I think this trick is great. I think it’s obvious what is happening in the video but I bought the
trick for the convenience of having a rock and a coin purse that matched already. Big mistake. The
rock is nothing more than a piece of hardened clay with finger print ridges all over. I expected a
honed stone that was made to match the shape of the purse. This should be a $5 instant download and
then you go out and buy a coin purse and then find the rock and paint/dye it. I found an actual rock
at a local big box home store. It gets 2 stars because it’s a great addition to any coin routine. I
think this goes great with a coin matrix if you present the coins and then go to your pocket for the
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First, let me say that Penguin Customer service is outstanding. They bent over backwards to make
As to the trick, its a great trick. However, I have to agree with Ryan. The
prop is very disappointing. Mine is significantly smaller than the purse. That, in and of itself,
is not a big deal because the spectator never sees them together. However, there are two other
significant problems. The texture and finish of the rock is completely different. The purse is
close to a mat finish and the rock is flat. Unless you are only doing this in a bar in low light it
will be obvious to anyone who is observant.
But the biggest problem, which apparently is
true for all of them, is that one one side there are spots of very shiny fingerprints. Again - VERY
obvious - and very disappointing.
So initially I reached out to Nathan. He dismissed all
of my concerns and said I could sand off the shiny spots with fingerprints. Really? I pay $30 for a
prop that is supposed to be ready to go and you want me to fix it?
So in all the years I
have been a Penguin Customer, I never returned anything until I received this one. I want to
support creators. But this was too disappointing. It's also disappointing that Nathan doesn't seem
to really care.
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I saw the Stone Purse advertised and thought, "Wow, that is something I can use." It is simple, and
very visual, plus everything happens on the off beat way, way ahead. Nathan has the ability to come
up with these sort of things. He likens it to Solid Deception, I would say, more like Omni Deck for
coins. But it does not need to be coins, I carry my pendulum in a small purse to prevent the chain
from getting knotted or tangled, and I use stones and crystals, so this is a natural for me.
I love this and am using it. To be honest, sometimes I do it just for me and don't reveal that
the purse has changed. I get a kick out of knowing the purse on the table isn't a purse anymore.
I don't know what more I can say. You get everything you need, the video details
everything you need to know.
For me it is a winner.
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This has some fun possibilities I am looking forward to working on. Took one star off because my
rock is much smaller than the purse but no one has noticed this yet.
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Great idea. Catch audience completely off guard!
It's a great effect not too difficult if you're looking for a very unique ending to your coin
routines look no further if you like what you see on the trailer what you see is what you get My
only nitpick would be that I wish it was slightly cheaper I think at $20 it would have been perfect
but even at the $30 as long as you use it you'll still get your money's worth I've bought two of
them definitely something worth having
Very good idea a pleasure to perform for great réactions ;)
I though the purse would be the first to break down and fall apart, but it is still going strong.
Love the effect and the purse!
When performing my coin matrix routine, I reach into my pocket for my change purse and have the
spectator pull out three coins and examine them. I then put the “change purse” on the table and
reach back into my pocket for the 4th coin. The reaction at the end makes it well worth it.
THIS ONE EFFECT HAS THRUST THE HUMBLE SIR NATHAN KRANZO INTO THE RARE HANDFUL OF TOP FAVORITE LIVING
LEGEND MAGICIANS IN MY BOOK. I WILL BE CARRYING AND PERFORMING THIS ONE FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.