Breaking in a New Deck

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Breaking in a New Deck

Unread postby admin_noreply » Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:34 pm  

(reposted from decknique)

A lot of people have been asking for help on how to break in a new deck and here's a fairly simple yet thorough guide:

Step 1: Wash your hands in warm soapy water and dry thoroughly...
Step 2: Open the new pack somehow...
Step 3: Remove the advertisement/sudoku/whatever cards but leave the jokers in if you want to...
Step 4: Do a nice riffle shuffle and bridge; turn the deck 180° and do another riffle shuffle and bridge. Do this again and then turn the deck face up and repeat the riffle shuffles...
Step 5: Do two LePaul spreads and turn the deck 180° and do another two LePaul Spreads. Do this face up twice and face down twice...
Step 6: Do two springs then turn the deck face up and do another two springs.
Step 7: Do a few pressure fans face up and down and throw in an "Under-pressure" or two...
Step 8: Do a few of your favourite flourishes...
Step 9: Replace the deck back into the pack and put it into a porper or under a few heavy books and leave it there for about two hours before using it again so you have a nice cool, broken-in deck...

So to recap what we have done to break in our new deck:
Riffle shuffle face down and bridge x2, turn 180° and riffle shuffle face down and bridge x2, riffle shuffle face up and bridge x2, turn 180° and riffle shuffle face up and bridge x2, LePaul spread face down x2, turn 180° and LePaul spread face down x2, LePaul spread face up x2, turn 180° and LePaul spread face up x2, spring face down x2, spring face up x2, pressure fans face down, under-pressure face down, pressure fans face up, under-pressure face up, a few of your favourite flourishes, back in the deck to cool down...

All this should take less than 5 minutes to do.
Note: Everyone has a different understanding and feel of "broken-in" so what feels best for you is broken-in.
Hope this helps...

Cheers,
Shanku

(reposted from decknique)

If you have a special routine for breaking in a new deck tell us below!
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Re: Breaking in a New Deck

Unread postby DelMagic » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:44 pm  

Check out Lee Asher's deck prep advice. You have to download the pdf. I can't ever see myself doing this.

http://www.leeasher.com/playground/arti ... cards.html
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Re: Breaking in a New Deck

Unread postby scedcard2 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:11 am  

Nice ,,, It should get the muscles in your hands ready at the same time
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