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richardcardini
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Hello guys. I'm very interested in magic and entertaining people.

Two years ago, I thought I would buy Jeff McBride's "The Art of Card Manipulation" video series, and so I did Smile. I have since been practicing everything taught on his videos. I have noticed a few little things that Jeff does in his videos which he doesn't actually teach.

One of the moves is a half pivot and then a production of a fan. Jeff first teaches how to pivot, then he teaches how to produce a fan from the backpalm position. However, at the beginning when he performs the manipulation sequence, he doesn't start with the cards in his front palm. The cards aren't between the index finger, middle, pinky, and ring fingers with his hand turned around when he is about to half pivot.

Instead, he starts with them in thumb crotch. Then he displays his pinky open freely in the air, then performs the half pivot. When I first watched that two years ago, I thought he never taught the trick as he should have. After a while, I just let some of these discrepencies in the video teachings pass as his personal style and different ways of doing the manipulations. There are also more little differences between when he shows the tricks, and when he teaches them with 'extra' information Smile.

Anyways, I'm looking for a good manufacturer in Canada or the United States that sells card manipulation decks. Even a good distributor would be nice Smile. Please post some help for me. I live in Canada. However, US distributors and other manufacturers that are located outside of Canada I can look into. Smile

Richard,

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kipling100
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Try just holding the cards faces toward your palm in perfect production position and then just fan them out normally. I think that's how he did it on his video.

Or, hold the cards in normal perfect production position and pivot to backpalm and produce from there.

I don't really like how manipulation cards are often bridge size, so I usually just use poker size Bees.
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Does anyone else have any ideas on where to obtain playing cards in bulk for cheap?

Richard,

Steam boat, Bee, Norm Neilson cards, or any other type?
boltt223
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Have you tried going to Costco or Sam's Club? Any of the big discount warehouse stores. Smile
richardcardini
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I'm still looking for a good place to purchase cards. I'll post anything if I find an outstanding place, and I'll also check Costco and any other discount warehouses. Smile

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Costco has a lot of Bikes, but I'm sure you're looking for Bees, right?
aznviet6uy
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You can purchace Bees and Bikes at Costco for about $13.00 (U.S.A. currency) after tax, and just do what McBride teaches in his video on how to prepare the cards.

I personally don't like his preparation technique. What I suggest is that you just try to wear out the cards, that way you have the feel and it strengthens your fingers because they are new cards.

-Chris
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I currently use Bicycle brand playing cards. I can back palm 14 cards out of the box in my right hand, without a single card showing. Smile

How many Bicycle cards can you guys backpalm without even a single piece of white showing? Smile I can back palm 11 Bicycles out of the box, with my left hand. Smile
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