you drop it
you will break it, so handle with care)
The glass is usable for other routines, for example I
use it to appear the big pea on the 3 shell game.
This is definitely a routine I will be
using in my act!
The title says: "Victorian coins and glass"
there is only the glass, when I bougth this I was expecting the coins also. Be aware that you are
getting only the glass and the routine.
You will need a coin shell, so you may want to buy
one. (This is why I gave 3 stars, I hate misleading commercials given that I have no Victorian coins
nor shell in the package, luckily for my I already had a half dollar shell)
Also, I will
say this is not for beginner coin magician, make sure you know
And basic coin handling
In general I will recommend this
product, this routine its a real world working materially and I agree with other comments that the
routine alone is well worth your money!....
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As noted in other reviews, you're buying a very nice old fashioned bar glass and a DVD with
performance and explanations of the basic routine, augmented with a couple bonus effects and some
commentary on audience management. The routine is well performed and he explains the workings
sufficiently, although he "slights" the description and methodology of the "sleights." If you're a
beginner, you'll need some basic coin handling knowledge from one of the useful sources (e.g.,
Bobo's or any of Roth's books). And the advertised, "the glass does all of the work" comment isn't
accurate; you need to execute the basic sleights well and smoothly. If you are a beginner, expect
to spend several months with the coins to gain the ability to entertain effectively. The sleights
are basic, they're not knuckle-busters, but you'll need to put in the work -- anything worth doing
requires adequate preparation. When it has all been said and done, you're performing a basic
coins-across routine with an added gimmick. You could do this just as well with a simple paper
Dixie cup but it would lack the elegance and wouldn't allow the aural clinking of metal on glass.
You can decide if this is really worth $30. It's a nice routine but I believe it has been
over-hyped. And if you try this on a stage (instead of a 300-student classroom setting), I think
you might be disappointed by the reaction. All of his demonstrations are in the close-up venue,
where I believe this has the most impact. Sorry to be so long winded, but I wanted to be thorough
with my opinion.
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Kainoa just lectured for our magic club and the Victorian coins and glass routine was one of the
highlights! Every moment is powerful and magical for the spectators! This routine is worth much more
than $30.00 and what you can do with the glass is ingenious! I highly recommend this routine for the
serious coin workers, although it's actually achievable for the average coin guy as well. Everything
is supplied which is a plus! Get this and prepare to slay your audience with a wonderful coin
3 of 4 magicians found this helpful.
This glass only adds to the deceptiveness of a good coin routine. It allows the freedom to "fairly"
display glass and coins, yet is a secret weapon of the routine. It is not a beginner effect, and
does require use of your own coins and gimmick.It is also unbreakable.
Wow, what a nice routine this is, it makes it possible for someone like me to be able to do a no
table coins across. Everything is wonderful about the prop, dvd and especially the lovely
participant. Wow, she did great. It all was great(but could have used some alternatives easier
moves/ different types of handlings). Well worth the price and some.
Only one small problem but I think Penguin is gona resolve my DVD don't work :(
You can see that this routine comes from a guy who is working in the real world. Good structure,
nice flow, good involvement of spectators. I would change the patter, but you should do that anyway.
All in all it is a routine you can definitely use.
It's a perfect close-up Routine. Good teacher, very clear and visual routine. I love it
I first read this effect an e-book put out by Kainoa 2 years ago. After that day I searched for this
specific type of glass and never found the perfect one. I then saw he made a DVD on this routine and
I picked it up quickly. I must say the stuff on this DVD is gold to any magician because you can do
this routine from close-up to stage and it is not at all difficult and almost any magician can do
it.The best part is it takes your coin magic to the stage which is very rare.
the glass is just great ,the routine is very good ,but it's a shame it is explained from a lefty
point of view as i have had to reverse everything .so i'm still working my way through it.this is
not the first time this has happened .dealers need to inform prospective buyers that this is the
case when advertising products.
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