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Oh, you mean a double with no "get ready" ?

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In my opinion, the Snap Double is a completely unnatural method for a DL. For me, a convincing double lift should mimic as closely as possible the method for a single card turnover and I've never seen anyone perform a single lift in the style of the Snap Double. I use a hit lift or strike method, so there is no get ready, and compliment this by pushing my thumb lightly over the top card as if I was really pushing it off.
Of course it goes without saying that Larry Jennings was a genius, and he probably forgot more magic than I will ever learn in my lifetime.
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I Agree that a snap double is unnatural. But so too is card springing, that Fan thing where you move the bottom card about as a gag, and, lets face it just about any classic "Manipulation" move. IMHO there is a place in magic for "Natural" moves, and for Flourishes. I wouldn't use the Snap double all the time, but there is definately a place for it in a well constructed routine.


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No matter what the problems are with the snap, Daryls tip about the outjog and square with the index finger is a great one. Gets you your break for the turnover again perfectly.

Also, try a Juan Tamariz subtelty on the seondary turnover for an extra convincer.
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On 2002-09-23 18:18, Andy Charlton wrote:
I wouldn't use the Snap double all the time, but there is definately a place for it in a well constructed routine.


Very true. Even on his "Ambitious card" video, you'll notice that daryl only does the "snap double" sometimes. He seems to use a "strike" dl when he describes most of the "extra moves" on the tape.
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I use this move in an ambitious card routine. If the snap sound is bothering you, just snap your fingers instead to cover up the noise suspicion.
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The actions of the Hit Double is unnatural as well. So is the Vernon Double, the Paul Curry Double. When turning a card over, "naturally", it is usually done stud fashion, not book style flipping it face up onto the deck. So, your claim is incorrect. On the other hand, when we do turn a card(s) over, as magicians, we usually flip the card(s) face up book style onto the deck. The get ready really doesn't matter. As long as the cards are aligned and the double is convincing enough to the spectator, then whatever double you are comfortable with should be suffice.

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On 2002-09-19 16:18, brownitus wrote:
The snap IS the purpose of the double! Sheesh. You snap the card over-- sounds nice.


Absolutely not. The first purpose of this Jennings method is TO GET A BREAK. The Jennings Double is really not a "double" at all, but a GET READY. Even w/o an audible snap, it can be extremely elegant, in the right hands.
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