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I have been playing around with the material from By Forces Unseen for a couple of weeks now, and I think that the broadside center steal and Longitudinal swivel steal are beautiful. I'm wondering if anybody uses them, and also any pointers on realigning the cards using the pinky. Thanks.
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I love them. I really love them. I don't use them as often as I should, but I prefer these over a standard side steal.
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Pay careful attention to the illustrations following the Broadside Center Steal. The left little finger must push in at a somewhat unnatural angle, and further than you would think it should have to. This is of course all covered by the right hand and the deck.

Also, don't be too concerned about swinging the card into perfect alignment with either the deck or the box (depending on where you're placing the stolen card). If it sticks out in the back a little it can be pushed more square as the deck is tabled or the grip on it is shifted. As the text mentions, if you attempt to bring the card perfectly square it may be visible from the front.

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Summoning back this old thread.

It might be a linguistic barrier, but for god's sake I can't understand where the pinky should move. In wich direction, i.. I.. I just don't understand this text bit

"extend the fourth finger downward and slightly forward" 😬
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Everyone has different hands. Even those whose hands might be the same size can differ in flexibility and feel, not to mention strength.

The point is, try it as best you can according to the instructions but realize that it works for the author, and may not work for you. In that case, you need to understand what is supposed to happen and then adjust accordingly.

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Thanks, I'll try some more!
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