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Topic: That horrible "click"
Message: Posted by: variable75 (Feb 6, 2002 10:44AM)

Recently I have begin putting in serious time attempting to learn different palms. I truly believe that this sleight is a must for any worker. I have found some great ones, and the best resource I have found so far is Mike Close's Power of Palming Video. I would recommend it to anyone, especially people who are just learning to successfully palm cards.

I do have one question though. Every time I palm a card (usually in my left hand) and then pull the deck free of the card I always hear the terrible "click". I believe it is just a matter of practice and getting the angles right when I free the card, but can anyone offer any tips or special handlings? Thanks in advance!
Message: Posted by: luvisi (Feb 6, 2002 12:47PM)
Relax your left hand. The click is also a common problem in a side steal, in which it often comes from squeezing the card in the right hand too much too soon. Try to barely grip the card until it is free of the deck, and then palm it the rest of the way. Keeping it as parallel to the other cards as possible also helps a little, but relaxing and delaying the full grip of the cards are the real tricks.

Best of luck,
Message: Posted by: UpclseNprsnl (Feb 6, 2002 04:02PM)
I dont know much about cards and palming especially, but if you can, try this. If the deck is in your left hand, turn the top card with your left thumb just a little to the side, then palm the card. That way, it is easier to grip and so far, I have had no trouble with a "click" sound. Hope this helps, but remember, Im just beginning so I don't know much about this subject at all. Just my two cents.
Message: Posted by: Michael Peterson (Feb 7, 2002 04:38PM)
My advice would be to go a little slower, I finally got rid of that sound by just slowing it down a little so it doesn't slap against my palm.

I hope this helps.

Message: Posted by: Alewishus (Mar 6, 2002 02:29PM)
Cough when you palm.
Message: Posted by: Munskin (Mar 21, 2002 10:33AM)
I, too, had the same 'click' problem when first learning all manner of palms. Two hints that helped me were to slow down the action when practicing, and to develop 'soft hands' when performing the sleight.
Message: Posted by: NickW (Mar 22, 2002 01:35PM)
I haven't got a bottom palm I'm happy with yet, but I find that for a top palm it helps to lever the card into palm at the same time as sliding the right hand across the top of the deck 'squaring' - I've never noticed a click this way.
Message: Posted by: Scott F. Guinn (Mar 22, 2002 08:18PM)
On 2002-03-22 14:35, NickW wrote:
I haven't got a bottom palm I'm happy with yet

Check out my "Automatic Bottom Palm" in "Great Scott! It's Card Magic!"
Message: Posted by: NickW (Mar 23, 2002 07:05AM)
Thanks - I'll check there if I can find it. Is it available in the UK, or only on order from the US?
Message: Posted by: Scott F. Guinn (Mar 23, 2002 11:27PM)
You can get it directly from me. Mention the Cafe, and I won't charge you for shipping. email me for details if you're interested.
Message: Posted by: Martin Pulman (Apr 30, 2002 09:18AM)
Riffle shuffle the deck before executing a one handed top palm.The card comes up sweet as you like.