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Clone Coin

Postby Rob » Jul 30th, '08, 21:10



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The Effect

One coin - a bucket-full of applications!

Now with brand new professionally shot instructional DVD. Clone Coin was launched at the Blackpool convention 2007, where it received a great response from all who saw it and consequently was a sell out.

With this precision-made coin, you are able to perform multiple coin miracles with ease.

Mark Lee teaches three routines on his DVD, Clone Across, Clone Matrix and Clone Alone.

The CLONE COIN effectively gives you an extra coin when you need it and vanishes it when you don’t! Limited only by your imagination, don’t miss out - Old English Penny Version, other coins available on request!



Cost

Old English Penny Version - £34.95, other denominations vary from lower to higher



Difficulty
(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)

Definately no higher than a 3. Should be an absolute doddle to anybody even vaguely associated with coin-work.



Review

Following one of my usual impulse, CUPS-based purchases, I found myself gifted with a free copy of Craig Petty's 'Split Happens' DVD...even though I didn't already own a Clone Coin (the gaff which the DVD features).

Never one to be put off by the prospect of yet another visit from our lovely postie, I set off, in search of the perfect Clone Coin.

With my faithful CUPS-detector, glowing, throbbing, and generally pointing the way, it wasn't long before I happened across the website of Merlin's of Wakefield, who manufacture this version of the gaff (there are several types available - Clone Coin, Super Coin, and Split Coin - there does appear to be the usual wrangles s to who actually originated the effect, but Merlin's seems to have the drop, as far as I was able to make out).

Needless to say, bearing in mind my current penchant for Copper Silver Brass routines, Merlins was the only suppier able to provide the gaff in Old English Penny flavour..and what a delicious flavour it turned out to be! :D

Suffice to say that this little beauty turns out to be made of pure evil, with a capital E :twisted:

Whilst I'm familiar with quite a few gimicked coins these days, this really is a sly little bug*er, and the gaff that Merlin's supplied was amazingly-machined - taking it out of it's little pouch, I studied it closely, back and front...and saw nothing!!

Only when I subjected this baby to some more tactile Robbie-Love, did I fully appreciate the nature of the beast.

The DVD is supplied with three, fairly basic routines, but even these are really powerful, fundamental as they are, and I was raising my wife's eyebrows (again!), at my new-found prowess, within less than an hour.

Forget S****S, or '[', as they seem to be referred to recently - here's a coin which you can flip hard, toss from hand-to hand, and (luckily for me) even drop on the floor, without exposing it's cunning secret!

Whilst it's not prohibitively expensive, this is a gaff which seems to have slipped through the net, completely unjustly.

I just hope it stays that way now :twisted:





Overall

A score, you ask?

Well, it's really too early for me to give anything definative, but - if I'm going purely on the quality of the gaff, coupled with the DVD routines, I give it an easy 9/10!

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Postby Farlsborough » Aug 4th, '08, 01:11

Cheers Rob. Would you be able to give us a bit more about the routines possible, how much variety you can wring out of this coin etc? And whether it is a natural bed-fellow with any other gaff coins?

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Postby Ian The Magic-Ian » Aug 4th, '08, 02:56

I find Mark Lee's voice really annoying. Anywho nice review I'm tempted to buy them and I'm still having a hard time completely breaking away from magic and into mentalism. Arghhh :evil: :evil:

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Postby bananafish » Aug 4th, '08, 08:25

Ian the Magic-Ian wrote:I'm still having a hard time completely breaking away from magic and into mentalism. Arghhh :evil: :evil:


So why do it? Be true to yourelf. If you enjoy performing magic - why stop?

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Postby Ian The Magic-Ian » Aug 4th, '08, 15:53

I still like magic and appreciate a good effect when I see one, but I like Mentalism a lot more. It seems stronger than magic, but some magic still catches my eye.

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Postby bananafish » Aug 4th, '08, 18:38

What I am saying is why must it be one or the other? Getting away from the "Never perform Magic and Mentalism in the same act" argument for a minute, there is nothing to stop you having two acts.

mentalism is strong - and a real passion of mine. I love it to bits. Seriously love performing it. And the reactions are to die for.

Magic though also gets great reactions and people have such fun with the magic - its great making people happy and magic does that more than mentalism. More laughs per effect with magic.

So you see they both have advantages. If you love em both - why limit yourself?

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Postby Noodlesoup » Aug 13th, '08, 23:54

bananafish wrote:What I am saying is why must it be one or the other? Getting away from the "Never perform Magic and Mentalism in the same act" argument for a minute, there is nothing to stop you having two acts.

mentalism is strong - and a real passion of mine. I love it to bits. Seriously love performing it. And the reactions are to die for.

Magic though also gets great reactions and people have such fun with the magic - its great making people happy and magic does that more than mentalism. More laughs per effect with magic.

So you see they both have advantages. If you love em both - why limit yourself?


Nice thought to consider. Wise words indeed! :)

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Re: Clone Coin

Postby Mr Grumpy » Apr 7th, '11, 22:07

robstanley1 wrote:With my faithful CUPS-detector, glowing, throbbing, and generally pointing the way, it wasn't long before I happened across the website of Merlin's of Wakefield, who manufacture this version of the gaff (there are several types available - Clone Coin, Super Coin, and Split Coin - there does appear to be the usual wrangles s to who actually originated the effect, but Merlin's seems to have the drop, as far as I was able to make out).


Hello Rob or anyone else,

Just for clarity, are Clone Coin, Super Coin and Split Coin basically the same but different brands, or different types of coin?

Hugely tempted to get one...

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Postby magicdiscoman » Apr 7th, '11, 22:32

all thoughs and johnnny wong coin through bill are the same gimmick, they are a direxct replacment for a flipper coin and then some.
I'm chasing a half version on e-bay and have a £2 set with [, there great coins have great range and are cheeper than a tuc.
the split happens dvd has some nice routines including coins through table one of the fairest Iv'e seen and a mentalism routine similar to corans madalilian but with the coin in full view, worth the cost of the dvd alone. :D
http://www.talkmagic.co.uk/ftopic38498.php
the duo set is the same but similar to a triple threat in its use, ps anyone with a tuc can they pm me about how close the tuc is to a duo coin set thanxs.

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Postby Mr Grumpy » Apr 8th, '11, 09:39

Thanks for the info on that!

I've read that the Super Coin doesn't look good when not split.

I'm guessing any of these coins in any type eg £2 or Old English Penny can all be used with a Raven? Not wanting to give anything away. And not that I use a Raven but that's not entirely the point!

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