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Magic Technique: The Pivot Cut

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Magic Technique: The Pivot Cut

Here's an impressive way to cut a deck of cards. While it’s not as flashy as the one-handed cut (click here to learn our one-handed cut), it’s a nice flourish that shows that you know how to handle cards.

You can perform the cut in your hands, which is taught here, or onto a table.

Hold the deck face-down in your right hand with your fingers on the top edge and your thumb on the bottom 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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