I've posted a video of one my tricks from david stone dvd, "Bridal Journey" a simple coins across which I really need to work on. What I mean by that is the smoothness, I just can't get it silky smooth like david stone. I'd go into more detail but I don't want to expose the effect. The main reason why I posted the trick was because of my classic palm. I've been working on the classic palm from March of last year. I would appreciate any feedback on it (if you happen to see the video in the video section).
This brings me to my question. Sure I can classic palm a coin, can I make it natural? Well, to a point. I guess a spectator wouldn't know its in my hand, but its not perfect like roth's. Sure I can type with it, snap my fingers while a coin still in CP, etc. (Still can't do a coin roll with a coin in CP, I can do the coin roll without one in CP but not with...I don't know why? Just one thing I'll have to work on)
When I first started I couldn't keep a coin in CP for more than 2 seconds, let alone hold it there. Some people pick it up faster than others.
Why is coin magic by some deemed to be harder? Does everyone have such a problem with the CP? Is it the smoothness of it? Surely there are card sleights such as the pass which I've been told are harder than the CP (I know VERY little card magic, basically the double lift is it for me). I've managed to do, with alot of practice, some hard flourishes well now such as the four coin roll down (split verison) found on dat watkins site, and everyone knows the coin roll. Don't know if these are classified as "sleights"
I'm working currently on getting 2 coins from DP. This is a challenge! Dai Vernon said to "be natural", I guess that's what makes coin magic "harder" than card, the naturalness of it. I've heard that some people cannot get the classic palm (per the magic cafe) because of the structure of their hands. This is a shame, but I'm not giving up on it!
It just seems, in my opinion, there are way many more people interested in card magic than coin. I'm not sure why. For example most (all?) of brad christiians DVDs have been about cards, there hasn't been a coin one. Perhaps this is because he is a card magician? (I don't know?)
What's your opinion of this?
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