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 Post subject: Is the harada hold a "left-hand" sleight?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:41 pm 
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Just curious because in the DVD, Harada teaches the sleight from left hand.

By left handed, If you were right-handed, you'd do this sleight on your less dominant hand, the left hand. Kind of like how most people do the classic palm or muscle pass on their right hand since it's more dominant.

What hand do you guys do this sleight?


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Learn it however it's most comfortable for you and useful for what you're doing with it.


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Sleights with coins can and should be adapted to both hands. I'm right handed but I've been told by a high respected magician that the classic palm should be performed with both hands. Ever since then and very little before, I've been practising the classic palm and the muslce pass in both hands. After when getting the Harada hold down enough to perform it without any struggle, I think I'm gonna try it with my right hand. I think that, after doing a sleight with one hand long enough it becomes alot simpler with the other hand. That's what I personally came to relise.

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Joey12 wrote:
Sleights with coins can and should be adapted to both hands. I'm right handed but I've been told by a high respected magician that the classic palm should be performed with both hands. Ever since then and very little before, I've been practising the classic palm and the muslce pass in both hands. After when getting the Harada hold down enough to perform it without any struggle, I think I'm gonna try it with my right hand. I think that, after doing a sleight with one hand long enough it becomes alot simpler with the other hand. That's what I personally came to relise.

-Joey

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learning every sleight in both hands is pointless...
classic palming a coin in both hands is essential, just like palming a card in both hands is essential.
but practicing the harada hold in both hands? :roll:

anyway, the hold is in the hand that receives the coin.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:41 pm 
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I can do quite a few sleight with both hands including the classic and finger palms among other concielments, because they are neccesary. But I find that it is best to learn sleights as you learn new tricks that require those sleights. That is when you will be the most ready to learn.
Kind of like how when you are learning guitar. You learn the chords as you learn to play the songs that require those chords, otherwise it will feel pointless to you.
So don't try to back thumb palm a coin in your left hand(for example) just for the sake of learning the sleight in both hands. Learn it when you come across a trick that requires you to back thumb palm a coin in your left hand and you will actually learn how to do it.
Well that's what works for me at least.


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