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Mavanhare
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Hello everyone. Feeling kind of selfish, seeing as how my first post is asking for help, but this dang thing has truly stumped me. I actually feel kind of dumb, because it looks so easy. I can't dribble the cards. I've been following volume one of Giobbi's "Card College" more or less religiously, but I can't seem to get dribbling. So I skipped it, and now it's popped up again under the "one card middle pass"...so...anyone got any ideas or pointers to get me through this chapter? Thanks in advance!
Will-Ace
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Well... I guess if you just hold the cards in the position for dribling and release preasure slowly, the cards will begin to drible down. It just take a little bit of practice to control the rate the cards fall. I don't think it is much more complicated than that.

I tend to put the index finger on top of the cards, and put preasure on the cards so they can spring down.

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But they always fall down in huge clumps, and I don't know what to do...ive tried multiple ways of holding them, but I can't seem to release the pressure gradually enough. Any ideas?
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Release the preasure from the thumb side. Its just a little bit of practice...

Lift up the thumb like you're riffling from the the back and let the cards fall. eventually you will get the right touch to let them fall one by one.

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Yup, looks like the "lift up the thumb" thing did the trick, thanks for the help! now I'm off to try and tackle this pass
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Quote:
On 2006-12-14 20:08, Mavanhare wrote:
But they always fall down in huge clumps,...




We call that the "Barnyard Shuffle"!

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ToasterofDoom
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Which way are you dribbling? I find holding the cards diagonally makes for a much smoother dribble.
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I dribble the cards with the thumb at the inner left corner and the middle and ring finger at the outer right corner. Kinda dribbling them diagonally like the guy above me said. They dribble off one at a time very smoothly.
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I'd start this by just using a small chunk of cards and not the entire 52 cards to make sure you dribble them one at a time using the method suggested above. Then gradually add more cards. You will then have a flawless dribble for sure!
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You have to apply pressure to the middle of the cards you are holding with the index finger of the hand holding the cards. This pressure will allow the cards to bevel upwards at the ends and thus as you begin to release the cards they will fall or dribble one or two at a time. The less pressure...the larger the groups of cards that dribble can be. Best,
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Another note: Too much pressure is also not good. It will cause uneven beveling, causing cards to spring unevenly and eventually make a mess. It's also much too fast.
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Hello:
Thanks mavanhare for asking that answered one of my questions.
Ihave trouble dealing the cards because my thumb will not grip the cards, I have to kep licking it. Is there anything in the market to help?
Jaz
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There's a product here in the U.S. called 'Sortkwik'.
It will add some tackiness for while.
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