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Dynamike
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What substance do you think is the best to use on your hands to keep traction of the cards?
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I saw Brother John Hamman use this stuff as well as J.C. Wagner. I think it works great. Chamberlain "Golden Touch Lotion.

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I like Corn Huskers Lotion.
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There is a very good topic going currently in the "All in the Cards" section here.

This subject surfaces from time to time here, and it seems that the same 5-10 product get mentioned each time. Everybody's hands are different, it took me a lot experimenting to find what was best for me.
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On 2011-10-18 20:40, Chessmann wrote:
There is a very good topic going currently in the "All in the Cards" section here.

This subject surfaces from time to time here, and it seems that the same 5-10 product get mentioned each time. Everybody's hands are different, it took me a lot experimenting to find what was best for me.


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I have seen some of the greatest magicians licking his thumbs.
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On 2011-10-18 22:38, walid ahumada wrote:
I have seen some of the greatest magicians licking his thumbs.


Where can we buy their spit?
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At your local brick and mortar magic shop (as it is illegal to transport spit - with the exception of that used to seal letters - via mail).

Sadly, brick and mortar shops are drying up all over the country, and with them, the valuable spit that makes our card work so exquisite.
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On 2011-10-19 00:08, Chessmann wrote:
Sadly, brick and mortar shops are drying up all over the country, and with them, the valuable spit that makes our card work so exquisite.


Not entirely. Some people have been saving Saliva for years. I know of one collector who has a half liter of Saliva from Larry Jennings. On Ebay you can find smaller containers of John Scarne's Saliva that was collected from all of the times he did Card To Mouth.

You just have to look.

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On 2011-10-19 00:39, Steven Youell wrote:
I know of one collector who has a half liter of Saliva from Larry Jennings.


That's almost a quarter liter of whiskey!
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And if you chew, you can mark the cards at the same time...
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This does come up often, doesn't it. I still say the best is the QuikSort from Staples used for counting money. I learned of it from Martin Nash. Put a dab behind both ears and when you need to, it is a very natural action to rub your ear lobe with your thumb and then just rub your fingertips with aforementioned thumb. Lasts a long time when performing and does not leave a residue on the cards.

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Another vote for Corn Huskers Lotion. Does the job, and doesn't leave an oily residue. Also, it's inexpensive and widely available (in drugstores).

In truth, though, it's not possible to recommend an "ideal" solution, as differing skin chemistries mean that people will have different experiences. In general, glycerin is the active ingredient; beyond that, experiment to find what works best for you, and don't take others' opinions as definitive.
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Gary Ouellette describes the best substance for him in his excellent CloseUp Illusions.
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On 2011-10-19 11:46, magicfish wrote:
Gary Ouellette describes the best substance for him in his excellent CloseUp Illusions.



Camirand Academy also sells this as Elite Magician's Hand Lotion.


Brian
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On 2011-10-19 12:42, bblumen wrote:

Camirand Academy also sells this as Elite Magician's Hand Lotion.

Brian


That's my fave. It dries quickly, isn't greasy, and leaves a nice tack. And your hands smell soooo pretty.
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For quick and spontaneous tack upon the finger (thumb) tips, Pinaud mustache wax! Curling and twisting an imaginary stash might look a bit odd so a change in shaving habits might be in order!

Products like QuikSort contain alcohol and actually rob your skin of natural moisture in the long run!

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O'Keefe' Working Hands. I have tried pretty much everything, Neutrogena, Golden Touch, Corn Huskers, Sortkwik, Glycerin, etc.
Working Hands is the only thing that works and lasts long as well. No odor, no greasy residue.
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