Tutorials

The False Transfer Explanation

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The False Transfer is an essential component to ball and cup routines, coin tricks, and other object manipulations. Learn the sleight of hand behind the move in this excellent video by Malik The Magic Guy.

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Penn and Teller - Sleight of Hand

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"The aim of magic is not to outsmart, but to entertain."

Penn and Teller are well-known for exposing their techniques while performing their tricks. In this way they are exposing gaps in human perception - even if you knew how the trick works, your mind will simply not compute it. This has made them famous because they are treating the audience as intelligent adults!

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Cool Card Trick - The Second Deal

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In many magic tricks, there will come a need for the ability to control the top card of a deck. The Second Deal is one way that will afford a solution for such control provided you have the right type of deck. Bicycle decks are not favourable, but may still pass undetected to the untrained spectator.

The three key points to the technique are:

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How To Perform The Faro Shuffle

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The Faro Shuffle is a unique way of shuffling that'll have cards intertwine in a simple yet elegant way. The key behind the shuffle is the bend and pivot motion. This point will take some practice, but it is by no means impossible. This tutorial will show you the technique step-by-step as well as a close-up for your practicing pleasure.

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"Hot Shot Cut" Spinning Card Technique

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Want to be a hot shot? Want to impress someone at the bar or while on a date? The Hot Shot is a card control technique that will have you cut a deck with one hand while spinning out a selected card in only the coolest way possible.

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Basic Card Techniques - Double Lift and Fanning

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Here's an excellent video showcasing a basic double-flip as well as some fanning techniques. The two-card flip is the foundation to hundreds of magic tricks. His fanning tutorial is really easy to follow and will show you proper finger placements. Enjoy!

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How to create the Impossible Nail Through Wood trick

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A step by step instructional on creating the classic and seemingly impossible Nail Through Wood trick.

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Card Control

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I mentioned in the last video that I'd post a tutorial on how to force certain cards in your favoured position. This is one common technique that's good for beginners but still useful for all levels of practicing magicians - The Hindu Shuffle. The Hindu Shuffle is great for retaining the bottom card(s). Check out the video and learn!

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