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Topic: Riffle Shuffle Techniques
Message: Posted by: Bizarrist (Dec 11, 2006 10:49AM)

It was great seeing you work at TAOM this year. I'm interested in your refined riffle shuffle techniques on cull, stock and control methods. I've heard your working on a manuscript/book like this and was wondering what we may find inside it when its published.

Message: Posted by: R P Wilson (Dec 11, 2006 10:55AM)
Hey SW - love your book!

I am still pencilling ideas to include in such a manuscript. It might appear early next year, if I get time to write it. I just spent two months on another booklet - I write slow!

The Riffle Shuffle work will include riffle culls, strategies and setups. I also have some neat stacking ideas and ways to set up the next phase as you perform the last (if that makes sense).

I have a neat riffle palm, too, that will appear, plus a cool false shuffle you might not have seen before.

I had a great time at TAOM and was really glad I went. Chuck Smith (and NB) was the highlight - incredible guy. I think I spent three days straight with him in the bar!

Message: Posted by: Sean Macfarlane (Dec 11, 2006 02:04PM)
Hi Paul, Nice to see you online. Hope you get back to Hong Kong soon. Chuck Smith is one of the guys I would love to meet one day. Any stories on how you three days were with him?

Message: Posted by: R P Wilson (Dec 11, 2006 03:06PM)
Chuck was one of those people I had heard about for years. Stories about his magic and personality were told to me by Jennings, Norm Beck, Steve Forte and others.

Meeting Chuck was a real delight. He was everything I'd heard about and more. Charming, funny, intelligent and very creative. He fooled me over and over and it was a wonderful to bounce ideas off of him.

His books are well worth looking for. They're packed with devilishly clever ideas.

It's great when someone actually exceeds their reputation.

Message: Posted by: bdekolta (Dec 13, 2006 03:04AM)
Hi Paul ~

I was at TAOM and hanging out just behind you during a little session with Norman and Richard Turner. Norman did the bridge deal memorization. Pretty impressive demo by Norman. Didn't introduce myself for some reason.

I am glad you were able to meet Chuck. He is something else. Incredible magic and his thinking just goes on an on in many different areas.

Question - was he at all what you expected? I find many people aren't sure what to think when they meet him. He has stretched my thinking in many ways over the years. A real treasure.

~ Dan