Video Demonstration of a Dice Switch


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This is a demo of a back-alley dice switch. This particular switch is most commonly used in street games (hence its name). In order to perform this switch as well as possible the dice mechanic should shoot the dice on the ground while squatting. The natural cover for the move are the actual dice being rolled away from the hand.

In order to keep all the action contained inside a small video frame, and in order to show a nice close-up shot of the hand, this video was shot without rolling the dice far off screen, as would be actually done in a game. Furthermore, this demo is concluded with an additional action to reveal the original dice (in a game the mechanic would ditch the dice).

For the purpose of clarity this demo is performed with two color dice (red and green). Both pairs are regulation casino 3/4 size dice. It should be noted, however, that this switch would rarely be performed with such dice. Usually much smaller candy-store dice would most likely be used in a street game.

It should also be noted that this switch would most likely not be performed by the shooter. Cheats do not like to perform tricky moves when all eyes are on them. Instead the switch would most likely be performed by a bystander, who would casually toss the dice back to the shooter. The shooter could be a dupe, or one of the cheats from the gang.

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