The Underhanded Coin Magic of Paul Cummins
Back in 1999 I was happy to release the Up In
Smoke video. Thankfully quite popular the video sold out of three
printings. With the understandable recent popularity of the DVD
media I decided to have the material authored to DVD instead of
merely printing another run of video tapes.
The great advantage to DVD technology is that
menus for each item on the disk allow the viewer to hop from a sleight
explanation to a trick explanation to a performance in just seconds
with a few clicks of the remote control or mouse. This, instead
of fast forwarding through an entire video to view an item near
the video's end.
There are seven routines on this DVD. Four of
the coin routines involve the "underhanded" process that allows
for extremely clean handling and must be performed standing. Two
of the coin routines are performed on the table-top. Finally, there
is a bonus card routine, performable where ever you have a little
table space and three willing spectators.
There are four sections to the DVD, each with its own submenus
for easy access. One section is performance only. Another section
explains virtually every coin sleight used within all six coin routines
(including the Gallo Pitch, an outstanding substitute for the venerable
Han Ping Chien), those sleights NOT limited to the "underhanded"
process. The third section describes the how-to of each routine,
and finally, the last section has the performance and explanation
of the bonus card routine. All of the sleights and routines are
explained in great detail.
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The Invisible Hand – An absolutely baffling coin
vanish and reproduction, performed stand-up and surrounded. May
be performed in one’s bathing suit!
Citation Silver –Bob Elliott’s wonderful stand-up routine
in which a copper and a silver coin switch places, multiply, and
change inexplicably. Performed and explained with Bob’s permission.
Pitchin’ Penetration – A lead-them-down-the-garden-path-and-turn-on-the
sprinkler effect, this stand-up routine allows the performer to
push a half-dollar through flesh and change two half-dollars into
a silver dollar very, very cleanly.
Underhanded Coins Across – A classic: the stand-up coins
across. Underhanded methodology leaves no fathomable clue for your
spectators and the routine introduces a new sequence in which the
last two coins travel from hand to hand without the hands coming
together at all!
The above routines introduce my handling and performance management
of an old sleight-of-hand utility device that has been updated and
made extremely practical. Great emphasis has been put on detailed
explanation of this ‘underhanded’ concept.
Top Billing – The original Matrix routine using paper currency
for covers, this routine has been a worker for over 25 years when
table-hopping at restaurants and corporate events.
Knihc– A – Knihc – This version of the Chink
– A – Chink plot features an astounding instant reversal.
An extremely easy routine to perform that will stun your audiences.
Another Sequestered Collectors – The Bonus Card Routine for
this tape, a collectors effect that is notably direct and uncluttered,
it is the only routine of its genre that I use for the laity.
To simply say that Paul’s prowess with coins is on par
with his excellent card work would indeed be an understatement!
His diabolical technique and applications bring new meaning to the
Art of Coin Magic.
Coming from a guy that loves coin magic, all I can say is that
Paul’s visible coin magic is my kind of magic. Unbelievable!!
Practical...absolutely, eye-popping...100%. When a true pro
like Paul releases his life’s work on coin magic, either get
this video or get out of magic because those who invest their time
and money on this extraordinary material will be the new top professionals.
I thought Paul only did card tricks, until I saw him perform
with coins. This is strong visual, expertly presented magic that
you will use.
Anytime a "worker" like Paul tips his mitt with anything
I am always the first in line...
Paul’s approach to magic is simple; commercial, visual,
and with economy of motion! This video is a must have for professionals,
amateurs, and hobbyists. Expect nothing but high quality product
Paul Cummins’ coin magic quickly caught my attention -
and it fooled the hell out of me. Don’t you just hate that!
Paul’s coin magic looks like real magic and there is no
better teacher in all the world. Do yourself and your audiences
a favor and buy this tape!
To Order the UIS DVD click HERE.