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On 2008-10-16 20:39, daffelglass wrote:
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On 2008-10-16 19:58, coinguy wrote:
I can do this pretty well. If you keep practicing it, your hand will make the necessary adjustments on its own. Well, that's what happened to me.


I agree, that what has happened to me as I've been practicing. In a week of solid work I've gotten rid of most of the problems, I think I'll have it now in less than a month. I'm wondering if its worth putting time into the 26 shift though, even Nelson can't do it invisibly.


Right, practice makes perfect. On the other hand, the issue of 26 shift is similar to moving 51 cards to control 1 card for the pass... I think it is a kind of personal philosophy in magic... imho.
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I struggle with this move. It's funny; but, I think I was closer to getting it when I first attempted it- Somewhere along the line I seem to have regressed. I haven't tried it in a few weeks, though; so, maybe the rest did me some good.

Wish me luck!

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On 2008-10-16 21:14, Steven Leung wrote:

Right, practice makes perfect. On the other hand, the issue of 26 shift is similar to moving 51 cards to control 1 card for the pass... I think it is a kind of personal philosophy in magic... imho.


I never understood this ("the sidesteal is better then a shift because you only have to move one card instead of 52 to control a card") thinking. The real truth is that it's a MOVE. One move to control a card versus one move to control a card. In fact, with most sidesteals, there are TWO actions (the steal and square up) versus one action (The dip) with the shift.

So, be nice to the shift. It gets more flack then HL!
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I'm still practicing this move and also HL's Ultra move.
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Rewatch Chad doing the move on the DVD over and over again, it also helps to deeply analyse the booklet, every single detail mentioned on the DVD and in the booklet is crucial to getting a good Clipshift.

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Darn, I ordered the whole DVD for that move only, but I still look forward to study it next week when it arrives.
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I hold it in deep biddle
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I've practised for 2 days now. At first the move seemed impossible, my fingers ached in all places after attempting the move for a couple times in a row, my frustration has been and still is enourmous.

Today I've actually accomplished to avoid outjogging the top card while performing the clip shift, I still have problems with sound and replacing the card. This is absolutely the hardest move I've encountered but I think with daily practice and dedication it's manageable.
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On 2009-01-29 16:41, iambest wrote:
I've practised for 2 days now. At first the move seemed impossible, my fingers ached in all places after attempting the move for a couple times in a row, my frustration has been and still is enourmous.

Today I've actually accomplished to avoid outjogging the top card while performing the clip shift, I still have problems with sound and replacing the card. This is absolutely the hardest move I've encountered but I think with daily practice and dedication it's manageable.


I gave up and sold the dvd in the let's make a deal session.

I was getting pain in the whole right hand especially in the base or the knuckle of the index finger and I did not want to risk getting injured for just one move.

It is an incredible move,so I wish the rest of you good luck with it.
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Chad taught me this move in person at Tannen's a few months ago - I can attest to the fact that it is silent, deadly and invisible in the hands of someone who has mastered it. I am not that someone but having learned it from the source I think I have a good understanding of the action. I will say that I do not think the dvd and accompanying booklet teach it very well. Both leave out what I believe to be a crucial aspect of the sleight, that once noticed and focused on make the move silent. PM me if you can prove you have the dvd and want to know MY thoughts on the discrepancy.

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LF: When I first started with the sleight, my index finger knuckle got quite excruciatingly painful, and I had trouble bending it. (That said, I practice about a thousand times a day for several weeks.) I've been revisiting the shift (afterall, it is so awesome!) and found that the shift can be done with minimal tension of the right hand. If you ever felt like going at the Clip Shift again, a relaxed hand may be worth trying.

As for my progress after 6 months: I eliminated the "click" long ago and can mostly align the cards, but I find it incredibly difficult to not flash between the right 2nd/3rd fingers when the hand is held stationary (as in the dribble control). At speed, I also get a scraping sound on the replacement (like I'm dealing quickly) Lithyem, does that happen to Chad as well, or is it completely silent?
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I recently started working on this move and it's insanely difficult. I can blunder through it a few times before my hand starts cramping. Chad makes this look so simple. I plan on seeing this through and learning it, no matter how long it takes, because it's one of the best moves I've come across in a long time.
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This move is difficult in every sense of the word. I have three issues with it before: (1) the scraping sound, (2) the flash on the edge of the hand and (3) the upper card moving out of position (outjogging most of time). I can't say enough that practice is the only solution. An outward bend on the deck helps (which I saw one of the Buck twins do) eliminate no 3. Proper grip would also help. Clipping it correctly to the 2nd/3rd would eliminate no 1 and 3 as well. Just my thoughts.
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26 shift is a lot harder to do than the clip shift.
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For those of you working on this move, I will have to reiterate that dedicated, concentrated practice is ESSENTIAL. This move is incredibly difficult to learn but so worth it in the long haul.

I have been working on the clip shift since it first came out in Surfaced, and only recently (the last few months or so) has it been hitting exactly where I want it. The key is to really analyze every nuance of the move and see exactly where you're going wrong. For example, I had developed pretty good speed on the clip shift over the summer, but then I realized that it was still making a lot of noise as the card cleared. I had to slow down the move in practice to figure out exactly where the noise was coming from and try to eliminate it. Several months later, the noise was eliminated.

This move is something that takes a lot of time to perfect. However, I can guarantee you won't regret it.
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Indeed, a fast, smooth, soft AND SILENT clip-shift needs a lot of pain on fingers Smile
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This really is an incredibly hard move that will take ages to perfect(or even get close to that). But there is great deal of satisfaction when you see yourself changing the card in the mirror and almost fooling yourself.

As for practicing the sleight, remember that practice does not make perfect, Perfect practice makes perfect so please do really study the booklet to see if your finger positions are in the right spots.
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I suffered excruciating pain in my middle and ring fingers for 1 month when I first practiced this move. Now I can complete the move but I have the same problem as you Smile.
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This is a very knacky move. My hand size has surely given me favor with this sleight. But even that can't save me from the obnoxious little wrinkles (audible shift, flashing, top card sidejogging)that only studied practice can iron out. Become enemies with them and vow to overcome them no matter the cost. Everyday the shift get's better for me and granted I'm only a month into this behemoth of a move, I know that a hundred or so executions a day will yield nicely steam pressed sleight that my repertoire will gladly don. Good luck monkeys and remember you can't rush perfection.
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I don't believe it's meant to be a burn move; it needs some misdirection.

Oh... and y'all are wimps.
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