Ok, so if you are intimidated by card tricks because forcing a card scares you, this is a great
starter video. Gives you five simple forces with the last two being the hardest but something a
beginner can do with just minimal practice in one day. Loved the fact the video is only about 7
minutes long. I know, some people complain about buying a video and it's so short. I love it, hate
when I see something is 80 minutes long because the first 20 minutes is someone explaining who they
got this idea from etc. I know you should credit the people before us but I like video's that cut to
the chase and show you what it is, how to do it and then how to "present" or sell it in a real life
situation. Yep, get this.
The last force taught in this video is absolutely the best force I ve ever come across. It makes it
so smoothly that you actually need to check the forced card if it really was forced.
Me personally have been doing this for quite some time now and knew the forces. However i do like to
go back into old material like this because there is allways some room for improvement.
This video i a good strating point for anyone really...
The forces on this DL are
taugth more in dept on various videosites on the www, but oz gives a short summary but also some
subtleties that many online tutorials lack. These moves are aslo very casual looking wich is often a
good way to make your card handling look less supicious. Pretty easy to master forces that will work
on laymen. Just try them out :)
Hindu force: I have refined/adapted this force and i use
this alot and it really works. Just do it casually like it does`nt matter. I`ve seen many people add
a convincer move wich may work for some...I just give the spectator something to hold onto and just
get into it without giving much time for them to think. "So, just say stop anytime you like...Got
it? Ok good..."
For instance, in the case of using the riffle force i have seen people like
Justin Wilman and AGT`s Mat Franco get away with it on national TV.
I do not work for sans
minds ;) but i will highly recommend the beautiful reveal-gimmick TRACE by Will Tsai to everyone
learning to force cards. This is perhaps one of the strongest and most magical looking effects i do
and all i need is to force a card and minds are genuinely freaked.
"What the...How does
that even happen...?"
"You COULD NOT KNOW where i was going to stop...That`s carzy"
Sometimes a force and a double lift is enough to get a reaction...
Penguin also has an
ashes to arm download for all you beginners out there.
Learn these forces and force a card
on someone tomorrow :D
As allways, hope my 2 cents helps in some way...
The more you learn the more options you have. This is one for your toolbox for sure.
As a beginner to Card Magic I found that 5 Forces was very useful however the first 2 are probably a
bit too obvious.
OZ is a fantastic teacher and I would recommend on the strength of the last 3
There's some useful information to be found here for the beginner, in a consolidated, concise
format. These are all basic forces everyone should be familiar with. I would recommend skipping
the crosscut force and the topsy turvy force. They might be the easiest to do, but despite claims
to the contrary, they're really not very deceptive. None of these forces will fool anyone who works
with cards, but forces like these will often get you caught by (or just look "wrong" to) lay people.
Take the time to learn the other ones. They really aren't that difficult, but they are far more
It's important to have a variety of forces. I think these are excellent (except for one which I
think is too obvious). Worth learning these because you don't want to be using the same force all
These are probably the best forces out there. In my opinion however, they should only be used when
starting out, but if you want the best force out there, go for the classic force. I use the classic
force almost all the time. If I know that I'm dealing with the skeptic, then I'll use one of these.
Buy this video and you'll be glad you did.
I don't use that many forces on it and I already new the riffle force, but one force I use every
routine and is killer. The one force is worth $10 itself. You will know what force I am talking
about when you get it. ADD TO YOUR CART NOWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!
I simply love it, the simplicity is so great a beginner could learn, yet the results are
astonishing. I new half of the forces but the way penguin teaches you is just great especially the
misdirection you need for some of them.
many thanks penguin.