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funsway
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On Aug 13, 2022, 1KJ wrote:
Wow! Speaking of inspiration, your routine sounds a lot better than mine. I might have to rethink my routine. If you have a video of your routine, I would love to see it.
KJ


So many other projects in the works too, but I'll upgrade the priority on this to be written up and photos to send.

Sadly, all of my time is taken up repairing renter damage to a house I am trying to sell.
It would seem magical if hired help would show up on time and be able to follow simple instructions.
Hours of painting to not lead to good coin work with crippled hands - sigh!
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_Alex_
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I am currently working on Fuki's air toss vanish. It is mostly for my own enjoyment. I like how elegant and impossible and looks.
1KJ
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On Aug 13, 2022, funsway wrote:
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On Aug 13, 2022, 1KJ wrote:
Wow! Speaking of inspiration, your routine sounds a lot better than mine. I might have to rethink my routine. If you have a video of your routine, I would love to see it.
KJ


So many other projects in the works too, but I'll upgrade the priority on this to be written up and photos to send.

Sadly, all of my time is taken up repairing renter damage to a house I am trying to sell.
It would seem magical if hired help would show up on time and be able to follow simple instructions.
Hours of painting to not lead to good coin work with crippled hands - sigh!


I hear you, I have a few rentals myself. A bit of trouble, but worth it, I recon. Don't let it get in the way of magic.

kj
Thomas Frank
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I have been working on a few things actually. Probably too many to make fast progress on any one. But primarily my favorite tricks are coins across, wild coins, cylinder and coins, and purse and glass, and those are the ones I want to make my version.

I am adapting the impossible four coin trick as my primary coins across, but modifying some moves and patter to for my style. This is pretty close but not ready for prime time. The first count is identical and the 2-2 display transfer are very close, but I use slightly different load for the display transfer. Overall very similar though.The impossible four coin trick and winged silver are my favorite coins across tricks.

I am also very close on a purse and glass routine using an okito box and a tin and I actually already presented it to a couple people. I am very new to magic so this was one of the few tricks I tried to present. Except I made a mistake at the end of the trick. I really am proud of this one though.

Cylinder and coins is very rough. I can do all my vanishes but it does not look smooth. Looks too fast paced and choppy. Its not even close. Much work to do there.

Wild Coins. My concept is to do a in-spectator hand copper silver transposition prior to the wild coin effect. Basically take two sets of coins, 4 copper and 4 silver in 2 purses, out of pocket. I give the a copper and silver coin. Lets say the pull out the silver in the transposition, then I say ok I am going to say ok you chose copper so I can put the copper coins away and use your copper coin to change all silvers to copper, then do a wild coin routine changing all silver on board to copper. At the end note that it's magic though so it's all just an illusion, so pour out coins and let them open hand for big reveal. I have three coin changes with the wild coins routine I like, but not quite how I want it.
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Sounds great Thomas, glad to see you are personalizing your routines and working on new stuff! I see you are a new user on the Café. Welcome! There is a lot of sharing of thoughts and ideas on this site, so you've come to the right place!
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Ray J
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On Sep 27, 2022, Thomas Frank wrote:
I have been working on a few things actually. Probably too many to make fast progress on any one. But primarily my favorite tricks are coins across, wild coins, cylinder and coins, and purse and glass, and those are the ones I want to make my version.

I am adapting the impossible four coin trick as my primary coins across, but modifying some moves and patter to for my style. This is pretty close but not ready for prime time. The first count is identical and the 2-2 display transfer are very close, but I use slightly different load for the display transfer. Overall very similar though.The impossible four coin trick and winged silver are my favorite coins across tricks.

I am also very close on a purse and glass routine using an okito box and a tin and I actually already presented it to a couple people. I am very new to magic so this was one of the few tricks I tried to present. Except I made a mistake at the end of the trick. I really am proud of this one though.

Cylinder and coins is very rough. I can do all my vanishes but it does not look smooth. Looks too fast paced and choppy. Its not even close. Much work to do there.

Wild Coins. My concept is to do a in-spectator hand copper silver transposition prior to the wild coin effect. Basically take two sets of coins, 4 copper and 4 silver in 2 purses, out of pocket. I give the a copper and silver coin. Lets say the pull out the silver in the transposition, then I say ok I am going to say ok you chose copper so I can put the copper coins away and use your copper coin to change all silvers to copper, then do a wild coin routine changing all silver on board to copper. At the end note that it's magic though so it's all just an illusion, so pour out coins and let them open hand for big reveal. I have three coin changes with the wild coins routine I like, but not quite how I want it.


Thomas, remember it is best to learn to walk before you attempt to run. I would suggest learning some basic coin magic and master it before working on classics like Cylinder and Coins. When you are ready, then return and begin the process of mastering the more difficult-to-perform routines.

Welcome to the forum!

Ray
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Nev Blenk
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As mentioned earlier I am currently working on my book of coin box magic (no title yet). Its all written but now myself and my girlfriend are slowly getting the photo's done.
Its a frustrating process at times but seeing some of the results makes it quite enjoyable. We are trying our best to use natural light but some will have to be re-shot with artificial light. Especially the extreme close ups when the hands naturally block the light and cause shadows.

Here is an example so far. Once they are done a friend of mine who is a photgrapher and printer will hopefully cast his professional eye over them and give further advice. I am using a free photo editing program called GIMP which is a bit daunting but there are plenty of tutorials on youtube to follow.

Cheers
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Nev Blenk
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And one more for luck...

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Michael Rubinstein
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Looks great!
RUBINSTEIN COIN MAGIC SPECIAL:
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Thomas Frank
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On Sep 28, 2022, Tortuga wrote:

Thomas, remember it is best to learn to walk before you attempt to run. I would suggest learning some basic coin magic and master it before working on classics like Cylinder and Coins. When you are ready, then return and begin the process of mastering the more difficult-to-perform routines.

Welcome to the forum!

Ray


Yup, good point. Thanks for the warm welcome. I have been studying coin magic a decent bit, but much more to go for sure. Overall I take things pretty easy. Mainly I really enjoy the creative process though so its important nonetheless. I know these are things that will take lots of time, but I don't care. I am all too familiar with being diligent and taking my time. This is fun hobby so it's really more about enjoying the practice and being creative. Slowly I will present as I get more comfortable and confident.
Ray J
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And one more for luck...


How about ‘The Ins and Outs of Okito Box Magic’?
It's never crowded on the extra mile....
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On Sep 28, 2022, Nev Blenk wrote:
And one more for luck...


Oh that looks great! When will it be released?
Nev Blenk
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Thanks for the kind words guys.

Tortuga.... that's a great suggestion. I will add it to the shortlist. Maybe I will use it for the chapter of 'in & out' routines.

The book is about 75% complete. Photos are to finish and then editing and proof reading to follow. Also I want to shoot some performance only footage for the routines. I don't have an exact ETA as its something I work on as time permits, usually weekends. I am hoping for at the latest the beginning of next year.

The book is all seated routines at the table. I know a lot of coin magic these days is 'palm up' three fly stuff but I'm an old school kinda guy and love being seated at a table. There is a lot of lapping and also other sneaky stuff going on behind the scenes beneath the table.
There will be 15 coin box routines and a handful of non-box routines including some fun with cookies (or biscuits as we call them over here).

There will be no finger gymnastics to learn. Its all standard classic/finger/thumb palm stuff awell as pretty standard coin box 'moves'. I use a Roth Box set. Most routines use the regular box, one uses the slot box and some routines use both but only to end clean or to switch in some coins.

Anymore info feel free to ask. I could blabber on forever when it comes to coin boxes. Its been a passion fo nearly 30 years.

Best to all
Nev
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I worked out a way to do David Williamson's Crossed Eyed Coins Across with 4 coins. Fun.
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VernonOnCoins
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In the research stage for a Matrix routine
Jeff O
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Looking forward to seeing your work, @Nev! Also, how about "Heavyweight Boxing" Smile
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I practise a jumbocoin routine. Sleeving and a topit makes the routine possible.
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Hello all! New to the forum. I love coin magic. Been intrigued by since I was a kid. Lately I’ve been working on Yu Huihangs back view 3 fly. It’s just fun practicing this stuff. I only use Eisenhower dollar coins.
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Working on turning a card over that is held on the diagonal, with a coin classic palmed also. The card has a picture of a coin on one side and blank on the other.

So, the card would turn blank with a little shake, and setting it down and then lifting, a real coin would appear. That's all for now.
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I'm working on a patter idea to use with coin vanish and reappearance sequence where you'd tell the audience the coin isn't disappearing, it is just changing into a Bitcoin temporarily, then changes back to a regular coin. Just something different to say along with standard stuff.
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