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Topic: What was your first coin sleight?
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Nov 22, 2003 04:10PM)
Mine was the french drop.
Message: Posted by: Dan Watkins (Nov 22, 2003 04:12PM)
Message: Posted by: Musashi (Nov 22, 2003 04:19PM)
I started with a coin roll (not a sleight, I know, but that is what I learned first with coins!) The first slieght I learned was classic palm.

Message: Posted by: korttihai_82 (Nov 22, 2003 04:36PM)
Mine was also french drop.
Message: Posted by: Bill Citino (Nov 22, 2003 05:07PM)
Gotta go with the finger palm.

Message: Posted by: Michael Rubinstein (Nov 22, 2003 05:32PM)
The Downs/Malini quadruple sliding changeover parsley aquitment.

OK, the French Drop.
Message: Posted by: Peo Olsson (Nov 22, 2003 06:05PM)
French Drop, maybe finger palm. Nope was definitely French Drop.... I think... hmmm. :hmm:

By the way Michael, loved your Encyclopedia dvd's of Coin Sleights. Good material. Good teaching style.
Higly recommended for the serious coin worker.

Message: Posted by: leefoley3 (Nov 22, 2003 06:07PM)
I think mine was the Down's Palm. French Drop was second. I think. :worry:
Message: Posted by: Mistro (Nov 22, 2003 06:08PM)
The French Drop.
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Nov 22, 2003 07:21PM)
By the way Michael, loved your Encyclopedia dvd's of Coin Sleights. Good material. Good taeching style.
Higly recomended for the serious coin worker.


How can I purchase it?
Message: Posted by: bobdomeros (Nov 22, 2003 08:27PM)
Sliding the penny shell off a red block into a finger palm.
Message: Posted by: Michael Rubinstein (Nov 22, 2003 10:11PM)
Thanks Peo! Dynamike, you can contact me at rubinsteindvm@aol.com, and I'll send you my price list (its cheaper than the dealers)
Message: Posted by: redstreak (Nov 23, 2003 12:45AM)
Classic palm, then french drop.
Message: Posted by: MrCyNic (Nov 23, 2003 03:33AM)
Finger Palm.

I even remember where I learned it: from the Paul Daniels TV Magic trick "Reflections" (Date:1981, Trick No. 23, Colour Code: Purple - Slightly Harder).

In fact, I still have the mirror and instructions for it, twenty-two years later. Looking at it now, "Reflections" was basically identical to "Twilight" (1979, Tayari Casel / Paul Harris). Daniels even refers to it in the instructions as "one of the greatest, classiest illusions - one that the world's top magicians perform."

Considering they were marketed for children, there were some real gems in the Paul Daniels range. I'd be interested to hear which specific trick other people learned their first sleights for...


Message: Posted by: tommy ng (Nov 23, 2003 04:06AM)
I remember the Finger Palm is my first coin sleight, and second is French Drop
Message: Posted by: joseph (Nov 23, 2003 05:52AM)
Finger Palm :idea:
Message: Posted by: shanester (Nov 23, 2003 06:18AM)
Started with Bobo, so the Bobo switch was my first. Dead easy and deceptive
Message: Posted by: hkwiles (Nov 23, 2003 07:37AM)
I remember doing the French Drop years ago before I ever became interested in all this stuff. Now I can give it name!!.
Then Classic Palm and literally just this week Back Thumb palm. Geesz was that difficult at first. Now, after only a week I do it more or less perfectly (though I do forget about the angles).
I know its been said before but to all beginners (like me) ,practice does really make Perfect. Don't be discouraged if you can't do a sleight, try another then return later.

Message: Posted by: Chris Thibault (Nov 23, 2003 08:48AM)
Mine was the french drop. :spinningcoin:
Message: Posted by: ollason (Nov 23, 2003 09:16AM)
French Drop too.
Message: Posted by: djvirtualreality (Nov 23, 2003 09:24AM)
French drop and a classic palm.
Message: Posted by: Magix (Nov 23, 2003 10:48AM)
Finger palm and Utility Switch.
Message: Posted by: Tommy Brown (Nov 24, 2003 12:11PM)
Finger palm, then the French Drop. Do you guys see a pattern developing? :spinningcoin:
Message: Posted by: MICKEY SILVER (Nov 24, 2003 02:18PM)
My very first coin sleight was nothing other than the "FRENCH DROP" ..in the hand ...and on the floor!

Message: Posted by: harris (Nov 24, 2003 04:03PM)
It was either: Picking up the coin off the floor and like magic it was gone. Or, several people peeked under a rag and the coin was there ...until it was (like magic) gone.

I think they tipped the method on one of those "magic specials".

I remember one time I accidently cuffed the coin and fooled my "helper" and myself.

Thanks for the ride down Dr. Memory Lane. Sometimes I need to remember KISS. I don't always have to do the routines that start, "palm 6 coins in your right hand".

Message: Posted by: hugonildo (Nov 24, 2003 04:08PM)
Classic palm
Message: Posted by: Hawkan (Nov 24, 2003 04:28PM)
French drop. We´ve all been there.


Message: Posted by: youngdanf (Nov 25, 2003 12:18AM)
French drop with the finger palm.
First gimmick coin was shortly after, a penny superglued to a rubber band that was safety-pinned the the inside of my pants pocket...Oh the memories...