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I recently learned the diagonal insertion from Roberto Giobbi's Card College 1.

It seems like a really useful technique to return a card to the center of the deck, and immediately catch a break and control the card.

How often do other people use this control, and in what situations do you especially find it useful? 

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I recently learned the diagonal insertion from Roberto Giobbi's Card College 1.

It seems like a really useful technique to return a card to the center of the deck, and immediately catch a break and control the card.

How often do other people use this control, and in what situations do you especially find it useful? 


I use it in conjunction with a single card pass. The inserted card is straddle gripped by the LH forefinger and pinky and controlled to the bottom of the pack. It can be accomplished with a dribble cover and is very effective. Works for multiple cards too.
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Interesting question. It is indeed a handy control, and it's one I consistently practice, but rarely use anymore. I suppose I continue to practice it "just in case" or because it somehow seems like a move that might come in handy. 

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Another use is with Neil Elias's various multiple shifts including the 'Side-jog Multiple Shift' and the 'Swing-cut Multiple Shift'.
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I use it very often, mostly because once the card  is in a diagonal position there are many things you can do with it besides getting a break. So when I do it, diagonal insertion is usually step one,  and from there,  it varies on the effect but for instance, you could palm the card.
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Another use is with Neil Elias's various multiple shifts including the 'Side-jog Multiple Shift' and the 'Swing-cut Multiple Shift'.


Interesting. Now, I do use Bannon's handling of the Neil Elias multiple shift, but it requires that the cards be inserted at a fairly radical angle, displayed, and then pushed into the deck in a squaring action. Not sure about the original use, but will look it up.

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I like this move quite a bit primarily because when I first learned it it felt very natural to me. I think that feeling of naturally returning the card to the deck translates into an impression there is nothing going on.
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