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by JohnKennedy
August 6th, 2020, 4:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New coin move?
Replies: 54
Views: 2820

Re: New coin move?

That looks great Curtis!
by JohnKennedy
August 5th, 2020, 11:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New coin move?
Replies: 54
Views: 2820

Re: New coin move?

It's basically "lapping" while standing up.
by JohnKennedy
August 5th, 2020, 6:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New coin move?
Replies: 54
Views: 2820

Re: New coin move?

Just to get your juices flowing, here's a very quick demo of a translocation and a penetration.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svrljTc ... e=youtu.be
by JohnKennedy
August 5th, 2020, 4:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New coin move?
Replies: 54
Views: 2820

Re: New coin move?

Has anyone played with the Handy Vanish yet? I'd like to know your thoughts.
by JohnKennedy
August 3rd, 2020, 10:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New coin move?
Replies: 54
Views: 2820

Re: New coin move?

Michael, A compliment from you means a lot to me! The left arm looks natural because in the spectator's mind it as at my side rather than under the table. Thank God for a pivoting wrist!
by JohnKennedy
August 3rd, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New coin move?
Replies: 54
Views: 2820

Re: New coin move?

Here's a change from a chess piece to a battery using the Handy Vanish. The battery was palmed when I "picked up" the chess piece. A couple of guys have asked me privately how to do the vanish when the table is too low for your hand to rest below. The answer is simple: bend your knees duri...
by JohnKennedy
August 2nd, 2020, 8:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New coin move?
Replies: 54
Views: 2820

Re: New coin move?

Agreed. Done differently is certainly better but I think it does utilize the basic concept of using the hand as a servante for lapping in a stand up situation. Glad I could help. I miss remembered it as being in Apocalypse but was finally able to locate it thanks to the Conjuring Archives. Agreed M...
by JohnKennedy
August 2nd, 2020, 7:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New coin move?
Replies: 54
Views: 2820

Re: New coin move?

Hi Mr. Kennedy. Here's another reference for you: Using the Hand as a Servante by Victor Trabucco on page 110, Fork Full of Appetizers book 2. Thanks Mitch for scanning the pages and emailing them to me. I've played with it and I'm not fond of the left thumb resting on the table and the right hand ...
by JohnKennedy
August 2nd, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New coin move?
Replies: 54
Views: 2820

Re: New coin move?

Mitch, is there any way you can scan the page(s) for me? I have already seen routines where different magicians (Slydini, Bob Read, etc.) use their hand as a servante for part of a routine but I have not yet seen the "Handy Vanish" handling in print.

Thanks for your help Mitch.
by JohnKennedy
August 2nd, 2020, 12:37 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New coin move?
Replies: 54
Views: 2820

Re: New coin move?

Hi Michael. Thanks for explaining the 4th coin phase, I think I can picture what you're doing. I have also been sent material from other magicians that make use of the hand under a table for certain sequences. All of it is good precedence and I appreciate your input.
by JohnKennedy
August 1st, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New coin move?
Replies: 54
Views: 2820

Re: New coin move?

Richard Kaufman wrote:You did not hit a nerve, John. It's just not a new technique.

What publication that you know of has the most similar handling? I've consulted many well known magicians and so far they agree that it is different and worthwhile.
by JohnKennedy
August 1st, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New coin move?
Replies: 54
Views: 2820

Re: New coin move?

It's not an original move. Many people have had the idea to catch the falling coin. Did any of us feel a pressing need to publish something so obvious? No. That's a bit insulting Richard. You're saying there's no value because it's too obvious and therefore has never been published? In my case it i...
by JohnKennedy
August 1st, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New coin move?
Replies: 54
Views: 2820

Re: New coin move?

No, no, not at all. “Great” meant I agree with you. What may come as a surprise to some Forum readers, my private correspondence tends to be very short - only a few words if that. So I wanted to acknowledge your comment with appreciation, but reverted to my normal mode. Sorry about that. :D :D :D
by JohnKennedy
August 1st, 2020, 11:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New coin move?
Replies: 54
Views: 2820

Re: New coin move?

David Ben wrote:Great.

I'm not sure what that means David but I want to assure you that I sincerely do appreciate your input. I hope it didn't come off as sarcasm.
by JohnKennedy
August 1st, 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New coin move?
Replies: 54
Views: 2820

Re: New coin move?

Thanks for contributing David! I am not calling the "Handy Vanish" an improvement over anything. It's a variation that I believe is useful as it will lead to new handlings and routines. As you know, 99.9% of new ideas are a variation of something else.
by JohnKennedy
August 1st, 2020, 2:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New coin move?
Replies: 54
Views: 2820

Re: New coin move?

I doubt it's new, John. I can only speak for myself, but as soon as I learned that type of vanish, within 10 minutes I was catching the coin with my other hand under the table. All well and good Richard, but what I'm looking for is a copy or link to published material. I'm sure you can appreciate t...
by JohnKennedy
July 31st, 2020, 10:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "The Show Before the Show" Jones/Jillette on Amazon Prime
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Re: "The Show Before the Show" Jones/Jillette on Amazon Prime

Great duet and really cool renditions!
by JohnKennedy
July 31st, 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New coin move?
Replies: 54
Views: 2820

Re: New coin move?

In other applications such as a translocation you can bring the left hand into play before you show the right hand empty. For example bringing your left arm up with your hand in a fist while your right hand is also in a fist, then opening your hands and showing that the coin has traveled across. It'...
by JohnKennedy
July 31st, 2020, 7:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New coin move?
Replies: 54
Views: 2820

Re: New coin move?

John, it looks really great! The one suggestion I would have that may make it even more deceptive than it already is, is not to move the left hand at all until you show the vanish. When I watched it from the "audience view," my eye was drawn to the bit of a twisting motion the left hand/a...
by JohnKennedy
July 31st, 2020, 5:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New coin move?
Replies: 54
Views: 2820

Re: New coin move?

From the wrist up to the shoulder it's tough not to flinch when catching something as a secret action. Under cover of an open action that's larger, say Dan Sylvester's inertial transfer (Sylvester Pitch) or Ramsay's mid-air vanish... well it's still a challenge. :) Ah yes, the flinch! I have found ...
by JohnKennedy
July 30th, 2020, 11:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New coin move?
Replies: 54
Views: 2820

Re: New coin move?

Thanks guys, appreciate your input. I'd like to see a published version. Curtis, is there any way you could scan that portion in your routine for me? Thanks.
by JohnKennedy
July 30th, 2020, 7:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New coin move?
Replies: 54
Views: 2820

Re: New coin move?

Here's a very short unlisted YouTube video showing the vanish, which I am calling the "Handy Vanish." So far Jamy Swiss and Tim Trono have told me that Slydini's "Sliding Vanish" is similar but done seated instead of standing. I'm hoping this is new and useful for vanishing small...
by JohnKennedy
July 29th, 2020, 11:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New coin move?
Replies: 54
Views: 2820

Re: New coin move?

I absolutely love the ladies but this is a serious move for all magicians. It is an astounding and practical vanish of a small object that I guarantee you will use. Is it new? I just don't know but I've never seen it before. Please forgive me if it's already known as I don't want to make a fool of m...
by JohnKennedy
July 29th, 2020, 9:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New coin move?
Replies: 54
Views: 2820

Re: New coin move?

Thanks Tom. Yes David Roth is a master. He and I have a funny story or two but that's another topic.
by JohnKennedy
July 29th, 2020, 9:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New coin move?
Replies: 54
Views: 2820

Re: New coin move?

Thanks Richard, I was hoping for your help. I'll email you privately.
by JohnKennedy
July 29th, 2020, 8:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New coin move?
Replies: 54
Views: 2820

Re: New coin move?

I'm playing with this and it is a major vanish / production that I think everyone will use. It's so basic but I've never seen it.
by JohnKennedy
July 29th, 2020, 8:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New coin move?
Replies: 54
Views: 2820

Re: New coin move?

Curtis is a great reference. But to give more detail I should mention that this is a "move" for small objects in general including coins. I guess I need quite a broad historian.
by JohnKennedy
July 29th, 2020, 8:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New coin move?
Replies: 54
Views: 2820

New coin move?

I've come up with a coin move that is important and I want to know how original it is. Richard, can you or anyone else recommend someone with historical knowledge that could advise me? Thank you all!
by JohnKennedy
January 24th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Clink Caps
Replies: 3
Views: 1077

Re: Clink Caps

Thanks gentlemen, glad you enjoyed it!
by JohnKennedy
January 23rd, 2020, 12:23 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Clink Caps
Replies: 3
Views: 1077

Clink Caps

Here's my latest trick. It's an improved version of "Visible Coins To Glass" that I released many years ago. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsX_wVQ ... e=youtu.be
by JohnKennedy
April 26th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tractor Beam
Replies: 3
Views: 1399

Re: Tractor Beam

I have received some inquiries about whether there is a second gimmick or something is palmed or set up in advance. The answer is NO. Everything is self contained in the laser pointer. You just bring it out of your pocket and you're ready to perform. There's no advance preparation.
by JohnKennedy
April 24th, 2019, 3:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tractor Beam
Replies: 3
Views: 1399

Tractor Beam

Check out my latest item that will be released in a week or so https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaEh6Kj52RE
by JohnKennedy
April 23rd, 2019, 12:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: John Cornelius Has Died
Replies: 5
Views: 1500

Re: John Cornelius Has Died

That's terrible news. John was a great creator and a huge inspiration to me.
by JohnKennedy
April 2nd, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Noel Heath's ACE
Replies: 14
Views: 2688

Re: Noel Heath's ACE

Wow that's really fantastic!
by JohnKennedy
December 14th, 2017, 4:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Napkin by John Kennedy
Replies: 1
Views: 887

Re: Napkin by John Kennedy

Napkin was released today http://www.johnkennedymagic.com/scripts ... roduct=129 and I'm looking forward to the reviews!
by JohnKennedy
December 8th, 2017, 9:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Napkin by John Kennedy
Replies: 1
Views: 887

Napkin by John Kennedy

Hello Genii members and Merry Christmas! I'm excited about my latest release called "Napkin" where objects pop up underneath a paper napkin. Here's the trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSgT-uXs_Zs&feature=youtu.be This video is the real thing, there are no editing cuts or tricks...
by JohnKennedy
September 17th, 2017, 2:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Strange Brew
Replies: 19
Views: 2586

Re: Strange Brew

Starting to look like you can do a routine that amounts to an inverted chop cup with a full cup of coffee... hmmmm Any logistical problems swapping one appearance gaff for another mid-routine for "final loads" ? I never thought of an inverted chop cup Jonathan but that's a very interestin...
by JohnKennedy
September 16th, 2017, 8:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Strange Brew
Replies: 19
Views: 2586

Re: Strange Brew

The gimmick is designed to be loaded and stolen quickly. You start with a normal cup of coffee that you can drink until you're ready to perform. You then secretly load the gimmick. At the conclusion you just leave the cup of coffee on the table for anyone to look at. There's nothing for them to find.
by JohnKennedy
September 13th, 2017, 8:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Strange Brew
Replies: 19
Views: 2586

Re: Strange Brew

by JohnKennedy
September 12th, 2017, 5:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Strange Brew
Replies: 19
Views: 2586

Re: Strange Brew

Possibly this week.

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