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Bernard Sim
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What is in your view the best book/video out in the market on coins?



I've got Doug Brewer's and Troy Hooser's book, and I think both of them contained great stuff. Of course Bobo's a must to own.



Is there any underground type of manuscript/book out there on coins? Smile
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Hi there,



for my opinion, performing the majority of the sleights in the Bobo book is a great challenge and thus this very book should be your "weapon of choice". I guess that´s the big consensus among all the coin magicians there are. Also have a look at http://www.ammarmagic.com, where Ammar himself offers a variety of videos/dvd (!) on this topic.



Cheers,



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Steve Brooks
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Some other great books are "Expert Coin Magic" by David Roth and "Coin Magic" by Richard Kaufman. Smile
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Hi Bernard,

You might try my video "the Coinjurer" From A-1. Or I have A lot of books. E-Mail me if you would like my Web Site/ Book list thanks.



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Hi David! Smile

WE welcome you with open arms to our magic community! Smile
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Bernard Sim
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Hi David sure like your list & web. E-mail me your lists. Thanks. Smile
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I actually have a set of notes out. Four effects using coins that can be performed as an entire act, or as individual effects. Any one who is interested can e-mail me. They are relatively underground, so I hope that I didn't cross the line by mentioning them here, I just thought that some one might be interested.



ouT.

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Little mention has been made of videos so I’ll add my 2 cents worth. Besides the Roth & Ammar videos, which are super, I want to mention Paul Cummins "Up in Smoke". I received it recently and I think it is great. As many of you know, it is not for the beginner but for intermediate or advanced coin men, it is great. Some of the sleights will take some work but they are very useful and can be easily applied to coin work in general. If you are beginning in coins, I would still recommend the tape b/c it allows one to see some great work and learn super technique from a very qualified individual. Don’t fear tougher sleights for they produce huge rewards in your magic.
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Good point. Smile
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Scott F. Guinn
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While I wouldn't go so far as to say it is the BEST coin magic book on the market, my book, "Great Scott! It's Coin Magic!" contains 13 tried and tested pieces of coin magic that I feel are very entertaining, amazing and commercial--at leat they are for me.
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Bernard Sim
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Hey Scott, the review is in. Being the proud owner of the one and only autographed book in Singapore, I hope you sell lots of your book everywhere but not in Singapore Smile (just kidding Smile). Good luck Scott Smile
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Yep Scott, your book sure impressed me! we have been getting some rave reviews about it from visitors at The Coin Purse, so it seems it's an offical INTERNATIONAL No 1 Smile



Talking about great books on coin magic, how about Principles and Deceptions By A Buckley. Now there's a classic!



Also seems David Roth is lying very low these days. Ok he's on the lecture tours, but something new from him is well over due!



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Thanks, guys!



The Buckley book is very good, and often overlooked. Also, there's some great coin stuff in the Sankey, Kurtz and Williamson books by Kaufman.
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Palms of Steel for some nutty stuff.
Gary Kurtz’s Lets Get Flourious.
And my Favorite coin book is Bobo... whew..
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Does anyone rate the David Roth videos? I just don't really "get" coin magic in the sense that I've seen so few routines that really grab me.



Would the Roth videos persuade me otherwise?



Thanks



Andrew
Bernard Sim
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Roth’s video is good, the routines are logical. For knuckle busting moves, check Michael Gallo’s The Dynasty Continues and Curtis Kam’s Palms of Steel.
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Andrew, There are sooo many coin videos out there that can be helpful depending on what you are looking for. I would like to note that I have recently taken a renewed interest in coin magic myself.

So I am going to assume you know little about coin magic and don’t know much about the basic sleights plus you have not seen much coin magic out there that impresses.


My suggestion: to get a good idea of what you can do with coins, I would suggest taking a look at the following videos:

1. Coin Classics Vol 1
This has routines from about 12 different excellent and very different coin workers. So this way you get to see what different folks do with coins vs just one performer. Then, if you find a few performers that you like you can follow up and get more material from them. The effects on this tape are excellent and not beyond reach - if you like, I have this tape that I could sell you - contact me via e-mail if you are interested (note I did not recommend this so I can sell it to you - I have found it a great video for the reasons described above)

2. Sylvester Pitch’98
This video really teaches you one move - but what a move - more than anything it shows you what is possible with coins - to watch him do his stuff is incredible. As yakandjak told me - if you did not do coins before seeing this vid - you will!


Ok - so if you are then interested and you want to learn some of the basics I would recommend either:

Expert Coin Magic No. 1, No. 2
by David Roth.
He will teach you the basic sleights and some strong routines.

Complete Introduction to Coin Magic
by Michael Ammar
This tape is loaded with all the basic and some more advance sleights for coins as well as some routines.


So... there ya go... to get you started.... hope it gives you some ideas.


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Spydur has some great coin magic, I suggest you guys take a look. I have seen him work quite a long time ago. The stuff he does fools people and magicians badly.

I would also like to mention I believe the best kept secret is Michael Rubenstein vids from L&L... whoowee he rocks, Five times Five both Scotland and Japan are very good. Kaufman’s Almanac has great coin magic. Paul Wilson has a video with some very nice coin magic as well.

One more great source for inspiration to draw off of is the Tarbell series, wow, there is some really dynamic magic waiting to be had.. believe me. Smile
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Andrewdavidson12
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Bernard, Mitch and Reed



Thanks a lot guys. I am familiar with the basic coin sleights (Bobo sits on my shelves...) but I guess I have never given coins enough attention.



I also have the Paul Wilson videos so I will dust them down and re-watch.



Thanks again



Andrew
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You should check out the "Steel and Silver" video at Magicsmith. Fooled the p**s out of me when I saw it. The routine is brilliant.
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