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Master Coin Routines Review

Official Review

October 5th, 2014 7:09am
Reviewed by Jeff Stone

For $30 you get a coin routine that is supposed to be pretty good, but I can't tell because the lighting is bad. Plus you get some pretty solid instructions from Chris Priest.

You get to watch the performance several times on this DVD, and you get to see it with two different groups. Then you see pieces of it (in the "extras" section) being performed for a handful of different crowds.

The problem is that the lighting and camera distance was a bit rough, so it was hard to see about half of the routine. The parts that I could make out were good. For example, his jumbo coin production was killer. Even once I learned how he was doing it, I still didn't see it coming. Also, he's got an excellent muscle pass.

The routine only uses 4 coins and a jumbo coin (and a gimmick that just about every coin worker has . . . rhymes with bell).

The nice thing about this routine is that it's very compartmental. You can do all of it or part of it, and it's relatively angle proof. The teaching is pretty solid and the lighting is much better.

You'll learn:

  • A 4 coin production

  • Pretty solid four coins across routine

  • A One coin routine with multiple phases

  • Jumbo Coin Production

  • And some other stuff

During the teaching segments, after learning a portion, it cuts back to the performance portion of the DVD that was just taught. It's a great way to learn.

Other than some of the production issues, the only other major issue I have is the title . . . I just have a real issue with people calling their material "ultimate" or "master" or "masterpieces", etc. And remember, I'm the guy who released a DVD called "Gemstones: 13 Rare Magic Gems." In hindsight, I made the same mistake with that title. I think the tricks are solid, but "rare magic gems!?" Come on Jeff! Anyway . . . I digress.

The point is that Priest's routine, while very good, is far, far, far from a masterpiece as the ad copy claims. The methods are very solid, though I think there could be some improvement there. The performance, however, is where I see the most potential for polishing. Let's not stroke our own egos too aggressively . . .

The testimonials in the ad copy are way over-hyped in my opinion . . . David Penn saying that he can't believe Priest is giving this away is a bit over the top. It's just a coins across routine with a one coin routine and jumbo coin production. It's not anything earth shaterring over new. It's pretty standard stuff.

The other two testimonials are just as over-hyped.

Final Verdict:
3 stars with a Stone Status of gem.

Available at your favorite Murphy’s Magic dealer

Product info for Master Coin Routines

Author: Chris Priest
Average Rating:  (1)
Retail Price: $30.00
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Manufacturer's Description:

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Rada trained and with over 16 years as a professional close-up magician, Christ Priest "The Millennium British Champion of Close-Up Magic" releases for the first time his amazing sponge ball routine for the magic fraternity.

Chris first saw David Roth's excellent coins across routine some 15 years ago, this was the inspiration for his Master Coin Routine, many top magicians have asked Chris to teach them this award winning routine, Chris always declined until now!

This is Chris's signature effect from his professional repertoire. The routine begins with the performer producing four coins from the air, the last one appearing on a spectators hand. The follows a plethora of high impact visual magic as coins vanish, appear, fall up, pas through the performers pocket and vanish in front of the spectators eyes finishing with an amazing giant coin production from above the performers head! This is a killer routine expertly constructed and presented which has been honed to perfection over thousands of performances.

This DVD features live performances of Chris performing the Master Coin Routine for real audiences so you can witness first hand the reactions you will receive when performing this routine. Everything is here, the performance, the presentation, with detailed teaching instructions, its a magical masterpiece you will love performing and will last you a lifetime!!

"When a top magician shares his NO1 set its worth listening, when its Chris Priest it an absolute must. This is one of my favourite routines in all of magic, I can't believe he is sharing this."
- David Penn, British Champion of Illusion

"Amazing, entertaining, expertly crafted coin routine, the construction and presentation of this routine is second to none!"
- Nick Einhorn, The Magic Circles Centenary Close-Up Magician

"The Master Coin routine is solidly crafted and audience tested; I know I've seen the reactions time and time again, I never thought Chris would give this away."
- Sav, The Deceptionist

Running Time Approximately 54min

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