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Ok folks. I know this has been addressed before, but there have been some coin gaff innovations in the last few years. I'm looking for your opinion here. What is the absolute CLEANEST, most magical looking Coins Across routine available. Using a shell or TUC, flipper or other gimmick is fine. Using a table is also ok. I just want to know what you think is the best way to do this classic effect. I want to leave the audience clueless, and amazed. Looking for a real reputation maker. I plan to use this as an Opener.

Thanks in advance.

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Since this is an opinionated answer... I'd say any routine that involves using a bar of SOAP as a kicker ending would be the "cleanest"

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Thanks Craig! But I'm hoping for some ideas for the most magical way to accomplish the effect. I think I'll skip the soap for now...
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Out of the most requested 'tricks with coins' I do for people who have seen me before they always ask about the coin that jump into their hand. They only remember that ONE last coin jumping INTO their hand... not BACK into their hand... they remember it as a coin jumping INTO their hand.

David Roth's *coughcough* coins across routine. (Pg 62 of his book).

They love it the most because I don't do any other version?

Who knows.

Next time I do it for a magacian though I think I'll have to end it with a bar of SOAP carved into a stack of coins. Smile
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I think using the Tuc for coin's across
is the cleanest Ive seen yet.Using Roth's method.
Todd Smile
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With the right presentation they will all look like miracles...whether you use gaffs/gimmicks or not.

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David Roth's coins across for me...
Customized greatly...
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I developed "Shackled" to be the "cleanest" across possible in that the hands never touch at all during the routine - no back and forth stuff - and the hands shown open and empty at every stage (uses TUC and Sway Methods)

however - this "advantage" only makes a difference for those observers experienced with "coins across" type routines. A casual lay spectator may be no more astounded than with a less technically perfect method. The effect is not "clean" as the objective was to create a perfect effect rather than meet the needs of the audience. No effect prompted by the performer's ego is ever "absolutely clean."

"Clean" is relative. Who is the audience? What is the setting? What story do you wish them to tell after? What effect will you do next?

The "right presentation" as noted by Stanyon involves "clean thinking" as part of your routining work. Methinks that each accomplished performer should have several "Coins across" effects mastered and select the one best suited to the performance situation. One of these should involve spectator hands should the opportunity be ideal.

I doubt that "clean" ever enters the mind of a lay spectator. Good question, though! May bet some performers thinking along new lines.
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Hi sdmagic

I go with Craig Ousterling and Bobby Puga. David Roth's coins across is excellent and as Craig says the last coin jumping into their hand is a killer.

All the best

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On May 11, 2014, bowers wrote:
I think using the Tuc for coin's across
is the cleanest Ive seen yet.Using Roth's method.
Todd Smile


How would you use Roth's method with a TUC - especially for the last phase where you remove one coin from the spectator's hand and it reappears?
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Great comments everyone. Thanks! By the word "Clean" I mean: No fast or confusing moves. Just straight forward (apparent) movement of the coins, one-by-one from one hand to the other, and ultimately the final coin into the spectator's hand. Also, I'm trying to avoid lapping any coins so the routine can be performed standing.

Thanks for contributing to the discussion!

sdmagic
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I was going to suggest other items until you redefined clean in your question to mean doing Roth's shelled routine. Still need to work on that last vanish but it reads as if you're almost committed to the routine.
...to all the coins I've dropped here
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SD... also check out Dan Watkins "4 Coins, Your Hands". He's printed it in COINVANISH vol2 you can also see and learn it it on Dan's DVD. I suggest the book as it will prevent the osmosis of doing the trick exactly like and acting like the guy on the TV Smile
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Jonathan I'd like to hear your suggestions. I'm not committed to anything yet. Still searching. Thanks!
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The Cleanest Coins Across!!! Yea I have been looking for that for the last 35-40 Years! I will have 40 -45 Handlings Coming out In my 2 Th.Hardbound book! BUT---- I am steal LOOKING!!! Smile
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Sounds good Dave. When will it be available?
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On May 11, 2014, bowers wrote:
I think using the Tuc for coin's across
is the cleanest Ive seen yet.Using Roth's method.
Todd Smile


How would you use Roth's method with a TUC - especially for the last phase where you remove one coin from the spectator's hand and it reappears?


The last coin is removed with the spider vanish from hand.
And made to appear in the spec's hand with the other three.
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As an aside: check out the first trick using the gaff(s) in Hoffmann's More Magic. In place of the brass fixtures you can use cardboard props, cups or even volunteers hands. Smile Smile
...to all the coins I've dropped here
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On May 12, 2014, sdmagic wrote:
Sounds good Dave. When will it be available?


Mark said 12-15 months for each Book so I would say around around 14 or so months !
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