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The Elmsley Count / Elmsley Pass
This is a sleight-of-hand manuever that can be done ambide...

Faro Shuffle
* The faro, also known as the weave shuffle is a tech...

Swing Cut to Bottom Palm
Goal: While pattering chit-chat you perform a simple swing...

Invisible Deck
This deck is a trick deck wherein the backs of the cards u...

Stretch cut from pinky break
The stretch cut from a pinky break is not difficult at...

Greek Shuffle
Here we go: Control the card you want to force to the top ...

Svengali Definition
This is a really neat deck. Every other card in the deck i...

Bottom Charge
Hold as many cards as you are going to change, tip between...

The Hindu Shuffle & Force
The card to be forced is at the bottom of the deck. Hold t...

Double Undercut
Have about half the deck in both hands, have the spectator...

False Cut
Hold the deck by the sides near the ends between the thumb...

Jog Shuffle
After the spectator has chosen a card. Overhand shuffle so...

Palming a Card
Hold your right hand palm upwards and on it lay a face up ...

Turnover False Triple Cut
This False cut has to be done in one smooth rythm. It's mo...

Forcing a Card
First, take a look at the top card, A good time to do this...

Finger Break
Hold the deck in you left hand palm with your pinky agains...

Greek Shift
Here we go: Control the card you want to force to the top ...

Double Lift
With the pack well squared in the left hand face down, bri...

False Shuffle
A false shuffle at the right time can change a so-so card ...

Overhand Shuffle
This shuffle is easier to master.(not that the hindu shuff...

Glide
# Hold the pack face up in the left hand between the first...

Riffle Shuffle
The deck is divided into two packets, the ends put togethe...

Stripper Definition
This deck is cut in sort of a subtle 'trianglar' shape. me...

Biddle Move
# Hold the deck face up in the right hand between the four...





Forcing a Card




First, take a look at the top card, A good time to do this is when you shuffle the cards at the start of the trick. If the spectator insists on shuffling it for you, let them and then take it back and shuffle it again quickly, glimpsing at the top card while you're at it.

Then, hold the cards with your thumb on top and the rest of your fingers at the bottom. Now with your other thumb touching the edges of the cards close to the volunteer, explain that you are going to rifle through the cards and the spectator is to tell you to stop at any point in the deck that they feel like.

Now, slowly rifle through the cards till they tell you to stop.

When they stop you, lift up the portion of the deck that is above the stopping point. This may seem like an innocent move but it's not. Why? because while you are doing this you have slipped off the top card (which you have looked at already) with the thumb that was on the deck so that it is now on the bottom portion of the deck (make sure you don't look at the bottom part of the deck as you are doing this, it will make your participant watch it TOO closely).

Show the bottom card of the top portion(I know it's confusing but bear with me)to them and explain how this is NOT your card since you can see it right there and it would make a lousy card trick if you use it. Instead, offer them the bottom part of the deck and let them take the top card of that (which is the card that you memorized at the start of the trick! You did memorize it, didn't you?)

Have them put the card back where ever they want to. Now you can do ANYTHING you want to. Since you know their card, you can just pull it out whenever you want to. I personally like to force the card on them and then let THEM shuffle it as much as they want. After that I just glance through the cards and pull out theirs! This is especially effective when you're with someone who knows about the concept of key cards. You can also use this with many of the other tricks on this site. Just have FUN!!!






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