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Pauldelafontaine
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I just can't seem to god dam do it. It always rips into pieces or I rip strips off but never get a clean whole sheet off. Any tips for splitting cards quickly to help my sanity?

Thank you
will lane
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I'm not sure if everyone uses the same method or not, so here is mine. I don't really have a problem with splitting cards, I mess up a few every now and again but I get the majority of them. The corner is tapped on the table for a long while. You need to get quite a grip on the two halves. As soon as I have enough space, I pull the halves apart just enough to be able to hold the top half (1 layer of the card) on the table, and then I pull the top half (2 of the layers) from the bottom half. Do this very slowly and gently. When it get towards the end, slow down even more.
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Perfect split every single time ...

https://www.theperfectshuffle.com/Corner-Splitter-Jig/
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Blake vogt split split sessions.
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I have purchased a few effects where, in the description of the trick, they don't bother to inform you that it requires you to split a card or cards. This is not something which is easy, by any means, to do. I have tried all the methods available in the tutorials to no avail. I have tried this with a whole deck of cards and was not successful. I don't know how these guys make it look so easy but it never works for me. Is there anyone out there who does this? I will pay you to split a deck, or two, of cards for me. Please. I am desperate. I have purchased the following effects and can't even perform one of them.

Revive by Duane Williams is, in my opinion, the #1 trick which requires it.

Face-Off by Ron Salamangkero requires it.

Inside by Mathew Parrot is another one.

Refraction is another one.
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On Jan 25, 2019, Panash wrote:
I have purchased a few effects where, in the description of the trick, they don't bother to inform you that it requires you to split a card or cards. This is not something which is easy, by any means, to do. I have tried all the methods available in the tutorials to no avail. I have tried this with a whole deck of cards and was not successful. I don't know how these guys make it look so easy but it never works for me. Is there anyone out there who does this? I will pay you to split a deck, or two, of cards for me. Please. I am desperate. I have purchased the following effects and can't even perform one of them.

Revive by Duane Williams is, in my opinion, the #1 trick which requires it.

Face-Off by Ron Salamangkero requires it.

Inside by Mathew Parrot is another one.

Refraction is another one.


Try to slow down when you do it split sessions by blake vogt is great. I will also pm you a tutorial on youtube which I found very helpful.
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Blake is a very clever guy. His money splitting technique is beyond cool.
My best resource for learning to split was Marty Grams' DVD (exceptional), and then I received some tips from the late, great Don England. Other than that, Ken Driscol's book "Giraffed Gaffed Again" is another good resource.

I recently purchased one of Eoin O'Hare's corner splitters and it is an enormous time saver. Works like a charm! I tend to use more DMT than rubber cement these days, thanks in part to my Lassen Gaffing Genii, but rubber cement (provided you get the right kind) works well, too.
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I recently purchased one of Eoin O'Hare's corner splitters and it is an enormous time saver. Works like a charm! I tend to use more DMT than rubber cement these days, thanks in part to my Lassen Gaffing Genii, but rubber cement (provided you get the right kind) works well, too.


What is DMT? I have never heard of it.
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No it’s not a street drug. Dry mount tissue.
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Ekaterina sells a full deck of split cards. If you're new to splitting you might be trying to pull the thinnest layer off. It actually only works if the thinnest layer is at the bottom, laying flat the whole time, and you are pulling on the thick layer.
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On Jan 27, 2019, Magiguy wrote:
I tend to use more DMT than rubber cement these days, thanks in part to my Lassen Gaffing Genii, but rubber cement (provided you get the right kind) works well, too.


DMT is good -- one day I'll get a Gaffing Genii for that -- HOWEVER -- if you're going to put neodymium magnets between the layers, stick with rubber cement -- the heat needed for DMT can kill them.
Jerry
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Just in case someone needs the link Eoin O'Hare's corner splitters.
Go here:
https://theperfectshuffle.com/

Another possible resource.
FYI - The Bammo Gaffus Maximus Bob Farmer.
Bob Farmer
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The Bammo Gaffus Maximus has no card-splitting methods.

As to gluing cards, split and otherwise, together, I use this:

https://www.xyron.com/en-us/products/2-5......50-cften

To line the cards up, I use Todd Lassen's card gaff genii:

http://www.toddlassen.com/coins/lrg/card_gaft.jpg
Mr. Bones
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On Jan 31, 2019, Jerry wrote:
Just in case someone needs the link Eoin O'Hare's corner splitters.
Go here:
https://theperfectshuffle.com/

Wow thanks.
I never would have known.
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It was mentioned above, but the most important part is putting the single layer side on the table, and use your non-peeling hand to hold it down, keep crawling that hand along as you peel. Also, don't peel directly at a diagonal, kind of rock back and forth, and you will feel it pull more easily in one direction or another. Final tip is to use new cards. older cards have some damage and will tear more easily.
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