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shaunluttin
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I looked up the Ultra Move. It looks neat and has lovely mechanics.

Here is a 29-minute live performance of mine: https://youtu.be/lq2Rj1uf05M

I used to be quite sensitive to criticism; I am much less so now; so, please do criticize my technique, presentation, and posts. It helps me to grow, and I promise to take responsibility and not to be defensive.

Emory Kimbrough
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TeddyBoy - Try buckling the first card with your second finger, then buckle the next card with your first finger.
magicfish
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On Jan 11, 2019, TeddyBoy wrote:
I am trying to buckle two cards at the bottom of the deck or a packet. Not one, not three...just two. So far, I get it about 70% of the time-not good enough to prevent me from vibrating when I think of performing for some co-workers. Practice, practice, practice...

check the Dingle book for multiple buckles.
kShepher
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Thank you, Harry. I get so caught up in what I percieve as "proper technique" that the obvious eludes me.

Jason Ladanye's new book lit a fire in me to master the swing cut multiple shift. It takes a little practice. I have it down now. I'm happy...
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Speaking of swing cut multiple shift. I love that technique. There is some details I’m not satisfied with in my technique. I’ve learned it from Card College, and from the London Collection (Hollingsworth). Any other good source to improve ?

For example, if your diagonal insertion leaves the front left corner visible, audience can see the small gap between cards, where the diagonal controlled card resides. One can adjust the insertion so at the end of it, the right second finger is covering this left front corner. But then we need to adjust the grip so the right first finger can swing the packet. Hollingsworth solves the problem in going fast from the end of the insertion to the swing cut, like in one single movement.
I’m sure everybody who has worked on this move have encountered the same problem. There is some issues with the false complete squaring action descibed by Giobbi : there is a big angle problem.
Pierre Cardinlemon
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My main sources of card moves are Card college and Expert at the card table. I love to practice and improve my finger dexterity, even with moves I rarely use in performance. Currently I'm playing with the following moves:

Classic pass ("as a musician practices his scales" -- Greater magic, cited by Henry Hay)
Double lift (several versions)
Two second side steal (Marlo without tears)
Bottom deal (several versions, including one-handed bottom deal, which is my favorite force, since my classic force sucks)
One handed top palm
Second deal
Snap change
Erdnase transformation #6 (one of my favorite color changes)
One handed Erdnase shift (I use it as a flourish, instead of the Charlier cut, which I prefer to keep as a secret)
Elmsley and Jordan counts
Back palm (satisfactory with one card, but I still mess up when I try to produce several cards one by one)
Erdnase one-handed transformation #1 (I'm trying to increase speed)
Daryl's hot shot cut (For your entertainment pleasure, I'm trying to learn it)
One handed riffle shuffle (I'm trying to learn it)
Harry Lorayne
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You're missing out on - The Lorayne Force, The HaLo Cut,A Universal Reversal, Bottom Stet Overhand Control, The Spread Control, To Catch An Ace #5, A Sweet 4-Card Change, Illogical Double Lift, Utility Mixer, The Angle Spread, Reverse Faro Ending, Status Quo Shuffle, The Lorayne Spin, Stabbed In The Pack - and so much more.
[email]harrylorayne@earthlink.net[/email]

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shaunluttin
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Pierre, it sounds like you're a bit like me: into practicing sleight-of-hand (with cards) for its own sake, because its there.

Here is a 29-minute live performance of mine: https://youtu.be/lq2Rj1uf05M

I used to be quite sensitive to criticism; I am much less so now; so, please do criticize my technique, presentation, and posts. It helps me to grow, and I promise to take responsibility and not to be defensive.

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