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4Jacks
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Hey Guys, I could use some advice on the Pinky Cut.
I am currently trying to learn it from the EoPCF.
My problem is trying to “lift” the top packet between my pinky and ring fingers.
I get more of a counter clockwise rotating action with the lift.
In the EoPCF and the DVD Jerry does the cut with his index finger resting on the top short side. I’ve tried to use that finger to balance out the packet, but there is no way I can get the Clearance that is needed to clear the packet under the thumb.
Also I have a hard time keeping the thumb packet together and lifting it a decent amount. I can only get it to about a 60 degree angle with my palm.
I’m going to go buy some new packs tonight, to see if that helps. I’ve been abusing the heck out of my cards since I’ve been on this site.

Any advice is appreciated!

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Patrick
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You should try e-mailing Jerry: flourishman@aol.com. Keep the angle of your hand and cards in mind. Gravity can be a helpful factor.
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4Jacks:

I used to have the same problem with you with the lifting part. The packet tends to turn. To counter this, I have to relax my pinkie and put more strength on my pinkie and less on my ring finger.

After the lifting part, it supposed to us rest on the side of the fingers while your thumb does the remaing work. If done slow, there tends to be some prob so the thumb part have to be a bit quicker

For the part where the cards start to slide when you use your thumb, I found that all I had to do was move my thumb nearer to the centre by a bit. If its too high up in the top left hand corner and if the cards are too slippery, it tends to slide away.

email jerry for more info

hope I at least helped a little

cheerios
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4Jacks
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Very Helpful... TY guys..

Cloud,

That advice on not putting pressure with the ring finger worked like a charm I can now lift the deck. Still having trouble with the thumb though, How did you position the deck so you can grab the deck more in the middle with the thumb??

Thanks

Patrick
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If you look at the pictures in the book, I don't believe you should be grabbing the packet in the middle.

Sorry if I seem vague, but I hesitate to reveal information that people without the bible could grasp.
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4Jacks:

PMed you regarding your question. Hope it helped

cheerios
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