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papermechanic
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This is a video of a few shuffles I have been working on. the last one I need to shorten. I feel its just a little bit lengthy. I took the sound out of the video, because my roommate and his girlfriend were talking about hallowween costumes while I was taping haha. again, as you guys know any criticism is more than welcome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzmZv5mLIC4
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The handling seems a bit studied everytime you go to riffle for the cut. It contrast with the overall tempo of the sequence. Nice pad color, though.
One time, when I was young, I botched a sleight so bad, Vernon, Marlo & Miller rolled over in their graves. But I didn't see Elmsley, probably because he was behind the others.
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Even though you fooled me with your shuffle I agree with Rawdawg 100%. I guess it's because you're stacking and therefore it must be some hesitation in the riffling. Papermechanic I'm sorry to be so hard on you but you know who's shuffling technique I'm comparing it to.

Respectfully,

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On 2007-10-30 22:21, rawdawg wrote:
...Nice pad color, though.


I laughed very hard when I read that!

You have the technique it's now just a matter of rythm and timing. The strips seem a bit exagerated to me...

Nice clip...
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Looks like he filmed it in his garage which is even funnier.
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I agree witht he comments above. Some more practice and you'll have a thing of beauty.

As an aside, whenever I see stacking demos online, the riffle shuffles are usually shown "up close" and we cannot see what the performer is looking at/doing. The reason I make this statement, is that when most card players can shuffle the deck without looking at it for long periods of time. Since the purpose of the shuffle is to mix the cards, there is not much studying of the deck during the riffle, other than to make sure you don't spray cards all over the table. IMHO, a dealer who has smooth mechanics and he/she can match that "smoothness" with their demeanor at the table (not studying the deck, having a devil may care attitude about the shuffle) the more disarming it will be and more likely to fly in a game.
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I know the old adage is "if you don't want them to look at your hands don't look at them yourself," but the majority of people look at the cards when they shuffle. It is natural.
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Looking at the cards while shuffling is natural enough, but so is not looking and far better not to in my opinion. The latter looks so much more tranquil as the former looks more tense. If I had a choice I would not look at the cards while shuffling.
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On 2007-11-01 20:01, tommy wrote:
Looking at the cards while shuffling is natural enough, but so is not looking and far better not to in my opinion. The latter looks so much more tranquil as the former looks more tense. If I had a choice I would not look at the cards while shuffling.


As always it depends on the playing conditions. But not looking at the cards whilst shuffling let you look at your opponents. Thus you may distract the one who is looking at you (there are always guys not very funny to play with).
On the other hand, looking at the cards seems good to me as you don't appear too professional.
So do both.
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Juan Tamariz has some pretty good choreography involving looking/not looking at the deck whilst shuffling.
One time, when I was young, I botched a sleight so bad, Vernon, Marlo & Miller rolled over in their graves. But I didn't see Elmsley, probably because he was behind the others.
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On 2007-11-02 19:08, rawdawg wrote:
Juan Tamariz has some pretty good choreography involving looking/not looking at the deck whilst shuffling.


When are you getting to town again diggity-dawg? Seems like everyone and their brother is out here anymore.
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I will be around at the beginning of the year for the AVN show and possibly for the Magic Marketplace convention. I've been dying to get back to Hooter's for some poker. Those people couldn't play their way out of a doggy bag of mild Hooter wings. Hey, you'll be old enough next year for us to go find something stronger to drink than 2% chocolate milk, right?

xoxo
One time, when I was young, I botched a sleight so bad, Vernon, Marlo & Miller rolled over in their graves. But I didn't see Elmsley, probably because he was behind the others.
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