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FOREWORD                                                                                                 xi

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS                                                                            xii

INTRODUCTION                                                                                          1

PHILOSOPHY                                                                                                5

TOOLS OF THE TRADE                                                                              9

How To Use This Book                                                                       13

1.  ONE-HAND SINGLE CUTS                                                                  15

               Charlier Pass                                                                                    19

               Thumb Cut                                                                                       21

               Pinkie Cut                                                                                        22

               Herrmann Cut                                                                                   23

               Scissor Cut                                                                                       25

               Horizontal Turn Cut                                                                          27

               Vertical Turn Cut                                                                              29

               Vertical Spin Cut                                                                              30

               Roll Cut                                                                                            32

               L Cut                                                                                               34

               Extension Cut (X Cut)                                                                      36

               Index Cut                                                                                         38

               “Pincer Grip Cut”                                                                             40

               Helicopter Throw Cut                                                                       42

               Straight Throw Cut                                                                           44

               Roll Throw Cut                                                                                 46

               Flip Throw Cut                                                                                 47

               Hindu Throw Cut                                                                              49

               Aerial Cut                                                                                         50

2.  ONE-HAND MULTIPLE CUTS                                                            53

               Charlier Tri-Cut                                                                                57

               Thumb Tri-Cut                                                                                 58

               Turning Tri-Cut                                                                                 60

               Extension Tri-Cut                                                                             62

               Running Thumb Cut                                                                          64

               Charlier/Thumb “Shuffle”                                                                  67

               “Five-Packet” Cut                                                                            69

               L-X Quad Cut                                                                                  72

               Running L Cut                                                                                  76

               L-X Interpolation                                                                              78

               Six-Packet Display Cut                                                                     82

               Flip-Flop Cut                                                                                   87

               One-Hand Cut Miscellany                                                                89

3.  FANNING                                                                                                 91

                 Pressure Fan                                                                                    95

                 Thumb Fan                                                                                       97

                 Finger Fan                                                                                        99

                 Side-Spring Fan                                                                              101

                 One-Hand Close                                                                             103

                 Twirl Close                                                                                      105

                 Fan Twirl                                                                                         108

                 Reverse Pressure Fan                                                                      111

                 Reverse Thumb Fan                                                                         113

                 One-Hand Reverse Close                                                                114

                 Left-Hand One-Hand Indices Fan                                                    115

                 Right-Hand One-Hand Blank Fan                                                    118

                 Right-Hand One-Hand Indices Fan                                                  119

                 Twin Fans                                                                                       122

                 S Fans                                                                                             123

                 Card Circle                                                                                     124

                 Fan Within a Fan                                                                             127

                 Giant Pressure Fan                                                                          131

                 Giant Thumb Fan                                                                             134

                 Giant Angle Fans                                                                             135

                 One-Hand Giant Fan                                                                       137

                 Giant Circle                                                                                     139

                 Closing Giant Fans and Circles                                                         140

                 Flower Fan                                                                                      145

                 Automatic Flower Fan                                                                     148

                 Fan Miscellany                                                                                151

4.  SPRINGS and DROPS                                                                            153

                 Basic Spring                                                                                    157

                 Waterfall Drop                                                                                159

                 Flat Drop                                                                                        162

                 Cascade                                                                                          163

                 Double Spring                                                                                 165

                 Upside-Down Spring                                                                       166

                 Very Long Spring                                                                            167

                 Overhead Spring                                                                             168

                 Behind-the-Back Waterfall Drop                                                     171

                 One-Hand Waterfall/Double Waterfall Drop                                    172

                 One-Hand Spring                                                                            173

                 Virtual Electric Deck                                                                        174

                 Springing Miscellany                                                                        176

5.  TWO-HAND SINGLE CUTS                                                                 177

           Pivot Cut                                                                                         181

           Paddlewheel Cut                                                                            183 

           Inversion “Cut”                                                                                189

           Drop Cut                                                                                         192

           Cross Drop Cut                                                                               197

           Forward Tumble Cut                                                                       202

           Reverse Tumble Cut                                                                        207

           Twirl Cut                                                                                         213

           Two-Hand Helicopter Throw Cut                                                    220

           Two-Hand Roll Throw Cut                                                              222

           Two-Hand Flip Throw Cut                                                              224

           Behind-the-Back Deck Separation                                                   225

           Arm-Roll Cut                                                                                  228

6.  TWO-HAND MULTIPLE CUTS                                                             231

           Running Pivot Cut                                                                            235

           Quick Triple Cut                                                                              238

           Butterfly Cut                                                                                    240

           Riffle Cut                                                                                         244

           Thumb Riffle Cut                                                                             247

           Charlier Combo Cut                                                                        253

           Paddlewheel Combo Cut                                                                 257

           Pincer Combo Cut                                                                           261

           Juggle Cut                                                                                       264

           Triple Transfer Cut                                                                          269

           Twirl Transfer Cut                                                                           273

           Loop Transfer Cut                                                                           277

           Half Gearscrew Cut                                                                         283

           Full Gearscrew Cut                                                                          285

           Tower Cut                                                                                       292

           Two-Hand Cut Miscellany                                                               299

7.  ARM-SPREADS                                                                                       301

                 Basic Arm-Spread, Turnover and Glide Catch                                 305

                 Opposite-Hand Scoop Catch                                                          308

                 Same-Hand Fall Catch                                                                    309

                 Opposite-Hand Fall Catch                                                               311

                 No-Turnover Down Catch                                                               311

                 Full-Deck Cross Catch                                                                    313

                 Half-Turnover Down Catch                                                             315

                 Half-Turnover Up Catch                                                                  316

                 Changeover Arm-Spread                                                                 317

                 Upright Arm-Spread                                                                        319

                 Giant Arm-Spread                                                                           323

Behind-the-Back Catch                                                                   324

                 Elbow Double Arm-Spread                                                             325

                 Forearm Double Down Catch                                                          328

                 Back-Arm Reverse                                                                          330

                 Continuous Same Back-Arm Catch                                                 333

                 Continuous Alternating Back-Arm Catches                                      337

                 Double Back-Arm Catches                                                              347

                 Arm-Spread Miscellany                                                                   347

8.  TWO-HAND SHUFFLES                                                                         349

                 Basic Waterfall Shuffle                                                                     353

                 Cross-Hand Waterfall Shuffle                                                          356

                 Double and Triple Waterfall Shuffles                                                358

                 Spread Shuffle                                                                                 363

                 Flat Drop Shuffles                                                                            365

                 Spring Shuffles                                                                                 366

                 Double Fan Shuffles                                                                         367

                 Turning Overhand Shuffle                                                                 370

9.  ONE-HAND SHUFFLES                                                                          375

                 Standard One-Hand Riffle Shuffle                                                    379

                 Turning One-Hand Riffle Shuffle                                                       382

                 One-Hand Table Riffle Shuffle                                                         384

                 One-Hand Overhand Shuffle                                                            387

                 “Pincer Grip Shuffle”                                                                        390

                 Shuffle Miscellany                                                                            394

10.  DECK FLIPS, TWIRLS AND SPINS                                                    395

                 Thumb Twirl                                                                                    399

                 Corner Twirl                                                                                    402

                 Corner Thumb Twirl                                                                        407

                 Palm Twirl                                                                                       410

                 Finger Twirl                                                                                     413

                 Quick Deck Spin                                                                             417

                 Deck Twist                                                                                      419

                 Flash Toss                                                                                       423

                 Regrip Flip                                                                                      426

                 Flip Back                                                                                        428

                 Deck Flip                                                                                        430

                 Helicopter Deck Spin                                                                      431

                 Twisting Deck Flip                                                                           433

                 Arm Roll                                                                                         434

 11.  TABLE FLOURISHES                                                                           437

                 Two-Hand Twirl Deal                                                                      441

                 One-Hand Twirl Deal                                                                      443

                 Two-Hand Roll Deal                                                                       446

                 One-Hand Roll Deal                                                                        447

                 Multiple Deal                                                                                   448

                 Basic Ribbon Spread and Turnover                                                  452

                 Split Spread                                                                                    454

                 Double Spread                                                                                457

                 Upright Spread                                                                                459

                 Meshing Spread                                                                              461

                 Table Fans                                                                                      463

                 T Cut                                                                                              466

                 One-Hand Square Cut                                                                     468

                 Two-Hand Square Cut                                                                    470

                 Running Square Cut                                                                         473

                 Fall Cut                                                                                           478

                 Rolling Cut                                                                                      482

                 Flap Cut                                                                                          484

                 Wing Cut                                                                                         487

                 Chaos Cut                                                                                       489

                 Cross Cut                                                                                        493

                 Pyramid Cut                                                                                    498

                 Deck Bounce                                                                                  503

                 Pad Roll                                                                                          506

                 Deck Put-Downs                                                                             507

                 Deck Pick-Ups                                                                               509

                 Table Flourish Miscellany                                                                 513

12.  THROWING AND JUGGLING                                                            515

                 Throwing For Distance                                                                    519

                 Throwing For Accuracy                                                                   520

                 Boomerang Card                                                                             522

                 Helicopter Card                                                                               525

                 Snap Throw                                                                                    526

                 Long Thumb Propulsion                                                                   527

                 Short Thumb Propulsion                                                                  529

                 Pinkie Propulsion                                                                             530

                 Index Finger Propulsion                                                                   531

                 Card Twirl                                                                                       532

                 Thumb Wrap                                                                                   534

                 One-Finger Spins                                                                            536

                 Juggling                                                                                           540

                 Brushing                                                                                          542

                 Ultra-Miscellany                                                                              544

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY                                                                  545

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