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Bart's Friend Milhouse
07-23-2007, 04:06 PM
How do you shuffle a deck of cards?
What's your favourite method?
Anyone capable of one-handed shuffling?
Any other interesting related stuff, please share

My poll is open to any additions

07-23-2007, 05:07 PM
i can cut the deck one-handed but i don't know what you mean by one handed shuffle.

i also don't know what 'hindu' and 'faro' are.

Loony BoB
07-23-2007, 05:12 PM
Riffle, apparently. I don't know what the other ones are, they aren't explained well enough in Wikipedia and I'm too lazy to go to Youtube.

07-23-2007, 05:20 PM
I can shuffle cards like you normally would -- like how the dealers do in poker tables at casinos (at least the ones I've been to). But I don't know any of the terms so I can't be more specific.

07-23-2007, 05:24 PM
now i can do them all the faro is the hardest but after like two mins practice its not so bad

07-23-2007, 06:42 PM
I can do a overhand but still screw up most of the time.

07-23-2007, 06:54 PM
I overhand, riffle, and faro. The amount of randomization for each one is different, but using them all together is the best way to ensure against rigging.

EDIT: Besides automatic shufflers.

Meat Puppet
07-23-2007, 09:06 PM
I can only Hindu shuffle. Kind of. :Oo:

07-23-2007, 09:31 PM
i do the one that ends with the bridge. i'm much too lazy to look these up.

i can cut the deck one-handed two different ways though. you'll hafta see it.

07-23-2007, 11:28 PM
One handed shuffling is really difficult to learn. I think I shuffle overhand.

The Unknown Guru
07-23-2007, 11:29 PM
Alternating overhand and riffle works best for me. I'm doing more overhand these days because I broke my wrist and can't do the bridge, so if I riffle too much my cards will get bent up :(

What are hindu and faro?

07-25-2007, 11:04 AM
Overhand mostly, Riffle if I'm showing off (including the finishing cascade thing).

Captain Maxx Power
07-25-2007, 11:15 AM
I tend to switch between Riffle, Overhand and Faro shuffling.

07-25-2007, 01:47 PM
I am interested in card cheating and conjuring and I consider myself fairly well-versed in all techniques, except faro, which I haven't really studied.

I can barely one hand riffle shuffle but it looks like crap :(

07-25-2007, 05:09 PM
Rifle and Faro are similar and same with overhand and hindu. I can do them all but I prefer Rifle and Overhand. It is what I grew up doing so I am more comfortable with them. I like to air rifle and bridge. The noise is fun :D

I am not great at the Faro because I don't care about perfection. I prefer the more randomization of inaccuracy and blah blah blah. I don't attempt perfection and stuff when playing cards.

Nominus Experse
07-25-2007, 05:33 PM
What's the technique where you throw all the cards face down in a great pile, and then "stir" them as a means of poorly shuffling the cards?

That's about all I can do.