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Topic: Card Palm Help?
Message: Posted by: BigDC (Nov 25, 2013 05:25PM)
Hello, I have been practising a card palm, the instructions from the video I am watching tells me the points of pressure should be on the base of the thumb and the pinky finger. I find this quite awkward and impossible for me as I have very short pinky fingers and it makes it impossible to palm a card like that and I just drop it. Do you have any suggestions or tips on how I can improve?
Message: Posted by: WillJonesMagic (Nov 25, 2013 05:50PM)
I thought that because I had small hands it would make palming difficult, but just play around with different positions and see what works best for you. I don't worry about the card sticking out from behind my hand slightly, and I use my pinky to clip the card in my hand while bending it slightly.
Personally, I much prefer using the gambler's cop; I believe Daniel Madison released a video through Ellusionist detailing his work with it.

All the best!
Message: Posted by: BigDC (Nov 25, 2013 06:48PM)
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On 2013-11-25 18:50, WillJonesMagic wrote:
I thought that because I had small hands it would make palming difficult, but just play around with different positions and see what works best for you. I don't worry about the card sticking out from behind my hand slightly, and I use my pinky to clip the card in my hand while bending it slightly.
Personally, I much prefer using the gambler's cop; I believe Daniel Madison released a video through Ellusionist detailing his work with it.

All the best!
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oh ok, I will definitely start trying different positions to see which works best for me. I was under the assumptionn that you couldn't vary on the position at all, seems I was wrong, thank you for the advice. I will also investigate into the "Gambler's Cop" that you mentioned.
Message: Posted by: WillJonesMagic (Nov 26, 2013 03:40AM)
Work on it in front of a mirror (and at different angles too) and this will let you know where your exposed angles are. You can then work on these and if necessary reposition yourself mid routine (as long as there's justification from the audience's perspective of course) so no one gets wise. You'll get to the point that you don't even think about hiding it as it becomes natural.
Message: Posted by: BigDC (Nov 26, 2013 09:03PM)
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On 2013-11-26 04:40, WillJonesMagic wrote:
Work on it in front of a mirror (and at different angles too) and this will let you know where your exposed angles are. You can then work on these and if necessary reposition yourself mid routine (as long as there's justification from the audience's perspective of course) so no one gets wise. You'll get to the point that you don't even think about hiding it as it becomes natural.
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Most definitely, I am working in front of a mirror. It helps me see what I need to change and what I don't. So thank you for the great advice.
Message: Posted by: Soniczjx (Dec 13, 2015 02:35AM)
From my point of view, put the card on the palm, and see where the two corners at your hands' position, and use those positions to palm the card.