For example, Fergusons Butterfly, a poker chip variation on a coin rollout, now comes in multiple variations that include: Fat Butterfly, Butterfly Balance, Butterfly Collapse and more. On the first DVD, Ferguson offered a few variations with some flourishes, but didnt count them as single tricks. They were simply discussed with the main flourish. Despite this, the new DVD is indeed far more comprehensive than the first title.
Coin and Card-Like
Interestingly, Ferguson adapts some card moves to poker chips. Dribbling of chips is just as you would with cards. And some chip tosses are variations on card spinning. Ferguson also offers a Sybil style four-way cut (Chris Kenners original with cards is a five-way cut) using chips. Since he teaches his four-way cut on another DVD, he doesnt explain it here but encourages viewers to refer to that DVD.
Great Learning Tool
Personally, compared to working with coins, I found chips difficult to handle because they lack the milled edges of silver and half-dollars. Even though I regularly perform rollouts and other flourishes with coins, I couldnt begin to perform them with chips.
If you want to learn some flashy stunts with chips, get Rich Fergusons excellent Chip Tricks Volume 1. And if youre into coin flourishes, you may find some interesting variations here that you can adapt.
MSRP: $29.99 (Its on special for $19.99, and sold in a four pack with Fergusons other card DVDs for around $40, a steal.)