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"A New Angle is full of thoughtfully constructed routines that will not only entertain and fool, but will naturally inspire you with creative possibilities."
- Daniel Garcia

A New Angle is filled with magician foolers, hard-hitting practical effects for laymen, and off-the-wall new ideas to springboard your own creativity. Many of the effects are all three of the above. That's because the authors have dusted off a secret weapon that you probably already have buried in the back of your magic drawer: The Stripper Deck (AKA the Tapered Deck, Shaved Deck, Wizard Deck).

Written by Ryan Plunkett and Michael Feldman, photographed by James Murphy, designed by Heather Wood, edited by Susan Palmer Marshall and Pedro Nieves-Bosque, with a foreword by Lance Pierce, A New Angle contains more than twenty routines and concepts, with additional contributions by Harapan Ong, Edward Boswell, Nathan Colwell, Frank Fogg, and Brian O'Neill.

By combining subtleties, sleight of hand and new ideas with this nearly forgotten tool that every serious magician already owns, Ryan and Michael will show you how to unlock mind-blowing effects you never thought possible. They invite you to work through the material proposed and search for your own angle in other overlooked places.

  • Hardback
  • 176 pages
  • Black and white photographs
What the pros are saying:

"A New Angle strips the dust off of a forgotten gem-something that delighted and deceived you when you first saw it utilized. Ryan and Michael have taken this angled artifice and have added their creativity to it. This book is worth studying-you will be inspired to grab your old deck and make something new!"
- Jim Krenz

"Plunkett and Feldman have helped wipe the dust off a widely unused tool. The results: a strong collection of fooling card magic."
- Jared Kopf

"This is the real work on an overlooked principle. I was delighted with the routines and the thought that Michael and Ryan put into this collection."
- Joshua Jay

"They smoked me even when I knew they were using strippers. Imagine when I didn't!"
- Tyler Wilson

"Great ideas that turn a classic into a miracle."
- Marcus Eddie

"A New Angle is long overdue. It won't collect dust on your bookshelf--just like your stripper deck will no longer be hidden away in your drawer. Diabolical stuff."
- Steve Reynolds

"The Feldman and The Plunkett have cut every corner to bring you the most cutting edge angles on the stripper deck. Around every corner is just more awesome with a tapered side of awesome! I thought this book was about strippers? What am I going to do with all the old crinkled one dollar bills I've been saving?"
- Ricky Smith

"Ryan and Michael have put together a superb collection of work dedicated to rediscovering and developing a very old tool. It's inspiring to see what they did with what the magic world has deemed pedestrian and obsolete. This project invites you to work through the material proposed and search for your own angle in other overlooked places."
- Pipo Villanueva

About the Authors:

Ryan Plunkett
is a Chicago-based close-up magician who has been performing for the past two decades. Ryan is also a highly sought-after magic consultant and magic creator. A New Angle is Ryan's second published work and follows his debut book, Some Assembly Required. Ryan is a Founding Ensemble Member of the Chicago Magic Lounge, a show aimed at reintroducing the art of Chicago-style magic to local audiences and to establishing a home for the Chicago magic community.

Michael Feldman has been performing and creating magic since he was 13 years old. He performs regularly at the prestigious Magic Castle in Hollywood, Monday Night Magic-New York's longest-running Off-Broadway show, and traveling the world on board Crystal Cruise's luxury ocean liners. Michael has published a book of his effects called The Opposite of People. Additionally, Michael has released his breakthroughs and techniques with Dan and Dave, Blue Crown, and MAGIC magazine.

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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 19th, 2017
I don't know where to start, this book is filled hard hitting routines and with a lot of hidden gems. I love how its been wrote with the language and the stories it tells.

however this was my first magic book iv ever purchased, and even though its a great book, i have one small issue.

the content in this book isn't for the weak. all of it is very technical and slight heavy. And some of the explanations don't help either. I have been doing magic for under a year as a hobby, i wish there was some relatively easier stuff i could learn and yet be as powerful
theirs a lot of people that cant do a perfect faro which would make them unable to do a lot of tricks in this book. SO YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

Maybe performance video's would've helped me as well.
otherwise, its a great book! highly recommend!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 10th, 2018
This book is a bit smaller than one would expect for the price. However, this is probably because there is no filler. Every single routine is well thought out and strong. The routines utilize the stripper deck principles in unconventional ways that enhance the magic. There are also small ideas and tips between each effect. The shuffle routine fooled me as I was doing it.

You'll still need to know how to faro cards, and other advanced sleights, so make sure to take your skill level into account before buying. Although if you don't know how to faro, buy this book and you'll have the motivation to learn. I can't recommend this book enough.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 4th, 2018
This book is an excellent source for routines and ideas utilizing that old "Stripper Deck" you probably have hidden away in "Yee Ol Magic Drawer". This book is NOT your simple little "75 tricks you can do with a Tapered Deck". These are some very well thought out routines and certainly a hidden gem among modern day magic books.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 19th, 2017
Time to pull that old deck from the back of the magic drawer.
A lot of very good magic.

Well written and clear explanations.
Thanks
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