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Topic: A Tribute to Wayne Houchin's *Quarter to can* routine
Message: Posted by: Werner G. Seitz (Nov 18, 2005 04:22AM)
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On 2005-11-15 15:57, Werner G. Seitz wrote:
I have a problem..I have a terrible problem..
I can't drink all that beer :vgoofy:
[/quote]It's not even a joke...it's a problem...really ;)
I dislike Coke or Sprite and that kind of stuff, far too sweet, and one can't spill it on the floor when perfoming in a pub or simialar..

So the only option is a beer can.. :goof: ..and I can't drink all the beer needed to practise this routine properly..and I can drink a lot of beer ;)
I was raised with a local beer plant/factory right on the opposite side of the street and the father of a friend of mine was in charge of it...
Still, there is a limit to how much beer I can consume :(

[b]Once again, this routine is about the greatest single piece of impromptu close-up magic that came along within the last 50 years..and I mean it..[/b]

Not only that, but even a child could do it..with proper handling and practise, anybody has a true reputation maker at his hands!
This routine should never have gotten released, not even to me, it's a masterpiece of deception, anybody can ruin it too..

The first step re 'vanishing' the coin is an OUTSTANDING piece of simplicity and comes as close to real magic anything ever can..

I don't know how it is in the States, but a short visit to several local malls did reveal that there is a s*it lot of difference between 'cans', especially re the design of the top of it..some have very smal 'access' some have a real big once..

Strange enough, I even suspect the Cokecans sold in the States are different re this, compared the ones we have here in Europe..yes, sounds strange, but they might use local producers of cans here?
The Cokes I've seen, have very smal 'entrances', the Carlsberg beer one I found, has a very large one..

So ppl in Europe will have a hard time to study the diff. designs of cans and in my case especially beer cans... :)..and I have to be sober preferably... :)
Well, let's put it this way..it is a 'pleasure' :goof:

Once again, what a shame this routine is so freely available, it simply is too outstanding and easy to do to be that easily available..

OTOH, it doesn't matter here in Europe, as the *Mindfreak* series haven't been broadcasted here yet, so -apart from the fellow magicians and who cares- have seen this routine, one still can get out and have fun with what it's aimed at..'normal' ppl, wanting to have a good time and no doubt getting almost crazy when getting the VISUAL impact of this routine..
It's simply pure MAGIC!!
(Compare this routine with ABYSS and you might better understand 'why' I always thought it wasn't worth to do!)

[b]PS. My point is, STUDY the type of cans they have at the place you are, before attempting to perform the effect!!!

Salute to Wayne Houchin for 'inventing' a perfect magic *trick*, that plays bigger then 'walking through a brick wall'...[/b]
Message: Posted by: broothal (Nov 18, 2005 05:25AM)
So Werner - do you need any help drinking all that beer? It's a dirty job, but I offer my services for a reasonable fee ;)
Message: Posted by: Werner G. Seitz (Nov 18, 2005 10:17AM)
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On 2005-11-18 06:25, broothal wrote:
So Werner - do you need any help drinking all that beer? It's a dirty job, but I offer my services for a reasonable fee ;)
[/quote]whatta died yo sai??
III cann't reed..welll hawe soome schleep and ten reareed...:dizzy: :vgoofy:
were is te bed? hawe to reemoove all te cans first... :(
Message: Posted by: Jaybs (Nov 18, 2005 10:36AM)
Werner,

I definitely agree with you. This is one of the best investments I've ever made in magic. It will definitely get great reactions if performed properly. Like Werner mentioned, Sinful is not technically demanding. However, it still requires quite a bit of practice to get it smooth. I just hope that people don't watch the DVD, and immediately try and perform it because after you see how it is done, it looks very simple to do. Please don't do this. I know there will be some people who will anyways, but understand that there are some steps that can ruin the effect right away with insufficient practice (Steps 2 and 4 on the DVD can be difficult). All I want get across to people that own this is to please put in the practice that this trick deserves, and you'll be greatly rewarded.

Joe
Message: Posted by: emyers99 (Nov 18, 2005 12:00PM)
This should never have been released to the public. They should have charged $50 or more and made it available only to magicians. If this becomes the next D'lite, I'm going to go crazy.
Message: Posted by: paisa23 (Nov 18, 2005 12:25PM)
I don't think it will... I think we are safe.
Message: Posted by: APC (Nov 18, 2005 12:29PM)
The thing that got me mad was on the DVD....Chris said the reason we bought it was because of the show, yet I didn't see the show. I bought it because I saw Wayne do it! The lay people bought from the show...not all magicians!
Message: Posted by: emyers99 (Nov 18, 2005 05:00PM)
Exactly!!! Wayne's handling was so much better than Chris' it wasn't even close.
Message: Posted by: tntjr (Nov 27, 2005 04:05PM)
BTW, you can practice the handling over and over up until the last step without opening the can. But I agree, the last step is critical and if you mess it up, it's ruined. But the steps up to that, building the drama can be (and should be) easily practiced up to that point.
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Nov 28, 2005 07:34PM)
Total agreement on this one. I love the effect..it's pure magic, and deserves all the practice you can give it!
Message: Posted by: Eirik (Nov 30, 2005 04:05AM)
Agree, and like Werner mentioned Criss Angel's series are totaly un-known in Europe, so there is no risk this routine is exposed anywhere, at least yet.
I can vouch for the reactions you receive, it's a miracle to laymen and this is easily becoming one of my pet routines.

Wayne Houchin, hope you get a huge magic-scholarship so you can use all your time working on new and revolutionary magic :)

-e-
Message: Posted by: MovieMan (Dec 3, 2005 12:05AM)
I agree as well. This is a tremendous trick--worth a lot more. And it should NOT have been released to the general public!
Message: Posted by: Nick23 (Dec 5, 2005 07:43AM)
Im not sure about you, but I donít think I would want to drink the soda/beer from the can after the coin has been in there. Coins arenít the most hygienic things in the world, you can only imagine where its been.
Message: Posted by: Eirik (Dec 8, 2005 04:16AM)
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On 2005-12-05 08:43, Nick23 wrote:
Im not sure about you, but I donít think I would want to drink the soda/beer from the can after the coin has been in there. Coins arenít the most hygienic things in the world, you can only imagine where its been.
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Boil the coin, let it cool off, then :pepsi: :) :)

-e-
Message: Posted by: bloodkin (Dec 8, 2005 07:25AM)
Paisa23,

Didn't you post somewhere the idea of using the signed coin to buy the soda from a machine? I've been routining that idea and will be trying it out on my travels over the holiday. Just wondering if you've tried it yet?
Message: Posted by: The_Shadow (Feb 4, 2006 02:52PM)
This was easily one of the top effects of last year. Wayne has a brilliant creative mind to come up with this effect. It's just soooo deceptive!
Message: Posted by: Dr Marvin (Feb 5, 2006 10:30AM)
Good idea, but it wasnt groundbreaking, Larry Jennings had a manuscript out called "coin to can" years before Wayne was even born!

Dr Marvin

1-5-06
Message: Posted by: evolve629 (Feb 8, 2006 10:07AM)
For me and a lot of his fans, Wayne Houchin's Coin To Soda Can rountine is simply amazing! Wayne's method is truly diabolical and ingenious. The idea of this thread is to show our support to Wayne and continue success in his magic.
Message: Posted by: 1nOnly (Feb 10, 2006 01:34PM)
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On 2005-12-08 08:25, bloodkin wrote:
Paisa23,

Didn't you post somewhere the idea of using the signed coin to buy the soda from a machine? I've been routining that idea and will be trying it out on my travels over the holiday. Just wondering if you've tried it yet?
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If you follow up some kind of dollar bill routine with this and have a soda machine nearby. Just have the spec put the dollar into the machine. Have them choose an appropriate can of soda and use the change from the machine to complete the effect. Most soda machines take dollars and have drinks costing less than .75, ensuring a quarter in return.
Message: Posted by: makeupguy (Feb 17, 2006 11:33AM)
I can imagine it now.. lazy magicians giving a spectator a dollar (funny enough right there...).. and then asking them to pick an COKE product...

But.. I agree.. Sinful (the original and rightful name) is without question.. the most amazingn piece of magic I've seen in a long time. It's direct, it's simple, there are no "moves"... simply the closest thing to real magic I've seen. It's a bit angley.. but people who aren't paying attention off to the side won't remember what they've seen if they see it.. because they weren't paying attention.. however.. in a street magic situation.. after the first time the effect is done.. you have to be really careful.

I plant a friend close to my right side if I have one available..
Message: Posted by: 1nOnly (Feb 17, 2006 01:13PM)
Stay with me, now, makeupguy, the idea of have a spec (or mark) get you a soda with a dollar is not so far fetched. If you get a soda from somewhere, then maybe that can that you get it "fixed". If they get the can for you and give you the change (quarter signed already, of course) then it makes things all the more fair. It's not a matter of being lazy, it's a matter of making the effect all the more unbelievable.

"Here, let's try something I think you'll like. Here's a dollar, and instead of using one of these diet cokes, could you get me one out of that coke machine there? Yeah, coke or diet coke, but I like the taste of diet coke better. Yeah...any of the diet coke buttons, it doesn't matter. Cool.....now take one of the quarters from the change and...here, with this marker, sign it. Put your initials, my initials....in fact, put your favorit cousin's initials. Or better yet, a best friend's initials from when you were real young."

and go from there....
Message: Posted by: Mago Gregorio (Apr 9, 2006 10:54PM)
For those who bought this great trick, where did you get it (for non US residents), as I saw it unavailable on different magic sites ?
Message: Posted by: magicmanfrank (Apr 10, 2006 01:58AM)
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On 2006-02-10 14:34, 1nOnly wrote:


If you follow up some kind of dollar bill routine with this and have a soda machine nearby. Just have the spec put the dollar into the machine. Have them choose an appropriate can of soda and use the change from the machine to complete the effect. Most soda machines take dollars and have drinks costing less than .75, ensuring a quarter in return.
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Ooooo! This is a BRILLIANT Idea!!!

=Frank=
Message: Posted by: niva (Apr 12, 2006 04:28AM)
Why don't you practice with Ice Tea Cans or Perrier Cans? We have no Coke, Sprite cans here in Malta.
Message: Posted by: niva (Apr 12, 2006 04:31AM)
Mago Gregorio I got it from penguin with free sipping. I can't wait for this.

I suddenly (don't know how, I did not read the posts here or anything) got a great urge to get this. It looks so great!!!!

Are there any other impromptu effects that are so good?

I eagerly await Stigmata now. I doubt it's as impromptu as this.