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Mb217
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Hey dredz, nice work man! Smile Oh, and you've got one of the coolest pics on the site. Smile -MB

***PS- are you and my man GodHandz (The Karate Kid/The E-Man, Eric Jones) related??? That "z" is magically familiar and I believe you two cats are from the same state...Hmmmmm...Smile Would love to see you two guys link up for a vid, like Apollo and Shoot. You both got the goods, deeper understanding, appreciation and fine abilities... You both have real love & attitude (which truly defines "altitude") for what you do Smile Both of you guys are young, wonderful coin and card men individually but reach out to one another since you're so close in proximity and perhaps find a new strength, friendship and perhaps partnership in the magic of the "z"...Smile It could work, another sort of "Cultural Exchange - East Coast in the House!" Combine your many talents and abilities and FLAME ON! Smile

When I first started doing the coin roll, I practiced nearly everyday when I wasn't doing anything special. I found it interesting to practice in the back of the commuter bus as the bus would be somewhat bumpy at times and the momentum would move your whole body from side to side. This at first would affect the coin's movement and often I lost control, chasing the coin down the aile. Smile But as I got better at it I had more control. I would then walk to the subway stations and would coin roll as I walked, another challenge as you dodge people all in your way as you're constantly looking down and trying not to drop the coin on the NYC streets. After a while, you become confident enough to not watch the coin much at all while walking. When I dared losing it walking over a sidewalk grate, I knew I had it pretty well...when I could also walk through crowds of people and not drop it without looking at it, again I knew I had it. I did drop it once down on the subway tracks and had to cautiously retrieve it. Smile Actually, I wrote a story about the psychology of the coin roll, how it controls you before you control it. Smile It was a marvelous exercise and proved once again that you can do anything when you really put your mind to it, even all the many variations on it are doable if you practice it long enough with real desire to get it right. Smile Funny how after you get it down, it's hard to believe that you ever found it that difficult to begin with. Such is life. Smile
*Check out my latest: MBs Morgan w/ BONUS: Destiny, Copper Silver INC, Double Trouble, FlySki, Crimp Change - REDUX!, and other fine magic at www.VinnyMarini.com Smile

"Believe in YOU, and you will see the greatest magic that ever was." -Mb Smile
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That is almost my story. Just a different state. It is crazy how you can become obsessed by a move or sleight. Try doing downs stars while walking and talking. After a while it becomes second nature. Mb217 hit the nail right on the head with that last line in his post.
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Save your money and do what most people don't do.... Practice. Everyone is after the latest video or book but very few actually practice. Start slow and it will come in time.
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On 2005-07-14 10:01, dan84 wrote:
Save your money and do what most people don't do.... Practice. Everyone is after the latest video or book but very few actually practice. Start slow and it will come in time.


You are right to an extent. If you don't get the right material, or material that is taught poorly, then your practice will be in vain. There are lots of little notes or "ideas" that make the learning process easier.. But you are correct. Most want to be able to run before they can walk.
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How many are you guys up to? I figured out the pattern for two very shortly after learning one, but I could never do three. I kept trying and trying for about a year or two, and finally one day I just "got" the pattern. It clicked and everything fell into place. Now I'm working on getting 3 smoother, but I can finally do 3. I tried 4, but I have the same problem I had when learning three, I can't get the pattern down. (The pattern being: Which coin is grabbed and released at what time with which fingers). The neat thing about rolling two is that you can actually use it as a color change without using classic palm.
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I can do 8....4 in each hand....I learned it from McBrides tapes. I don't really see the point. (Gasp) Anything over 2 mabey 3 is a waste...Although I took the time to learn it..LOL....
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It's also fun to roll jumbo coins, but I haven't tried anything over 3". I'd imagine that those 10" would be just a little bit tough to roll.......
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