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@Tommy. Yes there are.
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Nice video Blackeagle!

and

Well said Silver!


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On 2010-07-28 16:24, silverking wrote:
Not that every card worker has to demonstrate the card handling skills of Jason, Andrew, or Mr.Z, but alas, every serious card worker must posses those skills, even if one conceals them from view in the guise of being a "bumbler" or amateur at the card table.

In effect, one can choose to publicly display the perfect skills of the miscreants mentioned above, or assume the wrapper of an amateur card handler

The odd thing (and worth note blackeagle) is that, if one fumbles the cards (in the guise of an amateur handler) at the wrong time, that is when an actual move is taking place......it actually highlights the move.

It would seem that one must "bumble" the cards at unimportant points in the shuffling process, and ensure that those moves which take place are perfectly concealed within the wrapping of consummate skill.
In other words, it's OK to bumble pushing the already shuffled cards back into a single pack, but not OK to leave a brief "the size of Florida" Smile just before cutting and engaging the two halves of the deck you're about to push back together (and only then bumble).

Interesting (and admittedly obvious), that either persona you choose (expert or amateur) requires that the actual moves be completed with absolute perfection.
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Very nice stacking blackeagle, how many cards can you hold back at most consistently?

What do you guys think about practicing stacking with plastic cards? B/c I wear my deck of cards out in a couple of days Smile I wonder if I will have trouble stacking the new deck if I practicing with the old deck and other way around.
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Choobysoo, one could say that there is no real reason to not practice with plastic cards, as you will find them in some games. Whether or not the practice will pay off or not, is another question.

Practicing with regular (new and old) bikes and bees is probably your best bet still, and I would say that being able to stack with new and old decks would be a handy skill.
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On 2010-07-30 02:38, choobysoo wrote:
Very nice stacking blackeagle, how many cards can you hold back at most consistently?

What do you guys think about practicing stacking with plastic cards? B/c I wear my deck of cards out in a couple of days Smile I wonder if I will have trouble stacking the new deck if I practicing with the old deck and other way around.


Practice with plastic. Most private games I have been to uses plastic and its a completely different feel. Its harder to do I think. Also on average I can hold back about 6 cards. Which means that will be suitable for a 7 handed game of poker.
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Blackeagle,

Keep up the great work. A nice tip someone told me was to not 'place' the cards that you are stacking but to let them riffle off your thumbs.

For example... say you have to lay 5 cards on top. Don't simply let them drop, but continue the riffling action.

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Grant
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On 2010-07-31 06:19, Clock wrote:
Blackeagle,

Keep up the great work. A nice tip someone told me was to not 'place' the cards that you are stacking but to let them riffle off your thumbs.

For example... say you have to lay 5 cards on top. Don't simply let them drop, but continue the riffling action.

Take care,

Grant


This tip is so useful I'm almost upset it's on this site.
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No. 92, that could be said about many things on this forum, but I'm greatful for anything I can get.

Grant, thank you.
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With practice, it's not that difficult.

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Another good technique is to repeat the 'movement' of the sleight (not the actual sleight itself) and critique it to see if it would look unusual if someone else did that precise movement.
"Technique beats skill. Psychology beats technique. Philosophy beats all. Think about it." CrdShk
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My very first post, so please don't be too harsh Smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGDOuxs8m74
I'd appreciate any critique you can give me

PS: Xaethia, you spelled his name wrong
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PPJacks

Can you do that consistently?
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On 2010-08-01 11:46, PPJacks wrote:
My very first post, so please don't be too harsh Smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGDOuxs8m74
I'd appreciate any critique you can give me

PS: Xaethia, you spelled his name wrong


Now we're talkin' ! Good show kid.
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On 2010-08-01 11:46, PPJacks wrote:
My very first post, so please don't be too harsh Smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGDOuxs8m74
I'd appreciate any critique you can give me

PS: Xaethia, you spelled his name wrong


Nice deuce. Good job.
Whenever I find myself gripping anything too tightly I just ask myself "How would Guy Hollingworth hold this?"

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Not to mention that the 6 cards you did add was done very smoothly. Good job man.
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Nice catch Andrew... I watched the vid just once I didn't notice.
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@PPJacks Fixed.
And superb by the way!
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I watched it once, figured it was a fluke or a deuce.

Anyway, it was solid work for a demo.
Whenever I find myself gripping anything too tightly I just ask myself "How would Guy Hollingworth hold this?"

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"I would respect VIPs if they respect history."

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Andrew,

You make a nice point, always be suspicious. Fact is I've seen people able to stack 4-1-4-1 in one riffle, smoothly and expertly. I thought, hell we've got another alien here, 6-1-6-1 in one! Next time, I'll check twice Smile.
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Very few can do those oddball stacks consistently at high speed. Freaks of nature.

I know I slow down a bit when I hold 4/6 and drop 2-1-2-1-2-1 when doing "The Sting". I know Darwin does that without even looking. Not me. And Mike Z drops in 5/1-5/1 like in this video FOR REAL. And Malek does the 4/1-4/1 at stupid crazy speeds EVERY TIME.

Still and all, I'm happy with my speeds. Smile
Whenever I find myself gripping anything too tightly I just ask myself "How would Guy Hollingworth hold this?"

A magician on the Genii Forum

"I would respect VIPs if they respect history."

Hideo Kato
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