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DrNorth
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Recently I started playing with one handed cuts and shuffles. After a week of toying with them, l had a startling realisation. As a right handed person, I found I was doing these manipulations left handed! When I tried with my right, I flt far more awkward and clumsy. Is this common? Any ideas why this would be?
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I am right-handed and I also do my one-handed cuts and shuffles (and also the coin roll) with my left hand. I just checked Henry Hay's _The Amateur Magician's Handbook_ and he photos of his hand also show the coin roll and the Charlier Cut being done with the left hand.

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It's interesting for sure. I know a lot of tutorials are taught using the left hand, but I started with magic and kind of taught myself the charlier cut, and automatically chose to do it with my right hand, as I am right handed and thought that would be easiest. From there I've actually always started learning a one handed cut with my right hand, and now can do a whole bunch smoothly with my right hand, only some with my left hand, and not quite so smoothly...
Definitely something interesting though...
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I am right-handed and I can do the Charlier with my right hand. however, I am much better doing it with my left hand.

Then again, I eat with my left hand as well, so maybe there are certain physical preferences depending upon the task...
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On Jun 27, 2017, DrNorth wrote:
Recently I started playing with one handed cuts and shuffles. After a week of toying with them, l had a startling realisation. As a right handed person, I found I was doing these manipulations left handed! When I tried with my right, I flt far more awkward and clumsy. Is this common? Any ideas why this would be?
Right handed people typically hold a deck for dealing in their left hand. Because of this your right hand is less "familiar" with holding and manipulating an entire deck.
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Interesting I had the same issue when I started but kept doing it with both hands till I got good at both.
However I will say that there are some things I can only do with my right hand and other things I can only do with my left, that is do well.
Not sure of the reason behind it but never the less that it the way it is.
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I'm right handed and it feels more natural to use my left hand to do one handed cuts. Don't know why this is. When I do coin magic I feel more comfortable with my right hand.. Very strange.
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