Hindu Shuffle Tutorial - 2nd method
Learn how to shuffle cards using Hindu shuffle 2nd method. The other variation of hindu card shuffling, easy and simple.
The basic method of those two variation of hindu shuffle is mostly the same. The only difference is on how you hold the deck with your right hands.
This second method hold the face-down deck from below while the hindu shuffle first method hold it form above the deck.
I do not know wich one is the original one, but for me this second method is easier compare to hindu shuffle 1st method.
Hindu Shuffle 2nd method - Video Tutorial
Hindu Shuffle 2nd method Tutorial - Step by step instruction with picture illustration
Hindu Shuffle 2nd method - Holding Position:
- Right hand position. See Figure 1.1.
Slightly different compare to the first method, start the hindu shuffle 2nd method by holding face-down deck from below. Right thumb on the inner end "long side", index finger on the short side of the deck, middle and ring finger on the outer end "long side" of the deck.
Important: hold the deck in a "slope down to the left" position. This is necessary to ease the shuffle movements.
Figure 1.2 shows a different angle, in which you can see middle and ring finger position more clear.
- Left hand position. See Figure 1.3.
Prepare your left hand to pinch and hold the cards. Use your left thumb together with middle finger to pinch and hold the upper deck when the cards arrive at your left hand.
Figure 1.4 shows pinch and hold by left thumb and middle finger in action. Pinch and hold the upper deck with your left hand while your right hand move the cards to the right.
Hindu Shuffle 2nd method - Movements:
- Step 1.
Start the hindu shuffle 2nd by holding the face-down cards from below.See Figure 2.1
- Step 2.
Then move the cards into your left hands. When the deck is arrive at your left hand, pinch and hold the upper deck using your left thumb and middle finger. See Figure 2.2
- Step 3.
By still holding the upper deck with your left thumb and middle finger, move your right hand to the right. See Figure 2.3
- Step 4.
Let go the hold on few cards in your left hand, and let the cards fall to your left palm. See Figure 2.4
- Step 5.
Then continue the shuffle by repeating step 2, but this time with few cards already lay on your left palm.See Figure 2.5.
Then continue with step 3 and 4. Then Repeat step 2,3,4 over and over again until all cards that you hold with your right hand exhausted.
Hindu Shuffle 2nd method - Movements - Continued:
After all the cards have been shuffled, If you still want to continue ....
- Step 6.
With all the cards have been shuffled to your left hands, continue the shuffle by pinch and holding the lower part of the deck. Right thumb "on the inner side" together with middle finger and ring finger "on the outer side" of the deck and index finger on the end of short side. See Figure 3.1
- Step 7.
Move your right hand that seizing the lower part of the deck to the right. See Figure 3.2. Few cards from the upper deck will be left over on your left hand.
- Step 8.
Let the cards on your left hand fall to your left palm. See Figure 3.3
- Step 9.
Repeat the movement until all cards have been shuffled to the left hand, then "square" the deck.