||A pretty move in which three coins are balanced
on three extended fingers.
||Start with a stack of three coins held edgewise in an Index Curl Grip with the middle finger. The hand should be
- Slide the bottom coin (Coin
1) off the stack with the thumb
and onto the top of the second phalanx of the middle finger.
- Hold the sides of Coin 1 with the sides of the ring and
index fingers and turn the hand palm up.
- With the thumb slide
the next coin off the stack and along the index finger until it sits in a
flatwise balance on the very tip of the index finger.
- Turn the hand palm down again while extending the index finger so that it is pointing
up with the coin still balanced on it.
- Let the last coin drop down onto the tip of the thumb and extend the thumb, middle and index fingers to display the
||To close the balance you can reverse the moves as described
the method I prefer is
- Slowly bring the thumb and
together and just before the coin on the index finger slides off snap the
two coins together.
- Walk the coin from the middle
finger to the top of the index finger (above the stack)
- Remove the index finger
to finish the the 3 coins in a stack between the thumb and middle finger.
|There are many other variations
where coins are balanced on the fingers in various ways. The Downs Star is a well known version. Here are
other examples, just showing the finishing positions:
Hold the hand out with the palm facing down. Extend the index and pinkie fingers and curl the middle and ring fingers into the palm. The thumb should be extended out below
the middle and ring fingers. A coin should be
balanced on the back of the third phalanx of the index and pinkie fingers with a third coin
balanced on the tip of the thumb.
Hold out the hand with the palm down and the fingers extended. Place
three coins on the second phalanx of the index, middle and ring fingers. Place a fourth coin
on the top of the thumb.
Now tilt the hand back so that the palm is facing forwards and the
fingers are curled. The middle finger
should be lifted higher than the index
and ring fingers.
The thumb should be in line
with the middle finger and
below the index and ring fingers.
The video to the left shows one method that can be used to get to the balance.
This balance is based on the Cobra Cut which is a card cut move
created by De'vo and can be seen at www.handlordz.com.
The thumb is in the wrong spot in the image, it should be in line with and below the middle finger.