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rutabaga
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Just to be clear... my intent above was simply to point out the author of the post, and to complete the content/comments of the original page.
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On 2009-06-09 11:45, mmreed wrote:
Hey guys - actually I wrote this. It is a post on my blog on MagicVault.

I appreciate TwoCan sharing this with everyone. I know its been posted on the Café a few times for discussion.

I plan on adding a few more comments to it - regarding Tango and a few other international makers.


... and I should add that I think Mr. Reed is exceedingly gracious in his comments here! Thank YOU, Mr. Reed!
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I apologize to Mark Reed. I noted that it was on his blog but somehow missed that he had already pointed that out in this thread.

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Good conversation here guys.

As you can see, there are a number of gaff coin maker options - each one with pros and cons.

I am seeing a big shift in quality with Tango. They are really becoming a solid contender. The Morgan slippery shell is near perfect. If they would just get a better grasp on creating English instructions!

While I enjoy the rare coin gaffs - I prefer to stick with everyday pocket change gaffs for my actual magic.
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Hello,

Thanks for this post, your opinions allow to us grow.
We are working to change our instructions, actually we made a deal with Steve Dusheck and we'll be including many of this routines (written by him) in our coins.
Besides, we are working to include new instructions very very clear in several languages, for it we got a deal with a TOP american magician that will make this work for us.
Next year, Tango Magic will have new instructions in all his products.
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Mr Tango. You have great coin gaffs. I have seen many and you are up there.Keep up the good work. The way to Success is to listen' very carefully to your Customers. and quick responces. I have watched closely how you interact with members here at the Café and I must say you are on top of things. Bravo to you sir and best of luck. Paul Thompson
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I really enjoy my Tango set of flipper coins. The guys from MagicVault suggested I get the Tango ones instead of the Johnson ones. They send me digital pictures of the differences. WOW what a difference. Mr. Tango you make a great flipper coin!
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"We will highlight the most common makers of commercial coin gaffs and try to give an honest opinion of the pros and cons of each..."

What ever happened to In My Personal Opinion or some other source reference. I am amazed that no one in the early posts on this thread questioned who the "We" was.

I value EVERY opinion on this forum, but for someone to Rank coin makers in such all inclusive words, makes me nervous.

Bob
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My next post to this forum was going to be to ask this exact question. I'm glad I decided to dig around first!

Thanks for the info.
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Someone that makes a limited number of super high quality coins is JOE PORPER. He doesn't want to make coins available from others, so you don't see much of his work, but what he makes is as good as any.

Matter of fact he has re-engineered the Flipper making it almost dead silent. (a few others have seen this and copied his idea).
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On 2009-06-12 14:38, Mr. Tango wrote:
Hello,

Thanks for this post, your opinions allow to us grow.
We are working to change our instructions, actually we made a deal with Steve Dusheck and we'll be including many of this routines (written by him) in our coins.
Besides, we are working to include new instructions very very clear in several languages, for it we got a deal with a TOP american magician that will make this work for us.
Next year, Tango Magic will have new instructions in all his products.


that's great. steve is a great guy and a great creator
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Good info here....and and good discussion...
Bob Johnston
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On 2009-07-09 14:08, Pete Biro wrote:
Someone that makes a limited number of super high quality coins is JOE PORPER. He doesn't want to make coins available from others, so you don't see much of his work, but what he makes is as good as any.

Matter of fact he has re-engineered the Flipper making it almost dead silent. (a few others have seen this and copied his idea).

Pete is right.
Never is Joe Porper’s craftsmanship more evident than it is in “Just In Case” that I think is a result of a collaboration between Pete and Joe. The Key to this gimmick is a real masterpiece of engineering.

Bob
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It's nice to see the Tango line going further up in quality.
Their latest T.U.C. is a fabulous prop.

If it makes sense, to support Tango's quality efforts, I'd be willing as well to supply one or two sophisticated routines to Tango for free, together with free reproduction rights (the only condition would be for the quality of printing to match the new quality of the coins).
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Wow now that's a lot of good useful information. I get my standard stuff from johnson and tango and get my pro stuff from lassen and schoolcraft. Yeah I double dip. who says you have to pick one of em they are both good and bad for diff reasons but I'm not startin another one of those debates!
Misdirect yourself regularly before you attempt to misdirect others!!! Smile Smile Smile
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I PM's Mr. Tango - offered to "wordsmith" his English text on printed materials if he has "soft" copy available.

Just got the TUC. Wow, great product.
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Hi Lawrence O,

I am willing to accept your challenge.
Please send me a few thousand dollars worth of coin gaffs from all the best makers. I will put them to test and report back my findings.Smile

Cheers!
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Is it best to store nested coins - nested?
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On 2011-02-21 23:15, rdwinc wrote:
Is it best to store nested coins - nested?


Yes, always. Keeps the shell in good shape. Otherwise the shell might get dings or warp.

Jim
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Maybe it has just been my bad luck, but the last few coin gaffs I have gotten from Johnson have been terrible. Uneven and noticeable blemishes.
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