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For the benefit of the non-Canadians here, in Matt's post "Moosehead" is a brand of beer in Canada.
In the U.S., I believe, it is a felony.
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My personal favorite is Bob Kohler's reverse matrix from Impossibilia. It uses only four ungaffed coins and two cards. It is definitely a money trick and in addition to frying people, has earned me numerous tips.
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On 2002-02-09 21:09, spfranz wrote:
Actually, Fredrick, I did mention it three posts before yours Smile

I agree with you one hundred percent.



Apologies, I must have been scrolling faster than my eyes can read. Thanks for the 2nd!


While on the list of matrix effects, there is the reverse matrix theme. I believe started by Paul Gertner, then amplified by others. There is four coin version in CoinMagic.

Another worth considering is the All-American Matrix in CoinMagic. It uses four different coins.

Peter's question is interesting. What is the theme or frame for the effect? For me, it is one of the only silent close-up effects I perform. I shut up and let the magic happen...
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You might want to check out my Quadra coin reverse matrix from my original videotape series made in 1985 in West Germany (the series that predates the L&L re-release). This is a much cleaner handling, and can even be done with a penny, nickle, dime, quarter, and 4 business cards! I perform it as an "observation test" in my show, using 4 different half dollar sized coins. The routine is also written up in my fourth set of lecture notes. - Michael Rubinstein
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My personal favorite Matrix is by Dean Dill,
no extra coins, and can be incorperated to a backfire or standard matrix... Very easy and very clean....I have never been called on the method.. However, I have not seen many of the Matrix effects mentioned in previous posts here, Maybe I need to check those out.
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I finally mastered Rubenstein's Two Card Reverse Matrix, what other reverse matrix effects exist?
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I have a couple in my book, Great Scott! It's Coin Magic!
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Daryl does a pretty standard matrix routine on Coin Classics Vol.1 from Steven's Magic. I like his get ahead method better than the one I use and he has some nice subtleties for showing the fronts and backs of the cards.
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I've messed with a lot different routines, including Daryl's, Columbini's, and Dean Dill's, but always go back to the very, very basic routine. Does anyone know the name(and inventor) of the middle finger/thumb move to get ahead? It was the first Matrix move I learned and I always assumed it was the most common method of getting ahead. Is it?
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To Coolmoney84:

David Williamson has a Reverse Matrix routine in the book "The Magic of Michael Ammar." I believe it is simply called just that, "Reverse Matrix." Hope this helps!

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Okay, for some killer routines in Matrix you have to check out my friend Shoot Ogawa. He will be performing this weekend at the convention in Miami and then in two weeks at the convention in Minnesota. He does over a dozen variations. Including a one handed, two card version with a kickback. And recently he has added a double matrix: eight coins, four cards, and doing four coins at a time, simultaneously, with each hand... and a surprise ending. Some time in the summer we will be working on putting together several videos on his routines. The videos will include subjects such as Matrixes, Resets, Purse Frame, Coins Across, & Rope routines... he has dozens of variations on all the above.
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Yep, Matrix, in the right circumstances, is a very magical effect. I did several versions of Schneider, Williamson and even tried Gertner, until I saw Dean Dill's Coinmagic 2000. Don't know if it's the style, the routine or the passion...probably all of it but Dean does Real Magic!
Now I like to "jazz" with all of his routines along with some ideas of my own.

...And then Dean introduced me to Armando Lucero in Vegas.
Incredible his name did not pop up yet. He might be kinda underground but watch this man!
He kicked my ... along with Paul Harris', tommy Wonder's and Vanni Bossi's! Smile Smile Smile
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Allan Ackerman wrote the following in the August 2001 issue of "MAGIC":

"Armando Lucero is one of the best close-up magicians I have ever seen."

High praise from someone who has seen many close-up magicians over the years.
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Are you referring to the Al Schneider/Derek Dingle pickup move?
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Four Coins In The Countin' from Dingle's Deceptions is probably the most perfect of the matrix routines I have seen, and I have seen a lot. First, the handling makes it seem impossible that any other coins are being used. Second, it is a very well thought out routine and only needed very minor modifications to fit my style. Third, it has a great kicker ending, the silver dollar really kills them because of the suspicion that you create for the last coin. Not to mention the steal and load is very deceptive. Finally, not only does this routine play well for laymen but it also fools most magicians, who I guess didn't read Dingle's Deceptions because they thought the material was too hard.
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Although I have only tried a few matrix effects, i must admit I love John Kennedys impossible matrix. Using just two cards its simple and clean from start to finish. I like being able to show the cards both sides and hands completely empty after each transposition.The gimmick does the work and with some polished handling you are left to concentrate on presentation and entertainment. Suits me !
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Dean Dill has some of the cleanest non gimmick matrix routines around...2 cards or 4 cards...he's the man!!!
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Looking forward to your project with Shoot. I've seen him do amazing stuff at Hollywood Magic (a few versions of the matrix, ribbon through 3 Chinese coins--yes only 3 coins).

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Man, oh man...I totally forgot to mention Shoot. This guy is just not human!! He had my brain bleeding when I first saw his matrix routines.

I wasn't drinking that night, but I had to be carried out of the Castle.

He's a super bad mamma jamma!

Guys....just keep your eyes peeled for Shoot's video. It's going to be awesome.

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Re: John Bannon’s book "Impossibilia":

On 2001-09-24 20:29, Robin Parker wrote:
I dont recommend the book, just some of it’s routines. In all, I dont think the book is very good.

Good one, Robin. Discourage others from reading it so we can keep all those goodies to ourselves.

VERY clever!
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