Charming Chinese Challenge

Trick by Troy Hooser
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Charming Chinese Challenge

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Trick by Troy Hooser (40.00)

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Troy Hooser's coin magic inspired a generation of magicians and the Charming Chinese Challenge is his finest creation. For years, it has been off the market, but now it is back and better than ever. Completely re-designed under Troy's watchful eye, today we are launching the BRAND NEW edition. Custom made coins, a luxurious satin ribbon and for the first time, Troy teaches the entire routine on video. This is the must-have item of the year and you can get it in time for Christmas!

The Charming Chinese Challenge is so special because it is unlike any coin trick you have seen before. No coins traveling or disappearing or going through a table: just three Chinese coins penetrating a ribbon. It combines the best elements of ring and string with some of the prettiest coin sequences imaginable.

For years, the Charming Chinese Challenge has been performed by some of the world's greatest magicians but now you get to see how Troy does it. Who better to learn from than the originator. Also, consider this:

  • No table required
  • Almost angle-proof
  • No gaffs
  • No difficult sleights
  • Plays big

So, sit back, watch the trailer, and enjoy the Charming Chinese Challenge.

Online video instructions.

 

Customer reviews for Charming Chinese Challenge

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Garry

This coin routine is excellent, you have choices of several different endings, a great but simple video production, a great teacher, the quality and weight of these coins are superb, I have never come across better Chinese coins than this set, this coin routine is great for a beginner to a pro, as it's so easy to learn and great fun to perform, and is just a great routine. If your new to coin magic first once finished this routine put the ribbon back through the coins which is an excuse to then put them away, then switch out another coin set say another Chinese coin set and a matching chinese expanded shell, you can then go into loads of other easy coin routines, also v inc,s 3 way mirror, by Sean Yang is a great way to practice you will fool yourself if using this mirror, and have great fun learning with this. Hope this helps.

 
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Barry

Beautiful penetration sequence that looks as good in real performance as it does in the video. Holding the coins and ribbon in the FSP coin wallet enables everything to be neatly stored safely and compactly, and then enables you to ring in the extra coin effortlessly.

 
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Kevin

Smooth, cool, & diabolical! I absolutely love Troy’s handling of this effect. His behavior is natural and unassuming. It’s really all in the performance of organic behaviour. Sleight-of-hand and psychological arts at its purest. Troy is a true maestro. Troy never disappoints. I recommend purchasing ANYTHING devised and performed by him.

 
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Laura

Wow neat trick. Still trying to perfect it. It’s a good challenge to perform.

Laura

 
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Ian

 
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Russell

 
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tom

This is a great product, difficult enough to be a challenge but simple enough to be fun. I have been learning coin magic for a few months but have not really performed anything yet, I will definitely be using this to perform and build confidence in other coin routines. The coins are beautiful and the tutorial is excellent, with a basic (but mind blowing routine) and then some extras, all the moves are easy to follow and everything feels very achievable. I highly recommend this set.

 
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Stephen

This is a very awesome routine. Very surprising, and very smooth. This is not just a download, the purchase comes with a lovely set of Chinese coins and a ribbon. In addition to the routine provided, there are many others that can be done with these beautiful coins.

 
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Daniel

I neglected to change my shipping address and didn't see on the order form where to do that. Was able to contact my old address and receive the Chinese charm challenge.
I've enjoyed this effect since I saw jousha perform it at a magic ring in Columbus, Ohio several years ago I've had the effect for several years and ordered this one for my granddaughter who shares doing magic for friends and family.
Easy to perform. Nice pocket piece for an impropto proformance.

 
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jean

 
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Shadrach

I love this! It took me 1 hour to learn it as I am a ring and string vet, but I did one change to the moves that made the routine 10x easier for me. It is so sleight it is not worth the hubbub so don't flip your stack. ;)

 
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Daniel

Easy to learn and soooo beautiful. I love it. I am new to coins and the beauty of this routine is that you do not have to know coin moves (except for one spellbound change, which is very easy) and for the rest you are sooo good covered from all angles. I love it.

 
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Christopher

I just performed this two days ago and the "volunteer" who helped me with it followed me to ask how it was possible. The entire routine even with the personalization I gave was as nearly perfect as I have ever seen. I liked it so well that I bought a second one and keep one in my pocket at all times; and a spare in my show cases. even though I blew part of the final phase it still worked out perfectly. I recommend it to all!

 
Reviewer

Ken

Thank you for assisting me to get the down load. It worked great as well as being a very visual , and powerful effect. I really love C.C.C. Glad I bought it. I live in Ontario Canada and got it through Browers Den in Toronto.
Regards,
Ken

 
Reviewer

Skyler

Great effect and the ability to use sleight of hand and create a routine around the coins is great. Definitely used time after time. Recommend you try it for yourself.

 
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James

Probably the most elegant routine I do; a real joy to perform. Not a beginner's trick, but not difficult for someone who has a few years of coin magic experience...no knuckle busting moves. Troy Hooser has done a brilliant job routining this effect. Really no reason to change it.

 
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David

 
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Allan

Excellent routine! The coins are really well made, but might scratch if you drop them, so I would be careful. The instructional video is great, with clear explanation for the trailer routine and additional moves.

 
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Thomas

Troy Hooser coin magic, has always been awesome!! I already had his first version of CCC in the little booklet and was immediately hooked and in love with this routine!! Anyone who likes to do magic with coins and maybe also ring and string has both together here!!!! As already mentioned, it is so well thought out and presented with great charm, a wonderful routine!!! Out of a possible five stars, I definitely give it six!!! A must have for everyone who loves magic coins, or will love them at the latest!!!

 
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Arie

This is a pretty straightforward trick and product. Coins with holes on them are threaded on a string, and come off the string magically one at a time. Troy's routine is one of the more well known ones, relatively easy to do (not self-working, but not knuckle-busting either), and taught clearly.

Everything is included in a neat little package, good quality coins (you get 4) and a ribbon (nothing special about it, but it's nice that the set is complete).

I would recommend this to anyone looking to learn a routine like this.

 
Reviewer

A. Wade

Great learning video, good explanations and camera angles. I really liked the additional coin moves that were explained. Troy does a great job explaining the moves that were in addition to what he provided in his book.

 
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Michel

Love the video, I’m still learning to do this trick.

 
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brian

 
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Michael

Great, classic trick. The silk ribbon makes it exceptionally easy to use. Would buy again.

 
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Tom

You get the necessary coins and the ribbon, plus a download link. The instructions are very clear, with each phase and move described well and shown from multiple angles. Here is the most important part of this trick; it is actually ridiculously easy to do. Maybe a 2/3 out of 10 difficulty. Anyone with even a novice amount of skill with coins will be able to do this. Don't let this dissuade you! It's a beautiful routine, beautiful simple props. There are advanced alternative handling ideas included as well, if you want them.

 
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Wilson

 
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Howard

 
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Donald

 
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Erik

Love this little effect! Packs small and plays big. Coins are quality and have good Heft. I plan on adding these to my walk-around routine. Great visual for up close magic and worth every penny!

 
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Floyd

first class explanation of this illusion. the coins of high caliber

 
Reviewer

Guy


Gotta love 'old school' magic, everything examined before and after! No APP, just hAPPy~! Sleight of hand is a vanishing art, due to so many beautiful & wonderful innovations in the last decade of 'decade-nce'. However there remains an artistry that only sleights can convey. CCC by Troy Hooser is just that!!!

 
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Aaron

The routine is fabulous. Much practice! For clearer instructions re: right/ left, a view from over shoulder would help. Glad to own this beautiful effect.

 
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Andrew

A very smooth and engaging routine well taught. The new coins are superb quality and a good weight. They alone are worth more than the price of the effect! I am using an FPS Coin Wallet for a squeaky clean start - recommended (in addition to a multitude of other uses).

 
Reviewer

Conor

There's a lot going for this routine. It's well structured, with an ending which both makes sense and is surprising. It's easy to carry and well taught. If you're an absolute beginner, I might go to other resources first. While the moves are taught, it seems aimed at intermediate magicians. This has the advantage of meaning the instructions don't go on for too long.
It's different to other routines you'll know, not too difficult, and takes little pocket space. So there's little to lose in picking it up!

 
Reviewer

Jared

Love the simplicity and cleanness of these effects. The best part is that I can use several of these moves and concepts throughout my repertoire. The video is perfect, not overly produced, but professional with great sound quality. The coins are of good workmanship and weight. I've put this straight to work for me in just a few good practice sessions and trys on friends.

 
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Mark

 
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William

It is a clear explanation of the basic routine. The added variations are a nice touch.

 
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Jeff

JEFF
I like half dollar size coins so I subbed those in and use the FPS coin wallet to carry the coins and ribbon. It's a great combination that allows clean hands from start to finish. This a a go-to every day carry now that always gets amazing reactions. I actually finish with coins in a spectators hands instead of on a table. I was scared the first time but it works and creates "in-the-hand" magic WOW. As a school teacher, I reward students at the end of class with some magic. This is the one they keep asking to see again and again. I have had students bring friends and ask to see it. Thanks for a wonderful easy to carry bit of inspiration.

 
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Lucas

This is one of the strongest coin effects out there. It ticks so many boxes - happens in spectator's hands, fully examinable and visual. Takes a little practice but once you get a hang of it, it is going to be one of the best things you can keep in your pocket.

 
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Rui

 
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Steve

The quality of the coins supplied couldn't be better. This is a wonderful effect and slays an audience when done right. Takes practice to do right, and deserves taking a good amount of practice time before performing. The download is amazing and is the real work for sure.

 
Reviewer

Eric

This is a fantastic effect. Troy Hooser is a genius, and if you don't own Charming Chinese Challenge or his Destroyers book, you're missing out. As for the quality, the coins you receive have a nice weight and are durable for the price. I would not hesitate to perform with them regularly. Great stuff.

 
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Marty

 
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David

Troy Hooser has a great product here. It’s clear, easy to follow and has all the other aspects you want in an effect. This is good for Parlor and walk around/close up. I’m super happy to have purchased it for myself and will be adding to my working repertoire.
The quality of the props is capitol!

 
Reviewer

Ray

Although I'm generally ambivalent about packaging, I'd say that this has to be among the best I've seen in terms of small size and protection. The box is barely bigger than the coins so it takes up very little space.

The coins themselves are well made and have a decent heft to them. I saw one review that concerned me because I didn't want the coins to be too light and I'm glad they aren't.

This is a great routine for those who normally don't perform magic with coins as it really doesn't require any typical coin sleights. So that's a great thing for those who desire to add something different to their set but don't want to spend a lot of time mastering coin magic.

The routine is easy to learn, the main thing is to make sure it is performed smoothly and confidently. Trust in the coins to behave the way they should. Those who own it know what I'm referring to. Just relax and enjoy blowing people away.

 
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Diego

 
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David

Hi ,
The packaging is of very good quality !
the parts are of high finish.the video and the explanations are very well filmed.I greatly appreciated considerable improvements over the old version.I'll tell you in three words !
the whole plus the trick is Swiss watchmaking.
David Jade


 
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Brian

This is a good trick. The video demo is crystal clear, and Troy Hooser demos it himself, which shows how good of a trick it CAN be. It is one of the tricks I hate to see so popular, because I want it all to myself. If I invented it ... I never would have released it. Thanks for the top quality product, the top quality instruction, and the top quality effect.

 
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James

Good clear instructions for one of the best non-coin trick coin tricks out there. Some variations allow you to personalize the routine to your persona. This is an updated version of the original handling, and the inclusion of Eisenhower-dollar size coins is a plus.

 
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Gabriel

Beautiful illusion. Simple sleights well used for a highly visual effect. The coins and ribbon are nice looking. The instructional video provides clear concise explanations and is well produced.

 
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ricardo

 
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Michael

Loooooooove this product. First, I wear the coins around my neck so that it leads to the magic trick when someone asks me “what’s that”. Second, this is classic magic well put together. Third, the coins themselves are well made and so is the string. This is now part of my daily routine. My only feedback is that the training video should be recorded from the performer’s view. It was a little harder to figure out many of the moves because of the camera perspective. Nonetheless, still a solid buy. I would purchase this again.

 
Reviewer

Stephon

I also own the original release with the DVD.
I like the refinements that Troy has tweaked the routine and subtleties. New alternate moves are also will get your creative juices flowing to make your own personal routines. I haven't received the Coins/Ribbon, but the teaching alone is worth the purchase. WELL done Troy! This Routine will definitely stay in the repertoires of performers for life!

 
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Tom

Very clear demonstration by a master! I'm just a beginner, but I think with practice I'll be able to perform this great routine. Vanishing provides everything needed: coins and ribbon.

 
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Dave

Charming Chinese Challenge is excellent! The dollar sized Chinese coins are beautiful. The supplied ribbon is 30 inches long. Even if for some reason you don’t like Troy’s routine, this is a perfect set to buy because of the coins. I have slightly undersized and dry hands. Because of this, I thought I would need to use my own half dollar sized Chinese coins, but it turns out that the larger size is manageable. The weight of the larger coins helps so that the actions may be completed quickly and reliably. Troy’s routine is well thought out and I see why his routine is considered the standard. The instructional video focuses upon the essential actions. Also, the video includes another half dozen or more variations that could be incorporated into the standard routine. The routine uses sleights that are common to anyone performing coin magic. Given the length of time he has performed this routine, I would have liked to hear more about the fine touches required to elevate the performance as well as how he has addressed problems with audience management. He does offer some advice, but it appears that performing for camera is not his favorite thing. Regardless, I highly recommend this effect.

 
Reviewer

Kurt

Troy gives very clear explanations of the moves, with repetitions and views from different angles so they are perfectly clear. Nothing is terribly difficult, just need practice so that everything is smooth. The variations Troy demonstrates add extra dimension to the routine and can easily be applied or adapted to other routines as well. All in all, this set of coins and instruction is a great value for your money and provides a lot of audience appeal.

 
Reviewer

Paul

Lovely effect - great for Close-up and possibly Parlor too. Well explained . Multi- phases builds the interest .

 
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Christopher

Instructions were clear and well presented. If the coins look half as gorgeous in person as on the video, then this will have been worth twice the price. Several variations that let the buyer tailor the trick to his or her style. Well done.

Edit: After receiving the props in the mail I wish I could give this 6 stars. The coins are gorgeous and have a very satisfying weight. Love them, can't wait to get them under the eyes of spectators.

 
Reviewer

Matt

You receive dollar-size Chinese coins and the perfect ribbon to perform this Troy Hooser classic. Troy's laid-back style makes it easy to learn from the video instructions. You'll need some basic to intermediate coin knowledge to get the most out of this routine. Troy teaches the basic routine and several variations which gives you the ability to make a longer modular routine or swap out moves you may not like as much. A great strolling routine.

 
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Hristo

 
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GENE

These coins are very shiny and great quality. I have done a version of this prior to receiving Charming Chinese Challenge. I will be using these coins and this routine in the future. The routine provides some great handling and variations. This is very good for amateurs and workers. I will also be using these quality coins in other routines. Thank you Vanishing Inc.

 
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Oliver

If I could just pick one coin routine to perform my entire life, this would be it. Very strong, direct and powerful effect. Different handlings taught, plus you can easily have different endings to the routine.

 
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Ralph

 
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Carlos

es uno de mis mejores trucos super espectacular y muy bien explicado las rutinas son de lo mejor cada vez que lo hago es una verdadera ilusión todos quedan muy sorprendidos al ver algo tan perfecto me gustaria mucho saber si existe algo parecido para variarlo es muy bueno ademas se me perdio una moneda y no he logrado conseguirla no se si me pueden ayudar como la consigo nuevamente muchas gracias

 
Reviewer

Ben

I only dabble in magic, I’m knowledgable about many techniques but my skill level is barely above beginner. I prefer slights over gimmicks. I’m partial to cardistry but I’ve recently found coin magic to inspire me to practice more.

These coins are great quality. I enjoyed the video that came with it and I like the variations that were shown. I do not regret my purchase. I look forward to when I’ve mastered the techniques in this trick so I can amaze others.

 
Reviewer

Jonathon

Hard hitting. That’s what this trick is. I like magic that is direct and stunning. This is mind bending yet so simple to execute, any magician with intermediate skill level will be able to pick up the handling right away. I wouldn’t say it’s a beginner trick though, it has some sleight of hand work and it does require some audience management skills, but it is so worth the effort to learn it. This is one of my EDC tricks, it’s too good NOT to carry and show.

 
Reviewer

Jiateng

Pros:
1. The product is top-notch quality. The video is well made.
2. Everything is examinable, You end up clean.
3. This is not like normal coin routines that do vanish, vanish, vanish. This introduces a new stuff that will make your audience feel different.

Cons:
1. The coins are a little big to me. So I am not so used to do sleight of hands with this coin size. Bigger coins are hard to hide. I may want to consider buying smaller size coins instead(half dollar size). I think they should consider giving people options to choose different size of coins.
2. Medium level magic trick. I think I need to practice this routine at least 100 times in front of the mirror, then I will be confident enough to perform.

 
Reviewer

Vernon

This is a great routine. I tend to have small hands and the dollar size coins are too big for me. If this is you, you might want to also buy 1/2 dollar size Chinese coins. If you do, the trick is worth the cost of his plus the cost of smaller coins. They could have sold if for more and it would still be worth every penny.

 
Reviewer

Alexander

The coins are beautiful and the magic is superb. This is easily one of the greatest close up magic tricks ever created. I almost don’t want to write this because I want there to be fewer people doing it. It’s beautiful, I don’t know what else to say. You should have this trick and you should do this trick.

 
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David

Lovely routine, I’ve watched this trick done meany times and I couldn’t work it out, now I’ve seen the explanation I’m stunned and amazed. In my opinion it’s worth every penny if not more.

 
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John

One of the most powerful, elegant 3 phase coin routines you can do, that doesn't feel like any other coin routine in your repertoire. CCC is a series of 3 increasingly impressive penetrations of a coin off a string, although very simple and direct do not underestimate its power. The routine looks as good in the trailer as it does in real life and its just as practical, the coins you get are of good quality so this can be a routine you keep in your repertoire for years to come.

 
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Struth

I bought this trick because I remembered Josh performing and teaching it at Tannens magic camp 2 or 3 years ago. I thought it was beautiful, but didn't end up buying the coins, so I forgot how to do it. A few months ago though, I finally got it. Now I barely leave my house without it. It's a super fun trick to do, and people love it!

 
Reviewer

Thomas

I have to agree to what everyone else above me here has already said. This effect is a perfect no brainer pocket illusion. Simple to learn with super clear downloadable instructions. Highly Recommended.

 
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Scott

Such a straightforward yet effective and satisfying routine. I believe it will become a favorite of mine. The components are very nice and the video explanation is very clear.

 
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Roberto

This effect is incredible. Clever simple moves that will make you smile while learning the routine and leave the audience in awe. High quality coins, clear instructions, just fantastic.

 
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John

Just got this in....what an incredible coin effect...without hard sleights...can't wait to master this....truly stunning!

 
Reviewer

Garry

This is one of my top two coin tricks,This all comes in a good quality, and a good designed presentation box, The chinese coins are dollar size, which is personally my preferred size.TThis Comes With An Excellent Quality, Highly Polished Set Off Black and Gold Coins, which consists off a gold coloured edges, with gold symbols on the coins, the rest of the coins are black, and this contrast with the red ribbon gives this a very classy look. The video is very well presented, with a great video production, with good camera angles, with a great teacher, starts with a full demonstration, followed with a breakdown on how to, followed with severall variations at the end of the video.This is a very classy trick, It looks great, and it feels great when doing this trick, Especially with the high class quality coins, As these Coins alone makes it feel magical. Would off been good if the coins came with a storage pouch, but other than that, i highly recommend these amazing quality chinese coins, which comes with a great tutorial.
Be great if they made different coloured ones, and matching shells, as the quality of these are outstanding.

 
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lou

Great effect, instructions were very detailed and easy to learn. This will be one of my go to routines. Very happy!

 
Reviewer

Joseph

I purchased an original set of coins from Josh years ago and it is one of my favorite routines to perform. I had to get an updated set after seeing Josh perform them during a performance of Six Impossible Things, they were so much more visible then the originals and everyone in the room could see them. These coins are a great size, a great weight, and most of all they look fantastic. You will not be disappointed in any way by ordering this effect.

 
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Neal

I use this numerous times, five nights a week. Makes a great closer, even better as an opener. Interesting props, clean handling, lots of magic in a very short time. Highly, highly recommended.

 
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Filip

i absolutely love CCC... the quality of the coins is totally amazing... and the effect plays absolutely great. i performed it just 2 times so far, but overtime everybody was real smacked and enjoyed it. I put my own story behind it and it works just great. I am still far from perfect but i really love this one..

 
Reviewer

Steve

I'very practiced this routine for years but never performed it because I did not like my props. These coins should be perfect.

I'm eager to see the refinements made to the original.

 
Reviewer

William

Fantastic effect. High quality props, very clear instructions, good stuff. I was not familiar with this effect prior to purchase but am already looking for others by its creator.

 
Reviewer

Dean

Just received this and can't say enough good things about it. I knew I purchased a quality item just from the beautiful packaging. Troy's video explanation is excellently produced, and the coins are great. Highly recommended.

 
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Max

I always wanted to add something with chinese coins to my repertoire. Now I did and it's superb! The explanation that comes with it and the one Joshua taught me in one of his lectures are brilliant! It looks so clean and fair, unreal!

 
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Timothy

I also bought this at Blackpool in 2009 and it has been not only my favorite close-up closer in my professional table hopping career but also the trick I carry everyday in case I'm asked to perform... I live in a holiday paradise, so the audiences change daily... This one effect has won me numerous gigs and even earned me "on the spot" cash for impromptu restaurant work... I use a health, wealth and happiness story to convey the magic and everyone is moved, it doesn't get more powerful than this.

 
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Andy

Quite simply a 'go to' trick. This combines all the elements of a good close up trick in that the spectator gets to handle the items used, participates in the trick itself, it resets instantly and it can be done standing and surrounded! what more can you ask?

 
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Nathan

I am humbled and honored to see what this trick has become... I never knew my little coin trick would become such a sensation... it's like... Magic. Thanks Troy, and all the other performers, for taking it way beyond "the next level" and thanks for giving me credit.

Nate the Great
Nathan Lane

 
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David

Bought this elsewhere years ago but noticed they were selling it here and thought I would add an over the top review. Basically the add copy is entirely true. Not too many tricks you can say that about. I consider it one of the finest "coin" tricks ever and not terribly difficult with variations available for different skill levels. Really, really good.

 
Reviewer

Sam

Joshua's handling of this effect went straight into my working repertoire after seeing him perform this at Blackpool 2009. After a few weeks practice this effect has become one of my favourites combing both the elegance of magic with a strong visual aspect this effect leaves the audience overwhelmed. Beautiful magic.

 
Reviewer

Michael

The routine is excellent; perfect for strolling or restaurant work. The only problem is the coins. The coins are well made, however they have rounded edges and a lacquer finish which makes handling the coins difficult, even if your hands have the right kind of tackiness. I struggled with them and finally got another set which has no finish and straight edges which facilitate handling, even if your hands are moist or dry. There is a move in the routine which requires the slippery coin property, but you can work around that. This isn't really for beginners, but it's not advanced. There are comments about the size of the coins. The coins need to be large so the audience can clearly see what's going on. If you get smaller coins to make handling easier, the audience won't really be able to see what's happening, and attention will drift or people will switch to "figure it out" mode.
Overall, a great routine. Try it out with the supplied coins. If they work for you, great, but if not there are options available to make things easier.

 
Reviewer

Gerhard

This is truly a premium product. Really nicely packaged. The coins are beautifully made with some heft to it. Instructions are really clear and the routine itself is not hard at all. The sleights are fairly easy to accomplish with a few hours of practice. Getting the actions to follow naturally takes quite a bit of practice and ensuring no awkward movements. The DVD audio and video quality is not HD but still discernable (the only reason I have marked this is good and not excellent). I have performed this a few times and its a winner. Great for standup type of situations. Get this!

 
Reviewer

Zayne

I love this routine, but the teaching felt subpar. No over the shoulder/practice full performances. Would be nice to see these extra touches to help clarify. A few times I'd get confused on which hand did what due to mirroring him.

 
Reviewer

Rene

Coins are of good quality , meaning that paint will not wear off if you drop them or rub them together. In my opinion Troy does go a little fast on the explanation and even though I been doing coin magic for 21 years I found myself rewinding a couple of times to follow the steps of the routine.
The moves are not hard at all , basic moves you already know from basic coin handling, no Asian lvl coin moves here and once you know Troy’s routine you’ll find that is actually very modular and you can incorporate your own favorite moves to it and make it your own after you learn how the basic routine works.
In my opinion,it is 100% worth the price, and if you love coin magic you will enjoy performing and practicing this little piece.

 
Reviewer

Brandon

The act is fantastic, the logic and reason behind each move is very smooth and well thought out. The biggest issue is the insane amount of cultural appropriation. Either get yourself a real set of these coins(like you would for a Morgan silver dollar trick) or buy some washers. Magicians need to stop with this ignorant "ancient chinese" objects magic.

 

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  • Chas asks: What is the delivery time for Scotland? Is there a download with this trick ? Does the dvd have different routines ?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: You get the props and a download of Troy teaching the routine. For delivery times, please add the item to your cart and select a shipping option.
  • Winston asks: I already have the props for "Re-Charmed, I'm Sure" but I want to learn Troys routine. May I purchase only the instructions? Are they in a downloadable format or only on DVD? Thank you!

    • 1. SGKYDUYEN answers: Please email to magic@vanishingincmagic.com I think they can arrange it for you
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  • Allan asks: How big are the coins?

    • 1. SGKYDUYEN answers: It's dollar size
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  • YinHowe asks: The instructions with this set are NOT the same as the DVD Troy put out years ago?

    • 1. SGKYDUYEN answers: That's correct, it's not the same video
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  • Ofer asks: What is the difference in instructions between the old DVD and this version? Are there any other techniques not learned in the old DVD?

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    • Malcolm asks: Are there other tips, moves and routines from other performers included in the instructions?

      • 1. Rene answers: Troy does go over some variations on the routine anda couple of different endings
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    • Kurtis asks: What size are the coins that come with this new version? 1/2 dollar or dollar size?

      • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: They are dollar size.
    • John asks: Can the coins for the Chinese Challenge be examined?

      • 1. S. Patrick answers: Yes they can be!
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    • Michael asks: What is the skill level for this I have arthritis in my hands a magician nightmare

      • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: I would describe it as medium skill (5 out of 10). Arthritis may pose an issue.
    • Jay asks: Does this product use the "Chinese Coin - Dollar Size (VI Coins), Accessory by Vanishing Inc. (normally $8.00)" as the coin props, or do they use a different coin?

      • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Yes, it uses those.
    • Adam asks: The advertisement pictures show two coins, isn't this a trick with three? Do you get everything needed to perform what is shown?

      • 1. Jim answers: This is a trick with three coins shown. You get everything that you need, except for practice and rehearsal.
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    • David asks: i already have a dvd for charming chinese challenge from Josh. can i just purchase the coins and the ribbon?

      • 1. Jim answers: You can get the ribbon at many non-magic stores. The coins are available here: https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic-accessories/chinese-coin-dollar-size-vi/
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    • Ryan asks: Is there a recommended coin purse that will fit these coins?

      • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: This one is perfect! https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic-accessories/coin-purse-leather-goshman/
    • Otilio asks: Son tres o cuatro monedas? He visto la rutina y aparece otra o una cascarilla.. gracias

      • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Sin exponer demasiado el método, se suministran cuatro monedas.
    • Steve asks: Have seen prior reviews complaining about the quality of the instruction. Has this been addressed and changed?

      • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: The instruction is great, I think. I just learned it. But, with all our products, if you get it and are not 100% happy, we'll refund you or give you store credit when you return the item. Hope that helps give you some peace of mind.
    • Michael asks: I have Chinese Chinese challenge ver 1 how is this different and can I buy the coins separately

      • 1. Michael answers: Sorry I did find one answer out DVD and this version of two different instructions.
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    • Michael asks: Hi, i already have Troy Hosier's charming Chinese challenge dvd. Can i just purchase the coins and ribbon. If so how much will this cost me? Many thanks.

      • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: You can get the coins here https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic-accessories/chinese-coin-dollar-size-vi/ and provide your own ribbon.
    • David asks: Just wondering if I buy a shell for the set, I have the new dollar size set and love it and would like to add a shell to perform a additional phase that I've seen.

      • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: You sure could!
    • David asks: Sorry for not being clear on my question. What I meant to ask does Vanishing Inc. sell a dollar size shell that matches the dollar size set or do you know of a supplier that does if you don't. Thanks.

      • 1. Jim answers: None that matches this coin. You would have to get something like: https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/money-magic/chinese-coin-set-dollar/ or https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/money-magic/hmc/
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    • Andy asks: I have seen Josh lecture on this amazing effect, and he had a couple of variations. Is Josh's handling taught anywhere (in a lecture, one of his DVD sets, etc.)? Thank you.

      • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: You can send our Support Wizards an email at wizards@vanishingincmagic.com, and they'll help you out with that answer.
    • Louis asks: Do i get the coins and the ribbon

      • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Yes!
    • Dennis asks: What are the coins made out of?

      • 1. Howard answers: Metal.
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    • Michael asks: Are there half dollar coins of the same caliber that I can use instead? I'd prefer to have coins that match the size of my regular coins that I use.

      • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Unfortunately, it's only made in Dollar Sized coins, but since the coins are ungimmicked, you can use half-dollar-sized Chinese coins from other places.
    • Douglas asks: When you say "Online video instructions", are you referring to streaming or downloading? Thank you.

      • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: You have the option to stream the videos but also download them to your computer.
    • Luke asks: Is this any good for someone new to coin magic? It’s seems pretty straight forward but I’ve seen mixed reviews regarding the explanation video on both magic cafe, penguin magic as well as on here.

      • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: It is! The moves will take some practice but it's a fun routine to start with.
    • Stan asks: Does this come with 4 coins?

      • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Yes it does. Ribbon included
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