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Self Working Card Tricks (SWCT) with Jay Noblezada (DVD) Noblezada is BACK with a full card magic DVD. The most powerful card magic without sleight of hand! NOW SHIPPING. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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Jay Noblezada is a sleight of hand expert and world renowned magic teacher. In fact he’s the man behind the best ever selling sleight of hand coin magic DVD (In the Beginning there were Coins).

But always looking to grow, for the last 5 years, Jay threw himself obsessively into the world of hypnosis. The impact on his magic? Three words:

“Effect is EVERYTHING.”

Sleights have NOTHING to do with how strong an effect is. In fact, some of the STRONGEST tricks you can do require no sleight of hand at all. And ironically, because they’re “easy”, some of the “best” magicians don’t perform them!

Today, Jay Noblezada the magician is back.

For the first time in 5 years, “Self Working Card Tricks” is Noblezada at his best doing what he’s known for: Teaching great magic.

“Jay is a great teacher and goes into each sleight and phase of the routine with detail, I have actually stopped a lot of the card tricks I had previously did and substituted them for this.” - James D, Ontario

“Jay is one of the best teachers on dvd I’ve seen.” -Jack, Singapore

“Jay Noblezada is a great teacher and really get close up to learn each trick” - Evan Lachman, Walnut Creek

“Jay Noblezada is one of the best young teachers on DVD on the planet. He is an accomplished sleight of hand magician who demos his routines for real people, on the street, for jaw dropping reactions.” Tim W, Cedar Rapids

Whether you’ve never performed card tricks before, or you’re looking for some solid go-to material, SWCT delivers.

CHOOSE FIVE: You can now also get SWCT as part of your Choose Five order. And you’ll be happy to know it’s part of the “green” group ;)

You'll Learn:

  1. Out of This World
  2. Gemini Twins
  3. Suited Location
  4. Key Card Location
  5. Envelope Prediction
  6. Do As I Do
  7. Cross Cut Force - one ahead psychic prediction routine
  1. Peeks and Glimpses
  2. Key Card Control
  3. False Cuts and Shuffles
Bonus: Darwin on cards

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11 of 13 magicians found the following review helpful:
Good, although hard to recommend Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 15th, 2011
As an amateur and novice, I rarely do anything technically difficult, and have an arsenal full of self-working tricks I love. I also find great value in video as a learning tool as well as books. In that context, without slamming on self-working tricks or video learning, I just don't feel like they go together well. The tricks and performance section are pretty much a waste: the discussion of theory and patter is too thin to recommend over other sources, and you can get equal (or better) tricks from printed sources at the fraction of the cost. Don't get me wrong, I love Gemini Twins and perform it; but why not learn (an arguably cleaner version of) Do As I Do way cheaper from Scarne On Card Tricks?

However, the DVD really turns around in the latter half when Noblezada shows performances (with occasional problems and realistic reactions, not the carefully edited screams of delight most DVDs restrict themselves to) and dissects what went well and what didn't and how he made the best of the situation. A talk with Gary Darwin is occasionally unfocused, but you get a pile of wisdom from a real pro on making the most of your practice time and avoiding unnecessarily difficult sleights when there are suitable replacements. I enjoyed this, found value in it, and think others (especially beginners in card magic) would as well.

I love it when a product goes beyond just teaching me the secret to a trick, and tries to make me a better magician overall. I think a new cut of the footage that focused on this and presented the tricks as more of a "bonus" to reinforce intangible principles (in much the same way something like Royal Road teaches you tricks to reinforce the sleights) would give me a more positive impression.

At the end of the day, my verdict is positive, but I'd highly recommend picking up something like Card College Light and/or Scarne On Card Tricks first. Those with a deep aversion to reading (for shame!) or wanting further discussion might also look into some of Aaron Fisher's recent DVDs to hear a great card man tell how and why he re-worked many of his amazing effects to remove as much difficult sleight-of-hand as possible.
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2 of 2 magicians found the following review helpful:
Great magic on the fly Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 29th, 2013
All these effects require just an ordinary deck of cards/

Gemini Twins double prediction with no setup,stacks,moves,sleight,angles to consider.

Out of this world the spectators choose deal cards guessing which card are red and black and then they realize they got all of them right.

All in all if you need card magic w/out sleight of hand.

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2 of 2 magicians found the following review helpful:
Great! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 5th, 2013
If you are new to cards or have some card experience and are looking for some great card tricks to perform "now" that make you look like you know what you are doing while you practice the more challenging sleight of hand tricks in your spare time SWCT is what you are looking for.
The tricks presented by Jay are strong, easy and fun to perform. I was doing them the first day I watched the dvd and trust me if I can do it anybody can.
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2 of 2 magicians found the following review helpful:
how can you say no to a card trick? well this gives you more then one. Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 4th, 2012
Card tricks...Great to do anywhere... bar, street, stage... anywhere. Being a magician i never say no to a card trick. great teaching. DON'T LEAVE HOME WITH OUT YOUR CARDS!
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1 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
Good but over priced Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 1st, 2012
The tricks from this video are good beginner tricks; deinately worth knowing. the bonus material is a good addition. My snark is that the quality of the video poor and i sort of wish they didn't do so much of the live street prefomance, perhapse instead of that more tricks would have made the value greater.
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What you see is what you get Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 27th, 2013
I like to read other reviews in general before I write one of my own. Its funny to me that anyone would bash this DVD for content. ITS SWCT, and as advertised that's what you get. Simple, straight forward card tricks that can be done by just about anyone. But don't let that stop you, OOTW is one of the strongest card tricks. Gemini Twins and Do as I do are also both winners. This DVD is great for people that do not do card magic, but also worth picking up if you happen to not know any of the 3 I mentioned. i gave 4 stars because this should be redone in hi def.
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A couple good tricks Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 14th, 2013
I'm already a fan of Jay Noblezada's teaching style and personality. This may be the weakest of his DVDs I own. But to be fair, I think that may have something to do with the material. Self-working tricks feel a bit easier to reverse-engineer, on the part of the spectator, so it takes a special one for me to consider learning.

There is one trick on this DVD I like a lot: "Gemini Twins." It's quick, easy to do, and not quite as 'self-working' as some of the tricks (you still have to do important hands-on things, just no 'moves'). They say if you get one good trick out of a collection, it was worth the price. For me, this is that one trick.

He also goes over "Out of this World," but he teaches a version that requires advance prep, whereas I prefer the impromptu version I learned from Dan Harlan's 2nd Penguin Lecture. It is still a mind-blower, and worth learning.

None of the other tricks on this DVD stand out as much as those two. It's worth buying from the Cool Box, when available. It's probably worth including in a 'Choose 5' deal, too.
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A good DVD for those afraid of tricky sleights of hand. Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 27th, 2013
There are quite a few great card routines here. Jay is a very good teacher and it's a well made dvd full of live performances and clear instruction. Also an entertaining discussion with Gary Darwin near the end. The best one, by far, is Gemini Twins, because you can borrow any deck, anyone can shuffle it up, then you can go to work on it right away, so completely 100% impromptu. Most of the other routines, you'd have to set the deck up first a bit. Some great instructions on false cuts and shuffles as well. However, sometimes a couple of routines he puts the deck behind his back and shuffles with the cards, and that's where I zoned out because most audiences would want to see the deck the whole time. But overall, a great DVD worth getting if you need card tricks to your repertoire and are inexperienced with tricky sleights of hand.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 19th, 2013
I give this a high/strong four star rating. Jay... As usual does a great job teaching the tricks. If u are not particularly adept at sleight of hand, this is your moment to shine. I recommend this for beginner to intermediate magicians, hobbyists and even professional magicians. Yes professional magicians as well. Tricks such as these really give you a chance to completely focus on your PRESENTATION. All of these are very simple, easy to do, fun tricks. Also just loads of fun with friends and family because if you are just wanting to enjoy yourself and relax and wow them, the execution on most of these is EXTREMELY easy. A few of them, with the right PRESENTATION, are actually rather strong. If you want some fun with decks of cards here it is. If you do not know most of these tricks then one way to look at it is you are paying LESS than five bucks per trick. Jay is no slouch. This review is here for a reason. Trust it. Achilles
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 13th, 2013
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