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!
This is a great technique that allows you to very cleanly push the card straight into a tabled deck while still maintaining control of it at all times.
A deck review for the new Banshees Deck of Playing Cards specifically designed for card throwing. These cards are made out of plastic, and have a special cut out so that they whistle during flight. Highly recommended if you like throwing cards!
I always get questions about what equipment and software I use to produce 52Kards. Here are the basics.
Magician's Loops are a gimmick used to create illusions. Yigel Mesika sells pre-made loops, but in this video I will show you how to save money and make your own.
Penn from the Penn & Teller gives some insight on a lot of the magic we see on the television skill. There is a big difference between live magic, and pre-recorded footage.
Justin Willman gave one of the better performances at YouTube's Comedy Week. A great combination of illusion and comedy.