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charlie_d
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Doh. I skipped the ditches. So, with jeans and tshirt, it's just the back pocket. With a sports coat it's normally the outer pocket (make sure the flap is in!). You have more options if the [ is sh**med; you can use something like a "pocket pal" holdout (google it), which can be positioned wherever it's most convenient for your arm movements.

If you're really bold, you could just not ditch it at all, and re-add it to the coins as you take them back. But I tend to ditch, because I'm a coward. Also the really inquisitive folks might wonder about the other hand so you can just casually take the coins back and play with them, to banish that half-formed question before it happens Smile
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On Sep 15, 2020, charlie_d wrote:
Lots of great ideas here. Here's what I do... unfortunately it's not very covid-friendly...

Short version: I use a simple vanish with careful choreography. I do a false transfer, then ditch the [ while asking the spectator to grab my wrist, "to make it more difficult".

Long version: I'm doing the Roth routine, then for the final coin, put the four coins into their hand (with the "I'll make the last one jump into your hand" gag). As they're groaning at that, I take the "last coin" with my left hand, close their hand and turn it over with my right, carefully keeping the last coin in view in my left hand to emphasise that I have it. During this, I've been turning my right side toward them, so that my left side is slightly further away. I'm now going to apparently pass the coin from my left to my right hand, in order for them to be able to grab the wrist of the hand that's holding the coin.

The "now, could you grab my wrist?" line and the false transfer happen very close together in time; this gives them something to think about (anytime you ask someone a question, ask them to do something, or make them laugh is a great time for a move). The move is a "simple vanish" or retention vanish depending on angles. Either is fine because the motivation of passing the coin between the hands is to present the hand with the coin in it to them, so that they can grab my wrist. I do a ramsay subtlety here with the left hand and gesture toward the right to imply that the left is empty, while turning slightly to "present" my right wrist to them. By the time they've grabbed the right wrist, my left hand is naturally out of their eyeline to do the ditch. I then casually use the left hand to gesture that the coin will go from 'here' (my hand) to 'here' (their hand). I then twitch my right hand, and say the coin has gone, "look...", reveal my hand empty, then leave them to count the coins in their hand.

The actual vanish isn't really important because of the motivation around it. As long as it's competent, it'll work fine. This sounds like a lot is going on but it's actually very quick and works well for me, even in jeans and a tshirt. It works best if it's very casual. I guess there are more gaffed / acrobatic / knuckle busting ways to do it. Maybe I should stop being a lazy slob, practice something exotic and put on a sports coat with some of these fancy sleeves you're all talking about Smile





Seeing as you are getting the spectator to hold your wrist - check out Bill Simons "Gone" in Bobos.




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Nice one Jim, I'd genuinely not thought of that. I'll practice and give it a go. Sounds like it might be a lot cleaner.
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I use a TKO to ditch with no sleeves or lapping. In fact I usually don't do the final coin as an "across" the majority of the time. I do a one handed penetration through the back of their hand using the TKO (not going to tip the method other than the name) or do a simple vanish into my other hand using the TKO. Leaves you completely clean, no real chance of losing your [ and can be retrieved instantly to place back on one of the coins.
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Nice answer Rob. I like your thinking!

Thanks!
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Charlie, if the shell fits well, they will never suspect you added the shell back. Just in the process of closing the hand with the palmed ]
over the coins. if a wise guy wants to see them again, you can just as easily classic p the sh. But this never happens. You don't have to be brave, just to have a plan. hehe.
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