Hi all, I know I’m not the first person to have this problem, so I’m sure there’s wisdom out there. I’m returning to magic (mostly cards, since that’s what I used to do) after about 35 years away from it. I decided to switch to Poker-sized cards since, well, it’s the right thing to do. I thought my tiny Trump-sized hands needed bridge cards, but I’m in the right size now. I’m having very typical problems, like having much MUCH dryer hands now than when I was 18. Whether I use an old deck or a new one, I’m having trouble with even the simplest thing. I can barely do an overhand shuffle unless I really lather up with hand lotion. And it goes away quickly. Even after applying motion, I can’t run off cards singly, especially when the deck is thin, i.e., near the end of an overhand. I’m sure everyone knows that The Royal Road ti Card Magic starts with the overhand shuffle, and I’m getting quite frustrated that I can’t do the simple card controls associated with the overhand shuffle. It may not be related, but when I try to run off cards, they just won’t come off singly. I’ve tried adjusting the strength and shape of my grip. Royal Road doesn’t recommend the Mechanic’s grip, but using either their grip or he mechanic’s, same problem. I don’t remember having any trouble before, so I’d like to know if anyone has any advice. I know that these things come with practice, but usually with incormed practice. Since I’m not sure why the cards won’t come off singly, or when they do, leave several cards stairsteooed back to the right-hand deck. I even tried the color change that’s given away as a Free Trick in this site. It’s the one everyone knows, involving sliding a couple of cards. I couldn’t do it at all when I started, which was after moisterizing. So I gave extra to the palm of the hand doing the sliding, but after about five minutes, it had dried up to where I again couldn’t do the trick. I’d love your opinions.