If I wanted to start learning a bit about Okito coin box work...

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Re: If I wanted to start learning a bit about Okito coin box work...

Post by Jeff Haas » 1 week ago

I guess that confirms it... everything will be cloned.

What's interesting with the Morgans is that there are a ton of old coins that have been reproduced, from multiple countries. The comments show that some people just want to collect them. At some point someone realized they could sell to magicians.
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Post by Chris Aguilar » 1 week ago

I'm waiting for one of the coin producers to realize that magicians like "soft" coins and start producing those, or smoothing out the current Morgans.
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Post by Mark Papa » 6 days ago

I asked this question at the Green Place. Probably more likely to get an informed answer here:

I'm relatively new to Okito box magic and have just discovered a routine that requires two boxes and a switch.

So the question is, if I'm going to get a duplicate box, which type of box should I get? Which type which will afford me as much utility in other two box routines as possible? A duplicate regular box, a duplicate Boston box or a duplicate slot box?

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Post by Jeff Haas » 5 days ago

What's the routine? And which box do you already have?
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Post by Chris Aguilar » 5 days ago

I thought about buying the matching "boston" version of my buddha box, but it seems premature. I want to learn some of the basic routines that don't require that (or switching it in).
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Post by Bill Duncan » 4 days ago

I bought a Buddha Boston Box because the design of the sides makes the coin recess look like a foot, rather than a gaff.

Don't bother switching, just don't allow anyone to handle it while they're holding a coin.
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Post by Jeff Haas » 4 days ago

I 3D printed an Okito box and a Boston box - and now I get why these things are made of brass. You need the weight to do the moves well - especially dropping the base and having it flip over. Just like cups & balls, they need heft. I ordered an inexpensive Boston box to try out.

I hadn't seen the Buddha boxes before, they look really nice! They really look like "antique pill boxes" instead of the standard straight-sided design.

I also spotted listings for the Kartis boxes. Anyone try those out? Interesting design.
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Post by Jeff Haas » 4 days ago

Also, take a look at Kostya Kimlat's Okito box routine - very simple and direct, and practical:

https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic ... x-routine/
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Post by Chris Aguilar » 3 days ago

Jeff Haas wrote:
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Also, take a look at Kostya Kimlat's Okito box routine - very simple and direct, and practical:

https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic ... x-routine/
Agreed, and evidently not too tough technically. Also uses a regular box.
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Post by Jeff Haas » 3 days ago

It's one of those routines you can almost learn just by watching the video, but at $10 it's a reasonable price.
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Post by Chris Aguilar » 3 days ago

Jeff Haas wrote:
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It's one of those routines you can almost learn just by watching the video, but at $10 it's a reasonable price.
Yeah, some basic palming and the turnover move. Really appreciate the straightforward nature of it and will probably pick it up.
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