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tedski
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Roth's coins across with an e[ is obviously really clean, perhaps too clean?
When standing, does the spectator ask to see both hands after the last coin? Not a problem for me seated, but when I stand and am wearing short sleeves, I haven't found a ditch I'm comfortable with yet.

Anyone have this concern, or am I overthinking this routine?
twistedace
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You're overthinking...spider vanish then both hands go to pockets momentarily as they open their hands because that's where the attention is. Very quick procedure but you have to appear relaxed.
S2000magician
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I've been doing my own version of this for years and I cannot recall ever having anyone ask to see both hands empty. Usually, after the last coin appears in a spectator's hand and the last echoes of the stunned gasps begin to die down, I'll take the coins, stack them neatly, and then count them one-by-one just as I did at the beginning so that they can see exactly four coins.
Jonathan Townsend
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Good questions and good thinking.

The answers are out there. Such is what started me down the road?
...to all the coins I've dropped here
Larry Davidson
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On 2004-07-21 15:14, S2000magician wrote:
I've been doing my own version of this for years and I cannot recall ever having anyone ask to see both hands empty. Usually, after the last coin appears in a spectator's hand and the last echoes of the stunned gasps begin to die down, I'll take the coins, stack them neatly, and then count them one-by-one just as I did at the beginning so that they can see exactly four coins.


Ditto, except I don't even count the four coins seperately at the end. The audience clearly sees four and only four coins throughout my entire routine and they see both of my hands otherwise empty at various points in the routine. Being clean in the end is a non-issue for me.
S2000magician
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Being clean is also not an issue for me.

I count the coins because I usually follow up with a version of The Hook.
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Especially as clean as this effect is... I think the psychology is good enough with the spider vanish.

Only 4 coins are ever seen and both hands are very empty all throughout.

Why would anyone be looking for anything extra anyway when the "extra" just got dropped into their grubby mitts by magic.

I notice that after I pretend to drop it in their hand, they open it up right away. They don't wait to see my other hand at all. I still gesture with it but they're sold right away.
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