DIMINISHING CARDS!

DIMINISHING CARDS!

A massive and ever growing playlist of methods for one of the greatest and most entertaining stand up card effects of all time.

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DIMINISHING CARDS!
  • 1 INTRO - DIMINISHING CARDS

    The next TEN videos deal with one of my favorite plots in card magic, The Diminishing Cards. I first saw the trick when I was school boy and it made such a powerful impression on me, I just loved it. Dick Turpin used to perform it all the time and killed with it, but I never felt I could presen...

  • JOHN MOEHRING & AL BAKER DIMINISHING CARDS

    As tribute to the late great John Moehring we will be looking at his handling of the Al Baker diminishing cards. As a teenager I was inspired by John’s book ‘A Texan Trickster’ and I can’t tell you how happy I was to find this routine.

    John’s handling has some lovely finesses that we will ...

  • SPECIAL ROUTINES - DIMINISHING IDEAS

    During the development of the classic Cards To Pocket extravaganza DVD collection known as C2P - Steve started collecting ideas on Diminishing Cards, and these are some of the best.

  • 2 HASKELL'S DIMINISHING CARDS

    Haskell's method has two fantastic advantages:
    1) The hands are empty of extra cards after each shrink... looks crazy clean.
    2) These cards are for sale at OwensMagicSupreme.com. so now you don't have to make your own, YAY!

  • 3 AL BAKER'S DIMINISHING CARDS

    A brilliant self contained method, used by pros worldwide... created by the incredible Al Baker.

  • 4 ROBERT HOUDIN'S DIMINISHING CARDS

    One of the original methods by the grand master himself, Robert Houdin.

  • 5 EDWARD VICTOR'S DIMINISHING CARDS

    Yes, it's a great method. The Classic master, Edward Victor's ingenious brainchild. Actual cards, almost 100 years old, demo a brilliant self contained method.

  • 6 BIRO:VALENTINE DIMINISHING CARDS

    Pete Biro's super professional method for DC. PLUS - my ideas and notes and my killer finish where the entire deck just disappears.

    This is GOOD.

  • 7 DUSHECK'S DIMINISHING CARDS - PLUS!

    This is tricky, here without revealing the secret and gimmick behind Dusheck's terrific DC routine, Steve attempts to discuss his handling and presentation improvements. These cards are available everywhere.:)

  • EXTRA FINESSE FOR DUSHECK'S DIMINISHING CARDS

    A quick extra finesse on the Dusheck version that will help sell that final shrink.

  • 8 E. G. BROWN'S DIMINISHING CARDS

    A legendary method for the Diminishing cards, by a legendary creator of sleight of hand. This is rarely, if ever witnessed. Unlike any other method out there.

  • EXTRA FINESSE FOR E. G. BROWN'S DIMINISHING CARDS

    My notes and extra finesse on the brilliant E. G. Brown Diminishing cards. This should make it way easier to handle.

  • 9 DICK TURPIN DIMINISHING CARDS - PERFORMANCE

    Steve introduces this classic old footage of his childhood mentor performing the Diminishing Cards and discuss various points of Dick's method.

  • CULPITT'S 6 CARDS TO POCKET

    Inventor of the Dollhouse illusion and so much more, Fred Culpitt created a six cards to pocket routines that was way ahead of its time. One of my all time favorite discoveries.

  • VALENTINE MEETS CULPITT

    My work on the Culpitt 6 Cards To Pocket, inspired by Fred Culpitt's thinking, I set out to create additions that magnified and took advantage of Fred's brilliant handling, making it even more impossible by adding one key element, having them all signed! I also include a wonderful idea with the ...

  • 10 VALENTINE'S SUPER DIMINISHING CARDS

    It’s all been leading up to my own personal routine on the SUPER DIMINISHING CARDS along with my conflicted thinking behind it and plenty of live performance footage.

    It’s another magic, performance and history lesson all rolled into one massive super fun playlist.

  • 11 THE RAMESES DIMINISHING CARDS

    A wonderful discovery, back in the 1940’s a little known chap called Rameses shared his personal method, it was a sequence that I thought especially clever, designed to fool those who think they know, and able to be performed on a nightclub club floor.

    A routine where at no time do you ‘pull...

  • 12 THE CHARLES BERTRAM DIMINISHING CARDS

    One of the earliest explanations of diminishing cards was by Charles Bertram in C. Lang Neil’s groundbreaking book, the now ironically named, The Modern Conjuror, it’s a terrific and oh-so-simple method and one he performed for Royalty around the world. It’s also incredible practical.

  • 13 THE CHAPENDER DIMINISHING CARDS

    I didn’t think this would happen, but I am happy to say it DID!

    I was thrilled to find a vintage set of what I consider to be the greatest of all methods for Diminishing cards. A method invented a hundred years ago by Martin Chapender. These are the ultimate cards, hands are empty of extras...

  • 14 CHAPENDER'S BIG SECRET

    CHAPENDER’S BIG SECRET:
    I think I discovered what made Chapender’s presentation so special, what raised his performance above all others and I’ll be sharing that in this video, I’ll give you a tip… ONE. HAND.

  • CHAPENDER PART DEUX 2

    Whilst I love my super diminishing card routine, I’m also never satisfied. So I decided to take my 70 year old Chapender diminishing Cards out for a test drive, and give them the life they were created for.

    The method made the shrinking visual and powerful but I also worked on, and learned,...