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J.G. the magnificent
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I recently read some great information on the finger palm. I did not realize most things for a long while. As I have done much research lately on misdirection. I did some extra thinking after reading this. http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......forum=37 He states that it is important to have the guilty hand's fingers contacting the left fingers. This is done with the left fingers overlapping the right. I feel as though this may be seen as grabbing the ball back even though this is not the method. As said before even if the spectator is wrong if they have a wrong idea it is enough to ruin the effect for them. I have also known it to be done opposite though with guilty hands fingers overlapping clean hands fingers. I have known it to be done during a shuttle pass. Even when done smoothly I can see where this may look like to much motion. Both things can only be noticed by very observant laymen. Yet an interesting thought. Should this really be a concern or am I being silly?
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You may want to also read here on the café
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewf......m=169&17
A Hundreth Pleasant Conceipts - by Curtis Kam

Tim Feher here has a very nice Thumb Palm false transfer with ROV
very interesting

and my own essay on the French Drop seems to have gained some form of consideration
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......forum=37

Now if you are interested in studying the subtleties in coin sleights variants, don't hesitate: buy Michael Rubinstein's Encyclopaedia of coin sleights for studying it you'll be able to embed personal misdirection in the moves themselves.
I keep on getting back there to choose the best variant for the routines I'm designing.
Magic is the art of proving impossible things in parallel dimensions that can't be reached
J.G. the magnificent
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Thanks Lawrence
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I could be wrong, but to me the main reason to have the fingers touching would be to momentarily shield a view of the open palm before the hand closes, so that the specs can't see that the ball is not there. If the specs saw that, obviously it would completely destroy the illusion of any false transfer.

Besides, any sleight needs to be helped along with and covered by adequate misdirection, so that it's basically invisible. If you have a decent reason for transferring the ball to a different hand, have a logical thing for the dirty hand to do (such as picking up a magic wand or other prop), and perform the sleight in a offhand manner (as opposed to making a big deal out of it), it should be fine. SETH
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