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Big Jeff
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I am cleaning out some old boxes of magic and found a Mickey Silver DVD that he was giving away back before 2008.

It is a performance only DVD and I think he was going to release a DVD with explanations later. I have been out of magic since 2008 and I remember how great his DVD was received and how much I was looking forward to him explaning how he did his tricks.

What's he doing now?
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Mickey is doing just fine. He is working in Las Vegas.

Best to you..

Tom Wolf
The magic director and performer at the Rincon Gaucho supper club in Mexico City,

We opened the first and only close-up room for magic in Mexico with Wolf Ruvinskis.

Now living in Harrison, Ohio
David Neighbors
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Thanks Man! Any word On the DVD ??? Smile
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I bet Mr. Silver is dreaming up more coin magic to show us, dazzle us with
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Where is that 9000 page post where he talks about showing his retention pass for 5 years and then never shows anything? Ha. He was a master. It was going to be like the second coming when coinies got their hands on that little move. They waited patiently and zenly defended the premise of waiting 5 years so they could "study" everything a bit more. Silver was training them. He reached almost godlike status and did nothing but perform a coin trick without tipping it. It was genius. Hi Ho Silver. Away!
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" I AM ON MY WAY BACK" .......
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I don’t believe Mickey ever planned to reveal the details.

I think he'd be foolish to do so.

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I'm looking forward to it.
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sleeping with the fishes...
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Come check out my magic.
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If he tipped it, you couldn't do it anyway. I have been on his case for years to release his dice chink a chink routine.
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Mickey is going strong in LV. He won't reveal the mechanics of the "move" because it is not just mechanical.

In the past, he actually explained it in posts here, but most magicians missed the points he was making - that the psychology used is more important. His ROV is flawless, but many magicians have a great ROV. What makes Mickey's so good is that his presentations are loaded with his own (genius) style of misdirection. If you just do it mechanically the same, it won't have the same effect without all the subtleties that make Mickey special.
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Great point. I am realizing this finally too. presentation is what makes a very good trick a miracle.
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If Mickey Silver's Silver Retention Vanish is still important to you, and you want JUST the "mechanics", it IS taught. A book by Larry Barnowsky called "21st Century Coin Mechanics" details it entirely as "The Universal Retention Vanish". The DVD that goes with it, shows the various moves. Eating the coin, showing the coin before vanishing, etc. The DVD alone is available, but not many hard copies left. Five or six, I think. Anyway:

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Ill never forget seeing zmickys coin thru glass door. I about fell over. 👍
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