Card Sleights-practice: The diagonal Palm Shift

The Diagonal Palm Shift is a move that I almost never use in a regular performance, I still am not totally certain from which angles it can be detected. Yet it is still one of my favorite moves in all of card magic – mostly because of how well it flows when you have practiced it for awhile.

here is a little effect, that is just an excuse so showcase my Diagonal palm shift. Sorry for the flash in the end – I guess the camera is pretty damn hard to misdirect;)

I think this will fool you // A card control

THE AMBITIOUS CARD CONTROL

This is a card control that I am pretty proud of. It has been published two places: in Magic Magazine in Joshua Jay’s excellent Talk about tricks column, and in the TheSecondDeal.com’s card collection book.

The control utilizes a technic that I consider to be one of the most versatile in all of card magic – maybe just behind a good old double lift.

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A simple sandwich effect

A SIMPLE SANDWICH EFFECT

This is an effect that I came up with 5-6 years ago. It was published in the Danish magic book, The Magicians Code by Mads Rasmussen. It is one of the cleanest and simplest sandwich routines I know, and it seriously stunnish laymen – and maybe some magicians.

Hope you like it!

If you would like an explanation please leave a comment on the youtube video!:)

Anders

Book recommendation: Harry Lorayne’s The Classic Collection Vol. 1

Harry lorayne

Hey Guys,

Hope you are enjoying the summer! In Denmark a warm and sunny summer is never a given, so we always have to enjoy every day that the summer is showing itself. And what better way than to dive into a great card magic book. Right now I am rereading the Classic Collection by Harry Lorayne. And what a great book it is. It contains 439 pages, and it is filled with card material.

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The elimination process – a quicky

 

Hey guys,

Hope you enjoy the video! My very first for the blog – sorry for my English, it’s a bit rusty, so I hope it will get just a little better for every video!:)

THE ELIMINATION PROCESS

Effect:

Have a card selected and lost in the deck. Tell the spectator that you will locate it with the famous elimination process: you will eliminate one card at a time until you land on the spectators selected card. Turn the deck over and begin to go through the cards one at a time. When the spectator begins to fall asleep, quickly say: “Ok, this is may be a little too slow, so let’s eliminate ALL the cards that is not your card.” At the same time you outjog a card facedown and spread the rest of the deck faceup. Reveal that the facedown card is indeed the selected card.

Method:

So the method is quite simple as you have probably already guessed by now. Control a selected card to the top.

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