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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2003 12:37 pm 
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I just got ahold of J.B. Bobo's Coin Magic the other day and I'm having a little trouble with a few of the Palmings. I can't seem to get the quarter in the right position to do the classic palm. If anybody knows of anything that can help I would really appreciate it.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2003 1:19 pm 
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You might try working with a different sized coin. I find it easier to work with half dollars than quarters. Plus, half dollars are more visible.

One thing that might help is to make sure that the coin is not in the middle of the palm. You want it further towards the heal of your hand. That way you can grip it with the muscles at the base of the thumb and the base of the pinky.

As always, practice, practice, practice. Keep a coin palmed in each hand as much as you can during the day. Perform as many tasks as you can that way.

One other resource is Dan Watkin's site: http://www.coinvanish.com

He has a great tutorial on the classic palm.

I hope this helps.

Scott


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2003 1:25 pm 
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Thanks Catbacker I'll check that site out


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2003 12:46 pm 
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The thing you want to pay attention to when classic palming is to watch your pinkyfinger. It will tend to stick out and look unnatural. Dont worry
to much about the rest of the hand, close it a little and use it to point or to pick up other stuff. This will help your hand look natural and people wont suspect your palming if your using it to do other stuff with.

Once you get comfortable with the classic, try combining it with a fingerplam. Have a coin in classic, go to pick up another coin with the same hand and at the same time dropping the palmed coin into fingerplam. This way you can show the second coin in fingertips and have the first coin hidden in fingerpalm. :D :D :D


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2003 10:59 am 
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Open your right hand, palm upward, fingers pointing to your left. You will notice that in your palm the lines in your hand (the very same used for "fortune telling") form a sort of "M". Place a quarter (or whatever your coin of choice, i use quarters mainly) in the palm of you hand on a spot near the top of the "M" so that the edges just touch the inside of the "legs" of the "M". Now relax your hand. The flesh of your hand will grip the outer edges of the coin. If it is still difficult, bring your thumb forward a bit and gently cup your hand (like in finger palm, but keep your hand more open). There you go!

As other's said, the key to this is practice! Just carry a coin around in this palmed position as much as you can while you go about your day, and as was said before practice doing things and picking up things while palming. With a little time this will become quite easy. Note that the smaller the coin, the harder this palm will likely be. A quarter or larger would be recommended. Also, the smoother the edges of the coin are the more difficult this will be, so try to get a coin in good condition. Hope this helps!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2003 12:53 pm 
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hey guys, I can do the classic palm good but sometimes if my hands too dry it slips out. does that mean i need more practice or should I moisturize my hands or put a little sticky wax or soemthing on my palm?
thanks


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I can do the classic palm well, but I do other things more often (usually thumb palm, downs palm, finger palm or tenkai pinch).


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