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There is a move in Bobo to show both hands empty after vanish a coin: it’s called Change-Over Pass but this name is not use anymore.
Any of you know what the name of this kind of techniques is today?

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I think your looking for hand washing techniques.

Michael Ammar has some nice ones.
Theres also a VCD (yes VCD) that also shows them.

Its called hand washing because of way that you rub your hands to convincingly show them empty.

Hope this helps.
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Thanks. This helps me indeed. Smile
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I think there's a CD called “handwashing” by Monty if I am not wrong. Smile
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I think you understand what this type of move is supposed to accomplish. This sort of thing is still called a "change over", but often, it's not called a "pass". Some people call it a "transfer". More modern changeovers you might want to look at are R. Paul Wilson's, in his coin and purse routine from his first video, and Kainoa Harbottle's variations on Wilson's move, which appear in "Coins on Edge". Kainoa also has some very interesting work on a changeover developed by Shoot Ogawa in "Cointopia", and a deceptive reworking of the Kohler acquitment in "Coins on Edge". See for these.

What other people have referred to as "handwashing" is a derogatory term for an "acquitment". The point of an "acquitment" is to "acquit" a suspicious hand, by allowing you to show your hands empty while still concealing a load. In the proper context, this can be quite convincing. However, it is rarely so when the audience is actually looking for the coins. If there's any real suspicion that the coins are there, most acquitments are useless.

The misguided attempt to heap one transfer sequence onto another in hopes of making the experience more deceptive lead to the popular expression that "public handwashing is not magic". This was back when "fingerflickers" was also a derogatory term.

These days, we see videos proudly proclaiming themselves to be both of these things.

Classic changeovers, in proper contexts, are found in the work of John Ramsay, Arthur Buckley, and Geoffrey Buckingham. One good example of an excellent effect built entirely upon the changeover of a stack of a dozen coins is Dr. Sawa's "Slot Machine", which has seen print thus far only in an old issue of Genii. Several of the classic changeovers are described in the Vernon Chronicles. Another good contemporary source is "Unexplainable Acts" by Gary Kurtz.
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There are two such moves in my book Tubthumping. The first, which hides a single (extra) coin, is used in a Spellbound routine to show both hands empty as a coin is displayed on both sides (heads/tails). The other is a multi (3) coin aquitment, which allows you to show both hands empty, EXCEPT for a single coin, at the end of Hanging Coins.

As Curtis mentions these things need to exist as part of a routine and should not be used in isolation to shows the hands empty. They are properly used to ALLOW the hands to be seen empty. The difference is almost entirely attitude.

You must not project that you are proving anything or the actions, no matter how well engineered, will be suspect.

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