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This is a great opener and I usually always use it when I get the “can you show me a trick” request. It’s simple, and uses a couple of nifty moves. Daley’s original version was basically the second half of this trick, but it’s great to do the essential bluff at the beginning.
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Another 4 card trick that actually uses 4 cards. I know it’s overstressed, but it’s always important to make the distinction first just to allay any suspicion. And although it can be done with a card other than the 4, it gives you a reason to show a 4 and emphasize without making it sound over the top. A lot of magic in this little trick, and a great crowd pleaser.
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One of the first tricks I’d ever learned. And a classic will always be a classic. Interestingly, I don’t perform it very much differently here than when I learned it, although I added somewhat of a convincer at the end, which it was lacking originally.
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This is more a demonstration of skill, and it looks quiet deceptive from the angle you’re watching it. I haven’t tested it to see what angles would work best,but there’s also a telltale sound that kind of gives it away. This is a marketed trick, so I won’t likely be showing how it’s done. Sorry.
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I love this trick – it’s got a max amount of magic packed into 4 cards. Yes, it does only use 4 cards, and you can use a borrowed deck – I usually run through the cards and collect them before doing the trick (I’ll show you how to set up in the explanation).
There are essentially two types of flourishes within a magic trick (and although this could apply to coins and other things, I’m being specific to card magic). The first is something that is obvious to the audience. An example of this is a card spread or a fan of cards. The second is something that isn’t really obvious at all. An example of this would be a count that might hide or miscount the cards.
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