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So I’ve been practicing the VWS and was having a heck of a time with the actual vanish. The wand always seemed in an awkward position. I learned the spin from the Michael Ammar’ DVD. In it he says the fingers begin and end in the same position. Well , that’s not exactly true. When the business takes place, the wand actually does another half rotation so your palm is facing down- Wand in fist and tip facing the hand supposedly holding the ball. Wonder why Ammar didn’t explain to add the extra rotation?
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I too learned the spin from that DVD - technically what he's saying is true. The fingers do begin and end in the same position regarding the actual vanish, however that additional spin at the end is really for show. The vanish itself doesn't require that part, though admittedly it looks better.
I've been doing the spin for years in my routine. It's a matter of turning the wrist down once you've caught the ball. I do the whole thing as I turn my body to gesture to the right hand, so those combined motions provide plenty of cover.
It's a tricky move but SO worth it once you've got it. Keep at it!
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Great points. Thanks Andrew!
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Thanks Andrew for being so helpful to this user. It is rare posts like yours that are the best contributions on the M.C.
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Can't resist.

I remember Bob Read doing it and getting the wand to finish by spinning around his upturned thumb.

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I’m learning the move from the same DVD. I really want to get it perfect, are there any other resources that any one knows of to learn that specific move?
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Tom Fenton
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Brian Watson put out an very good book on this.
You may want to contact him, he is a member here.
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In David Regal's excellent version:

he uses a wand spin. He explains it on his More Tricks video.

His explanation was very good, it filled in a lot of the gaps from some other explanations I had read and seen.
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Thanks for posting this.....

David Regal does an OUTSTANDING cups and balls routine here.....and he should be very, VERY proud of it!
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