How to Perform a Basic Coin Vanishing Trick

I had some training in the art of illusion, or "magic tricks," many years ago when I worked at an amusement park during college summers. I can tell you from experience that it is easy to see how a trick is done once you get used to it, but it is hard to make it work in front of viewers. That takes practice, and lots of it, to make it seem natural. Making a coin vanish from your hand is the simplest and most basic magic trick you'll ever do, but if you can get it right, and understand the effort it takes, you can go on to learn many astounding illusions and impress everyone you meet. Magician Oscar Owen is glad to teach you many more illusions through his YouTube channel. He also offers a free magic course that emphasizes how fast you can learn magic tricks. But illusions are like chess; it takes about five minutes to learn it, but a lifetime to master it.

That said, the static image in this video still bothers me, because it looks like he's got a crusty wound on his hand. I don't know where that came from, but it's not relevant to the trick. -via Digg

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I have never liked magicians. I put them in the same category as clowns and mimes. What I don't like about magicians is their ability to make their audience feel stupid because they don't know how the trick was done. So I'm supposed to applaud someone for fooling me? I don't think so.
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