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Hi,
I'm learning and practicing the Utility Mixer from More Jaw Droppers that I purchased as a PDF download.
When I do it, to me it just looks like I'm cutting the cards. Is there a video that I can watch to see how it's properly done?
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Since there must not be a video to watch, no replies, can anyone offer some tips?
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The problem with committing it to video is somebody will reverse engineer it and not buy the manuscript. And the likelihood it ends up on YouTube increases.

The move is simplicity itself but very fooling. It shouldn't look like a traditional cut at all. You spread a block, spread a block, spread another block then cut. Act casually and leave the cards spread in a messy condition.

I like the first variation Harry talks about but personally I'd just do it as originally intended.

Let me know if that helps, otherwise maybe we can PM.
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Just wanted to point out that what I explained above does not expose the method. It is meant to describe what it looks like only.
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Thank you. Everything posted here is helpful.
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Thank you. Everything posted here is helpful.
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Good! By the way, I didn't mention it, but you might experiment with an "accordion" action, both hands moving in and out casually. I think that might add to the presentation. You can freeze the receiving hand, but in this instance that might not be the best choice. Try it and see which you prefer.
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Thanks again I will
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Surely Harry's Best Ever DVDs must have him performing it somewhere, no? Has anyone "catalogued" those chronologically?
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I guess it's not on video, since it's only in prints as of know, according to here:

https://www.conjuringarchive.com/list/search?keyword=harry+lorayne+utility+mixer

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If you have an interest in horizontal shuffles, you may also enjoy:
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Thank you Luvisi for the links.
I have Modern Magic by Professor Hoffman but not the other 2.
And thank you all for your responses.
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I frankly love the move. Harry, it works exactly as written. But try it with half a deck, or about 20 cards. In my view, it looks like silly overkill with, say, a five card packet. And I think there are other false cuts, including several HL has taught, that look better with a full deck. But , man, casually executing the UM with a half deck is perfect!
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FYI, you can see our own Rudy performing this at 1:20 in FOUR X FOUR.

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      Hey Mike, sorry but you're wrong.  I use my Utility Mixer for three cards and it sure does seem as if those three cards are haphazardly mixed.  I use it for five cards, nd so on. Done fairly rapidlyi with no hesitation.

       Utility Mixer has to be the best utilitarian item I've come up with over the decades, and if you forgive my saying so i've come up with quite a few "doozies"!  The Utility Mixer is without questio the utilitarian ite that I use most often - probably in 90% or more of the effects/routines I do.

    I .use Utility Mizer to shuffle a small packet and  to secretly move the bottom card to top or the top card to bottom at the same time.  I teach that in Some More Jaw Droppers.
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    Oh, and Steve Cohen (who exclaimed "Wow! I'll use that for the rest of my life!" when I taught it to him) uses it for a full-deck mixing - he's added a "touch" to the handling.  

     I rarely use it for a full deck mixing 'cause I rarely do a routine wherein an entire deck is stacked. 
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I agree, looks great for a small packet of cards. 
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