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The Wizards Machine
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Hi,

Mostly do cards. I am just getting into coins. (Got Bobo's on the way) and have been working on basic sleight for coins. I love the look of the Fickle Nickel.

2 questions: For amateur social performance, (friends parties etc.) do you suggest I get this illusion, and if so does anyone recommend a certain shop, make or supplier?

(FYI, I know nothing about this illusion, or how it works, despite loving the look; so hands on critiques are much appreciated).

Thanks in advance.
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Hello from Louisville:

The Ickle Pickle Fickle Nickel is a nice little effect, and it's CHEAP! You can pick it up a Penguinmagic.com Better have something else to order or the shipping will cost more than the trick!

This is a good starting point for gaffed coin tricks - you can also do other things with the nickel once you figure out what's going on. David Blaine uses one (or is it a quarter?) in his vanishing coin on palm trick.

I would also recommend "Scotch and Soda", it's a great little trick with some unbelievable coin gaffs.

Jim
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While Ickle pickle nickle
isn't the same as fickle nickle.
any effect well handled
can give the audience a tickle!
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Quote:
On 2008-09-25 15:46, Pecan_Creek wrote:
While Ickle pickle nickle
isn't the same as fickle nickle.
any effect well handled
can give the audience a tickle!


There once was gent :"Pecan Creek",
who gave all his postings a 'tweak',
He couldn't just write,
about magical sleight,
instead he would 'rhyme', so to speak.
:)
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Then there's "The Wizards Machine".
No, he's not trying to be mean.
He just wants a laugh,
while reviewing this gaff,
one of the best values he's ever seen.
Sammy J. Teague
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I remember seeing this trick on one of the tapes or dvds I have. Does anyone know which tape it is?
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Hip Hip Hooray Sammy J.!
who threw back a limerick my way.
To those who have said,
that wit might be dead,
Ain't been to The Magic Café!
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What the heck am I supposed to think?
Sometimes my magic just seems to stink.
The fickel nickle's a beginner thing.
With proper handling it can really sing!
Sammy J. Teague
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The original Fickle Nickle that Doug Henning performed isn't really for close up. The handling is a little cozy.
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There once was a man from Nantucket,
Who's ............

Jim
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You can find the effect as a bonus on Ammar Classic Renditions DVD about Rubber band magic (Crazy mans Handcuffs).

Alan
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The Wizards Machine,

I purchased Fickle Nickel This is an amazing looking effect. It can NOT be performed surrounded (only appropriate for people in front of you and can be done with coins probably no larger than a quarter (10 cent piece Australian), depending on your body size however the smaller the coin, the easier to achieve the effect. You cannot do a complete vanish, however you can show both sides of the hand empty albeit with an unnatural posture. Does not require much practice, moreso an awareness of angles. You can walk around all day ready to perform the effect at a seconds' notice once you've made basis quick preparations.

If you need a gimmicked one-handed coin vanish, this is very amazing, but David Stone's one-coin routine with his "wiped clean" move is also very good, however that effect requires 2 hands & more practice than with "Fickle Nickel"
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The Fickle Nickle was not originally from Ickle Pickle. John Cornelius was the inventor of this effect, and he was the one who sold it. This might give some idea as to why he, Steve Dusheck and others are hesitant to release their creations now...they get knocked off rapidly.

Bob Phillips
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Hehe. I havn't thought about this trick in ages. I am going to try and dig this one up tonight and try it out again.
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John Cornelius sells the Fickle Nickle on his website for $10.50 (not including shipping).

http://www.johncornelius.com/

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