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Keith Mitchell
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I just ordered a custom Magical Wand, and I am going to need to know how to twirl it. It now is easy for me to do the coin knuckle roll, so now it's twirling the wand.

Where can I find information on this?

Thanks
Keith
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Your best resource:

Michael Ammar's DVD "The Complete Cups & Balls", Volume 2: Advanced Wand Vanishes: Through the Fist; Through the Hand # 2; The Mora/Vernon Wand Spin; the Striking Vanish(David Williamson) and the Drummer´s Spin.

Besides all that, you have on the DVD a treasure chest of techniques for the Cups and Balls.

Good luck.

José
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I just placed an order for the Micheal Ammar C&B Vol. 2 and some sponge balls. Hopefully they will all arrive on the same day that I get my new Wand.

Here is a web site for Pen spinning (pentrix.com). Pen spinning looks cool, but hard to do. I tried with pencil in my dry hands and the pencil kept slipping out of my hand. Also, while twirling the pencil I would always come to the end of the pencil which looked like I did not have a clue as to what I was doing. The video on this web site shows a lot of fancy fast stuff, makes me wonder if I will ever get there.

Thanks for all the help
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I learned pen spinning with Pentrix. In the beginning I don't fully agree with their explanations but it helped a lot. It took me three months exactly to master it, I mean doing it ten times in a row without having to crawl under the table to get my pen back, working exactly 10 minutes a day, with a timer, five days a week.

The good news is, once your brain has made the connections it needs to perform this kind of move (nine months for me) , it goes a hundred times faster to get the next move.

Last month , I was able, (within a couple of hours) to find a way to twirl my wand the "coin walk" way, and to execute it ten times without dropping it...
Oh, all these coins on the floor, around me...
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If you can coin roll, you are going to pick up the wand spin in about 2 minutes! Don't worry! The procedure is more difficult to explain than to actually do...

Also, there are about a million different ways to spin a wand. It's more of a Knack than a Move, if you get my meaning.

Just play with your wand till it does what you want it to do

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Stand with your feet shoulder width, hands on your hips, flex your legs and....

(Oops! Wrong one!!!!)

Cheers! Smile
Stanyon

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Gaddy, two minutes? I envy you! How long have you been involved in magic? For me it's about nine months... But I'm pretty sure I'm not gifted!
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On 2008-01-07 11:17, gillesA4 wrote:
Gaddy, two minutes? I envy you! How long have you been involved in magic? For me it's about nine months... But I'm pretty sure I'm not gifted!


haha- quicker than that if my "audience" is particularly attractive...

Actually I was referring to someone who can already do a coin roll. I doubt spinning a wand will take much time for them to master. It took me a good couple of months to be able to do a wand spin item production too...

I started doing magic as a kid, and got back into it 2 years ago after taking a 20 year break...

Now I wonder why I ever got out of it in the first place!
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I think he's referring not to a wand spin as in a vernon wand spin, but as in a flourish. Like pen spinning. Being able to roll a coin doesn't help much with that.
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Not true. A typical drummer's spin is very much like a coin roll over the knuckles- and also, there is a wand cascade roll that, essentially *is* a coin roll.

The production I refer to is taken from Cellini's "The Royal Touch" book, not Vernon's Cups and Balls.

Vernon's thing is more like a majorette's baton twirl, anyhow.
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