A Charming Chinese Challenge

Trick by Troy Hooser ($35.00)

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Troy Hooser devised one of the finest effects possible with coins. What makes it so special is that it is so different from other coin tricks. 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 in the literature.

Based on a trick by Nathan Lane, “A Charming Chinese Challenge” is perfect for the close-up performer. Consider:

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

In short, this is well worth your time and effort.

Includes explanation booklet, four Chinese coins and a satin ribbon.


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Customer reviews for A Charming Chinese Challenge

Sam Fitton

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.


David Wax

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.


Nathan Lane

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


Andy Hart

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?


Tim Dowd

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.


Max Boll

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!