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Bin
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I was wondering what everyone thought about the idea behind the routine as well as the patter and presentation. I know it's a far from perfect performance, but I didn't want to keep doing it over and over until I got a perfect take - that's unrealistic. I also have a tough time performing for no audience. (With an actual audience to interact with, this would (hopefully) have been much longer.)



Stuff I feel I screwed up:
1) lack of mirroring in the hands when I gestured at the coins
2) awkward click pass
3) I'm pretty sure I flashed the gold coin before the reveal
4) bad l*ding (if that is the word in this case) of the first coin into the hand (but it was actually better than normal, so I feel good)
5) mumbled
____5.1) sounded pretentious?
6) held the coins almost out of frame

Stuff I feel I didn't screw up:
1) the switches
2) the palm changes

Do you agree? Should I keep the trick?
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It's apparent that you're a bit nervous (I get the same way, especially when making a video!). Otherwise the routine looks like it can be a good one. Smoothness will come with MUCH practice!

Thanks for posting it. Smile

Jim
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Thank you! Yes, smoothness is what I need. I think (think - I could be deluding myself) that when I perform for an actual audience I loosen up after a trick or two, and let the interaction carry me forward.
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Good idea, yeah. With the click pass, you can hold your hands further apart..
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I'm just worried about flashing the gold coin when I do the click pass. Is that not a problem with a good Ramsey subtlety?
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Normally a click pass is done with the back of the hands facing the audience,
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Right, normally you do it from classic. I wanted a way to do a click pass in finger. Is it plausible? So far my only issues have been with flashing the coin in the receiving hand, which I can handle by keeping the hand closed until it's fully up.
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How about the Himber something click pass? Can't think what it's called.
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I don't know of that one. What I was doing was an idea of my own (which probably already exists if it's any good) where you have one coin palmed, and the other one is flipped over the middle finger with the index to land in fp. It looks like this. (Is this considered exposure? Do I have to get into the secret forum for this? I can delete the video.)
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Kainoa teaches a good FP click pass. I forget who he credits it to. You can learn it from his Penguin lecture or Reel Magic Magazine's Coins 101.
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Yet another reason to buy that subscription. Been meaning to do it.

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I've actually sort of put this routine aside because I'm having trouble making it work - apparently it's a lot harder than I thought, and I seem to constantly screw up at least one move per performance. I'm not dropping it, I'm just putting it on the back burner and not showing it to any audiences for a while.
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Go here, Bin.

http://www.newyorkcoinmagic.net/Rubinstein.htm

Go to Dr Mikes Encyclopedia of Coin Sleights. Vol 3. Click Passes: Single Click Pass, Double Click Pass, Bounce Click Pass, Bounce Double Click Pass, Rubinstein Click Pass, Thumb Click Pass, Double Clip Click Pass, New Theory Click Pass.

I KNOW one of these will work for ya. There is also the R.O.P.S. Click Pass.

Doug
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