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 Post subject: Retention Vanish Test
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:00 pm 
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I've uploaded a video of me performing a retention pass. comments on what to improve ands advices would be appreciated.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4U294jEaxU


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 Post subject: Re: Retention Vanish Test
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:05 pm 
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It's private.


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 Post subject: Re: Retention Vanish Test
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:16 pm 
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Sorry. First time I upload a video to Youtube. Fixed it.


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 Post subject: Re: Retention Vanish Test
PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 7:45 am 
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...Anyone?


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 Post subject: Re: Retention Vanish Test
PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 7:48 am 
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I thought it was quite well done... I'm working on my own right now so its nice to see what others are doing


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 Post subject: Re: Retention Vanish Test
PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:51 am 
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The actual technicality of the transfer was quite good but I want you to try something for me. I want you to try it a few times but actually pass the coin into your hand. Have a look at your right hand (the hand that has just passed the coin), study how it looks and where it natural falls/hangs. At the moment, your right hand is really what's letting the vanish down; it looks stiff and suspicious. Once you've worked on this, you'll be frying spectators in no time.
When practising a vanish like this, don't just do the transfer again and again with barely a break between. Slow down and pretend you're performing for a spectator; know the correct timing it will take and where everything will be in relation to an audience.
Hope that helps,

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 Post subject: Re: Retention Vanish Test
PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 5:57 pm 
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Its decent. You've got the right idea. Your timing is close to being right on. However, there are a few things that will make it better. There seems to be just a little too much left hand finger motion but its not really that bad. What really needs work is your left hand coming out of the vanish. Its too tensed and it seems like you're still holding onto something (which, of course, you are). To fix it, you want to end up with the coin on fingertip rest rather than holding onto it with your thumb. That way you hand can go limp (not limp limp, but just relaxed) and you thumb can come into view. Then you won't have the problem of it looking like you're holding something where there should be nothing.

edit- By the way, rev meant your left hand. (unless your video is backwards and the hand that is transfering actually IS your right hand). And like he said, actually transfer the coin a few times and see what the real action looks like. Then take our suggestions and try to make the false transfer look like the real one.


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 Post subject: Re: Retention Vanish Test
PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 8:59 pm 
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Yeah, sorry, I meant the left hand...my bad.


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 Post subject: Re: Retention Vanish Test
PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:16 am 
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The transfer is good but the hand that hides the coin looks really unnatural.


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