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We'll, I know I sure did!

Thanks for posting.
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Nice skills, I never got the hang of rolling a coin on my fingers no matter how hard I tried.
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Great coin work - thanks for posting.
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Too fast for me, and I dislike magic without story (either patter, or music).
Technically, though, I liked it.

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I liked it except for one small thing. If you could pause at the end of a few of the transpositions that would be great. I didn't have time to appreciate what had just happened before you were half way through the next effect. The last phase where the third coin jumped to join the other two is a good example. Pause a beat with your hands out and let the beauty of what happened sink in for a bit.
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This look like a nice routine. You are doing it smoothly and I like it.
I'm not minding when there is no story or talking in your magic. (But this is just my taste!) Myself, when I do magic with coins, I like to do some visual magic with some nice music in background. It work for me, so I'm used for it. Lets everyone be focusing only miracles what happens in your hands and some nice music. Smile It can be working too. It don't have to be story telling magic or magic with jokes. What ever fit for your stage persona.

But like others have been saying. You are doing your magic fast. Don't worry, your magic still look nice! But if you do your magic with slower speed, you would be giving your audience more time to enjoy your magic! Now it is like wander after another. Everything happens so fast.
It look nice (I cannot say this too much!) but right now your each individual wander don't get too much attention.

I have seen a lot of 2 fly's where in the end magician conjure third coin as a "big finale." Why this is done? I don't be sure, I think it is shown as a "shocker," just like a jumbo coin! or to change routine smoothly to use 3 coins after that.
But for me, this is huge NO NO. when you are doing tricks with just 2 coins and in the end third one magically appear in your hands it is looking so wrong in my eyes. I would be continuing just with 2 coins to the very end of the routine.
I would be loving to say more, but it would be revealing secrets... And for that, we need 50 posts and use secret section of this forum. Smile

But in the end. You have some nice skills and I love your video! Above things I said just for food of thought. There isn't anything wrong in your video, but I just would be doing routine slower and without end with 3 coins.
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Very visually stimulating even at the fast pace, but if I might offer some subjectively constructive criticism...
the production of that third silver offers an intuitive contradiction to the magically impossible nature of your wonderful transpositions. As you structured the routine, the third coin is introduced less as a "production", but more as a "revelation"; this potentially bridges that gap between what the audience may perceive as a truly Magical "jump" of one coin from [here] to [there] and a technical mastery
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Very nice coin work
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Agreed one thousand percent that the appearance of the third coin weakens an otherwise impossible and beautiful routine. Very nicely done though. Lose the third coin and this is a stunner.
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Beautiful choreography and so smooth. Not sure if your tempo is an issue (Im leaning toward just a tad slower), but this is what coin magic should look like

Are these your moves/ideas?
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Excellent work my friend !! Yes speed might be a concern, but that didn't stop at least me from enjoying the magic. However, as Michael said, producing the third coin might not be so good for whatever you did in the first phase ("2" fly).

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Awsm! Great coin work!
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Thanks a lots , I aprreciate all your advise!!!!
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Thanks for sharing,

nice combination.

I love music and magic including coins.

Work at your speed, not others.

It's better and easier to be you.

I know "my you", has changed over time.

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Beautiful routine. I agree with the others that the third coin gives the game away a bit.

I'm always impressed by good routines that trim down one of the usual effects--Tommy Wonder's cups and balls with two cups, for instance. It really demonstrates what makes a trick work.
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