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Merc Man
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SS - if you want to PM me your address, I'll put a little strip of teflon tape in the post to you to try out.

You may find that the TUC then subsequently separates easier.
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On 2012-02-11 00:16, J-Mac wrote:
I think I know what he means, Banzai. I have an Ike TUC and it is also very loose - always has been. Loose enough that when you hold it up one edge hangs open. And if I were to hold it by the edges of the shell portion any overt move can cause the insert to fall out. When I use this TUC - which isn't very often - I have to handle it with great care. BTW, none of my half-dollar TUCs, C/S TUC, or quarter TUC are loose like that at all.

Jim
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I have 4 TUCs (1 Morgan, 3 non-silver gaffs) and NONE are like this. You definitely got a bad one, guys. Time for a shipment to Argentina.

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Then Mr. Tango posted the following:

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Mr. Tango Posted: Feb 13, 2012 4:37pm               
No Banzai, you are wrong, every coin work different, I can say that half of my TUC are are very loose, everything depend how the coin get adjust by self. The important is that the coin work for the effect.



According to what Mr. Tango wrote (and J-Mac, whose opinion I trust), there is some variation in the strength of the m****t on each coin.

Mr. Tango rightly states that there are methods to decrease the strength, by adding another layer of mouse tape, for example, but I don't know how you would adjust the strength upwards. In that case, I would probably pursue a return or repair.

Alan
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Hi

I also received a TUC Eisenhower Dollar that was really loose. If you give it a light shake it will dislodge. Wondering if all Ike's were like this or just the ones purchased from dealers. I bought mine from Penguin Magic.

My TUC Kennedy half doesn't have this problem.. So what can be done about it? Any advice?
bowers
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I have a tuc in morgen 3 ike tucs
1 walking liberty 2 kennedy tucs
a copper silver and a silver copper tuc
and none of these are loose.i would say
most are too strong and I have had to add
extra tape over the magnet to loosen them up.
todd
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On 2012-06-07 07:52, funsway wrote:
Send a request to gusarimagic@comcast.net

PS to those who have it. Get some inexpensive gold coins that you can gift to the spectator -- or even better, ones imprinted with your name/address. When a spectator is the "hero" in a magic effect they think they own the thing produced ;-)


Request sent and instructions received. THANKS!

Haven't had a chance to look at it properly yet but it looks good!

SS
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On 2012-06-07 08:18, Merc Man wrote:
SS - if you want to PM me your address, I'll put a little strip of teflon tape in the post to you to try out.

You may find that the TUC then subsequently separates easier.


!! THANKS !!

I've PM'd you and appreciate it!

SS
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It's in the post to you today fella.
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Daniel Clemente
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Another fine example of Magicians helping magicians on this forum! I would say this is probably my favorite forum on the internet!
AdamChance
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So what's everyone's favourite trick to do with a TUC?
Merc Man
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Stand Up - Coins to Glass

Quickie/bar trick - Coin Thru Note (bill); shown to me by Mr. Tango. Not the one on the current DVD (but it's probably going to be on the updated TUC DVD).

How it looks -
- show just one coin and one note
- separate the coin as note is shown both sides
- lay note flat on table clearly over the top of the coin (leaf) that you've also put on the table (or their hand)
- shell is now in classic or finger palm
- wave hand over note, drop palmed coin on top of note - giving the impression it's risen up and penetrated upwards
- pick up note by the extreme edge (leaf under note adheres to the shell on top)
- throw across coin(s) that's now (apparently) risen up through the note into your other hand
- the leaf and shell join automatically together as they arrive in your palm.
Barry Allen

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Those who would like to try another shimmed card might consider the Shimmed Card 2.0. It's shimmed across almost the entire card, and is exactly the weight and thickness of a regular card. The card costs about $10. The one that I had bought earlier was $5, and was not shimmed uniformly, and was thicker and more rigid than a standard card.

Most places don't let you select the card that you'll receive ... I received a Joker. (At first, receiving a Joker bothered me, since I generally don't do effects with that card. However, for coin-thru-card and similar effects, the Joker provides additional patter opportunities.)

This card will hold a Johnson shimmed half-dollar OK, and release it easily when the card is hit on the reverse side with a PK ring.
shadowspirit
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Just wanted to thank Merc Man for all his help - your tops!
Also, FunSway, thanks for your routine!

SS
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On 2012-06-12 02:22, AdamChance wrote:
So what's everyone's favourite trick to do with a TUC?


Coins across using the TUC is magical
magicbern
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From the videos I've seen that's true, but how would it compare with, say, Come Fly With Me by Mark Mason?
Mr. Tango
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I start ALL MY SHOWS, with my 3 fly coin, using the TUC Morgan dollar, it is the only version where you can give the 3 cons to be checked and you can show your hands after every trip
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Mr. Tango or anyone else could perhaps help me, is there anyway to improve my first Gen TUC that has a square mag instead of a circle? It's really hard to open the [...and it's quite noisy when you handle the coin from hand to hand, is it normal?
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On 2012-06-13 13:28, Mr. Tango wrote:
and you can show your hands after every trip


I think he means you can show that you do not have any extra coin in hand after each trip/phase (shutting the door) and is done as part of the flow -- never just a demonstration. Nor does this imply that you should have the coins checked. The "knowledge" that they could be handed out at the end effects you presense during the presentation. Several different effect allow you to display the hands "clean" between phases. By starting with one of them he "sets the tone" for later effects. You must always teach the audience what is "normal" for you and the setting.

I dislike a simple comparison of different methods or gaffs for this reason. The greater question of how it plays as part of an entire routine or show is more critical

This is a point never stressed enough -- the confidence one has when performing with the TUC is part of the illusion.
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On 2012-06-11 06:55, Merc Man wrote:
It's in the post to you today fella.


Merc Man

Arrived and fitted and working like a dream!
Much more confident handling the TUC as it now separates when I expect it to, 100%!

Funsway

I'll have ago at your routine now Smile


Thanks

SS
bowers
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Mr tango
have you thought about making a dollar size silver copper tuc?
I think it would go over well.
todd
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About the Dollar copper coins, I got today some samples of coins that a costumer send me and it looks greats. They are a copper American coin as the One dollar Liberty but in copper and I will see if I can get a good quantity of them to produce a whole line, as Copper silver, TUC one dollar copper and silver, Hopping half, etc.
But it will be after the FISM. I decide to stop coin project after the FISM, I will be there and I will present at close up contest and all my energy is there for now.
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Hello Friends, I will be at FISM next week, if some of you are there please come to my stand to say hello.


Bye
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