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Gary Cogis
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My favorite is the one handed top palm as taught in Expert At The Card Table.
I'm interested in hearing what methods others may be using.
Does anyone know of a really clean palm that leaves you in a real clean condition to start a shuffle?
Paul
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Does anyone know of a really clean palm that leaves you in a real clean condition to start a shuffle?

Most if you do a one handed riffle shuffle
:) But you could always hand the deck to someone else to shuffle..

My favourites are Walt Maddison's Pinky Palm, done as you close a fan and one from Marlo's Magazine No. 4. In cutting the card into the deck in the latter, the card ends up palmed in the lower hand under the deck. I forget it's name. Think my brain is in overload now Smile

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In Marlo's Tabled Palm book there are some palms that work with the tabled riffle shuffle. While some may be a bit dated it is a good starting point. As far as a favorite palm, I don't have a favorite, it just depends on the situation. However as far as a palm position I am a fan of Flat Gambler's Palm and Lateral Palm, although both are a bit more angly then a classic palm.
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I would certainly second the one-hand top palm as a favorite. The holding of the deck is a little awkward, but having the other hand free gives you great opportunity for misdirection. I use this palm most of the time in most situations.

I would agree with Paul in that unless you need to false shuffle, hand the deck to the spectator to shuffle and take the heat away from you.

James Swain has a very nice palm from a riffle pass in 'Miracles with Cards'. If you do a decent riffle pass you are practically there Smile
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Well I would do the one handed top palm but the card always seems to overshoot the outside edge of hand, so I just do a classic 2 handed palm, using misdirection. If anyone has got some good tips for the one handed palm then don't hesitate to PM me. Thanks!!!

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Steven Youell
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Bauer Top Palm.

From the top, it's the only way to go out.

Learned it from Chosse & Harry Levine.

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I tend to use the two handed palm...where I push the card into my pinky, which springs the card into my palm.

And as I've always maintained, Palm Springs eternal. Smile
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Palming can be - and should be - considered a basic sleight in the arsenal of any cardician. There are many types and versions for a student of the pasteboards to choose from.

There are four palms that I am particularly fond of that I use on a regular basis. They are: Earnest Earick's Bottom Palm (One-Handed), Marlo's Refined One-Handed Palm, the Tenkai Palm and the Gambler's Cop.
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I agree with Gunney. Bauer top palm is killer. Earnest Earick's one handed bottom is great. Each palm for the most part should be executed while keeping in mind what helps the routine flow more effectively. In other words, use the right palm at the right time.

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I'm a Tenkai Palm kinda guy, myself. I use it in a side steal because the fingers are open, giving the palming hand more of an "empty" appearance.
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Its got to be the Tenkai followed by One Handed Top Palm then Gamblers Cop.
Paul Chosse
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Favorite Palm? The right one for the job at hand!

As a battered Vernon-Miller-McMillen acolyte I favor Erdnase approaches to palming, but certainly have resorted to some of the gambling fraternity's ploys from time to time.

If you are starting out, try just holding a card without any tells. The most obvious, other that actually allowing people to see the card in your hand, is the tension or stress that shows as you palm the card. It shows in the back of your hand most often.
Think about how best to eliminate that tension and you will be heading toward the Bauer top palm others have mentioned.

Some notes on the diagonal palm shift have been described in John Lukas "Lint" - there is other unpublished info that I will post if anyone is interested. Also, many methods for "SKINNING THE HAND" are unpublished and apply beautifully to small packet tricks. Any interest?

Some useful adjuncts to bottom palming are in an as yet unpublished McMillen manuscript, but Jack gave permission to share that material anytime. These include material used by Vernon most of his later life. Again, any interest? Best, PSC
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Share away; oh, Paul Super Chosse!

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Stephen Long
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I have found a rather nice way to gamblers' palm a card from the center of the deck as a selected card is being returned to a spread.
I doubt this is original (although it would be nice to think it is.)

Jennings' "angle steal" is a nice way of stealing a card into a Tenkai(ish) palm.

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On 2002-05-06 20:12, pchosse wrote:
As a battered Vernon-Miller-McMillen acolyte I favor Erdnase approaches to palming, but certainly have resorted to some of the gambling fraternity's ploys from time to time... Some useful adjuncts to bottom palming are in an as yet unpublished McMillen manuscript, but Jack gave permission to share that material any time. These include material used by Vernon most of his later life. Again, any interest? Best, PSC


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For a top palm I use the Berg palm most of the time because it can be used for any number of cards without any real change in technique.
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