You will go through so many decks of cards doing this move. I still haven't got to the point where I can do it on command but I still and do the effect he shows when I have pratice
The perfect riffle shuffle is just amazing, the fact that I can do it alone satisfies me, the video is well done and gives a lot of tips and tricks. I'm really happy with this, I honestly believe that this is the best thing I've ever learned.
This is a wonderful effect just a bit hard! one thing i do not like is that the video never really tells you how to hold the cards. It just gives close ups sometimes and that is what makes it kinda challenging! it would be better if it joe barry actually went through it with us. other then that this is something you must get its a great effect
I was utterly unprepared for how good this move is. Having spent a lot of time on tabled faros and various other shuffle controls, this one is unusual in being both as good as billed, and absolutely worth the time to perfect.
While the teaching focuses more on applications/mentality of how to use the move than it does mechanics, in the long run I think that this is probably correct, though I can see how that might be cold comfort for those who have trouble getting the mechanics down. Maybe I'm just lucky, but I found myself getting pretty close to a perfect riffle pretty quickly, at which point I have no issue whatsoever with putting in the hours to sort out the last little bit.
Purchased this a few hours ago, but i almost managed to make the perfect shuffle just missed by 4 cards.
But i know if i get to work on that , im sure that i will have my perfect shuffle in the next few weeks.
This is a "Must Buy"
I was slightly disappointed by this download because this is a VERY difficult trick to do. Not only is it difficult, but it takes YEARS to master. This is not my opinion, this is what Joe Barry himself said in the video.
The big reason I was disappointed with the video was the way it was done. Instead of feeling like a one on one video tutorial, it felt more like an interview with a difficult close up. Daniel Madison is the one interviewing Joe Barry and asking questions he thinks would help us, and he did. But it would have been nicer if there were other angles, a few more tips, and so on. This is definitely an advanced tutorial I believe.
I'm still working on this, very hard to master, but with the right dedication and effort I'm sure that you'll master it eventually. The teaching is okay however I think that the camera shots could be improved a bit, maybe some more close ups, otherwise it's a very cool video.
An EXTREMELY difficult move to execute, but DEFINITELY worth it...if you use the faro shuffle regularly. I do not, so its more of a "neat skill", than something to really change my life.
Spectators don't think, "why is he doing a faro shuffle, instead of a riffle shuffle?" so as long AS you can frame it right this move is utterly useless. However, like I originally said this move is amazing if you need it.
The teaching is interesting, I enjoyed the way Joe was teaching Daniel at the same time he was teaching us. However, there's not a lot you can teach, its a simple technique and practicing for months.
Scarne'd is without a doubt the best aces trick I've ever seen and it is the reason I love this download so much. The other applications are neat, but there are definitely other, simpler ways to do them.
To recap definitely worth it if you'll use it.
Although the concept is fairly simple it is in no way an easy move. It will take practice, but with the amazing possibilities it will be well worth the time.
This is fairly a difficult move to master and can only be mastered thru relentless training. I am content and happy enough with the way it is presented but I am not really satisfied with the materials taught. I feel that way since there are several basic questions relating to the shuffle that remains unanswered in the video. I also think that the main application of this shuffle is still yet to be explored in this video.
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