Amazing magic….


Just back from the Essential Magic Conference.  It was a great event, and many thanks to everyone who came online to watch.  One of the performers was the incredible Ponta the Smith.  He is the best coin magician I have ever seen.  Watch him here…..

Any thoughts?


26 comments on “Amazing magic….

  1. PeaceLove says:

    Someone at the conference pointed out he should be called Ponta the Beast. He has definitely turbo-charged the coin magic world.

  2. Rob says:

    Good god.
    I shall keep practising.
    I loved the final change to the big coin.

  3. So so clean! Anyone who missed the conference, you missed out. It was awesome! Thanks for the ticket Richard.

  4. D says:

    Well practiced routine. 🙂 Though I personally enjoy more naturalistic manipulations rather than dance-like choreographies.

  5. Engywuck says:

    Incredible! Did he palm at 0:29 in his right hand?

  6. […] Amazing magic…. « Richard Wiseman's Blog I know he's only holding and releasing a coin, but dang, that's impressive. I literally cannot even guess how he's doing that. […]

  7. Emmanuel says:

    My own best reference for coin is still David Stone.

    Aside being a really nice guy, he is really incredibly skilled, and I really like his convivial way of practising magic.

    Here’s one of his famous ‘one coin routine’ video ( in french, sorry… )

  8. Martin says:

    It somehow has a shot-backwards-and-reversed feel to it… though the drop looks fine. The controlled misdirection is amazing, *both* his hands are moving nearly all the time.

  9. bob dezon says:

    The title is a bit of a misnomer. I spotted at least 4 coins. It was very smooth though. You could see two palmed coins smaller along with the larger third in his right hand at the 33 and 35 second mark. I doubt you would notice this watching live.

  10. Eoin O'Hare says:

    Folks, Ponta the Smith uses only one silver dollar and one giant coin in this trick.

  11. It’s really a performance for magicians, no theme or style, just showing off technique. Saw Teller fishing for coins in a goldfish bowl the other week, much better IMHO.

  12. bigjohn756 says:

    I always thought Bobo was incredible; even in his eighties he could amaze me.

  13. b says:

    I think The palm of his hands has fake skin and form pockets.

  14. b says:

    7 sec You see the coin drop, he spits it out
    13 sec trows it behind his arm, picking it up later with his thumb.
    Man the guy is great this takes years of practise and commiment

    • Anonymous says:

      Actually, at the 13 sec mark you’re referring to, he merely palms the coin.

    • b says:

      which one, he is obvious using two coins in my opinion

    • Match says:

      No need for more than 1 small and 1 big coin, which you can see up his left sleeve.

    • Anonymous says:

      Correct, except…there’s nothing up his sleeve. In summary: One small coin, one big coin, and the only trick going on here is his master coin manipulation skills.

    • Anonymous says:

      In addition, at the :15 mark, he drops the coin from one hand to the other, obscured by his forearm.

  15. Jo says:

    Sooo beautiful, thanks for sharing 🙂

  16. Match says:

    Could he have moved in a more annoying way?

  17. Marie connroy says:

    wow now that is what i call magic like wow…………..:)

  18. Andy says:

    Very well done. At 0:35 you can see him hiding the small coin in his palm though.

  19. […] Amazing magic…. « Richard Wiseman's Blog I know he's only holding and releasing a coin, but dang, that's impressive. I literally cannot even guess how he's doing that. […]

  20. Anonymous says:

    he just stopped recording

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