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 Post subject: An observation
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:11 am 
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Just a quick question.
I was watching a performance when I noticed the magician go into an overhand shuffle from the same hand he held the cards in, let me clarify
Im left handed and I hold the cards in the right hand, for an overhand shuffle ill reach over with my left hand, cradle the cards in my left hand and shuffle with my right.
Which way is more common?


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 Post subject: Re: An observation
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:47 am 
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Well, I'm right handed, and usually hold the cards in my left hand in mechanic's grip. When it comes time for an overhand shuffle, I transfer the deck into my right hand and pull cards off into my left. I'm sure this varies from person to person, however.

Sean


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 Post subject: Re: An observation
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:08 am 
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The first volume of Card College goes over how to properly (In Giobbi's opinion) hold the deck and perform an overhand shuffle. I found this section immensely helpful in learning handling that will serve you better as you learn more.

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 Post subject: Re: An observation
PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:12 pm 
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I'm right-handed. I hold the deck in my left hand, and pull off cards with my right hand during an overhand shuffle.


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 Post subject: Re: An observation
PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:40 am 
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Flappy2 wrote:
I'm right-handed. I hold the deck in my left hand, and pull off cards with my right hand during an overhand shuffle.

This is more common, because southpaws aren't as common as righties.


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 Post subject: Re: An observation
PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:31 am 
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I'm right-handed, and I hold the cards in dealer's grip in my left hand. Then I transfer to the left hand for overhand shuffles and pull off cards with my left.


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 Post subject: Re: An observation
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:43 pm 
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We ought to just teach ourselves to comfortably shuffle with both hands.


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 Post subject: Re: An observation
PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:10 am 
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Makes sense if you are into cardistry. I keep my ambidexterity though for contact juggling. Spectators really don't care how I shuffle my deck. They would care though if I shuffle any other way than I usually do.

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 Post subject: Re: An observation
PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:16 pm 
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sam_cribb92 wrote:
Just a quick question.
I was watching a performance when I noticed the magician go into an overhand shuffle from the same hand he held the cards in, let me clarify
Im left handed and I hold the cards in the right hand, for an overhand shuffle ill reach over with my left hand, cradle the cards in my left hand and shuffle with my right.
Which way is more common?


I am right handed, but I deal cards left handed!! :) The over hand shuffle, where I use injogs, out jogs, and can count up to 13 cards swishing off the top, with the deck in my right hand.

I do it the same way, and to tell the truth can't do it the other way. I deal seconds out of sight the same way, the deck in my right hand. I learned that way.

Also, I don't know about a magic performance, I was doing my shuffling in real live gambling. I guess you can call it a performance, because I was doing something at a table, and I was the only one knowing what I was doing, everybody else were unaware. Proof of that was, I came away with all the money.. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: An observation
PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:24 pm 
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Since the topic is over hand shuffle, how many of you can COUNT, with the overhand shuffle?
I am retired now, but I used to be able to do the overhand shuffle, and this is the course of running up a hand, I could count all the way up to 13 cards, culled them off with in injog and then throw them back on top, and then finish the rest of the run up. I used to practice going all the way to 13 cards, that made it easy work when I just had to go to 6 or 7, which was the average amount I needed to go to in running up a hand.

And that count would take something like 2 seconds too. Ha, just for the fun of it, while I was typing this message, I ran into the kitchen and grabbed deck of cards that my wife was playing gin rummy with, did the over hand shuffle, and shot off 13 cards, injog, did the over throw to put them on top, but stopped and proceeded to count them. I was dead on with 13 cards. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: An observation
PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:32 pm 
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haha That's awesome Mr. Howard. Hope I still have my moves when I'm your age!


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 Post subject: Re: An observation
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:13 am 
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eostresh wrote:
haha That's awesome Mr. Howard. Hope I still have my moves when I'm your age!


Naw, my moves are very, very rusty. On topic with which hand to use with the overhand shuffle. My recommendation would be to use the hand you started/learned with. Like I said, I am right handed, but I deal cards left-handed. Been that way all my life.

Wish my moves were there, I would make a couple vids. 8) Even back in the day when I was active and very sharp, I still practiced, even when I was real good, I would pratice some before a game. My shuffle was my bread and butter, it had to be precise and yet innocent looking all at that same time. I think those two factors would apply to a magic performance too. The performer would have to be precise in order to make the trick work, and the performer would also have to make it look ordinary or innocent in order for the audience to be unaware. 8)


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