Best source for in the hands out faro

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Vraagaard
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Best source for in the hands out faro

Postby Vraagaard » December 20th, 2005, 1:41 pm

Ok, I'm practicing on my own from a short desciption in "Expert card magic" not the best description. I'm aware that there are som sources like

Michael Close (e-book), Ed Marlo (revolutionary card technique, and his on the faro booklet), Allan Ackerman (DVD) and also that Harry Lorayne has a bunch of video's where he is showing a STRADDLE FARO (what is a Straddle faro compared to a regular faro - do they accomplish the same?)

Anyways, any guidance on what sources are most valuable to learn from (does I need a visual (Ebook or DVD) or is it god enough described in Ed Marlo's booklets?

Any advice is appreciated.

Best regards

Jan

Jeff Haas
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Re: Best source for in the hands out faro

Postby Jeff Haas » December 20th, 2005, 1:59 pm

For the best way to learn the technique, I vote for Michael Close's ebook. It has embedded video clips in it which show you the fine points. Mike is also a terrific teacher and leaves no point uncovered.

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Re: Best source for in the hands out faro

Postby Bill Mullins » December 20th, 2005, 2:42 pm

A straddle faro is what takes place when you have a deck/packet with an odd number of cards. For example, if your deck has 52 cards plus a joker.

To do a straddle faro in this case, take 26 cards in one hand, and 27 in the other, and weave the 26 cards into the 27.

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Re: Best source for in the hands out faro

Postby Bill Wheeler » December 20th, 2005, 3:53 pm

I personally learned the faro shuffle from "The Complete Works of Derek Dingle". But I think you could learn it from Marlo's RCT book. But it wasn't until I saw Cervon perform one in one of the Vernon Chronicle videos that I was able to put it all together and consistently faro.

Hope these references help

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Cesar Munoz
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Re: Best source for in the hands out faro

Postby Cesar Munoz » December 20th, 2005, 7:25 pm

I highly recommend Michael Closes's cd. I went from not really believing I could ever learn it--to complete confidence with the sleight. All as a result of Michael's cd.

Vraagaard
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Re: Best source for in the hands out faro

Postby Vraagaard » December 21st, 2005, 12:35 am

Hi Friends,

Thanks for you advice. I better go and By Michael Close's Ebook and then - well I always wanted to by the Marlo RCT - so maybe its time for that now.

Nobody familiar with the Allan Ackerman DVD? I think it is volume 6 in his DVD serie.

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Re: Best source for in the hands out faro

Postby Ian Kendall » December 21st, 2005, 2:33 am

For instant gratification there is a free tutorial at www.virtualmagicshow.com/stuff

Take care, Ian

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Re: Best source for in the hands out faro

Postby Guest » December 24th, 2005, 5:00 am

A straddle faro is very useful thing. Generally (as mentioned above) means that a smaller packet is weaved (faroed) into a bigger packet.

The handling may change (e.g. you pull the interweaved card out and place them on top of the rest -> second keeper ~ Harry Lorayne)

A very interesting approach is the S.O.C. Control.
Together with that you use also a straddle (partial) faro. You interweave the cards from the front.

I apologize my english writing... :o


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