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Salby
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I am debating about getting a flipper coin (FC), but while browsing, I am noticing the different name brands (Johnson, Tango, etc.) and types-- Whether a "Magnetic" or "Gravity" type. I never actually held one in my own hand, but have a couple of DVD's where Troy Hooser and Joshua Jay utilize this Gaffed coin and the effect is devastating enough for me to want one.

Can anyone give a brief "crash course" summary of pros and cons of all of these and what they would recommend?? There is too much to choose from and I don't want to wastefully spend my money and get disappointed.
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If your wanting to do the stuff from troy a dollar sized flipper is almost a must. I like the gravity type as you can ly them on your hand or table and they stay open but a gentle toss they close.

edit: the dollar size is because the moves don;t look or work as well with a half
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Yesterday I saw some devastating new routines in the hands of Dean Dill with half-dollar flippers... these are, IMHO, the best size.

But then you could also go for the poker chip flipper seen at http://www.porperoriginals.com (you can drop these and they don't get hurt).
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Pete I like the half sized the best as well, as far as versitility but for the hooser material its the dollar
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Salby,

save your money for Gravity and Magnetic coins until you get used to the operation of a regular coin. For a fraction(usually less than $40) of the cost to get a solid silver half or dollar sized flipper, you can get a clad Kennedy flipper. I personally suggest a Johnson Product. There are tons of reasons why.

The coins are durable. I've dropped my Johnson flippers on concrete repeatedly. they take a lickin' and keep on flippin'. ( I think I just "coined" a phrase there)

Obviously, Johnson coins are less expensive. If you decide you don't like the feel of this type of gaff, a $40 dollar gaff will find it's way to you magic junk drawer rather than a $90-250 dollar gaff.

Johnson Coins are dependable. Johnson coins are the standard in our industry for a reason. For the price, no one beats a Johnson. (now I sound like an advertisement)

PLUS, Johnson now makes flipper coins in walking liberty half dollars AND in Eisenhower dollar coins as well as kennedy halves. So save some bucks and try a Johnson before upgrading to a Lassen or Schoolcraft or DeLong...
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Get Johnson if you can.
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Since I got a gravity flipper, the other kind just sits in my drawer. To me there is no comparison. The gravity flipper opens so easily, it lays flat in your hand when in the open position, and the underneath coin has the edges milled, no groove. And as stated above, it can close by a simple toss.
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On 2007-07-26 20:54, tbaer wrote:
And as stated above, it can close by a simple toss.


While that is all true....if an unexperienced toss lands the coin on a hard wood floor the wrong way, or concrete for that matter, it takes quite a bit of work to get it feeling the same way again. Again, I just suggested the biggest bang for the fewest bucks. No question that gravity flippers are vastly superior to the regular, but I'm suggesting walking before running.
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I have to agree with Godhandz here. I think gravity flippers are unbeatable. I have a barber gravity flipper and just ordered a morgan from todd lassen. I wish I would have done what Godhandz suggested and just bought a johnson at first. Luckily I saw Hooser's stuff, and Godhandz's stuff and realized what a killer the flipper coin was and use it all the time now. we did have a falling out one time when it decided to snap mid performance, but it listens better now. I say go with the johnson and if you like it, indulge yourself and give todd a call.

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Actually I went the route Eric has endorsed and I couldn't agree with him more. It would be wise for you to listen to the voice of experience Salby.....
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Salby
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Thanks everyone for your input. I think I just have to go with the good ol' "Johnny" product.

Now going thru my research I came across something called a BUTTER COIN:


http://themagicwarehouse.com/DV9747/Butter-Coin.htm


What is this?? Some advertisements explain that it is a great utility coin that also acts as a Flipper Coin.

What are your thoughts on this product and does Johnson make this also?? Should I go with a BUTTER COIN because it seems to do everything a Flipper Coin can do PLUS more??
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Or get the Bite-Coin Plus.
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Hi Salby,
No go with a fliper coin! It's much better!!!
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Salby
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On 2007-07-29 00:01, David Neighbors wrote:
Hi Salby,
No go with a fliper coin! It's much better!!!



I'm confused with this quote..... Which Gaffed Coin is much better??
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Chad Barnard
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He's saying don't get the butter coin get the flipper. The flipper is much better.
Salby
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Oh-- Ok.... You can see by his wording that it would lead to confusion.

Anyway, I put my order in for the JOHNSON Flipper Coin. Now-- It is the dreaded "Wait" in the mail Smile

BTW, does Johnson make a Flipper Coin for a Quarter(s)?? I did a search on the web and could NOT find one. If anyone knows where, please post the link.

Thanks.
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I have a question. Forthe first time in 2 years my Schoolcraft Flipper finally snapped, is there any video tutorials on how to repair it?
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Paisa23,
My Schoolcraft flipper came with replacement rubberbands, a wooden dowel/set-thing to repair it on, and instructions. Did yours come with any of that? PM me if you need help.
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Butter Coin is just a folding coin.. IT only folds on one side... it's a good cut and undetectable but not a very good replacement of the flipper coin. Flipper can make one coin look like two.... butter coin need two coins to hide the fold... so needs 2 to look like 3.... this limits routines greatly. Listen to Dave.... go with flipper.
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They flippers from schoolcraft are magnetic because there is a piece added. this takes weight away from the coin. Todd's flippers are all silver milled from the original coin. the weight is perfect.
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