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HarmonicHaggis

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Three years ago just before the birth of my son I was looking for something to do in waiting rooms that didn't involve staring at a screen. With a little bit of searching I found a video by Brian Brushwood on how to roll a coin across my fingers.
After a few weeks of practicing I realized that while rough this was a skill I could learn and I couldn't stop there. When I then saw the reaction i got from the kids at the preschool I worked at using just a retention vanish I was hooked.
I 'v come here to find out how to become a better performer and talk to new people along the way
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Welcome to TMF!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Johnny Ace Palmer does an excellent coin roll...he actually did that on Letterman a while back.
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Nice screen name! Welcome and glad to have you and all that jazz. Good folks hang out here. Search and check out posts by Ken Theriot. He started his magical journey three or so years ago and there are tons of good info in response to his inquiries here on TMF. Jump right in and be a part of things.

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Welcome to TMF!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Johnny Ace Palmer does an excellent coin roll...he actually did that on Letterman a while back.

Thank you! Unfortunately the only video I could find of it was blocked due to copyright
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   One of the things I used to do with the coin roll, mainly for kids, but fooled adults also - don't know if I can explain it properly - roll a couple of times, and then as the roll ends - coin gets to between 3rd and 4th fingers, ready to go under the fingers for thumb to "repeat" --- tilt hand toward left hand as if dropping the coin into left hand as it goes under right fingers. Left hand closes around the coin. Timing is important, but easy. Did I explain it properly?
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   One of the things I used to do with the coin roll, mainly for kids, but fooled adults also - don't know if I can explain it properly - roll a couple of times, and then as the roll ends - coin gets to between 3rd and 4th fingers, ready to go under the fingers for thumb to "repeat" --- tilt hand toward left hand as if dropping the coin into left hand as it goes under right fingers. Left hand closes around the coin. Timing is important, but easy. Did I explain it properly?

Ok if I understand correctly after a few rolls I put it in to finger palm then do a false transfer.
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    No - pretend drop it into left hand just as it goes under the right hand. Best I can do.
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It's like the roll is continuing into the left hand - if that's any help.
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It's like the roll is continuing into the left hand - if that's any help.

Ah now I see what you mean. Thanks for the trick I have been thinking of learning a routine just for kids.
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    And as your full attention is on your closed left hand your right hand palms the coin. Then, after you've caused it to vanish from your left hand (because the kid blew on it!) let the fingers of your right hand wiggle a bit as you look at his right ear. And as you say "Wait, wait, I think I see it" - produce it from his (or her) right ear.
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HH, how cool is this?

You are relatively new to magic and you receiving personal tutoring from Harry himself— one of the greatest magicians/teachers/writers ever!

Then again anyone who has ever cracked open a Harry book and followed through his description of a trick feels like they have been “personally tutored” by the Maestro!

What a great forum this is!
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I was planning on getting the HaLo project and didn't realize the creator posted here.
Considering how horrible my memory is when it come to names and the like I guess I have a few more books for my list.
And i will agree that this forum in one day of posting has far exceed my expectations
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Welcome to the forum!

The good news is that, wherever you're at in your exploration of this fine art, there's most likely someone here who has been there before or is right there with you currently. Sharing stories, asking questions, offering ideas, pointing each other toward resources, etc., is what we're all about.
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    And as your full attention is on your closed left hand your right hand palms the coin. Then, after you've caused it to vanish from your left hand (because the kid blew on it!) let the fingers of your right hand wiggle a bit as you look at his right ear. And as you say "Wait, wait, I think I see it" - produce it from his (or her) right ear.

I got a chance to try this trick today while at the park with my son. I got a pretty good gasp from one of his friends but I just had to push my luck and give in to her wanting to see it again. By the third time she figured it out. Thank you for giving me a better coin to ear.
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