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Topic: Small Torn question
Message: Posted by: bugjack (May 31, 2006 12:34AM)
Have been working on Garcia's Torn, and have one small question which I'll pose here without revealing anything about the method -- can anyone explain what the "tilt forward" during the first restoration is supposed to accomplish. Whenever I do this effect either in the mirror or for others, I do the opposite -- tilt back -- to deal with angles. Why does Garcia build the "tilt forward" into his instructions as I think it makes the angle problem worse?
Message: Posted by: phase27 (May 31, 2006 01:40AM)
I find that whenever I tilt down like Garcia does it helps hide part of the move. I think it looks good if you can make it look smooth and natural like Garcia does in the demo video. PM if you want to ask me more because I don't want to expose anything.
Message: Posted by: Cody Fisher (May 31, 2006 11:19AM)
A lot of the restoration is covered by your hand while the other part is covered by the tilt forward. Look at the demo and you'll see what I mean.

Message: Posted by: bugjack (May 31, 2006 11:42AM)
I get that, but what's the rationale for the tilt down as it does run the risk of exposing the move? Why can't you hide the move without the tilt?
Message: Posted by: Cody Fisher (May 31, 2006 12:54PM)
When you do the move there are two places you can flash as the piece is squared. One is the bottom and one is the top. A little on the side, but not enought to worry about. The idea is that you are covering the top with your hand and the bottom with the tilt. The tilt is very subtle as you can see in the video. I have not performed this effect for a while but I remember the important stuff and the subtleties so PM me if you need more help.
Message: Posted by: mindpirate (May 31, 2006 03:38PM)
Are there any little nuances that any of you have found when performing this. I'm still in the practice stages of this and have not yet performed it. Any thoughts or ideas would be great. Feel free to PM to keep things on the Down Low.
Message: Posted by: bugjack (May 31, 2006 03:51PM)
Thanks, Cody -- that explains it. Whenever I practice in the mirror, I can only see the exposure on the top and haven't really been working on the bottom -- I guess it depends on the eye-level of the spectator on the height of the cards.

And, to Mindpirate, I'm still mostly practicing too but I have done it a few times for my wife. Re nuances, I would just say to get the performing rhythm down so that you keep it moving. Initially I was really worried about the "density" of one of the pieces, but I think if you focus people's attention toward the seams where the cards "fuse" and keep the effect rolling along, that's not as big a concern as I had originally thought it would be.
Message: Posted by: roham92 (Jul 17, 2006 12:29AM)
Your fingers hold the top of the two cards and you tilt down so that they wont see it from angles and they definatley wont see when you tilt down because of your finger on top of the two cards.
Message: Posted by: arvindj227 (Aug 1, 2006 06:31AM)
When you tilt forward, your fingers on top provide the cover during the move. Tilting backwards will expose this.

Additionally, on tilting forward, you are also covered on the lower side as well. Can't risk exposing too much here.