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Izz
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I'm amazed how hard some slights that look so easy are to do correctly like the classic palm I've been carrying a coin around with me everywhere ... time and patience I keep reminding myself Smile
manreb
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I practice at work. CP, coin switches, Roth Palm Change etc.

I was wondering, if anyone has problems with dry hands. I can palm and release 5 coins from CP (lots of practice at work, but lately my hands are dry and it makes it difficult to release the coins consistanly. Any suggestions.
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There's some "magician's lotion" - which is probably just an Avon product with a different label - that is supposed to help with dry hands. It only takes a drop or two, and it leaves your hands feeling a little greasy at first, but it does help reestablish the friction that you lose with dry hands. One such product is Hershey Magic Shop's manipulation lotion - see hersheymagic.com
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Just don't wash your hand for week... I'm TOLD it does the trick. Swear to GOSH I wash my hands everyday... Smile

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"Do you practice while at work?" I sorta work a little while at practice... Smile

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Right back at ya, Marion!
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I have a book that deals with winning over the audience, and the author suggest an exercise in boldness. At the beginning of the book, he talks about the difference from a true professional and amateur is being able to disconnect yourself from the method and guilt that we have from hiding something from our audience. The exercise is palming a coin and still doing everyday activities (picking up a drinking glass, answering the phone, etc.).

The second chapter deals with boldness and suggests that you approach a conversation, enter yourself into it, and boldly pitch the coin into their pocket when the timing is just right.

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Chaz,

That is excellent advice. Even standing in the checkout line at a store, walking to or from the car, talking on the phone, etc., you can bet that I am playing with keys, jump drives, etc., palming and manipulating them like a cigarette. (For me, they translate into eggs, dye tubes, etc.)

There is no substitute for comfort!

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Mb217
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I think I might've at first driven my wife crazy always with coins in my hands. Smile But I think she is quite used to it now. Smile I used to hide my practicing on the subways, but after awhile I no longer hide, as in NYC no one much pays attention to you anyways... Smile But I do like changing a coin on a person that is staring at a shiny half dollar in my hands. Children naturally watch more, and I can see that they are amazed but don't know exactly what to do about it, so I sit there changing the coin back and forth as though I have no idea of them watching every move. Smile What fun! Smile But I guess I practice everyday, all the time now and again. It's just part of me now...a good part. Smile

Oh, and another thing, "Practice" absolutely makes perfect, as step by step, day by day, you get better and better. Smile Some of it is in the moves themselves, but much of it is within your mind's eye of better understanding what you are doing and why. Smile
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I can't really do anything while I'm working because of what I do. But sometimes on break, I'll be drinking a cup of coffee with a coin palmed, set down the cup, and immediately go into a coin roll. Some of my co-workers just say to me, "What the......"
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Oh, and another thing, "Practice" absolutely makes perfect, as step by step, day by day, you get better and better.

That's what one should always remember when something seems pretty hopeless. It doesn't matter that you can't do it now, it doesn't matter that you drop the darn thing every time, just trying over and over again is getting you one step closer.

ETA: Taking a break once in a while is also a good idea. I've jumped many hurdles by taking a break for a couple of days after practicing something "hopeless" to the brink of frustration. Maybe, just maybe, I will get the crimp change to work too, just a few thousand repetitions more after this break...
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I'm a naturally fidgety person (ADD can have its beneficial sides), so I would be fiddling with something anyway. I practice coin rolls, classic palm and periodically dig out the lock picks. The benefit with the classic palm is you can do most office work with a coin palmed. I've found typing to form a unique challenge.

Mind, when I'm machining or welding... Can't really palm a coin.
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Magic is full time to me. So when I am at home practicing, I am also working the same time.
Aaron Little
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I work for myself, so I get to practice throughout the day as time permits.
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Dynamike and Aaron, I'm envious of you both...
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