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Poof-Daddy
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what coins do you find most difficult to CP? I can do about any coin but a silver dollar (my walking liberty dollar seems too heavy and my Harry Anderson palming coin too thin and light). By the way, I am 5'11" and have big enough hands. Any advice?
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James Harrison
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I have problems with the Canadian Twoonie, (it has a weird edge, the sides seem like it just cuts into your palm, maybe its me.)

Bigger coins, just means more practice.

Not much to go on, I know, but if you have a job that doesn't require you to lift heavy objects, (i.e. Driving, computer programming, etc., etc.) then practice holding them in classic palm while you work.

At first you may drop them alot, but practice, and the fear of those coins making a big noise when they fall will help get you palm up to speed.
Tony
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Best way of doing it is to place your coin in CP as much as possible-driving to work, at work and at home and the longer you have the coin in this postion, your palming muscles will develop and pretty much act as a pocket.
tedski
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try typing your posts while CP in both hands - really does help! Do everything you can think of - it does get easier!
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On 2003-01-29 09:18, James Harrison wrote:
I have problems with the Canadian Twoonie, (it has a weird edge, the sides seem like it just cuts into your palm, maybe its me.)


heh, i have kinda the opposite problem. I find it's the Loonies that mess me up with their octagonal shape... feels too uneven. Whereas the Twoonies edges help me grip.

Then again, i've never tried the american halves so maybe i'm just biased Smile
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Practice with a wide variety of coins. It helps your hand to adapt to whatever coin you have on hand.
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another question to add to the mix, Do you need to place it with your middle and ring finger? I am much more comfortable using my ring and little fingers. I got into this habit before reading Bobo or watching Roth tapes. All the sites and explinations I have seen are with the ring and middle finger. I checked out coinvanish.com and my "bruises" seem to be in the right place.
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On 2003-02-01 00:25, Poof-Daddy wrote:
another question to add to the mix, Do you need to place it with your middle and ring finger? I am much more comfortable using my ring and little fingers. I got into this habit before reading Bobo or watching Roth tapes. All the sites and explinations I have seen are with the ring and middle finger. I checked out coinvanish.com and my "bruises" seem to be in the right place.
I,too,felt more comfortable placing the coin in palm with my ring and little fingers. This however has its disadvantages. Angles are one. The other is being able to get the coin into other palms ( finger palm for example ). Keep trying to use the middle finger and ring finger. In my opinion you really need to learn this. Try it backwards: physically place the coin in the proper position and then retrieve it with the middle and ring fingers. Try this over and over and over. With continued practice you will get it. And it is very much worth the effort. Good luck!! Smile
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Unfortunately, (well for the conversation anyways, not the sleight) I learned to put a coin in classic palm with my middle and ring finger, I can't really do it any other way.

I know for a palm to palm transfer you need to use all your fingers, that seems to be the exception.

Though I'm sure someone out there is coming up with a routine that would require you to use your ring and pinkie fingers to do some sleight then I'd have to learn all over again. Smile
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5p<<<<<Roughly the size of a growen mans little finger nail.

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On 2003-01-29 11:48, Tony wrote:
Best way of doing it is to place your coin in CP as much as possible-driving to work, at work and at home and the longer you have the coin in this postion, your palming muscles will develop and pretty much act as a pocket.


There must be ten dollars worth of quarters under the driver's seat of my car by now! Smile But I'm getting better. I don't usually drop them out of the classic palm, I usually drop them while changing from one palming position to another.

And don't try to pick them up while driving. ("Well officer, I dropped a quarter and I was trying to pick it up, and....")
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Just something to think about. I agree with most of the advice posted here, just be very,very careful when mixing palming with driving! If you do choose to use this method you must not be too concerned about dropping a coin. I know that if I do drop a coin (even in my easy chair) I usually act as if I've lost control of a bodily function!! Smile
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Can't tell you how many washers, of various sizes, that I have palmed while visiting the local hardware store. They never leave with me but appear in the strangest places in the store. I am generally palming anything that I can that is flat and roundish!

Worked my way up to six quarters, five half dollars and four dollars all at once, but not all at the same time!

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I have this wierdo italian coin which feels like it is all slicked up. my friend has one too, it is just the way they are- VERY slippery.
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