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 Post subject: a tough time with a tricky shuffle
PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2003 7:06 pm 
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does anyone know where i can find out how to do a perfect out faro shuffle, i've been working on it but just cant quite get it down.


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 Post subject: Re: a tough time with a tricky shuffle
PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2003 7:07 pm 
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sgx25 wrote:
does anyone know where i can find out how to do a perfect out faro shuffle, i've been working on it but just cant quite get it down.

keep practicing... I can hit a perfect one about 20% of the time.
just practice whenever you are idol


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I've never really practiced. but whenever i try im only off by like 1 card


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 2:49 am 
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This one is really tricky, it's still taking me some time to learn it as well.


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The trick is to weave before the riffle by pushing the packets into each other at the corners. It takes practice and it's best to experiment with the cards you're using. Some decks won't faro worth a crap brand new, but Bikes will faro perfectly right out of the box.


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 Post subject: Faro explained
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I learned the Faro many years ago from "Expert Card Technique" by Hugard & Braue. Using the description in this book, I was able (after a couple weeks of practice) to get to the point where I could hit it almost 100% of the time. I highly recommend this book. It is pretty old, but is available for a low cost, and it covers all of the basics in very understandable descriptions.

There is a really nice poker deal described there, too. I do it almost every time I play cards with anyone. As the dealer, I show the four aces, place them on top, do some false shuffles and cuts, including a couple of Faros, and when I deal four hands, I (or whomever I wish) get the four aces. It's not magic, but it's pretty impressive for a group of card players.

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Dont be saddened, not many people can do perfect faro's all the time. :D I don't do it myself personally, because I see no reason behind doing this when you can use the heinsten, or zarrow, or shank!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2003 7:37 am 
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There is a CD-ROM available called Michael Close on the Faro Shuffle for about $30.

Martin Nash has a video where, among other things, he describes his tabled faro.

Ed Marlo wrote a Faro Shuffle and Faro Notes.

I’ve thought about getting the Michael Close CD, but I’ve got plenty of other stuff I should work on first. At this point I only use the faro for the Gun Trick, and I can faro well enough for it.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2003 8:56 am 
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Speaking of the faro shuffle, I was practicing on it today at school, and this guy who doesn't even do magic at all came up to me, and borrowed my deck, and he did a perfect table faro - he explained to me that he had another friend who did magic as well... I don't know how he learnt it.

Anyone who tries to learn the Faro shuffle from Expert Card Technique is crazy... :lol: just trying to read one page with all those numbers and that sort of english makes me go crazy...


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2003 3:46 pm 
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lfkwee wrote:
Anyone who tries to learn the Faro shuffle from Expert Card Technique is crazy...


Yeah, I didn't have much luck using the method from Expert Card Technique either. I had more sucess with Close-up Card Magic by Harry Lorayne. He doesn't give an explaination so much as a starting point.


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Marlo also put out Faro Controlled Miracles, for your list Basil.


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RoatC wrote:
Marlo also put out Faro Controlled Miracles, for your list Basil.


Thanks Cameron, I hadn't heard of that one.


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