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davidj40
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Has anyone ever used a hollow coin for the muscle pass? I was practicing using silver dollars and because they are heavier than half dollars I was getting quite a work out.

On a separate venture, I had purchased a cheap $2.85 coin and it would not nest correctly. I tried to fix it, but ended up just putting the top and bottom together without the insides. Then it occurred to me to try the muscle pass. I got quite a bit more height. The down side is that the coin could not be handed out and pass for a regular coin, but I would be interested if anyone else has tried it.
Jeff Corn
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I will tell you from experience, the height you make the coin jump isn't as important as your overall control over the coin. Also, practicing with a heavier coin and moving to a lighter coin will give you that distance. That's what Shoot Ogawa recommends doing. I was able to get the MP pretty high, but stopped working on the height after learning Paul Wilson's Coin Popper on Twists of Fate. He pointed out that the move used visibly may look pretty, but the move used secretly will cause some unreal moments for your spectators. Shoot has blown my mind with some of his applications for the MP, as well as the Coins Akira video.
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Daniel H
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I worked on my MP by sticking two halves together with glue or double sided tape, almost like strength training my hand. but he's right, using the MP as a secret move always throws off the spectator.
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Jeff Corn
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An easier way would be to just take some small weights and double stick tape them too the coin. This would allow you to do the move without having to adjust the grip due to a thicker coin.
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DonEngland
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I found a few poker chips with a milled edge, I had never seen them before,
and probably never will again. They are made out of bakelite and are quite
perfect for a muscle pass. They, with a little practice, will go three feet
across somewhat level. IM me and I will send you one.
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I use 2 poker chips taped together and when I go to a half dollar I can usually get 2 feet... but not now, I haven't done that for a few weeks! Better get practicing!
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You can get lots of extra height with those thin light weight Mardi Gras coins. You can buy them in any party supply store.

But as Jeff mentions, with the MP it's not all about height, it's about control.

I've not mastered the MP for performance, but I've played with arond with it for years and I've tried just about avery coin imaginable. Jeff is right on. Height comes later. If you really want to do the MP, practice your a** off, stick to it and never give up. It will come.
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