A Close-Up Pad Tip

By Andi Gladwin - Thursday, March 26, 2020


If you're like me, you probably spend hours at your desk every single day. With the growing number of meetings I am dragged into, and the number of videos I watch (normally videos of cats doing stupid things, of course), I find myself standing (I use a stand-up desk) in front of my computer with idle hands. Therefore, I have a solution that has allowed me to practice for hours more every single day, and it can be described in one photo:

Close-up pad magic

By leaving a close-up pad under my keyboard, I can quickly drag it out and do a little practice session whenever my hands are free. It's a small practice hack that has allowed me to practice things like false cuts and riffle stacking. The best bit? It trains me to execute sleights without looking or thinking!


Reader comments:

Tomas

Friday, 27 March 2020 19:32 PM - Reply to this comment

I've been literally doing this for years. Another good tip is to keep a small mirror nearby so that you can check your process every now and then.

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