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MagicDr
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This recent cold weather is putting a wrench in my wheel. I can't get my sleights to appear natural since my hands are either too cold (and I can't work cards with gloves) or my hands get dry too fast. How do you deal with this when working cards?
MagicDr
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Ooop, I thought this was the cards forum. If a mod catches this, kindly move this thread to the appropriate forum

Thank you
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Start with this thread. If you need more information use the Café's search function There are many threads on this very subject. http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......&forum=2
MagicDr
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Thanks, it was a great thread. I'm getting the Corn Huskers and Quiksort
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You're welcome anytime.
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I have the same problem. Thanks for the link.
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Thanks for sharing this, it's these kind of small details that make the big difference in the long run!

MP
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Personally I am finding OKeeffe's Working Hands to last a lot longer than Cornhuskers. So far it is the best I have found.
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OKeeffe's Working Hands is the best for my hands and I have tried everything. Cannot recommend this highly enough. I have also noticed an interesting by-product of using this... The more I handle the cards when using OWH, the better they spread/fan! Anyone else noticed this? One of the ingredients is paraffin
so I suspect this is what helps the cards fan better with use. A hand cream that makes cards fan better? Wow.
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Maybe it is the surer grip on the cards at the base of the fan that has helped?
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The best,and most workable,practical way to avoid such problems is to avoid getting old Smile
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Thought I'd share my experience with cornhusker lotion over the past few days. I love how they help me handle card with more ease, but I dislike that it rubs off so quickly. I'll look into getting O'Keefes and see if the longevity is real is that good. Where can I find this?

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On 2011-11-25 15:13, Adam1975 wrote:
The best,and most workable,practical way to avoid such problems is to avoid getting old Smile


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They carry O'keefe's Working Hands at Lowes... at least in the Chicago area they do. It's in/near the paint department.

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Hi Folks,
I too have a problem with dry, cracked hands in cold weather and keeping everything "pliable". My hands get so cracked that I cannot touch silks. They stick to my callouses and dry skin like velcro. Here is something to try in addition to your favorite hand cream or "goo". My wife bought me a hot paraffin wax bath appliance a few years back and this thing works wonders. I dip my hands every night during the winter months and it keeps the skin soft and hydrated. The hot wax also provides excellent therapeutic effects to help with arthritis and general stiffness. Highly recommended!!
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Has anyone tried Dan and Dave's lotion sold on their website? Its pretty pricey, but personally I love the smell of coffee which is what they infused in it. Was thinking of buying some, but never been one to use lotion for cards.

At the moment, I just breathe on my hand! Gives you the 5 seconds you need to do your sleight before your hands get dry.
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On 2011-11-26 10:12, Glenn Morphew wrote:
They carry O'keefe's Working Hands at Lowes... at least in the Chicago area they do. It's in/near the paint department.

Glenn


Also at Home Depot in the Paint section. Bout 6-7 a jar and a little bit goes a long way. Bed Bath and Beyond also sells it.
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