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Stretch cut from pinky break
The stretch cut from a pinky break is not difficult at...

The Hindu Shuffle & Force
The card to be forced is at the bottom of the deck. Hold t...

Greek Shuffle
Here we go: Control the card you want to force to the top ...

Forcing a Card
First, take a look at the top card, A good time to do this...

Invisible Deck
This deck is a trick deck wherein the backs of the cards u...

False Shuffle
A false shuffle at the right time can change a so-so card ...

Riffle Shuffle
The deck is divided into two packets, the ends put togethe...

Stripper Definition
This deck is cut in sort of a subtle 'trianglar' shape. me...

Biddle Move
# Hold the deck face up in the right hand between the four...

Glide
# Hold the pack face up in the left hand between the first...

Greek Shift
Here we go: Control the card you want to force to the top ...

Jog Shuffle
After the spectator has chosen a card. Overhand shuffle so...

Swing Cut to Bottom Palm
Goal: While pattering chit-chat you perform a simple swing...

Turnover False Triple Cut
This False cut has to be done in one smooth rythm. It's mo...

False Cut
Hold the deck by the sides near the ends between the thumb...

Palming a Card
Hold your right hand palm upwards and on it lay a face up ...

Finger Break
Hold the deck in you left hand palm with your pinky agains...

Double Lift
With the pack well squared in the left hand face down, bri...

Overhand Shuffle
This shuffle is easier to master.(not that the hindu shuff...

Faro Shuffle
* The faro, also known as the weave shuffle is a tech...

Double Undercut
Have about half the deck in both hands, have the spectator...

Svengali Definition
This is a really neat deck. Every other card in the deck i...

Bottom Charge
Hold as many cards as you are going to change, tip between...

The Elmsley Count / Elmsley Pass
This is a sleight-of-hand manuever that can be done ambide...





Stripper Definition




This deck is cut in sort of a subtle 'trianglar' shape. meaning the top is wider than the bottom. therefore, if a card is place in upside down, the wider end of the card now matches with the decks lower end, thus making it easy to locate or even slip the card right out of the middle of the deck. Pretty nice deck.

-From Justin Johnson

In a stripper deck the cards taper at the ends, that is one end of each card is slightly narrower than the other. It follows that if a card is turned end for end it can be instantly found because of the projection of its broad end amongst the narrow ends of the other cards.

-Encyclopedia of Card Tricks
Basic Ways of Handling the Pack

Turning the deck imperceptibly for the return of the chosen card is very important. To begin with, have the narrow ends nearest your body so that when the chosen card is returned to the reversed deck the projecting sides will be at the inner end. To effect this reverse, spread the pack in a wide fan in the left hand from left to right. As soon as a card is withdrawn close the fan by placing your right hand on the left side of the fan and closing the pack towards the right, thus bringing the narrow end pointing to the left and the wide end to the right. Retain hold of the cards with the thumb and fingers of each hand at the ends.

If the spectator, has taken a card by its wide end and has not changed his hold, you offer the deck to him in your right hand, slightly spreading it with the thumb and fingers. Square the deck and the wide end of the chosen card is at the inner end. It may happen that the spectator will turn the card round himself in showing it to another spectator, in that case you offer the pack for its return with your left hand again slightly spreading it fan wise, this time with the left thumb and fingers. By holding the pack in the position named, the necessary turn is half made and can be imperceptibly completed by taking the cards in the right hand for the return of a card, or nullified by taking them with the left hand.

Another very good method is to square the deck and hold it by the ends in the right hand, fingers on the outer wide end, thumb on the inner narrow end, square the sides of the pack with the left thumb and fingers, the left forefinger curled up under the pack, and the right forefinger curled in on the top. Now it is an easy matter to riffle either end of the deck for the return of the card. If the spectator has not turned his card, remove your left hand from the pack and with it pull the right sleeve a little, at the same time turning the right palm upwards bringing the pack upright, right thumb on the narrow ends. Bring the left hand against the face of the deck and riffle with the thumb for the return of the selected card, simply riffle the wide ends with the tip of the right second fingers.






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