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David

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This is my exercise for the muscle on the edge of my hand. Im trying to find ways to improve my classic palm. I do this several times during the day. Ive been doing it for a few weeks and it has made a difference. [image]  IMG_20170221_102525.jpg 
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Very creative!
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Tom G

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Next, just put a coin in CP in each hand and go about your business.  I found typing to give the most result, but pretty soon they'll be dropping less and less.
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Thanks Tom. I know that everbody that doesnt have a perfect CP think they have something unique and different about their hand. I think that too. Apparently my ancestors swung from trees by their thumbs. I have very large thumb base muscles that are rock hard when I flex them. They take up alot of room in my palm. With this exercise I am trying to create a little bit more of something for that that base muscle to push against. You did remind me to not be leaving my left hand behind. Thanks
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Many years ago I read something along these lines:

If you want to improve your classic palm, palm a coin while you are doing something else, eating, driving, watching TV, etc. and in no time you will see your CP improves and you will drop the coin(s) less and less... I do it from time to time but I quickly forget to do it and my CP is good but not the best. I still need to develop some strength for shooting the coin from CP (muscle pass)...



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Definitely agree that walking around the mall etc with a coin in classic palm is a great strategy. Once you're totally comfortable with the coin and can forget about it, you'll be far less likely to give off the "I'm doing something I don't want you to know about" vibe to your spectators. I like to walk around with two coins - one in classic palm and one laying on the fingertips. You can get a lot of practice with a palm to palm change and get that same sort of comfort level needed so that you don't give off subtle indications that you're "doing something."

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"A lot of practice with a palm to palm exchange." That's great. I usually think in terms of walking around with a coin concealed but not moving it around as if in a performance. Thank you for that idea. 
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For those that think they have weird hands, you should have seen Al Goshman demonstrate his classic palm. The coin would sit waaaaay back, closer to the wrist. He also could vanish around 6 coins or so, one after the other, palming, pinching and clipping. It was a sight. He couldn't really recover them all but that wasn't the point.
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I can't believe I'm recommending this (even a blind pig finds an acorn once in a while), but Reed McClintock has a DVD Classic Palming With Coins that is quite good. Excellent training ideas, I think.

Might be worth a look.....

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Thanks for that suggestion. Ill look into it. Oddly enough my left palm is fine. Other than just continuing to improve it. It makes things backwards though as Id prefer it was my right hand that it came more easy.
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interesting idea, thanks
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Originally Posted by David
Thanks for that suggestion. Ill look into it. Oddly enough my left palm is fine. Other than just continuing to improve it. It makes things backwards though as Id prefer it was my right hand that it came more easy.


Keep in mind that just because you have two hands doesn't mean they both work the same.  I know of many magicians that struggle with moves requiring one hand or the other.  I found early on that I could classic palm coins, billiard balls, etc. equally well with both hands, but my left is definitely more suited to certain card moves.  I can do a one-handed faro shuffle in both, but the LH is much, much better at it.  

Regarding cards, there are some top names in magic that are right handed but hold the deck in their RH when they deal.  Phil Mickelson is actually right handed in everything except his golf swing.  He learned standing across from his father who is right handed and he simply "mirrored" the swing, resulting in a LH swing.

So my suggestion is to keep trying to improve but know that if one hand is lagging behind, it is perfectly normal.
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