1. How do you feel about performing gambling demonstrations without an actual patter? Just demonstrating.
2. How do you feel about so many teenagers learning these gambling moves online that you and many others took years to perfect?
3. Why did you get into gambling moves rather than other forms of performing?
Hey Jason, you are simply one of the best there is and I admire the skill you have. I have 3 questions for you:
1. I know that you perform gambling demonstrations, but what type of card magic do you typically perform. Do you combine magic with gambling demonstrations? If so, do you then represent your magic as pure sleight of hand?
2. How do audience reactions differ from when you perform gambling demonstrations then of that when you perform magic? Do you perform magic as sleight of hand, or as something magical?
3. Would you ever consider producing an Erdnase Expert at the Card Table DVD-set similar to the one made by Wesley James? Do you think that a set of DVD's could ever do the book justice?
2) Jason, I own a few of the 1-on-1's that you teach. With regard to the center deal in particular (although this would apply to any difficult sleight), I've had a lot of difficulty with it; it almost seems like I'm making zero progress on the sleight. I realize it's a difficult sleight, and will take time to master. However, do you have any (general) advice for practicing difficult sleights such as these? Anything to make the learning process a little less...harsh?
The main question I have deals with the new 1 - on - 1: The Push Off Second Deal. I've been practicing the Strike Second Deal for a few months now, and was interested in knowing any differences between these 2 variations of second dealing. Is one easier to perform than the other? Does the Push Off Second Deal provide any advantages that the Strike Second Deal doesn't (or vice versa)?