As long as you make it natural, the double lift should appear identical to the pass to a spectator. Only less risky.
How exactly is it your own fault?
I don't understand, I knew what a double lift is when I was 7, literally, all it needs is for someone to show you the "method", if you can even call it that, to know what it is.
You don't even have to be shown, it's simple and somewhat obvious, really.
I mean, c'mon, why the hell would you flip a card face-up, then back down, then jam it in the middle?
To a spectator - the people you should be performing for, there us no difference between putting it in after you turn It face down or if you directly insert it into the deck. The pass would be appropriate if you only perform to fool magicians.Well, not really. The thing about that is that you can show the physical card going in face-up, then turning it face down WHILE it's already in the middle. Or you can also take the card, show it, then place it on the middle.
Like I previously said, turning it face up, then back down, then sticking it isn't the most convincing thing ever. They're not supposed to be identical, in my opinion.
No matter how good your double lift is, there is always the great chance of being caught.
Can I ask where this is coming from?
The chance meaning that they have a knowledge of it.
And I never said that I've been doing magic for so long, I said I knew what it was from the beginning.
Honestly, I don't know what kind of laymen the lot of you are performing for, but I've gotten that, "That was the second card" or "That was a different card you put" quite a few times.
Well maybe you've gotten that because you didn't misdirect properly, or your sleights weren't up to scratch. Even the most brilliant magicians can be fooled with their own creations. It's not about encountering extremely clever spectators or even those that are aware of certain magical techniques - its about the effect, presentation and misdirection. Feel free to disagree.
Why would you use a pass when a simple DL could accomplish the same thing? It makes no sense, it's like asking to get caught.