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Foucault
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I wasn't particularly impressed with the way the Vernon double lift was taught in "Stars of Magic", but I think Richard Kaufman teaches it pretty well in his "Basic Card Technique" DVD/Video.

(My apologies for resurrecting this thread, but I felt the information on the Vernon DL was worth sharing.)
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I've used the one from Expert Card Technique for years among others I've learned since then.
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Rik Chew
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If he's good at misdirection, he should have no problem in pushing off two cards and getting a little finger break without being noticed.
Richard Shippy
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Vernon's double lift is my favorite.

For a beginner I'd recommend starting with a pinky break under the top 2 cards. Once double lifts under this starting scenario are mastered I'd move to some push off methods which don't require a pinky break get ready.

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Steven Youell
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Ron Bauer's TTT Technique. And yes, I know that since I've published it I risk being accused of being prejudiced, but anyone who's seen it will know that it's
the best out there.

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I can recommend where I started, and that was the Hit Double Lift from Stars of Magic.

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Quote:
On 2004-04-29 22:10, wsduncan wrote:


Teach your friend that the best double lift is the one that isn't noticed.


Now that's the best piece of advice of all that anyone has given IMHO! I must agree with wsduncan 100% and that advice is hard to be consistent with! Whatever DL is used, the trick is to be unnoticed when performing it.
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I'm surprised that no one mentioned Lee Asher's Diving Board Double. I use it quite a bit. It takes a little getting used to (stretching the thumb) but it is a nice double lift one you get it down.
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