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 Post subject: Pinky break
PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:56 am 
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When doing pinky break how deep should u put ur pinky in, in this case we are making a break under ace of spade and above ace of heart.
1)Tip of the skin of your pinky holding the break(Ace of spade n ace of heart "pinching on the skin")
2) Part of ur nail holding the break ( Nail is touching ace of spade with your pinky's skin touching ace of heart)

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 Post subject: Re: Pinky break
PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:24 pm 
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The best technique, as in the one that causes less disturbance to the front edge of the pack, is to just use the fleshy pad of the finger.


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 Post subject: Re: Pinky break
PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:11 pm 
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exodus wrote:
The best technique, as in the one that causes less disturbance to the front edge of the pack, is to just use the fleshy pad of the finger.


hmm good idea.
But one more factor to consider is, if you use "number 2" the break wont drop off so easily and you could do your sleight easier due to a bigger break. And btw, "number 2" is used to do classic pass right


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 Post subject: Re: Pinky break
PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:15 pm 
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Exodus is right.

You would not want to be holding a break with the pinkie in 'pass' position simply because there are greater angle problems.

The beauty of the real pinkie break is that all fingers can be seen by the audience and unless they were jammng their eyeball into the rear corner of the pack, they cannot see the break.


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 Post subject: Re: Pinky break
PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:06 am 
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Haha...Aaron Fisher has said that the pinky break is the sleight he most often sees performed poorly.


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 Post subject: Re: Pinky break
PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:26 am 
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Noted :). So am i right to say that whether to put ur nail in is depend on the situation? For example if a break on the top card we use only the skin of our pinky therefore could show our pinky's nail. However if we are doing classic pass/cardini change, we put part of our nail in? :)


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 Post subject: Re: Pinky break
PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:24 am 
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No.

I mean, do whatever you think works but having the pinky THAT far into the deck for holding a break is excessive. That would require cover because if the audience is anywhere but to your left and below the deck, it may look suspect. Even if the audience caught the slightest glimpse of the 'break side of the deck' they will see it clearly if you have the whole tip of your finger in there.
Jamming the pinky in is a 'get ready' for the pass and is generally done under the cover of the opposite hand before the pass is executed.

So, jam it in under cover if you are about to do a pass, don't jam it in just to hold a break.


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