"An Open Display of Triumph" in November's issue is great! My only question is about the Half Pass or Creeping Reverse: both of these seem unnecessary. Wouldn't it be just as deceptive (and a whole lot simpler) to reverse the bottom third of the packet face-up by riffling up with the right thumb, getting a pinky break, and reversing the bottom packet with the left forefinger (underneath the packet) and with the left 3rd, 4th, & pinky fingers on the right side?
Maybe I'm missing something here, but the action would still be covered by the top two-thirds of the deck.
And no set-up is required as it is in the alternative method in the "Comments" section.
I'd like to hear from anyone about this. Thanks!