Perfect Riffle Shuffle?

Discussion in 'Magic Forum' started by Brownstudy, May 11, 2020.

  1. This is my trick, "Central Intelligence". The value of the perfect Faro shuffle was questioned in this thread, so I thought I'd post a video of a routine of mine that utilizes them to hopefully prove their utility.
  2. It's actually a lot easier than you might think. Take a deck. Cut it where you think the midpoint is. Line them up.

    Are both piles exactly the same height? Even one card out will mean one pile is 2 cards more than the other, which is visibly pretty obvious. Shuffle and repeat. Shuffling removes any visual cues that might artificially present.

    After not a whole lot of times, you'll see your accuracy improve greatly. It's a matter of teaching your brain to immediately spot the mid-point without having to consciously think about it. Once you got it, practice until it's automagic.
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  3. Hi Karsten,

    That’s a super helpful reply; thank you so much.
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  4. Thank you kindly.

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