Whilst polishing up my variation of biddle trick i came across a problem. I know this trick is age old and it always impressed audiences but i just sat down today to realise...what IS the motivation for splitting the deck?. If you think about it, there shouldnt be any reason to cut the deck half and half. (Im fine with this though, i built my patter around the theme of chance so it fits in well) But what im trying to achieve with this trick is to take out all the unneccesary movement (e.g. instead of running five cards from the top of the packet i simply upjog 5) Those kind of things. And i thought, what have any of you guys done to combat this problem? what sort of patter have you developed to compensate for the unneccesary deck cut? or do you even cut the deck during your performance?. I would just be interested to know how you guys perform it.