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DJ

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Hi Everyone,

I'm looking for a convincing diminishing lift sequence (for a 4 card packet) that doesn't involve any funny moves on the last card.  Currently, I'm thinking about displaying and dealing each card to the table, using a bottom deal after displaying and turning down the 3rd card.  Anyone have any favorite sequences?  It can be in the hands or to the table.  Thanks!



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I prefer to keep the cards in my hands as I think it gives more cover for the switch, taking them in a fanned condition one after the other. I've never laughed at the move so don't think its funny [smile]

Or you can do the bluff approach dealing to the table, simply don't show the last one as you drop it on the others, then pick up the packet and apparently show the one you didn't show via a double. Look at Rudy's clip of him doing Paul Gordon's "Acid DNL" elsewhere to get an idea of that.
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Thanks Paul.

Yea I guess funny is the wrong word.  Maybe "fishy" would be better. 

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Usually I'm talking while doing it and looking them in the eye, so never been called on it.  The same way you'd get away with the bottom deal you were thinking about anyway.

You can call it 'funny' if you want, I was just joking with you ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I know you're joking Paul.  I just checked out Rudy's clip of Paul Gordon's "Acid DNL".  Rudy, as usual, is amazing and I like that sequence.  Is that last card really a double he's showing?   Hard to believe!
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That last card blew me away completely when I watched Rudy's performance.  When I realized what was going on, I was totally impressed with how deceptive it is.  Hats off to Paul Gordon for creating the routine and to Rudy for the smooth and convincing performance.
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Check out Jason Alford's "Bander Lift." 

BANDER LIFT

I originally posted a video of Xavier Spade from youtube. But he's not doing it the way it was written up. So I made a quick video showing the move.

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Thanks Mike.  I've seen Xavior Spade's video but didn't like the 2 moves happening at the same time.  The original Bander lift that you explain seems solve one of the moves by placing the second card on top and the other move by the separating of the hands.  I like it.  Thanks for sharing!
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That's nice. Smooth, deceptive, and low key. Even in slow motion the last card looks perfect. Thanks for sharing. There are some great tutorials online if you know where to look.

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The two comments after the post with video above may have come before I posted the current video. I originally pointed at a YouTube video of Xavier Spade. Then I deleted that and posted a video of me doing the sequence as its written. Xavier doesn't do the reverse spread which is where the deception comes in.

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Thank you for filming and posting that Mike.
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I know you're joking Paul.  I just checked out Rudy's clip of Paul Gordon's "Acid DNL".  Rudy, as usual, is amazing and I like that sequence.  Is that last card really a double he's showing?   Hard to believe!


The last card is actually not a double ๐Ÿ˜‰

I love Paul Hallasโ€™ suggestion of making this a royal flush ending. You end clean. Smart thinking!

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I don't think that the Diminishing Lift Sequence in Rudy's (excellent) clip on YouTube would work that cleanly with a FOUR card packet - as was mentioned within the initial request by the poster.



Regarding a Diminishing Lift Sequence with a Royal Flush ending; the first time I read of this plot was in Harry Lorayne's book 'Afterthoughts' released in 1975 (so possibly now in Classic Collection 2?). It's a Derek Dingle routine; and is the most beautiful piece of card magic of this genre (in my humble opinion). Well worth the effort learning.

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Good stuff Mike.  Denis Behr has a really nice sequence that he teaches on his DVD's.  Very fluid and IMO the most deceptive version of the diminishing lift
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Check out "The Card Magic of Nick Trost" and Trost's "Subtle Card Magic Vol 1" Nice description of how to best do the sleight in the appendix too.
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