Holding a piece of rope, the magician places the ends of the rope into his hands and closes his fingers around the ends. The magician shakes the rope slightly, says a magic word, blows on his hands and drops one end of the rope. Magic! ... Read more of Rope Trick at Card Trick.ca
Ask a spectator to shuffle the cards. Take them back, saying you forgot to remove the joker, and remember the location of the 3 cards UNDER the top card. Shuffle leaving the top 4 cards on the top of the deck. Put the deck on the table and ask the spectator to cut the deck into two smaller decks. Say that you will take one deck and ask him to touch one. If he touches the top portion containing the top 4 cards, keep that deck. If he picks the other deck, remove it. In any case the spectator must get the deck containing the top 4 cards.
Instruct him to take the top card of this deck and put it in the middle. Do the same with the bottom card. Then take the top card and place it on the table. Take the second and third cards and put them down also. Reveal the cards.