I have been tempted many a time to buy a Rising Card deck when visitng a magic shop. Only one thing has stopped me from buying it and that is my goal to keep most of my magic pure skill and ungimmicked which many people here probably have the same goal. So I am just wondering what is your favorite methods for the rising card without a gimmick. As a quick impromptu effect I don't do the Pinky Rise anymore but I do Marconick's Rising Aces method which, to me, is way better than the Pinky Rise. It looks especially great if you shake the deck as you do it because the card just seems to eerily rise by itself. The only bad thing about it is that it doesn't look like it comes from the center which you can do with the Pinky Rise by stepping the deck.