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Marc01
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I'm interested in your opinion about backclipping,the advantages and disadvantages of the different methods.
I use three of them
-Goshman pinch
-Roth's deep backclip
-Rosenthal backclip,as described in the Paul Cummins Video

Excuse my bad english
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Back clipping is great.

They all have the same constraint - they for the most part need to be used when your audience is close looking down on your hand.

The deep back clip probably provides the most hand cover though its harder to smoothly retrieve from.

Tenkai pinch and middle finger back clip are pretty similar. I prefer the middle finger clip, others prefer Tenkai's.
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Chris Kenner has an awesome coins across titled "Into the deep" (at least that is what I think it is called.) It can be found in his book "Totally Out Of Controll"

Paul Cummins also has a video that contains alot of beautiful coin magic utilizing back clip. It is titled "Up in Smoke."

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Thank you for your answer,and congratulations to Dan for his beautiful site and videos.
I think that the Tenkai clip is the easiest and quickest to get into,the deep provides by far the most natural looking hand,the middle finger clip is intermediate.

Marc
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...and don't forget the back thumb palm. Although it is by far not so angle-proof like the others, it can be fairly deceptive.

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On 2002-09-23 10:09, spherie wrote:
...and don't forget the back thumb palm. Although it is by far not so angle-proof like the others, it can be fairly deceptive.

Spherie


There's also a pretty good coin-catching effect using the back thumb palm. Actually there are two methods. One is in Bobo's, where you let the coin fall into your fist as you close it, but the other is quite a bit harder. As you jerk your hand forward, release the coin from back thumb palm, and catch it with the tips of the fore-finger and thumb. I can't do it every time, but when I do, it's great! Smile
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Here comes my beloved "Stone Drop" again: Simply lower the hand that's holding out the palmed coin in a quick motion and the coin will fall directly into the open palm. You don't have to move your hand very much, a small move should be enough. This eliminates the suspicious back-flicking of the hand. Looks great, as if the coin has appeared on your fingers by real magic.

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A really good, simple trick, and one that offers nothing but chances to practice the Tenkai (aka Goshman) pinch, is the Tenkai Pennies (see Bobo; David Roth also has an alternate handling).

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It must be said that David Stone has an excellent coins across(into the spectators hand) that uses the back clip. It is worth checking out.

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It must be said that David Stone has an excellent coins across(into the spectators hand) that uses the back clip. It is worth checking out.

Corey B.


...Which is itself I believe based on a Gary Kurtz routine, also worth checking out.
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Hi all,

I was paging through Bobo's last night but I couldn't find the "Tenkai Pennies". The index and the table of contents weren't of any help... does anyone know in which chapter it can be found?

Thanks,

Mark
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You may have the Dover edition.

It is a great book for the price.

The hardback has additional chapters.

Most magic shops carry it.
You can even find it in some public or university libraries.

I found it in a search of books available through interlibrary loans.(World/Cat)

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The old version of Bobo's does not have Tenkai Pennies in it.
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Sorry for any confusion about Bobo and the Tenkai Pennies; my edition is the 1966 hardback published by Magic, Inc. The trick is on page 373.

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Dan,
AndI'm used gto using gthe forefinger adnand second finger cback clip. Learned it --I thought--from the Tenkai Dimes (Pennies?) Those fingers are much stronger for me and offer a genuinwely tight control over the coin. Angle problems are about the same.
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PPS Valuable thoughts about Venon vs. Masque. Thanks.
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Martyk,

By reading your post I would say that it is not a good idea to practice your backclip while typing. Smile

Corey B.
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