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Maxeroo
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I perform a simple 3-Penny Monte using the Xpert and it KILLS! In my opinion it's much stronger than 3-Card Monte because what's more innocent-looking than three ordinary pennies?

Thank you, Neil!
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Hey Neil. How are you!? I have been threatening to buy one for awhile now. It's time. Hope to see you soon.
Jack
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This is one of the greatest tools of all times - for mentalists and magicians alike. When something so innocent in appearance can create illusions of such great impact, it is no wonder that magicians the world over hail X-pert as a tool among tools. I've got it - have since the beginning. I have floored people using this device - have from the beginning. You should have it, too! But, make sure your spouse doesn't throw it away!

For those of you using the prediction system, "PS-I Love You," you will find an extra section in that booklet where you will find some powerful, sneaky uses for this device - that's how much I love it.

Neil - thanks for re-introdicing this brilliant concept to the world - and now, you've even improved it? Who would have thought that possible?

-Steve
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I just got Xpert, so the idea may have been thought of before, but, how about this?
Open your wallet (Himber or similar) and show a penny tucked into a pocket in the wallet. Explain that it is your lucky penny, which you cannot lose, even if you accidentally give it to someone in change. Mark the penny with your Sharpie, commenting that, while you can always tell your beloved penny from all other pennies, other people cannot. Put the penny into a handful of change being held by a spectator. Ask the spectator to shake the coins so as to lose yours amid all the other ones. Then ask him to open his hands and find your lucky marked penny. He cannot! You open the wallet again and reveal that your lucky penny has returned home again, mark and all.
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On Nov 2, 2015, Hushai wrote:
I just got Xpert, so the idea may have been thought of before, but, how about this?
Open your wallet (Himber or similar) and show a penny tucked into a pocket in the wallet. Explain that it is your lucky penny, which you cannot lose, even if you accidentally give it to someone in change. Mark the penny with your Sharpie, commenting that, while you can always tell your beloved penny from all other pennies, other people cannot. Put the penny into a handful of change being held by a spectator. Ask the spectator to shake the coins so as to lose yours amid all the other ones. Then ask him to open his hands and find your lucky marked penny. He cannot! You open the wallet again and reveal that your lucky penny has returned home again, mark and all.


Hi Hushai,

Glad to see the Xpert is inspiring you!

Let's chat about your effect privately rather than out here in the open. I've got an idea or two on how to make it stronger.

Thanks,
Neil
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Neil.
I hope you share your thoughts on Hushais idea with those of us who purchased Xpert..
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Hi Dave,

I would be happy to chat with any Xpert user who has an effect idea or question. Just PM me.

Best
Neil
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I've skimmed over this thread for a while. I got the download, made up the gimmick as I did not want to wait for the mail order. I have actually performed the bent coin routine. Because of how clean and open you are. floored the person I performed it for. This was for a magician (who, had no idea of the concept, plus it is ingeniously hidden that you would not think it is what it is). My question that I have is outside of dollar store cards, does anyone one have any recommendations on a more "known" card brand that is compatible with the expert? Or a way to make a known brand compatible?

Thank you very much in advance Smile
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Nope. (And I have tried all the known brands, hence my recommendation. Incidentally, any suggestions of how to make a known brand Xpert-compatible gets awfully close to method on this open forum, so I hope you'll respond privately.) Glad you're already getting mileage out of the bent coin routine. It's one of my favorites!

Best,
Neil
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On Nov 16, 2015, Necromancer wrote:
Nope. (And I have tried all the known brands, hence my recommendation. Incidentally, any suggestions of how to make a known brand Xpert-compatible gets awfully close to method on this open forum, so I hope you'll respond privately.) Glad you're already getting mileage out of the bent coin routine. It's one of my favorites!

Best,
Neil


Sorry about that. I'm still a little new the forums and what is acceptable or not.
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The bent coin routine is one of my favorites as well. I perform this for everyone (children and adults) since 2003 It always receive gasps. I still find it hard to believe it has been a little over 12 years since I bought the Xpert. I recently had a mother a few months ago after an impromptu performance hint at the method. When others chimed in that they clearly saw the unbent coin with the initials before going into the spectator's hand, this know-it-all mother's eyes just rolled into the back of her head in further amazement after viewing the now bent coin. This is truly an excellent effect that has served me very well. Great work on this effect Mr. Trono and Mr. Tobin!!! I actually have a walk around gig tomorrow and the Xpert will be accompanying me.

I recently viewed the Penguin Download since Neil has stated that a video will be coming with routines. The camera work, as with almost 99% of Penguin's videos, is excellent. I enjoyed the performances, expanded routines, and even cracked open the old Xpert instructions that originally came with the effect.

It truly is an ingenious device.
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The coin bend routine is so good I have yet to even try any other effect on it yet. Next up though, dream card Smile
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On Nov 16, 2015, jruiz0216 wrote:
My question that I have is outside of dollar store cards, does anyone one have any recommendations...


I have been using clear plastic collector card sleeves. Wally Mart sells then in packs of 100 for about three bucks. They hold any brand of poker, bridge or mini sized playing cards along with billets and bills. They are quite useful for protecting your props from damage. ;-)
How many magicians does it take to change a lightbulb? Regardless, for magicians darkness is a time for d'lite.
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IMO don't think this is a good idea given the nature

However, Try these (I've confirmed them)
Link: http://www.bicyclecards.com/product/stre......g-cards/

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On Nov 16, 2015, jruiz0216 wrote:
My question that I have is outside of dollar store cards, does anyone one have any recommendations...


I have been using clear plastic collector card sleeves. Wally Mart sells then in packs of 100 for about three bucks. They hold any brand of poker, bridge or mini sized playing cards along with billets and bills. They are quite useful for protecting your props from damage. ;-)
Necromancer
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Just spotted a hilarious new review posted on Penguin. Enjoy Smile

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR!
Verified buyer Dennis Brent from The OC on November 28th, 2015

I am older than God and have performed in more rooms.

The gimmick is Inspiration itself.

These are your three almost self-working killers: Dream Card, the bent coin, and the coin monte.

AND, NOW:
How many cheese loggers and schlockmeisters associated with our business show you Exactly how to construct your own gimmicks the same way they do?

Nothing is for everyone.
This one might not appeal to those who learn their magic from You Tubes of ten year old Brits doing Oil and Water on their bedspreads.
Neil Tobin, Necromancer
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Classic post by Dennis, Neil!

For those who are looking for that extrah smoooothness in a playing card for that PERFECT Sharpie touch ;-) Just search for plastic playing cards on amazon and include the word, Bicycle if you so desire. I believe you find what you are looking for. Be sure to read the reviews on any particular item that catches your eye so as to be aware of the nuances of that product.
How many magicians does it take to change a lightbulb? Regardless, for magicians darkness is a time for d'lite.
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Was just on the Penguin site this morning:
45 customer reviews averaging 5 stars.
That's ridiculous.

As December winds down, I just want to thank everybody for your kind words and support.
Wishing you all a wonderful year filled with appreciative audiences.

Best,
Neil
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