In the many guides to breaking in a new deck of cards, they usually say that we should riffle shuffle the deck or faro shuffle the deck (amongst other shuffles, fans and other methods); but not both. What shuffle would you recommend? The pros of the riffle shuffle is that you can do it with a stiff deck, while it doesn't break in all cards evenly. The pros of a faro is that it breaks in all cards evenly, while it is really hard to faro with a brand-new, super stiff deck, therefore may bend the cards due to prolonged tension without quick release, and it may damage the corners because faros are done corner to corner and not edge to edge like riffles. What's your opinion?