Rick Merrill on coins !

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Rick Merrill on coins !

Postby Guest » November 20th, 2007, 1:48 am

Bonjour,

I found that this video is amazingly visual !!

Being myself a true lover of coin magic, I must say that this routine is the best of it's kind I have ever seen...

Coins fun...imho Mr Merrill is using a set of huge trickery coins...?!?

But...knowing Mr Merrill technical abilities, I assume he must do some of his sleights, like sleeving...maybe not...

Am I wrong ?

I know that gaffed coins + sleight of hands = great magic...but here...dunno...I'm stunned !!

Any thoughts ?

PS: I love the "I know how it's done" smile on Mr Maven's face !!

^^

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Re: Rick Merrill on coins !

Postby Guest » November 20th, 2007, 3:54 am

That's why he won FISM.

Thanks for the link.

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Re: Rick Merrill on coins !

Postby Guest » November 20th, 2007, 6:09 am

Yowzaa! I bet THAT's not in print! :eek:

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Re: Rick Merrill on coins !

Postby Richard Kaufman » November 20th, 2007, 9:40 am

That clip is from one of Tomo Maeda's Japanese TV specials.

Not sure if it's been published. It doesn't appear to be in his lecture notes, Home Schooled. I don't know the contents of the International Magic lecture DVD that's available.
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Re: Rick Merrill on coins !

Postby Guest » November 20th, 2007, 9:59 am

...ha ha, at some points in the routine I'm pretty sure he faints sleights of hand: first he fried me with a pseudo Ramsay subtetly, then he fakes a sleeving just after the third transformation...^^

Well done, Mr Merrill !!

My friend Jean-Pierre Vallarino told me that those coins were for sale here in France, but the dealer is now out of stock...

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Re: Rick Merrill on coins !

Postby Richard Kaufman » November 20th, 2007, 10:32 am

Clarification: No, the routine has not been published.
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Re: Rick Merrill on coins !

Postby Guest » November 20th, 2007, 10:36 am

Richard, thanks for the info...
But I believe that the coins were available.

I'll try to get some more info from Jean-Pierre.

Regards,

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Re: Rick Merrill on coins !

Postby Guest » December 11th, 2007, 2:54 am


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Re: Rick Merrill on coins !

Postby Guest » December 12th, 2007, 10:07 am

He is excellent. He looks like the guy that is getting ready to do your taxes and he kicks you in the head with some great visual sleight of hand. The coin routine looked great.

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Re: Rick Merrill on coins !

Postby Dustin Stinett » December 12th, 2007, 11:32 am

That is very funny because I know what Rick does for a living, and you're pretty close (he and I work for the same company; just in different states).

My favorite line about Rick, though, is the one I used in the article I did on him in Genii (the person who said it wishes to remain anonymous):

"He looks like the guy who brings the potato salad to the magic club meeting."

Dustin

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Re: Rick Merrill on coins !

Postby Guest » December 12th, 2007, 12:16 pm

Originally posted by Dustin Stinett:
That is very funny because I know what Rick does for a living, and you're pretty close (he and I work for the same company; just in different states).

My favorite line about Rick, though, is the one I used in the article I did on him in Genii (the person who said it wishes to remain anonymous):

"He looks like the guy who brings the potato salad to the magic club meeting."

Dustin
Which issue of Genii, if you don't mind me asking?

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Re: Rick Merrill on coins !

Postby Joe Pecore » December 12th, 2007, 1:49 pm

Which issue of Genii, if you don't mind me asking?
July 2007 http://geniimagazine.com/back_issues/2007/07/index.html
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Re: Rick Merrill on coins !

Postby Dustin Stinett » December 12th, 2007, 3:05 pm

Not only don't I mind, I appreciate your asking and also Joe supplying the answer for me!

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Re: Rick Merrill on coins !

Postby Guest » December 13th, 2007, 8:24 am

Thanks guys. I'll check my local magic shop (he has some of the back issues from this year). If I can't find it there I may have to order one.

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Re: Rick Merrill on coins !

Postby Guest » January 8th, 2008, 4:05 am

In relation to your post...
I found this..

http://www.dailymotion.com/fondouble/vi ... -magic_fun


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