Do you agree? Question about the Muscle Pass

Discussion in 'Magic Forum' started by scottbaird, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. To be honest, I haven't learned any effects using the muscle pass, but I use it in a coin vanish/production routine and it works very well. I'm interested to look into some of the things mentioned here.

  2. I think you mean Dan Watkins ;)

    Reed McClintock's new Classic Palming with Coins DVD has a bit on the muscle pass that is both informative and good for improving your palm/pass.

  3. A simple but really visual trick I like to do is to fairly show one hand empty, then muscle pass directly onto the face-up palm. If your pass is fast enough and you do this in the right conditions (outside at night, for instance) the coin is completely invisible until it lands. It looks like it literally just appeared in your hand. Freaks people out.

    P.S.: You want to make sure you're able to pass it so that it lands on its flat side, that way it doesn't bounce or roll after it lands.
  4. #24 JustinClark, Sep 3, 2007
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    I had this same issue after learning it, it just looked like a stunt. What I like to do now is do the 'coin falls up' when "I dont think anyone is watching". When People catch it out of the corner of there eye, then it looks magical. They always say," What the...? He just made a coin float! Do that again!" Of course I usually dont but it gets attention, then I get to show them my totally wicked awesome sponge bunny routine! (No offense to anyone who actually uses sponge bunnies;))
  5. I disagree and I say that because I use the muscle pass both as a trick by itself and as a hidden move. It is true that many people will work it out but the more you do it the smoother it will look and if it is routined right it looks incredible.

    I also have not been accused of using it for ditching so I say use it for both. Its great for impromptu.
  6. You can perform the Coin That Falls Up in a Magical way, not just an exhibition of skill.

    Say you can revert create 2 things things at the same time:

    1.) Creating a warp-hole - an anomaly of time and space.

    2.) A reverting the flow of gravity.

    Do the real thing ( Coin that falls down. )

    Do a false-transfer, then do a Muscle Pass.

    If you may notice, the spectator thinks the coin will fall down. But the coin seemed to fall up.

    Hope everyone got it.


    P.S.: Check out Daniel Garcia's coin through glass effect, Quarters. Learn it from the Daniel Garcia Project 3.
  7. I use the the "Anti-Gravity" presentation, then go into a little montage bit, ending with a vanish. I won't go into detail, but the fact that when people ask me to do that, one of the first things they say is "show him the up coin thingy!" I'm happy with it.

    Personally I don't any other routines in which it can be used, but I'm of the opinion that even if it's being used secretly as a sleight, they shouldn't know about it anyway, because it should never be noticed.

  8. How difficult is it to learn? I want to focus more time in coin magic and I am about ready to purchase some training materials.
  9. It all depends on the person. I picked up after 3 weeks.

    I've heard some working on it for two months.

  10. I think the muscle pass is certainly best suited as a secret move...that being said I use it in lieu of placing a coin on top of the head for a visual coin into spectator hands effect. The pass is done openly but the spectator is not aware of where the coin comes from.
  11. I like the coin falling up thing. The first time I ever saw it, a friend did it for me and I was stumped. Of course after he did it for the fifteenth time for everybody else I realized how it was done. Just goes to show how with a lot of practice, you even fool a magician!

  12. I agree, I still havn't got my Muscle Pass DVD, but when I do get it, I didn't really plan on using "The anti-gravitational coin, the coin that falls up...etc." I was planning for appearences, disapearneces, transfers, ditches, color changes, coin splits, etc.)

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