The methods (palming etc) are entirely secondary to the context of your performance and the material chosen for your audience.Originally posted by CPReinhard:
I am just beginning to do coin magic and am wondering what the benefits and downfalls are to each coin. I am a 6'4" with pretty big hands and the half dollars do not seem to fit right for the palming moves. Any suggestions would be great.
But spellbinder, the audience is not there to see him do moves, they want MAGICAL entertainment.Originally posted by Spellbinder:
When you are just learning coin sleights, use a large coin that is comfortable for you to work with. After you master the move, try "downsizing" to smaller coins. You will find that you can do MOST of the moves with dime-sized coins, but only after you have practiced and learned the moves with whatever makes you comfortable.
Better to read of such things. Try Galloway's book The Ramsay Legend on that stuff. Soft is kinesthetic for "well worn". Not so sure one can machine is the oils etc that seem to help with such coins.Originally posted by CPReinhard:
...I have also heard of something called soft coins, what is a soft coin. It seems that you can make a coin into a soft coin, how is that done.
As he stated in the first post, CPReinhart is just beginning to do coin magic, Jonathan. Remember when you were just beginning? First you practice the moves. When you get to the point where the moves can't be seen, the magic begins to happen in the minds of the audience. As for entertainment, if they see what he is doing as magical, entertainment follows. Give him time to learn his craft.Originally posted by Jonathan Townsend:
But spellbinder, the audience is not there to see him do moves, they want MAGICAL entertainment.
I suspect working on moves first might make sense to become a technician, though perhaps not for a performer.Originally posted by Spellbinder:
First you practice the moves.
For those of us without a well-equipped workshop, here's a method that I've used.Originally posted by CPReinhard:
It seems that you can make a coin into a soft coin, how is that done.