RK makes mention of "the wizardry of Photoshop" and adding images in his column on page 10 earlier in the Genii issue. One might surmise that the lettered illustrations 22a, 44a, 44b were made from other photos, 38+cork, 14, 10-cork, in the booklet.
Any feelings about using a second lid (and going for a magnetic gaff with a magnet in the lid) for the cylinder to ease the carry issues?
Getting back to the mid-air vanish 0:34-0:36 - the coin was caught in his left hand as per the Farelli writeup. What I was seeing on my monitor in low light looked like an empty left hand when he opened it.
What I was imagining seeing was that he did the catch with his right hand and fingerpalmed it there, pretending to have done the catch with his left hand as a feint - then doing the tossing action with his right hand as per what we know as the sucker/spider vanish. Probably symptomatic of my troubles with the catching action and search for a feint that might help cover the moment later. IE toss, catch (with feint). Toss (wise acres surprised to see it come from right hand) and do the drop-catch. Then proceed with the hesitatation before the third toss as written in the cups book.
Andrew, did you learn to toss a ball over your head and catch it behind your back? Would learning that juggler's trick help a student learn to toss a ball directly along ones center line in preparation for the catch in that vanish?