I'm learning the Bottom Deal from Daniel Madison's Mechanic dvd. You have to keep in mind I've never learned a false deal or how to deal cards in the first place. When my ring and pinky fingers come over and straighten back out to pull the card out from under the deck, they just slide off without pulling the card. I've yet to successfully deal the Bottom card once in about two hours of practice. No matter how much or how little pressure I use with my ring and pinky, and no matter how much or how little pressure I hold the deck between my middle and thumb with, the card won't budge. Interestingly enough, a lot of the time I seem to be able to deal the entire deck out of the center while the top and bottom cards stay in place, I'm not sure what that means for me. Any help from people experienced with the Bottom Deal is greatly appreciated.