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This category focuses entirely on card moves - from the basic cuts and shuffles to the bastard hard ones.

Literally hundreds if not thousands of card moves have been developed over time. You won't need to learn all of them, but any card man of name has in each basic move category (palm, control, false shuffle, false cut, false deal, glimpse, flourish, force, ...) one or two strong moves ready to use.

Once you have a solid grounding in the basic moves pretty much any card trick is accessible to you.

Practicing moves can have a zen like quality to it. Some achieve a naturalness similar to a musician, dancer or juggler. It looks effortless, but it can take thousands of hours of practice.

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Wesley James
A Call To Palms by Wesley James

When Wesley James publishes a new book, you know you've got to have it, especially when it focuses on the single most powerful weapon in the arsenal of card magic, Palming. Whether you've always wanted to Palm cards, only Palm occasionally or are experienced and looking for exciting new applications, this volume will fill you with joy. If you're a novice, it will make developing Palming skill easier than ever. If you already Palm frequently, you'll think you've found heaven.

Dr. James has packed these 245+ pages, a masterwork on Palming, a gold mine for those experienced in card technique....

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Wesley James
Neo Shufflogica by Wesley James

Revisiting the False Shuffle for Artifice and Magic

There has not been a complete work on Shuffle technique since the early 1970's, yet Shuffle techniques have continued to advance. In fact, there has been a significant shift in the paradigm of those at the forefront of Shuffle techniques. Further, "In-the-Hands" techniques have become increasingly common, even in the magic fraternity, as they have been in the cheating community for many years. Now, for the first time, one of the most recognized experts on the subject has released the real work, including many of his own developments, for...

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Wesley James
It's Your Deal by Wesley James

The most comprehensive book on False Deals ever conceived is now available. Written by one of the greatest living False Deal experts and performers; Wesley James is also one of the most detail focused writers in magic's long history.

This is the third book in the Wesley James "Technique Mastery" series, which currently includes A Call to Palms, Neo-Shufflogica and, now, It's Your Deal. Planned future volumes include I'll Pass and Cooler than Ever.

If you think you know all about False Dealing, you're almost certainly mistaken; Bottoms, Seconds and Middles just scratch the surface. No one volume could be fully comprehensive...

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Wesley James
I'll Pass by Wesley James

Wesley James has been seriously analyzing, studying, and improving the Pass for well over 50 years. In this volume his efforts are fully revealed for the first time.

When other magicians, even experts, have witnessed Wesley perform many of his treatments of the Pass, they've been incredulous. They simply can't believe the Pass, any Pass, can be as invisible as they are in Wesley's hands. Now, in this large volume, you can learn these invisible, indetectable Passes, as well as the most deceptive Shifts that can be performed at the card table, including the legendary "Ping Pong Shift."

You'll...

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Wesley James
I'll Have a Double by Wesley James

Wesley James has done it again! While no single volume could include every multiple lift technique that has been shared in magic's vast literature, anyone that performs card magic needs the powerful tool multiple lifts can offer. Simply stated, this is the single most extensive work on multiple lifts ever created. No list could be fully comprehensive, but you'll find an abundance of techniques referenced in the exhaustive bibliography. You'll also discover as much multiple lift information as has ever been placed between two covers, and more.

Everyone who performs card magic needs to...

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Vincent "Vinny" Boyar
Ghostly Seconds by Vincent "Vinny" Boyar

A version of a strike-second deal that the author calls the "shutter" method, referring to the shutter of a camera.

This version could be easier for some to perform than a classic strike-second because the coordination of the thumbs is built into the method itself. While the author claims that his method is practically self-working, there is some amount of practice necessary to acquire the knack. Still, his discovery has earned the praise of top-flight card experts, who have called it perfect in action and imperceptible to the keenest observer.

The second deal is an indispensable sleight...

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Tom Batchelor
Canadian Card Control by Tom Batchelor

Canada has many great magicians and Tom Batchelor, the Card Artist, is one of the leading constructive card men among them.

He calls this, "An investigation into card controls, locations, discoveries, revelations."

Contents include:

  • Unfinished Shuffle Control
  • Fan Control
  • Slip Cut Control Pass
  • Glimpse of a Peek
  • Fan Shot
  • Transfer Force
  • The Search
  • Turnover Surprise
  • It's About Time
  • Second Discovery of America
  • The Card Prayer
  • On the Cut
  • Card Finders
  • The Shakedown
  • Revolving Revelation
  • Without a Shuffle
  • Cut of Deal
  • Folded Card
  • Strangers in our Midst
  • Thru Thick and Thin ...
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T. Hayes
The Second Deal: Advanced Concepts for the Card Table by T. Hayes

This ebook takes an academic look at the second deal and its use at the card table, specifically in the game of Texas Hold’em poker. This is achieved by first examining the mathematical rules of the second deal. These rules are then applied to the basic structure of Texas Hold’em and the use of the move is advanced by also considering poker strategy. In addition to this, the probabilities of dealing target cards, when using a binary marking system, are derived. The use of the second deal in conjunction with stacking techniques is also considered, with a focus on the block transfer. Whilst...

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Steven Youell
Steven Youell Teaches Advanced Card Techniques by Steven Youell

This video is packed with top notch information. You get 6 bonus effects in a PDF. And you get 17 video clips in MP4 format demonstrating and teaching advanced card sleights such as the Top Change, Zarrow Shuffle, Side Steal, Perfect Tabled Faro, Cardini Multiple Shift, Forcing and Palming. Steven is an accomplished card handler and performer. Learn from his experience and advice.

Steven Youell sold the same information on two separate CDs. We have bought the rights and combined them into this one download product.

  • EFFECTS
    • Blinded By The Sleight
    • Gaffus Maximus
    • The Infamous Non-Working...
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Steven Youell
Cardini Multiple Shift by Steven Youell

A multiple shift allows you to control several cards inserted at different places in the deck to the bottom or top of the deck.

runtime 12min

$3
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Steven Youell
Thoughts on the Classic Force by Steven Youell

Steven has a very good classic force and he shares his tips and tricks with you.

runtime 8 min

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Steven Youell
Erdnase on Edge by Steven Youell

Erdnase on Edge is a finessed Erdnase top palm.

runtime 5min 10s

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Steven Youell
Erdnase Top Palm by Steven Youell

runtime 1min 42s

$2
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Steven Youell
Learning to Palm Cards by Steven Youell

Steven teaches how to achieve a natural looking hand while a card is being palmed. You will learn Dai Vernon's Topping the Pack.

runtime 14min 24s

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Steven Youell
Perfect Table Faro Shuffle by Steven Youell

This technique was taught to Steven by the late Paul Chosse. It allows you to do either a perfect In-Faro or Out-Faro.

runtime 6min

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Steven Youell
Spread Side Steal by Steven Youell

This is a side steal from a spread rather than a squared up deck. It combines ideas from Ed Marlo and the deliberate steal and Jack MacMillen. You will also learn how to side steal a face up card including a cover deck turn motion which will make this completely invisible.

runtime 10min 50s

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Steven Youell
Stanley Collins Force by Steven Youell

Usually this force is described using a knife as in the Amateur Magicians' Handbook. However, anything flat that can be inserted into a deck works, for example another playing card or a business card. Steven includes several applications and finesses to this wonderful force.

runtime 6min 43s

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Steven Youell
Top Change by Steven Youell

The top change allows you to exchange a card held in one hand with the top card of the deck held in your other hand.

runtime 5min 20s

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Steven Youell
Touch Force by Steven Youell

The Touch Force is an old idea that can be traced back to Hofzinser. It is described in many books among them The Royal Road to Card Magic.

runtime 5min 29s

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Steven Youell
Zarrow Shuffle by Steven Youell

The Zarrow Shuffle is a full deck false shuffle. Steven does it without the usual slip-cut.

runtime 2min 37s

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Steven Youell
100% Forcing: The Classic Force and The Stanley Collins Force by Steven Youell

Learn the details of these two important forces and several great routines from Steven Youell who has mastered these two moves. This ebook is photo illustrated and teaches you every nuance.

  • Starting Out
  • Learning the Timing
  • The Standard Advice
  • No Parrots
  • No Celebrations
  • Can the Classic Force Be 100%?
  • Eliminating the Fear
  • The Basic Mechanics of the Stanley Collins Force
  • Without a Table
  • Meshing the Mechanics with Words and Movements
  • The Classic Force Is Not a Trick
  • Applications for the Stanley Collins Force
    • Bill Simon's Business Card Prophecy Move
    • The Two Pile Force
  • Practical...
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Shawn Evans
Real-World Card Control Magic: The Locators (Mnemonic Module of Moves) by Shawn Evans

This ebook explains in detail the true, tried and tested card control methods (basic moves & gaffs) that professional magicians use in real performance situations --- "the real stuff, not the fluff".

While performing for the big money and a regular audience, professionals don’t leave much to chance. The working conditions, whether it’s an inside or outside environment, may cause sweaty hands (too hot & humid), stiff fingers (too cold) or dry hands (overly warm). These conditions are anticipated by simplifying a routine for real-world applications / preventions, such as the use of gaff...

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Shades
Shades' Bottom Deal by Shades
"The DVD does a very good job of explaining the Bottom Deal and Shade executes the deals very well. The advice he offers is solid. I would say that anyone who wants to learn a good practical Bottom Deal - or anyone who wishes to explore it further - would benefit greatly from this DVD." - Peter Duffie
Any serious exponent of the pasteboards would consider this the ultimate move in card artistry achievement. The bottom deal is one of the most difficult sleights to master and opens a world of possibilities to advanced practitioners of card mechanics.

This download DVD provides an in-depth thesis on...

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Scott F. Guinn
The Guinn Utility Backslip by Scott F. Guinn

The Guinn Utility Backslip or GUB is an extremely versatile and surprisingly simple technique, which can be used to accomplish or replace all of the following sleights:

  • Control card to top
  • Control card to second from top
  • Control card to bottom
  • Control card to second from bottom
  • Multiple Shift (all of the above done with two or more cards)
  • Sidesteal
  • The Pass
  • Secret Reversal
  • Top Change
  • Multiple Top Change
  • Bottom Change
  • Multiple Bottom Change
  • Color Change
  • Lap
  • Gambler’s Cop
  • Tenkai Palm
  • False Deals
The most exciting feature of the GUB is that all of these applications are...
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Scott F. Guinn
Knuckle Massaging Card Techniques by Scott F. Guinn

This photo-illustrated ebook contains two powerful utility sleights that are easy to do and naturally motivated:

  1. The Automatic Bottom Palm is a completely covered, completely automatic palm that anyone can do. If you've been afraid of palming, this is the move for you!
  2. The Spread Turnover Switch is a utility switch that allows you to openly and naturally swap a card or cards for a completely different card or cards. Switch four indifferent cards for four aces, cleanly and naturally. The best part: It's EASY!

1st edition 2010; 16 pages.

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Sayan G.
S.G. Spread Control by Sayan G.

A utility move that allows you to control a card to the top, to the second, or a few cards down from the top.

I have created this move back in 2010 to control a card to the top of the deck. Over the years I have refined it to this point, now I am confident enough to share it with the magic community. With this move, you can not only control a card to the top but also to the second position or a few cards down from the top. This move is easy to perform without any knuckle-busting exercises.

1st edition 2022, video 22:20.

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Russell T. Barnhart
Two Second Deals by Russell T. Barnhart

This ebook is for the advanced student of cards. Russel T. Barnhart teaches two second deals. One he calls the 'Thumb Second' and the other the 'Little Finger Second'. Both are described with words and photos.

1st edition 1974, 16 pages; 1st digital edition 2012, 12 pages.

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Russell T. Barnhart
The Master Palm by Russell T. Barnhart

During his Princeton years, Russell worked in a nightclub doing close-up magic, and he has frequently entertained in that medium in his busy New York life since. He knows the value of a card trick that "entertains" and this is what he focuses on in Master Palm. Careful, concise thinking written up in clear language helps you to learn the 17 sleights and 15 tricks more easily.

1st edition 1975; PDF 58 pages, photo illustrated.

Table of Contents

  1. INTRODUCTION

    Part One

  2. CUP SHUFFLE
  3. LEFT HAND BOTTOM PALM

    Part Two: THE MASTER PALM

  4. (1) Right hand Side-Slip Steal
  5. (2) Spread Replacement ...
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Roger Crosthwaite
Mindboggler by Roger Crosthwaite

This is Roger Crosthwaite's method of working the Classic Force and Contrapuntal Switch.

1st edition 1982, 1st digital edition 2016, 7 pages.

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