Gary Kurtz: Unexplainable Acts
Gary Kurtz: Unexplainable Acts

Gary Kurtz: Unexplainable Acts

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Who is the Father of New Modern Coin Magic?

Is it David Roth, J.B. Bobo, or perhaps Underground Legend Gary Kurtz?

I, Jeff speaking here, often times think that is was Gary Kurtz who was the real influencer in the most modern, stand-up style, parlor coin magic that we perform today.* 

Kurtz was foremost in performing close-up, stage style manipulations with jumbo coins. His routining is some of the earliest we have with multiphase, on your feet (not sitting at a table) edge grip work. His thought process has clearly influenced New Modern Coin Magicians and just maybe, that is because Kurtz is the true father of the New Modern Coin Magic we teach at Copeland Coins...

Pick up Unexplainable Acts now and learn why!

Effects Taught

Hypothetical Possibilities
Constant Return
Wishful Thinking
Split Decision
Body Heat
Four Fisted
Special Delivery
Name It!
The Anticipator
The Empty Hand
Coming Out Ahead
Artistic Licence
All Together
Mirror Image

Pages 102 - Hardbound**

What We Love!

  • Gary is a great thinker. His use of a jumbo coin is entertaining and visual. It will allow you to perform BIG magic up close and personal!
  • Edge Grip. We love Edge Grip and Gary is a master.
  • TRIO. This is the routine that you will want to practice, study, and perform. It's meditative and a foundational routine for New Modern Coin Magic.
  • Just a ton of ideas. Beautifully written and illustrated by Richard Kaufman who always, always releases the best!


*No doubt, David Roth is the Father of Modern Coin Magic...But when I say "New Modern" I'm talking more about the kind of magic we teach at Copeland Coins. More often it is stand up, walk around, parlor style performance. We often use flasher moves that become the magic moments. Sleights are not just hidden, rather they become part of the effect to be watched. I think Kurtz represents the early turning point in the this direction of coin magic.

**Not all effects in this book are coin magic! It's okay, you can branch out, we won't judge!

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