Sol Stone

John Ramsay's vanish is a beautiful move - but you don't see it done too often because of the knack it takes to acquire. It's also just plain tough to do well. Sol, however, does it terrifically, and with just a slight change in technique you'll be able to do it too.

Your palm-up right hand holds the lower edge of a coin between thumb (on the inner side) and fingers (on the outer side) (fig. 347). Your left hand, held palm toward you with its fingers together and straight (though naturally curled) moves in front of the coin, your left thumb moving behind it (fig. 348).

Move your left hand far enough to the right so that you can touch the tip of your thumb to your second finger (fig. 349). Now, move your left hand directly to the left, your thumb and second finger knocking (pivoting) the coin downward into your right hand (fig. 350). Curl your left fingers into a fist and turn your right hand palm down. Open your left hand to show that the coin has vanished.

In Addition: Your right hand's grip on the coin must be very loose. If it's too tight the coin won't sink past the tops of your fingers in time and will be exposed.

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