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Wednesday
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Hi everyone

Hopefully this is not an old topic. I searched around the Café, but most of the topics pertained to general magic.

I didn't find too much on sizes, more specifically coin matrix/shadow coin routines.

I'm not going to be using this pad for table hopping or anything. Just something that I can practice the matrix on something proper.
I'm actually practicing a specific routine of Hayashi's:
http://bitURL.net/azhm

I'm not entirely sure what the size Hayashi is using, looking at Murphy's either 10.5 inches x 15.5 inches or 16 inches x 23 inches.
This is one of those times I wished I owned a ruler doi.

Any suggestions?
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The farther the coins are apart the better.
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They used to sell a pad by johnson, and a pad by sterling, that were the right dimensions for my work. Not too big, not too small. I would guesstimate them to be a bit bigger than a standard laptop.
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Thanks for the suggestions.

I tried to get as big as I can without going overboard.
I thought 40cm x 58cm would be best, but I guess I'll find out when it arrive Smile
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I just picked up a 23 x 16 VDF mat from Penguin for $12.75. I don't know how it will last over time, but I've spent more for much less in the past. It has all the right properties for the matrix/assembly routines I do. It's spongey enough for pickups and it seems to work fine for any sliding moves. I just got it and have not spent a lot of time with it, but I have run through the routines I do and it seems like it will do the trick. Price is tough to beat too!
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On 2011-01-10 16:37, tntjr wrote:
I just picked up a 23 x 16 VDF mat from Penguin for $12.75. I don't know how it will last over time, but I've spent more for much less in the past. It has all the right properties for the matrix/assembly routines I do. It's spongey enough for pickups and it seems to work fine for any sliding moves. I just got it and have not spent a lot of time with it, but I have run through the routines I do and it seems like it will do the trick. Price is tough to beat too!


That's the one I ordered as well. I'm glad that it's the right size Smile
Excited to receive it now.
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What about performing it in reversed T formation (initially one coin towards them, and three on your side and ultimately all four on the audience's side)
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On 2011-01-11 13:49, Lawrence O wrote:
What about performing it in reversed T formation (initially one coin towards them, and three on your side and ultimately all four on the audience's side)


That could be really nice for certain routines.
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I like the sound of that, but somehow struggling to think of how it would be an improvement...
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On 2011-01-15 00:15, rutabaga wrote:
I like the sound of that, but somehow struggling to think of how it would be an improvement...


Some routines require your hands to cross over to the other side. With the reverse T, either hand can move to the "magic corner" without crossing over. Also, there may be a slight improvement in clarity.
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