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Does anyone have any advice for someone new to Palming? Holding cards in a classic palm seems fairly straightforward (I risked my first trick using a Palm in front of real people the other day and it actually worked- imagine that!) but what I need to know is how to best get cards INTO the Palm in the first place.

Leaving the room with the deck and coming back in with the cards in place would work... but may attract suspicion Smile
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Great that it worked out for you on your first performance.
There are a lot of different methods for palming a card, one of the easiest is to control the selection to the top using classic pass or whatever.
Use pressure with the tip of your right pinky on the right corner of the selection, and it will pop into your palm (this is done with some presentational misdirection).
Hope this helps, there are a lot of books and DVD's who teaches this well though.

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Eirik, are you describing the one-handed top palm? If so, I second it. It's a great way to palm a single card really quickly without having to bring both hands together. It takes a bit of a "knack" to learn it, but I think it's easier than two-handed methods. It can also be used as a great color-change.

"V", you can read all about it it in quite a bit of detail in "Card Manipulations" by Hugard (and possibly other books). It's a dandy move.
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The palm described above is the one I pretty much rely on, mostly mecause it's the only one I really know! But, I've yet to be caught at it and consider it an extremely important part of my working knowledge. And yes, I also learned it from "Card Manipulations" by Hugard.
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I think a great palm is the first one in the Expert at the Card Table. I use that more frequently than any other.
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True financedragon,
Expert at the card table is a great resource for sleights such as passes and palms.
But then again, there are so many books and videos out there, I would'nt know where to start..
Ammar maybee....?

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Roberto Giobbi's Card College books discuss numerous palming and pass techniques- highly recommended even if your not a card magi. It's great resource material. PM me if you need more book sources
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