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ropeadope
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Sounds like a dedicated man to business & family Funsway.
Thanks for the insight.

John
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shouksmiths
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Would that be Mr Tangos wife and some family members on his Gaff DVD?
funsway
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I just had an inspiration during Easter turkey feast. At the end of a 3Fly or other effect you can hardly pass the coins for examination or casually leave on the table, but can use a follow-up effect that Switches out the TUC. Consider this ---

You offer to allow a spectator to try the Trnasportation and place three silver coins visibly on his palm. His fist is closed, then his other hand. After appropriate magic words or gestures the second hand is opened -- Nope - no coin! The first hand is opened and the three coins spread. The center one is now copper or gold! Real magic -- just the wrong result. Congratulate the spectator on their "natural ability" as they examine the coins -- the TUC safely tucked away. The revelation that "magic is unpredictable" can segue into many other effects, and the "in my hand" memory priceless.

Any TUC can be used. PM me if you can't figure out what is being done.
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Hello friends.

I don't if it is so important to know that for everybody, but I will reply the questions about my enterprise and my family.
I was a mad coin magic man all my life, 20 years ago we started with a small magic schooll in Buenos Aires, Argentina and then with our magic bar "Bar Mágico", the only one in South American. In 2000 I started myself to make some samples of gaffed coins and in 2001 I took the first employee to help me. In 2002 when we did the first big sell to a distributer, we were working: my wife, an employee and myself working and I always remember going to the hospital with my wife when a drop of super glue jumped to her eyes.
Now, 12 years later we have 10 employes just dedicated to our factory and we invested a lot of money in the best machines, but I go every single day to my factory and I supervise personally all my products because the quality is our first objetive.
Besides we still have our "Bar Mágico" where I perform every Friday and Saturday night. We are proud to our bar, where we presents magic shows with the best Argentinean magicians in our stage saloon and our recently opened close up room.
If some of you come to Argentina, please contact me because I would be happy to invite you to my bar.
Daniel Clemente
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Sounds awesome...great story and history...maybe one day ill have to travel to check out Argentina!
Mr. Tango
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Argentina has great magicians and very nice places to visit, I would like to organize a TUConclave here, but I don't now how many people could attend
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Due to the response to my above mentioned effect, I have written it up as a PDF available to any TUC owner by writing to gusarimagic@comcast.net

ANY TUC can be used
"the more one pretends at magic, the more awe and wonder will be found in real life." Arnold Furst

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Mr. Tango
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Great job Funsway
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The post has 80.00 views, when we got 100.000 I will put my picture nude !

It was a joke, please continue enter here Smile
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Mr. Tango, I just met Gustavo Raley from Argentina and wow was I impressed. Great thinker...

Bill
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I would love to get down there one day mr tango.
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Mr. Tango, forum folks,
I have a Walking Liberty TUC which works really well (round m****t). But I'm having a problem working with the shimmed card supplied with the TUC.

I'm working on the Matrix effects Mr. Tango shows in his DVD. For most of the effect, the TUC is apart, and the m**n*t*c s***l is allowed to 'stick' to the shimmed card as needed (for vanishes). With my TUC s***l free to cling to the shimmed card, if I lift the card from a horizontal to vertical position, my m**n*t*c s***l slides down to the bottom of the card, and sometimes falls off of its own weight.

At the end of the routine, you secretly assemble the TUC (s***l plus in***t) and lift it up 'stuck' to the shimmed card. Most of the time, my TUC simply drops off, even if the card is held horizontally; the TUC's own weight is too much for the m****t.

Does anyone else have this issue with a half dollar TUC(I know the dollar coins are not recommended for this use.)? The m**n*t seems strong on my TUC - I can stick it to the side of a file cabinet and it doesn't move - so I don't know if shimmed cards differ in their ability to hold a m**n*t, or what else it might be.

Any ideas are appreciated. I know I've talked about a lot of inner workings here; I hope it's not too much for folks.

Larry S.
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Larry
I just can say that you have to find the correct timming to perform this effect. I do that really slow in this way I have control of the coin and the card.
ljsviol
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Mr. Tango,
Thanks for the advice. From watching carefully on your video, it seemed that some care is needed in handling; I can do that. -)

Thanks again!

Larry S.
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Just practice as everything in magic
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I have just purchased the 2 Pound TUC and I have the same problem, however I try to steal the TUC it slides off the card, I have tried every possible way, practised and practised but the Mxgxt in my TUC is simply not strong enough to hold the combined coins on to the card......Is my TUC faulty?

Any help would be appreciated.

Paul W
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On 2012-04-29 05:54, PaulW wrote:
I have just purchased the 2 Pound TUC and I have the same problem, however I try to steal the TUC it slides off the card, I have tried every possible way, practised and practised but the Mxgxt in my TUC is simply not strong enough to hold the combined coins on to the card......Is my TUC faulty?

Any help would be appreciated.

Paul W


Earlier on this thread, the following was posted:

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Posted: Feb 11, 2012 5:09pm                 
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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


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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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
bowers
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Maybe the problem isn't with the coin.
it could be the shiming of the card.
mine holds pretty good to the card
as long as I don't do it real quick.
todd
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On 2012-04-29 17:04, BanzaiMagic wrote:

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.


The "adjustment" with the tape is generally for adjusting the coin itself, not with respect to the coin and a card, though it would have a similar effect when trying to use a card on one of the coin's sides. There is no way to "strengthen" the power of the m****t other than replacing it with a stronger one.

The suggestion of a trying different card is a good one -- one with more/thicker sh** material would allow the coin to stick better, though it may be less flexible or less "normal" appearing.
Mr. Tango
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Of course smaller coins are better for that effect as quarter dollar or 10 pence coins, but I didn't have problems to perform the matrix with half dollar coins
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