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 Post subject: Coin rolling over fingers
PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2003 7:04 pm 
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I just would like to learn this coin flourish... No, I'm not going to buy anything to learn it. If anyone has any hints please reply.

I probably just need to keep trying....


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2003 7:07 pm 
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Yep...practice is all you need.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2003 7:18 pm 
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i have a hint, Find a coin that suits your hand. Size and weight.

Hope that helps =\
Practice is the only way =[


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2003 8:15 pm 
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I'm sure this will make coin collectors cry...

I found 5 silvers dollars dating 1922 and back

and 4 american pennies (quarter sized) from 1854 and back...



AND CLEANED THEM!


MUUUUHHHHAAHHAHHAHHAHHAHAHAAAA!

They look beautiful!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2003 12:12 am 
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Heres a question ::

I can pretty much do the coin roll, but a book says that my fingers should remain curved. When I do it my index finger straightens out and I can't control for anything. It just goes out. Any hints?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2003 12:08 am 
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i find it helpful to use the half dollar rather than quarters, and to just get it down very slow, and gradually increase speed--it still seems impossible though :? So yea


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2003 5:08 pm 
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i spent hours on this move and when i got it i was really pleased. all you need to do is practice and study it.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2003 12:04 am 
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Ah yes the steeplechase / coin roll / coin juggling flourish. Here's my advice. Don't worry about it. Yes it's flashy, yes it's fun, and yes it's become a trademark of sorts to magicians, but it's not all that practical. I use it as a warm-up when I'm practicing sleights (which I do all day at school). It's not easy and if you get out of practice you have to relearn it all over again (it's a bit faster). However, the only value I see to it is to build up general manual dexterity.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2003 9:24 am 
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"Practice makes perfect"
The only way to get it down is to practice.
I've practiced this sleight so much that I can do it almost
any coin and I can get it roll over my hand 6 times
in ten seconds. (six "laps")

How many times can you do it in ten seconds?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2003 11:07 pm 
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when you say "lap", do you mean all the way around your hand, cuz how do u get it 2 keep going w/out twisting ur arm socket out?


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...This erkhes kid is funny :lol:

I don't know how many I can do in ten seconds, I'm having trouble concentrating on watching time and counting. Bleh.

Anyway, has anyone incorporated this into a coin routine. I mean, with the right coins, I can classic palm one and do the roll in the same hand (for a bit). I'm just trying to figure out a routine that I can use this concept in. I also learned to do two at a time on the same hand... they have to be the perfect size (dollar coins, for me). I'm wondering if I can start with one, while one is palmed, and then they could multiply.

Is anyone this skilled? Seems impossible at this point. But what else am I going to do while at work????


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[quote="break314dancer"]when you say "lap", do you mean all the way around your hand, cuz how do u get it 2 keep going w/out twisting ur arm socket out?[/quote]

It's impossible for me to describe with any eloquence (or ethically, I guess), so check out Bobo's or Mark Wilson's Complete Course. I believe both have the explanation... could be wrong about Wilson. Essentially, you must learn to coordinate the thumb with the final movements of fingers 3 and 4.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2003 11:22 pm 
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Baxter wrote:
break314dancer wrote:
when you say "lap", do you mean all the way around your hand, cuz how do u get it 2 keep going w/out twisting ur arm socket out?


It's impossible for me to describe with any eloquence (or ethically, I guess), so check out Bobo's or Mark Wilson's Complete Course. I believe both have the explanation... could be wrong about Wilson. Essentially, you must learn to coordinate the thumb with the final movements of fingers 3 and 4.


when u say Bobo's r u referring 2 the book or something else? ya, i no, i'm new 2 magic, so theres no need 2 laugh


*in the distance* haha what a loser *back to reality*


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