Richard Kaufman

This is based on the Marlo-Jennings card plot, though here done with coins. Two utility sleights are used - The Sliding Concealment Transfer (which opens up new applications of the Roth Thumb Base Slide) and the Table Slide HPC. You need five coins, and must be working on a close-up mat seated opposite the audience. To start, four coins are in your right hand and the extra coin is finger palmed in your left hand.

Display the four coins on your palm-tip right hand. Turn it palm down and do the Roth technique for Classic Palming One Coin of a Group. At the same time your left hand rests on the table, fingers partially open, and lets the finger palmed coin fall onto the table (fig. 840). This is the Table Slide HPC. The heel of your left hand is pressed firmly against the table so the audience cannot see beneath it. Curl your thumb so its tip rests against the left edge of the coin (fig. 841).

Your next two actions must be properly timed. Your right hand tosses three of its coins onto the table just to the right of your left hand (one coin retained in classic palm) and, as they land, your left thumb kicks the coin beside it to the right (fig. 842). The four coins appear to have been thrown by your right hand.

Without pausing your left hand lines the coins up as in figure 843. Show your left hand empty, turn it palm down, and lower it over the coins so that your thumb base contacts the left-end coin (fig. 844). Sliding that coin beneath your thumb base as already taught in David Roth's Ultra Coin Assembly, move your left hand a tiny bit inward and then to the right - the coins beneath it as in figure 845, in which the hand is transparent.

Extend your right first finger and insert it beneath your left hand and pretend to slide an invisible coin out (fig. 846). Say, "I'm going to make one of these coins invisible and move it over here," and slide your first finger to the outer right corner of the mat (fig. 847). "You probably don't believe me because you can't see the coin - but it's right there." lab the spot with your finger. jab it again, this time doing David Roth's Pop Out, a coin visibly appearing beneath your fingertip (fig. 848).

The Sliding Concealment Transfer

Both hands move simultaneously. You're going to secretly transfer the coin that's beneath your left thumb base to beneath your right hand. Your left hand moves inward and to the right in a quarter circle, while your right hand moves inward and to the left (fig. 849). At about 7 o'clock (on the circle of movement) your left hand suddenly turns palm up - this will propel the coin beneath it to the right (fig. 850). At the moment that your left hand turns palm up your right hand must be sliding beneath it, moving toward the three coins at outer left. If you've timed it right the coin will not be visible as it slides beneath your right hand (fig. 851 is an exposed view).

With a bit of practice you'll be able to catch the sliding coin beneath your right thumb base in sliding position. Your left hand moves to the left, out of the way, and your right hand moves forward, your extended right first finger touching each of the coins as you say, "Three to go" (fig. 852).

Both hands move to rest position - that's relaxed fists at the inner corners of the mat (fig. 853). As your right hand moves to that position lift it slightly and curl your fingers so the concealed coin slides against your fingertips (fig. 854). With a slight finger curl/squeeze your fingertips can wedge themselves beneath the coin, raising it to fingertip rest. You must be able to do that imperceptibly.

Move your left hand forward, straightening your fingers as you cover the three coins at outer left, getting the left-end coin beneath your thumb base as already described. Lift your right hand and, as you move it toward your left hand, your second and third fingertips classic palm the coin. Extend your first finger beneath your left hand and pretend to drag another coin to the right. Do Roth's Pop Out to make that coin appear overlapping the first one with a clink (fig. 855). Immediately do The Sliding Concealment Transfer.

Repeat the entire sequence of moves for the third coin. After that third coin has appeared at the outer right, and there's only one coin left at the outer left, pause and say, "Let's make the last one more difficult by moving it farther away." Your right first finger drags that coin to the inner left corner of the mat (fig. 856). Cover the coin with your left hand, getting it beneath your left thumb base in position to lap it as described for the final coin in Roth's Ultra Coin Assembly. Your right hand does Pop Out to produce the fourth coin at the outer right and, a second later, your left hand laps the coin and turns palm up.

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David Arthur suggested, after seeing Open Travelers, that applying Edge Grip might clean things up a bit. He was right, and I worked out this handling, including a sure-fire way to do Roth's Pop Out move from Curl Palm. The set up and basic structure of the routine remain the same. To start, one coin is classic palmed in your right hand and four coins are visible at your right fingertips. Allow those coins to drop into your right hand, mixing with the classic palmed coin. Turn your right hand palm down so all five coins fall in a stack inside your fingers. Do Roth's method for getting into Edge Grip (the first one) so that as your right hand drops four of the coins onto your palm-up left hand your left fingers kick the fifth coin into Edge

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