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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:51 pm 
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how can those coin worker perform coin magic if their hand skin is too smooth? i feel like sometimes if my hand skin is either too smooth or wet, i can't do classic plam or other sleight, any suggestion?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:07 pm 
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I have problems with my hands being too dry. The coins I'm using now also have very little milling on the edges. If you practice it enough, the muscles will take over and the skin won't be anywhere near as big a deal.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:12 am 
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I have dry hands as well. Plus, I have naturally very smooth skin. I practice mainly with Japanese tokens (which are the size of American quarters), that have completely smooth edges. It's more difficult, but it conditions the hands. And once I actually do perform coin magic with American coins, everything works a lot easier.

So really, it just takes practice. Smooth hands shouldn't be a very big problem. You can still do coin magic. It may take more practice, but it still works.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:44 am 
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When my hands are dry and smooth, I like to rub my hands together to get the natural oils moving around. It makes my hands a bit sticky and easier to play with my coins.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:37 am 
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My hands tend to be.. well perfect. Ha ha. Not to brag or anything. I lift weights and have callousus from big lifts and pull ups. So my hands are pretty good at holding onto to coins.

Also, it sounds nasty, but when my hands are dry.. a quick lick to one palm and rubbing them together usually gets me the perfect amount of.. well.. stick. =]


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 5:44 pm 
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i youse manipulation lotion, wery good:d


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:25 pm 
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I hate when my hands get really sticky. I can hardly do anything when they're like that, but luckily, they usually aren't super sticky all the time.


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I've never had a problem with dry or sticky hands when performing. When practicing, that becomes a problem occassionally, but when you're on the spotlight, you're skin sweats just enough so that you have soft, damp hands.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 1:07 pm 
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Elite Magician's Hand Lotion. Not the orange stuff in the spray bottle, but their green stuff. It works wonders.

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