C2C - SIGNED COIN IN SIGNED CARD - INSTANT DOWNLOAD
- Product Review (submitted on 21 April 2019):
When I recieved this I knew I had something special on my hands.
I should say first of all that this is a very, very cool trick. I am talking from the perspectice of working in the real world for real people. If you buy tricks just because you want to learn a brand new sleight - you are looking in the wrong place. But if you want a good solid piece of magic then you are looking in the right place!
The effect is truly unique, something that is lacking in a lot of magic effects these days. The image of a coin being ripped from the playing card is very powerful and spectators just cannot imagine how their coin got into their signed card. Probably the two best things about this trick are that it is very easy to perform (a routine that looks as good as this SHOULD NOT be this easy!) and completly angle proof. The routine can be done completly surrounded (in fact I was at a gig on Sunday when I had about 25 people all around me and this routine was no problem at all).
Yes this routine does use a gimmick which some could say is a down side, but this is the good thing - the gimmick can be in the deck for as long as you want and nobody will EVER spot it. They can freely handle just the cards and still will not be able to spot anything. In one instance I was doing a different effect and it involved a spectator picking a card - they actually picked one with the C2C gimmick. However, I went through the whole trick and nobody even knew thats how clever the gimmick is. You will destroy one gimmick every time the routine is performed, however, the booklet tells you how to make as many of these as you want. It took me a couple of hours to learn how to make a gimmick properly, but now I can make up a gimmick in a little over a minute. You DO NOT need to know how to split cards. This is a different skill that can be learnt very easy. I know Dominic at the Merchant of Magic learnt how to make these gimmicks in just a few minutes (which means he could possibly be super human but I have no solid proof!) but for the average person I would say an hour or two at the most.
When you have learnt how to make this effect you will have a killer routine that is a true reputation maker. When you pull that coin out that card people just FREAK and cannot understand how that can happen. On Thursday I made about 80 of these gimmicks and by the end of Sunday I had used them all. I tell you this so you uinderstand that this review is from the perceptive of someone who has performed this A LOT in the real world - not someone that has brought it and played around with it in their bedroom. It is honestly a real worker and will work just as well in the pub for your mates as it will at a big corporate gig. I know I am using it a lot, Dominic Reyes is using it professionally (a top close up performer in the UK) and after speaking to Oz Pearlman yesterday I know he really wants to pick one up ASAP.
My advise - if you ever perform for real people get this - you won't regret it!
For anyone who does buy this effect here are somehandling ideas I have been working with!
1 - Most people have seen that effect where Chris Angel eats a coin and pulls it out his arm. Ask the spectators if they have seen that trick and whatever they say briefly descibe it to them. Tell them you will attempt to recreate the effect using a playing card, then take out the King of Spades from the deck (which has been previously gimmicked) and get the spectator to write "Chris Angel" on the face - telling them this card will represent Chris. Now lose the card in the deck and perform the rest of the effect. At the end the pulling of the coin out of the card makes sence as this is the effect Chris Angel performed that you are trying to recreate.
2 - Use the C2C as an ending to a coin cutting routine (where the coin is vanished and appears next to the selected card). A good resource for this kind of routine is Paul Gertner's book Steel and Silver or Dave Williams has a great routine. You could also use a RD coin deck and eliminate all sleight of hand.
3 - Do the effect on a married couple and have the card signed by the guy and the coin signed by the woman. Talk about the institute of marriage and two people becoming one. Vanish the coin and then show the guys card. Say just like in real life you have both become one and then rip the card open to prove it.
4 - Use the gimmicked card to perform ambitious card and then perform C2C at the end of this routine.
5 - IMO In a Flash (by Jay Sankey) and C2C work really well together. Don't forget In a Flash involves a coin burning through half the pack to find a selected card. Imagine the coin burning through half the cards but the coin has vanished. The card after all the holes is the selected card and inside the card is the coin. It is like the coin didn't manage to burn through all the cards and got stuck in the one they selected - I tried this a lot this weekend - VERY COOL.
6 - Although I haven't given it any thought as such the effect could be built into a matrix plot so that at the end of matrix C2C is performed as a kicker.
Craig. P. UK