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Topic: Copper Silver Brass Gag
Message: Posted by: Christopher Congreave (Jul 31, 2006 02:41AM)
I have ordered a Copper Silver Brass set in Morgan Dollars and will be using it professionally, I am going to use the John Bannon routine but want to start by having the regular coins in a coin purse and having them examined then switch in the gimmick, this will not only improve the trick (I think) but will automatically reset aswell. My question is, can any one think of a good line/gag to cover going to my pocket to switch at the start, I thought something like "would you be impressed if I could make these coins vanish" then go into pocket and switch.
I am sure someone could think of a better line. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Message: Posted by: Mike.Shots (Jul 31, 2006 03:10AM)
I never did CSB professionally, but whenever I demo'd it, I would hand out the three normal coins, and have the gimmick in my pocket. I would say "Now, if I put the half in my pocket, and leave the copper coin and chinese coin in my hand, do you know what happens?" I would open my hand and say "Absolutely nothing" and under the albeit poor humor, I would just take the gimmicked half out leaveing the normal half in my pocket.

It was a very plain jane CSB routine, but it gets the switch done.
Message: Posted by: Jeff Corn (Jul 31, 2006 08:55AM)
That's the way the owner does it here. I've never really been a fan of putting the coin in your pocket, since you don't do it for every phase. Dan Watkins has a great handling of CSB on his Coin Man Walking video.
Message: Posted by: paisa23 (Jul 31, 2006 09:31AM)
DOc Eason has it on His DVD's. That is how I do it. Basically the gimmie part of the trick.
Message: Posted by: jimmyj (Jul 31, 2006 01:38PM)
The best C/S/B routine I've seen and practised and performed for friends ( in my opinion) is Cody Fisher's Real World Copper Silver Brass from his DVD. The switching in of the gimmick is excellent. Some very nice visual changes as well and you're not tipping the fact that you have extra coins in play. Dan Watkins routine is also very nice. Well constucted. See Dan's website for his thoughts on Cody's routine.
Message: Posted by: Paul Wingham (Jul 31, 2006 02:53PM)
I would use a sleeve, a palm to palm switch and a topit. Don't want to go into to much detail but I'm sure you can figure out what I'm implying p.m if interested and don't get my cryptic clue. This is the approach I use if I ever need to switch a coin. I usualy do this with a bent coin.

I used to do the doc eason routine but during a "bart"mitzvar.... that is a simpsons themed barmitzvar for those interested. the gimmick got stuck and I've never replaced it.
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Aug 1, 2006 11:33AM)
Get Doc Eason or Paul Green's routines. OR switch to Poker Chip Surprise from http://www.porperoriginals.com (comes complete with a switch purse)
Message: Posted by: jerdunn (Aug 1, 2006 11:57AM)
If you want to do CSB with a purse, you might check out Jim Lewis's "Foreign Exchange," taught on his Million Dollar Mysteries video. Spectators can handle the coins at the start and end of the trick. There are three very magical phases, one being a visual change done with just a wave of the hand.

Message: Posted by: Christopher Congreave (Aug 1, 2006 12:36PM)
Thanks Guy's, to be honest I like the Bannon routine, the only thing I wanted to change was he starts with the gimmick in play and I want to start and finish clean, so all I was really looking for was a line/gag to cover switching in the gimmick in the first place.Any Ideas???
Message: Posted by: luismagic (Aug 3, 2006 05:45PM)
James Lewis has one of the best versions of CSB on his Million Dollar Mysteries video. It envolves a coin purse. It is well worth checking out.
Message: Posted by: Larry Davidson (Aug 4, 2006 12:38PM)
That video has a lot of great material.
Message: Posted by: Spydur (Aug 4, 2006 01:39PM)
I agree with Luismagic. I am glad that I saw his post otherwise this would have been a waste of a post and you would have just been re-reading his post in mine. Thank goodness, would not want to waste your time. hahaha

Get James Lewis' video. The switch on there is GOLD! Not to mention the coins tru table. PURE GOLD!

Message: Posted by: Simon Tan (Aug 5, 2006 11:30AM)
Kurtz's TRIO IN THREE. One of the best CSB routine I've seen.
Message: Posted by: Christopher Congreave (Aug 16, 2006 06:35AM)
I have found what I was looking for and it wasn't a gag, I was given by a friend a Larry Becker purse, which is normally used for mentalism routines, however I have put together my routine so that it uses the purse and the spectator has the ungimmicked coins in their hands at the end, and I can reset in front of them.

If anyone would like to know more feel free to e-mail or PM me.

Thanks for all the help.:)
Message: Posted by: nique (Aug 19, 2006 01:15PM)
Kurtz's Trio-in-Three is an excellent routine but cannot be done with a CSB set. It requires a 2 copper-silver set.

Though I've a friend who can do it with a CSB with some clever modifications and black art.
Message: Posted by: rowdymagi5 (Aug 19, 2006 02:15PM)
Where can one find Million Dollar Mysteries by James Lewis?
Message: Posted by: joseph (Aug 20, 2006 06:45AM)
On 2006-08-04 14:39, Spydur wrote:
Get James Lewis' video. The switch on there is GOLD! Not to mention the coins tru table. PURE GOLD!
Not a regular table.....a glass table!...Great routines, and a Magic Castle performance by Lewis.....
Message: Posted by: magicmind (Aug 21, 2006 02:53PM)
On 2006-08-19 15:15, rowdymagi5 wrote:
Where can one find Million Dollar Mysteries by James Lewis?

GOOGLE pointed me here....owner is a Café' member ;)

Message: Posted by: andrelimantara (Aug 22, 2006 08:57PM)
Hi there,

My friend use CSB professionally

He's a member of the Café his nick is Dean A

and his routine is original from him....

Hope this help

Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Aug 22, 2006 09:01PM)
The roots of CSB go to Connie Haden and just the plain vanilla, original is a KILLER... and so are many of the variations... BECAUSE the basic idea is a miracle and hats off to Haden (see his original way in Bobo's Modern Coin Magic).

I was fortunate enough to see him demonstrate it personally and it fooled the wee outta mee... bought it on the spot.