As Father's Day approaches, I often look to the Father's of Magic for inspiration. Names like Houdini and Blackstone often come to mind. But another, Cardini, who in my opinion is the Father of Manipulation.
During World War I, Cardini, then known as Richard Pitchford, passed time in the trenches by practicing card manipulations. As a result of practicing outdoors in frigid weather, he developed the ability to perform card manipulations while wearing gloves. If you have ever practiced card manipulations, like the back palm, then you know how difficult it is without wearing gloves. Wearing gloves is next to impossible!
The saying goes, "Practice Makes Perfect." Well in this instance it is quite true!