Jumping Gemini Trouble

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Postby Corneilius Jay » 08/31/12 11:20 AM

I'm currently working on the handling to Jumping Gemini and I'm having trouble with one particular part.

I don't want to go too much into detail as I'm sure the effect is still marketed but the second revelation requires that you perform a DL and turnover while holding a card in your hand and I'm finding it problematic.
To clarify I'm having trouble performing a clean DL with a card in my hand.

Any tips or relevant literature anyone could point me to would be greafully accepted
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 08/31/12 12:58 PM

? This about the Darwin Ortiz routine?

... and if I put it on the table it comes back to the top.

that moment?
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Postby Corneilius Jay » 08/31/12 01:21 PM

Yes the Darwin Ortiz routine.

The part where he shows that he hasn't been using the 2D at all because all of the cards are 10S and he shows four 10S.

When you show the second 10S.
Hope that was clear, if it isn't just say and I'll try and explain again.

Thanks.
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Postby Eric Fry » 08/31/12 01:25 PM

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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 08/31/12 01:29 PM

Here's a guess - the diminishing lift sequence:
After you turn down the 'top' 10S and thumb it over and into your other hand, take it deeper into your fingers than your very fingertips. IE it gets gripped the joints of your second finger and thumb rather than the fingertips. This leaves your fingertips free to reciver the double pushoff and your thumbtip free to first grip then flipover what looks like a second 10s.

This in the right moment of the trick?

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Postby erdnasephile » 08/31/12 01:47 PM

For the diminishing lift sequence, I just do this: after turning the triple FD, I just take the top "10S" and hold it between my right index finger and thumb. The remaining 3 fingers are used to turn the double FU, then face down. The second "10S" is taken under the first "10S" in the right hand between the right index finger and thumb. And so on.

(For a more detailed description, please see pg 72 of "Paper Engine" by Aaron Fisher)

Hope that helps!
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Postby Corneilius Jay » 08/31/12 03:00 PM

Thanks guys! Appreciate all the help!

I didn't know that the "diminishing lift sequence" had a name or I'd have just asked about that. Yes Mr Townsend that's the one.

Mr Fry, thank you for the PM. I sent a reply but I don't know if it got to you.
Erdnasephile I'll have to take a look at that book, where might I find a copy?

Thanks again all. My but you all are quick to reply. :)
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Postby erdnasephile » 08/31/12 03:16 PM

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Postby Corneilius Jay » 08/31/12 03:39 PM

Thanks Erdnasephile, that book looks great!
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Postby Corneilius Jay » 08/31/12 04:01 PM

Just had a few minuits practicing and I've got it now basically thanks to you guys. The info supplied was top notch despite my shambolic use of the English language.
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