Fickle Nickel

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Fickle Nickel

Postby Guest » May 21st, 2007, 1:17 am

What do yo think about Fickle Nickel by John Cornelius? I found it here:

http://www.johncornelius.com/magic.html

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Re: Fickle Nickel

Postby Guest » May 21st, 2007, 4:23 am

Doug Henning liked it so much he used it to open one of his TV shows.

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Re: Fickle Nickel

Postby Guest » May 21st, 2007, 5:10 am

Well done for finding out first about such a new effect.

You really do have your finger on the pulse man!

Thanks for sharing.

Damian

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Re: Fickle Nickel

Postby Guest » May 21st, 2007, 5:53 am

Its not a new effect, a norweigen magician published a similar routine over 70 years ago. His name was Terje Nordnes.
I was just curious how well Cornelius version plays in the real world. I wanted a real world feedback and not an quasi academic statement.

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Re: Fickle Nickel

Postby Mitch Dutton » May 21st, 2007, 7:48 am

It's the perfect TV trick. It's setup is relatively difficult, it's angly, and it looks best when your hand is burned close up from the front. You must learn to perform precise hand choreography to get your hand in front of, behind, and in front of the coin again.

IMHO Now-U-C-It, Now-U-Don't is a better concept using a similar gimmick. Setup is easier, less angly, the coin can be larger and more visable. You must learn some hand choreography for this also, but it's easier to learn and more fun to perform. You have many more options in terms of plots and performance. Just some thoughts... good luck!

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Re: Fickle Nickel

Postby Steve Bryant » May 21st, 2007, 8:05 am

As I recall,it was the opening trick to Doug Henning's FIRST special, which was televised live. Arguably, this trick launched the entire modern era of magic, at least the great era that began with Doug's work.

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Re: Fickle Nickel

Postby Guest » May 25th, 2007, 8:15 pm

Well said Steve!

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Re: Fickle Nickel

Postby Guest » May 25th, 2007, 8:35 pm

I believe Siegfried performed it on one of S&R's TV specials as well.

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