• Description

    The Multiple Shift is a card control technique that allows you to control multiple cards simultaneously. It sounds like a complicated move, but this method uses the Hindu Shuffle and is actually quite simple.

  • Difficulty

    Beginner

  • Sources

    Credits - Carmen D'Amico
    Source - Can be found in Ed Marlo's booklet, The Multiple Shift, 1961, p. 31

5 replies
  1. The Cardician
    The Cardician says:

    I had an idea for a trick where you have the spectator pick a card, then without them knowing you control it to the top. You then have them select another card and control that one to the bottom, also without them knowing. At the end you basically put pressure on the top and bottom card and throw the rest of the pack into your other hand, leaving you with their cards. The only problem I had with this was that I couldn’t figure out a way to control that second card to the bottom without messing up the top card. Does anyone know how to do that?

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    • Crow
      Crow says:

      Standard overhand shuffle will easily get a card to either the top or bottom of the deck – the same logic can be applied to a half-deck packet of cards. Why not split the deck into two packets, control 1st choice [from 1st pack] to top. Allow 2nd choice from 2nd pack [control to bottom]. Now combine both packs?

      It’s also fairly easy to then swap top and bottom via a final shuffle ‘to mix the two packs together’.

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    • Lakshay Kumar
      Lakshay Kumar says:

      okay look. control the first selected card to the bottom by any method. then for the second selected card use the marlo tilt control and control it to the second place, then u can turn over the top card(which is gonna be a random card) and flash it telling the spectator that “i haven’t controlled your card anywhere” and place it anywhere in the middle. this way you have both the selected cards on the bottom and the top of the deck. 🙂
      link for marlo tilt : https://52kards.com/video/marlo-tilt/

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  2. Crow
    Crow says:

    Standard overhand shuffle will easily get a card to either the top or bottom of the deck – the same logic can be applied to a half-deck packet of cards. Why not split the deck into two packets, control 1st choice [from 1st pack] to top. Allow 2nd choice from 2nd pack [control to bottom]. Now combine both packs?

    It’s also fairly easy to then swap top and bottom via a final shuffle ‘to mix the two packs together’.

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  3. Lakshay Kumar
    Lakshay Kumar says:

    okay look. control the first selected card to the bottom by any method. then for the second selected card use the marlo tilt control and control it to the second place, then u can turn over the top card(which is gonna be a random card) and flash it telling the spectator that “i haven’t controlled your card anywhere” and place it anywhere in the middle. this way you have both the selected cards on the bottom and the top of the deck. 🙂
    link for marlo tilt : https://52kards.com/video/marlo-tilt/

    Reply

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