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the sean
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Hey everyone,

I have been toying with a bunch of double lifts...lifting them from the sides from the corners the double pop-up and I was wondering if there is a video, DVD or book that has a ton of different double lifts in it?
Hope someone knows of one.
Thanks :Sean Smile Smile Smile
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The video "Double Take" by Gregory Wilson is good. You learn lots of doubles, replacement, tricks, tabling doubles,... and lots of other stuff. I thought it was a great video.

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My suggestion is that you learn one natural-looking double lift and perform it to perfection.
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Hi Sean

Daryl's Encyclopedia of card slights volume 5 has a whole section on multiple lifts. here is what it includes

The Multiple Lift; The Multiple Lift Get Ready (Several Methods); Multiple Lift #1; Dai Vernon Double Lift; Expert Card Technique Method; Marlo Double Lift Get Ready; The Instantaneous Double Lift (Dr. Jacob Daley); The Leipzig Double Lift; The Snap-Over Double Lift (Paul LePaul); The Snap Double (Larry Jennings); Daryl's One Handed Double Lift (variation on D'Amico Lift); Double Lift from the Spread I; Double Lift from the Spread II (Frank Zak); Double Lift from the Middle (J.K. Hartman)

Multiple Lift Touches; The K.M. Move; Double Lift Clean Up (2 methods); Double Lift as a Force, Switch, Glimpse, Reverse, False Count, Vanish, Change, Pseudo Second Deal, Pseudo Bottom Deal, or Pseudo Middle Deal

Hope this helps!

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Larry says some smart things, Sean!

Learn one, maybe two ways and get them perfect. Or maybe you are looking for the one or two that best suit you? - for when you fancy a debate or a quiet chat.
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I agree with Larry too. Pick one, and make it as perfect as you can get it.
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I have to agree with all the above. Go get Double Take. It's a winner
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Double Take has tons of information on all kinds of double-lifts and has some very nice routines to go with it. I'd recommend getting it, watching it, choosing ONE double-lift that suits you, and practice that one until you can do it perfect everytime. That's really all you need.
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Go with the strike double and you'll never go back.

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"Strike" Double. What is that? MartyK
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I have been trying to get a double lift for ages, but always kept getting caught out

I now use the strike method, and it's amazing, and surprisingly easy to use
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martyk - It's a double-lift without a get-ready or break.
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martyk - The strike double is one of the most natural looking doubles you can do... It does take lots of practice to look smooth. But it is well worth it. Smile

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I do Stud Two-card Pushoff Lift and Snap Double only in my performance although I know many other versions. As many people mentioned above, doing a 'perfect' is the goal, but not showing off that you know 101 ways of DL. A natural DL is one of the most difficult things in magic, I think.

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I use the snap double lift or just a regular turnover dl
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I do a pinky count into a one handed push off. I also do a Larry Jennings snap double now and again.
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For $5, you can purchase Paul Wilson's pdf lecture notes on his site. I didn't quite pick up the strike double until I read his notes on this "hit and pinch" double which is based on the strike. I'm a big fan of the hit and pinch method.

He has two other doubles in the notes. A thumb pop forward, which I can't seem to picture nor do, and the Ultra Natural double, which seems to be the king of all doubles. It's very natural looking (ultra natural, I must say) but seems as though it may take a while for me, the advanced beginner, to learn.

His notes are definitely worth the $5 as the first dl is now the lift I use. His site is

I'm waiting on Lee Ashers notes on his lift, so I'll give some insight when they arrive. I love the look of it but don't know the difficulty.

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Agree the strike double is the most natural. A tip I learned from watching myself in the mirror is if you tilt the deck slightly up, no more than 15 degrees, it is impossible for the spectator to see whether or not in the initial move if the cards are perfectly aligned.

Absolutely agree with the guys above, pick one and as Burger says "take it all the way down the road."

Good luck!
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Double Take has 25 double lifts. But my advice to you is pick up Expert Card
Technique and learn the Push-Off Double taught in there. That is what I ended up doing, and Im glad I did.

If you DO go with the Push-Off, don't listen to ANYONE who tells you it is ok for the cards to separate when you are pushing them off because that is "normal". Its not normal for good technique, and it IS possible to get the cards to move in perfect register together everytime. It just takes...

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The BEST double-lift in existence is Ron Bauer's Double Lift, published in Magicana.

No get-ready and you can do a double or triple at will.

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