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Keng
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I was just wondering if anyone owns or has either seen this coin in a bottle effect and what you think of it?
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I have just bought it. The first one arrived broken but was quickly replaced. I do wonder how long the gimmick will last because it is a bit fragile, but saying that I love it. I have not done coin in bottle before but have performed this a few times in the last two days and it has gone down brilliantly.

Being able to show the bottle empty and then sealed is a real bonus.

It says in the add that any bottle can be used. This is not true. You are limited to metal cap bottles with certain label restrictions. I guess what they mean is that you are not limited to one supplied bottle.

You will also need to provide your own coin which I did not realise.

Overall I really like it, find it easy to use and know it will stay in my act.
I would though like to hear what people who already do the coin in bottle think because it is, after all, a different way of getting the same effect.
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This is another great idea from Bob Swadling, to be able to show the sealed bottle empty and then put the coint into the bottle is even more impossible than usual.

Paul
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Hi everyone,

Just to let you know that I recently purchased BLINDSPOT from JB Magic (Mark Mason). From the brilliant mind of Bob Swadling, this little “gimmick” has finally convinced me to perform the coin in bottle. I rehearsed and then put it into play. I must say that the reactions are great!

What you get is a DVD with two different handlings that will make the performance strong and easy to do. As mentioned on the DVD, Blindspot's simplicity makes this smooth.

You will need a single-fold folding quarter—many of us already have that! This is a typical JB product. I like it and I think you will too.

Respectfully,

Paul Green
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A follow up from my last post......having used this over the Christmas holidays it has become my favourite effect. The sheer FUN in taunting a table of specs with a sealed bottle that they have examined and then putting the coin in is wonderful. The expressions of total disbelief are soooooo satisfying and when the effect is over people can't even hazard a guess as to how it worked.
So easy to use to. Congratulations to Bob Swadling for this nifty bit of kit.
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After reading the above comments, can some of you who own this confirm the following info please.

1.This effect cannot be performed out of the box after receiving it, because I need to get hold of the gimmicked coin if I don't own one yet?

2.This effect cannot be performed using any coin or foreign coin, as it needs to be gimmicked coin which may not be readily available in foreign currency?

Cheers.
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You do need to supply the gimmicked coin yourself. JB magic will send one with Blindspot.
As you are a UK user the ten pence is the right size for the effect. I think you could though use any coin of the same size as long it is gimmicked.
Is there any particular reason you want to use a foreign coin?
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On 2009-01-07 14:07, jugglestruck wrote:
Feifi
You do need to supply the gimmicked coin yourself. JB magic will send one with Blindspot.
As you are a UK user the ten pence is the right size for the effect. I think you could though use any coin of the same size as long it is gimmicked.
Is there any particular reason you want to use a foreign coin?


Hello Junglestruck, I think there's a typo somewhere? Your statement seems to be contradiction which is confusing me ... I am dizzy now.. I think you are trying to say the gimmicked coin will be provided, but I need to provide my own ungimmicked coin? Am I right?

The reason for asking about using a foreign coin is to find out if it's possible to do or use blindspot if I am not in Europe... say travelling in Asia. Cos gimmicked Asian coins are harder to find or not available usually. It would be nicer or more convincing if using a local coin at the location.
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It seems like you get everything you need HERE ...
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." (Einstein)...
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Blindspot does not include a gimmicked coin.
If you want to be able to perform the trick you will need one, in addition to blindspot.

Paul
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Thanks for the clarification magicmann. That's what I need to know. They should have made it clear on the advert. Cheers.
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I am really disappointed that it does not include the gimmick coin. The split folder is not a common gaff - the three fold or offset single fold are common.

Actually I am even more disappointed that it was not designed to use a three fold - the most common gaff made by johnson, tango, sterling, sasco...ect...

Its a great effect and method once you have everything however...
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On 2009-01-09 20:30, joseph wrote:
It seems like you get everything you need HERE ...


Be even more impressive when they checked their spelling on the ad Smile

"...we call it BLINDSPOT. Every now and them something..." (sic)
...to all the coins I've dropped here
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Having problems finding the split folding quarted
Any help?
Thanks
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Mark sells the needed coin for a reasonable price!

I bought Blindspot at WMS and have had a blast with it! I was telling Don earlier that I did it at least a dozen times at a BBQ this past weekend and it slayed em! One guy saw me do it 4 times and remains clueless! CLEVER, CLEVER, CLEVER!

As gimmicks go I don't think it's all that fragile!

Mick
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I like the concept which is very creative but, even though it's a detail, I resented the bottle cap which, in my eyes didn't cover the bottle's mouth in a fully credible way. I'm just a guy who cannot refrain from splitting hair. Sorry

Mark however is a great salesman and demonstrate days in days out that the trick can easily fly with any audience.

My only reason to post this is that if Mark was improving that detail, Bob's gimmick would be absolutely perfect.
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"Blindspot" by Bob Swadling and Mark Mason is absolutely brilliant! Coin and/or cap in bottle is one of my "magic addictions". You know, a certain type or genre of effect that you HAVE TO HAVE every know version of and are always looking for the "holy grail". Up until now, "Prohibition" was the end all/beat all for me. I saw when "Blindspot" came out but I held off buying it. A few days ago, I had the pleasure of seeing Mr. Mason lecture for a second time and he showed us "Blindspot". It is ingenious. Clean, simple, foolproof, examinable and visual with a capital "V"! Imagine, handing an empty glass bottle with its cap screwed on to a spectator, taking back the cap, they can look inside the bottle, take back the bottle and put the cap on. Now they can look inside the bottle again, the bottle can be freely handled, even flipped around in your hand. Take the coin in your hand while holding the bottle by the neck with two fingers and BAM! the coin is slammed right through the bottom of the bottle, nothing left in the hand. Take off the cap, hand the bottle to the spectator so they can see the coin in the bottle. Hand them the cap, take the bottle, SHAKE THE COIN OUT OF THE BOTTLE (Yes, it IS too big for the neck of the bottle!!!), and hand them back their borrowed coin.

That, Ladies & Gentleman, is how it's done!!!

Thanks,
Hank

P.S. You CAN use a tri-fold coin with "Blindspot", it just makes the loaded bottle "less free" to handle if that makes sense...
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I believe Hank!!! The only question is who gets to perform this at Cal Magic???
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Hey C-Money (cmeyers,

I guess we will ALL have to take turns, You, Me & Dr. P...

Seriously, you are going to love this one!!!

Hank
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FYI,

I just saw that Hocus Pocus has "Blindspot" on sale for $24.00 until midnight tonight! It is in their Wholesale Deal Days section:

http://hocus-pocus.com/magicshop/index.cfm

That's a good price!

Thanks,
Hank
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