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Thank you so much for sharing this effect with us, RayJ. I perform a trick of John Mendoza’s called, “Whispers Times Four”, so I know the strength of the effects that he comes up with.

I think that what you brought to the table added value to the session and appreciate your willingness to allow constructive criticism of John’s routine. It opened up a conversation that was both interesting and beneficial. Performing for a stationary camera (and for a group of magicians) without the benefit of having any audience interaction, is very difficult. We have to always give each other lots of grace because of that.

The last phase with that red/black shuffle fooled me even though I am aware of that ruse :)
I was reminded of its strength.

Rudy


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Just got the coins that Mike Powers recommended!!!

They look great!!

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Rudy, do those "nest" 4 down to 1 or what gimmick are they?
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You get four normal (fake) Morgan dollars and one that has two shells. One shell shows a tail and covers the tail side. Now if you lay the coin down heads side up the shell is mouth upward. You now put the other shell, which shows a head, over the head. It's bigger than the tail shell, so it can cover the already shelled coin. I think it's called a Triple Thread gimmick, but without a magnet.

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You get four normal (fake) Morgan dollars and one that has two shells. One shell shows a tail and covers the tail side. Now if you lay the coin down heads side up the shell is mouth upward. You now put the other shell, which shows a head, over the head. It's bigger than the tail shell, so it can cover the already shelled coin. I think it's called a Triple Thread gimmick, but without a magnet.

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Hi Mike,

I must have got a slightly different set. Both of these shells are the identical size and don't nest into each other. 

Still a very nice looking set of coins!! Thanks for recommending them.

Rudy

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Thanks Mike I was looking at those sets and of course came across others like Sun and Moon, Hopping Half, Triad, Palming Dollars, Statue of Liberty etc. I am interested in knowing the various routines that these sets can do and there is little information on the web site that means anything to me.

Maybe you or one of our other members could show some of these at a future Saturday session?

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Thanks Mike I was looking at those sets and of course came across others like Sun and Moon, Hopping Half, Triad, Palming Dollars, Statue of Liberty etc. I am interested in knowing the various routines that these sets can do and there is little information on the web site that means anything to me.

Maybe you or one of our other members could show some of these at a future Saturday session?


There are a number of different sets.  You have to make sure to read carefully.  Some are like the Triple Threat gimmick, some are a 4-in-1 where there are 3 shells.

Mark D. has a book on routines for the Triple Threat.  I'm sure there is a ton of information in it to be able to put together any number of routines.  Half the fun is working them out.
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Mark Tams emailed re: the coins today. He received a set like Rudy's with two shells that don't nest as in Triple Threat. Thanks for the infor RayJ. I guess you have to read the fine print to find out what you're getting. I was surprised when my set had the double shell for Triple Threat. But my Hopping Half set came with a single shell, so I have that coin. For $22.99 I may go back and get a set like Rudy's.

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Looking more closely at the variety of these counterfeit coins, I found this:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Super-Triple-Coin-Morgan-Dollar-with-DVD-by-Johnny-Wong-Close-up-Magic-Tricks/133278550461?_trkparms=aid%3D1110002%26algo%3DSPLICE.SOI%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20200116171858%26meid%3D72d9a03ffc0c49b3845e3b00524113ae%26pid%3D100008%26rk%3D6%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D133385836013%26itm%3D133278550461%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DPromotedSellersOtherItemsV2&_trksid=p2047675.c100008.m2219

This appears to be a single Triple Threat gaff for $20. 

The packaging on the two sets I have, which both have the triple threat and four normal coins, has three coins showing on each side. I think the set Rudy received shows four coins on one side. This may be the distinguishing feature.

Maybe contacting the seller is the key. Contact before buying to be sure you get what you want.

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There are a number of different sets.  You have to make sure to read carefully.  Some are like the Triple Threat gimmick, some are a 4-in-1 where there are 3 shells.

Mark D. has a book on routines for the Triple Threat.  I'm sure there is a ton of information in it to be able to put together any number of routines.  Half the fun is working them out.


Ray, sorry for my lack of knowledge in this area, I guess I should know who Mark D. is but I don't, who is the author?  

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