"No Sense" makes perfect sense

By Joshua Jay - Wednesday, March 11, 2020


"No Sense" is a coin release from Kyle Littleton. It was such a hit at Blackpool that despite it being released last year, we realised many of you hadn't seen it. So I thought it was worthy of a blog post.

This is one of the strongest things we've put out in years, and here's why: it's what I call a "complete piece." Often, magic shops sell us tools: a coin gaff, a secret app, a device that gets you from A to B. Other times, we buy books that offer us presentations on existing tricks. We're often seeking a presentation or an angle to present something we already know.

A complete piece is something that is totally worked out. You get a brand new effect--and this one is terrific--and a way to present it. I've observed that the best presentations are inextricably linked to the trick they're attached to (I despise the "buffet" approach some magicians use, slapping a generic presentation on a generic trick). The absurd presentation for "No Sense" really only makes sense in this particular trick. Which is fantastic.

The idea is that you change three coins into three different objects, each one seemingly making less sense than the last.

I'm really proud of "No Sense" and the creator, Kyle Littleton. Kyle and I met years ago in North Carolina, where he's from. He was already a talented technician, but I've enjoyed watching him grow creatively and as a performer. When the timing was right, we were able to offer Kyle a position on our team, and he now heads up the warehouse in California. And when he's not helping get your magic to you, he's creating ingenious, hilarious magic like "No Sense."

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