Modified Pop Over Production Tutorial

This modification on the Pop Over Production is a quick snappy way to produce a card from the pack. It's visually startling and can create a nice audible sound too! It's a perfect edition to your ace production routine, or it can be used to simply find a spectator's card in an impressive fashion.
Productions of this kind got their start from the top of the deck. J.B. Bobo published his “Pop-Over Card” in The Sphinx, Vol. 45 No. 12, Feb. 1947, p. 368. Bruce Elliot later brought the production to the bottom of the deck with his “Fillip” in Phoenix, No. 188, Oct. 1949, p. 751.
The best-known production in this family is by J. K. Hartman, first described in his Packet Magic, 1972, p. 2. As Hartman notes there, his starting point was Neal Elias's “Another Cutting Discovery” in Ibidem, No. 26, Sep. 1962, p. 9. The difference between the two is that the Elias sleight is done as the halves of the deck are put together, while Hartman's handling occurs with the full deck held in the left hand.
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Secret peeking technique [Tutorial]

This technique allows the magician to know what card the spectator is thinking of. This peek is quick, practical, and incredibly useful. You can have someone freely choose a card, and then immediately shuffle if they desire. You have already secretly seen their card at this point so it's easy to recover control over it and carry on with whatever trick you want.
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This is a variation on a peeking technique I read in the Fingertip Control chapter of Ed Marlo's Revolutionary Card Technique.

Learn a Powerful Mental Effect [Tutorial]

In this video Daniel Fernandez and I go over an extremely powerful mentalism trick that you can do with any deck of cards. The trick is very simplistic in nature, but it packs a strong punch and transcends being just a regular card trick when presented properly. In addition to covering the method of this effect, we also have an in depth conversation about performance theory, card forcing techniques, and how to use specific language to enhance the magic. This is the longest video to date on 52Kards, but it's well worth the watch!


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Performance - 2:11
Creating powerful magic - 5:53
Method - 6:53
Riffle Force tutorial - 11:35
Classic Force tutorial - 14:46
Language and patter - 19:27
Being yourself - 25:58
Closing notes - 27:52


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Close Up Card Vanish Tutorial

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.

A few applications for your MINT double facer gaff card

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:

  1. Joker from Nowhere - This is a great extension of Lennart Green's brilliant Top Shot move. By doing the Top Shot from a face up deck with a double face card, you can make it look like a card appears out of nowhere.
  2. Visual Transposition - The two card transposition is one of the most classic card effects out there. This version uses the double face card to create the illusion of the cards switching places instantly and visually.

Next week I'll be adding a chapter to the course that covers the use of tapered cards and stripper decks. Stay tuned!

How to Tie Your Own Invisible Loops

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.