Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum and to card magic. Well, not really. When I was my a kid, my Dad was in the German magic circle and magic was a small part of my early life. When I was a young teenager I learned some card magic, but that only lasted for a few month until I experienced girls and sport. Funny enough, I never used my modest magic skills with girls, even so I think it could have helped a lot. LOL Anyway, I'm about 30 years older now, and my son is slowly getting to the age that I was when my Dad started to amaze me with magic. I always enjoyed that as a kid. And I want to give my son the same experience that I had as a kid. So, I decided to pick up magic again and build on the few skills I acquired decades ago. I always loved card magic, so I want to start with this. I have no professional magic ambitions, but I like serious challenges. And card magic pretty challenging. Currently, I'm working through "The Royal Road to Card Magic" and I just started tackling the top palm. The slights that I learned as a teenager are: - Overhand Shuffle (with some card control, injog, false shuffle) - In air waterfall riffle shuffle - Glide (which I can do perfect, and all good trick I ever did basically based on the glide) - Charlier Cut And here we come finally to my questions. What the heck is the Charlier Cut for. I learned it a long time ago and I can do it very good. But I really don't know why I spent days as a teenager to learn it. I guess it looked cool when my Dad did it. But up to today I am still trying to figure out any real "magic" life applications. As a slight to cut a deck unnoticed it is much too obvious. You have to have a bomb to go off in another part of the room for misdirection to do it secretly. So my question: What are you using the Charlier Cut for and what are your applications for it?? Thanks!