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How To: Perform The Kicker magic card trick

This video shows you how to perform the magic card trick "The Kicker". In poker when you have four of a kind, the fifth card in your hand is called the Kicker card. It's usually meaningless unless you have a tie where it is used to determine the winner. In this trick you learn how to use the kicker card, in this case a 10 of hearts, to find the four aces inside a deck of cards as if by magic. This trick is based on math rather than sleight of hand, once you arrange the deck as you learn in th...

How To: Perform the All Sorted card trick

Want to learn a great card trick that will really fool your friends? All you need is a deck of cards to perform this cool trick! You will need one deck of cards. Sometimes we use materials that require adult supervision... like scissors so make sure you have friends and family around whenever you do magic tricks. 1. Take a deck of cards and remove all of the face cards (Jacks, Queens, and Kings) and Aces. Separate the cards by suit (hearts, clubs, spades, diamonds) so you have four piles. Eac...

How To: Fan a deck of cards for card tricks

How to Disturb Reality is here to teach you some magic card tricks that you can learn directly at home. This video will hopefully inspire you to become a great magician, so if you're here to just learn card tricks and not perform them, you're here for the wrong reason!

How To: Perform the "impossible card location" magic trick

What else can you do with a deck of cards besides play games? Magic! There's nothing better for a magician's repertoire than a few great card tricks, so make sure you watch this video tutorial on how to perform the "impossible card location" magic trick. This is a lengthy trick, but it's sure to amaze and baffle anyone. To do this impossible card location card trick, a little mathematics goes a long way, so don't fall asleep in math class.

How To: Do the "snap vanish" card trick

Learn how to do the "snap vanish" card trick. This magic card trick will make a card disappear just by snapping your fingers. It's a pretty simple trick for anyone, if you're a fast enough magician. The snap vanish works with a coin and a little sleight of hand.

How To: Perform the "four queens" card trick

In this video, you can see the magician Andy Field giving an Excellent tutorial on how to do the "Four Queens" card trick. He gives an in depth guide on several small tricks you will need to do this successfully, such as pinky breaks and double-under cuts, as well as numerous other little tips. This trick involves showing your spectators four queens and two cards of their choosing, then leaving them speechless when they magically manage to switch places. He explains everything extremely well,...

How To: Cut cards (shuffle cards) with one hand

Want to look totally pro when you deal blackjack, or even just when you're playing Go Fish with your friends? Then check out this easy yet super impressive card shuffling trick. Cutting cards can either be boring or a spectacle, so add some spice to your card game by shuffling it impressively in one hand.

How To: Soap a deck of cards to spread more easily

Quick and simple technique to soap a deck of cards. Use any deck of cards. Use a bar of cashmere bouquet soap. Make an x mark on the back of EACH card using the soap. Shuffle several times in different directions and spring the cards to spread the soap better. Lay all the cards in the table to check smoothness. Try this easy approach to soap a deck of cards and see how smooth you can use the cards. Find other tips at Gary Ouellet's book, "Close Up Illusions".

How To: Perform the quick flip card trick

There are good magic tricks, and there are bad magic tricks. The host of this video tutorial might not be the most skilled magician around, but he's a pretty good judge of card tricks. Check out how to perform the quick flip card trick. With just a little sleight of hand and a little magic, your spectators will be astonished. See the reveal and explanation.

How To: Do the impressive super fast color change card trick

Hey folks, learn how to perform one of the fastest (not to mention easiest) card tricks in the world! See how to do the super fast color change card trick. There's no real magic here, just a little sleight of hand, or a lot of it. If you're fast enough, this color change will amaze anyone. Magician or no magician, anyone can do this impressive color changing card trick.

How To: Perform the one-handed Charlier cut card trick

What to be a magician, but only when it comes to card tricks? Just Flourish will help you improve your magic skills with that deck of cards. This video specifically covers how to perform the one-handed Charlier cut card trick. This basic "magic revealed" tutorial into the land of card tricks will show you just how to do the Charlier cut.

How To: Shoot cards into the air

This kid has great instincts for teaching magic or card tricks as he instructs with multiple camera angles the best methods for shooting cards in the air. He also has different finger and grip techniques for multiple cards and different spins.

How To: Perform the Last 3 card trick

For this tutorial we are picking three Aces because they are the easiest to remember. Make 4 piles of cards. First pile is ten cards. Second pile is 15 cards. Third pile is 15 cards. The last pile will be 9. Take the Ace of Spades (the example card),put it on one pile and put any number of cards on top. Take the Ace of Hearts (another example card), put it on the second pile and put any number of cards on top. Take the last Ace put it on top and put the last pile on top of that one. Stack the...

How To: Use a stripper deck for basic tricks

Following the Dalton incident, the stripper deck rapidly fell out of favor with poker cheats, but remains popular to this day with magicians. The deck looks perfectly normal but has tapered edges on all the cards. The goal of the magician in using a stripped deck is to have a person choose a card, then replace it in the deck facing the opposite direction, so that the tapered or stripped edge of the card stands out from the smooth edge of all the other cards.

How To: Perform the Faro Shuffle card trick

To do the Faro shuffle card trick, first divide the deck in half. With practice you should be able to accurately make an even division. Hold your left hand underneath the deck and your right hand on top of the deck. Use the two halves to square up the deck. Go in on an angle, intertwining the cards. Make them meet on the bottom and apply a little bit of pressure to them. They will naturally intertwine. Spread out the cards on a table in two columns to check your shuffling technique. You can a...

How To: Do the probability card trick

First of all you need two different types of playing cards. You can take the blue and the red color cards. Spread these cards on the table facing downwards. Now mix them together randomly. Again mix them as thoroughly as you can on the table. Now pick out a red color card of your choice from anywhere on the table. Now again mix the cards thoroughly on the table. Now pick up any blue card of your choice anywhere from the table. Now ask the audience “what probability is that of picking the sa...

How To: Perform the "tell the truth" card trick

This video shows you a mind-reading card trick. This particular trick requires 8 cards: 4 kings and 4 queens. First, the subject is asked to memorize one of the 8 cards as they are laid out before the subject, face-side up. The cards are picked up and sorted in various ways and the subject is asked a series of questions. The questions are always asking whether the card the subject memorized is in a certain group that the trick performer presents. The card in question always is in the group th...

How To: Do the card on a rope magic trick

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do the card on a rope magic trick. The materials required for the trick are: deck of playing cards, rope, magnets and a bag. The magician begins by allowing the spectator to randomly select a card from the deck. Then the spectator places the card back in the deck and shuffles it. The deck is then placed into the bag. The magician takes a rope, places it into the bag and fishes out the select card. This video goes over the preparation and techniques...

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