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wingz
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Any chance to create a Canadian version of TUC?

May be a Loonie TUC and a Loonie/Toonie of C/S TUC?
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Yes, we can make Canadian version TUC , I will send a pm.
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I got a new TUC half dollar yesterday. Actually, I was in the dealer shop and asked a TUC to play and I felt this one better that the oldest. I think this coin softer and the handling is easier.
Mr. Tango, is possible that you improved the quality of this gimmick ? Did you applied some change in the new coins ?
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On 2010-02-03 09:05, Desmond67 wrote:
I got a new TUC half dollar yesterday. Actually, I was in the dealer shop and asked a TUC to play and I felt this one better that the oldest. I think this coin softer and the handling is easier.
Mr. Tango, is possible that you improved the quality of this gimmick ? Did you applied some change in the new coins ?


Hmm, if so then maybe it's time for me to spring for the Eisenhower Dollar TUC. That's the one I don’t yet have!

Thanks!

Jim
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Yes, I think that we improved the TUC coin in the last months, specially half dollar version.
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Mr. Tango made me a custom Walking Liberty and Walking Liberty/English Penny TUC. Work of art! Quick turnaround. If you need custom coin work the price/value/quality is second to none. Highly recommend!
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Sounds like an awesome set RCP. That's one of my favorite coins.
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I have found that using the Leaf inverted chafes the corners of the Teflon at the corners of the magnet. No Problem -- Mr. Tango will send you another Teflon disk.

Nice to have someone so responsive!
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I've really been impressed with my recent purchases from Tango. I think they have gone from being a medium-quality maker of machined coins similar to Sasco, to generally being just as good as Johnson. I might add the caveat that you get less English-friendly instructions from Tango, but generally superb customer service and much more personal attention from Mr. Tango and company. Good stuff, and really, for instructional material, I go to books and performers anyways.

I've just ordered my first T.U.C. in half dollar size. If it's as useful and practical a gaffe as it seems it might be, I'm considering contacting Mr. Tango and sending a nice fat stack of earlier, matching date Morgan's off to Argentina for some various custom work.

Kudos to a company who cares and listens to it's customers with a creative ear and one willing to work to improve itself, and not just settle for the quick buck.
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Don't really have the time right now to read through the whole thread, but how difficult is it to use T.U.C.? If there are levels of BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE, and ADVANCED, I'd say I'm between Beginner and Intermediate, but closer to intermediate...if that helps at all =D
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I am a hobbist and it is easier to use the TUC than a shell if this comparison help you. Or as easy as a slippery sam
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Thanks for the quick response pablonius. I don't know how much longer I will be able to hold off...!
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Hey magicjackson,

You'll have trouble learning how to use the TUC,
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That's unfortuntate... well at least I can stay focused on what I have.

Any reason as to why?
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On 2010-02-10 17:49, magicjackson wrote:
That's unfortuntate... well at least I can stay focused on what I have.

Any reason as to why?


Hmm, that's a little confusing to me also. I have a feeling that Scott meant to say that you WON'T have any trouble learning to use a TUC. Scott has previously posted only praise for the TUC. You'll have to wait for Scott to check back, but I am pretty sure that he meant the opposite.

FWIW, I don’t think you'll have any difficulty at all. The operation of the TUC is not a complicated thing; not a knucklebuster at all. It is very simple to work with. Like anything you ever try that is new, you will need to take some time to get used to it. Like maybe about 15 minutes!! A little longer to get completely comfortable performing with it!!

Jim
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Either way, it's good to see that T.U.C. is doing so well. Never wanted to use gaffs but it opens up so many different effects...you can't help but have some.
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On 2010-02-10 16:22, magicjackson wrote:
but how difficult is it to use T.U.C.? If there are levels of BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE, and ADVANCED


Using the T.U.C. is as easy or as complex as you wish it to be. Some of the effects on the DVD like his four Matrix are almost self-working. The real beauty of theis Coin is that you will be insired to use the basic tools to create more and better effects of your own.

There is a book in the works called "Essential T.U.C." that offers dozens of new effects and alternative uses of this Coin, and new DVDs as well. There is also a plan for another book filled with contributions from Coin Workers around the world. SO, you are not just getting a 'gaff', but tapping into a new source of creative energy.
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I recieved my first half dollar T.U.C. today, and wanted to pass along my thoughts on this really practical tool for coin workers.

First of all, the idea itself is really wonderful. It is a sort of combination of the most useful sorts of coin gimmickery all rolled into one coin with a perfectly unique delivery system. Nothing is ever really "new", but this coin comes about as close as a person is likely to find.

Here is a list of what I feel are it's strength and weaknesses as a magician's lil' pal.

Strong Points.

1. The number one great feature of this gimmicked coin is that you start off with a single, realistic looking Kennedy half that you can handle very casually, and you end up with the same natural innocence. It is perfectly convincing visually as a regular new half dollar coin.

2. This trick coin combines the handy features of two classes of gimmicked coins into one sly device. You can produce and vanish using multiple coins mechanically, with only middling talent, and you also get the advantages of the marvels of magnet-fication as a side benefit. I happen to use a magnetic holdout, so this adds up to brilliant extra-credit points in my review of this solid gimmick.

This jolly combination opens up the world to the shrewd magician. Possible routines are limited only by one's imagination. It's really a "do all" coin TOOL on the magician's belt. I like the fact I can do holds and passes with this thing without worrying about it unfolding into a bouquet of aluminum screws and washers.

don't you hate when that happens?

3. It's well crafted. No seams on the innocent starting and ending coin. It doesn't have a big assed hook on Kennedy's nose, nor does the eagle skwak 'fake!' at the audience whenever he is viewed.

I appreciate this.

When it does it's 'magic' vanish, it's snug and fast and seems reliable. The "produced" coin is two sided with simulated milled edges. In my opinion, it's crafted to standards that give you very good value for your dollar and gets the job done handsomely.

4. No set up. No clean up. No bang ring nor rang bing. Always ready to go!

5. People ask about "ease of use" for this gimmick. As funsway has indicated, that's going to depend mostly on what you want to do with it. The actual physical "move" to cause an appearance is probably slightly harded than making a coin vanish, which is very nearly automatic, but it really is pretty easy, when compared to say, a convincing pass to make a coin go away.

Like any coin routine, practice will be needed to time the simple move here to make believable magic. A person using a device like this ought to have the respect to take the time to use it properly. It's cool and fun to practice. I dig the physical way the coin is activated or unfurled, or whatever you call-it, and have never seen anything quite like it before.

6. Adjustable to your comfort level. For goodness sakes, that's pretty awesome!

Weaknesses.

All coin gimmicks have some sore points. Here are my observations on T.U.C.

1. Noise. There is some inevitable clicking when you make two coins become one. It's certainly not insurmountable, and I guess it's somewhat covered by the fact you are smacking two coins together, but still it is there.

2. Coin cant be handed out. I didn't expect that it could be when I bought the trick, but was surprised that it nearly is pick-up-able up by an audience member. It's really pretty decieving. It's just a bit funnier feeling than a regular half. It wont unravel or spew poison upon them, but you don't want anyone fiddling with it either, because it easily performs a sort of cartwheeling acrobatic my other half dollars arent wont to attempt.

3. The "second" coin isn't as perfect looking as the initial coin, but it is convincing in practice, with nurling and good relief. You wouldnt want to set it beside a regular half for a long side by side comparison, but then, that isn't it's purpose, either. It's obviously meant for routines that move along, appearing and vanishing as needed. Just mentioning this at all to highlight the coin's limitations fairly.

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I think the combination of "Casual handling abilty" when not in "active mode", and it's general practical versatility beyond that of other gimmicked coins add up to a home run for Tango Coins. This will probably become a "regular" gimmick used by most everyone as a standard, because of it's general superiority to other gimmicks that it outguns with it's ingenuity.

This is the best thing to come out of Tango Coins, an ingenious idea crafted into a very practical gimmick reasonably priced and well made.

Next up for me are some T.U.C. Morgans!
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Bingo, Hare! Smile

Now you see why this is such a lengthy thread with most of the posts being praise for the TUC!

Thank you.

Jim
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Hare observed, "2. Coin cant be handed out."

dozens of pages of the new book "Essential T.U.C." address multiple ways to Switch-In and Switch-Out the TUC. Many routines address handling of the TUC to 'validate' it as a normal coin. Other cover ways to use the 'Attributes' of the gaff in ways never considerd by Mr. Tango (Features being the normal working).

It will be a couple of months before this is published, but I will be happy to field individual questions about expandeduses at gusarimagic@comcast.net

The key is that using the coin fuels innovation --
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