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 Post subject: new deck very hard to play
PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:14 pm 
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can u guys give me some tips?
every times i buy new deck(bicycle deck), its very very hard to riffle shuffle it and takes about 1-2 days to let it smooth @_@ i wonder how u guys can perform it..


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:16 pm 
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It does help to break the deck in. Loose the cards up and such.
I can still perform with a brand new deck, but choose to peform with a broken in deck when I have the choice- as it is smoother.

I mean I dont really see what the problem is in the long run. Rather common sense.
How you break it in is up to you.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:14 pm 
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Don't know how old you are or how long you have been performing but strong hands will come with age and lots and lots of practice. Eventually you will get to that point you can actually use the riffle shuffle to break in a new deck of cards relatively quickly. In the mean time Hindu and overhand shuffle controls work just fine when someone hands you a new deck and says, "Amaze me magic dude!" Other sleights that work just fine regardless of deck condition include most of the classic passes, shifts and false cuts.


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After years of practice, Michael Skinner performed only with new decks. He would open a fresh one for each performance.

It's pretty much what you get used to using. In other words, the answer is that thing everybody knows but nobody likes to do.... Practice.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 4:49 am 
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DaveV wrote:
It's pretty much what you get used to using. In other words, the answer is that thing everybody knows but nobody likes to do.... Practice.


Who loves card magic and doesn't love practice? It's almost as fun as performing :D


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DaveV wrote:
After years of practice, Michael Skinner performed only with new decks. He would open a fresh one for each performance.

It's pretty much what you get used to using. In other words, the answer is that thing everybody knows but nobody likes to do.... Practice.


I can only use new(er) decks. After a few days of use...they go into my "practice" pile. I don't know what it is, but after they start getting broken in, I don't like them anymore. I'm so weird lol :P


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