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JenniferG

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Just wondering if anyone knows the name and the history of this sleight?

Say you riffle through the cards and spectator says stop and sees a card (legit not forced). You then get pinky break. Then you push the cards above break over in a stepped fashion.  You then can glimpse at the selected card's pip while handing the deck of cards to them face up.  Or glimpse in your hands even.
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I just learned the sleight today from a friend, and I love it.  Just would like to know name of the sleight and its history.
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Step peek.

Here's a nice starting point:

https://www.conjuringcredits.com/doku.php?id=cards:step_peek
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You may find it among the following. It is likely the Ed Marlo variation from Advanced Fingertip Control.

https://www.conjuringarchive.com/list/search?keyword=Step+glimpse

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Centre Peek, Card Manipulations No. 5 (C. Sighting Card In The Middle, number 7).


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I grabbed my copy of Card Control and it is there as advertised. Three photos are devoted to it. A good cover that allows you to sight the card without looking at the deck is to turn the hand over and either point to something with the hand or brush some lint from your close-up pad, etc. The hand enters your gaze. Much better than trying to surreptitiously peek at the hand.
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The way my friend showed me was to hand the deck of cards to spectator face up, you then have an excuse to glimpse at it because you are "looking at their hand" to give them the deck. 

I guess Arthur Buckley's Card Control is a book I should have isn't it?  I've heard it brought up before.  It's affordable.
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The way my friend showed me was to hand the deck of cards to spectator face up, you then have an excuse to glimpse at it because you are "looking at their hand" to give them the deck. 

I guess Arthur Buckley's Card Control is a book I should have isn't it?  I've heard it brought up before.  It's affordable.


I highly recommend you add it to your library. It is one of those books you'll see referenced countless times. Be patient with the descriptions and photos.
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Oh wait, I picked up that Arthur Buckley Card Control book the other day .. free PDF from Conjuring Archive.  Mike Powers told me I should download it. Cool.
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Oh wait, I picked up that Arthur Buckley Card Control book the other day .. free PDF from Conjuring Archive.  Mike Powers told me I should download it. Cool.


Perfect!
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You're right, it isn't an easy quick read.  I am getting used to reading all the hand/finger positions now in various magic books.  Before I used to get impatient with it because I am used to video.  But now I just take things slowly. Line by line.  I guess doing this way might make me a better magician than watching someone do a video of it from what they read in teh book.
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The way my friend showed me was to hand the deck of cards to spectator face up, you then have an excuse to glimpse at it because you are "looking at their hand" to give them the deck. 

I guess Arthur Buckley's Card Control is a book I should have isn't it?  I've heard it brought up before.  It's affordable.


I just got the pdf and it looks like a lifetime of learning in one book. I’m on sleight #1. Which is a culling move which come to think of it based on your videos and posts you would probably like.

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Oh wait, I picked up that Arthur Buckley Card Control book the other day .. free PDF from Conjuring Archive.  Mike Powers told me I should download it. Cool.
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Oh you got it LOL

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I just got the pdf and it looks like a lifetime of learning in one book. I’m on sleight #1. Which is a culling move which come to think of it based on your videos and posts you would probably like.


Stanley, when I began in magic, Card Control was among the few books considered "must haves".  It is such a shame that we don't have film of Arthur Buckley demonstrating all of the interesting sleights contained with that book's pages.  I'll admit, some of the maneuvers sound a little outlandish upon first reading, but I'll bet he could pull them off and make them seem totally "normal".

My advice is to grab a pack of cards and sit and follow along EXACTLY with everything written as best you can.  At some point, everything coalesces and you begin to understand what is supposed to be happening.  It's as if by magic!
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