Palm Change

Moves like this have been around for years, but rarely in print. Like the Retention-Pass, this will be used in a number of routines that will be taught later on.

Classic palm a copper coin in your right hand. Hold your hand partially palm up, fingers pointing to the left. A silver coin lies on your first and second fingers, held in place by your right thumb (fig. 7). Turn your hand so that your fingers point toward you and the back of your hand is toward the audience (fig. 8). Relax

your palm and allow the copper coin to drop. It should land as in figure 9, its lower edge cradled by the joints of your third and pinky fingers nearest the finger base.

Squeeze your fingers closed - two things happen. First, as your third and pinky fingers curl, the copper coin will flip over (inward) onto them (fig. 10). Second, your first and second fingers push the silver coin into classic palm (fig. 11).

Lower your fingers and slightly contract your palm to hold the silver coin in place. Move your thumb inside your fingers onto the copper coin and slide it to your first and second fingertips as your hand turns partially palm up (fig. 12).

It should appear as if you simply make a fist and open it again. With practice you'll be able to do this very quickly. It's similar to the late Fred Kaps' method.

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