Teach a card trick to the person before you

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Jan 4, 2013
  1. FAST6191
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    I have been getting back into my card tricks and handling lately which means I often find myself still up at 3am learning something new. Anyhow I hold that everybody should know a card trick or some slightly more advanced handling of them (it has been years since I met anybody that can not do an overhand shuffle so I will assume everybody has that at least).
    To that end similar to the rate the song from the person before you thread I propose

    To get this started as playlist that covers most of the basic shuffles, some cuts and a handful of tricks.
    playlist


    Though I said cards if you want to teach other nice things like walking a coin across your knuckles that will play. It is best if you do not link up a trick that requires you to either visit a magic shop to get a trick deck (or some other items people are not likely to have around the place), modify (though a few card reading mods might go) or destroy your cards.

    So yeah share your favourite tricks, cuts (false or otherwise), forces, flourishes and methods. I realise there are not half as many tricks as there are songs or comedy sketches so some repetition is to be expected, try to make it a slight variation on the theme so if someone teaches a Hindu shuffle then if you also want to have a video on the subject have it teach a different method or a force or two using it. Repetition does extend to doing the same trick but the next video adds a bunch of false cuts/shuffles or forces to what is essentially the same trick- a vital part of proper magic but not so useful here.
    Learning new tricks is what I intend for this thread but if you have an awesome video* then consider posting it if the last few videos have not been something similar.
    *bar of awesomeness


    Lastly anybody caught doing tricky things on GBAtemp poker night will not be looked upon kindly.
     
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    You using bicycle cards?
     
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    I don't know any so this is my post even if it is off topic. Please o' Tempers teach me some!


    edit: beer fingers ( been drinking).

    edit 2: On a second note anyone up for a game of poker? I really don't know what trumps certain hands but I have a "KILLER" poker face and have never lost.
     
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    The two are not necessarily unrelated- one of the undetectable types of lying is where you do not know you are telling a lie (If I told you I went into town today, you believed me and you later said "FAST6191 was in town today" you would have lied and not known about it).

    My cards- I am actually using a nasty old Carta Mundi set I found sitting around. However they faro well (which makes up for the fact that I am terrible at riffle/poker shuffles) so I have been using them.

    Getting started on the thread proper
    Three things in this
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    "Scam School : Learn the ONE-HANDED CUT"
     
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    Get a pack of tally-ho playing cards. The linoid finish makes them last longer and more durable.
     
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    Bump bump bump I guess but I do have something that I hold ranks up there with the "bar of awesomeness"
    Alex Elmsley does various tricks


    I am by no means a great one for figuring out card tricks but the only components I spotted there take serious skill to pull off let alone do it as well and as many times in a row as he does there.
     

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