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Hi all.

I think it's time to sort some things up! The former thread I used for posting videos is now completely out of control. It lasted for years and I hope people enjoyed it but I didn't expect it to become that big (500+ messages, 50K views, etc.) and... so messy! Besides, I deleted many videos, now lost for ever.

Therefore, I have decided to start a new one!. Some day, I'll be too old for all those things and it's time for me to post some videos while I still can perform some moves. I sincerely hope that, here, we'll talk about those videos only. I don't mind digressing a bit, but please stay on topic as much as you can Smile.

I won't delete them that time, they'll stay publicly accessible as long as I stay on the Gambling Spot.

For the first one, a very close view of me practising the Drop Switch move. As you can see, I suck a bit, for my hands are not ideal for manipulating the cubes. It's still funny to do though. I just started a few months ago and usually I wouldn't post something I don't master but hey, it's a start!

http://www.arnoldmcdonald.org/code/publi......=6500001 (15.8mb)
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Hi Arnold. Thanks for sharing your video.
I have zero experience in playing dice. So only from the audience's perspective, I think it looks good. The only thing is that, when dropping to roll dice, aren't they supposed to be lifted and dropped from the mid air? In this video, it looks like you were rolling the dice right on the surface of the table.
Are you going to use it to hustle or is this only a hobby for fun.
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Nice demo and execution. This particular move, or this specific camera angle, or the quality of the camera, downgrades the video a little bit, because the color of the palmed dice flashes thru. Looks less "magical" lol.

Anyways, now you are officially in the list for Yonkers Joe 2.
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You're absolutely right, the dice are supposed to drop! But I have some excuse. In order to drop them, it would be much easier for me to stand up. Much easier. But because the cam is very close, you would see not much. I wanted a close-up view, so... I decided to switch them at the table level. I like close views, I'm too used to old videos where you see nothing, you know, old experts on VHS tapes where you hardly see the color of the cards :p. Just kidding.

I'll try a better demo soon.

No, I won't try to hustle anybody with it, lol. I don't wanna die.
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On Sep 13, 2017, AMcD wrote:
...The former thread I used for posting videos is now completely out of control...

Therefore, I have decided to start a new one!...but please stay on topic as much as you can Smile.

For the first one, a very close view of me practicing the Drop Switch move. As you can see, I suck a bit, for my hands are not ideal for manipulating the cubes.

http://www.arnoldmcdonald.org/code/publi......=6500001 (15.8mb)


Good idea starting a new thread, Arnold. The old one was getting to be too unwieldy at this point and the new thread is like a rebirth and you can start afresh.

Even though you say, "I suck a bit" when manipulating the cubes, you are still better than most of the people who attempt this.

Really not bad at all. Might want to try to control your thumb from sticking out so much on the completion of the move though. As long as you don't throw out three dice instead of two, you are home free because doing so might be even harder to explain than dealing the cut card on the Greek bottom deal. Smile

Nice work as always Arnold.
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Hi Arnold. Since you started this new thread for your videos. I sincerely ask if you have the plan to re-shoot or re-post some of the moves I missed in your old thread, especially your bottom deal, a certain shift, and your version of the Steven's control (which you apparently shot it to show another guy the right way to do it). All these videos got deleted when I found the posts.
Thanks.
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Happy to see the fresh start of this!

I'll have to watch on my computer as the link doesn't seem to work on my phone
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Nice idea! Also I quote Simon, it'll be interesting to see old things I've missed.
Plus it'll be also good for me to learn, try and pratice things I've overlooked or never knew in the first place. And maybe record them and share them with you guys, it should be fun! (i'll try not to stuff your thread too much... maybe Smile)
Also dice! They say dice men are dice men, and card men are card men... it's probably true but I find them fascinating as well.
I've always wanted to experiment with them, but I should buy some professional casino dice.
What can I say, I like to challenge myself, happy to see some stuff, I will as gladly try to show my own efforts
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Thanks for the comments boys!

@SimonCard & MarcoLostSomething

Yep, nice idea. I'll re-shoot some old videos. Their quality was not that good though. Nowadays, 720p or 1080p quality is easy to get. So, it's a good opportunity. I hope I still can do all the sleights Smile. For Instance, it's now 2 or even 3 years that I don't practice bottom dealing, as it was a complete obsolete move for me. We'll see how rusted I am!

@Cag

That cut card dealt... Still a nightmare lol. About the dice, I started to practice some moves in April this year, I'm 100% a beginner. I'll work on that thumb, I didn't even notice it was protruding that much after the switch. Thanks!
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Smooth... I gave up on dice stuff.. too difficult for me ha..
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