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Hi! I own Copper, Silver, Brass with a lousy routine. Routine consists of making a switch in the pocket, and then at the end again (you who know c-s-b understand). I'm not satisfied, to much running to the pockets, doesn't feel good. I wonder, any suggestions on good routines for this? I'm thinking of buying D. Roth's 3 tapes, is it on any one of these?

I also wonder, I saw a routine on JBTV Are they really using the ordinary set? Please help, have paid a lot, but don't get anything out of it!

Anyone who can give me a hint of a good routine (or even scematical point it out for me, since buying a book for just one trick seems a bit... unnecessery)..

Thanks, Hĺkan
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John Bannon's "Smoke and Mirrors" has a good routine. James Lewis has a good routine on his video "Million-Dollar Mysteries", but I think the video is unavailable these days.
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Paul Green's "In the Trenches" DVD has the best answer I've seen.


PS I also seem to recall Ken Brooke did some work with the 2C/1S, but can't seem to put my hands on it now.
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Look for Doc Eason's "The Old 3 Coin Trick" on one of his bar magic videos.
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I'm going to have to go with John Bannon's Aztec-Orient Express.

Doc's routine is cool too, but I don't do the last part where you show the extra coins, I think it takes away from the effect.

Reed McClintock's 3 with csb is way freaking cool too.

I'm sure if you carry and mess with the coins enough you will run into your own ideas.
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The best I've seen is Cody Fishers CSB,from his Unforgettable Coin magic video. Theres a few other great routines on the video,and it only runs about $20.
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David Roth performs the copper silver brass routine on his DVD "Ultimate Coin Magic Collection" volume one. His DVD teaches routines using gaffed coins including copper/silver, csb, and shells. His routine does use the pocket.
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The routine that Roth performs is the standard Sheets/Wagner routine that usually comes written up with the coin set.
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I would be interested in your preferences in the two different Copper, Silver, Brass sets. The set Johnson makes (as used in James Lewis' routine) vs. the original Eddie Gibson post coin set (as used in the Ken Brooke routine).

I have both, but since the post set was available first, that was the set I used for all those past years, so it is my preference only due to the familiarity I had grown to have due to using it.
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Geoff Latta and Bob Kohler have published C/S/B routines that do not use the gimmick but instead another more simple gimmick.
I've been toying for the last few weeks with this and it is both magical as intriguing(in manners of experimenting different methods for the same effect).
Anyone of you tried these routines?

BTW I own a Todd Lassen CSB set which makes me drool every time I take it out of it's purse. It is SO beautiful Smile

The Chinese Bit from Eddie Gibson is also interesting (Am I mistaken that this set is not too widely known in the US?), since the nested gimmick can be shown on both sides. Just like in the 2C-1S sets.
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I have Lots of Routines for it in my Books It's
one of my top 5 gaffs!

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You might be interested in my routine, "Pouched CSB" which never goes to the pocket at all and everything is done right under the audience's noses without their knowledge. It's in Great Scott! It's Coin Magic!
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I must agree with Dan that Bob Kohler's routine is very interesting, although using three different coins, it doesn't use the CSB set.
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Latta's routine and Kohler's adaptation is incredibly constructed. My money is on Jim Lewis' "foreign exchange", however. It is relatively short, extremely visual and is wonderfully routined to provide maximum impact on a lay audience. It won't fool many magicians who are familiar with the set (unlike Latta's, which will fool magicians and laypeople, but is a tad less visual), but who cares.
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I have noticed that there are different styles, and maybe qualities of copper, silver, brass sets offered at different dealer sites.
Are some better than others? And which do you recommend buying, and which to stay away from.


Thanks CardMaker.

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The BEST C/S/B routine I've seen is Christian Chelman's on his video from International Magic. It is NOT taught but is demonstrated - you'll be able to figure it out if you are familiar with the gaff. It is taught (in French) on the video Christian Chelman Seminaire (Paris, 1995) by Joker Magic in France. This routine compromises of ideas of Bannon, Lewis, etc.

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The hands down best coin routine using a 2C/1S (I know you have the brass, however, this can be adapted) is Gary Kurtz, Trio in Three (on video tape). I actually think this is one of the top 10 best coin tricks ever created. The routining is spectacular. The ending sequence smacks the spectators up-side the head, while simultaneously switching out the gaff coins. Unbelievable.
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For a partial bibliography of C/S/B routines and additional suggestions, please see the January 15, 2003, "Copper/Silver/Brass" post on "Show Me the Money."
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I would have to go with Cody Fishers Real World CSB slays spectators and ends with the coins examinable which isn't common in most CSB routines

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If you have the money to spend, you seriously have to check out Todd Lassen's Website and look at his different CSB sets. He has a new one coming out that I am most likely going to pick up using a Morgan Dollar, and Dragon Coin.

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