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Tom Gaddis
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If you'd like to see Ron Bauer doing a double lift, (Two Card Turnover Technique - TTT) go to:

http://www.thinklikeaconjurer.com

and click on the "Click Here For Latest" link.

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Tom
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I guess the best double-lift is something personal,
it must be near as possible with your "simple lift move".
no ?
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A couple more:
Collins DL
Tamariz DL

These 2 use a similar principle...outjogging a single card on the replacement.
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Don't you guys think it's sort of unnecessary to learn 100 ways of doing a DL? why not learn just one good one, and make it perfect??
just my 2 cents..Smile
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I'd say I need about 3 for the stuff I do.
It all depends:
Am I lifting from the deck or a packet?
Do I have time for a get-ready?
Condition of the cards--borrowed deck etc.
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On 2004-04-27 04:12, Philippe wrote:

For many many years my DL has served me oh so well. BUT age has crept up and has attacked my pinky, the main assistant in my DL, making it painful and awkward to perform. So now I need a replacement that makes no demands on the little fellow. I seriously am in need of suggestions please.


Which DL were you previously using? You could try Dr. Daley's Instantaneous Double Lift or the Dai Vernon Double Lift.
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Hello NeoMagic

Thank you for your response. I have been using the Pinky count. Any thing requiring the Pinky to hold a break is out now so that eliminates Dai Vernons DL>
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On 2004-04-30 10:31, Philippe wrote:

Thank you for your response. I have been using the Pinky count. Any thing requiring the Pinky to hold a break is out now so that eliminates Dai Vernons DL


I use the Vernon DL quite often but never with a pinkie count or other get-ready, it's possible to do without once you get a "feel" for it. You could also try the Leipzig DL or any method where the get-ready/count is actioned at the outer left corner with the thumb. Give the Strike Double a try as well as has been mentioned.
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I have a slight variation of the get-ready for the push-off double in Expert Card Technique, requiring no little finger break, which works great for me. My little finger's fine, but I still prefer this way.
Rather than having to shift the break from second to little finger after the "squeeze", the cards are buckled up only touching the THIRD finger with which the break is then held. The dbl can be pushed off from there quite easily.
The face-up double can be held with a 3rd finger break too, if you like.

(I think I was vague enough to keep this in this forum)
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Vague enough but clear. Thank you Mito.
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On 2004-04-26 09:22, amagish wrote:
HI Gio,
I missed your post but all the links work on my site. No demo because that shows the technique I use and teach.

Thanks,
Dan Turcotte
April 26, 2004 - 9:21 AM EST


I agree with Gio; the point is not to tip the method but rather show us a performance. If a performance would tip the method then the audience would see it also rendering it a useless sleight. Do you understand what we mean here? I find you site interesting and would like to buy several of the downloads, but not before I see them performed. If a performance gives up the move then I have to question its appliciability. How else can we judge its practicality?
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To find the Double lift that suits you, I think the best approach is to look at yourself doing a single-lift, and then try to do a double the same way Smile

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I don't think anyone has mentioned that Harry Lorayne has a very easy to do and pretty much fool proof DL in _Close Up Card Magic_. I don't remember what it's called but something like Fool Proof Double.

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Just a comment about the snap double vs. the strike double. I've practiced both these for about five years now. The snap double you always know where you’re at. You thumb count the number of cards you need before you do the move. Its pretty much fool proof. You do have to use misdirection.

The Strike Double is much more natural. The problem is sometimes, especially in performance mode, I miss and the finger only picks up one card, and you KNOW right away. You can let the card stay on the deck, but it really looks awkward to not take the card and then go back a second time.
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I actually hate to give this away, but it has helped my card magic so much I can't resist.

For me the most convincing (ie. looks like one card turned over) and natural double I've studied is...

The Vernon 2 card push-off explanation from Darwin Ortiz at the CardTable, pg. 154

This thing, when done correctly looks like one bloody card!! Turned over naturally!! And when practised can be done without any thought to the move at all. And!! you will never miss! Basically you can begin to forget about doing a double, how good would that be!!

Sure you have to pinky count quite well, but that's not a bad thing, and quite frankly that's the other secret move I hate to mention. Smile

The secrets out! Go forth and turn...over two....that look like one...but are really more...you get the idea.

Brian
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Sorry, Brian, but I can't see how a explanation written in another man's book can be your secret in any ways Smile

But thank you for the tip anyway!
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Hey Samuel,

Lighten up! I didn't say it was MY secret. Wow!! thanks for reminding me why I don't post here very much. geez.

B.

P.S. I do hope Mr. Ortiz's explanation helps you, sounds like you need it!
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There are a various different Double Lifts!
I sugest you to pick one you like and make it perfect one!
Just a thought!
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I am wondering where those of you who use the strike double grip the double. Many performers seem to grip the double on the center (of the long side) but it seems to me that it looks better to grip the double closer to the corner. However, this is a bit brittle for me, increasing the risk that the cards will misalign slightly. Does anyone have any advice on this?
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Its totally waste of time to master 100 double lifts ,you should master 1 or 2 to perfection , there is no need to learn 100 but when the time comes you cant do even 1 of them correctly , you should stick to 1 double Lift and master it, double lift is really a hard sleight most people getting started thinks its easy but you cant get perfect unless you practice it years and million times.

I think 1 should start with basic lift then move to fancy ones but once again as I said no need to learn 100 DL's its totally waste of time you can learn lots of other sleights instead of DL's.Some good ones-

1.Stud Two-Card Pushoff Lift
2.Natural Double Lift
3.Ultra Natural "p.Wilson"

all of these require a lot of practice to get them down,Good point no get ready's
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