Earlier this year, Dave Forrest and Cameron Francis, two of magic's most notorious creators, met up in sunny Florida, USA to eat subs, drink beer and shoot some coin magic.
It all started several months ago when Cameron showed Dave a little procedure with a Copper/Silver coin. Dave thought it was very cool and lo, a jam session did begin! By the end of said session both were in complete agreement that the Copper/Silver coin may well be the most underused coin gaff extant (look it up!)
So, further 'e-jams' took place and eventually a collection of Copper/Silver material had been amassed - piled high like a big mountain of steaming coin magic! What to do with all this metallic material? "I know", said Dave "I'll get myself on a plane to the United States and we'll lay this shit down!"
This DVD has 10 full routines, all of which have been tried and tested in front of real audiences.
Where Eagles Dare: You take a signed coin and place it between two copper coins – you show it right up until the last minute – then, BANG – it's gone! The signed coin is removed from your pocket with completely empty hands. But, it could appear in even more impossible places with a little bit of thought! This one will fool you first time round – it's brilliant thinking!
Opposites Attract: A signed copper coin magically jumps to join a signed silver coin a number of times. For the finale, you place one coin in the spectators hand. Your coin vanishes and the spectator opens their hand to find….just one coin! But, wait – as she turns it over she finds that your signed coin has fused to her signed coin leaving a ridiculously impossible object! Out of the box thinking – brilliant strolling magic!
Double Transit The spectator signs a silver coin and a selected card – the coin is placed under the card. You take a copper coin and an indifferent card and in a blink – THEY BOTH CHANGE PLACES AT THE SAME TIME – you've now got the signed coin and the signed card and the copper coin and indifferent card are now on the table! Everything may be examined! Super visual magic with cards and coins!
Spectator's Choice: The spectator is given a completely free choice of either a copper coin or a silver coin. No matter what they say – the chosen coin instantly jumps to your pocket! You offer to repeat the effect with surprising results!
Simple Alchemy: The trick that started it all! Three copper coins are displayed one at a time. Instantly all three change to silver coins! One at a time, you cause them to change back to copper and then again back to silver in a blink! Perfect walk around magic – super easy and super visual.
Metal Sink: Inspired by Bob Driebeck's 'Tosheroon' this is a super cool revelation of two playing cards using the Copper Silver coin. First a silver coin vanishes and reappears halfway down in the pack – the card directly beneath it is one of the selections! The silver coin is placed under the first selection. Then a copper coin vanishes and reappears…uh…it's definitely NOT in the deck! Where is it? The first selection is slid aside and underneath we find the copper coin! The card has also changed to the second selection! But where's the silver coin and the first selection? They are both found under the cellophane of the card case that's been on the table throughout! This is pure gold for the working performer!
Metal Sink Too: A completely different handling of the above effect. The effect's a bit different too…you'll have to see for yourself but take my word for it – IT'S GOOD!
Heavy Mental: A feature of Dave Forrest's lecture this could be the perfect 'carry everywhere' trick! You place a prediction on the table and lay out three coins under your hand. You ask your spectator to visualize a copper coin, a silver coin and a Chinese coin and decide on only one! No matter what happens you show that you knew what they'd choose all along. A nice neat pocket sized feat of mentalism!
Money Business: You display two business cards onto which you have a drawn a large 'C' for copper and a large 'S' for silver. The coins placed under them magically change in sympathy with the cards. A real multi phased fooler!
Up for the Cup: Three silver coins travel invisibly, one at a time from your hand to a cup! When the three coins are tipped from the cup they are seen to have changed on the way into copper coins! For a finale, the three silver coins are removed from inside the empty cup!