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Topic: Problem with Cardini's Single Card Production
Message: Posted by: xslider (Sep 25, 2003 04:09PM)
I have a major problem with this, even after watching the McBride video. Everytime I pull with my thumb, the cards slips from my first and second finger. I don't want to go into further details, but some help would be greatly appreciated.

Message: Posted by: djvirtualreality (Sep 25, 2003 04:15PM)
This is much practice. Try and bring back your index as far as you can and bring it back as fast as you can. Might work, if not try putting the cards deeper in bp and try that.
Message: Posted by: -The Scot- (Sep 25, 2003 05:00PM)
You can actually slide the card right out of BP position with little movement of the index finger at all. When you move your index finger, put downwards pressure on the card which is sliding through—this holds the rest in position for you to get your index finger back into the correct BP position.
Message: Posted by: xslider (Sep 25, 2003 10:14PM)
Kevin, is it better to do it that way? Or is it easier than the method shown in AoCM?
Message: Posted by: DJ Trix (Sep 25, 2003 11:51PM)
It is more deceptive the way Kevin explained.
Message: Posted by: -The Scot- (Sep 26, 2003 04:23AM)
It's a personal opinion, but since there is less movement of the index finger in the method I explained above, it makes the move more effective—as DJ Trix pointed out.

Message: Posted by: RandyStewart (Sep 26, 2003 11:19AM)
Don't try to pull the card with thumb far enough to insert your thumb. Pull just enough to "riffle" through the packet until you arrive at the next card to be produced. The riffle should be done in one quick motion and leave your thumb in contact with the last card. Then force and insert the thumb in preparation for production. And with any card manipulation, strengthening hand muscles comes with practice.

Remember, the fact that the packet springs loose of the first and second finger doesn't indicate you are doing this wrong. It may indicate finger muscles need strengthening and training in holding cards this way.

Whenever practicing this move I often wonder how he ever came up with it. A genius I suppose.
Message: Posted by: aznviet6uy (Sep 29, 2003 12:49AM)
I agree with Randy, you have to keep your thumb on the card but intact with the second card holding them together, until you can pull your index finger back enough to hold the rest of the cards in back palm position. Just practice and you'll get the hang of it.

Message: Posted by: xslider (Sep 29, 2003 10:50PM)
Thanks for all the feedback. I jsut realized, that when I do the singles, I actually should let go of the pinky a little, and the singles come out much easier. Before, I was gripping like crazy, and it messes up the timing. Do you guys do the same thing? Or do you keep constant pressure with the pinky throughout?
Message: Posted by: djvirtualreality (Sep 30, 2003 05:54AM)
I let go with the pinky a little, but then regrip quickly.
Message: Posted by: Eddy (Sep 30, 2003 09:57AM)
I don't let go with the pinky at all. I merely release a little bit of pressure, and use the thumb to pull it totally free of the rest, the index finger moving up and around the released card. How many can you all bp with standard cards?