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Craig:
I always been a little frighted to do the Mercury Card fold. I know is a great move and can be use in many great effects but I feel in the spot when I Do it.
From what source do you learn your Mercury Card Fold?
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Hi again Hansel!

I learnt the Mercury card fold from its original description in Expert Card Technique (I think???).

However the nest description I have ever seen for the move is on Jay Sankey's 'Paperclipped - Special Edition' DVD. Jay goes into so much depth on this one move there is no way you could not learn it. I found that if you get yourself 10 packs of old cards and practice the move over and over with every card from every deck you will have the move down.

Having said all that I tend to use the one handed card fold a lot more than the Mercury Card Fold. I put several applications for the move on my 'Locked in a Room Without Coins' DVD including my body loading routine where three cards end up under the spectator's watch, in their pocket and in their shoe. I find that the one handed card fold works better for my performing style. I think I did a pretty good job of explaining the move on the Locked in a Room DVD so you can check there for a description.

Hope this helps

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Craig:
I have seen your explanations on the dvd and they are all good(Including the other sleights).
BTW today I have a meeting with a general manager of a Local Chain of restaurants and performed "Essence Deal" with an outstanding reaction. Great routine, very workable with lots of presentations options!
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Sankey's PC special edition gives great detail. Cody Fisher (if I remember correctly) gives a good motivation / covering move for the MCF in his lecture notes (Back at the Castle?).

In my own experience, I use the MCF a lot and just do the move far more slowly (relaxed, on the off beat) than Jay's pump action shotgun speed. Jay is obviously the master, but I find a relaxed (and quiet!) approach works well for me.

I really must check out 'Locked in a Room..'

Charlie
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Nice idea Charlie. Slow is the way to go, slow and natural.

If you get Locked In a Room let me know what you think, I think you'll like it.

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