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Topic: Hey guys honest crit would be nice...
Message: Posted by: Griff (Nov 2, 2007 11:21PM)
The Riffle Stack is my favorite technique to practice. I once thought it impossible til I saw Darwin Ortiz do it years ago. This is a vid that was meant for the laymen, but the stack is there. I thought you all would give me the best advice as to how to improve it. Thanks in advance.
Griff
Message: Posted by: Clock (Nov 2, 2007 11:26PM)
At this point it's invisible...

Maybe because there is no video it seems that way...but I'm not sure.
Message: Posted by: Griff (Nov 2, 2007 11:30PM)
Sorry...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nx_7ECowyJ0
Message: Posted by: Mr. Z (Nov 3, 2007 12:00AM)
For magic I think it's very good.
Message: Posted by: Clock (Nov 3, 2007 05:54AM)
I agree with Mr. Z.; great for magic.

It's funny...

After all that practice riffle stacking and blind shuffling, a layman commented that he thinks the "move" at 1:03 was the best. It makes you think...
Message: Posted by: Griff (Nov 3, 2007 05:19PM)
Thank you for the comments guys. Yeah Clock, that cracked me up too...
Griff
Message: Posted by: gadfly3d (Nov 4, 2007 10:59AM)
Its very good but I think the ace production should be snappier, considering that the shuffles themselves need some time.

Gil Scott
Message: Posted by: Expertmagician (Nov 4, 2007 06:15PM)
I actually enjoyed the video...it reminded me of how I stacked when I was in my 20s.

My 4 card/4 shuffle stack still looks similar...but, today I tray to make the shuffles look less controlled and more casual.

Steve Forte's shuffles look VERY natural and almost haphazard ... that is what I believe people should strive for.

Keep up the good work !
Message: Posted by: Griff (Nov 4, 2007 10:06PM)
Thanks guys for the comments. Gadfly, you are right about the productions. I actually kind of add lib the productions normally. Expertmagician, thank you for the compliment. I agree that I look a little stiff during the stack. I will work more on that...actually, I kind of pushed myself to stack for 6 hands. I normally stack for 5 in my demos. Thanks again guys.
Griff