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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.

And there lies the challenge. Everyone knows about switching decks. We've all heard that card cheats do it, and magicians. In reality, though, very few magicians switch decks, because it is commonly perceived as too difficult to get away with. And since everyone knows about switching decks, even a suspicion that a deck switch might have occurred can completely undermine a performance. Therefore, if you use any deck switch, it must be not only imperceptible, but also unimaginable.

Roberto Giobbi teaches you precisely how to do this-standing, seated, with and without a jacket-using shrewd psychology, not knuckle-busting sleights or special gimmicks or apparatus. The only things required to do these professional switches are decks of cards and your pockets. Giobbi teaches dozens of methods for imperceptibly switching decks, along with the psychological principles behind them; principles that allow the reader to apply and modify deck switching techniques to suit any circumstance.

And along the way, Giobbi explains some very strong card magic.

As is expected from Roberto Giobbi, the techniques and tricks in this book are not pipe dreams. They come from his professional repertoire, sharpened by hundreds of performances and explained with all the detail only a world-class teacher can bring to a subject.

There is no other book devoted to this important topic-and it holds information that will be of tremendous value to beginning and advanced card magicians alike. The Art of Switching Decks is an in-depth study teaching over 30 deck switches and a few remarkable tricks.

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Approximately: 163 pages 10.25" x 7.25" -Hardcover

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1 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 6th, 2013
A great and long overdue book!
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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.

The only bad point is that.... I can't give 6 stars.
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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.
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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 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.
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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..
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