Mechanical Estimation

The Comparison Method The Automatic Gauge Method Variation of Automatic Gauge The Nail Gauge Nail Gauge Variation Mario's Favorite The Faro Check Mechanical Estimation Effects The Magic Card Think I'll Stop Here Chosen Card Count Down The Tipoff Reversed Card Out Probably the first source to record the principle of Estimation is Downs' Art of Magic where it is looked upon as a simple process of locating a card but the reader is cautioned that, The bungling and unobservant perfomer will meet his...

In and Out Faro Shuffles

Before continuing, I must mention that the technical terms In and Out, as applied to a Faro Shuffle, were introduced by Alex Elmsley. Briefly, they mean just this An In Shuffle is one in which the original top and bottom cards change position to second from the top and second from the bottom. The twenty-sixth and twenty-seventh cards, the top and bottom cards of the two packets just cut, become the new top and bottom cards of the deck. In this way each In Shuffle keeps changing the top and...