DRIBBLE-MANIA: Magicians, specifically card guys, differently interpret the mechanics of dribbling cards than, say, poets or ordinary folks. They would likely picture cards FALLING and DROPPING in SMALL QUANTITIES (clumps of 2-5 cards) from the operators hand to somewhere else such as another hand, the table, or another portion of cards.
What activates the mechanics is another issue. Ordinary folks might suggest that simple GRAVITY is the operative force. That is, cards are RELEASED and then drop.
Cardmen usually activate the dribble by gently FLEXING the cards held in a BIDDLE GRIP or by the sides so that they are slightly concave. Then the cards, once RELEASED, fall more UNIFORMLY in a soft CASCADE or as we are wont to say, THEY DRIBBLE.
Side-bar: I once followed David Wiliamson in a close-up round in Atlantawhich is like following Willy Nelson in Austin, Texas as a jug-band player fresh from rehab. When I arrived at the table, I discovered it was a bit DAMP.
What the hell happened here? I asked.
A helpful lad in the front row explained that Williamson said at several points in his presentation of THE CARD TRICK THAT WILL NEVER BE EXPLAINED, Now you dribble onto the table Then he physically dribbled copious amounts of spittle onto the table.
It was hilarious, added the lad.
The table wasshall we say?sloppy wet.
I turned the room into a wake.