We Remember The Magic Café We Remember
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Street Magic » » Exact change by Gregory Wilson for English currency (1 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

View Profile
Special user
530 Posts

Profile of Bogbadger
Does anyone have any experience of using Gregory Wilson's "Exact Change" with English currency at all please? The videos I've seen look fantastic but for English currency they state that it requires a "clever make shift idea" does that detract from the effect in any way?
Maker of Magical Poppets - www.etsy.com/uk/shop/RockTrollCrafts

Websites built for creators and performers of the bizarre - www.oakdigitalsolutions.co.uk
View Profile
Inner circle
Mallorca (Spain)
5941 Posts

Profile of george1953
Same question for euros, some of them are really small
By failing to prepare, we are preparing to fail.
View Profile
New user
56 Posts

Profile of Haruspex
I've used Exact Change with euro coins with the method Gregory recommends on the DVD, but this never felt as smooth as it should.
A few years ago I found the manufacturer of the changer on which the exact change gimmick is based.

I sent him a few mails asking if the disc in one of the slots could be made thinner allowing of an extra 20 cent coin to be used
If you have the effect you know what I mean.
After some back and forth mailing he confirmed to sell me an adapted changer, allowing for the extra coin.

So if the Exact Change gimmick is made with the same thickness plastic disc, and from what I can see by comparing the both: it is,
there should be enough thickness to shave off a little bit of material from one of the discs.If you are careful it might be possible to adapt the original gimmick.

Honestly this makes a massive difference and allows for the effect to be performed exactly as with dollar coins.
I don't know for Pound coins but probably a small adaptation like this may be done for these also.
View Profile
Regular user
Windsor, UK
126 Posts

Profile of domclarke
I use UK currency: 3x 20p; 3x 5p, 3x5p, 3 x 1p. And then basically on the underside have a 10p and 1p attached with a bit of blu-tac. Covers options up 100.
View Profile
Loyal user
Staten Island, New York
219 Posts

Profile of MagicVin
Does this really get good reactions? just doesn't seem like it would to me.
Smile Smile Smile Magic is all around us we just have to be willing to see it.
Paul Budd
View Profile
Veteran user
It's a shame he's only made
384 Posts

Profile of Paul Budd
Well.....I only saw Greg do it at a lecture....and it was well-received. I own it and the included DVD has LOADS of performance ideas and suggestions. I think if you do the set up right with the spectator, it will make a huge impact. Smile
His face isn't really this long in-person!
Once Upon A Magician blog
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Street Magic » » Exact change by Gregory Wilson for English currency (1 Likes)
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2021 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.08 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL