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[quote] On 2012-03-09 05:09, Curtis Kam wrote: Difficult to say what your tell is without seeing you do the routine. However, for a spectator to say that, it must be clear to them that everything you did was premeditated. In other words, they are seeing you place the coin in their hand as "all part of your plan". So, I'd guess that whatever reason you're giving them for holding the coin in the first place is not convincing. They are understanding it as just the first step in the trick you've got planned. Or maybe when you introduce the second coin, that seems like the "second step" instead of an improvised idea. Are you making a big thing about how quickly they close their hand on the silver coin, but not explaining why you care? I've seen that advice in books. When you say, "no, that wasn't fast enough, try again" and you don't give them any explanation for why that matters, the only reason is the real one--you don't want them to see what you're putting in their hand. It's easy to backtrack if you leave them signposts like that. Or, well, it might be a dozen other things. Choice of coins, tension management, pace, script, handling, the other effects you're doing, etc. Remember that at the time Vernon started teaching the subtlety you've mentioned, it was not unusual for you to have a half dollar in your pocket. The English penny was the only unusual coin. That's not true today. [/quote]
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