The glide is my favorite sleight of hand.
This sleight is a very useful way of keeping the bottom card of the deck on the bottom, while the casino audience thinks you are dealing it to the table or handing it to someone. Actually, you deal the second card from the bottom. Once you master the glide, you can invent your own card dealing tricks.
For this sleight we will assume the Ace of Hearts is the bottom card of the deck.
We will make the audience think your are dealing it to the table.
Hold the pack in your left hand with your thumb on one side and your first three fingers along the other. Your little finger supports the pack as you show it to the audience. (Figure 1)
Lightly holding the cards, turn your hand down, at the same time moving your fingertips onto the face of the Ace of Hearts (the bottom card). In the same movement, use your finger to pull back the Ace of Hearts (the bottom card).
Remember your hand should be in the palm down position, and you only want to pull back the Ace of Hearts just enough to give your right hand access to the second card from the bottom. (Figure 2)
Your goal is to only pull back the bottom card. Keep practicing until you can move back only the bottom card.
Now that you have the Ace of Hearts pulled back (the bottom card), use your right hand fingertips to pull the 8 of Spades from the 'bottom' of the pack.
Lay the 8 of Spades face down on the table.
You just dealt the Ace of Hearts to the table while in fact keeping it where you want it - at the bottom of the pack!
The glide is great for creating card dealing tricks on the fly or imprompt u magic.