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Message: Posted by: Eric Jones (May 8, 2010 12:06AM)
Just wanted to let you know that I'll be premiering a new routine at this years S.A.M. Convention. It's called Audio. Here's a quick preview of the routine:


Hope to see you in Atlanta!!!
Message: Posted by: Jumbopenny (May 8, 2010 12:55AM)
Wowwww !!!!!! That was INSANE!!!
That's the most enjoyable coin routine I've ever witnessed.
I had the happiest feeling while watching that. Not just on my face, but all over. Part of me thought that's so clean and smooth I don't even want to analyze it. I just want to sit back and enjoy it. The other part of me said I want to figure it out and perform that right now!

When it said at the end, "No gimmicks or extra coins, impromptu, extremely practical," I said, "NO WAY!"

Congrats on coming up with this, and thank you for your Fabulous dvd set, An Extension of Me.

Message: Posted by: kardillusions (May 8, 2010 01:31AM)

Holy Crap.

Message: Posted by: Oliver Ross (May 8, 2010 01:35AM)
Very magical Eric. And looks like something you can use in the real world.

Thank you for the sneek preview.

Message: Posted by: lorenwade (May 8, 2010 03:02AM)
What the heck!?

Thoroughly fooled and impressed.
Message: Posted by: PAUL K (May 8, 2010 07:00AM)
Looked Awesome!

Something different.
Message: Posted by: magicman1 (May 8, 2010 07:15AM)

Message: Posted by: funsway (May 8, 2010 07:45AM)
I am assuming spectators can hear the coin arrive in the pocket -- yes?
Message: Posted by: Eric Jones (May 8, 2010 08:22AM)
On 2010-05-08 08:45, funsway wrote:
I am assuming spectators can hear the coin arrive in the pocket -- yes?

Yes Sir.
Message: Posted by: Jaz (May 8, 2010 08:58AM)
Excellent stuff Eric! You always impress and inspire.
Message: Posted by: StuartNolan (May 8, 2010 10:54AM)
Well played sir!

Message: Posted by: jazzy snazzy (May 8, 2010 11:11AM)
Yet another great one!
You are definitely on a roll.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Brown (May 8, 2010 11:32AM)
Beautiful man...we need to get together. Hope to hear from you.

Message: Posted by: BrianMillerMagic (May 8, 2010 11:37AM)
Well, having finally seen this preview I think I've got to say: You win. That was simply gorgeous.
Message: Posted by: Michael Rubinstein (May 8, 2010 11:39AM)
Looks good Eric!
Message: Posted by: manreb (May 8, 2010 11:44AM)

That was excellent. Very magical and entertaining.

Message: Posted by: Lawrence O (May 8, 2010 05:49PM)

I love the routine bu you need a slight clean up on the third coin, there is something weak with your HPC; Not as fluid as the rest (if you allow me to say so)
Message: Posted by: rutabaga (May 8, 2010 06:17PM)
I'd have to agree with Lawrence O I usually shy away from HPC [and look for my own workarounds], and I think I would here too. Not that I wouldn't be VERY interested in this... it's quite beautiful.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (May 8, 2010 06:30PM)
Perhaps the Gallo sleight instead?
Message: Posted by: polygonsmagic (May 8, 2010 06:58PM)
Yep, HPC was what stuck out as blip in the routine. Great job though.
Message: Posted by: Jaz (May 8, 2010 06:59PM)
I doubt the unknowing eyes of laypeople saw anything but magic.

How many times did you guys watch the routine in order find something weak?

The live spectators watched it once.
Youtubers, well that's another story.
Message: Posted by: polygonsmagic (May 8, 2010 07:14PM)
Well, we are coin magicians watching this. :) We automatically spot HPC when it happens.

But it does look like something fishy happens at the moment something fishy happens and I do think that lay people detect that from personal experience.

The pace of the entire routine is soft and flowing, with this one really fast thing happening. Knowing what a perfectionist Eric is, I'm sure he'll address this if he feels necessary, there are many solutions.
Message: Posted by: Lawrence O (May 8, 2010 07:17PM)
On 2010-05-08 19:30, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
Perhaps the Gallo sleight instead?

I thought about Lou Gallo's move as well but Eric didn't have the space for doing it on such a small space. Possibly some variants of the HPC as devised by Derek Dingle in his coins through the table routines would be of help.

I hope that everyone understands that my comment find its ground with my admiration and deep liking of Eric's work. Now it is true that top quality magic level creates higher expectations.

I definitely agree with Jaz's comment that no lay audience would notice the slightly weaker point that I highlighted but knowing Eric's taste for totally slick magic, I thought that we owed him a sincere comment... and my sincere comment is that I find this routine very interesting that I like it. It's rare to see a "one behind" plot design and I'm still a fan of Eric's performing style.
Message: Posted by: Jaz (May 8, 2010 07:22PM)
I didn't "automatically spot" it.
Eric's charming personality didn't allow me to.

Yes, I'll say that I watched it more than once before HPC was mentioned.
Did I [i]finally[/i] catch on? Yes but only because I'm somewhat in the know.

I'm sure Eric would address any possible problems too.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (May 8, 2010 07:27PM)
Forgot to leave a base comment on the routine

Ah, the sound of magic. Bravo Eric.
Message: Posted by: J-Mac (May 8, 2010 09:33PM)
Very smooth routine: not too complex, very simple for spectators watching and yet extremely magical!

Thank you Eric.

Message: Posted by: Eric Jones (May 9, 2010 08:49PM)
Oh thanks to you guys. I'm hoping more people look up Henry Hay's Coins up the Sleeve Routine from Routined Manipulation 2 as a starting point prior to the release of this project so you can compare the two methods. Some people may like the Hay Method. However, I feel my method is much more reliable.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hallahan (May 9, 2010 08:59PM)
Excellent Eric! Great routine!
Message: Posted by: Daveandrews (May 9, 2010 09:34PM)
The sound of the coins arriving in the pocket is the killer touch - and I am not a close-up person, but enjoyed it thoroughy.

Message: Posted by: mumford (May 9, 2010 09:44PM)
Nicely done Eric. Bravo!
Message: Posted by: Chad Sanborn (May 10, 2010 11:20AM)
I loved it! The HPC was ok, I thought. Nice routine, and the sound of the coins arriving is superb.
Henry Hay was a great and underrated magician. His tome, The Amateur Magician's Handbook, was my first ever in magic. It taught me the basics of sleight of hand, and his description of coin magic (his passion) really showed. He was a student of T. Nelson Downs, so he learned from the best.

Good show, old chap!

Message: Posted by: cosmicsecret (May 11, 2010 12:35PM)
Really like the routine!
Wish you all the best with it and looking for a release.
Message: Posted by: Hare (May 21, 2010 02:18PM)
I'm a bit late to the party, but this was really nice.

I like how clear and straightforward it is, and how sweetly you've worked out the concept of having the coins simply arrive musically in the pockets.

Very disarming and charming.
Message: Posted by: TKO MAGIC (May 21, 2010 05:51PM)
Eric, over the past few years I've known you, it has been a real pleasure to know you and call you a friend, but on top of that, I especially love watching you grow. From a kid who wore over-sized basketball jerseys to a sharp dressed man LOL. You matured in all different ways. Sky's the limit for you, my Friend.

Message: Posted by: landmark (May 23, 2010 08:56PM)
Many beautiful moments, but to this watcher, the hand to the pocket at :34 seems unmotivated and suspicious.
Message: Posted by: Eric Jones (May 25, 2010 09:02AM)
On 2010-05-23 21:56, landmark wrote:
Many beautiful moments, but to this watcher, the hand to the pocket at :34 seems unmotivated and suspicious.

It's perfectly motivated. The pocket is inside out. Gotta turn it right side in.
Message: Posted by: landmark (May 25, 2010 03:40PM)
Ah! That wasn't clear to me on video. Thanks for clarifying.
Best wishes,
Message: Posted by: Corbett (May 27, 2010 05:41PM)
2 Words: Very Cool.
Message: Posted by: Pete McEwen (May 27, 2010 06:16PM)
Eric, just watched this again, and again, I am truly impressed. I remember you telling me this idea, and I thought it'd be a cute trick, but it's unbelievable. Well done.
Message: Posted by: Dan Bernier (May 28, 2010 01:09AM)
Coming soon to PaperCraneMagic.Com

Eric Jones presents a full body close up illusion. This is coin magic at its finest. Four coins are displayed on the palm of the hand. One at a time, the coins are rendered invisible and tossed into the air. As each coins falls, you hear an audible clink in the pocket indicating the moment the coin arrives. This process is repeated until the hands are left COMPLETELY EMPTY, and all four coins are extracted openly from the pocket. No extra coins. No pulls. No hold outs. No gimmicks. The magic is practical for virtually every situation, making this a perfect trick for the casual hobbyist or serious professional. You can even borrow four coins and perform this wonderful piece of impromptu piece of magic.

Message: Posted by: Eric Jones (May 28, 2010 06:07AM)
Thanks for the link, Dan! Mandy with PaperCrane worked with me on this one. However, the only place to pre-order is on my website: http://www.ericjonesmagic.com/products.html
Message: Posted by: Carl Andrews (May 29, 2010 09:51PM)
Message: Posted by: Strange Tasting Fish Sticks (May 29, 2010 09:56PM)
That is a great routine, Eric. And, you are a very kind person. You are very smooth. Great job, and I feel embarrassed I am a coin magician but do not know what "HPC" means.

On 2010-05-30 00:03, Strange Tasting Fish Sticks wrote:
I think I may have an idea now. All I will say is, is it the move invented by a Chinese man?

Message: Posted by: Jonathan Brown (May 29, 2010 11:05PM)
Correct...Han Ping Chien. Great move. Geoff Latta's variations are golden! The isolation placement made this move make sense to me.

Message: Posted by: nachotuoni (Jun 11, 2010 01:00AM)
Congratulations and thank you for such good gifts you are providing to magic.

Best wishes.
Message: Posted by: Chad Sanborn (Jun 11, 2010 10:23AM)
It's perfectly motivated. The pocket is inside out. Gotta turn it right side in.

I once did a deck switch based on this idea. I pulled a deck out of my coat pocket an a small red handkerchief came partly out too. I took the cards out of the box and placed the cards on the table. At the same time, the hand with the box casually tucked the handkerchief back in. Secretly switching the empty box for a full box.

I know it was well motivated and sneaky as Simon Lovell was shocked when at the end after the cards had vanished they were all back in the box. His eyes literally bugged out.

In short, yes this type of pocket dodge does work.