Spare Change by Josh Janousky is a great coin magic tutorial that you'll want to add to your
collection. First off let me tell you these routines aren't for beginners but don't let that change
your mind about adding these effects to your set. This is a total compliment to Josh because I know
this wasn't intended to be a beginners series of effects. Spare Change will give you the ability to
learn four very visual coin routines that are great for walk around street magic. The DVD runs
about 50 minutes long and you will see several live and studio performances. You'll get a great
understanding of the teachings and performances and be able to perform and master these awesome
effects pretty quickly. You won't learn basic coin handlings here...but you will learn some mind
blowing effects to add to your arsenal so you can slay your audiences minds. If you have an
intermediate understanding of coin magic then Spare Change no doubt is a great choice to add to your
repertoire. If you only have a basic understanding of coin magic then now is the time to step up
your game and get Spare Change so you can take your coin magic to the next level . The routines
won't take too long to learn but an intermediate knowledge of coins is recommended, don't worry all
sleights needed are taught by the One & Only Josh Janousky. Just a heads up, some of these
routines may require the use of an Expanded Shell, a Copper/Silver coin, or a Scotch and Soda
My favorite effect is C.S.T.: A Copper Silver routine that takes place entirely in
the spectators hands! Josh adds his own spin to the classic Copper Silver routine which is very
creative and I've never seen it done this way before. This routine was so good it was recently
featured in Linking Ring Magazine (July 2012). My second favorite routine is Coinception: This is
a multi phase three coin routine where the coins appear, vanish, and transpose. This one is perfect
for walk around , and is a great choice to use as an opener. Then there is Ninja Coins Across: A
very visual, impromptu coins across. As seen in Linking Ring magazine, you'll probably find yourself
reaching for this quite often because of the great reactions will get when blowing your spectators
TBD: A prediction effect when the spectators thought of coin not only matches a
prediction that has been in their hand the whole time, but the coin also vanishes and reappears in
the most startling place.
In addition to the four routines above, you will also get four
bonuses! You know in the past You've paid $30 to learn just one coin effect (I know I have) but for
only $10 bucks you get a total of 8 effects, that's only $1.25 per effect. You can't beat that!
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When Josh told me that he was considering releasing a download, I thought
Great, another coin download
I didnt expect much, especially since he was producing it
independently (which, due to the Wire, has rendered most magicians unable to judge what is good and
whats not in the magic world).
Months later, Josh sends me the trailer. I was in Starbucks
as I watched it. As the baristas stared as if I were possessed, my jaw dropped. I hadnt seen a
trailer that was that well filmed and edited in a very long time. No stop signs, no street lights
no metal music. Just a demo that showed the magic in an aesthetically pleasing manner.
The download itself explains 4 effects and several sleights. The quality of the
video ranges, but for the most part is incredibly well filmed.
Though I must say that Josh
expects that you know a lot of moves before you buy the download
Classic Palm, Pointing Transfer
etc. He does explain everything, but for some of the moves, I felt like the explanation was very
Overall? I liked this download a lot. I found a few ideas that
Ill be putting into use in my own performances. It was fun to watch, and for $10? I think its
definitely worth the money even if you only get one usable effect out of it.
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In this 50 minute download, Josh is sharing 4 real-world worked effects plus some bonus ideas.
These do require gimmicks (c/s + expanded shell), but are nicely put together and will be some
strong coin magic to add to your existing routines.
In most $10 downloads you'll buy a
single move or idea, but to score 4 real routines that are coming from a pro's set is a steal. Buy
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Refreshing handling and enjoyed it. Will practise to use.
I have been searching for a no table needed coins across routine and I have finally found it. This
download is worth every cent of the cost beacause of that AWESOME Ninja coins across routine. Its
one of the easiest but not to easy. And the other none gaffed routine was not bad. Only reason I
gave 4 stars is because the teaching could have been a little better. Ninja coins across is
Yes I would recommend this to a friend.
Oh, I feel that three or more coins going
across is pro coin work and is usually very difficult that makes this download even more valuable
for its great moves.