The Circular Change

This shows a ghost drawing of the original position of the cards, an arrow indicating the direction of movement, and the new position to the right.

Figure 72

3, At this stage the right 4th finger moves out very slightly in order to release its clipped corner. The right thumb, however, keeps pressing on the left side of the top card. All the right hand does now is move away to the left with its card, leaving the under card on the table as in Figure 73.

4. Note that the left side of the new card is practically under the entire length of the thumb. This is an ideal position for palming the card using the table edge. Simply move the hand to the edge of the table bringing the right thumb over the table edge.

Figure 73

Figure 73

Now that need be done is to extend the right thumb and push down on the left side of the card thus causing it to lever up into a Rear Angle Palm position as in Figure 14. From here you can indulge in all sorts of finesses and finally unload the card,

5. An important point in the above Push Switches is that the right hand must not press down so hard as to cause both cards to move back during the Switch. A touch just light enough to carry away the top card but not the under card is what you must strive for. The glossier the working surface the lighter this touch must be. A cloth working surface should, of course, be used; however, do not get used to those extra thick and soft foam pads otherwise, you will be at a loss on the usual workingsurface.

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