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Topic: Question On "Through the Hand 2?" From Coins On Edge?
Message: Posted by: KenRyan (Jul 6, 2015 07:43PM)
Just a quick question here. In Kainoa Harbottle's "Coins On Edge," there's a routine called "Through the Hand 2." The handlings are clear enough, but I'm a bit confused as to why the routine calls for 3 coins - one in FP of left, one in EG of right, and the one to be penetrated at the fingertips of the right.

For some reason that I don't understand, you do a retention pass into the EG to join the coin already there, then transfer them to Mutobe so you can hood the right hand flat at the end.

Can anyone tell me why there needs to be that extra coin - the one already in EG to start? I must be missing something.


Message: Posted by: Christopher Moro (Jul 6, 2015 09:02PM)
Hi Ken, I believe three coins are in use because what's being described in the book is a segment of a full three coin routine Kainoa shared on Curtis' "Palms of Steel 2" DVD. So if memory serves me correctly, that portion of the book describes the move in the context of that routine (even if the routine isn't described in full in the book), hence, three coins are in play.
Message: Posted by: KenRyan (Jul 6, 2015 09:18PM)
Thanks Christopher. It isn't actually "supposed" to be presented as part of a large routine the way it is presented. But it makes sense that if any part of it was copied from a larger segment, that would explain it. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something obvious (not uncommon for me:-P).

Thanks again!

Message: Posted by: Christopher Moro (Jul 7, 2015 03:37PM)
I just looked it up and saw Kainoa states that you can figure out how to "get there" yourself, so yes, I believe he's teaching it in the context of a 3 coin routine, but of course, as you noted, 3 coins is not necessary to just perform "Through The Hand 2."
Message: Posted by: KenRyan (Jul 7, 2015 03:44PM)
Thanks Christopher!