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Montbeliard
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Hi folks,
Sorry to post such an annoying thread but I'm really in a pickle over which of the above to invest in, given that money is at an all time low!

I was really inspired by Josh Jay's 3 coin vanish on his Methods lecture DVD, and was very close to buying one of the new Tango pro series flippers with a shell. But now I find that the split coin has well and truly landed and is being hailed as the best thing since sliced... well, coins!

I'm presuming that similar to the flipper, an expanded shell would only multiply what you could do with one of these babies, so whichever gaff I go for, I'll be getting a shell.

So the question is: which one?! It would seem that given that both allow you to show two coins, but the split coin allows you to show them separate plus all of the other functionality you could get from it, this would be a good choice. But then, for coins through table etc, is the flipper more visual? Is it more examinable?

Any opinions, experiences or advice would be very much appreciated.
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I love both coin gaffs, but personally I use the Split Coin more. A gravity flipper allows for more visual vanishes, but I prefer all of the other things that can be done with a Split Coin. Check out my review of Craig Petty's Split Happens DVD, all great stuff that can be done with the Split Coin. http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......m=111&40

Also, neither of the coins gaffs are examinable.

Thanks,
-AH
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Thanks for the useful reply Adam. I probably am leaning towards the split coin, because in terms of a vanish the mechanics are in some ways similar to a flipper (i.e. you have to give space for one "coin" to turn over), but there seems to be an awful lot more you can do with them!

In terms of being examinable, I realise you couldn't hand either out! But I wondered whether from a short distance one was more suspicious than the other - specifically, how easy the split in the SC is seen when the flipper presumably has a perfect edge when nested.
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Crisis over: I've just managed to sell some magic which means I can afford both. Christmas truly has come early! Smile
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BOth coins have their uses, IMHO the split coin is the newer gaff, and its uses are still being discovered. I have a WL split and it will pas a casual look fairly easily, a little movement of the hand will conceal the split.
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Yeah, I've seen som videos of the WL split - look beautiful! Unfortunately, the other gaffs, the ungimmicked coins and the shells are all a lot more expensive in walking liberty, and I think it's harder to find matching ones. So, Kennedy half dollars for me.
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I have a Kennedy one as well, it works fine.
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If you get both great, however if decide to get only one coin, then I highly recommend the split coin. It allows for a much more natural handling and is a joy to use and preform with.
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I recomend a gravity flipper. But my favorite coin gaff is a soft morgan dollar
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roses are green, violets are yellow...oh and i'm color blind
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I agree with you and own TT with matching GF and a 3CM all in soft morgans
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The spilt coin is verstile, but not as versitle as a flipper with shell. before comitting the money for the big leagues, try getting a tango gravity flipper and shell and a book called "destroyers" by josh jay. I'd also suggest "flip it" by dean dill and "coin man walking" by dan wakins
roses are green, violets are yellow...oh and i'm color blind
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As an FYI destroyers is written by josh jay... but it is troys work...
Shawn.
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Drestroyers V2 (DVD) has a good 'coins to glass' using the flipper. He uses a Morgan.
Troy explains the exact handling of the Gravity Flipper on the DVD.
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