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joseph
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Thanks for link....The description sounds like a jaw dropping use of the coin.....
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." (Einstein)...
Ray Haining
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Ron Jaxon,

In leu of a video, is the full four-phase routine written up anywhere? Perhaps lecture notes?

I have the Power's book, and while I can understand his enthusiasm over the first two phases of your routine, it would seem that a four-coin routine, logically, would need to be a four-phase routine.

The first two phases are great, and I'm sure the last two are as well. And ending with all four coins in the spectator's hand is the way it should be.
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Ron - do you use just one flipper and no other gimmicks?
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Yes, it only uses one flipper coin and no other gimmicks.

I feel the same way. I mean Mike Powers has a great point about the first to phases being so strong that not much can fallow them. But I like the flow of the entire routine. It falls in the flow that I think all magic routines should have. A powerful opening. An entertaining middle (The surprise appearance get's great reactions) and a shocking finish.

I think the coins appearing in their hand is a shocking finish after you've been making them vanish from their hand. So it kind of reverses and I also agree that the fact that all the coins are in the spectators hand at the end is a very clean way to finish. Then I add the jumbo coin for a real kicker.

I was planning on waiting until my DVD is finished but it looks like it'll take a lot longer then I had hoped. I'm still aiming to have it ready by the time for the Abbotts get-together in August but we'll see.

So I took my written instructions and made them into an E-book. I'm not placing any link on my site to it right now. I'll just link to it from here (Don't want the entire worlds performing it yet.. Smile).

Anyone who knows how the flipper coin works will understand basically what happens just by the description of the effect, but the most important thing in this E-book are the subtleties and presentation tips. During this routine you're placing a gimmick coin in your spectators hand and seemingly giving them control of the situation. Because of this a lot can go wrong if you don't know these subtleties. They casually encourage them to not only do what you need them to do but more importantly for them to not do what you don't want them to do. So I hope the information I put in this E-book will allow you to avoid those things that can go wrong. It took me about 15 years of mistakes to work them out.

Anyway, here's the link to more information and where to get the E-book. My friend said I'm stupid for putting this price on it but I feel it's fair since you'd have to pay for a flipper coin too.

Click here for more info

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Anyone had time to perform this yet? Looking forward to reading how it goes.

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After regaining my ability to hear after 20 years of deafness. I learned that there is magic all around you. The simplest sounds that amazed me you probably ignore. Look and listen around you right now. You'll find something you didn't notice before.
jolyonjenkins
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Ron - it reads well and it looks to be within my capabilities. Just waiting to get my flipper coin ... and a bit of practice ...
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Just ordered it. Im glad to Jaxon, since I'm leaving soon I wont have a mailing address until mid August. At least I can have some things to read and practice while traveling. Thanks.
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Garret Thomas uses a flipper coin and e[ combo on his classic vhs tape "ANY QUESTIONS?" for a three fly routine he calls Threasy.

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I don't think Threasy is the 3-fly - it's a three coin production and vanish
But there is a 3-fly effect on that tape
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Still practicing it in My own hands basically mimicking as if I was the spec as well. I only have my School craft Flipper and don't always have a table around so you bet that I'm a little cautious, but I hope to over come it and try it out on someone. Thanks Jaxon, would be great to see some clips of your audience reactions. But that's just me, I'm a reaction freak.
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Oh wow Ron, I just re-read this thread and noticed that you have a great routine along the same basic lines as a routine I've been playing with after seeing Dan Watkins routine 4 Coins, Your Hands. Great minds think alike......

I think I'll be picking up your routine to compare notes. This routines sounds like a winner.
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On 2006-05-22 16:40, Godhandz wrote:
And of course don't forget about Robert Swadling's Double Deception


Eric,

I'm happy to see someone post this. Bob came up with the concept and marketed what's become known as the Flipper Coin, almost 40 years ago. He called it the Swadling coin. Good to see he hasn't fallen into complete obsucity and the he's still getting some credit.

Vince Mendoza
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The troy hoosier book has a lot of effects using the flipper coin.
plungerman
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I first saw routines with the flipper by Troy Houser (sp). After being blown away by his stuf I learned that others had "discovered" it simaltaneausly, that is, years before and a few since.

A new gimmick only alters the current effects and methods a tiny bit, but after a while, once it becomes old, and new again, entirely new effects are created and methods exploited. It's pretty cool.
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Jamie Schoolcraft gives Bob full credit for the flipper coin on the Dan Watkins dvd which contains Dan's great handling for the coin.
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Ron,just ordered your routine but haven't been sent the download link yet so still waiting to try it out Smilebut certainly looking forward to it as it sounds great.
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Ron,thanks for sorting out the link. All is fine now looking forward to trying this out. Thanks:)
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Ron,
I've been performing Flip-m-out for about 6 weeks now, and it is getting a fabulous reaction. I purchased a flipper from Schoolcraft and would gladly have paid 3 times the amount for the reactions I've gotten using his coin and your routine. Many regulars at the restaurant and bars in which I work, have commented that it is one of the best routines they have seen me perform. And, they have seen literally hundreds of tricks over the years. Thanks, Ron.
Patrick
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Ron,
I've ordered it based, on the comments from Patrick. Looking forward to it.
Jim
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This routine is absolutely phenomenal. I ordered Ron's e-book a week or so ago and it's great...easy to understand and well illustrated. I have a feeling I'm going to be performing this trick a lot. The first guy I showed it to was in awe and he had no idea where to even begin in terms of figuring out how I did it. Hats off to Ron!
Yours In Magic,
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