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Hello all:

Could someone please tell me which of Darwin Ortiz's books contains his thoughts on using faro shuffles to set the deck into Si Stebbins stack order?

I no longer own his books, or I'd look it up myself. I'm just writing something that needs to reference his work.

Many thanks,

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I think its in The Cardiste.
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At The Card Table.
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Many thanks.

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This is one of the very few stacks that I recommend.

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It's the only stack this old magician can remember.

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I learned Six Hours to a Memorized Deck a while back and found it very easy to learn and keep memorized. Great for doing John Born's version of ACAAN.
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Si stebbins secret, is something I use, any time I have a new deck, or one in factory order, and if I had to pick just one thing, from Darwin Ortiz, this would be it!.

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On 2007-10-22 21:26, Steve Haynes wrote:
Si stebbins secret, is something I use, any time I have a new deck, or one in factory order, and if I had to pick just one thing, from Darwin Ortiz, this would be it!.

Steve


I use it after opening up a new deck every time too!
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Hi Entity,

If you want to borrow At The Card Table from me you can.

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As At The Card Table is currently out of print, Darwin's Si Stebbins setup is explained on At The Card Table vol2 dvd. For those that don't have the book I would imagine that the dvd is the only other place where you can learn this
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On 2007-10-22 16:51, fasr eddie wrote:
I think its in The Cardiste.


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Did yo know?

Its possible to discover the identity of a card at any position with a Si Stebbins System Stack: The Rules of Four.
Its four separate formulas to find any card named in the deck. Almost like a memorized stack. Info from this ebook: http://www.trickshop.com/stebbins.html

Tip. Allan Ackerman has a quick way to Faro Shuffle a deck into Si Stebbins order in his DVD: The Faro Shuffle, Vol 6.
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You can read some pages of the book "Si Stebbins unplugged" on the books' section of Google:
http://books.google.es/books?id=VKYv0Ggz......&f=false

There you'll find three rules to find any card in any position.
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At The Card Table. I have this book and I really recomend it. It's a must have.
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It sounds like Darwin Ortiz and Allan Ackerman both have ways of getting into the Si Stebbins stack from new deck order, both of which involve using Faro Shuffles. I was shown a method a couple of years ago. I have the instructions (steps), but every time I try it, I end up getting at least one suit out of order by a couple of cards. I want to post the method I was taught, but I'm not sure if it is OK to share it or not because I did not learn it from either of the 2 magicians who published the method. The method I learned may very well be the same one as one or both of their methods. All I'll say for now is that it involves moving a small number of cards to the face of the deck, then doing 4 separate overhand shuffles, then 2 'Out' Faros. If anyone reads this, is it OK for me to post the entire method that I was taught, so someone can tell me what I might be doing wrong?

Thanks, -Tony
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On 2010-11-27 18:50, inaciolino wrote:
At The Card Table. I have this book and I really recomend it. It's a must have.


Agreed. Essential purchase.
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PM'd you regards sean.
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