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Basic Magic Technique: The Swivel Cut

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Basic Magic Technique: The Swivel Cut

Here's another flashy way to cut a deck that’s harder than the pivot cut (please click here to learn the pivot cut). The upper half of the deck turns 180-degrees as it separates from the deck.

Hold the deck face-down in your right hand with your fingers on the forward edge and your thumb on the back edge. Notice how your right index finger curls on top of the deck. Magicians call this a “Biddle Grip.” You’re ready to cut the deck.

If you’re left-handed, simply reverse the instructions.

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