Hi and welcome to Work Life Magic. So,
I’m very excited because today I’m going
to show you how to shuffle a deck of
cards with the so-called in-the-hand riffle
shuffle that looks like this. So, check this out.
The in-the-hand riffle shuffle consists of four major steps:
The first one is riffling the cards. The second one is flipping the cards over to the left one.
The third one is riffling them together.
And the fourth one is creating the bridge and then square the cards. Just like that.
So for step one: You take the cards with your right hand.
And in a deeper biddle grip – that means with your middle joints – you grap the cards at the outer edge
and turn the fingers around to hold them like this.
And in order to riffle those cards, take your index finger and put
it on the back and press it to flex the cards. Now we can start to riffle with your thumb.
And you have to really practice to riffle the
cards one by one. That needs some
exercise and some practice. But
eventually you will really create this
feeling the thumb how to riffle the cards properly.
Now step two. You take the carts and riffle until the half of the deck and hold your hand like this.
Then, you just swap over
the cards and hold in the thumb. Just like that.
And your are really mirroring the right hand
You riffle the cards, flip them over, and now, you just mirror the same movement as with the right hand.
You take your index finger, put them on the back,
press it to flex those cards, and now riffle
You have really to practice to riffle to riffle
one by one. So one left, one right, one the left one right.
Then you can really increase the speed, and so on.
And then you can come closer with your cards, and then, one by one, overlap those cards.
Just start slowly.
And you can just pull the cards like that, just to repeat.
And eventually, you become faster with that.
Then it should look like thise
So maybe, when you just start out it, then it will look like this.
Not really even. Try really to do it one by one.
So, and how much should those cards overlap?
It’s really quite not much. So maybe five
Millimeters, I would say. So really not much.
But you will get the feel out of it.
Now step four.
You riffle the cards,
flip half of it over, riffle both with an overlap. And then,
take your index finger, come over the edge and press your thumb here on top of those
cards at the edges. And bend those
Now, when you flex them,
and release with your fingers, then the cards will fall down and square up.
I’ll try to do it slowly.
Release it one by one. They automatically will fall down.
You see that?
So in speed, that looks like this.
And this concludes the tutorial of the in-the-hand riffle shuffle.
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