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No, really, its, really, no, really, really really good.
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In regards to Lhotta's post, it must be where you live. I agree with him that different cans will come in different places. Here in Ohio, Pepsi cans have been fantastic to work with and what I have performed with the most. A few Mt. Dew. The Coors Light can was great but Budweiser was almost too difficult to deal with.

But here in Ohio, Pepsi cans rule.
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Sound like there are only eleven magicians in the country that have not done this yet.. hmmmmmmm
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On 2005-12-03 15:37, Pete Biro wrote:
Sound like there are only eleven magicians in the country that have not done this yet.. hmmmmmmm


Make that twelve.
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I never did get around to ordering it!
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The thing to remember is to practice on the cans before hand. I practice with many different brands of soda pop cans, and then I know which ones to stay clear and which ones are swsome. All together though, it should work with every can. I love this trick! -DP
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Diet Coke and diet Sprite cans are the best. I remembered at one time I knew I was going to perform this effect, I purposely bring a cooler of assorted beverages - mostly of the above two - and when the spec brought it out of the cooler for me, it seemed all fair and impromptu. So my suggestion would be to bring some beverages to the show as you're contributing to the event or for yourself when you want to perform this effect without any potential problem.
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Coke,Diet coke, sprite,all work great.I'm thinking coke products in general have the perfect requirments. I don't think I would attempt this without first being sure that the given can has been personally tested by me. As I buy a soft drink from somewhere I have been buying a different brand and variety,and secretly testing it out. Just experiment with as many as you can.At worst,you buy a few extra drinks.
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I used to work at a place where they stocked our kitchens with FREE soda. Just about every major drink you can think of. So when I bought this effect, I figured that I had the perfect testing ground. I went into the kitchen and pulled one can after another out of the shelves and tried it on several cans. I had a problem with making the coin "penetrate" several of the cans. That made me VERY reluctant to perform it impromptu. The only way I'd do it now is to test a can beforehand to make sure it'll work. I'd suggest everyone else do the same. You never when when the folks at Coke or Pepsi are going to change their cans.
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A and W root beer wont work on the last part of the effect. I have just started using nickels. They work and can be signed and people are still blown away from the coin being in the can. No worries about this can or that can. Less chance of flashing with smaller coin too but can still be signed on both sides and still just as visual. The coin is GONE when it is slammed into the bottom of the can.

When finishing the routine, don't flip the top back all the way when opening the can,Empty and shake a bit and then hand out the can and when the spectator tries to get it out, they have to totally push the tab to get the coin out. Good showmanship and just as strong in my opinion.

A Nickel is just available and impressive as a quarter. Like a bent cap on prohibition or a unbent cap. doesn't make a difference, none of the stated should ever be able to penetrate the can/bottle.Use a Nickel and no worries about this can or that can. I havent tried every single can made but I bet you they ALL will work, less stress and even more inpromtu Smile Donkeys and Waffles
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On 2006-12-03 13:40, evolve629 wrote:
Diet Coke and diet Sprite cans are the best. I remembered at one time I knew I was going to perform this effect, I purposely bring a cooler of assorted beverages - mostly of the above two - and when the spec brought it out of the cooler for me, it seemed all fair and impromptu. So my suggestion would be to bring some beverages to the show as you're contributing to the event or for yourself when you want to perform this effect without any potential problem.



Evolve629... I am going to perform this on Friday at a neighbors house (after Buckeyes/Gators party). All they drink is Bud light and Diet RC. I will bring my own cooler. Thanks for a great idea.
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Had an issue with a bud light can this weekend. Just a heads up. Might have just been that can.
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Sometimes when I don't see a suitable can that Wayne mentioned in the DVD, I just don't do the effect. I just save it for later Smile
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On 2007-01-09 07:45, paisa23 wrote:
Had an issue with a bud light can this weekend. Just a heads up. Might have just been that can.


Paisa...was it the last can of a 12 pak? Smile

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Is using a quarter THAT important ? Seems everyone is so worried about this can and that can when a NICKEL has worked with every can I have tried. Try it, First stage, no issue, 2nd part as easy more cover , 3rd part guaranteed no issues. Still difficult to get out. I could shove a peanut in the can and people would be amazed. It is not the steak, it is the sizzle. Noone has ever said, yeah but can you do a quarter or a half dollar ? They are just blown away.
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I practiced with several different brands beer cans. When I woke up, there were 24 empty beer cans on the floor and I can't seem to remember the results.
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You know, nickel is a great suggestion. I can't beleive I didn't think of that. Thanks.
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Thanks, I think it solves the can brand problem completely.

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Yeah, I never even considered using a nickel either. I'll have to re-investigate. For those that don't like the idea of it being able to just fall out of the can, pour it out slowly and the nickel will still stay inside. Then hand the can to the spec and let them shake it around / discover it to be inside.
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I have tried it several times with a nickel and it hit just as hard. I have never had it just fall out when I turn the can over, even after flipping the top ALL the way, But I usually just leave the top halfway open and pour and let the spectator have the can after I empty and shake it a bit, it always takes them some time to get it out and some talk about how difficult it is to get out. You will see when you do it that you can empty it yourself and flip it upside down and see the initial w/out it falling out. Just my experiences but I will never use a quarter again, too many cans that wont work or are difficult. ALL cans work with a nickel.

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