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While the effect is eye candy and looks great... the first thing which crossed my mind is "Why would I place the glass on the coaster ?"

There is no reason why the performer would not perform directly on a table top. The use of a coaster needs to be justified.

Since the demo video has no performance, I can not think of a good excuse which makes sense logically to use a coaster at all ???
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Don't own this but maybe you could turn one glass mouth down on the table and then put the coaster on the bottom of that glass and then another glass on top of the coaster, ostensibly to elevate the glass to make it easier to see and to "make it even more impossible" (wink, wink).

Point being to find some reason to elevate the second glass which would neccesitate the coaster being used.
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Great for magicians & bartenders like myself, lot of my strolling gigs usually have a bar so this coaster makes sense & will fit right in.
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Dave Do you have a review on this yet ?
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On Jan 23, 2020, Expertmagician wrote:
While the effect is eye candy and looks great... the first thing which crossed my mind is "Why would I place the glass on the coaster ?"

There is no reason why the performer would not perform directly on a table top. The use of a coaster needs to be justified.

Since the demo video has no performance, I can not think of a good excuse which makes sense logically to use a coaster at all ???


Hey Expertmagician,

If you use something like a close up pad you can use the coaster as „excuse“ not to ruin your precious pad.
During your performance: Excuse me I‘m thirsty yada yada yada... take out the coaster and a glass, pour in a little bit of water (or just pretend to), take a sip...
Does anybody have a coin? - Now you can go straight into the effect
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Here is my FULL REVIEW of Roller Coaster: https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view......orum=109

Hope this help.

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On Jan 23, 2020, Nikki78 wrote:
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On Jan 23, 2020, Expertmagician wrote:
While the effect is eye candy and looks great... the first thing which crossed my mind is "Why would I place the glass on the coaster ?"

There is no reason why the performer would not perform directly on a table top. The use of a coaster needs to be justified.

Since the demo video has no performance, I can not think of a good excuse which makes sense logically to use a coaster at all ???


Hey Expertmagician,

If you use something like a close up pad you can use the coaster as „excuse“ not to ruin your precious pad.
During your performance: Excuse me I‘m thirsty yada yada yada... take out the coaster and a glass, pour in a little bit of water (or just pretend to), take a sip...
Does anybody have a coin? - Now you can go straight into the effect
I agree that the coaster needs to be justified.Makes no scene to place the cup on the coaster. Now make something like this built into a close up pad!!!!! that I would buy.
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On Jan 22, 2020, Expertmagician wrote:
the first thing which crossed my mind is "Why would I place the glass on the coaster ?"


Because that is what coasters were invented for. Literally, their sole purpose in life is to have glasses placed on them.
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Why do we place a spectator's ring under a silk and then hand it back to them? Why do we tear the corner off a bill so that we can "recognize it again?" Magicians do a lot of weird things. Sticking a glass on top of a coaster feels more natural than the previous two I mentioned.

My biggest issue with it so far, is that every time I see it on my desk I sing the Ohio Players song - "Roller Coaster - of love..." (say what?)
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[...] Now make something like this built into a close up pad!!!!! that I would buy.


Maybe you should invent something like that (if it doesn’t already exist) and talk to Murphy‘s. Maybe you can get a good deal Smile

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Might just look into that.
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Here is my FULL REVIEW of Roller Coaster: https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view......orum=109

Hope this help.

Alex Hui
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That is a great review. Thank you, Alex!
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One idea to drive attention away from the coaster is to do the effect with signed coin.

There are 2 approaches of do it (I tried to keep in vague cos it is an open forum)
1. You push the signed coin through the glass and do a s****h
2. You l**d the signed coin into the gimmick

Once the effect is done, all attention should be on the signed coin. Or you can immediately go into a signed-coin bending routine.

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One idea to drive attention away from the coaster is to do the effect with signed coin.

There are 2 approaches of do it (I tried to keep in vague cos it is an open forum)
1. You push the signed coin through the glass and do a s****h
2. You l**d the signed coin into the gimmick

Once the effect is done, all attention should be on the signed coin. Or you can immediately go into a signed-coin bending routine.

Alex Hui
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Or signed beermat straightening routine.
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On Jan 24, 2020, alexhui wrote:
One idea to drive attention away from the coaster is to do the effect with signed coin.

There are 2 approaches of do it (I tried to keep in vague cos it is an open forum)
1. You push the signed coin through the glass and do a s****h
2. You l**d the signed coin into the gimmick

Once the effect is done, all attention should be on the signed coin. Or you can immediately go into a signed-coin bending routine.

Alex Hui
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Or signed beermat straightening routine.


Your idea is more awesome Smile

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the first thing which crossed my mind is "Why would I place the glass on the coaster ?"


Because that is what coasters were invented for. Literally, their sole purpose in life is to have glasses placed on them.


Well, not EMPTY glasses.
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the first thing which crossed my mind is "Why would I place the glass on the coaster ?"


Because that is what coasters were invented for. Literally, their sole purpose in life is to have glasses placed on them.


Well, not EMPTY glasses.


Best time to fill it up with ice cold beer. I'd finish the beer and go straight into the routine. Afterall the Tyvek surface is waterproof.
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HEINEKEN seems sold out all the time. It's the only brand common in my area. Any idea when it will be available anyone? hopefully from penguin for the free mailing.
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Because that is what coasters were invented for. Literally, their sole purpose in life is to have glasses placed on them.
Spot on. When I'm at my favorite pub, I always go to the bar and grab a couple of coasters for me and my buddy if the waitperson didn't provide them. In a bar setting, I imagine using this for the final phase of an impromptu, sleight-of-hand coin through glass routine (see John Carney, Miguel Angel Gea and Daniel Garcia for ideas here). The only issue in my mind is whether the coaster actually mimics what one would find in the real world. In Alex's review, linked above, he makes it sound like the coaster itself doesn't necessarily fit the bill, as it might be too big and “too well-made”, whatever that means. Can anyone else chime in with their opinion on this aspect?
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