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Topic: Hands "what are your measurements?"
Message: Posted by: Mr Flourish (Nov 28, 2005 09:09AM)
G'day All,

I know this question has been posted a lot, and I have gone through a large amount of the posts on this subject in this forum, but I wish to pose it in a different fashion.

I have read the statement “I have small hand” from quite a few magicians, but how small is there perception of small? Everone who has said it to me (In person) has had bigger hands them myself.

So my Question is "what are your measurements?" Using the left hand, here is how I have measured, also round the number in point fives of a cm. eg .0/1/1.5/2/2.5/etc

1. From where your wrist to the bottom of you middle finger. (Mine is 9.5cm)
2. From the left to the right of your palm. (Mine is 8cm)
3. Little finger length. (Mine is 6cm)
4. Ring finger length. (Mine is 7cm)
5. Middle finger length. (Mine is 7.5cm)
6. Index finger length. (Mine is 7cm)
7. Thumb length. (Mine is 6.5cm)

Thanks for your help,
Mike
Message: Posted by: LostSoul (Nov 28, 2005 09:27AM)
OK, seeing how I think my hand is small (well, parts anyway)

1. From were your wrist to the bottom of you middle finger. (Mine looks like 10cm)
2. From the left to the right of your palm. (RIght around 8cm too)
3. Little finger length. (Mine is 4.5cm)
4. Ring finger length. (Mine is 6.5 cm)
5. Middle finger length. (Mine is 8 cm)
6. Index finger length. (Mine is 7cm)
7. Thumb length. (Mine is 5cm)

Now, what is the length from the thumb knuckle to the tip? Without rolling the tip around (to get to the nail), mine is about 2.75 cm, rounding to the nail it's 4.

I think that my thumb is my biggest (or is smallest) problem seeing how a poker card is over 6cm wide, how to you do a fan, palm or much else with a thumb that is really less the 3cm...

Dave
Message: Posted by: Mr Flourish (Nov 28, 2005 09:44AM)
When you wrote “The length from my thumb knuckle to the tip” did you just mean the end appendage? If so, mine is 3.5cm. Round to the nail is 4cm.

I am assuming that when you wrote “how do you do a fan“ you meant a one handed fan. I personally find that fanning is as much to do with my other fingers and my palm, as it is to do with my thumb. I use them all in conjunction to get the largest fan possible for my hand size.

If you meant a thumb fan, I only hold the deck with the smallest amount of my thumb as possible. The reason for this is so the cards don’t get caught on my palm in the last section of the fan. I don’t know if I have answered the last bit correctly. If I have misunderstood you, just let me know.

Mike
Message: Posted by: LostSoul (Nov 28, 2005 10:25AM)
Thanks Mr. Flourish, yes I was speaking of the thumb fan, the cards always get caught on my palm, well, the thumb pad, no matter how far out on the thumb I hold them.

As far as the measurement goes, I would say the tip (@3.5 for you 2.75 for me).

Thanks,
Dave
Message: Posted by: DomKabala (Nov 28, 2005 12:17PM)
1. 10cm
2. 10cm
3. 6cm
4. 7cm
5. 7.5cm
6. 7cm
7. 6cm

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Message: Posted by: Corey Harris (Nov 28, 2005 01:05PM)
13 1/2 cm
11 1/2 cm
7 3/4 cm
9 cm
10 1/2 cm
9 1/2 cm
9 cm

I have large hands
Message: Posted by: Mr Flourish (Nov 29, 2005 10:55PM)
Oh my God Corey! You don't have large hands, you hane HUGE hands!!! You must be able to get some great fan's with those hands.

Come on people, get out your rulers and leave your measurements.

Mike
Message: Posted by: Josh Riel (Nov 29, 2005 11:02PM)
My tape measure isn't metric, so I assume I don't have fingers.
Message: Posted by: Patrick Differ (Nov 29, 2005 11:33PM)
Corey,
Those aren't hands. Those are feet.
"Hands like meat hooks." I once heard it said...

1. 10.5 cm
2. 9 cm
3. 7 cm
4. 8 cm
5. 8 cm
6. 7.5 cm
7. 7 cm
Message: Posted by: blindbo (Nov 30, 2005 09:18PM)
Corey, is the thumb opposable? ;)
Message: Posted by: Corey Harris (Nov 30, 2005 09:23PM)
Haha, very funny guys... I am sure by now that you can imagine how hard it is for me to find gloves for winter. Even when I was little it was difficult. I have big feet too. I wear an 18 in nike and rebok and a 14 in every thing else. I also wear a size 16 ring. Oh and one more thing on my hands, I can classic palm 2 decks of cards out of their box.
Message: Posted by: JohnDoh (Nov 30, 2005 10:53PM)
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On 2005-11-30 22:23, Corey Harris wrote:
Oh and one more thing on my hands, I can classic palm 2 decks of cards out of their box.
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If I knew how to make that crazy bug-eyed smiley, that's exactly what would be here.
Message: Posted by: magicalaurie (Nov 30, 2005 10:56PM)
You don't mean this one : :heckno: Do you?
Message: Posted by: Small-hands Luke (Dec 1, 2005 05:12AM)
1. From where your wrist to the bottom of you middle finger. 9.5
2. From the left to the right of your palm. 8.0
3. Little finger length. 5.6
4. Ring finger length. 7.0
5. Middle finger length. 7.4
6. Index finger length. 6.5
7. Thumb length. 5.7

All measured palm-side.

A card is 8.8 x 6.3. Too bad a palm is from side-of-pinkie to side-of-index finger (with fingers adjusted to have all windows closed) rather than actually the width of your palm! I just measured and in that case it's 6.1 though its admittedly quite difficult to measure accurately. Thank god for angles!
Message: Posted by: DomKabala (Dec 1, 2005 07:50AM)
Hey Cory, how tall are you...can you step over the top rope like the Undertaker? I bet you'd have a wicked "CLAW". :rotf:

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Message: Posted by: Corey Harris (Dec 1, 2005 12:50PM)
Lol, I'm 6'3. I can step over the top rope. But its a bit painful at times. I actually use the claw sometimes. it is one of my signature moves.
Message: Posted by: DomKabala (Dec 1, 2005 02:06PM)
Wow,cool dude. Did you wrestle in hi school? I wrestled in 8th grade thru my senior year in hi school. I was a two time AAU champ and Florida State champ in 1970 at a "heavy" 103lbs! :rotf: My nickname was Cannonball Cabal (my name is Dominic Cabal)I graduated hi school in 1970. :rotf:

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Message: Posted by: Corey Harris (Dec 1, 2005 03:45PM)
I wrestled some in Highschool. But in Pro wrestling is where I discovered my huge hands come in handy.
Message: Posted by: Pinto2 (Dec 1, 2005 04:06PM)
1) 12
2) 11
3) 7
4) 9
5) 10
6) 9 1/2
7) 7
Message: Posted by: kit827 (Dec 10, 2005 04:46AM)
I am v. interested in coin magic, but I feel my hands are quite thin, and hence, don't have enough muscles to pull off a classic palm... does anyone else have this problem? or does persistency and practice really make this palm technique look more realistic?

my measurements are (all in cm):
1. 10
2. 8
3. 6.25
4. 7.5
5. 8
6. 7.5
7. 7
Message: Posted by: Corey Harris (Dec 10, 2005 08:39AM)
Kit, it is all in practice. After a while you will build up the muscle in the hand and it will start to look more natural.
Message: Posted by: TKE (Jan 1, 2006 02:26PM)
You guys intimidate me..mine longest (middle) is only 7cm =-(
Message: Posted by: DanielSteep (Jan 1, 2006 05:53PM)
I have small hands...

I was also born with extra bones in my two pointer fingers. my two fingers are now crooked and smaller then everyothe finger and the curve... this just means that I have to practice a lot befor I go out and show a new trick.. maybe because of my fingers is why I am into stage magic and illusions so much
Message: Posted by: Mysterioii (Jan 5, 2006 12:03PM)
1. 11.5
2. 9
3. 7
4. 8
5. 8.8
6. 8
7. 8
Message: Posted by: hobbymagic (Jan 5, 2006 12:31PM)
What difference does it make. Look at David Roth's hands but look what he can do with them.
Message: Posted by: Corey Harris (Jan 5, 2006 12:33PM)
Why are we still talking about hand size. You can classic palm with their foot? Yeah...lol
Message: Posted by: Steven Steele (Jan 6, 2006 12:15AM)
1) 11.0 cm
2) 10.0 cm
3) 6.0 cm
4) 7.5 cm
5) 8.0 cm
6) 7.5 cm
7) 6.5 cm