Note

Using the Technical Side Steal it is possible to have two cards peeked at in different portions of the pack maintaining the breaks with the left fourth finger and left third finger respectively.

The card at the break held by left third finger is stolen into the right hand first, using the mechanics of the Technical Side Steal. Then the card at the fourth finger break is also stolen into the right hand using the same mechanics.

To further clarify the procedure you would keep the deck in your left hand in almost standard dealing position. Now, the left third finger would angle out the card at its break. The right hand would, of course, move the card to the right, then come back, as per the Technical Side Steal, to get it into the palm. Using the technique of the Technical Side Steal naturally enables you to retain the left fourth finger break on the other card during the stealing of the first card.

Once the first card is in the palm the process is repeated to get the second card into the right palm, i.e., left fourth finger angles its cards, the right moves it out, then gets it into the palm below the card already there. Thus two cards from different parts of the pack have been stolen into the right hand.

Note 2:

The Deliberate Side Steal can enable one to get two cards to the top, from different parts of the deck, in the mere action of squaring the deck.

Suppose you have the necessary breaks on the two peeked cards with the left third and fourth fingers. The left third finger enters its break, then angles its card after which the left fourth finger enters its break and angles its card out. Thus the right hand can now bring out two cards simultaneously using the technique of the Deliberate Side Steal, just as if only one card were being moved to the top.

Note 3:

The Bold Steal can likewise be accomplished using the angling of the two cards as already explained, then doing the Bold Steal with two cards as needed.

Note 4:

A combination use of the Technical Side Steal and Left Hand Side Steal will enable one to steal two cards--one in each hand.

Assuming you have the breaks with the left third and fourth fingers, in this case the pack should remain in the position required for the Left Hand Steal.

Also the card at the left fourth finger break should have been allowed to fall below the break before having another card peeked at and a break maintained by the left third finger.

The card at the left third finger break is angled out and stolen into the right palm via the Technical Side Steal. This is done without moving the deck from the position required for the Left Hand Steal. With the card in your right palm, you execute the necessary mechanics for the Left Hand Steal. The right hand then places the deck on the table.

Both hands now have one card each which may be re-produced from your left and right pockets.

Note 5:

In using the Mario Palm Position, or any Rear Palm, do not make the mistake of unduly spreading the fingers like a Star Fish. In fact, no attempt at all should be made to keep the fingers separated but rather use that type of palm to give the fingers a relaxed look.

In other words forget about spreading them apart and forget about keeping them close together. Just relax and if your fingers have spaces thru which your spectator can see, all right, but if they haven't don't make any attempt to create them.

Note 6:

In the Clip Steal Cover Up it is possible to hold onto the top card, or cards, as in the Between The Aces effect, while dropping the deck onto the table from a reasonable height.

Note 7:

Performing the Clip Steal from the center, the cards may be dribbled onto the left hand instead of the table as in Figure 96. With the cards in a scattered heap, free of the right hand, the selected, clipped, card remains in the center. The right hand with its clipped card has to move only slightly to the right to clear the deck with the selection. The selection is then replaced to the top of the deck as both hands go into a Square Up of the pack.

Note 8:

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