Patrick Redford brings us 2 coin changes that are both practical and usable in gigging conditions..
Pivot Change is Patrick’s take in the “Spellbound” type of change, this one being done at the fingertips. Both hands appear to be empty before, during, and after the change.
Junk Change creates a visual explosion as one coin or object morphs into a load of other objects in an instance. You can make a coin visually explode into a load of smaller change!
The material is practical and can be used in real-world performing conditions and are fine for anyone with a beginner knowledge of basic sleight of hand.
Performing a professional coin bend should be a central part of your coin magic repertoire, but do you need to carry around a specific coin bending tool? Andrew Gerard wants to show you that you don’t.
Psyche starts with a coin from your spectators pocket; it bends in their hand and in front of their eyes. At the end, they are left with a bent coin they signed. Andrew Gerard’s dirty little secret is OUT! No bending devices are used during the performance of this effect. The only thing that gets bent is your audience’s mind.
3 Fly coin routines are one of the cornerstones of coin magic for performers. One at a time, coins travel from one hand to the other, with fun by-play.
If you do walk-around, it’s arguably the post common form of coin trick performers by working magicians. There are many versions on the market.. some using 100% hardcore sleight of hand, and others using gimmicks that do much of the hard work.
FuseFly is a new video from Jonathan Friedman. This is the simplest, most direct Three Fly-style Coins Across on the market. It is simple to do, direct and has a kicker ending that they will never see coming.
When it comes to choosing the best coins for coin magic, there are several different opinions out there. Ultimately, you’ll have to weigh the different facts and come to a conclusion that will work well for your own routine. Below, we will look at the kinds of things that go into making that decision.
Small or Large Coins?
The size of the coins you decide to use for your own sleight of hand can be narrowed down into two clear choices: large or small. There are two schools of thought on which of these two options is better overall.
Some people believe that the best coins for coin magic are dollar sized. Their reasons for thinking this is that a dollar coin is large. This gives it a more visible surface area so that your audience can see what’s happening, and that’s especially important if you’re in a large room, have low lighting, or there are a lot of people. It’s also more impressive to make something big disappear as opposed to smaller items.
On the flip side, some people think that using large coins is outdated since so few people use them these days. They contend that using smaller coins that are in circulation appear less suspicious, so your audience will be more likely to enjoy the show and follow along. They also believe that if you use large coins that are less common, people will subconsciously think there’s something sneaky about the trick.
What Are Other Magicians Using?
The standard coin that’s used in magic tricks today is the US half dollar. In some ways, these are the best coins for coin magic. For one thing, half dollars are bright and shiny, and this can give it a strong ‘visual’ when used in the right kind of lighting setup. They also have ridged sides, so it’s a lot easier to grip them when you’re pulling off a coin flourish. Overall, the size is ideal; not too large, not too small. The half dollar is a good choice for magic routines because it’s easily visible, readily accepted and fits comfortably in one hand.
Another coin that still remains popular with many experienced magicians is the dollar coin. The dollar coin is large and makes for an impressive vanishing act, but it can be fairly easy to manipulate once you’ve become accustomed to the size. The best way to get used to the feel is by practicing over and over. Then you can try out your skills in front of a few close friends or family members, and once you’ve got that down, you can take on a larger audience.
What About Unusual Coins?
It can be a lot of fun and bring an impressive twist when you use coins that are outside of the normal standard in the magic field. One of the best coin magic tips we can give you is to go out on a limb and practice with a variety of different types such as:
• Foreign coins
• Rare coins
Although some people may be suspicious when you use something out of the ordinary, you can make it more fun and appealing by telling a story about the coins. Talk about where the coin came from and how you happened to end up with it.
Does It Matter What Size Your Hands Are?
This is a personal question, so the answer varies depending on what factors come into play. Here’s the overall general guideline that most magic practitioners follow:
• For small hands, use coins that are about the size of a quarter.
• For medium hands, move up to something in the range of a half dollar.
• For larger hands, choose silver dollars or coins of a similar size.
Some people get overly concerned about having hands that are small, but there’s no need to worry. Although it’s true that small hands may cover less of an object, you can still do sleight of hand and palming just as well as someone with larger hands. You just need to make the most of environmental factors such as lighting, audience size and distance between you and those you’re performing for.
Just keep practicing until you’ve got it down pat. And if you do have small hands, but would like to work more smoothly with larger coins, make the progression one step at a time. Start working with a small coin, and try your moves until you can do the routine easily. Then move up a size and repeat your practice sessions, and so on. By the time you’ve gotten to the larger coins, you won’t be hindered by having smaller hands.
Finding the best coins for coin magic is easy when you take the time to figure out what works best for you.
Real Coin Magic features a totally new approach to coin magic. The project teaches five brand new coin magic effects from Benjamin Earl. The concept for the DVD set is to provide direct coin magic, stripped to its essence.. just like real magic.
The coin tricks use normal pocket change, and use smart, yet easy to do psychological techniques rather than complex sleight of hand.
PRIMARY MOVEMENT: A coin is placed in the left hand and a participant holds both wrists. Instantly, the coin transports from your left to your right hand.
SDS VANISH: A purely psychological coin vanish. The audience will believe they really see the coin dematerialize.
METAL SWITCH: Using psychology instead of sleight of hand to cause a two-coin transposition between your hand and a spectator’s hand.
TWO SIMPLE SWITCHES: Ben’s Hidden In Plain Sight and No Touch Switches — simple but devious.
POCKET TIME MACHINE: A coin vanish where you transport the audience backwards in time just a few seconds. Perfect for any small object.
There are lots of magicians that never discover the amazing power of coin magic. Perhaps they are put off because much of it is sleight of hand. A few try to study it and get confused by complex illustrations. Most simply never found out where to begin. This DVD fixes all that.
In the Beginning There Were Coins features THE techniques and sleights you should know, explained in plain, direct, and an easy to follow way style.
Magicians looking for advanced coin work and multiple variations of coin moves are in the wrong place. This DVD will give you the best return on your investment of time and practice. It’s an essential starting place for anyone beginning to learn how to do coin magic
Now, before you begin: Understand this: Noblezada hasn’t set out to create a beginners magic course that will leave you performing like a beginner.
This tuition course will move you from total beginner to a professional coin magician.
He starts you off by learning the essentials. These are the core techniques needed for all sleight of hand coin tricks. After that, you’ll move on to, how coin magicians turn the essentials into stunning tricks. You will be shown how to build upon these tricks to perform professional and unforgettable routines. To end, you’ll tweek your material using pro tips to make you feel like a professional as you perform.
This Course will give you the ability to entertain any group of spectators, at any time, with only the loose coins in your pocket. The skills taught will also transfer into the rest of your magic training, as you discover the secrets of magicians misdirection, audience control, and other other general skills that are needed in coin magic.
The Core Moves
Finger Palm Vanish
Thumb Palm Vanish
Pro Bonus: Retention Vanish
Coin From Thin Air
Coin Through Hand
Coin Through Table
Coin From Pen Cap
Coin Through Pocket
One Coin Routine
Copper/Silver Transpo “You and Me”
Three Coin Routine
Breaking the wrist
Coordination of Actions
Under foot vanish / recovery
Coin RollRunning Time Approximately 2hr 32min