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Topic: Spinning coin
Message: Posted by: padre rich (Aug 14, 2019 02:00PM)
On library.com https://www.lybrary.com/spinning-coin-p-923191.html very good for gathering a crowd...
Message: Posted by: hypnoman1 (Aug 14, 2019 09:24PM)
Great price for a 100-year-old classic effect. I would like to hear from street performers on this if they have tried it and what the actual audience test has been to draw a crowd.
Message: Posted by: Zauberman (Aug 15, 2019 05:34PM)
"A large coin is made to spin on its edge around the inside rim of a metal basin."

Don't understand exactly what is happening here. Is it causing the coin to spin around the inside with centrifugal force???????
Message: Posted by: padre rich (Aug 16, 2019 11:56PM)
Yes,the coin spins around the rim of the basin on its edge very fast,almost too fast to see,also,the basin can be handed off to a spectator and he can keep the coin in motion once he learns to move the basin correctly.it causes such a racket,the effect is almost hypnotizing.like nothing they've ever seen.if you're looking for something different that's ez to troup...don't wait for street performers to stumble upon this,take my word for it...
Message: Posted by: Zauberman (Aug 19, 2019 05:36AM)
Thank you Mr Rich :-)
I have purchased this from Lybrary and getting a proper basin.
Message: Posted by: padre rich (Aug 19, 2019 04:25PM)
Chinatown, the right basin...also use a large heavy Mexican coin or the Chinese new year themed coins from chinatown...
Message: Posted by: AceOfShades (Aug 23, 2019 12:06AM)
Looks like a steal for that price, I imagine you could also set the basin out for tips when you've performed for the crowd you used it to gather.
Message: Posted by: padre rich (Aug 24, 2019 10:52PM)
Now you're catching on...also,on lybrary.com. look up ELEGANT SCARECROWS,a thin on ancient water tricks.THE BUNDAR BOAT is a middle eastern street running gag from the turn of the century that can be combined with the basin and add quirky appeal to your performance.you get 4 trix for the price...a steal...an act in itself...