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MagiCol
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Three or four Chinese coins are threaded onto a ribbon, and successively somehow come off separately. Part of the routine has one Chinese coin with ribbon through it laid on spectators hand and the ribbon just melts off.
I imagine Tarbell has it somewhere, but haven't found it.

Here's Ed Harcourt performing the trick.

I'd appreciate name of it, and where it can be found [book, or magic shop].

Thanks
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It's the Charming Chinese Challenge by Troy Hooser. I believe it is in his DisTROYers book. Also, There is a great DVD out on the effect.
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There is an earlier version in Tarbell and other books with one coin knotted on the ribbon and other stacked on top. Not as exciting as CCC but ...
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The particular phase you mentioned in your second post is called the "Tokyo Opener" - a contribution from Shoot Ogawa for the Charming Chinese Challenge.

As already mentioned, you can find the routine described in the book 'DesTROYers' by Joshua Jay and Troy Hooser and other ideas are detailed in the DVD called 'The Charming Chinese Challenge' put out by Bob Kohler and taught by Troy himself.

Lance Pierce also released his variation and handling on the Charming Chinese Challenge called "Recharmed, I'm Sure" - a very nice routine with some excellent ideas and definitely worth checking out after you learn the original version.
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Just a note, that Lance Pierce has some very nice coins that are designed for his handling of the effect, but work for the original as well.
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CCC has been a cornerstone of my strolling, bar, and formal close up sets since it was released. Currently, it goes with ACR and card in Kohler's Lightning Box with the card appearing under the coins. BEAUTIFUL routine!
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Thanks for your help, folk. Now I know what I'm to look for by name. The trick is indeed impressive.

From what I've been told by a magician who wasn't familiar with performing the trick the coins need to all have their holes the same, for alignment, and be smooth surfaces [I think that refers to rim ridge problem.]
Or can ordinary Chinese coins be used?

What date did CCC first start being performed and when did instructions first appear?
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I've just realized that in my original post at the start of the thread I didn't post the URL of Ed Harcourt doing the routine, sorry.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3Hu2FTYvhw

Enjoy!
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On 2014-02-14 04:49, MagiCol wrote:
Thanks for your help, folk. Now I know what I'm to look for by name. The trick is indeed impressive.

From what I've been told by a magician who wasn't familiar with performing the trick the coins need to all have their holes the same, for alignment, and be smooth surfaces [I think that refers to rim ridge problem.]
Or can ordinary Chinese coins be used?

What date did CCC first start being performed and when did instructions first appear?



- The holes should look the same to the spectator.
- Most of the "magic" Chinese coins have round holes (and painted squares around the holes), so alignment would not be an issue. I suppose that if you had square holes, there maybe some tendency for binding (of the ribbon).
- both a smooth inside of the holes, and the coin surface will make things work more easily and quietly.
- Most people also think that thinner coin are preferred.

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What is a good ribbon replacement?
I looked in Michaels & Joanne,
and they don't seem to have
the exact type. ...
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On Feb 15, 2014, joseph wrote:
What is a good ribbon replacement?
I looked in Michaels & Joanne,
and they don't seem to have
the exact type. ...



A little late to the party but... For CCC, I use a 1/4" (100% polyester) ribbon called Spoolo' Ribbon by Offray from walmart (10 yds less than a buck I believe). when I cut my length for the routine, I dipped the ends in glue to prevent any fraying. I am using a very thick and heavy Dollar sized set of Chinese Coins I got from Todd Lassen.(Miracle Enjoyment Chinese Coins). I just don't use the ] for my CCC routine. If this little ribbon can handle these coins... any 1/2 dollar sized coin would be a walk in the park (Troy uses Sterling 1/2's according to his DVD) (some Johnson 1/2's have a tendency to grab a little at the raised rims, I have found due to how sharply they are mfg'd at the raised parts)

I just got a copy of Re-Charmed, I'm Sure by Lance Pierce - his uses a "Rattail" (a satin cord sold at most fabric stores) according to his booklet that comes with. I believe either could be used interchangeably and even this Rattail will hold up to my Lassen coins, should I go that route. However, the Pierce coins are perfect, so I may just use them and go with my "Miracle Enjoyment Chinese Coins" for other routines using their gaff quality.
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Marc DeSouza has a nice presentation on his DVD.
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If you own or are planning to purchase any of the Tango line of Coins,you will recieve a copy of "The Complete Tango Pedia of Coin Gaffs" DVD,which includes a Perfomance & Explaination of "The Ultimate Chinese Coin Routine" which is very similar to the Effect you mention.
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