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Topic: Learning Coin Magic
Message: Posted by: mikedachuk (Oct 11, 2005 11:49AM)
Just a quick question. I'm currently reading Bobo, and I was wondering when learning coin slights is it a good idea to be able to do them with both hands? Currently I'm just using my right hand, but it occured to me that it might be good to learn with both hands. Is this true?


Message: Posted by: Rik Chew (Oct 11, 2005 12:01PM)
If you have a look in the coin magic forum theres a simialr post up there right now called "amibidexterity", theres a lot of stuff there.
Message: Posted by: Josh Riel (Oct 11, 2005 12:13PM)
As with most things, having extra abilities, or more refined perhaps, will rarely hurt. However don't let it stunt your ability to do the sleight well. I.E. Doing the downs palm well with one hand beats doing it with both poorly. This is being (As has been stated)and has been discussed before. I would search this out for more opinions.
Message: Posted by: pkg (Oct 11, 2005 12:59PM)
It is not necessary! I do some sleights better with my left hand (eventhough I am not a lefty)

it all depends on what makes you feel comfy....i would suggest to take a coin, try to do a sleight with ur right, then ur left, see the first impression, which ever feels good keep using it (as in hands)

and I agree to what the guys already said!
Message: Posted by: Jaz (Oct 11, 2005 01:22PM)
Good advice by all above.

You've likely noticed in Bobo's that most of the moves and routines use the dominant hand.
As time goes by you may want to train your non-dominant hand to do some concealments and switches. It's not necessary but it can't hurt.
Message: Posted by: mikedachuk (Oct 11, 2005 01:23PM)
Thanks for the advice guys. I'm having trouble enough getting them done with my right I may just leave the left for later.

Message: Posted by: PennyMagic4U (Oct 13, 2005 09:59AM)
Mike - take it one step at a time - do you have other tricks you perform with your other hand? If so - don't worry about it.

Simply Magic
Message: Posted by: smartie_28 (Oct 18, 2005 06:34PM)
I'd learn the basic with both hands because many tricks require sleights with both the left and the right hand.