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This false shuffle looks very natural, perfect if you use a stack, check it out:

http://www.ellusionist.com/fauxverhand-s......son.html
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Any reviews from people who have downloaded it?
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My two cents: it's pretty obvious what's happening. There are some excellent over-hand false shuffles out-there, as easy and more deceptive.
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I actually thought it looked quite good. (And there are other deceptive overhand shuffles out there, including those created by Steve Beam and Dan Garrett. At a recent Magic Castle lecture, Daryl showed some really nice touches on the Optical Shuffle.)

I only have one minor quibble: every time he does the shuffle, he watches his hands. In my opinion, the shuffle should be a background action, that you can perform while talking to other people and making eye contact with them.
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On May 29, 2015, BarryFernelius wrote:
I only have one minor quibble: every time he does the shuffle, he watches his hands. In my opinion, the shuffle should be a background action, that you can perform while talking to other people and making eye contact with them.


Very good point. I agree too.

I use the Shuffle (Bob King) you can find at the end of "The Annotated Erdnase" by Darwin Ortiz but I will change for this one as soon as I have learned it
But first, I have to buy it
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I am not impressed. It's a sub par false overhand shuffle as far as I am concerned - but ... different strokes for different folks Smile
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I am not impressed. It's a sub par false overhand shuffle as far as I am concerned - but ... different strokes for different folks Smile

It's easy to reconstruct for a magician but the illusion is very good ...
I am not impressed, I am "seduce" ...
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Mats: This looks exactly like the Mead/Kennedy false shuffle, which I explained in Closely Guarded Secrets (2006).
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And, it looks exactly like Chopper - An Overhand False Shuffle, described by Ken Krenzel in Close-Up Impact (1990), pp. 167-168.

How hard is it to research before claiming something as your own and selling it without credit?

Unless you are aware, and hope others won't notice.
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On May 31, 2015, mclose wrote:
Mats: This looks exactly like the Mead/Kennedy false shuffle, which I explained in Closely Guarded Secrets (2006).


Alas, that is almost exactly what it looks like. Dickson offers some extra handling tips, but his isn't so radically different to make it an original shuffle. *sigh*.
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Mats: This looks exactly like the Mead/Kennedy false shuffle, which I explained in Closely Guarded Secrets (2006).


Yes, that is a correct statement. Re-watched Closely Guarded Secrets (great ebook) - and the shuffle looks the same...
How could I miss that?!
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Alas, that is almost exactly what it looks like. Dickson offers some extra handling tips, but his isn't so radically different to make it an original shuffle. *sigh*.


So, no credits given?
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It should be noted that the Mead/Kennedy false shuffle uses the same idea as John Cornelius's Oh Calcutta shuffle (which was in Apocalypse almost forty years ago).

What astonishes me is the price. For one sleight Ellusionist is asking a quarter of the price of Closely Guarded Secrets.

I should release my new ebook one trick at a time. Smile
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I should release my new ebook one trick at a time. Smile


No need to release new material.

Put out The Tadpole King on a one trick DVD under the name of Michael Farr.

Only $35.
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This is no longer for sale.
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Hi.
I want to check the Mead/Kennedy false shuffle. So I open the pdf file of Closely Guarded Secrets CD on my Windows 7 computer, and clicked the video clip in the pdf file text, but unfortunaterly I can't watch any video clips. Does it need something extra to watch the video clips?


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Jay:

I sent you a PM.
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This is no longer for sale.


Well, that doesn't seem good…

At any rate, I tend to prefer false shuffles that simply cut the deck (like the Truffle done the standard way) as it is easy enough to undo the cut later--crimps, corner shorts, estimate/glimpse/cut, just doing it openly when showing that the cards are mixed--and have used the false butt shuffle described in Mnemonica a bit to this end. But my true overheard shuffle is not a butt shuffle--I do the standard chop, undercut, run, throw combos like most of us. I think a combination feels natural and looks deceptive--e.g., undercut a chunk and bring it over as in the optical shuffle, then execute the Mead/Kennedy moves on that packet. Repeat cycle ad libitum, leaving the deck as though it has had a completed cut. Undo the cut, or not, and proceed. I will work up this combo for myself. When it comes to this stuff Keep It Simple Sweetie works for me. Besides, I have learned that with muggles if I don't bring much attention to my shuffling and do something smooth and natural with my hands, no one pays much attention. I am a hobbyist and don't pretend to aspire to fool magicians with something like this. I perform for magicians to learn more, not to fool them.

Les
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I checked out the Mead/Kennedy shuffle. And "Chopper"-An Overhand False Shuffle in Ken Krenzel's Close-Up Impact(1990), too.

Both of them are identical.

I wonder which is due to the credit just out of curiosity.


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On May 31, 2015, mclose wrote:
Mats: This looks exactly like the Mead/Kennedy false shuffle, which I explained in Closely Guarded Secrets (2006).

Is this shuffle on the DVD or book or both? Thanks.
Steve
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