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docz
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I need some tips on how to casually change decks. I just got a shipment of cards, and a couple of them are gimmicked, what are good ways of switching decks during a set, without letting people know I'm using different decks?

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There are a lot of ways to switch decks, can be as simple as putting deck into coat pocket and later removing a different deck, to using servantes, black wells, there are even devices and cases for doing deck changes. Numerous methods in several of the major card books, and look in magic catalogues for cases etc.
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On 2007-03-23 23:54, photius wrote:
There are a lot of ways to switch decks, can be as simple as putting deck into coat pocket and later removing a different deck, to using servantes, black wells, there are even devices and cases for doing deck changes. Numerous methods in several of the major card books, and look in magic catalogues for cases etc.


I absolutly agree! Different methods depending on your style and set up!

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You also may be able to just add some cards to the deck you already have. For example, lets say that you need to add a stack of fifteen cards to the front of the deck. When you set up the deck use the flap to divide the pack behind the gimmicked stack. When you take out the deck leave the gimmicked stack behind. The first part of you routine might have slightly less than 52 cards and your final part in some cases could have more (only if there is no chance of the specs seeing duplicate cards.)

Then you put the cards back in the box and do a non card trick or a trick with less than the whole pack. Then when you take it out again take the gimmicked pack with it.
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There is a deck switch in the secret session of magic Café. You have to have fifty post to view and post there though.
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Bob Johnston
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By all means, look into a Deck Shell.

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docz
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Thanks Wes. I'm at 21 posts, so I'm getting there Smile

Deck Shell, I've found those on the web, but how do they work? to me they look like a regular card case... (but I guess that is what they're supposed to look like..)

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Bob Johnston
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This is not a place to discus secrets, but the shell make, what you want to do, very simple.

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Ah.. I'm sorry, I didn't mean to try to disclose secrets! I think I will pick one up, if my wife will let me Smile and see for myself.

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Switching a deck can be a simple task or a hard to master art. I always concentrate on making a distraction, such as using a flash paper in one hand while dishing out a new deck, or have one in a position somewhere where you can crab it in a split second. I have some of mine propped up on my magic box which sits on a table in my stage area, then it is easy to switch out as I just drop the one deck and pick up another. This can be done in literally one second with practice. You can also do another trick then move back to a card trick later on which by far is the easiest way, but my no means the best.
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