I've owned the Scotch and Soda coin set three times, counting this latest purchase. The first one was in the 80's, purchased at Zeezo's Magic Castle in Colorado. That one, built hard, like an old Chevy, was ruined (I'll just leave it at that). The next one in line, my second most current, is MIA (maybe it'll turn up...?) I've never owned or used a magnetic rig, so I figured I'd give it a go. The product is very well made for its function, and I can't even begin to list the great effects one can perform with this version of Scotch and Soda. They're COOL!!!No b***-r*** is required to separate the shell from the half-and-half, and with some basic palming techniques and a little misdirection, the separation (which is nearly silent) can be done directly under a spectator's nose.The only minor complaint I have is the "chatter" between the shell and the half-and-half when tossing it to the close-up mat, or dumping it from a glass after doing a penetration. I probably wouldn't hand it out for inspection (I WOULD switch it for a real one, though, and let them have at it, lol) Definitely good for stand-up/street magic!Definitely worth trying! I like it, but I'm still getting the standard, non-magnetic version, as it is utterly silent. I should also mention, there are numerous effects you can perform with this magnetic version, that can't be done the same way, or at all as with the standard Scotch and Soda, and vice versa.