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I have been working my way through several books, including The Magic Book, and I have to say, I cannot do the glide at all. My fingers don't work that way. I have follwed the instructions in a couple of books, I've experimented with different grips, but my fingers don't move sideways. The best I can do is push the bottom card off to the side at an angle.

Does anyone have any pointers?

As I read it about it The Royal Road to Card Magic (thanks again Stevie Ray) I am holding the deck face down in the left hand. I do the sleight with my left ring finger and then grab the second card from the bottom with my right hand.

I can't do that, but.....

Still holding the deck in the left hand just like the TRRtCM says, I can accomplish the same thing as above just by pushing the bottom card back with my middle finger as my hand goes under the deck and then I can pull the indifferent card out with with my index finger. I can even pull the bottom card back into position as I am taking the indifferent (second from bottom card) out from the deck. That's dirt simple and looks completely natural. 

Is there something I'm missing here? Is there some reason I shouldn't do that?

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I don’t have TRRTCM but I hold the cards gripped between the thumb and forefinger. For the thumb the cards rests against the pad of the thumb. For the forefinger it’s against the first joint. Maintaining pressure allows my ring finger to pull the bottom card back.

It varies where I hold the deck. Sometimes it is close the the end other times it’s further back.

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I don’t have TRRTCM but I hold the cards gripped between the thumb and forefinger. For the thumb the cards rests against the pad of the thumb. For the forefinger it’s against the first joint. Maintaining pressure allows my ring finger to pull the bottom card back.

It varies where I hold the deck. Sometimes it is close the the end other times it’s further back.

Pics added. Hope this helps.


It does, thank you.

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The Vernon Glide explained in chapter 12 of More Inner Secrets of Card Magic by Ganson is a bit of thinking outside the box.
You don't use the fingers of the hand holding the deck to move the bottom card at all. The free hand moving over to take the "bottom" card uses its forefinger to push the bottom card down and the 2nd finger contacts the next next card to bring into view. I hope this helps.
Now my own personal problem with the glide, no matter what method I try is that I can't get the single bottom card to move out of the way on its own. Multiple cards move with it. Any ideas to remedy that situation?
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The Vernon Glide explained in chapter 12 of More Inner Secrets of Card Magic by Ganson is a bit of thinking outside the box.
You don't use the fingers of the hand holding the deck to move the bottom card at all. The free hand moving over to take the "bottom" card uses its forefinger to push the bottom card down and the 2nd finger contacts the next next card to bring into view. I hope this helps.
Now my own personal problem with the glide, no matter what method I try is that I can't get the single bottom card to move out of the way on its own. Multiple cards move with it. Any ideas to remedy that situation?
Thanks 
Magic Harry


What I've discovered is very similiar sounding to the Vernon Glide, apparently. 

I tend to put the pads of my fingers and thumb over the edge just a tiny bit with pressure. I ease up on the pressure until I can feel the card moving against my thumb and finger tips. You might also put the tip of your pinky at the outside left corner as you push to act as a brake.

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The glide requires a light grip by the left hand, the hand holding the cards. Otherwise, more than one card moves or it’s hard to get the bottom card to move.
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On a recent thread, EndersGame shared a link to Paul Wilson 's 10x10 video that Vanishing Inc. is offering for free. The glide is cover there, you might want to check it out.
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A side glide looks better IMO. Also, the Glide is one of the moves that is known by a number of lay people. The side glide would likely fool such a person.

The technique is to hold the deck in a modified Biddle grip in the RH. The deck is held in Kelly Bottom Placement position i.e. the right fingers wrap over the outer short edge.

To execute the glide, your right fingers kick the bottom card to the right a bit as though you were going to perform the bottom placement. Then your palm up left hand comes to the deck as the left 2nd finger contacts the 2nd from bottom card at its left long edge. The fact that the bottom card has been "kicked" to the right allows this to happen.

You just pull the 2nd from bottom card out. Mission accomplished.

Here's a video on the "normal" Glide plus Marlo's "Glide Variation": 



Password: marlo7d

Here's a video with more detail on Marlo's Glide Variation:



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Thank you everyone for your help and advice.
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A side glide looks better IMO. Also, the Glide is one of the moves that is known by a number of lay people. The side glide would likely fool such a person.

The technique is to hold the deck in a modified Biddle grip in the RH. The deck is held in Kelly Bottom Placement position i.e. the right fingers wrap over the outer short edge.

To execute the glide, your right fingers kick the bottom card to the right a bit as though you were going to perform the bottom placement. Then your palm up left hand comes to the deck as the left 2nd finger contacts the 2nd from bottom card at its left long edge. The fact that the bottom card has been "kicked" to the right allows this to happen.

You just pull the 2nd from bottom card out. Mission accomplished.


Mike



That a nice way to do it! Thanks Mike!

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Thanks Mike!
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The helpful advice has been dispensed, so onto the inconsequential color commentary:

ALL CAPS can be divisive, but I'm amused by the amount of distress suggested by its use in the title of this thread. Please, no one change it. It's perfect: "I CANNOT WORK THE GLIDE," and (implied) this has been a significant impediment to my happiness and well-being.

Between your own solution and the tips offered here, I think you're well on your way, Sam.
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