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 Post subject: Triple & DL Help
PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2003 6:46 pm 
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Ok, I am having trouble getting down the Triple & Double Lifts so I can perform the Ambitious Card and 2 Card Monte. Is that me, or has anyone else had this problem too? I usually seem to grab 4 or 5 cards. Comments??? Tips???


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Practice, practice, practice....then practice some more!


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Practice, practice, practice....then practice some more!

frijid my friend, how could you forget the most important tip of all and that is to practice


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Tricks like the Ambitious Card and even Two Card Monte require much skill and lots of practice. Try getting some basic card books like Royal Road to Card Magic or some basic videos so you can learn these and other slights. Everyone does their own version of a DL, some are very slick, but require months, if not years, of practice (see some of Ozzer's demo videos) some are simpler. But the key to all double lifts is they have to look natural and your audience can never, ever, catch you at it. Another aspect is misdirection as a cover for the move, which takes experience.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2003 8:38 pm 
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hey ireland0907 IM me if u have AIM. I will try to help


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oh, yeah i forgot: if you are using a really old/new deck, you might want to try using one that is only slightly used(just broken in) because if the cards are real dirty or slippery, it might be more difficult...just my 2 cents


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chrisrkline wrote:
Tricks like the Ambitious Card and even Two Card Monte require much skill and lots of practice. Try getting some basic card books like Royal Road to Card Magic or some basic videos so you can learn these and other slights. Everyone does their own version of a DL, some are very slick, but require months, if not years, of practice (see some of Ozzer's demo videos) some are simpler. But the key to all double lifts is they have to look natural and your audience can never, ever, catch you at it. Another aspect is misdirection as a cover for the move, which takes experience.


Chris,

Looking at your picture, I'm amazed that you can even hold a deck of cards with those little hands! You must have one heck of a time trying to get bar gigs. :)

Scott


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Looking at your picture, I'm amazed that you can even hold a deck of cards with those little hands! You must have one heck of a time trying to get bar gigs. :)

Scott


They do tend to look at my ID pretty carefuly. :lol:


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I don't lnow what kind of contition your cards are in, but I find that keeping my cards clean and in the box or packet helps. Warped cards are difficult to control.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2003 9:50 pm 
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Thank you all for the responses- I had a feeling I would be practicing more.


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I was going to say the same.................. :wink:[/code]


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Just one more bit of advice Ireland, if you don't mind. Once you get your break under the double or triple, riffle the front of the deck and then relax your shoulders and drop your hands down slightly. This motion draws the "heat" away from your hands because the focus is no longer on what move you're doing next. Once you hesitate for a few brief seconds, simply go into your move. This is how i've been doing my lifts for 15 years and no one is the wiser.


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 Post subject: Heh.
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heh.. except us. :lol: Anyways, haven't you given a bit of the secrets away about the Two Card Monte, and Ambitious Card :?: Just curious, anyways, all of you people haven't thought of the essential thing: Don't just hope to lift two or three cards, just.. lift them. There is no deck. :|


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Practice....


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