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Buffalo McKinley

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Hello!

I've been working on Apex Aces.

The challenge I'm having is that when I push off the aces one at a time, sometimes one or two of the cards underneath the card I'm pushing off moves a little to the right, exposing the card enough to reveal the hidden ace.

Any tips for pushing off a card in mechanics grip so as not to move the other card(s) underneath?

Thanks,

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DJ

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Try keeping your left fingers high enough as a stop to prevent more than the top card from moving.  Also, arch your thumb higher so no flesh is touching the cards aside from the top card.  
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jim ferguson

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What DJ said.

Also, the condition of the cards can be a factor. If the cards are old, they can stick slightly, and carry the card underneath.

This is a favorite effect of mine, I've been using it for many years (over 25 I think). Are you doing the original handling, or the Ose one using selections ?

I have a handling for one selection, it's the second trick in one of my card sets. The first trick ends with a four of a kind, which are then used for the Apex Ace effect - although it's usually not aces I'm using.


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Buffalo McKinley

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Thanks DJ and Jim!

I think my left fingers are high enough, but other cards still shift to the right.  I'll experiment.

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Buffalo McKinley

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Originally Posted by jim ferguson

This is a favorite effect of mine, I've been using it for many years (over 25 I think). Are you doing the original handling, or the Ose one using selections ?



I intend to perform the Ose variation.

I spent a lot of time learning the classic pass and this is an opportunity to use it.

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Hello Buffalo!
I'd like to add one little thing to the (important) points made by Dan and Jim: use a light touch, it's just a card you're moving! Allow the deck to bevel to the right, along your awaiting fingers, no tension in the hand,  and gently push the top card with the thumb as if it was a buttefly wing...
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Buffalo McKinley

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Hello Buffalo!
I'd like to add one little thing to the (important) points made by Dan and Jim: use a light touch, it's just a card you're moving! Allow the deck to bevel to the right, along your awaiting fingers, no tension in the hand,  and gently push the top card with the thumb as if it was a buttefly wing...



Sounds good.  I'll give it a shot.

Thanks!

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Shoulders down and relaxed, take a breath follow Gilles advice just above.  Get rid of the stress and nerves if there are any.  Let it happen.  Practice. 
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