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I like "The Half Dollars and the Okito Box" by J. Elder Blackledge routine very much, which is in Bobo's "The New Modern Coin Magic" book. The routine uses 5 half dollars and an e], which utilizes a very nice variety of moves and sequences to produce coins from the Okito Box, to load coins back into the Okito Box, and to produce coins from hand to hand all in one routine. However, my problem is there is a point in the routine where it requires you to backpalm a half dollar to produce the "fourth" half dollar in the routine. My hands don't allow for backpalming a half dollar, so I need to replace that particular move.

What I am doing presently to replace the backpalm move is to drop the finger palmed coin in my left hand onto my palm up right hand, allowing the coin to fall into purse palm position. I then turn my right hand palm down, purse palming the half dollar, and extend the fingers of my left hand. I would proceed to have the spectator tap lightly on the Okito Box and have, what would appear to be, one of the coins inside the Okito Box penetrate "both" my hands and drop to the table, instead of one of the coins dropping onto the back of my palm down right hand as suggested in the original routine. It is about the best idea I could come up with to replace the backpalming sequence in the routine.

Right now, this routine is just in my "practice" mode of operation. In other words, I haven't performed the routine in front of spectators. In practice it is working out very well, but there is a bit of a gray area when I get to the backpalm part. My changes do work me through that part of the routine, but I am not sure if it is the best way to go.

What I would like to know is what you think about my particular change in the routine. Do you think that is a reasonable change? Maybe you have a better idea? I would like to hear your comments or suggestions, as they would be greatly appreciated.
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