||Three coins are balanced on the back of the
fingers in an arrangement resembling stonehendge.
||Hold three coins in an Curl Grip with the hand palm
down. The bottom coin is Coin 1,
the middle coin is Coin 2, the
top coin is Coin 3.
- With the thumb push
Coin 1 up onto the
top of the second phalanx of the index
- Coin Walk this coin to
a position between the middle and
ring fingers and
hold it vertically there with as much of the coin extending above the
fingers as possible.
- Repeat the process with Coin
2 until it is held in a similiar manner to Coin 1 between the index and middle fingers.
- Push Coin 3 over
the tips of the index and middle fingers.
- Finally push Coin 3
along the edges of Coin 1 and Coin 2 until it balances on top of
those two coins.
- Remove the thumb to
display the balance.
||The trick isnt very hard (actually Step 5 and 6 can be
tricky) but make sure you get the moves up
to the balance smooth and fast.
Step 5 is the only hard part. The coin will tend to slip of the others
unless its placed in the right position. Its easy to push it too far up
the coin so when its released it slides of the back.
When learning you can keep a fair amount of the vertical coins held
between the fingers. This makes a more stable base and makes the final
moves easier. Once you get comfortable with the moves you can leave the
vertical coins held by as small an amount as possible to make the
result look more effective.
|An easier method for creating this balance is as follows.
- Start with the stack of three coins and perform a Middle Ring Roll Down Split.
- Perform steps 1 and 2 of the Roll Down to Downs Star.
- With the thumb push the first two coins up along the gaps between the fingers until they are in the positions show in the above image.
- Now slide the final coin from between the pinkie and ring fingers, along the second knuckles, up along the edges of the coins to the final balance position.
Palm Up Variation
You can also do the balance on the fingers with the palm up. Start with a stack of three coins held flatwise between the thumb and index finger. Coin 1 is held against the thumb, Coin 2 is in the middle of the stack and Coin 3 is held against the index finger.
In Step 2 make sure as much of Coins 1 and 2 extend out onto the palm side of the hand.
- Perform a Spin Walk type move to move Coin 1 and Coin 2 to a position between the index and middle fingers.
- Perform a Spin Walk type move to move Coin 2 to a position between the middle and ring fingers. At this point Coin 2 is held flatwise between the thumb and index finger, Coin 1 is held flatwise between the index and middle fingers and Coin 3 is held flatwise between the middle and ring fingers.
- Slide Coin 3 along the index finger and up onto the top edges of the other two coins to complete the balance.