I purchased the Ghost Project Deluxe package. I give it 5 Stars, but it deserves more. So add another 5. Let’s give it 10 stars Great job. Collin & Simon. You’re rewriting the book on Coin Magic. It is so good to see the return of pure sleight of hand once again. The world of magic is getting to electronic for me. I’m originally a New Yorker, who hung out in Tannen’s, and Al Flosso’s. Back in the 1970’s I was heavily into coin & card magic. The group I hung out with had a rule, “no gimmicks are allowed”. It had to be pure sleight of hand, regardless if it were Cards, or Coins, no gimmicks allowed. It wasn’t until David Roth said, “it’s okay to use gimmicks as long as you bring them in and out of play correctly.” did I start using gimmick coins. Anyway, this Ghost Project you introduced is fantastic, and Schmetterling is the best 3 Fly I have ever seen. Well done gentleman, well done. If anyone is looking to better their coin manipulation, this project will teach you a lot, and is well worth the money. The video instructions are crystal clear, and of excellent quality. I will be watching out for future alchemy tree products.
So I don't really do much coin stuff at all, but its an area I want improve in my arsenal. After seeing the trailer I could see the potential in this move to be added to any coin routine - even if you just wanted to use it for the production/appearance I think its worth purchasing. After watching the tutorial I could do this pretty much instantly...(Maybe I'm just a fast learner) but appreciate it will take practice for it to be really consistent and natural, but this is definitely something you can practice anywhere so If you have a coin on you you're good to go. I had a good idea on the method, but there were certain moves and gestures which made me doubt that and fooled me! - but when I saw how Collin achieved this, the method is fantastic and the teaching is top notch. After about 15 mins of practice I was able to link a vanish with a production https://gifyu.com/image/Vrs9 so based on that I think a 3 star difficulty rating is fair (And I'm in no way proficient with coins). Yes it's going to take some practice to get it to a level I'd be confident performing it at a gig, but that's like anything. You do need 'something else' to aid the method, which the majority of people have but there are alternatives you could use, which are completely a personal choice. This 'something else' can be adjusted to accommodate different sized coins so you can really use any coin or poker chip. I'm currently using a UK £2 but the gif linked above is using poker chips that I've also had a play with. Yes you do need to consider your angles, like most coin manipulations but if you are aware of them I don't see this as a big barrier for me in the context of where I mainly perform (at weddings) and the angle restrictions are covered well in the tutorial along with ways to enable a wider performing angle - for me my audience is usually in front of me so not a problem. The Alchemy Tree have done a great job on the tutorial, which is really clear and shot really well. Collin covers lots of variations and shows how this move can be combined with other well known moves such as the French drop and shuttle pass to take them to another level. I got the deluxe version which also includes Collin's 3 fly routine, which looks superb but I'm going to practice a little more before I move onto that. Happy with my purchase and will be keeping an eye on the other stuff The Alchemy Tree put out.
I have mixed feelings about this purchase. On one hand it is a beautiful move that is worth the time to learn. On the other hand I will probably never use it. The reasons? 1) Because of angles you can only perform it under certain conditions. It is perfect for a Zoom Shows or Social Media Video. Live "Real World" performances would be more problematic (but not impossible). The video does show how to "cover" certain Angle problems. I work surrounded in a Water Park and could never use it there. 2) There is something "extra" you need to perform the move that you may not HAVE or WANT. Note: The move is advertised as a 3 out of 5 difficulty. As someone who has been performing Coin Magic for over 50 years and learned from Slydini, Roth, Goshman and Dingle, I would rate it a 4 or higher. I will take a LOT of practice to do smoothly and is somewhat "knacky" to learn. However, once mastered you will have a miracle under the right conditions. Due to the reasons listed above I would personally use it only in a "controlled situation" such as a Zoom Show or a Social Media video.Write Review