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metwin1
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There's a similar thread in the pasteboard section, but I thought I'd post it here.

I have huge problems with palming. Perhaps it's due to the lack of practice, but I suspect that my problem is mostly psychological, with some physiological cause.

What I'm trying to say is that my hands are too small. Really. Or at the very least, I think my hands are too small. The span of my hand from my pinky to my index finger is about 3 to 4 mm shorter than the width of a deck of poker cards, which means that there is no way for me to place a poker card in my hand without the card sticking out somehow.

Does it mean I can't palm? What resources can I use?
rannie
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Check out Michael Close he has materials on power palming. There are other palms as well like the gamblers cop wich is effective. I also see no problem in using bridge sized decks. Jerry Andrus as well as Paul Potassy who I know personally swears by bridge size decks.

Peace,

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The Magician
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Also try J B Bobos modern coin magic
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rtgreen
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I'll second Mike Close's Power of Palming. I found it very helpful and clear cut in it's teaching.

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There are plenty of famous magicians with small hands. It's a matter of practice and adjusting angles to suit your hands. I'm sure that Mike Close's Power of Plaming will help build your confidence.
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