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The Art of Switching Decks by Roberto Giobbi and Hermetic Press - Book
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The strongest card tricks most often depend on a stack or special deck. Unfortunately, if you start with a gaffed deck, as soon as you have accomplished the impossible feat, its very strength causes audiences to say, "Let me see those cards!" With a deck switch, they can, because you just switched the gaffed deck for a normal one, which they can even take home! A deck switch can also allow you to start with an ordinary deck, convince everyone it's you and not the cards causing the magic-then you switch in your gaffed or stacked deck and unleash a stunning effect. Deck switches can create extraordinary, incomprehensible effects-as long as the switch isn't detected or suspected.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 26th, 2013
Wow! I don't need to buy any more gimmick for switching deck, I got all the switch deck that I will do in my entire life.You can buy a gimmick at maybe 30$ that will allow you to siwtch a deck in restricted condition OR you can buy this book with over 30 deck switch that you can perform in ANY condition (seated at the table, stand-up, close-up,etc). And you know, this is not poor switch that are obvious to your spectateur, this is very effective switch that have been use for real people,in a real performance by the famous Roberto Giobbi.1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
The only bad point is that.... I can't give 6 stars.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 6th, 2013
A great and long overdue book!1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 14th, 2014
I say ammo because this will add to your routine in ways some only can imagine. Once you get down what is taught your magic will become a whole new level. I agree with the above statement sure you could buy gimmicks that do the same but no where near the versatility as learning from a master. Don't cheat your self on this. I personally feel the price is more than fair I would pay even more for this kind of info.1 of 2 magicians found this helpful.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 23rd, 2016
You will never need any gimmick to switch decks after reading this. The description of the required psychology is superb and the example tricks are strong as well.
Mr. Giobbi has done a fantastic work with this book. I am left fully inspired now...
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 6th, 2016
This book deals with the issues of the setup and presentation of changing decks.
Roberto goes into great detail of the craft. It follows his style as in "Card Collage".
I am finding a new meaning to reading "Card Collage"I feel he has written a book or books that most people can understand.
That is my reason for the review
MUST OWN! MUST BUY! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 30th, 2016
First off, let me state unequivocally that I hate learning magic/sleight of hand from books. Every book on sleight of hand I have ever owned, sits a drawer gathering dust. That being said, this book is by far the easiest print source to learn from that is currently published. Roberto Giobbi's thought and attention to detail do not go unnoticed. His description of everything, combined with clear accurate diagrams and pictures, makes learning the switches quite easy. As for the comments about the book only including two switches that can be done seated, technically this may be true. However that's only if you take each switch as bible and don't vary it. You can change the switches up, once you know how the basics work. If you already have a good understanding of misdirection and timing, then this should be quite easy. If not, just practicing these will give you those tools. This really is a must for any working magician. Only one nitpick is the DVD that comes with it, but that was just thrown in there. All in all, it is a must buy and a must own.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 15th, 2014
This book covers every category of deck switches perfect for working magicians!
My only gripe with this book is that there are only 2 techniques that can be used for gambling routines and he doesn't teach how to get the cold deck to it's ready position in the middle of a routine. The DVD is basically a recording of his performance at a magic convention. Unfortunately he did not go over any switch that you can do while sitting down.
He gives ideas to possibly come up with your own deck switches and a very good idea you can do with a lota bowl for deck switching.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 7th, 2015
Very good u will use some of them some are old some are new,the dvd will tech some not all.. but if you need a deck swich this is helpful will teach u many i like all his books.... and this one is helpful..0 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 23rd, 2014
LIke all his material have most of his books even if i already knew some theres more in you will use it at some point.. and it comes with the dvd u will use it too, lots of info there.0 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
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