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Let's Take A Breather
by Paul A. Lelekis


(1 review, 8 customer ratings) ★★★★

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Let's Take A Breather by Paul A. Lelekis

This in-depth study of The Breather Crimp Card will raise your card work to new levels. Included are some Photographs plus videos of performance and explanations of 4 great sleights (Benzais Spin Out Move, Hollingworth Multiple Shift, Bernard Bilis Switch, Brother John Hamman Switch).

This is NOT a "primer" of how to use a key card...but an easy guide of "professional applications" for use of the Breather Crimp and some very strong tricks.

To begin with, Paul provides an in-depth introduction of the use of Breather Cards, different types of Breathers, patter ideas and justifications and tips on becoming an excellent, seasoned performer.

The included tricks and applications are truly mind-boggling to the spectators and The Breather Crimp will provide an easier "path" for a more impossible ending.


  • Introduction
  • How to make a Breather
  • Three excellent Controls using a Breather
  • Control of Multiple Selections
  • Vernon/Flosso Card Control Method (You're going to love this very clever control)
  • The Aces Rise Again - A "quickie" that will fool the pros
  • Fire Breather - This is a fantastic 4 ace production that will make you look like a real professional.
  • The "Floating Key" Principle using a Breather
    • Explanation of a Floating Key
    • The best way to get a Floating Key to specific location
    • Mike Powers' PM Principle
    • A very cool trick

1st edition 2016, 20 pages + videos.

Reviewed by Christopher Weber
★★★★★   Date Added: Tuesday 12 July, 2016

Here is another outstanding contribution to card magic from Paul Lelekis. Written in Paul's pleasant and easy to grasp style he explores some practical uses for the Breather Crimp. For those new to the Breather Crimp, Paul fully explains this secret device used as a tool to locate cards and aid in the execution of some amazing card magic. The making of the crimp is clearly illustrated and very easy to construct. Paul starts by giving some easy to understand and very practical advice that will help you incorporate the Breather Crimp into your own routines and generally improve your magic overall. As always his advice and performance suggestions are very solid "down to earth" based on real life experience from a person who has as we say in the education field, clearly learned by doing! The routines are all very approachable by the average magician and as with much of Paul's material the impact on the audience far exceeds the technical effort the magician has to put into them. These routines work great and they are comfortable to perform with most of your concentration on the presentation. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn all about this amazing card utility. Here is another solid winner from Paul Lelekis for all of us to benefit from and enjoy!