This is a brilliant DVD featuring great manipulations and illusions with coins.
warning, a lot of practice is needed to perform these wonderful feats of magic...This is NOT for the
BEGINNER!! You seriously need knowledge in coin magic before attempting these.
Reason for 4
stars: most of the tricks performed use American coins, with the occasional copper coin used as
well. his gives an indirect message that all tricks work ONLY with American coins.
a good advice for everyone to know and apply: wherever you are in the world, if your country
manufactures coins, or if your country has ever had coins with similar sizes and features of the
American coins, then by all means go ahead and practice and perform with them.
4 of 4 magicians found this helpful.
It's not easy to find routines that will thoroughly impress both lay people and magicians.
It's just rare to find DVDs where EVERY routine is a worker.
Enter the Palms of Steel
series. Yes, the routines are not easy. But thankfully, as a student of sleight of hand, you aren't
only attracted to "self working", "learn in minutes" and "right out of the box" tricks! ....Right?
Come in with a fair foundation. If you work up these pieces, I guarantee that you (and
your audience) will not be disappointed!
As to the sandwich marathon, I was honestly
surprised that some find it boring. Curtis has given you a complete card act with a wonderfully
commercial and unified theme with a completely unprepared deck of cards. Sometimes, your audience
does not want a series of different tricks, so its great to have a unified set that flows perfectly.
It involves the audience, the phases build and it's completely modular.
3 of 4 magicians found this helpful.
Like its predecessors Palms of Steel 3 contains brutal coin magic. These are all challenging and
require an advanced level of coin skill. If you have it though there are some brilliant routines.
Copper / Silver Bent and Through and Through are the highlights. Through and Through makes the
perfect walk around routine. The Sandwich moveathon is boring and the first time I watched i dozed
off. Maybe performing it would be different. Overall I really like this dvd just like the other
palms of steel dvds
2 of 2 magicians found this helpful.
I got this DVD as a result of the Choose Five. Without it, I wouldn't have known it even existed,
and I would be missing a great gem. This DVD, while admittedly NOT for beginners, is also not
inaccessible. For me at least, this DVD has given me something to strive for, and allowed me to
practice more advanced moves. Additionally, the two or three routines that I finally mastered I use
frequently, getting great reactions. Matrix is great, baffling to the layperson, and is expanded
past the classic version with a second phase. 4 co pro is just an amazing opener. After learning
through and through, if you aren't a better coin magician, there is something wrong with you. Yes,
at times Kam does say "And now you execute [insert move]" and moves on, but those are few and far
between. Overall, if you are looking to improve your coin magic, but this DVD.
2 of 2 magicians found this helpful.
the routines on this dvd are hard! its not bad, just know its just for magicians with more than
fundamental skills in coin magic. but with some practice, you can get most of the stuff.
the routines themselves are great.
i gave it 4 start because curtis teaches a bit fast,
and that he take it for granted you are a pro in coin magic with moves that aren't that know, that
he explains with little detail.
I know im going to get the rest of palms of steel
1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
If you ever want to see a great coin magician in action, I suggest you go here. Everything is filmed
live and looks good. Plus he's pretty funny. I think it was awesome too how he included a 20 minute
sandwhich routine. It's kind of boring but just the effort made me go crazy! He is such a good
performer. The karate coin, and copper silver bent routine made this DVD worth it. His matrix was
really good too