X Ray Coin Box

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X Ray Coin Box

Postby magicofthemind » Jun 4th, '07, 12:04



X Ray Coin Box



£14.99 from www.magicshop.co.uk



Difficulty 4/5
(1=easy to do, 2=No sleights, but not so easy, 3=Some sleights used,
4=Advanced sleights used, 5=Suitable for experienced magicians only)

The Blurb

We have taken coin box magic to the next level with this durable, precision-made transparent box!

Now you can perform vanishes, transpositions and other miracles visibly! No more wondering where the coins really are because you can see them! X-Ray Coin Box has a specially weighted bottom which enables you to perform amazing effects that normally required a metal box. This is visual magic!

Featuring The Tabled Slow Motion Coin Vanish. Imagine a coin disappears visibly from the box while in full view on the table.

• Other routine tips included!
• Fits up to seven half-dollars!

Review

It's an Okito box in clear, acrylic plastic. This has two advantages - it won't tarnish and your audience can see the coin in the box until it leaves. The box will apparently hold seven half-dollars; it's a bit larger than a UK £2 coin. For some reason, they have also added a knob on the lid - this is unnecessary and will prevent some uses of the box.

If you can use an Okito box you can use this, although you will need to get used to slightly different handling. It's larger and thicker than my old brass box. The weighting doesn't seem to help much. All Okito sleights can be used but there will be some restrictions on routines - the box must be kept covered after the coin has gone, of course.

A single page of instructions is included. There are no illustrations. The instructions give a single "basic move" and a rather good coin through table routine, although it's not well described. I would have liked to see a credit for U F Grant, who invented the idea years ago.

Overall 6/10

My main gripe is the price - you can buy a brass one for £10. I would only recommend this if you're already used to Okito handling. I also don't like that stupid knob on the top. But having bought one, I don't expect to be going back to brass.

Barry

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