Here’s what we have this month.
29 different items! Boom!
To the STAND UP MAGIC section I’ve added THE BEST DAMN COLOR CHANGING SILK ROUTINE. This is my handling for the classic Sucker Color Changing Silk - very proud of this natural handling, and the beginning of an in-depth look at this effect. Alone, worth the price of admission.
Also in STAND UP MAGIC section is SILKLUB - here is an idea for SILK TO CANE OR GOLFCLUB where the hands can be seen to be empty and holding nothing but a silk.
In PACKET TRICKS, As promised I’ve added the method for the THE MAVERICK CARD TRICK
In the IMPROMPTU SECTION, I’ve added THE LAST STRAW.
This is KOLAR UPDATED - Completely self working and amazing, this is an updated version of an (almost) impromptu effect invented many many years ago by the great Kolar. So old it’s new!
In the EASY CARD TRICKS section I’ve added CARD IN FLIGHT - an insanely clean card to card box. A chosen card card vanishes from the pack and appears in the box on the table. Seemingly moveless…
I STARTED A NEW SECTION - CARD BASICS:
Here I start to cover the basics for those new to sleight of hand card magic. We start with THE JOG SHUFFLE.
7)Also in CARD BASICS and in the Royal Road style of teach a move and then a trick using that move, I teach an effect called JOGGED TENS, a simple cutting the aces kind of effect that looks casual and awesome.
ALSO IN CARD BASICS: Learn the simple but useful DOUBLE UNDERCUT move and also this fabulous effect, RIDING THE TENS, that I believe was by the great Joe Riding of England. Lose the four Tens or any poker hand into the deck and then deal five hands of poker and make the four tens appear at any hand chosen. Smacks of real skill, yet super easy.
These two tricks alone give you an amazing POKER DEAL routine that give the impression of great skill.
TO THE BILLY O’CONNOR GENIUS section I discuss Billy’s act and why magicians knew him as THE SHORT CARD KING.
Then I add a section detailing SHORT CARD variations and handlings, including a little known impromptu short card technique.
Then I describe a routine from Billy O’Connor’s act called COUNTING THE CARDS, fairly easy to do and again, looks like enormous skill.
I HAVE ADDED A SPECIAL PDF DOWNLOAD. This details various descriptions of Billy’s act, different perspectives that help to build a fully rounded understanding of why he was so popular.
13 & 14) TWO QUICKIES are added to STAND UP MAGIC detailing USES FOR A NEILSON BOTTLE other than the classic OVER USED bottle vanish in paper bag.
In a new section called LEMONADE: I look at old dealer tricks that were incredibly disappointing when they arrived (we all know that feeling) but how I managed to re-purpose the trick into something much better. The first of these, FLOATING DECK, describes a Floating Card effect that I turned into a floating and animated deck sequence that uses no threads.
Under MENTALISM, within the SIGNED CARD PREDICTION SECTION I’ve added SMOOTH, a way of doing the effect with a thought of card and a brilliant added twist that adds to the drama.
In the PARTY STUNTS section I’ve added an extra finish to the PASS TO HEAVEN Stunt, called LOVE EDITION - Thanks to T.Gaffney for suggesting.
In the DICK TURPIN section I’ve added his PAPER BALLS trick. Real Video of Dick describing it and a little follow up of my own. These videos are fascinating because, even though he is clearly past his prime at this point, we can see the flashes of brilliance that made him such a great street performer. And I’ve never seen this idea before.
Also to be clear in organization I’ve moved DICK TURPIN’S THOUGHT CARD IN GLASS to this section.
In the C2P PERFORMANCES PART 2 section I’ve added
My performance of CY ENDFIELD’S method for 12 cards to pocket. The method is taught in the IC2P IMPROMPTU ROUTINES -ANYTIME ANYWHERE - PART ONE section.
John Lovick’s (Handsome Jack) Performance of his RED ROVER routine in front of a live audience in the Parlor at The Magic Castle.
In C2P GAFFS & SET UPS PT 2, I’ve added a lovely simple Jumbo card up sleeve called - ironically - UP MY SLEEVE. This has also been added to STAND UP MAGIC - CARDS ON STAGE section.
and in the C2P BRILLIANT TOUCHES sections I’ve added three tips:
STRICTLY UNDERHANDED - Roy Bensons awesome vanishing and reappearing card.
A GOLDEN SPLIT LEVEL TIP - how to do Cards To Pocket on the Cabaret Floor
I’ve added to 3 CLOTH - GAGS, STUNTS, FUN STUFF A lovely effect called SQUEEZED THRU, where a card visually penetrates a hanky… and I mean VISUALLY.
And FINALLY a few peeps have asked for clarification on the slip cut force, Roy McBrayer asked if I could show footage of the right fingers as they take the top half, here it is!
I've added it to the ESSENTIAL CARD MOVES playlist as well as the MAGIC CASTLE LECTURE DIVIDED EDITION.
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I truly hope you enjoy all this, there’s so much more to come.