The Scoop Addunder

David Roth

This is a clean technique for adding a classic palmed coin to another group which is picked up from the table. This will work only on a soft surface.

Let's say that two coins are stacked on the table and the coin you wish to add is in classic palm in your right hand. Your right hand rests on the table in a relaxed fist and allows the classic palmed coin to drop to fingertip rest. Your right hand circles around in front of the two coins, your thumb moving onto their inner edges (fig. 46).

Your thumb presses downward causing the outer edges of both coins to rise (fig. 47). Your fingertips, on which rest the third coin, slide beneath the two raised coins, adding the concealed coin to the bottom of the stack (fig. 48). Your thumb flattens against the inner side of the stack so that all the coins are firmly gripped between your thumb, first, and second fingers as your right hand is lifted (fig. 49).

Now you can do whatever the particular routine calls for - put them into your left hand, or into a purse, etc.

The Frontal Imp Pass

David Roth

This variation of Slydini's Imp Pass will be applied in two routines later on - Wild Coin No. 1 and The Portable Hole. David's handling of the move is different than Slydini's in several important ways, but Slydini's principles of timing and misdirection are the same.

Let's say that you've got a coin in your lap that you must transfer to classic palm in your right hand. Lean forward and extend both hands in a palm-up gesture with some accompanying remark (fig. 50). (The exact

patter, of course, should be related to the effect in which the move is used.) After the remark lean back and relax, allowing both hands to drop into your lap (fig. 51). Your left hand immediately picks up the coin and holds it between thumb, first, and second fingers (fig. 52).

Make another remark and raise your right hand, palm up (fig. 53). After the remark turn your hand palm down and let it drop so that your fingers rest on the table and the rest of the hand hangs over the edge, concealed from the audience (fig. 54).

Your left hand, which has risen slightly in preparation, sticks the coin into right-hand thumb palm (fig. 55). Without pausing raise your left hand in a palm-up gesture with another remark (fig. 56). Afterward turn your left hand palm down and drop it to the table in the same position as your right hand (fig. 57).

Curl your fingers, pulling your hands upward into fists on the table (fig. 58). You'll find that as your right fingertips curl you can easily transfer the thumb palmed coin to fingertip rest and, later on, to classic palm.


In Addition: This isn't difficult, you just have to justify all the movements with patter and practice the timing. You need three short lines - one for each palm-up gesture. Here's an example: "What else can I say?" (said during the both hands palm-up gesture); "You've seen these coins. . ." (said during the right hand's palm-up gesture); "...and you've seen these coins" (said during the left hand's palm-up gesture).

You can load the coin directly into classic palm, but that takes a bit longer and is more difficult.

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