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Magic George
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When someone gives me a coin for the coin bite trick, I am having trouble thinking of how to make the switch to my folding coin. Any suggestions?
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I do the Bobo switch
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If you know spellbound try one of those moves.
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How about learning some Real Coin Magic.

Get yourself a book on coin magic "Bobo's modern coin magic"
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Try getting a video on Coins.
I prefer the video Bare Handed by Kirk Kokinos.
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Well, that's a pretty easy thing to do, there are several great switches out there, visit http://www.coinvanish.com Probably the best recource for learning coin magic.
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French drop.
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Firedice27 has an interesting idea. I'll be trying that...

Anywho, I usually use the Bobo Switch or the Shuttle Pass.
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See pg. 216 of Anneman's Preactical Mental Effects. Sure it uses a bill, but it works great with coins, too. Garrett Thomas uses the same move for one of his coin routines. People could be burning your hands and swear the coin never left their sight.
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Bobo or the shuttle pass
Please pick up a copy of Bobo's Modern coin magic.
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I choose to use the shuttle pass (already mentioned) or the Larry Jennings Toss (like the shuttle pass, but a bit more visually convincing). Both are quite suitable for the switch.
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Is that the same as Goshmans Toss?
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I do a Bobo Switch. But please....Master this switch before you perform it!
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I came up with a switch I'm sure is not new, but I mastered it in no time and it fools. It's all done in one hand. I hold the FC in TP position and reach for the borrowed coin with the same hand. I allow the borrowed coin to drop to FP and hold it there and bring the gaffed FC up between the forefinger and thumb. This looks VERY natural. After performing the bite and restore... I place the gaffed coin back into TP position and release the borrowed coin palm down onto a table. I can then lap the FC and put all my concentration on the coin sitting on the table. I have practiced picking up a borrowed coin from a table as well as taking it from someone hand. The only drawback to this technique is, I need a table or a surface to complete the final move. It just looks unnatural to me to do a french drop, or a bobo switch or shuttle pass to switch the coins. I have fooled magicians because they are always looking for those "extra" moves and no matter how well you perform them, they are there. My self taught method eliminates the suspicion that another coin is in play. I practiced first by switching the coins as I picked it up off a table. Once I could pick it up and put it back down, I then moved to plucking it from an outstretched hand. The switch timing is important... not a lot of hand movement and during the offbeat of accepting the coin and displaying it between the thumb and forefinger.
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On 2004-07-09 18:55, muzicman wrote:
The only drawback to this technique is, I need a table or a surface to complete the final move.

You could reverse the move, putting the coin into the other hand. That looks natural in the context of displaying the coin for all of the audience to see.
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On 2004-07-08 22:56, waveman wrote:
Is that the same as Goshmans Toss?


I'm sorry, I couldn't tell you, since I'm not familiar with Goshmans Toss. All I can say is that the L.J. Toss is identical to the shuttle pass, except that, once the switch is made, there is an added convincer that makes it look the coin has been thrown from hand to hand (as a result, furthering the illusion that you simply tossed the coin from one hand to the other, in plain view). Hopefully, this makes sense.
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Garrett Thomas has a great switch for coins like that on his video Any Questions?
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Bobo Switch. It's a cool move, requires minimum practice.
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