"The Faro Shuffle," with Jeremy Griffith
If you have not already seen Mr. Jeremy Griffith in action, I highly suggest you check him out on Instagram @lost_Angelus. This man is a machine when it comes to card technique. I have to say, this week, you are in for a real treat because Jeremy will be teaching TWO VARIATIONS of one of his most used shuffling techniques, "The Faro Shuffle."
Here are some quick notes and highlighted talking points of the video:
-The "Cut" of the Deck Matters: The way in which the factory actually cuts and prints the cards will help you have an easier time getting that perfect shuffle. The two different types of cuts a deck can have is a "Traditional Cut" (Great for tabled faros or shuffles requiring a face-down deck on the table) and a "Modern Cut" (great for in the hands shuffles or face-up tabled shuffles.)
-Estimating the Cut: Two of the most consistent ways to cut the cards exactly in half are using the "Comparative Cut" and the "Riffle Technique." Both of these methods will increase the odds of a precise split thus allowing for a perfect shuffle (one in which every card is interlaced.)
-Use the Technique that Best Suits YOU: Both variations of the shuffle are unique and have their pros and cons. Choose the version that best suits you and feels most comfortable in your hands. Remember, it will take practice to be able to hit a perfect shuffle 100% of the time. Use these ideas in conjunction with your own methods to help increase your chances for success!
Thank you so much for watching! If you have any tips of your own to add, please feel free to comment below or even send us a video response. I will be happy to feature other variations as well! Like and share this video if you know anyone who can benefit from it. Thank you so much for watching and as always, keep practicing!