Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Next week I'll be adding a social media coin effect using a borrowed coin and my coin bend.
I hope to craft a better ending soon. Maybe a Miser's Dream/Unlimited Coinage type effect.
Let me know what you think!
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
This is my favorite sequence from Marion Boykin's Copper/Silver-Surprise! It's a fantastic routine that delivers hit after hit of strong magic. You can find it in his excellent Short Pockets download from VinnyMarini.com! I used it all Sunday night at my gig at Otto's Pub and Brewery here in State College, PA.
3 coins, 3 nations, 1 killer effect!Posted by Ben Salinas on Saturday, May 2, 2015
Sunday, March 15, 2015
I'll try out a different coin routine each night and then post a review of how each piece went and any modifications I made to it.
Tonight I'll be using Craig Petty's Cartoon Coins from his DVD Flipped Out. Here's a clip from the DVD...
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
IBM Ring 352 in State College, PA will be hosting a Swap Meet at our next official meeting this coming Friday, September 12 at the Center Region Council of Governments, 2643 Gateway Drive, State College, PA.
So if you have a box or drawer full of stuff you thought you had to buy, but then never used, bring it on down, stick a price on it, and maybe it will interest someone else. One man’s junk, etc.
You don't have to be a member to attend, all magicians are invited!
The doors will hopefully be unlocked by 6 PM
Hope to see you Friday!
I really enjoyed the fake explanation as the coin travels up one sleeve and down the other. His pace is slow and careful with no over-proving, which helps him to get lots of magic out of just a couple moves. It would be a huge mistake to judge this routine based on fancy aerial sleights or whether it fools YOU. Instead judge it based on the only thing that matters in performance art....the audience's reactions!
Monday, August 11, 2014
French FISM Stage Magic Champion Francis Tabary is clearly the exception. Here he demonstrates a pretty baffling vanish, not once, but THREE times in a row!
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Like the classic Rene Levand 'Rojas Y Negras', the presentation just gets more impossible the more times you do it. The moves are easy so you can concentrate on the presentation and the gaffs needed are probably in your pocket right now. Miguelito has a pretty strong Spanish accent but the teaching is very clear and thorough.
For $5 you get some easy, astounding coin magic and you get to act a little "Tamariz-y" which is always fun. Definitely recommended!
Sunday, August 3, 2014
He also teaches his Wave Vanish. If you've seen his Penguin Magic lecture video (shame on you if you haven't!) then you've learned this move as part of his version of Geoff Latta's Quadra-Quick Coins Away. This is his attempt to compete with the 'YouTube' kind of magic (heavily-edited or only possible on a video), and the result is a casual wave and the coin is gone.
Kainoa also goes into great depth on the Drop Retention Vanish. A move that is easy to do, and easy to do poorly. His tips really help to make this move as amazing as it should be.
Kainoa then breaks down the entire routine step by step and explains a wonderful ending where the coin vanishes from one outstretched hand and VISIBLY appears in the other hand. You end with arms wide open in a perfect applause cue!
The teaching is, of course, wonderful. And the material is real-world, worker, use-it-every-day magic. The price is a pittance for all the great magic you get! Highly recommended!
Available as an Instant Download for $7.99 from Penguin Magic!
Tell 'em Ben sent ya!
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
This is the first ever (as far as I know) Coin Magic Crossword Puzzle! This won't make your palms bleed, but it may cause you to scratch your head a few times and access some lost chunks of long-term memory.Answer Key.
So, grab a pencil, sit close to your magic bookshelf, pull up the Google homepage, and let's dig in!