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Nov 21
2009

The Hypnotized Handkerchief Tutorial

Posted by Maxim888 in Tutorial , CloseUp

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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
2009

Houdini Rubber Band Escape Revealed

Posted by Maxim888 in Tutorial , Street Magic , CloseUp

Maxim888

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.

Nov 14
2009

The Telephone Bullet Catch - Mentalism Tutorial

Posted by aramaic in Tutorial , Mentalism

aramaic

Call someone on the phone. Ask him to take out five of his business cards. He is to turn them blank side up and place them in a horizontal row. He is then asked to draw a sketch of a bullet on any one of the cards. Allow him to exchange the bullet card with any other card in the row. He has a completely free choice.

"We have started out by giving you a completely free selection as to which position the bullet card is in. Only you, and you alone know how far from the left side of the row the bullet card is. This is your lucky number and you are to remember it."

Nov 07
2009

Torn and Transformed Card Tutorial

Posted by abertzinx in Tutorial , Card

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EFFECT:
A card is selected and lost in the pack. The magician then claims he will cause the card to rise to the top of the deck, but he fails. When he turns over the top card, it is NOT the selection, as he said it would be. The magician gets mad, tearing up the top card into four pieces and placing them into a spectator's hand. The magician then looks through the pack for the spectator's card, finding it somewhere in the middle. Flustered, the magician then tries to redeem himself. He holds the selected card in his hands where it CHANGES VISIBLY into the card that was torn just a moment ago!

But wait...if that card is whole and in the magicians’ hand...what card is the spectator holding? The spectator open's his hand to reveal THEIR SELECTED CARD, torn into four pieces! The spectator is then asked to close their hand again over the four pieces, where they RESTORE into a whole card once again!

Nov 07
2009

The Trick That Fooled Einstein

Posted by momo in Tutorial , Street Magic , Math Magic , Card

momo

This trick was performed by magician Al Koran, who used it in an act while mathematical genius Albert Einstein was in the audience. After the show, Einstein invited Al Koran to his table and had him repeat the effect, it fooled him again! Koran then commented, "It’s not the numbers - but the words that fooled you."

Discover the secret below!

 

Oct 25
2009

Criss Angel Teaches Magic

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

presco

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:

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-qMNRUbzBU]

Oct 25
2009

Hindu Gypsy Thread Revealed

Posted by presco in Tutorial , CloseUp

presco

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.

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Dhd0BZ5ySU]

Oct 25
2009

The Indian Needle Trick

Posted by presco in Tutorial , Street Magic , CloseUp

presco

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 21
2009

Derren Brown's Magic Square Revealed

Posted by aramaic in Tutorial , Mentalism , Math Magic , General

aramaic

The Effect:
A spectator gives you a random number and you're instantly able to create a magic square of numbers in which all rows, columns, diagonals and corners total his chosen number.

The Secrets:
This looks absolutely mind blowing when performed well but is technically easy to achieve.

The diagram below shows the basic framework for the square:

Oct 21
2009

Mentalism Tutorial: Wallet, Watch & Coin

Posted by aramaic in Tutorial , Mentalism , General

aramaic

The Effect:
A male volunteer places his wallet, watch and a coin on the table. Turning your back, you invite him to place each of those objects into his front left and right and one of his back trouser pockets.

Turn around and explain that through subtle use of body language, you can determine which object was placed in which pocket. After looking him up and down for a while, you correctly name the location of each object,

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