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Underhand versus overhand dice shooting

8 July 2007

Hi, Frank:

I'm curious about the overhand shot versus the underhand shot and hope that you could elaborate on this subject for me.

In Sharpshooter's book you indicated that you preferred to shoot with the overhand shot after initially switching back and forth from underhanded to overhanded. At the dice school in Las Vegas and in the DVD I have noticed that you now shoot underhanded.

I have found that it is difficult for me to shoot underhanded because of a bad wrist and I have settled on the overhand shot from SL1(I am one of those lefthanders). What are your feelings as to either way and why did you change from overhanded to underhanded.

Regards,
Flash

Dear Flash:

On the DVD Golden Touch: Beat Craps by Controlling the Dice, I use an "overhand" shot, not an underhand shot. Unless we have our definitions crossed. So here goes:

Underhand shot: your knuckles are facing the felt of the table and you throw as if you are throwing a softball. There is almost no backspin. The elbow-bend faces the back wall. The tips of your fingers face up at all times and face the back wall at all times.

Overhand shot: your knuckles are facing the ceiling or, if they are facing the table felt, the throw has the elbow-bend facing the wall opposite the back wall. When the throw is finished, the fingers are facing down.

I prefer what I am now calling the "halfway" overhand shot, which might look something like an underhand shot if not looked at closely. That means I take the shot a step towards completion by bringing my hand somewhat back, as if I started with my knuckles facing the back wall, came back about six or eight inches so the knuckles now face the felt of the table. This starting position allows me less chance to screw up the throw because I am already about halfway through the process.

Look at the DVD closely and you will see what I am talking about.

This was a great letter and I am giving you a free two-month subscription to our private web site at www.goldentouchcraps.com. Enjoy.

All the best in and out of the casinos.

Frank Scoblete


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Frank Scoblete is the #1 best selling gaming author in America. His newest books are Slots Conquest: How to Beat the Slot Machines; Everything Casino Poker: Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Pai Gow Poker!; Beat Blackjack Now: The Easiest Way to Get the Edge; Casino Craps: Shoot to Win!; Cutting Edge Craps: Advanced Strategies for Serious Players; Casino Conquest: Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games! and The Virgin Kiss.

Frank and Casino City Times columnist Jerry "Stickman" teach private lessons in dice control. Frank's books are available at Amazon.com, in bookstores or by mail order. Call 1-800-944-0406 or write to Frank Scoblete Enterprises, PO Box 446, Malverne, NY 11565. Frank can also be reached by email at fscobe@optonline.net.

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Frank Scoblete
Frank Scoblete is the #1 best selling gaming author in America. His newest books are Slots Conquest: How to Beat the Slot Machines; Everything Casino Poker: Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Pai Gow Poker!; Beat Blackjack Now: The Easiest Way to Get the Edge; Casino Craps: Shoot to Win!; Cutting Edge Craps: Advanced Strategies for Serious Players; Casino Conquest: Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games! and The Virgin Kiss.

Frank and Casino City Times columnist Jerry "Stickman" teach private lessons in dice control. Frank's books are available at Amazon.com, in bookstores or by mail order. Call 1-800-944-0406 or write to Frank Scoblete Enterprises, PO Box 446, Malverne, NY 11565. Frank can also be reached by email at fscobe@optonline.net.

Frank Scoblete Websites:

www.goldentouchcraps.com
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