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.

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Community questions about Charming Chinese Challenge

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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. Tony 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. Tony 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. Tony 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.
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    Customer reviews for Charming Chinese Challenge

    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.

     
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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.

     
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.

     
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    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.

     
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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..

     
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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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    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.

     
    Reviewer

    lou

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

     
    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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    John

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

     
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    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

    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.

     
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    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.

     
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    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.

     
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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

     
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    Ralph

     
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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.

     
    Reviewer

    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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    Hristo

     
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    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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    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

    Paul

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

     
    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

    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

    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.

     
    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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    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.

     
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    ricardo

     
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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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    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.

     
    Reviewer

    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.

     
    Reviewer

    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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    Diego

     
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    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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    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!

     
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    Marty

     
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    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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    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.

     
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    Rui

     
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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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    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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    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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    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.

     
    Reviewer

    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!

     
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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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    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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    James

    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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    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.

     
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    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.

     
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    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.

    Charming Chinese Challenge by Troy Hooser