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Topic: Coinvanish.com Update: Reviews of Coin Classics Vol. 2 and David Stone's Coin Magic DVDs
Message: Posted by: Dan Watkins (Aug 2, 2004 08:33PM)
I just posted the reviews at http://www.coinvanish.com


Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Sep 12, 2004 11:09AM)
Thanks again Dan for the thorough review. David is a true artist with coins. His coin loading under a card work is amazing. I am very impressed how easily he can release a coin from classic palm from a stack of four one at a time. I work mostly with silver dollars and can do that about 90% of the time. He has inspired me to shoot for 100%. So far, I'm getting close to that. I highly recommend the DVDs but these really are not for beginners.
Message: Posted by: joeKing (Sep 12, 2004 12:01PM)
Just out of curiousity, Mr Watkins, How long have you been studying coin magic?

I have recently started and I am a little put off because the sleights involved take a lot more time to learn then those in card magic...you seem like one who is VERY ADVANCED in coin work.
Message: Posted by: Dan Watkins (Sep 15, 2004 03:02PM)

It's pretty much a niche thing - I like coins a lot, so I spend a lot of time working with them. Once you get over the hump of learning the foundations, a lot of coin magic is simply learning the sequencing and timing to pull off an effect.

I got into magic relatively late - been about six years, but pretty intense on the coin work.

If it makes you feel any better, I am no good at card sleights at all - its just a matter of where I choose to spend my time.