Finger Palm Effect
A common sleight used
to show your palms empty.
The finger palm is a very
useful sleight used to hold out a coin. It can be used in countless applications, and is a simple
but very useful sleight to know.
This will guide you on how to get into the
finger palm, and a couple of useful tips:
Points 2-4 should be done in one smooth
To make it look as natural as possible, finger
palm a coin all day for a few days, try and do your daily activities with a finger palmed coin, this
will help to make your hand seem natural and empty.
If you have thin fingers,
make sure you keep your fingers close together to avoid the coin being viewed, this is important,
even if it's just a fraction of the coin that's visible, one glint will ruin your trick.
curling your fingers you can actually show your palm to be empty, but be careful while doing this,
don't just say 'my hands are empty' because then the spectators will ask you to spread your fingers
too. Just casually show your palm from time to time, remember, a lot of misdirection is
The best way to make your hand look natural is to do things with it.
Flip a coin with it and catch it with your other hand, pull up your sleeves, hold a 'magic wand',
all these things will give the impression your hand is empty.
Pictures and text courtesy: www.magichat.co.uk