Video of Schrodinger's Coin (Pete McCabe)

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Video of Schrodinger's Coin (Pete McCabe)

Postby David Acer » December 11th, 2011, 11:27 pm

Learn it in the January, 2012 Magicana:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7Ymk7UM6Z8
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Re: Video of Schrodinger's Coin (Pete McCabe)

Postby Michael Close » December 15th, 2011, 5:41 pm

In the February 2012 issue of M-U-M, I'll publish my kicker, in which the coin ends up in Omar Pasha's pocket.

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Re: Video of Schrodinger's Coin (Pete McCabe)

Postby Bill Marquardt » December 16th, 2011, 1:54 pm

Hey David, how about creating a book with all the collected Magicana tricks and effects heretofore published and maybe a bonus or two? Even with iGenii it is tough to find something.

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Re: Video of Schrodinger's Coin (Pete McCabe)

Postby Joe Pecore » December 16th, 2011, 2:25 pm

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Re: Video of Schrodinger's Coin (Pete McCabe)

Postby Bill Marquardt » December 16th, 2011, 5:20 pm

@Joe - thanks. I had forgotten about MagicPedia.

In regards to Shrdinger's Coin, I have always believed that quantum physics and magic had a great deal in common. I am not sure how many of us understood the reference. Nice trick, anyway. The same principle is involved in a somewhat recently marketed effect that instead of relying upon dim lighting uses a semi-transparent cloth to cover coins on a mat.

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Re: Video of Schrodinger's Coin (Pete McCabe)

Postby A1exM » December 17th, 2011, 2:03 pm

Nice video David, thanks for posting this. The effect works well in our dark and damp pubs in England!

Thanks Pete, my presentation involves our Queen being embarrassed about the Euro and not wanting to show her face.......

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Schrodinger's Coin

Postby Jonathan Townsend » September 6th, 2019, 4:05 pm

How're folks doing with this item? Bought a Blackout coin from Platt to have a safer gaff and magnetic option? It's useful.

Recalling Ramsay's bit of feinting a backpalm vanish. Remember JWGrip? :D

Just a small adjustment to your hand position when you turn your hand palm toward the audience the first time - and a slight finger bend... the wise ones will think you've put the coin there.
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Re: Video of Schrodinger's Coin (Pete McCabe)

Postby Jonathan Townsend » September 8th, 2019, 2:07 pm

A NYC artist, Adam Rubin, has transparent on one side business cards. Wonderful!
https://www.instagram.com/p/42AciyqNUh/
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Re: Video of Schrodinger's Coin (Pete McCabe)

Postby Curtis Kam » September 8th, 2019, 4:46 pm

We had that as, of course, a card trick since the 1980’s.


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Re: Video of Schrodinger's Coin (Pete McCabe)

Postby brianarudolph » September 8th, 2019, 7:19 pm

Jonathan Townsend wrote:A NYC artist, Adam Rubin, has transparent on one side business cards. Wonderful!
https://www.instagram.com/p/42AciyqNUh/


So what exactly is that material/is it called? It's AWESOME!!!

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Re: Video of Schrodinger's Coin (Pete McCabe)

Postby Pete McCabe » September 9th, 2019, 2:19 am

It's nice to have a thread like this pop up after 8 years.

FYI David Acer gets credit for the name.

I have one of the Blackout coins, which I bought for this trick. It's great—the beveled edge is a big plus.

This trick got the best reaction I've ever received. (Keep in mind I am not a pro.) Standing at the main bar in the Castle with Bill Goodwin and Shawn McMaster. A woman who didn't get in to the close up show came up and asked if we could do a trick for her. She was nice. So Shawn and Bill did amazing tricks from their repertoires, and—against all reason, I closed this show—I pulled out my black-art coin.

When I did the first turnover—where you show that the coin is vanished from the other side—the woman's face went completely blank. Everything shut down, like her facial expressions just stopped updating. The change was amazing to see. Now the rest of the routine: the coin is still there on the first side, gone on the other side, blow, now it's gone on both sides.

When I blew to show the coin completely gone, her head snapped like she had been slapped, and her face turned back on, resumed having an expression, and she returned to this world. It was like she was just waking up from a dream.

I'm sure any pro has seen this many times, but for me it was quite an unforgettable moment.

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Re: Video of Schrodinger's Coin (Pete McCabe)

Postby Dave Le Fevre » September 9th, 2019, 4:12 am

I really enjoyed reading your description of the spectator's reaction.

A magical moment that neither she nor you will ever forget.


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