MyMagic eNewsletter #1,073
January 14, 2023
I first saw Rocco Silano perform with his Countdown Coins gimmick at a lecture many years ago and I was impressed with the applications. He already sold the rights to Martinka and they were making the gimmicks for him. I was recently able to buy the rights from Ted and get all the remaining inventory.
Rocco already filmed a tutorial for Martinka with many applications, I sent the gimmick to Dr. Michael Rubinstein who created two routines that are included in the tutorial and I added some of my thinking as well. The 45+ minute tutorial will teach you many routines and include the main version that Rocco used to fool Dai Vernon.
The routines taught run from self-working to advanced. Literally something for everyone. Watch the trailer: HERE
Many years ago, Rocco came up with a coin gimmick that can be used to display four US Quarters while instantly changing to three Quarters, then two, and finally one Quarter, it can also be shown in reverse, going from one to four Quarters. The displays can be made one handed which allows for a very clean in the hand’s coins across.
The utility device can be used for many different routines, both stand-up and close-up. The tutorial includes easy, intermediate, and advanced coin routines that are taught by Rocco Silano, Dr. Michael Rubinstein, and Meir Yedid. You will learn several coins across routines, a multiplying coins sequence, a vanishing coins sequence, a quickie where four Quarters turn into ten Dimes, and much more.
Watch and buy: HERE
Stay happy, Meir
PS: If Vernon fooled Houdini and Rocco fooled Vernon, does that mean that Rocco fooled Houdini? This could be an interesting presentational hook.
“In the magic world, there are very few of these ‘fanatics’ or preferably ‘perfectionists.’ Most amateurs know dozens of moves and techniques and use this knowledge as a proof of their ability. Once in a while, a magician rises and compiles all those subtleties into a good, solid magical routine.”
…David T. Bamberg (Ascanio’s World Of Knives, 1975, 2011)