Here’s a very nice video tutorial demonstrating and revealing a simple card trick that requires a duo (two participants). This trick’s simplicity makes it very clever and without adding to the complexity of its execution, I can tell it will stun a lot of people when performed properly! It’s an easy to perform but impressive to see; beginners, this one is also good for you to master!
Here’s for the explanation of this trick… Requires a deck of card, two hands, and a bit of a brain.
- Super simple; begin by shuffling the deck and follow with a subtle look at the bottom card of the deck.
- Split the deck in two and proceed to first card selection
- First card selection; cut one of the two parts of the deck and ask someone to pick a card
- Second card selection; ask the other person to cut the other half of the deck and select a card
- Make sure they both place back the selected cards on their respective half of deck of cards
- Place the half of the deck you know the last card (from peeking at it after the original shuffle) of, on top of the other half of the deck
At this point watch the video to learn how to add some false cuts sleight of hand to add to the magic of this trick. And at this point, as if you didn’t already know, you should have one of the selected cards next to the card that was originally at the bottom of the deck and the other one on top of the deck. After following the instructor’s advice for this, your audience will be amazed!
We documented a few false cuts that can be substituted in this performance. If you’re interested to take it to another level, we suggest you look into the Giant False Cut or for more advanced card magic experts, and a classic at that, Hoffman’s Invisible Pass.
Now get your deck of cards and enjoy the video!
I would like to give credits to the authors of this tutorial, from the video description they link to http://FreeMagicLiveAccess.com. Now I would recommend consuming Magic Open’s revealed magic tricks before buying any of their product, I like their video and all but information is best served free and between magicians, it’s not information that’s missing in 2012!
Watch Criss Angel dismantling this self proclaimed psychic who has nothing special except some guts to claim he can do better than mindfreak tricks invented and kept secret by Chris Angel! This dude joined NBC’s show, Phenomenon, in which Criss Angel the famous Illusionist is part of the jury. He hummiliated this guy after he presented an act of mindreading, an act of illusion but not as good as criss’s own tricks revealed on this site x-D. Are Psychic powers real? Do Criss believe They are? Watch this video to find out the answer…
The commercials for the show give that impression, to be sure – visit the show’s website if you don’t believe me. Co-hosting with famous mentalist Uri Gellar, whose “powers” can be precisely duplicated by stage magic tricks, only made things worse. Had Criss Angel allied with the dark side of magic tricks and illusionist highest secrets ?
I’m posting this because it’s even better than posts revealing how criss performs his mindfreak tricks.
This is Pure Entertainment. Hah!
You want to know what was in the envelope, and if Uri Geller can find out what is inside it?
As many people know we have lots of secrets we share at OpenMagic. Criss Angel Secrets, Revealed Tricks, Performance, Presentations and a lot more. For one, this has been used by many people out there to fool others and stuff you know what I’m talking about. Yeah. Secrets Revealed…
Criss Angel secrets broken from the routine and exposed. They are Criss Angel’s secrets for people who use the tricks of the magic trade to take advantage of their audience. He will perform an elaborate demonstration of ‘psychic surgery’ for you to see and understand.
If he is indeed ushering in a new era of magic, Criss Angel is doing no-one a favor. His style of magic is everything I hate about the world of magic shows: big special effects, ornate misdirection and very little actual skill.
When I was growing up, magic was synonymous with David Copperfield, the guy who not only got to screw Claudia Schiffer but also was the epitomy of 80’s magic. I remember being dazzled as a young boy watching him walk through the Great Wall Of China. What is more obvious to me now is that Copperfield relied on a heavy arsenal of TV special effects to do anything. The actual illusionist skill involved was at best mediocre, even if Steinmeyer and others had some clever ideas.
That’s why I love David Blaine as a magician (even though he’s a bit of a jerk as a person) because he did to magic shows what Steve Irwin did to wildlife programs: changed the rules and made them fresh and appealing again. Blaine is a skilled prestidigitarian (word of the day calendar…) and performed his tricks right in front of real people. Their reactions made the tricks much more real to us, the audience. And they were actual tricks that anyone could do with enough practice.
Now, enter Criss Angel. He takes the gigantic set-ups of the Copperfield Era and places them inside an environment that looks exactly like David Blaine’s reality. But it’s all smoke and mirrors, right down to the stunned reactions and the bleeps from his stooges. It may look amazing to the untrained eye, but to me it’s just a rather sad mockumentary-style version of a special-effects movie.
The way he bamboozles viewers is new and interesting, but I hope that actual, really talented magicians who don’t feel the need to win cheap approval with such easy trickery will still always find a way on to my TV screen.