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Topic: The Finger by Leo Smetsers
Message: Posted by: The Baldini (Mar 3, 2021 10:25AM)
Looking for reviews, a google search did not help. This looks like fun, not very magical, but I think a lay audience , especially kids, would like it.
https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/money-magic/the-finger/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAhP2BBhDdARIsAJEzXlELOq9yA4DvMY6WJbsHQdIn4CYnVV8YEnD4AEdGORnIUoqYLcclUvIaAmIbEALw_wcB
Message: Posted by: RNK (Mar 3, 2021 11:11AM)
Agree! Looks very fun and I definitely think adults along with the kids will really enjoy this! Something different....
Message: Posted by: MeetMagicMike (Mar 3, 2021 12:38PM)
I get the surprise moment at the end but I don't understand all the stuff leading up to it. What is he claiming to do and why do the coins have fingers on them?
Message: Posted by: The Baldini (Mar 4, 2021 05:56AM)
I think he is trying to prove thereís nothing holding the coin on the finger, and the larger coin, keeps getting smaller to apparently make it easier to grab
Message: Posted by: RNK (Mar 4, 2021 12:26PM)
Is it that The spectator is to try to grab the coin from the performers finger but is always too slow?
Message: Posted by: no2ss (Mar 4, 2021 07:31PM)
I'm in the same boat as others. I have absolutely no idea what's happening here.
Message: Posted by: leosx1 (Mar 5, 2021 05:58AM)
[quote]On Mar 4, 2021, RNK wrote:
Is it that The spectator is to try to grab the coin from the performers finger but is always too slow? [/quote]

Yes exactly.
Message: Posted by: MeetMagicMike (Mar 5, 2021 02:03PM)
Ok, But why do the coins have fingers on them?
Message: Posted by: rowland (Mar 8, 2021 12:57AM)
[quote]On Mar 4, 2021, RNK wrote:
Is it that The spectator is to try to grab the coin from the performers finger but is always too slow? [/quote]

Itís not that at all. She is trying to close her had around the coin on her hand before he can tap it with the coin balanced on his finger. But because the coin starts out very large she is unable to close her hand and cover the coin, so he gives her smaller and smaller coins to make it easier for her and harder for him to tap it.
I donít think the fingers on the coin have anything to do with the trick other than him naming the different coins by how many fingers are on them.
Message: Posted by: The Baldini (Mar 8, 2021 05:17AM)
I think itís a game of chance, where the magician never loses. And the fingers printed on the coins, have really no meaning. Other than to try and tie everything together in a theme, hence the finger.
Not very magical, but could be fun to do.