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GreenKnight33

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I love this effect!  Just so magical and love that you end clean.  However, this combo count is driving me crazy.  The counts for 4 and 6 are what are throwing me a bit. 

Anyone have any tips for how to perform this count?

There's a great performance by Daryl (RIP) here on the magicana website, for those that haven't seen it.  Last video on the bottom - http://www.magicana.com/news/blog/take-two-14-daryl

Thank you,
Eric
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Bulla

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I think you're referring to counts 3 and 5.  On the count of 3 you just do the Elmsley move, on the count of 4 you peel off a single but hold a break, on the count of 5 you take the single card from your right hand as your right fingers enter the break and steal back the previous card.
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GreenKnight33

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Hey Bulla,

Thank you for your response.

I have been practicing it for several days now.  The push off Elmsley move is getting easier (I never fully learned the Elmsley count as I'm not a packet trick person...most my effects are full deck with no unusual counts involved).  For this combo count then, it's down to those last two moves that are throwing me.  To be more specific, per Daryl on the count of 4, when the left thumb takes off the top card of the right hand, he says to obtain a "fine" break with the left little finger.  Then when I come back, that's where i have a hard time. Perhaps my fingers are too fat to get underneath that break to steal it back.  So if I widen the break so my fingers can get in, then it looks to destroy the illusion (plus then it's pretty angly...I don't want people to see that wide break).

Maybe it's just more and more practice to really align sliding the card over the left hand packet to perfectly find that opening for my fingers to reach in and pull that last card back out.

Eric
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Bulla

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I get a fine break when I peel the card but when it comes time to steal it back I pull down with my pinky to enlarge it as my hands come together.  It can't be seen from the front.  In his Encyclopedia of Card Sleights Daryl also pulls down with his pinky.
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Tom G

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A good thing to do is to count or keep rhythm as you practice the count.  Speeding through the easy parts and bogging down on the hard, looks like a move.
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GreenKnight33

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Thank you Bulla and Tom for your help.  Okay, let me rethink then how I do that last move.  I get what you're saying Bulla.  I think though that how I hold the cards, they may be in a more concave (slightly curled up) in my hand, so may be tough to pull down the small packet out of the way with my pinky.  But I totally understand what you're saying, so let me experiment a bit tonight.  Thank you for the explanation.  I kept thinking "Man, there's no way there's room to get by fingers back into that small pinky break to slide back out the card."

Thank you Tom for the tip about the rhythm.  I have a metronome and I will do that going forward to make sure that the count is consistent.

As I mentioned before I never quite liked packet tricks, but this one I think is so beautiful, magical, and elegantly designed.  No gaffs and you end clean.

Thank you both again for your assistance!  It is sincerely appreciated!

Eric

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