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Topic: "The One & Only" ...Wicked Man, WICKED! ;)
Message: Posted by: Mb217 (Feb 4, 2010 09:52AM)
*Check it: A coin is at your fingertips, you give it a blow and it's GONE!

You then show your hands completely empty, and then as miraculously as the coin disappears it comes back out of nowhere from an open left hand into full view - It comes out of NOWHERE! Wicked man, WICKED! ;)

This is "The One & Only." Learn this one and you'll be doing it forever. ;)

Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Feb 4, 2010 02:33PM)
Anyone worth their salt in coin magic know how it is done just by watching it onc

Still nice to see....Great job

If a person is stating out in coin magic it would be cool for them.

It seems to be a natural process working with coins. Sooner or later a person will play around and come up with ways to put coins moves together. I don’t see anything new, I myself have done stuff like this just goofing around.

Message: Posted by: Harv (Feb 4, 2010 03:39PM)
Can it be done while wearing short sleeves? Ok...I'm kidding.
Message: Posted by: Mb217 (Feb 5, 2010 10:28AM)
Thanks MD, appreciate your comments man. Incidentally, I really like your work and your posts on the Café. Always good stuff. :)

And Harv, "Yes" it can be done with short sleeves.

OK...I'm kidding. :D Gotcha!
Message: Posted by: fonda57 (Feb 5, 2010 01:31PM)
Either way, it looks very magical.
Message: Posted by: Mb217 (Feb 6, 2010 11:42AM)
Thanks fonda. :) It happens very smoothly so specs can soak up every part of it. It's receiving a great response from people. :)

Guess seeing is believing, or "not seeing" in this case. :D
Message: Posted by: Steve Hook (Feb 6, 2010 08:11PM)
Excellent, MB. Smooth as silk.

Even if someone was able to deduce your method, I'm sure they would still benefit from the details in the lesson. You've obviously worked all the wrinkles out.

Great eye candy! Keep up the good work!

Steve H
Message: Posted by: Mb217 (Feb 8, 2010 11:45AM)
Thanks Steve, glad you like "The One & Only." :)

And you're right, the method would have to be "deduced" and then by a magician at that, and even magician do not see the work as the action is imperceptible. ;) Specs have no clue and for me I do most of my magic for laymen but this fools magician's too, perhaps not the bratty ones but most of them. ;)

Again, it's not difficult and when you get it down it ROCKS! I do it around my office all day long for people and many forget that they might've been on their way to the bathroom or to a meeting because of all the immediate amazement. :D

Hope people continue to check it out and enjoy. :)
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Feb 8, 2010 11:57AM)
Once again, very good work.

Message: Posted by: BenSimon (Feb 9, 2010 02:05PM)
I got it as soon as I saw the demo and am very happy with it. It's pure magic. Once, I saw a guy vanish a coin inches in front of my eyes in a bar and had him repeat it 3 times, my unbelieving stare only grew wider and wider. I told him, I'll pay you for the method, right now. This is exactly the same kind of real magic.

Did you even mention this is no-gaff, no-pull, no-wax, no-sticky-tape, no-star-trek-beaming, sleight only?
Message: Posted by: mormonyoyoman (Feb 10, 2010 01:41AM)
One might be able to deduce some of what happens, but it's very easy to misdirect and prove that's NOT what happened. All in all, I'm very pleased with this -- and Marion once again makes it simple enough for even me to perform!

*jeep!..and God Bless!
--Grandpa Chet
Message: Posted by: Scott F. Guinn (Feb 10, 2010 05:10AM)
Marion has a joy while performing that is truly amazing. He loves to make magic happen.
Message: Posted by: Mb217 (Feb 11, 2010 08:37AM)
Hey thanks you guys for the many good words here of recognition and as to the effect. I've been getting a great response as to this Rocket in your Pocket. :D

Not hard to do and a whole lot of magic and fun ta'boot. :)

Here's what they're saying in other neighborhoods about [b]The One & Only[/b]. :)

On 2010-02-10 13:39, Turk wrote:
I just got done watching the performance video for the nth time. I was looking for an exposed, sloppy or unmotivated move. Something. Anything. A fumbling, a hesitation, an "AH-HA!! Moment", just anything that the performance video would give a clue as to the handling and explanation. It never happened.

Marion calls this one of his "Quickie-Tricky" routines. It certainly is that. Wonderful choreography between the hands. No fumbling. Just simple and direct. Its a fine bit of business and can be used by itself or as part of a full-blown routine.

Just, IMHO. Your mileage may vary.


Message: Posted by: cperkins (Feb 16, 2010 11:33AM)
Vinny Marini's boys, Tim and Mb217 create wonderful magic routines for the mainstream of coin workers. This is another example - pull out a coin and do a little miracle right on the spot. This one gets a very very strong response from specs. Strong magic that is doable.

Fun stuff!

That's why they have such a loyal fan base - that, and the fact that they are helpful.
Message: Posted by: magicFreak2 (Feb 16, 2010 01:23PM)
*cough cough*

Should fool laymen anyways. Nice to see it done professionally :)
Message: Posted by: Mb217 (Feb 18, 2010 09:47AM)
Hey thanks cp and Freak, yeah this effect plays very well. I do most of my magic for people that are not magicians, as truly most magicians do but this piece of magic fools a lot of them as well. ;) But truly more interested in doing magic for people that enjoy being amazed rather than for people that regard it as some sort of test they have to pass or something.

A little story from just this week...I did this for a group of people out on the streets of NYC and there were nothing but gasps. They were just specs on the street about 7 people or so, no magicians or so I thought. After I had moved on I noticed a guy waving to me from the group and he indeed was a magician - WOW! He said that while he knew what I did, he thought I did it very well. He went on to say that it wasn't that he saw anything except the magic but he deduced what I must've done. I just smiled and thanked him for enjoying the magic in spite of himself and of course not ruining it for others. It was funny really as he's going to have quite a time pulling all that off as he "thinks" I did with just a Tenkai Pinch. :D

Just the same, thanks guys and appreciate all the interest in my [b]One & Only[/b].