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Mejais
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On Aug 13, 2015, NicholasD wrote:
Maybe it's just me, but Jason England and Steve Forte had good things to say about this, so, I didn't need a review or a video demo.

Most magician's, including a lot of the top card men, perform Zarrow shuffles that look like, well... Zarrow shuffles, and not very good ones, at that. In addition, many of them don't perform very good normal riffle shuffles.

You can either become or remain one of those magicians, or get this DVD and change all of that.

I've worked for a long time to get my Zarrow to look like a normal riffle shuffle. This DVD gave me some additional tips that are invaluable.


Can you give a review of this DVD? What inside? How long is it? I have no information beside "it teaches a perfect zarrow and riffle shuffle".
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Mejais (and the Others),

Here is a brief rundown on the contents of "Z.":

1hr 8 mins.
An Unreal Works Production
The Zarrow Shuffle: A Private Lesson

1: A Shift In Thinking--Analyzing the Concept of a False Shuffle

This is where I establish my approach to understanding the distinctions between a true and false shuffle and how to make them look identical.

2. Approaching the Deck--Building the Foundations of the False Shuffle

Here I take you step-by-step into the crux of the work and the details that will get you complete cover in 360 degrees.

3. Making the Split--Cut, Step, and Shallow "V"

An in depth analysis of this critical step that is usually glossed over.

4. The Weave--Low and Flat. Roll and Bevel.

Here I continue to deeply analyze a crucial step and reveal not only how to get a beautiful riffle and maintain critical elements, but why these aspects are important.

5. The Genuine Weave--Straight and True

The mechanics of the True Square Up are established and fully analyzed, giving you a foundation of actions that you'll need during Section 6. At this point you will have a consistent and practical Tabled Riffle Shuffle that, for some, may be worth the price of the DVD since they have been struggling so long to gain this skill. From this point you can finish with any type of Riffle Shuffle strategy and be well on your way to mastering Riffle Shuffle Technique (i.e. Stripouts, Push Throughs, Tabled Faro Riffle Shuffles, Riffle Stacking, etc.)

6. False Weave--Adjust, Spread, Roll, Separate, Push

Here you learn the details on the False Square up, getting complete cover for the "riding block", not only from the front, but from the back as well. This is the most challenging part for some, but I go into exacting detail on getting it into your hands.

Exposed views are provided, plus shots from every practical angle. Everything I know about teaching this technique is in this DVD. The information was not developed in my home, but out in the field during my Workshops for students who have been struggling for years. Again, this is not for the expert (though I feel that this DVD would be welcome into their ever growing bank of Knowledge (this may make you re-think Riffle Shuffles and how they really work), but for the rank amature wishing to move to a next level, but is lacking good information designed to help them reach this goal.

This is my first MAJOR STATEMENT and CONTRIBUTION--thus the "period" in "Z."

7. Timing--Context, Speed and the Protected Position

Here I show you how to take advantage of the complete cover and thus being able to do a very METHODICAL or LOOSE square up. Also, I share an invaluable PRACTICE STRATEGY that will help you learn each detail in a timely manner.

Throughout this DVD I share other valuable practice tips to keep you on track and maintain the other details as you learn and apply them to previous steps you've learned. I help you maintain control of your knowledge as you build your muscle memory.

8. Bringing It All Together--Reviewing the Elements of the False Shuffle

9. The Bottom-Line Zarrow--A Powerful, Convincing Subtlety

This technique can be applied to your established shuffle and will add a strong sell to the square up. I also share a preliminary cutting sequence to set up for the shuffle.

Interview

An in depth Question/Answer segment that reveals my history of this project.

Credits
Further Reading

http://www.stevereynoldsmagic.com/products/z

I hope this helps. Thank you.

Steve
Mejais
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Wow thank you!
SReynolds
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No problem.

If you have any other questions, please let ME know.

seek52@hotmail.com

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After some delay because of customs finally had my copy yesterday.
Great work by Steve Reynold.
I am impresed not just only with the details to make the shuffle work, not just "the move," but with all the insigth and thinking behind.
You can really see all the effort Steve has put all these years to make the shuffle as perfect as he can, and more important (I mean for us) You can notice also the effort he made to teach it propertly.

Thank you Steve, now it's time for practice.

Koldo
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Kaldo,

Thank you for your comments.

You're officially my student, so get shuffling. Smile

Thanks again, Kaldo.

Steve
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It is a fantastic resource, I love the flatness of the shuffle!
Probably my biggest issue at the moment is actually getting the weave technique as demonstrated on he video (well in particular the roll) but I would recommend this to anyone that is interested in riffle shuffle work, particularly the zarrow.
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Bobbycash,

I'm glad you're digging in.

I can help with any detail problems. Contact me if you'd like.

I'm available.

seek52@hotmail.com
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This is a 67-minute DVD teaching a move that takes two seconds to perform. So you can imagine all the nuances that goes into the teaching. I watched this tonight and thought, "Wow, Steve is actually giving me point-by-point instruction of riffling the cards off the thumb as if it was a fingerprint." There is no action of the move that is glossed over. In terms of authoritativeness and completeness, I don't know if there's a more thorough DVD on the market.

As a point of comparison, I also have Doug Edwards' Zarrow download from Vanishing Inc. Doug's is more of an optical illusion, and it's plenty deceptive itself. But the key with Steve's DVD is the importance of matching a regular riffle shuffle with the Zarrow so that the two are indistinguishable. Re-learning how to riffle shuffle has been, in fact, quite a fun experience for me.

Kevin
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