This is the statement I am shocked by. I guess I better give up my double lift then. Too easy I suppose.
Jason England would disagree with you on that.
I've already mentioned that the 2nd deal is a lot more versatile than the DPS. But hey, whatever floats your boat sweet cheeks.
I'd agree with most of what Tokyo mentioned. as for your clarification....well I don't think it was enough of a clarification. The thing is, if you were to tell me you main interest lay in table magic and gambling demos then you will get more use out of a good second deal. If you are a general magician who will be standing and doing walkaround magic, then the DPS will probably take the case. Dps can be used not just as a palm but also as a holdout while spectators are shuffling a pack, it can be used as a control as well. More to the point, the basic mechanics of the DPS have been used in a multitude of other ways, from multiple shifts, to palms into the off hand. So for a classic magician that is a more useful move.If I could clarify- both are clearly useful moves. However, I believe it only makes sense to, for now, concentrate my energy on learning only one, so what I'm essentially asking is If You Could Only Ever Use One, Which Would It Be?
So in any case, your "mention" that the 2nd deal is a lot more versatile, is your opinion, and not a God-given statement of absolute truth,
The DPS is simply used to control a card, thats all it does. there are tons of card controls out there.
The 2nd deal allows you to peek at and control whatever cards that come up in the course of a deal as you see fit.
There are tons of applications for it.
Gambling demo and magic tricks alike.
So by definition it is more versatile than DPS.
But as i stated before, he NEVER gave us any hint as to what the heck kind of shows he performs or what style he has. How are we supposed to recommend anything? He pretty much asked as 2ndVSdps question.
If you think the DPS' only function is to control a card, you are thinking way too small. You can use the DPS as a color change, can DPS from the top of the deck, can DPS more than one card, can DPS from a small packet of cards, etc... Nothing says you have to replace the card immediately after performing the DPS.
I just gave you a lot of freebies. Put in your own effort to truly think how the DPS can be utilized to its fullest potential before making naive statements that DPS is ONLY used to control a card.