By Tim Woodbrige – Thursday, April 21, 2022
Tim Woodbridge right here, aka “The Curly Magician.”
I am knowledgeable magician within the UK and, throughout my first decade as a magician, I believed coin magic was like jazz music…superb, however not for me. It couldn’t be for me. My identify just isn't Danny or David and I’m about as dexterous as a useless dinosaur.
However, then I met a coin magician named Taylor. Watching him apply at first, he was as clumsy as a giraffe utilizing chopsticks. Progressively, he received higher till he was performing routines for actual those who seemed like, properly, actual magic.
I used to be annoyingly jealous of him. My pockets had been so full with gimmicked decks, I seemed like a well-dressed sack of potatoes. I stated ‘choose a card’ so many instances it was beginning to make my ears bleed.
Watching Taylor taught me that coin magic was price studying and completely attainable. All it took was apply, persistence and looking out underneath sofas.
Nevertheless, once I lastly began to study coin magic, I discovered the data overwhelming and infrequently counterproductive. Getting began felt as efficient as memorizing the dictionary. I discovered myself gaining plenty of data, with none context for it. There was a notable lack of true newbie coin methods to present that means to the sleight of hand I used to be buying.
However, I stored with it and am ecstatic I did. Three years later, after plenty of regrettable purchases and wasted time, I've compiled the 5 coin magic routines that helped me essentially the most in my journey. On this collection, I can be discussing these routines and revealing how a pen gave me the braveness to place sleight of hand in my coin magic.
It’s my hope that this collection saves you time & cash, whereas additionally inspiring you to get began down the silver highway.
NOTE: This particular collection will concentrate on marketed magic methods; nonetheless, it isn't meant to supplant the well-regarded assets which have taught numerous generations of magicians to study coin magic like Trendy Coin Magic by J.B. Bobo and Fundamental Coin Magic by David Roth.
“Triad Cash” is just like the invisible deck of coin magic. Simple to comply with and extremely highly effective. One coin turns into three, then all three cash vanish. This kind of unimaginable visible magic overcomes any language or age barrier. It’s as near actual magic as attainable.
Once I first began magic, I prevented sleight-of-hand and purchased so many gimmicks, I most likely single-handedly stored most of the outlets within the Magifest seller’s room in enterprise. However, after some time, I grew to become snug sufficient to begin including sleight of hand into my efficiency and the mix solely made my magic stronger.
I've “Triad Cash” to thank for prompting this evolution. This routine allowed me to apply the fundamentals of coin magic till I used to be snug including sleights in. Whereas this very straightforward routine doesn’t have many tough sleights itself, there may be nonetheless a lot to study from it.
What I realized essentially the most from “Triad Cash” was the best way to produce a coin magically and vanish a coin convincingly. These are two abilities that I've utilized in each coin magic trick since. I can’t advocate sufficient the significance of watching and making an attempt as a lot coin magic as you may, and consistently taking part in round along with your efficiency.
At first I used to be too scared to do the ultimate “Triad Cash” vanish so I simply stopped once I was down to at least one coin. It’s nonetheless a satisfying finish because the routine goes full circle. However, as soon as I received extra snug, I did the beneficial vanish and it utterly modified the whole lot. It was such an “ah-ha” second that led me to mess around with extra sleight of hand vanishes.
“Triad Cash” is clearly one of many the very best coin methods for novices. However, in actuality, it is simply an absolute no-brainer for magicians of all talent ranges. Any magician ought to study and mess around with this routine. It has a lot to show you, so long as you might be keen to study.
That is all for now. However, be part of me subsequent time as we check out a routine from probably the most gifted and criminally underappreciated magicians on this planet.