In this tutorial I'll cover a card vanishing technique that is ideal for close up scenarious. Most backpalming is typically done in a stage setting with your arm outstretched to your side, but this variation allows you to perform the vanish from someone directly in front of you. It also makes use of your second hand for cover so you can do the vanish slowly and with less risk of flashing when done at the proper angle.
Hey Mint Family! Many of you ordered the premium Mint stripper decks that were available during the Kickstarter campaign. A new chapter has been added to the Edge52 today covering some applications of these tapered cards! Access the new chapter here - http://courses.52kards.com/courses/edge-52/lecture... P.S. If you didn't get a chance to pick up a MINT […]
MINT Marking System + Tapered Cards = Weapon of Mass Destruction For the first time since the Kickstarter campaign, the Mint Stripper decks are now available! We only have a limited quantity of these left over from the Kickstarter and we won't be getting any more made until next year sometime. These premium Stripper decks […]
Each MINT deck comes with a double faced card that has a Joker on one side and a Queen of Hearts on the other. I have added two new lesson modules to the Edge 52 course going over some neat applications for this gaff card: Joker from Nowhere - This is a great extension of […]
In the past 52Kards has focused on teaching sleight of hand technique and tricks, but now with our new instructor Vinh Giang we are going to begin touching on another extremely important area of magic - presentation and showmanship. Vinh Giang is a true master at presenting and is going to help all of you […]
Here's a quick video explaining what Kickstarter is all about and how we're using it to create the Black Mint Deck.
See the Kickstarter Project - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/52kards/black-mint-playing-cards?ref=email
Join the waitlist - https://52kards.com/mint The Black Mint playing cards will be available on February 1st through Kickstarter. This is the first deck that 52Kards is producing and we are super excited about taking this project on! In this video I give an in depth review of the deck and the thinking behind it.
52Kards has had the goal to produce a custom deck of playing cards for many years. The time has finally come to make it a reality. We are proud to present the highly anticipated Black Mint deck. These playing cards provide a merger of form and function. The elegant back design is aesthetically appeasing […]
Get Gold Label Bicycle Cards - https://52kards.com/product/bicycle-gold-label/ We all love and use Bicycle playing cards. What's even better? Gold Label Bicycle. As specified by Richard Turner these sport the same classic back design but are printed on thicker card stock and have a traditional cut (which means they are easier to faro shuffle). Best of […]
A close up pad is a incredibly useful accessory for tabled card work as the soft surface makes a number of various techniques easier and more reliable. Mirrors are also a tool that I highly recommend students use when practicing to make sure that your angles are right. Now you can get both accessories in one amazing product!
Sean Yang's 3 way mirror is not only a mirror, but also a portable close-up mat! It is made of high quality safety mirror which weighs only 240 grams. It is light, thin, easy to carry and most importantly shatterproof. Not only it has all the benefits of the old 3-way mirrors, it is now indestructible and lighter than ever. After being folded, its size becomes as small as an A4 paper, so you can easily carry it in any bag or briefcase. The velvet backing not only looks elegant, but it can also act as a close-up mat.
Here is a product review for the Svengali Deck. This deck allows you to do some incredible card tricks that could never be done with an ordinary pack of cards. It is one of the most popular trick decks available on the market and is incredibly easy to use too.
Card Toon by Dan Harlan is quite possibly the most charming card trick ever invented! A spectator names any card. You then show that each card in your deck has a little stick-figure magician drawn on it. The cards rush by one at a time, and the drawings become an animated cartoon! The stick-figure pulls a card from his top hat and turns it over to reveal the spectator's named card! Comes complete with specially printed deck.
Thank you everyone who participated in the #52KardsPhotoContest! In total 824 photos were submitted. The photos had to include a reference to "52Kards" or "52K" to prove that it was taken specifically for this contest. I have featured a number of Honorable Mentions and Finalists in addition to the winners since there were so many great photos submitted!