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Tom G
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I've seen this move in a number of routines, especially one by Derek Dingle. It is usually used in a coins across, the coin vanishes out of say the magician's left hand. The magi's right hand is held open flat, palm down over a spectator's open (palm up) hand. When the coin vanishes from the magi's left hand,the coin drops into the spectators open hand that has the magician's open right hand hovering above. Does this really fly? I just can't imagine a spectator not figuring out where the coin came from.
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Gunna be a long argument, I'd guess, but basically:

Logically, yes, they will know where the coin came from.
Emotionally, they will not know where the coin came from and will be amazed instead.

It really falls down to how you present it and whether it is used as something to be figured out, or whether it is used as a moment of magic in a longer routine.
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Depends On how Conventing The Placement of the coin in the left hand is! And If thay saw the left hand With nouthing in it! I say " The coin jumped out of my left hand up my sleeve across my body down my outher sleeve and into my right hand" Then I drop it into there hand! I think that makes it work! And I allways Use it in A 3 coins across Into A Spectators Hand! Ok So that's my 2 cents!
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I think this kind of coins across is explained by G LATTA in the COINSEMINAR DVD.

He explained 2 routines.
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The only way to really know how YOUR spectators are going to react is to try it out on them.

So go have fun with this one!

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I think when this is the first coin, you move by it so quickly that they don't really have time to give it all that much thought before the next coin goes. Basically, it's just part of the trick and it moves on to bigger "across" amazements that causes the specs not to even think about the 1st coin or even 2nd coin. Just go have fun with it and learn for yourself what works and don't. Enjoy the journey. Smile -MB
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They may know where it comes from but they shouldn't know how it got there.
If the flat hand bothers you then briefly close it, open it and release.

Latta has a nice routine in "CoinMagic". The first coin is a surprise. The hands never come close to each other and a second coin travels. Very nice!
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It's hard to say what they do and don't "buy" since the illusion isn't really that specific. The coin could be appearing in the space between your hands, it could be dropping down out of your sleeve, it could be falling through space even though your hand is there, or it could be dropping out of your (previously shown empty)hand.

Whatever was supposed to be happening, it is clear that, at least in Dingle's case, spectators were amazed when the coin appeared. You have to remember, though, that Dingle's handling went well beyond most others to prove that the hand was empty. In fact, he rubbed his hand against the spectator's and she would verify that she felt nothing in his hand.
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If, at the moment your right hand is coming on top of their hands, they don't suspect that a coin could be in there. And if they have all reasons to think all the coins are in your left hand, when they feel a coin dropping from your right hand to theirs, they'll react. Sometimes very strongly.
But it is your job to make sure the above two conditions are completely fulfilled.

As Daegs said, logically, they WILL be able to know that you put the coin previously in your right hand. But if the routine and the magic flow, they probably won't have the opportunity to think that much to rebuilt the "how" you could have done that without them knowing it.

My 2 cents as well.
Jonathan Townsend
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I'm putting my hand here for no good reason at all.
Feel my hand.
Feel it carefully.

How does it feel?

Oh look, a coin appeared.

Puzzled? Yeah, me too.
...to all the coins I've dropped here
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On 2006-11-07 16:19, Jaz wrote:
...If the flat hand bothers you then briefly close it, open it and release....

I like this idea!

It shows the moment of magic when you close your hand and open it to show a coin has traveled into that hand.

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Just a thought:

if you do the top of head thing to drop the first coin, you could then use YOUR hand to cover their hand from there on. Smile

okay, maybe it's off the wall

...to all the coins I've dropped here
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...and a good smooth classic p*** allows you to wave the hand gracefully...Smile
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