I'm sure I can already hear a lot of you shouting 'Just practice more!' - but here goes anyway....
When I'm practising a push off second deal, occasionally I go to 'take the top card' with my right hand - and nothing comes away - since I've not succesfully pushed a double off with my left thumb and I've then retracted the top card with my left thumb in the normal rhythm. Thankfully, on the few occasions that I've used a push-off second in front of people, this has not happened (yet).
I was wondering whether anyone has been using a push-off second in performance, 'missed' the second (as described above) - and then had to recover. If so - how did you do it?
If it helps - imagine it's Bill Simon's Call to the Colors - and you can feel that you've 'missed' on one of the deals. What would you do?
If you think this is a stupid question - and think that if you practice enough it will *NEVER* happen that you miss - then fair enough - just tell me this is a dumb question.
However, if it's happened to you - I'd like to hear how you rescued yourself