Throw Off Faro

1. First assume that a card is somewhere near the top part of the deck.

1. First assume that a card is somewhere near the top part of the deck.

Figure 62

2. Cut off a small packet of cards from the top being sure it includes the needed card.

3. Weave the small packet of cards into the larger one as in Figure 62.

4. The right hand pushes the cards in as far as they will go, then it changes position to come over the top of the deck in order to push the cards flush at the ends.

5. As the fingers push the cards flush, the right fingers press down on the front end of the cards thus causing the top packet above the weaved cards to move upwards at the back as in Figure 63, Note that the left forefinger is curled under the deck.

6. The right fingers and thumb keep pushing in the small packet but at the same time the left 4th finger starts to maintain a break as can be seen in Figure 63.

7. Upon completely squaring up the deck, the left fourth finger keeps the break above the weaved-in cards.

8. At this point, if you Double Cut to the break you will have the same result as if you did an Out-Shuffle. In other words, a card that may have been at the 8th position will become the 15th card from the top.

9. If you need to get the results of an In-Shuffle, that is, to get the card into 16th position, then on the second cut of a Double Cut you would perform the Cover Up Cut similar to the Mario Slip Cut, as shown in Figure 64.

Here you will note that the left thumb is keeping back the top card. Figure 64-is of course an exposed action as actually the card held back will be flush with the left hand portion.

The left hand moves to the left with the cards below the break plus the top card, then comes back to deposit the cards from the left hand onto those in the right.

Due to the top card being slipped onto the previously weaved packet, the result is that of an In-Shuffle thus doubling the original position of the card.

The above application of the Mario Slip or Cover Up Cut is only one instance of its superior flexibility over other types of Slip Cuts. If the hands are raised during the action the Slip Cut is covered perfectly.

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