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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





Invisible Deck




This deck is a trick deck wherein the backs of the cards used have a thick, non-slick surface. The cards are placed back to back in certain pairs. There a few rules in determining these pairs:

* 1) Each pair adds up to 13 (9 and 4; 6 and 7; queen and ace; king and king; etc.)
* 2) All the odds are on one side, all the evens on the other
* 3) Hearts and spades are on one side, diamonds and clovers are on the other (note: this could vary depending on the company that made the deck)

A joker is commonly used to cover up one end of the deck, seeing how both sides have face up cards. By putting the joker face down on one side, you can make the deck appear as if it were legit. Manuever the joker by palming it and placing it when neccesary.

The most common trick used with the Invisible Deck:

An "invisible" deck is seemingly placed in front of the participant. Encourage them to shuffle through the pretend cards and pick one out. Ask them to tell you what card it is. They then have to make up a card. Lets say the card the choose is the 9 of Diamonds. Then the performer announces that the card will be mystically transmitted to a real, tangible deck. Using the trick deck, put the joker on the 'odd' card side (since 9 is odd), and start fanning the deck in search of a card. By applying a bit of pressure on the cards as you fan them, the backs stick together, and the audience cannot tell that each card has it's "pair" stuck to the back of it. When you get to the "pair" of the card your looking for (in this case, the 4 of Clubs) ease up on your finger tension and allow the "pair" to slip out (it will be face down amongst face up cards) and have the participant flip it over. It is their "invisible" card that they made up.






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