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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2003 11:48 am 
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The only other mention of this flourish that I noticed is an argument about how it makes or breaks the preformance.... I dont agree that it's that important to the show, I've seen many amazing preformers do entire shows without doing the coin roll once.
Anyway... this isn't what I'm posting for....
I myself want to learn how to do the coin roll, but haven't found it in any of the books I come across, and didn't notice it named anywhere on this site. (possible it's on one of the videos and I just overlooked it.)

If anyone could suggest a title of a book or dvd or something that could teack me this, I'd be greatly apreciative. Or a site that explains the motions... I've sat down a tried a few times, but just dont seem to be able to keep it steady past the 3rd finger..
It's not that I feel I need to know it.... you just have to admit that it looks neat, and it's a nice effect on it's own.

I'm sorry for my horrid spelling.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2003 12:02 pm 
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I can make a video if you want....


You can find this is Bobo's Modern Coin Magic.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2003 12:11 pm 
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sorry, I can't make a video because I have nowhere to host the file...


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2003 7:17 pm 
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I don't think this is exposure, its just rolling a coin down your fingers, its a knack so I wouldn't go spending money if you only want to learn this flourish. There isn't much on it in Bobo's, just a quick write up.

Start with holding a coin at its end between the thumb and first finger, kind of pinched. You thumb will be facing you, the coin is pinched vertically so if you were to let the pressure go it would release and lie flat on your first knuckle of your first finger, its all timing but from here you want to sleightly raise your middle finger then lower it, this will pinch the coin causing it to roll flat on top of this finger, same applies for the rest of the fingers. You can roll it all the way off your little finger to your other hand or let it fall (well not fall you want to control it) between your ring and little finger, your thumb comes underneath slides it back under to the start where you can roll it down again.

I don't think it makes of breaks the audience, unless your Paul Harris and can do mulltiple coins at the same time down each hand ! ! ! now thats impressive ! ! !

Hope this Helps, am not the best at describing these things.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2003 10:04 pm 
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Definitely not exposure. It would be like saying that describing how to juggle is exposure even though you can see someone juggle....

I'm still almost working on my coin roll... I have it almost down with a silver dollar but still have trouble with smaller coins.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2003 11:40 pm 
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I highly recommend you pick up a copy of Modern Coin Magic. There is tons and tons of material in it, including the Coin Roll. For only 10 bucks, there is no way it could be a bad purchase.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2003 11:50 pm 
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Jeff Mcbrides "world class manipulation" vol. 1 shows you how to do the coin roll and many other visual coin stuff, pick it up, its good.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2003 11:57 pm 
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actually, if you're just starting out in magic, a great book to pick up (which does include the coin roll) would be mark wilson's complete course in magic. you can find it in almost ANY border's book store or any barnes and noble book store. but yeah, if you just looking for coin stuff in general, BOBO is the way to go. it was the first coin magic thing I bought, and I went nuts... I'm now on a mission to collect almost any coin books and DVDs I can.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2003 10:57 pm 
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For coin roll check also The Art of Magic, by Nelson Downs.


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