loading a coin under a specator's watch

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Postby walkinoats » 03/21/02 05:47 AM

Does anyone know where this first appeared in print? or where I can find out more about it?

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Postby Eric Rose » 03/22/02 02:44 AM

I don't know where it first appeared in print, but the most recent description I've encountered is in Reed McClintock's Knuckle Busters vol. I.
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Postby Jeff Haas » 03/22/02 01:38 PM

Also check out Jim Pace's lecture video, as well as Johnny Ace Palmer's lecture notes.

There was a card-under-watch routine in Genii a few years ago, in the issue with Penn & Teller on the front.
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Postby Steve Cohen » 03/22/02 02:12 PM

Mark Sicher and I published a routine in Apocalypse called "Quart(er)z Watch" in 1990. We worked out a 3-phase routine with a borrowed quarter that eventually appeared under the spectator's [censored]. I will always remember when Larry Jennings came to Tokyo, and Richard Kaufman coaxed me to perform this routine for Jennings after breakfast. He liked the trick, but convinced me that it should be pared down to a 2-phase trick, which is how I perform it today.

Hope this helps!

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Postby Sean Macfarlane » 03/22/02 02:45 PM

Hi Steve, is your routine anything like Greg Wilson's? I use it quite a lot and have excellent success with it, it really kills people.
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Postby steve » 03/22/02 06:37 PM

David Stone performed this on me, which worked out well for him, because I knew the routine he was doing, was watching him like a hawk, never saw what I was looking for, and he said "There, it's gone". I knew it wasn't because I was watching way too close for that to have happened. He told me to turn my hand over and look under my watch and BAMMMM... it was there. Totally smoked me. I've always wanted to try it since then, but felt like I would get busted (lack of experience).

I'd love to see someone going through the actions, the misdirection, etc.
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Postby Paul Green » 03/23/02 09:34 AM

Along with the Gregory Wilson version, there is another video that contains work on this plot. It comes from Pat-Trick from Australia. It is well thought out and very workable.

I have some very subtle touches that make the loading of the coin almost impossible to feel by the spectator. Contact me directly and I will send thoughts out to you.


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Postby Pete Biro » 03/23/02 09:36 AM

Paul... doing the trick on someone you have bought seven scotch and water's for is not fair :p :D :rolleyes: :mad:

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Postby walkinoats » 03/23/02 08:30 PM

Thanks for all of your replys !
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