Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Citation Silver

Inspired by Marion Boykin's release of the fantastic Jump-Mandu, I present Bob Elliott's wonderful Citation Silver. This routine is a tribute to Bob's ability to get lots of magic from a simple method.

Bob taught me the routine using Harvey Rosenthal's Backclip. I prefer to use Tenkai Pinch, as it has more favorable angles.

Citation Silver appeared in the final issue of Pallbearers Review Magazine , page 1064. Wesley James says the effect is credited to Presto Johnson.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Slow Motion Coin Vanish

From his opus The Complete Works of Derek Dingle, the Slow Motion Coin Vanish is a welcome departure from the usual, close-it-in-my-hand-and-poof-it's-gone type of vanishes. The presentation gives motivation to the movements and keeps them from looking like a lot of hand washing and clever manipulation.

My signed copy of his book is one of my prized possessions. I am constantly mining it for new ideas.