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Rudy Tinoco

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I only use it on very rare occasions. In fact, the only trick that I actually use it for is an effect by John Carney where I write a prediction on a napkin (which proves to be correct) and then the spectators predicted card winds up underneath the napkin.

I think that the reason I don’t use the glide very often is because it can sometimes seem a bit unnatural. I also think that using a double lift is better. Of course, sometimes the reason that the glide is used is to hide the back of the card. So there are times when the glide or some similar move is required.

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Here is the proper way to do the Glide:

1. Hold the deck face up in the left hand.

2. The right hand arches over the face-up deck and places its second finger on the face of the deck.

3. In a continuing motion, the left hand turns palm down as the right hand turns palm up.

4. As part of the same motion, the left fingers pull back the face card as the right fingers pull out the second card.

There is a persistence of vision principle at work here.

The wrong way to do it: turn the deck face down and only then the right hand approaches.

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Here is the proper way to do the Glide:

1. Hold the deck face up in the left hand.

2. The right hand arches over the face-up deck and places its second finger on the face of the deck.

3. In a continuing motion, the left hand turns palm down as the right hand turns palm up.

4. As part of the same motion, the left fingers pull back the face card as the right fingers pull out the second card.

There is a persistence of vision principle at work here.

The wrong way to do it: turn the deck face down and only then the right hand approaches.



Fantastic advice, Bob! 

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If your second finger is already contacting the face card why wouldn't you just use that to jog the card back? It can all be done in the action of turning the hand palm down and there would be no perceiveable movement with either hand.
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Bob Farmer

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Bulla: That doesn't work. There is too much chance of flashing.
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Bulla

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I guess I'm not entirely sure what part is more prone to flashing doing this over pulling back with the left fingers 
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Hmmmm...bulla actually described the way I do it. I'll have to try the other way. Come to think of it, it might look more natural than pulling a card right off the bottom.
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Looks great Bulla.  So much better than how I was doing the glide before.

It'd be super-cool if Bob uploaded his performance of the glide too. 😉


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Bulla--I stand corrected--that looks great. 

I've never used the Glide with a deck, only with a small packet.
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