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Topic: Preparing hands for card magic
Message: Posted by: *double-A-magic* (Nov 28, 2011 04:28PM)
Hi Gang,

I was wondering if any of you prepare your hands, as in washing/moisturising/drying etc. prior to performing card magic?

I ask as when I practice card sleights/effects sometimes the cards grip nicely to the hand and othertimes my hands seem to glide across them too easily and fails to move the card - the erdnase change is probably my best example.

Does this make sense?

I think if I wash my hands then it is harder to perform with cards however if they have recently been slightly moist it is much easier.

Anyone have any advice on this or experience similar problems? Thanks.

Message: Posted by: MagicDr (Nov 28, 2011 04:51PM)
Here you go

Message: Posted by: *double-A-magic* (Nov 28, 2011 05:12PM)
Thanks very much MagicDr, good to know I'm not the only one!! I'll have a good read of the thread now.

Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Nov 29, 2011 07:17PM)
Check out the following thread for more moisturizing products we listed:
Message: Posted by: DPWO (Dec 3, 2011 02:02AM)
Dan and dave have a new "lotion" out that might be worth trying.
Message: Posted by: djurmann (Dec 3, 2011 11:48AM)
Also if you are performing in an area where there are drinks and your hands are dry, move a glass of lager or other cold drink with condensation on the side.
Message: Posted by: Drosselmeyer (Dec 3, 2011 04:21PM)
I still swear by hot wax baths. My wife got me one and its amazing at keeping hands in condition.