Slydini One Coin Trick

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Postby El Mystico » 08/30/05 12:31 PM

Out of interest - who here does a version of this?
After two years on and off practise I started performing this over the summer, and have been overwhelmed by the response....
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 08/30/05 12:41 PM

Originally posted by Dom:
Out of interest - who here does a version of this?
With any luck, most of the folks who own copies of Slydini Encores and/or David Roth's Expert Coin Magic... preferably with the lapel coin.
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Postby Pete Biro » 08/30/05 12:55 PM

I've been Jazzing with what I learned from Slydini ever since then... years ago... and the "one coin" work never misses.

Now using casino checks (aka chips).
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 09/03/05 09:56 PM

Originally posted by Pete Biro:
...Now using casino checks (aka chips).
Pete, do you use a lapel chip?
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Postby Pete Biro » 09/03/05 10:24 PM

nope
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Postby Larry Horowitz » 09/03/05 11:39 PM

I must once again thank Pete Biro for passing on to me the one coin work from Slydini. I've been doing it, enjoying it and entertaining with it.
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Postby El Mystico » 09/04/05 12:22 PM

The paucity of response here is interesting....to date I'd restricted my performances to lay people. Last night I performed this for a pretty knowledgeable magician. Who shreiked and gasped throughout. Now - he's a Brit, so this is a somewhat rare response. So - I'm completely baffled - how come an effect as strong as this seems to be performed by so few?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 09/04/05 01:01 PM

I learned the routine from Slydini--you really needed to see him do it to understand how the rhythm functions.
I still do portions of it once in a while using a sugar packet when sitting with people in a restaurant.
The problem with much of Slydini's material is that it involves lapping, and most people working commercially are not in situations where they can lap things.
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Postby Pete Biro » 09/04/05 01:04 PM

But when you can... as any student of Slydini will tell you... YOU CAN KILL.
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 09/04/05 01:30 PM

Originally posted by Dom:
...- how come an effect as strong as this seems to be performed by so few?
Many folks perform stand-up versions of the thing, a derivative of Roth's Coin Flury, which is itself an adaptation of Slydini's routine.

As to doing the original... one is hard pressed to follow the words and actions as written and present the piece. The material is distinct in style and approach and each item needs to be done countless times in front of an audience to gain some confidence in the actions and results. Just the moment where a coin is produce at the lapel and then vanishes before it can be dropped to the table is an unusual procedure. The routine is full of such things. Very rewarding for the diligent student. Very frustrating for someone who has not seen the thing done.
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Postby Danny Archer » 09/04/05 08:16 PM

At the recent Mid West Jubilee, I opened my close-up show with my stand-up one coin routine performed silently to music ... it runs around ninty seconds ... has several complete vanishes and I do use the lapel coin ...

Speaking of the lapel coin, Jamie Schoolcraft sells shells, that for one reason or another could not be sold as expanded shells ... using a shell as a lapel coin means it is much lighter then the weight of a full coin (I use Morgans for my routine) ...

I thought paying full price for a shell to be used as a lapel coin was too much ... but Jamies charges very little for these unsellable shells ... Schoolcraft ... tell Jamie that Danny sent 'ya!
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