Palm Switches

These switches do not depend on any of the previous palm positions but use the regular palm in which the card is mostly held by diagonally opposite corners. The right 4th figertip presses against the upper right corner of the card while the lower left corner is kept in place by pressure of the palm at the base of the thumb.

With this grip the other fingers can extend flat yet the card will be retained in the hand.

Normally the hand having a card in this position can rest its fingertips on the edge of the table; however, by changing the grip to between the right 1st finger and the palm, the right 4th, 3rd and 2nd fingertips can be rested on the edge of the table while the 1st finger goes below the table edge thus the card is held out of sight but is retained in the arc created by the 1 st finger and thumb. By raising the right 1st finger the card is brought up to under the other three fingers and the card transferred to the diagonal grip previously mentioned. Whether the student wishes to use this finesse or not is up to him.

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