I’m reminded again why I chose to use bridge cards at 18 when I started card magic. Returning to it at 50, I am switching to Poker size. No going back. The glide as described in Royal Road (Left Hand holds the deck with thumb and index finders; the rest of the fingers are used to execute the glide) really seems impossible to me after about four days of work. My hands are just so Trump sizes that I can barely move the bottom card at all. When I do, I end up with a stairstep of the bottom cards, not the displacement of the single bottom card. So I’m soliciting advice from: (1)people doing the move with small hands (2)people who struggled with the move, but eventually overcame it (3)maybe an alternate way to do the slide, aside from the Royal Road to Card Magic’a suggestion. (They also include a side-to-side glide rather than the traditional, which seems even harder than the traditional one.) I’m using tons of moisturizer, but I don’t feel this sleight is any better because of dryness level. It’s more that I can’t get enough finger area on the cards because I don’t possess much length of finger. I’ve got copies of Card College, which arrived after I stopped studying close-up magic many years ago. Just glancing through it doesn’t make me feel that switching to it would help me more. Thanks, as ever.