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August 1, 2007 3:27 PM   Subscribe

Want to learn some coin tricks? There are six fundamental tricks you need to learn: the coin spin, one-finger spin, the walk down, the edge walk, the coin flip, and the coin roll. Once you have these mastered, you can do some amazing tricks with the videos and instructions at Coin Manipulation and from Expert Village.
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Inspired by my re-read of American Gods
posted by blahblahblah at 3:28 PM on August 1, 2007


Which is the trick that makes me not have fat clumsy fingers?
posted by shmegegge at 3:38 PM on August 1, 2007


Awesome, I can already do most of these, (the edge walk was new to me, but it doesn't seem to be too hard). It's always been a way of dealing with restless hands, and I never really thought about using it for coin tricks.

This will be fun to play around with.
posted by quin at 3:51 PM on August 1, 2007


Which is the trick that makes me not have fat clumsy fingers?

Jogging.

...is the one-finger spin really much of a "trick"?
posted by Roman Graves at 3:52 PM on August 1, 2007


To not sound so snarky, great post. Me and my fat fingers will be spending a lot of time with this.
posted by Roman Graves at 3:53 PM on August 1, 2007


shmegegge, try using a bigger coin. I have really narrow fingers and I have to use either a $.25 American or a British Pound, but a friend who has much bigger hands prefers to use a $.50 piece.
posted by quin at 3:54 PM on August 1, 2007


I'm so pathetic, I can't even do the one-finger spin. :(

But, I will practice and practice, and one day this will get me laid! (Well, not the one-finger spin, but the more complicated stuff. I hope.)
posted by papakwanz at 4:07 PM on August 1, 2007


Well, not the one-finger spin, but the more complicated stuff

No, the one-finger spin is a more complicated method of getting laid.
posted by Roman Graves at 4:09 PM on August 1, 2007


At what point do I get hired by an elderly and fading incarnation of Odin?
posted by Pope Guilty at 5:13 PM on August 1, 2007


I just quit smoking, and this will come in handy keeping my fingers busy. Thanks.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 6:34 PM on August 1, 2007


It really helped me YBB. I have also been using pen spinning. It's funny, I don't really think about smoking anymore, but I find that I've kept up these little hand occupiers anyway.

This is probably a safer habit.
posted by quin at 7:17 PM on August 1, 2007


Doesn't Val Kilmer try to incorporate coin tricks into his roles?

I used t do "coin tricks" (mostly during boring lectures with either Susan B Anthony coins, Canadian Loonies, or American quarters - with the "walk down" [didn't know the name] most of the time) until this girl I had a crush on asked me if I used to be part of a circus.

I stopped crushing on that girl

posted by porpoise at 9:28 PM on August 1, 2007


Ooooh, American Gods is great.

I have Bobo's. Should I begin practicing with larger coins and work my way down to quarters and nickels? My fingers aren't fat (my fat is pooled dangerously in my gut) but I'm still having a hard time.
posted by craniac at 10:57 PM on August 1, 2007


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