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Im having trouble with it so far the only things I can pull off are the utility moves and only a few of them.
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when i first bought that book i became extremely discouraged but once you can do the utility moves the rest will all fall into place.. keep practicing and good luck
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Don't be discouraged. I've had Bobo's book for years and can only say with confidence that I've only mastered about one third of the moves in the book. There's a LOT of material there; enough material for YEARS of study.

Check out the site for some additional routines.

And also, don't discount the many possibilities and routines that can be performed with only one or two sleights. The utility move will allow you to do many effects.

Remember, it's not the skill of the sleight that the spectator enjoys, it's the magic that the sleights create.
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Try to find the study guide to Bobo on the Coin Purse. It's a great guide to learning the basics and finally the tough stuff.
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yeah the link is

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If the only things you can pull off so far are the utility moves then youprobably havent given the book much time. Coin magic doesnt just happen over night. It takes alot of practice. If you're new to coin magic there is life after BOBO try DVDs or videos. Dan has a review on his coinvaish website on all the beginner vidoes that you can choose from.

Remember Bobos book was written back in the 50s so some of the moves you can say arent used much these days (ie backpalm)
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Just by the by...

Some people (myself included) learn quicker and easier from watching rather than reading. If you have the means, you might consider some of the outstanding videos that are on the market today. You wouldn’t have to look very far here at the Café to find a heap of recommendations. At the very least, consider Michael Ammar's "Complete Introduction to Coin Magic." A lot of the sleights that you already have in Bobo's book are covered as well as a number of routines you can do with those sleights.

There are certainly a whole range of others available, however you won't go wrong by starting with Ammar.
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