Cutting by Touch Alternative Handling

Arrange your stripper deck in a Si Stebbins stack. Deal off 13 cards, reversing the orientation of the first card you deal off. Now place this package back on top of the deck.

You can then give your patter about about being able to cut to a certain number of cards. Say something like

"For instance, If I wanted to cut off 13 cards, I'd do this ..."

Cut off the top 13 cards by finding the reversed card, count them onto the table to show there are indeed 13 cards, then place this package back on top of the deck. You've not only demonstrated cutting by touch but now have a perfect Si Stebbins deck ready to perform a mind reading effect!

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