The Mechanics Grip
At the core of all sleight of hand card tricks are a few base
moves and methods. In this page we will cover the mechanic's
grip. The mechanic's grip is the basic way you hold the deck
of cards for almost all tricks. It is a simple method on how
you position your fingers on the around the deck.
To form the Mechanic's Grip, first hold the deck in your hand
with your palm facing up. Take your pointer finger  and
move it to the side facing away from you. Take your middle  ,
index  and pinkie finger 
position them on side of the deck. Finally your thumb  holds
the deck together on the opposite side of the other fingers.
With this grip, more of the deck is covered by your hand, making
it harder for the spectators to see what you are doing. The position
of your fingers help in many tricks like the double lift, peeking,
1. Pointer Finger
2. Middle Finger
3. Ring Finger
4. Pinky Finger
This grip is essential to learning magic tricks. I recommend
beginners to magic tricks and card tricks to practice holding
a deck of cards with this grip. Walk around and use your hands
while holding a deck with the mechanics grip. This will help
you train your hands to act normal while holding the deck. If
you are to master card tricks , it is vital that you keep practicing
simple holds and moves on a daily basis. Do it so much that its
second nature to you. Your friends and family should become accustomed
to seeing you with a deck of cards in your hand.
The Biddle Grip
The biddle grip is a simple hold that is frequently
used in card tricks. You can use a biddle grip
to hold a deck, multiple cards, or a single card.
It is commonly used in transferring cards and showing
Hold the deck in your right hand using the mechanics
With your left hand reach over and grab the top
card in your right hand
Your left hand thumb should be on the short side
that is facing towards yourself and your middle
and index finger should be on the opposite short
side of the deck.
Your pinkie can be in the corner.
- 2.middle finger
- 3.ring finger
- 4.pinkie finger