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Cagliostro
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While it is true that hard work, persistence and perseverance can improve one's performance at performing "moves" with cards, there is a big difference among those that work at mastery. Just view a random group of wannabees and you will see what I mean in this regard.

Some leave the pack at some point, and improve more greatly than others. We are not all equal in this regard.

Years ago, I developed a takeoff play at casino BJ and trained 3 dealers to master the move I developed. Two of the dealers were very proficient and one was less than run of the mill at dealing. He had TERRIBLE hands, little better than meat hooks. However, I ended up using him for simpler, non-manipulative plays, because I could not let him watch his friends make a great deal of money (and I mean a GREAT deal of money), and let him be on the sidelines. So, to create harmony I had to include him in the mix because the dealer I needed was a friend with "meat hooks" so he had to be included in the trio.

Although they all worked at it, meat hooks never reached the level need to make the play in question successful when he was dealing. Besides he lacked the "belly" and would almost fall apart when others were watching while he was trying to "move." He could not grasp the concept of moving under fire with people a watching in a casino environment and admittedly, very few actually can. They freeze up and the pretty moves go out the window at that point.

Although I should add, with most proficient card men, if the consequences of getting caught under fire are significant, at the moment of truth their well rehearsed and pretty card moves usually fall apart at that point or they completely freeze up.
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So well done Joey!
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"Hey Rube"!
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Agreed and Joey seems to be getting even better as time goes by.
If there is a single truth about Magic, it is that nothing on earth so efficiently evades it.

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Thank you @tommy and @Mr. Bones.

A few updates:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CEy_VAWo7_c/
(Transfer riffle stacking using the F-transfer)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CEzbyfHolNb/
(A top stock control that uses the F-transfer and a brief)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFFHUZdILi3/
(Fortes favourite)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFWoYFQIRMn/
(Double slug riffle that controls about half the deck)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFW1j9xIIXC/
(F-strip from all different kinds of angles)
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