Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
Part of practice is the development of self confidence.
If you don't have the confidence that you've picked up only two cards, you haven't practiced enough.
I got nailed on a Double Lift when I was 12 and that was the last time--I practiced my ass off after that.
Happy to say that after many years I can do Triple Lifts using the Gordon Turnover technique and they never spread even a hair. :)
Speaking of which, mind if I ask something?
The question goes to Mr. Kauffman (or well, feedback from the rest wouldn't hurt) :) ...
What double lift technique do you use??
I have some doubts about which double lift could be the best... First, there's the issue of making a break or using a hit strike double lift... Can you put your opinion on this matter?
At the moment, I use a push-off double lift (learned from a southamerican magician, called Dmaso Fernndez), which uses the muscles on the palm to push the 2 cards and then flipping it... (obviously, with a previous break)
This is a subject I've been thinking about this for some time, as I want the most natural way to do it, but I have my doubts on which it would be the best method...
Because also the way to make the break changes, pinky or thumb count (which one to choose?)
I saw Fred Kaps double lift, and it's quite a simple one, but still quite effective. It would be nice to hear your opinion about it.
Well, I'm sorry for the long post, but it's an issue I'd like to discuss.