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 Post subject: Deck switches
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:25 pm 
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Out of curiosity, what are your most recommended deck switches? (Example: Pocket switch) Personally i would like to know since I’m looking into using some pre-set tricks for closing my routines.
Also, please recommend deck switches that aren't extremely hard; trying to avoid Tudor related items if any.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:51 pm 
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Pocket switch is the best!

Seriously you don't even have to hide the fact that the deck goes to the pocket, just have a reason.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:17 pm 
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Juan Tamariz's book Mnemonica has a bunch of really cool deck switches!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:11 am 
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tell the audience you are gonna switch deck


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:51 am 
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Cookmasterflip wrote:
tell the audience you are gonna switch deck


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH. no.

I always use a topit combined with sleeving.


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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 6:28 am 
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I never really had a need to switch decks mid-routine. I pocket when I finish routine one, do another non-card effect, then bring out the different cards. No one ever realises a switch occured


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:49 pm 
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I plan on learning some Topit work but as for reading resources does anyone have a better suggestion than Mnemonica? I am not interested in learning a deck stack system right now and $60 is a bit steep for a few deck switches.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:11 am 
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you want to switch decks sitting or standing?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:25 am 
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Sitting is okay but standing would be nicer. I have already begun playing around with some of the same principles that Aaron Fisher uses in the work he has done with passes...but if someone else has already done something similar it would save me a lot of trial and error.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:52 am 
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the topit is the way to go if you want to do it standing. you can also do a shuttle pass, but you've got to be very careful with your angles, for obvious reasons. i cannot think of any other deck switch done standing, but certainly there are.


on move mastery volume 2 by peter duffie (i don't think you can find this on penguin though) there is a really nice deck switch done sitting, along with the riffle pass (what is known as the "duffie pass") which is the most baffling pass i've ever seen (requires a lot of practice), some switches for single cards, two bottom palms, some tenkai palm advice, plus colour changes, lapping tecnique, and a dozen more moves. it is like 25 bucks (i know it looks like i'm advertising lol)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:13 am 
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I hadn't even thought of a shuttle pass :oops: Feel kind of dumb right now. Anyways thanks. I'll start with that for the time being.

Move Mastery sounds like more of the kind of material I'd be interested in. I'll search for it and try to find a copy. Out of curiosity is the riffle pass anything like a dribble pass?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:06 pm 
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the riffle pass is basically a pass done during a riffle. the handling is somewhat different from the classic pass though.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:26 pm 
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Go with Pocket Switch. Shuttle pass seems way too... unnessisary. Magicians tend to think that since you CAN do a move, you should.


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Popchris wrote:
Go with Pocket Switch. Shuttle pass seems way too... unnessisary. Magicians tend to think that since you CAN do a move, you should.


I use it 90% of the time, however I'm working on a specific effect in which the trusty old pocket switch would really wreck the continuity and timing. Thus I'm exploring other options.


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Have you thought of a deck shell?


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