Sure , is there something specific ?
WHAT ABOUT PALMING , OR PEOPLE NEW TO IT .
Palming is an incredibly satisfying tool to have in your repertoire , it makes you feel like a superhero at times . If you ’ re brand new to palming , I highly recommend picking up a copy of The Card Magic of Paul LePaul . Aside from being an exceptional book , he has a very nice accessible top palm that involves the deck being held in the left hand dealing grip with the first finger riding up and over the front short edge of the deck . The technique involves pulling down with the left index finger , causing the top card to spring up at the heel of the left hand at the same moment your right
hand comes to the cards to square , relocate , or adjust them . When it happens , the right hand never actually needs to come down to the deck , which gives a great visual that the hand was never close enough to steal a card in the first place .
With that technique in mind , I ’ d say you will also experience the pinky wanting to move away from the hand . The traditional position for a palmed card is between the tip of the pinky finger and the folds at the base of the crotch of your thumb . To train the pinky to stay in , tape your ring finger and pinky together while practicing until it feels more natural .
Last thing I ’ d say is , you need to get caught . It happens to everyone and it will happen to you too , but once you work through that and your technique improves , you will not only have a new set of magic you can perform but you will have become slightly battle hardened from getting caught so many times . It might
THE REAL DEAL
Shane Cobalt is THE REAL DEAL and he really , really loves magic .
His work and knoweldge with card magic in particular is regarded as some of the best in the world .
When others say , " It can ' t be done ," Shane will find a way to do it .
Many of the top professional magicians will seek out advice and hire Shane to work with them creating new material for their shows .
As a lecturer his magic has taken him around the world and has become a favorite throughout Europe .
VANISH MAGIC MAGAZINE is proud to have Shane as our 2021 International
Magician of the Year and we salute him for helping elevate the art of magic .
ONE LAST THING I ’ D SAY IS , YOU NEED TO GET CAUGHT .
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