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I know that these are not very good, I am currently working on the rhythm, timing, angles and setups. Just thought you were interested in what to come. If you feel I should not be practising the technique I am demonstrating, please let me know and tell me why.

Kim

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Kim:
This is some nice work, although I only watched the riffle stacking and posted my feed back on youtube. I will find time to watch the rest later. I hope you try my suggestion and do not underestimate its importance. Your shuffle has the potential to look really deceptive.
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Here is my response to "why do you think it is important?" Other than probably just being a perfectionist:
Any hesitation or "fussyness" is, firstly, a tip off to a "practiced" move; and secondly, it is a habit I have seen so often among magicians that it has become a tell. As a pitboss as well as a magician I have literally observed tens of thousands of shuffles by hundreds of dealers and almost as many magicians and a few mechanics. Anything that visibly prevents the most direct route to the shuffle can attract attention. An honest shuffle would not require such precision. Your shuffle is so good looking and you have worked hard to get it to speed and the tap-square up is not as necessary as you may think... just a little more practice.
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Kim,

your work looks good. I really liked your stud greek and center, but during the normal center there is too much of a pause when you deal the card to yourself. if I was good at centers I would give you advice, but I am not ha.
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Anyone who has practised moves of this type knows the time and effort you've put into it. You've inspired me to keep at it! As Dowser said, some of your work is almost too precise. I enjoyed all of it.
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Hey Kim, your moves are nice and controlled and smooth... now how would you apply these moves in a situation??


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Papermechanic, I guess you didn't read carefully what I wrote Smile. The center and greek are very new to me, I mean weeks, not months, of efficient practise from watching other centers, I just posted them for your entertainment, they are nowhere near finished, give me 5-10 more years. Smile

iamslow, I would include them in a show on how people can cheat you.. no seriously, I haven't thought about that at all really, I just practise because I it is fun for now.

Dowser, a normal riffle shuffle / stacking isn't that more difficult without the tap perhaps, but a perfect table faro, definitely more difficult. I'll see what I can do about it, thanks for the advice.

Kim
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Kim,

your right you already mentioned that in your opening post ha sorry about that. ill tell you what then, if it looks that good after only weeks of practice then I'm definitely looking forward to seeing it later on down the road.
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I will post a couple more videos from more angles, got confused about all the moves and angles and missed some. Then when I feel I have improved or need help, I will make new videos of the same moves. Some moves will be private, because certain people have asked me to keep them so, only friends at youtube will be able to see them, you should know who you are.

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With the push through shuffle, only turn one of the halves as you weave (the top half being pushed through). I seem to get a flash of two diagonal packets. You can do the move with only one half going diagonal as you keep the other pack perfectly straight.
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Thanks clock, I will think about that.

Kim
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You can do the move as fast as you are doing in the video, but it will take a little practice. It will make it look more deceptive.
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MagicKim
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What is the best way to do a push through? Anyone that really knows that? Smile
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Just watched all the videos...Good work, Kim.
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On 2007-10-28 13:51, MagicKim wrote:

Dowser, a normal riffle shuffle / stacking isn't that more difficult without the tap perhaps, but a perfect table faro, definitely more difficult. I'll see what I can do about it, thanks for the advice.

Kim

Kim, I must confess that one reason I may have noticed this habit is that it is one that I have struggled with a lot in the context of tabled faro's. Doing the cut and jumping directly into a tabled faro without even the slightest tap of the packets together is extremely difficult to learn, especially after years of conditioning to square the packets before each faro. So... I hear ya buddy... totally.
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Dowser I must say that it is definitely not as difficult to do the faro without tapping as I thought. Definitely more difficult but I think I'll be able to master it this way as well within the next couple of months. Thanks for the advice once again.

Kim

ps. any more advice on stacking that I have to think about? I am trying to get the rhythm to be as normal as possible and keeping the cards low when riffling and not releasing back and forth from the left and right packets, look weird to me.
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So, I guess everyone has looked now. I will take the videos down shortly.

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On 2007-10-29 13:21, MagicKim wrote:

ps. any more advice on stacking that I have to think about? I am trying to get the rhythm to be as normal as possible and keeping the cards low when riffling and not releasing back and forth from the left and right packets, look weird to me.

Nope... looks like you've got it covered. The riffle was excellent. I'm looking forward to seeing the shuffle after you've eliminated the get ready of squaring the packets. I hope you post a video.
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Your video's are very nice! Although you say some of them are prototypes, your goin in the right direction!

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