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The Dowser
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On 2008-07-17 18:56, Rupert Roach wrote:

Honestly now, do you really think a true artist would use the exact same ruse on every single time? Ho hum.



A true cheat, artistic though he may be, is concerned with getting paid and not with pleasing art critics. If "Ho Hum" is consistently getting the money, then let the Ho Hum.
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Oh, I always let the ho hum. It's better that way.
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On 2009-07-22 00:40, Clock wrote:
The angles are invisible from 7:00 - 1:00 ... The rest is the psychology behind it.

For what its worth, I have fooled a lot of the guys with it. I have also seen the ping pong shift done as a completely open shift (bad from every angle) and fly by everyone in a "fast" game.

Again... it's all about the timing and psychology of the move.


This could be said of all shifts, no?
It's amazing, people will criticize you for "biting the hand that feeds you," while they're busy praising the hand that beats them.

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I won't forget you Robert.
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I thought a "ping pong shift" was really 2 shifts.

One to reverse halves of the deck and the other immediately after to put the cards back in the original order.

That way, if people say the saw something, you can show that the cards are still in the original order and that nothing happened.

You can repeat the move for a long time with nothing happening. Mmmm, as a second thought, the "ping pong" method may also be a good way to practice performing a real pass. Simply because it is repetitive (back and forth).

:)

I hope my comment was not "out of bounds" Smile
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That would be an interpretation of "ping pong" as a description, instead of a name I guess.

The one we are discussing is from someone who was known as "Ping Pong."
It's amazing, people will criticize you for "biting the hand that feeds you," while they're busy praising the hand that beats them.

"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one."

I won't forget you Robert.
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On 2009-07-22 00:40, Clock wrote:
The angles are invisible from 7:00 - 1:00 ... The rest is the psychology behind it.

For what its worth, I have fooled a lot of the guys with it. I have also seen the ping pong shift done as a completely open shift (bad from every angle) and fly by everyone in a "fast" game.

Again... it's all about the timing and psychology of the move.


This is a *very* strong move in Grant's hands.
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I'm currently practicing this move from Dai Vernon's Revelation book, this is really kicking my ***!! The cull riffle of the mysterious kid (Dad Stevens) is another really challenging move that comes to mind from the book. It's fun to practice them though.

Michael
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