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Buffalo McKinley

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Hello,

A few years ago I was just starting to learn sleight of hand and I started learning the push off double-lift from Alex Pandrea's YouTube channel....

SLEIGHT TUTORIAL : Push off double lift




Alex recommends using the area of your thumb between the nail and thumbprint to push off the card.

I actually started using of the corner of my thumbnail to count down two or three cards, depending on whether I'm performing a double or triple lift.  Do other people use this method?

I find this approach to be very reliable, although I have to be careful of the noise when counting down.

I understand that there are a number of methods for performing the double lift, but what I like about the push off double-lift is it's the way most people normally push the first card off the top of a deck.

Any tips on how I could improve my double-lift?  Are there other videos I should look at?  (I have a difficult time learning sleight of hand from books.)

Thanks,

Buffalo

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Practice. Seriously. Find one that works for you and work it until it becomes natural. Any fumbling or stumbling or unnatural movement with telegraph the move. Practice. Practice while watching television. Practice for five minutes at a time five times a day. Whatever it takes.

There are lots of "methods" for turning over two or more cards as one. Which of those looks most natural to you? Which feels most natural based on your style of card handling. Shop around. Try pinky counts, push offs, strikes... I personally use either a pinky count to set up, or a strike turnover ala Marlo.

Steven Youell demonstrated an excellent technique in his recent lecture. You might also try filming yourself doing doubles and post it in The Refinery where we can evaluate and offer coaching and advice.

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     "I have a difficult time learning sleight of hand from books."  Which books, Buffalo??
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Buffalo McKinley

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Practice. Seriously. Find one that works for you and work it until it becomes natural. Any fumbling or stumbling or unnatural movement with telegraph the move. Practice. Practice while watching television. Practice for five minutes at a time five times a day. Whatever it takes.

There are lots of "methods" for turning over two or more cards as one. Which of those looks most natural to you? Which feels most natural based on your style of card handling. Shop around. Try pinky counts, push offs, strikes... I personally use either a pinky count to set up, or a strike turnover ala Marlo.

Steven Youell demonstrated an excellent technique in his recent lecture. You might also try filming yourself doing doubles and post it in The Refinery where we can evaluate and offer coaching and advice.

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Thanks for the advice!

I watched Steven's lecture.  Outstanding.

Also, I wasn't aware of The Refinery.  Sounds like an amazing resource.

-Buffalo
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