I just purchased this trick, anxious to uncover its secret and to see what makes it so powerful! I
am amazed at how simple the concept is behind it: but then, isn't that what makes true unbelievable
magic the hardest to figure out? You can use a little slight of hand to do the trick if you want.
HOWEVER, as Chad points out at the end of this short video, even that is not necessary to do. There
is so much misdirection that the spectator will never see what you did. I am VERY glad I purchased
this. The video is very well done. It IS simple to learn, all you need is a deck of regular playing
cards, and a small surface to lay the cards out on as you perform.
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Easy to perform, but does require a little spectator management. When showing the spectator how to
perform the overhand shuffle and the Vegas Strip out cut, I stand beside the spectator and not in
front as it is easier for the spectator to shadow the magician’s moves. When demonstrating the pile
distribution and dealing shuffles, I try to stand in front of the spectator. This seems to work
better as far as the spectator’s ability to mimic the moves. So far I’ve had 100% success, but a few
close calls (and of course improvements to the routine). The reactions have been very favorable,
especially because the spectators are doing all the work. BTW I don’t do a pass at the beginning of
the effect, I simply hand the spectator the top ½ of the cards, and then spread my cards out and
say, I think I’ve got about half the deck. I then spread my bottom 4 cards off, like I’m using those
as a measuring tool then cut those to the top. I’ve never been questioned about this at all; to the
spectator the trick really hasn’t started yet.
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Started performing this routine minutes after learning it. Debuted it at a bar gig that night. Even
though its self working the reactions were amazing disbelief. Please note. As the night went on and
so did the drinking its amazing how many people can't perform an overhand shuffle. Had to give up on
it the rest of the night. As easy as the self working aspect is the spectator control has to be
perfect. I still give it 5 stars because the reactions were wonderful and its a nice change from the
usual set of card tricks that I do.
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This is excellent. Get it before the price goes up and the reviews come in. unless you want to pay
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This trick is really easy to do.(You can start doing it right after watching the explanation.)But
it's also very impressive!The trick is done in their own hands and they can't believe it!I highly
recommend you to buy this awesome trick.
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Which sometimes makes it the most powerful! This is a real worker and it makes
them feel special and takes the spotlight off you. Sort of showing yourself humble in a way. I
tweaked my ending just slightly which I think is pretty cool.
Way to go chad long! This is my
first purchase from him and I just might be getting more!!!!
I highly recommend this!!!
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This is SO easy to do. Has good reactions. Get it!!
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Chad Long is an AMAZING and clever performer. Anything he shares can go IMMEDIATELY into you act and
get the reactions worthy of being called a magician!
'Shuffle Lesson' is great because the magic
happens in the spectators hands, which to me, is the STRONGEST magic you can hope to perform. When
performing this, sometimes I'm just as surprised as the spectators at the surprise ending! Though
it's nearly impossible to match and perform his energetic style of magic, you will easily be able to
learn an incredible piece of magic to infuse your own personality into! I can't speak highly enough
of Chad and 'Shuffle Lesson' (though I'm trying). Get this NOW!!! You will not be disappointed!!!
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Get this - it is easy to learn, well explained & a real fooler. ?You can be doing this WELL in an
I was looking for a solution to something I was working on when Michael Weber suggested this bit. .
. wasn't planning on using it in the routine I was developing but when I saw it I was blown away by
how it could be used with the Tarot in a Psychic styled demonstration.