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HexTheDoombunny

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Help! Does anybody have a source where I can buy, borrow or otherwise learn the Sylvester Pitch? Been a bit of a pain to obtain.
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I think Marion Boykin or Jay Sankey have lessons on this coin move.  

The godfather, Vinny Marini, on Magic Cafe might be able to teach it to you as well.  (Marion is good friends with Vinny and has downloads on the godfather's web page)

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I think Dan Sylvester has a video on it if memory serves.

I have seen this live and it kills. 

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@Tom that's the Gallo pitch, I believe. The Sylvester Pitch, as I understand it, was created by Dan Sylvester for productions of virtually any small object. I've recently acquired Alan Wong's Sponge Viagra which are a much denser sponge than I usually work with making concealment and production difficult. Still, I also have a few sets of blue spongeballs that I figure, for a very adult show I have later this month, the Viagra would be a logical... Ahem... Climax for. I just need a clean production for them.
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Haha! Found what needed. Tom, Mike, thank you both for pointing me to what I needed. Cheers!
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Hex - did you find his video? It's called "Sylvester Pitch" funnily enough[smile]. I have it and love it. I have worked on his coins across, which is standing and uses silver dollars. I need to get back to working on that so I can actually perform it one day. 

I'm sure you're aware that it's extremely angle sensitive.

Good luck with it.

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I have found what I needed, thank you Ken. Funnily enough what I needed was nothing like the Sylvester Pitch. Instead it was in my I'll get to it reading pile in an old Arthur Buckley book. Completely different concept. Far more angle proof.

BTW, good to hear from you. Hope all is well.
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Thanks Hex! Really enjoying the balls, BTW. Thanks again!

So now you've peaked my curiosity. What was it that you did need? I've got Buckley's "Principles and Deceptions." Is it in there?

Cheers!

Ken
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I needed a deceptive method of "loading" an over-sized sponge item in the act of recovering a previously vanished spongeball. The principle was in Buckley's Card Control, his method for Card to Wallet. By tweaking that method I was able to affect a total vanish of a ball. By combining that vanish with the final sponge pinned in my jacket I'm able to recover the ball and load the final ball directly into my hand in a fluid motion, which set me up for a flash appearance of said load.
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I've used the Sylvester pitch for quiet some time, including in many real life performances.  I use the coins across and the out of the pocket miser's dream.  I do a slightly different sequence but follow much of what he teaches.  Good instruction on the Sylvester pitch video. You can also use it to produce larger items. When demoing this move for magicians I like to produce a bottle of purell and point out that you can end clean. 
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