The French Drop is a Utility move to fool the spectator in which hand the coin is in..which you will use in many coin effects or tricks. Free Magic Tricks and Illusions are doing a series of these utility moves which will enhance your learning of coin magic.
Put it simply, the french drop disguises the fact the coin is still in the hand but with the move in play, looks like the coin has been taken into the other hand.
You start with the coin held in the left hand between the first and second fingers with the thumb pressing down lightly on top.
You then bring your right hand towards the fingers and place the thumb of the right hand behind the coin.
Next gently lift the thumb of the left hand to allow the coin to fall into the palm of the hand.
Then push you right hand forward as if you have just taken the coin in the right hand.
Your left hand encloses on the coin and you turn your hand around which helps with the illusion of the coin is in the other hand.
So now you have watched the video, why not practice the moves in front of a mirror.
This will help with you learning your angles and help you look like the coin has be taken from one hand to the other when in fact its still in the original hand.
This move is used in countless tricks and sometimes you can pocket that coin stealthily and show both hands empty.. the coin disappeared and gives great reactions too.
So to recap this move. Hold the coin correctly, Let the coin fall into palm, enclose the hand at the same time of moving the other hand away to enlarge the fake steal.
You turn the hand over and point to the other hand to disapate the focus of the hand still holding the coin.
Open the hand without the coin to show it has vanished.
A great utility move you will use again and again.
Remember to practice this trick as many times until you get it perfect and perform it in front of your friends and family.
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