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I don't get why shuffling some cards to the bottom would do anything given that you still have that huge unshuffled block in the middle. Covering that instead of essentially drawing attention to it is likely to be a better option.
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It a twist I like. You choose! I'm don't have time to argue in a way or another, take it or leave it.
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Well if you really wanna know originally when I showed this to certain people I was only retaining a small slug of cards so you wouldn't talk about a "huge unshuffled block in the middle."
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In the video you can see how I'm surprised how the shuffle is crappy trying to retain a big slug with my technique*
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Regardless of how big the slug is, it is exactly the same size whether you stack cards beneath it or not. If a 10-card slug looks wrong because you shuffled only above it, it looks just as wrong if you shuffle cards only beneath and above it.
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+1 with splice (yes, can happen).

The way you do it, big gaps are gonna be visible from the front. I think it's worse. IMHO. I prefer using more cover.
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I personally like your shuffle work....But, I can not tell from the video if you are staring at the cards to 'check" and see if you hit OR are you doing the "hold backs" by touch alone ?

Can you stack at the demonstrated speeds while your are looking at others and talking ?

If you can, then those are the traits of a pro Smile
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If you ask me, looks really nice. Being perfectionist can make more troubles then use sometimes.
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Can you stack at the demonstrated speeds while your are looking at others and talking ?

talking and stacking is too much multitasking for me right now Smile
But Im practising stacking without looking at my hands
I still have to glimpse at the cards from time to time though

Glad you still like my shuffle work Smile
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Don't worry too much about that joey. Everyone look at the deck. The point is not to stare at it or to look like mesmerized by the deck.
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Arnold is right (no, seriously). Practicing stacking without looking at the deck is good to sharpen your skills, but go to any rotating deal home game and watch the regular players shuffle, you'll notice pretty much everyone looks at the deck. In fact, seeing someone do a perfect RRSR without looking at the deck once would set me on edge. Unless I had a reason to believe that dealer is supposed to be that proficient, it just looks too suspicious.

But if you practice while always looking at the deck you'll fall into the trap of your shuffle looking too studied, and that's just as bad or worse than not looking at the deck at all.
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Footnote #47, p. 41 Smile.
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New Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc-Mb5SGlGk

I tried to hide the gap in the last shuffle a bit more
the bad lighting and the angle certainly helped aswell ^^
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New Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhxGKbOI0Bs

Not a practise video, but maybe you enjoy it anyway Smile
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This video was very well made. You clearly have skills in more than one field.

I like everything you are doing and you are earning my respect.

Great job!
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I agree - great touch, very smooth - and perfectly filmed.
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Good video.
You are getting good at film editing also!

Bravo!

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Hahaha, I really appreciate the plug about the booklet young man. I promise, here, you will get the second volume for free! By the way, the binding looks damaged, is it because bad postal services?

Otherwise, you are getting better week after week, time is near for people like me to get retired.

Pun aside, I like to see all of you, young "kids", learning fast, showing and displaying multiple talents. It such a different behavior compared to the old farts of Magic/Gambling I've struggled with during the last decades! They share nothing, very few are capable or knowledgeable and it's always a matter of money and secret retention ("I have the money, I know, you don't, I'm the master, you're an idiot"). Your generation learn, practice, improve, have real skills. You make our "Art" evolving and you bring motivation. I like that.

Because that first booklet I have received dozens of very kind mails. I've been literally amazed learning that the few tens of videos I've posted on several forums thru the last years have been an inspiration for many of you! It's a big surprise as I'm not Richard Turner or Steve Forte and I thank you, all of you (included those who don't like me). I have one query though. Me, I have learned a lot from many guys posting here, from Z's or Doc's videos just to name two. I'd like to see you posting material in the future for the next generations.

Good job Joey!
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This forum is going to be a movie club of a very special kind - and I like it.
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Hahaha, I really appreciate the plug about the booklet young man. I promise, here, you will get the second volume for free! By the way, the binding looks damaged, is it because bad postal services?

wow thanks alot, very kind of you =)
one of the binding rings was a little bit damaged when I got it, but its no problem ( it actually looks worse in the video than it really is )

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I've been literally amazed learning that the few tens of videos I've posted on several forums thru the last years have been an inspiration for many of you

they really are a big inspiration to me
For example your video "Stacking on the Fly" basically made start to practise the riffle cull
I still watch that video just because it looks so great

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I have one query though. Me, I have learned a lot from many guys posting here, from Z's or Doc's videos just to name two. I'd like to see you posting material in the future for the next generations

I don't have any material to share, besides showing my process in learning new moves
But I'm more than happy to share what I know
at the moment I'm still busy learning stuff that people created before me

thanks for your comments guys =)
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