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Nov 21

One in 52 Card Trick Tutorial

Posted by Maxim888 in Tutorial , CloseUp , Card


This is a simple trick too, but use a little care when you handle the cards. Spread a normal deck of cards face-up on the table. Ask someone to point to any card they want.

Pull their chosen card from the spread deck and drop it on the bottom card. Pick up the deck and give it a couple of cuts. Now spread the deck, face down, and your friends see there is just one card with a different color back. You lift that card out and turn it over - that's right, it is their chosen card!

Nov 21

The Hypnotized Handkerchief Tutorial

Posted by Maxim888 in Tutorial , CloseUp


Hypnotize a handkerchief to move at your command!

REQUIREMENTS: One handkerchief with a hem, one drinking straw

In order to perform this effect you will need to take a drinking straw and flatten it out. This is easier with the old fashioned paper straws, but a plastic straw will do. Be careful not to mangle the straw as you flatten it.

Next, sew the straw into the hem of a handkerchief as shown in Figure 1. Make certain the straw is secured in place so it won't slip down in the hem.

When ready to perform the trick, grasp the corner indicated with an "A" in Figure 1.

Nov 21

Houdini Rubber Band Escape Revealed

Posted by Maxim888 in Tutorial , Street Magic , CloseUp


A miniature escape that demonstrates how solid can pass through solid!

REQUIREMENTS: One medium sized rubber band.

This is sometimes also called the Hopping Rubber Band. You loop a rubber band over your first two fingers, and then it inexplicably jumps to the second two fingers.

Oct 25

Criss Angel Teaches Magic

Posted by presco in Tutorial , Street Magic , Mentalism , Magician , Illusion , Coin , CloseUp , Card


Enjoy a few tricks performed and revealed by Criss Angel itself. Tricks that he taught: card thought, aces anytime, lipstick, four aces, into the mind, levitating roll, double card prediction, linked, bill tear and restored, penny or dime, mugs up, houdini favorite trick, floating cup, floating coin, color blind, coin from roll, card thought, blow out.


Card Thought:


Oct 25

Hindu Gypsy Thread Revealed

Posted by presco in Tutorial , CloseUp


Effect: Performer takes a spool of thread, unravels about a foot of it, & then breaks it off, putting the spool down. Performer proceeds to break the thread into 6 or 7 clearly broken & different pieces, then holding one piece in one hand, the other pieces are rolled up into a ball and 'squashed' onto the piece from the other hand. When this is unravelled it is seen to be completely restored to it's original length. VERY visual, & very clean, pretty easy to do as well. Here's the routine.


Oct 25

The Indian Needle Trick

Posted by presco in Tutorial , Street Magic , CloseUp


My own original way. The same old effect but you can defy all the physicians and surgeons in the world to find anything in your mouth before and after. No secret loading and I have worked the stunt for two months now and got some good write-ups on it.

You have a little work basket sitting on the table and inside have a paper of needles, a spool of white thread and your bundle of needles already threaded and rolled up in usual manner. This bunch is rolled, of course, so the thread is all at one end and if the bundle is picked up
between thumb and finger at this end the thread is out of sight, just the packet of needles showing. This bunch is stuck into the hole in the spool with the threaded ends up. The spool sits upright in the basket. A glass of water is close by.

Oct 18

Gone Without Trace Card Tutorial

Posted by aramaic in Tutorial , CloseUp , Card


This is an amazing trick that is guaranteed to get reactions like no other. This version is designed so anyone can do it. No sleight of hand at all, just simple, pure effect. You make a selected card completely vanish from the deck and appear wherever you want it to.

This trick requires you to make up a simple gimmick using two ordinary playing cards. Tape any two cards together as shown in Photo 3.1. NOTE: The front card is cut a little short. The back card (8 of spades) is the card to be forced.

Oct 15

The Mysterious Coin Balance Revealed

Posted by james in Tutorial , Coin , CloseUp


You can balance a coin at your fingertips, but no one else can!

REQUIREMENTS: One large coin, one straight pin

Here's a great trick to demonstrate your mastery of mind over matter!

The Secret:

Have a regular straight pin concealed in one hand, between the first two fingers. With the other hand, pull a coin out of your pocket and allow it to be examined by the audience, or borrow a coin from one of them!

Oct 06

Cut & Restored String

Posted by aramaic in Tutorial , General , CloseUp


The Effect:

A string or rope is cut into two pieces, and then magically restored into one piece!


The Requirements:

  1. One piece of heavy string or thin rope.
  2. A piece of writing paper.
  3. A pair of good scissors.
Aug 25


Posted by rhmagic in Magic Shop , General , CloseUp


Practicing your sleight of hand is important for the close up worker. There are a lot of sleights and

handlings out there and you have to pick a select few that work for you.

The best way I found to practice my sleight of hand is in front of a mirror and to practice the trick

"Spookey" by Jay Sankey.

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