This is the first post in the card manipulation section; how great! It’s nothing too hard on fancy moves or dexterity, you’ll be able to lend the move in a few minutes at most.
It’s a good move to reveal a card.
Start reproducing the steps as slow as you can and get on with the speed later. Your only goal is to be able to copy the move no matter how it looks, but once you get there you are not recommended to use it until you have mastered the move that can execute it with style to leave an impression on your audience.
This is a nice little color change, only this time it will require you to practice quite a few times before attaining perfection…
It is basically the same methode as seen in the Shapeshifter that is the only unrevealed trick on magicopen.com by the way.
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The Switch is a card trick often used by popular street magicians, I remember seeing David Blaine performing it in one of his television series. It’s a good trick in the sence that it’s so simple everyone will miss it.
Another great video tutorial from the masked magician in one of his “Secrets Of The Street Magician Revealed” episodes…
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This is a though one but keep practicing if you’re into card magic! This is a total convincer if you can break it down and master it! Great tutorial from magic-bible.com:
Other passes: classic pass, turn-over pass and riffle pass
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Here is a performance of the shapeshifter magic trick:
Since this colour change is copyrighted and cannot be explained in details we are not allowed to publish it’s solution. However I strongly suggest you look at the video a few times to find out how it is done (i.e.: basic sleight of hand and/or card switch).
Related: Push-off Double Lift
Post Update: We have found a way to help you understand how the shapeshifter is executed! Read on…
Quite simple: it is practically the same methode used in the Smooth Wave Colour Change. Enjoy!
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This is a must, do not even think about skipping this one if you intend to do any card magic or free magic at all! The first and simplest variation of the pinky break is done in 3 steps that can easily be covered by gesturing with the hand that holds the deck while creating the break:
- Hold your deck with the mecanics grip
- Push the top card slightlty using your thumb until you can fit your pinky between the top card (that is pushed) and the second card
- Put the fat part of your pinky between the top and second card and push back the card gently until it is aligned back with the rest of the deck.
In the following video, Brandon Nowasky describes using a break to give the illusion that a selected card is inserted and then lost in the middle of a deck.
Learn how to do a pinky break:
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This simple and beautiful sleight of hand will convince anyone as long as you perform it relaxed and naturally.
LePaul Bluff Pass
- Ask a spectator to select and hold any card in the deck.
- Holding a pinky break between the top and second card: shuffle through the cards from top to bottom using your thumb and ask someone to say “Stop”.
- As if you were picking up the upper part of the deck exactly where the spectator requested you to stop: lower the hand holding the deck and pick the top card where you are holding your break.
As for the hand keeping the single card, hold it gently and be relaxed so it is barely hanging on. Relax your arm as a unit and fall in a natural position the same way you would be holding more than one card. The hand holding the deck should be kept about 1 feet lower than the hand holding the top card; this is to attract attention away from the single card without moving it at all and create suspicion.
- Request the person holding the card to put it on the top of the pack of cards you are holding.
- While putting back the top card of the deck let your fingers go down until aproximately the middle of the deck where you will take the upper cards and make them dribble back on the deck. This creates the illusion that put back all the cards you caused to dribble back on the other cards.