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danny
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Does anyone know of any good sources for learning shuffling with block transfers. I have been reading Marlo's manuscript and he says to push the block with the forefinger. If I try this only on a block of say five cards only the top card and maybe the second and third move over in a spread, unless I push with my finger at the extreme edge of the packet which looks obvious. I have tried using my thumb with better results. Can anyone help please?
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I believe Vernon had work on the block transfer, unfortunately I don't remember where I saw it. I use my ring finger to perform the block transfer and have not had any problems with it.
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Dai Vernon, Vernon Chronicles 2, page 37 has a block transfer technique
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Darwin Ortiz’s lessons in card mastery has a good description of a block transfer, it’s in the effect Sweating Bullets near the end of the book.

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danny
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Thanks for all your help, at the moment my thumb is the most deceptive, so I will probably continue to use that as it works for me, I was just curious after reading Marlo's suggestion of using the forefinger.
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I recall that Karl Fulves published material on the subject. Also, Jerry Mentzer published the
concept in one of his Card Cavalcade books.
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I made a short video. Is this what you are talking about?
I found moving with forefinger or thumb basically does the same thing.

https://youtu.be/A-Ud1JfeNvs
danny
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Thanks for your advice, Tom. Simon Card thanks very much for that, that looks exactly what I was talking about, from the written description I interpreted it that the forefingers would still be curled on top of the cards and pushing or going to the extreme edges... I have been having quite good results from using my thumb although it looks as if the forefinger method may offer a bit more cover at the front. I will experiment with this, thanks again
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Another thing I found helpful is that shuffling a small block right below the cards to be transferred can help you easily kick the top cards to the correct position either by the thumb or the forefinger.
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