The coin roll across the knuckles or fingers is another common magician’s flourish. Heck, lots of people – magician and non-magician alike – can do this. I recently saw an episode of the TV show Bones where a character (a gambler) was doing it VERY well.
As with most things in magic, this takes a lot of practice. And my primary goal on this site is to give beginners and idea how much practice “a lot” actually means. As I am a beginner myself, my hope is that as I gain proficiency in the skills of a magician, I can share my progress here on this site.
I recently wrote a post about my terrible (currently) card spring. Today we’ll look at my pathetic coin roll:-P. Below is a video of how well I can do this after about 20 hours of practice. That’s obviously a total over the past few months. I did not sit in a room for 20 hours straight practicing this. Though I could have, I guess. Anyway, take a look at where I am on April 28th, 2015. I’ll post again when I’ve done about 40 hours.