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Elliott Hodges
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I am left handed yet I automatically learnt the Charlier cut with my right hand.
Does anyone else find this?
Jonas
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That's right. Smile

But yeah, I'm the same, I am a leftie and do Charlier best in my right hand. You know, you are called left handed after writing with your left hand, not for doing one handed cuts in your left hand, how many people can do that anyway? Smile

But yeah, you do it the right way, but its handy being able to do it in both hands to make some cut combos like Butterfly cut and others.

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I am right handed, and I do one handed cuts like charliers and OHR much more adeptly with my left hand. so ya, like harwin, you've got it "correct"
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Lern to do the charlier cut on both hands^^
it makes live a lot easyer when you move on to cuts such as the butterfly cut by paul harrys or the paul draylin(correct spelling?) cut


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PS: I don't know if I am right handed or left handet^^
I can write the same way useing both hands and I have nearly the same skill on both hands(right -> better cuts, left->better fans)
Jordini
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I to am right handed yet do the fancier one handed cuts in my left hand.
"Illusion is the first of all pleasures."
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I think that how it usually is. I am like Jordini, right handed but do cuts best in my left hand. Most magicians I know are like this.
Stick to the classics,

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Yeah when laymen want to learn some flourishes, and I teach them a charlier, they usually pick it up much easier with their left. I guess the left (for right-handers) is just more used to holding a deck.
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I never realized I did all my charlier cuts with my left hand. It's a tad harder to on my right hand and I'm right handed.
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My OHR is easier in my left and I'm righthanded but charliers I'm good in both hands
4Jacks
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I'm Right handed and I learn everything on my Right hand First, Charlier, thumb, OHR, etc.... Except for Daryl's Hot Shot, for some reason, it is sooo much easier in my left =
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I am right handed too. Consequently, it is very rare that I make any one-handed card moves except with my left hand. However, just the opposite is true of coin work. Odd isn't it?

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I guess it all depends on which hand you decided to learn with first. The hand you decide to start with usually you become better with because you'll do more of it in that hand. I'm sure I've done way more charlier cuts with my left hand. Maybe if I increase the number for my right hand to more than my left I'll become better with my right hand.

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I don't think so... I used to start out teaching laymen charliers with their right hand (for right handers) when they wanted to be taught something. but invariably found their left hand to be easier to learn with.
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On 2005-04-10 23:58, Bob Sanders wrote:
I am right handed too. Consequently, it is very rare that I make any one-handed card moves except with my left hand. However, just the opposite is true of coin work. Odd isn't it?

Bob
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Hi Bob,
It's nice to see some of the Other Magicians Venture into our Little world every now and then. I spend too much time in this little box.
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On 2005-04-10 23:58, Bob Sanders wrote:
I am right handed too. Consequently, it is very rare that I make any one-handed card moves except with my left hand. However, just the opposite is true of coin work. Odd isn't it?

Bob
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I also do a lot of my coin work in my right hand, but do cuts in my left hand. Maybe there some scientist who can answer why.
Stick to the classics,

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Yea I just noticed this too. coin/poker chip tricks I have only bothered learning with my right. only a couple of those I decided to learn with left, but I'm not very good with those I've learned on the left.
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This is notoriously true. Card cuts and flourishes tend (for nearly everyone) to be easier when done with your less dominant hand while coin work tends to stick with the dominant.

For those of you that have read the novel "Magic" by William Goldman (and if you’re a magician and you haven't read it then you certainly should! Hell, it's nearly as good as William Lindsay Gresham's novel "Nightmare Alley”) you may recall that the main character even mentions to himself about just how funny this phenomenon seems to be.

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Really? that's how it is for me. learning charlie and fans are so much easier with my dominant hand. is that wrong? lol, but when I thaught me friends charlier they did it with their dominant hand too...
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Ut-oh, we're gonna have a bunch of rebel card men on our hands. Unacceptable!

Haha- j/k Smile

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Most of the books I have on magic, which date back to the 1920s, all teach the charlier cut in the left hand. That's why everybody does it with their left. Also, the starting position for the Charlier cut is very similar to natural dealing position. When dealing, right handed people tend to hold the deck in their left hand, and thus the hand is comfortable in the starting position for the Charlier cut.
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