Richard Kaufman wrote:Just because you're having trouble learning doesn't mean that you shouldn't stay on track.
Yes, I've been thinking about that. It's not a far reach to 'method vs effect'. I'm aware of what's taught on ETMCM (though not that it originated with Falanga) and will admit that it's been niggling at me whilst persevering with the double deal. It's not just that it's easier, but that it slots well into the story.
However, rattling along on the way to work this morning I kept everyone's advice in mind (a lighter touch, experimenting with the right thumb, buckling the bottom card) and found I was able to move the bottom card independently. Seeing it fall in line with the top card the first time put a big grin on my face (to the bemusement of my fellow commuters, no doubt).
It's a start. :)
Thanks to everyone for their insight.