Long time since i blogged. Sorry about that. I started getting into coin magic. I actually started out basically in coin magic before I got really heavy into card magic. It’s time to go back and re-learn it again.
Now the topic is about this Japanese coin magician, Ponta the Smith. I’m sure you seen his videos on youtube before, but if not here is his youtube channel. Amazing hands, amazing coin work, and best of all… no gimmicks.
One big reason I got out of coin magic was because of the trend of where it was going. It got so god-damn gimmicked that it sickened me. What happened to the good old days of just using one shell. Now its all about the triple threat gimmicks and flipper coins and crap. Now I for one am not all against using gimmicks but like in my previous posts I feel many people use gimmicks because either they don’t have the skill to pull it off or they are just lazy.
If you disagree, check out the work of Ponta and Kainoa Harbottle. They do things that are so magical and visual without the use of gimmicks. That is the difference between good magic and bad magic. Many forget that magic is a craft. You can’t be a good painter if you have a machine do the painting for you. You have to hone your skills.
Anyways, just a little rant. If you want to learn some good coin magic wait until Ponta comes out with his DVD over here in the states. Also pick up anything by Kainoa, expically Coins on Edge.
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