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Do you think the coin roll is hard to learn?
Poll ended at Tue Jul 29, 2003 8:49 am
Yes 75%  75%  [ 24 ]
No 25%  25%  [ 8 ]
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2003 8:49 am 
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I am trying to learn the coin roll and it seems to be difficult. Does anyone else think so?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2003 10:13 am 
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Of course...as is the case in most "moves" of magic.


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i dident find it hard to learn i dont know why but it became natrual to me in about 5 min yes i timed my self :D


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I've been working on it for months and still can't get it. I must be doing something wrong. :(


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2003 1:07 pm 
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Give this site a try.

http://www.royal.no/miracles/

He has an alternate Roll method with step by step pictures.

Give it a go.
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Hmm...it seems that there are multiple definitions of the term, "coin roll." The move I've been practicing is where you roll a coin over the backs of your fingers (or knuckles). It's what Jay Sankey and the Bobo book refer to as a "coin roll." I don't remember what they called the move described on that web site, but I think it's called a "coin spread" (which seems to be much easier to do.)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 1:40 pm 
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I've never been able to learn it. Practiced on and off forever.
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I know this may sound sick but lick or moisten the back of your fingers ,it seems to keep the coins from sliding off. I carry a half dollar with me and practice whenever I can.Hope this helps.


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Interesting approach.


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Yeah, this manipulation is hard to learn, but you just have to practice continuesly (I didn't spell that right...) I find it is much easier to learn with a half dollar, but thats just for me. Just put a half dollar in your pocket, reach in whenever you feel like it, and start practicing!

It takes awile, but when you do perfect it....oh man...it looks awsome. Just take a look at Oz's coin roll in the flipper coin video, I think.

When you start getting good at it, you can start practicing with your left hand, and then pretty soon you'll be able to do it with both hands, and that looks awsome! Also try this: Do the coin roll with you right hand tilted slighty downward towards your audience, and then put your left hand under your right hand and the coin drops from you right into your left and start rolling the coin off of those knuckles, and then your right hand drops below your left, and so on...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2003 6:59 pm 
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i cant completely do the coin roll but i can do the same with a pencil REALLY fast ( your head will spin) so practice with a pencil first then do the same moves with the coin. hope this helps. :?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2003 6:40 am 
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I guess I will try with a pencil :roll:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2003 9:17 am 
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I think it is difficult too. :?


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sorry bout before... thought you were talking about a coin roll down! HAHA! i've put the roll down on the back burner for a while... its really difficult for me.

but on another note... on the real subject.....

Try different size coins. You may be having difficulty because the size of the coin. When I was learning it I was trying to use quarters... and executing it properly wasn't go that fast.... then I switched to half dollars. When you get tired of dropping the coin switch to a different size. I found that the gold dollar was the fastes and easiest for me because of the way it fit on my fingers sizewize.

Don't give up... I practiced until my hand was sore.. and then practiced some more. I think I finally got it down after about a week of practice. I classify it as having it down when I can do it 20 times consecutively without dropping the coin. Quarters are still a bit slow for me though :(


The great thing is you can practice anywhere... driving, walking, sitting in a boring conference room listening to someone blab on and on for hours with out saying anything :P .....etc.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2003 6:26 am 
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thanks for the help, I've decided to give up on learning it, not that it was anything important.


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