Coins Across w/ ring

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Coins Across w/ ring

Postby Travis » April 10th, 2011, 12:27 am

Wondering if any of you ladies or gents can point me to a source on performing coins across with 6 coins and a finger ring. I remember Doug Henning performing this on one of his tv specials.

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Re: Coins Across w/ ring

Postby Jonathan Townsend » April 10th, 2011, 12:38 am

? Vernon in the Vernon Book of Magic by Ganson to start.
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Re: Coins Across w/ ring

Postby Travis » April 10th, 2011, 11:07 am

Of course. Thanks, Jonathan. I'm a bit embarrassed I didn't realize it was Vernon. Even so, I should've deduced it from the fact that Doug was performing it.

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Re: Coins Across w/ ring

Postby Jeff Haas » April 10th, 2011, 9:56 pm

There's also a good version by Paul Gertner in his book. Not exactly what you describe but worth considering.

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Re: Coins Across w/ ring

Postby Travis » April 10th, 2011, 9:57 pm

Jeff, I'm not familiar with the Gertner routine. Is it same props, but different effect altogether?

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Re: Coins Across w/ ring

Postby Mike Remington » April 11th, 2011, 10:57 am

This was one of the phases in Slydini's coins across/coins through table routine in Lewis Ganson's The Magic of Slydini.

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Re: Coins Across w/ ring

Postby castawaydave » April 11th, 2011, 8:22 pm

I have a clip of Doug Henning on Merv Griffin circa 1978, performing 3 coins across; each traveling invisibly one at a time from hand to hand to join his "magic ring" with a clink.
He finishes w/Han Ping Chien causing three to fly at same time--Merv is stunned, and Angie Dickinson audibly gasps in amazement.

I just shot an iPhone video of that old VHS tape--w/crappy tracking after 30 years--and will send it to all who send their email addresses to:
castawaydc@gmail.com
Use Doug on Merv as the subject.

Not great video quality, but I've surely seen worse, and come on: it's Doug on Merv w/Angie late 70s

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Re: Coins Across w/ ring

Postby Curtis Kam » April 11th, 2011, 8:59 pm

Hmm, Dave's description sounds like Scotty York's coins across with ring, as described in Scotty's "Coins" lecture notes.

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Re: Coins Across w/ ring

Postby Travis » April 12th, 2011, 1:25 pm

Sent you an email, Dave.

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Re: Coins Across w/ ring

Postby Travis » April 14th, 2011, 5:54 pm

Dave, still trying to get a copy of the video clip from you. Set you a PM and a couple of emails.

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Re: Coins Across w/ ring

Postby Travis » April 19th, 2011, 2:23 pm

Anyone been able to reach catawaydave re the video clip he mentioned?

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Re: Coins Across w/ ring

Postby Jonathan Townsend » April 19th, 2011, 2:23 pm

I sent an email and did not receive a reply.
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