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The False Shuffles and Cuts Project
There is nothing more valuable in the card magician's arsenal than the ability to convince your audience you are shuffling the deck, when in actuality you aren't. If your spectator's believe the cards are being mixed, whilst all the time you retain control of their order - then you can perform true MIRACLES! Indeed, this one skill can help transform simple self working tricks into jaw dropping slabs of IMPOSSIBILITY!
There are thousands of ways to false shuffle and cut the deck, but this project is not a cold encyclopaedic list of them. These are the A1, 24 Karat GOLD techniques that host Liam Montier has sought out and road tested on your behalf. To make the grade the featured cut or shuffle had to be practical, utterly deceptive and something YOU WOULD USE!
These powerful, deceptive skills are within the technical reach of any card handler (including some that are SO easy you could do them in your sleep!), and will have you up and running in no time.
Learning just one or two of these techniques is essential, but learning more will enable you to 'mix and match' the skills to create the unquestionable impression that you really are shuffling the pack. These are practical techniques - whether you are working walk-around magic, or sitting at a coffee table with some mates, you will be fooling them all in no time!
And at the end of the project four incredible magic tricks are also taught, so you can head out and test your new skills straight away!
Basic Overhand False Shuffles
Running Cut Shuffle
Wiggle Woggle Shuffle
Mike O'Dowd's Slop Shuffle
The Lift Shuffle
The Jog Shuffle
Swing Cut Shuffle
Bottom Stock Shuffle
False Riffle Shuffles
The Push Through
The Triumph Shuffle
Charlier False Shuffle
Up The Ladder
Bobby Bernard Cut
Jay Ose Cut
Tarbell 3 Way Cut
Royal Road Cut
Frank Thompson Cut
Owen Packard's Crane Beak Cut
John Bannon's Flytrap Cut
John Bannon's Crocodile Cut
Gary Ouellet Cut
Lewis Jones Cut
David Acer's The Trinary
Paul Curry's THINK OF A CARD
John Bannon's SHOCK TREATMENT
Dai Vernon's TRIUMPH
The Elmsley Count Project
Within the art of card magic there are a small group of 'moves' that are considered ESSENTIAL. They are the corner stones of great magic. The basic utensils you need to perform astounding feats with playing cards. And the Elmsley Count is undoubtedly one of them. Master this one simple technique and you can perform some of the most classic magic tricks of all time.
Most famously used to hide the face of one or more cards as you count through a small packet, the Elmsley Count is actually much more versatile and useful than many people realize.
Here in THE ELMSLEY COUNT PROJECT comes the first dedicated DVD set to teach you how to do this classic move correctly, regardless of whether you are just starting out, or are an old hand ready to take this sleight to the next level.
This is a collection of techniques that combine to give you the most natural and deceptive 'bomb proof' Elmsley Count possible. It looks natural, works smoothly and with cards in absolutely any condition.
And once Liam has helped you get a PERFECT Elmsley Count we can move onto the enormous section on related variations.
Learn the Opec Count, the Outjogged Elmsley, the Split Elmsley, the Pinch Grip, the Vertical Elmsley, the Outjogged Elmsley, the Underground Elmsley and the Twist Grip!
And there's even MORE! Next up we teach you the Siva Count, the Jordan Count, the Spirit Count and John Bannon's Discrepancy City Display and the AWESOME Bullet Party Display.
Finally, armed with your new arsenal of Elmsley Count techniques, you are ready for disc 2, in which we present a collection of classic tricks using this wonderful move from the best card men in the world, including Alex Elmsley, Peter Kane, John Bannon, David Solomon and George McBride. These are tricks you could be doing for the rest of your magical career!
So, whether you are learning for the first time, or you are a magician looking to advance the technique you have been using, join Liam Montier and explore all the possibilities within THE ELMSLEY COUNT PROJECT.
Learning The Elmsley Count
Count Of One
Count Of Two
Count Of Three & Four
Emphasizing The Packet
Hiding More Cards
Discrepancy City Display (Bannon)
Bullet Party Display (Bannon)
The Four Card Trick - Elmsley
Twisting The Aces - Vernon
The Odd Man Out - Montier
One Too Many - McBride
Que Sera Sera - Bannon
Jacks In The Box - Solomon
Whisperstition - Montier
Jazz Aces - Kane
The Double Lift Project
The Double Turnover (most usually referred to as a double lift) is perhaps the single most essential move in all of card magic. It is the act of turning over two playing cards whilst creating the impression that you are handling just a single card.
It is invariably the first sleight magicians learn once they decide to progress from entirely self working card magic, and for many magicians it is the ONLY sleight they need to unleash all manner of magic chicanery on their spectators.
And yet it is often performed clumsily, and in the exact same manner as it was first learnt. Indeed, many magicians spend a lifetime sticking to their initial method, and fail to take advantage of the numerous variations and context specific variants that exist.
On the Double Lift Project you will find thorough, easy to understand, indepth teaching on fourteen different double lifts. With these moves in your arsenal you will be ready to perform a double lift regardless of the situation. From the top of the deck, the middle of the deck, from a packet of cards - you name it. You will also have the skills to 'get ready' for your double lift using a host of methods - thumb count (at the front or rear of the deck), a pinkie count, pushover and more. Then once you progress further into the DVD Liam will even teach you how to do triple, quadruple (or MORE) turnovers.
Make no mistake - there are a lot of techniques, tips and skills to learn and enjoy!
Regardless of whether you are just starting out in magic, or are a seasoned pro, there is something exciting to learn here. And 'The Double Lift Project' will provide utterly essential skills that will elevate your card magic to the next level.
On the second half of the DVD your host, Liam Montier, presents some of the greatest card tricks ever invented - all using just a double lift! Mindblowing routines from the likes of David Solomon, Alex Elmsley & Peter Duffie will arm you with material guaranteed to blow an audience's mind!
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