I hope this is not an excessively 'stupid newbee' question. Justinquill wrote: "I was wondering if any one had a good source on how to best use rough/smooth additives to cards." I'm new to this and am a bit confused by the commonly used 'rough and smooth' term, which I was under the impression meant that for instance (1) in a face-up deck, if the back of every odd card, counting downward, were roughed (but not the face of the next card which is touching it), they would not slide easily and would tend to stick together in pairs, implying that the 'roughed' backs actually have a slight tackiness, and won't slide against a smooth card without pressure, thus the term 'rough and smooth'. But in the above thread, the description is to (2) rough both cards so that they won't slide -- which makes sense to me, as it would be like two sheets of extremely fine sandpaper face to face, forming AB pairs. Then, an AB AB AB AB stack would easily slide into four 'cards', each actually being a pair which could separate. In that case, the term 'smooth' would not apply to one of the faces in a joint AB pair, but to the back and face between each AB pair where I have a space: AB AB AB AB. So is it correct that both faces must be roughed, and it works like my AB... such that (1) would not work, and (2) would work? Or would (1) work but (2) would work better, and if this is the case, in what situations would one want to use (1) rather than (2)?
Finally, Justin refers to "rough/smooth additives", which might imply there is also a kind of additive which is smooth, which seems implausible to me, given that cards are made especially to glide against each other, especially if they have an air cushion finish.
I have just received a Neo V2 roughing stick in the mail which will be a stocking stuffer, and I'll need to know precisely how to use it. Thanks in advance!